Event Spotlight: Hollerin’ for the 2011 Clamboree! in Coos Bay

Posted by TravelCoosBay on May 13, 2011

When the Tide is out, the table is set!


  • What: Clamboree!
  • When: Saturday, June 25, 2011 10am-6pm
  • Where: Coos Bay, Oregon. Empire District (downtown area along Newmark Avenue).  Venues include the Fire Hall, the Hollering Place, Ed Lund Park, the Tribal House of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw tribes.

Clamboree! is a celebration of the history, the clams, the culture, and the future of Coos Bay, Oregon. This event is held in the Empire District along Newmark Ave, which used to be Empire City, a thriving town back in the late 1800s before it merged with Coos Bay.

Clamboree! events will include live music, a parade, food with clam themes, historic tours and cultural information and activities. Demonstrations include Native American crafts, live Coast Guard operations, and much more!   While you are here be sure to check out:

  • The popular Hollerin’ contest where anyone can compete for prizes by having the loudest “holler” The contest will take place at the Hollering Place* in Empire.
  • The food from the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute. Menu items include: New England Clam Chowder; Local Clam Fritters (with Remoulade); Oysters on the half shell; Crab Cocktail; Shrimp Cocktail; and OCCI Signature Apple Doughnuts.
  • Live Music throughout the day from The Lab Band and many other scheduled performers

10am-11am: Robin O’Neill
12pm-1pm: Alexis Harris
1:30pm-3:30pm: Blues Gypsees
4pm – 6pm: Gran Torino
And more!

For more information contact Tom Greaves 541-888-3020 or t.greaves@charter.net

*A historical note about the Hollering Place, located at the intersection of Newmark Ave & Empire Blvd (Cape Arago Hwy). It is the located on the narrowest portion of the bay. People traveling south along the beach route would holler over to the villages for someone to paddle over and provide passage. Learn more about the history of Empire and Hollering Place in Coos Bay, Oregon.