Saturday May 28th, 2017
- Wing Prep: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
- Judging: 11:00 am
- Community Wing Sales: 12:00 am
- Calling Contest begins at 1:00 pm
The Port Orchard Chamber’s Annual Seagull Calling Festival will be celebrating 2 years hosting the World’s Biggest, Best (and maybe only) Seagull Calling Festival on Saturday, May 27th at the Port Orchard Waterfront Marina Park as part of the Kitsap Harbor Festival weekend (May 27-28th). Festivities for the weekend include the highly anticipated “Seagull” Wings Cook-off, where hundreds of “Seagull” wings are served up by both amateur and commercial contestants hoping to win bragging rights for their wing recipes.
Last year, Everybody’s American Cookhouse, once again won grand prize and The Dock, Bar and Eatery took second place as well as the Peoples Choice Award. . The Port Orchard Lighthouse won the Third Place award.
Can your restaurant knock one of them off its throne? Don’t own a restaurant, but have an amazing family wing recipe? Come and compete as an amateur. Last year we had first year amateur Clancy Donlin take home the Amateur Award!
Register in advance, set up a booth, and sell your wings to the hundreds of people attending the Seagull Calling Contest and Kitsap Harbor Festival.
The fun doesn’t end there! The Annual Seagull Calling Contest will take place with contestants young and old, as individuals or in groups, some in costumes give their best Seagull call. Each contestant takes turns on the beach ‘calling the seagulls’ to win awards, They mimic the seagull’s call and beckoning the birds to shore with tortillas, French fries, or bread.
The panel of celebrity judges (who by the way accept bribes) judge the calling ability of the contestants and award the prizes.
Registration for the Seagull Calling Contest is open from 1-2pm, and is
The contest itself takes place on the beach from 1-2pm, and awards are handed out at 2:30pm. Awards are given for the Best Seagull Call, Most Seagulls Landed, Best Costume, and other awards as the judges see fit! There is no cost to participate in the Calling Contest.
Previous Seagull Calling Contest winners are encouraged to join us at the event!
2015 Seagull Wings Cook Off Winners
The 27th Annual Seagull Calling Festival wrapped up during Memorial Day weekend and it included the Seagull Wing Cook off. Seven Restaurants competed for the ultimate bragging rights on the the best Wings in the County! Competition was fierce with 12 different wing recipes going head to head. Some were spicy and some were sweet. A panel of 7 judges sampled all 12 recipes and selected the top 3 for special recognition.
Top honors went to Everybody’s American Cookhouse in Port Orchard for their Fireball Wings. Second place went to the Red Dog Saloon for their Carolina White Wings and Famous Daves took 3rd place for their Pineapple Wings. The People’s Choice award with to the Port Orchard Lighthouse for their Signature Sassy BBQ Wings. The Wing Masters won top Amateur honors with their ‘Screamin’ Mean Hot Wings’
The Seagull Calling Festival and Wings Cook-off is held each year and was sponsored this year by Kitsap Bank. Thank you to Kitsap Bank, the participants and the entire community for coming down and enjoying the festivities.