It’s hard to believe, but the month of June is quickly coming to a close. You know what that means? Clamboree!
Visitors and locals alike are encouraged to come down to Ed Lund Park on Saturday, June 27th for the 2015 Clamboree & Glass Art Festival.
This annual celebration of our history and culture takes place from 10 a. m. -6 p. m. and is chock full of festive activities like glass blowing demonstrations, live music on two stages, kid’s events, the annual Hollering Contest, tours, a classic car show, and much more! So bring the family, warm up your vocal chords and come hungry!
The Boat Coos Bay Building Center located on the waterfront in Empire is having an open house and garage sale as part of the Clamboree Festivities. The Coos Bay Boat Building Center is one of the original groups that helped start the Clamboree.
Here are 14 other things you need to know about Clamboree! & Glass Art Festival:
- 2015 marks the 7th year the festival has taken place. It will also mark the first year we have included Glass Art into this festival. Also new: 7 Devils Brewing Co. is hosting a beer garden!
- There is always an exclamation symbol at the end of “Clamboree!” because we love it so much.
- The Clamboree! & Glass Art Festival is always the last weekend of June and always takes place in the Empire district of Coos Bay.
- The epicenter of the festival is The Hollering Place, located at the intersection of Newmark Avenue and Empire Boulevard.
- One of the main attractions of the Clamboree! & Glass Art Festival is the wildly popular annual Hollering Contest beginning at at 3 p.m.
- The Hollering Place got its name because people traveling north or south along the North Spit (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.
7. The “Hollering Contest” celebrates the tradition of this old method of communication. Anyone can compete for prizes by having the loudest “holler”.
- The Clamboree! & Glass Art Fest is family friendly and features a number of educational demonstrations and activities.
- The public is invited to take tours of the Coos Bay Boat Building Center and shuttles to the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians Tribal Hall, Laquawiiyat’as Gallery and plankhouse.
- The Empire District used to be Empire City, a thriving town back in the late 1800s and the Coos County seat.
- After the festival, the Dolphin Playhouse will present stories of old Empire and Coos County at the Hollering Place Radio Hour at 7 p.m. so get your tickets!
- Festival goers always enjoy the food from vendors like the talented aspiring chefs from the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (try the Clam Hoagies)!
Directions to Empire Docks:
From Hwy 101 – go 2.9 miles west on Newmark Avenue then turn left onto
Arago Hwy. Take your first right onto Michigan Ave and continue to docks.
_Learn more about the history of Empire and Hollering Place in Coos Bay, Oregon. _