Watch the skies on Saturday!

It’s time for Seagull Calling Contest and Wings Cook-Off

PORT ORCHARD — Saturday might be a good time to don a sturdy hat while walking about downtown. It’s a time-proven technique to avoid those pesky dive-bombing seagulls who have a need to lighten their, um, load while preparing to snack on food left by visitors.

That’s because it’s time for the Seagull Calling Festival along the Port Orchard waterfront, where contestants take part in replicating a shrill, gull-like shriek to entice those familiar airborne winged creatures to come a-callin’ for a taste treat.

The traditional event is sponsored by the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce and judged by a distinguished group of community leaders and elected officials, draped in judicial robes and topped by powdered white wigs.

The Seagull Calling Contest kicks off at noon Saturday, followed by the sale of roasted wings, prepared and cooked by contestants — professionals and amateurs — that morning. Their culinary work will be available for purchase beginning at 1 p.m.

Prior to that festival action will be the Seagull Splat 5K Run at 9 a.m. and the Seagull Splat Kids Run at 11 a.m. Runners, who will travel along Bay Street and Beach Drive, can register for the races beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The Wolf Pack Invitational Regatta also launches on Sinclair Inlet beginning at 2 p.m.

More in News

Woman wanted on felony warrant arrested outside of Wenatchee

KCSO: Sarah Kay Ledbetter was found lying in the roadway screaming

Body of missing person recovered from Wildcat Lake

The body of Steven Walter Von Marenholtz, 47, was located by divers Tuesday afternoon

NKHS graduation: themes of luck, support and criticism fill grad speeches

Most high school graduations follow a similar ceremonial formula, with the stand… Continue reading

Residents sought for county advisory boards

Get involved in local government without running for office

In custody: sexual assault suspect voluntarily surrenders himself to officers

Anthony Marsalis Moffett, 29, was booked into jail on a warrant charge of rape in the second degree

Property values mailed to county owners this week

Assessments will be used to calculate property taxes

Chamber recognizes outstanding SKSD staffers

Kim Miklas and Stephanie Kime win staff awards

Driver pronounced dead after single-vehicle crash last week in Tracyton area

KSCO: vehicle crashed through a guardrail and continued down into a 20-foot ravine

Most Read