Astoria Commercial Fishermen’s Festival, September 17 – 18, 2011

Come and Celebrate Astoria’s Bicentennial at the Astoria Commercial Fishermen’s Festival at Tongue Point, in Astoria, Oregon this weekend.

Come cheer your favorite fisherman at the Viking Safety Equipment Survival Suit Races and watch the Snagagim Axasniikangin “Dream Dancers” perform.

Bring your family and take part in the family Dover Sole Relay Race or the Pacific Seafoods Oyster Spitting Contest. Watch the Captain Phil Harris Highliner Competition, where the highliner of the year will take home a $1,000 cash prize, trophy and industry prizes.

Or, enter the Crab Line Coiling Competition, get an autograph from the Deadliest Catch stars and watch the Crab Pot Stacking Contest, first annual Fisher Girls Competition and the Alaska Airlines AxMen vs. Fishermen Tug-o-War Challenge.

The festival starts at 10 am on Saturday, and runs through the weekend. Get more information at