This year’s Sawtooth Salmon Festival in Stanley celebrating Idaho’s endangered salmon populations features a variety of activities including congressman, sockeye salmon bus tours, food and drinks, music and presentations.
The 22nd annual festival takes place from 10:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday August 28 at the Stanley Museum on State Highway 75. The festival is organized by the Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association, Idaho Rivers United, and sponsored by the Stanley House of Sawtooth and Sockeye Brewing trade.
“Together, our organizations seek to educate the public about Idaho’s iconic endangered and threatened salmon populations, connect those who care about these important fish, and celebrate recovery and conservation efforts. “the organizations said in a press release.
Events include a tour of the Pettit Lake Weir with the Shoshone-Bannock tribe by the lake, a sockeye tour (a bus is provided), a noon talk by Congressman Mike Simpson on salmon recovery and its Columbia Basin initiative, a conference on sockeye salmon retrieval with Kurt Tardy, the Sockeye Program Manager for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and afternoon music by Muzzie Braun.
The food includes burgers, kids, beer, and wine.