Come celebrate shellfish in Belfair May 31

May 23, 2014 

People who visit ShellFest 2014 will have the opportunity to take part in bivalve-themed crafts and activities, as these youngsters did at last year’s event, as well as the opportunity to sample food and sing songs.

ShellFest 2014 is coming to Belfair State Park on May 31.

The day will include exhibits, food, activities and education about restoring and protecting shellfish beds in Puget Sound. The event is part of the statewide Shellfish Initiative.

Activities will include guided low-tide walks, shellfish displays and hands-on activities for children. There will be presentations by Skokomish Tribe members of cedar bark pounding; short-rope weaving demonstrations; and songs, drumming and storytelling by Delbert Miller.

Taylor Shellfish will provide lunch from noon-2 p.m., featuring food chef Xinh Dwelley of Xinh’s Clam and Oyster House in Shelton. Lunch will consist of sauteed clams and mussels and geoduck chowder. Lunch is free with a suggested donation of $5 per person or $15 per family to benefit the Washington State Parks Foundation.

The event will run 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Mason County park is at 3151 NE State Route 300, Belfair. A Discover Pass is required in the park on event day.

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