18th Annual Smelt Fry & World Fish Migration Day Celebration
with Downeast Salmon Federation
Come join us for a day of fisheries fun! Over the years, these festivities, hosted by Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) and their partners (including MCHT) have grown from a small community potluck centered on the commercial smelt harvest to a well-known regional event serving 500+ guests.
Throughout downtown Columbia Falls, there will be activities and displays that feature the inspiring fisheries and conservation work of DSF and their partners. All of the DSF venues are within a ¼ mile radius of downtown Columbia Falls and transportation between sites is available. This is truly a family-friendly event!
The Annual Smelt Fry is a wonderful way to welcome spring. Come learn what projects are happening within the fisheries and about DSF’s regional involvement.
An original rainbow smelt painting by Karen Talbot will be displayed in Union Hall, along with booths from DSF’s area partners and artwork from DSF’s annual youth art contest. Local foods will be featured with smelts, alewives, and mackerel being smoked at the DSF smoker, venison stew served at the Heritage Fish Camp, and a seasonal fried smelt dinner and dessert made with local blueberries at the Wreaths Across America gym.
For more information, contact the Downeast Salmon Federation in Columbia Falls at (207) 483-4336.