Dirty Dan Day Festival will celebrate Fairhaven, April 28

The 11th annual Dirty Dan Day Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, on the Fairhaven Village Green at the corner of 10th Street and Mill Avenue.

As a celebration of Fairhaven’s community founder, “Dirty” Dan Harris, the family-friendly event will feature food and games, including a cupcake eating contest, a salmon toss, music and an uphill piano race that takes place at “high noon.”

The popular feature event is the Chuckanut Chowder Cook-off, with local restaurants vying for the title each year. Tickets for chowder sampling and voting with be available for $10. The cook-off takes place from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

A beer garden will also be open from noon to 4 p.m.

The event is produced by the Old Fairhaven Association, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting and preserving the historical character of the Fairhaven District. Sponsors of the event include Avenue Bread, Bornstein Seafoods, Dirty Dan Harris Steakhouse and Vis Seafoods.

More information is online at www.fairhaven.com.

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