This year’s Ballard SeafoodFest will have a new attraction for the youngsters: The KidsZone. Beth Williamson Miller, Executive Director Ballard Chamber of Commerce, tells us that the KidsZone will have a number of carnival-like games including a rock wall, a Velcro wall, spinner art, a troll toss, a clown striker, a ring toss and popcorn. Tickets will be $1, although some of the activities will require more than one ticket.
The Center for Wooden Boats will also be on hand with a booth for kids to build their own wooden boat. This activity is free, although donations to the Center will be accepted.
The crowd at the 2009 SeafoodFest.
With the addition of the new kiddo activities, SeafoodFest organizers need more volunteers than in the past. “Every year, we need somewhere around 150 volunteers to keep the event running smoothly. In 2010, with the addition of a new KidsZone, we need to recruit an additional 100 helpers,” Williamson Miller says. Volunteers are needed to set-up and tear-down, sell raffle tickets, “green team” members for recycling and trash, ice wranglers, music stage volunteers, wine garden servers and volunteering with kids in the KidsZone. New “Team Shifts” for the Information Booth and Salmon BBQ are also available because of the expanded hours on Saturday evening.
If you are interested in volunteering, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to fill out the volunteer questionnaire. This year’s SeafoodFest is changing weekends. It will now be held the weekend of July 10th and 11th.