June 9, 2012 by James
On Saturday, June 30th, Coos Bay will be holding its Annual Clamboree in the Empire District, which is downtown along Newmark Avenue, in Coos Bay, Oregon. Other venues being used for this event include the Hollering Place, the Fire Hall, Ed Lund Park, and the Tribal House of the Coos. This event begins at 10:00 am and runs throughout the day and early evening.
This event is a celebration of what the sea has to offer and a celebration of Coos Bay’s history, the clams, and the culture of this region. The Clamboree takes place in many venues and includes a wide selection of live music, the annual parade, a variety of foods made with clams for taste testing, historic tours of the area, cultural information about the region, Native American crafts, a Coast Guard demonstration, children’s activity area, and much more.
This event is held in the Empire District, which formerly was a thriving town in the 1800s before it merged with Coos Bay. This was a fishing community and this festival celebrates the community’s roots. There is a Hollerin’s contest where anyone can compete for a prize, simply by having the loudest holler, which takes place at the Hollering Place in Empire. The Oregon Coast Culinary Institute will provide the food, which includes New England clam chowder, Clam Fritter, Oysters, Crab Cocktail, Shrimp Cocktail and Apple Doughnuts.
Flyer printing may have been used to advertise and promote the Clamboree. There is no admission to attend this event. For more information, or to preview the entertainment schedule, please visit the Clamboree 2012 website, or call Tom Greaves at 541-888-3020.