• Grays Harbor Lodging Tax Advisory Committee seeking members

    MONTESANO, Wash. – The Grays Harbor County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications for potential new committee members.  State law requires that municipalities with a Lodging Tax Fund establish an advisory committee. State law also identifies how the Fund may be used and specific representation of individuals appointed to the committee.  The Grays Harbor LTAC is seeking applications for:

    • One membership position  to represent businesses required to collect the tax (for example:  a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, or RV Park owner/manager)
    • One membership position to represent activities authorized to be funded by the tax (example:  a festival or event planner/VIC operator/manager
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  • Grays Harbor Tourism lends support to Horns & Hooks Fishing Derby

    Anglers compete for prizes in weekend sport-fishing contest –September 20-22

    ELMA, Wash. – Now in its second year of helping children with life-threatening conditions, Grays Harbor Tourism is working with Horns & Hooks Outdoor Magazine to promote the annual fishing derby in Grays Harbor Bay.
    Families of all ages are encouraged to wet a hook, line and sinker to win cash and prizes on all three days of the sport-fishing event. Proceeds will go directly to benefit Youth Outdoors Unlimited, Inc. (Y.O.U.) a registered non-profit organization.
    “The focus will be on Y.O.U. kids on Saturday, as they are taken out fishing in the bay with volunteer guides to experience the great outdoors that Grays Harbor is famous for,” Rex Peterson of Horns & Hooks magazine said.

    “This looks to be a genuine American fishing derby that could grow to become an attraction for anglers of all ages,” said Mike Bruner of Grays Harbor Tourism. “September usually offers excellent weather, so a derby this time of year looks to be an excellent idea.”

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  • Grays Harbor Outdoor Adventure & Travel Expo Returns

    The second annual Grays Harbor Outdoor Adventure & Travel Expo will open a two-day run April 28 & 29 at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds. The Expo will feature popular TV personalities from the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” Eva Shockey of “Jim Shockey Hunting Adventures” plus Glen Hall of the popular outdoor fishing and hunting show “Hawg Quest.”

    Appearing on Saturday will be crewmembers from the Deadliest Catch cable series, in addition, female hunting guide Eva Shockey, as well as Glenn Hall, host of Hawg Quest, the sharpshooters from TV’s Best of the West, and Jack Glass, principal of Hook Up Guide Service, will return to meet with the crowd. – Rod Easton, Fair and Events Supervisor

    Expo tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for youths aged 6 -13, with children 5 and under free. Hours are: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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  • Horns and Hooks hosting 2nd annual fishing derby September 20-22

    The Northwests premier outdoor adventure magazine- Horns and Hooks in conjunction with Y.O.U. (Youth Outdoors Unlimited) will be having it’s annual fishing derby September 20th through the 22nd in Grays Harbor Bay. Tickets are available in advance at Horns and Hooks in Montesano, all Dennis Company locations, and Harbor Saw and Supply. Tickets will be available the day of the event at the Westport, Johns River, and 28th Street launch locations. Daily tickets will be sold at $10 per day and $20 for a three day pass.

    Families of all ages are encouraged to attend while volunteers and potential sponsors are encouraged to contact Horns and Hooks to contribute to the event. Horns and Hooks hosts this annual derby to promote and encourage sport fishing in Grays Harbor while benefitting children with life threatening conditions. Cash and prizes will be given away on all three days and part of the events proceeds will go directly to Youth Outdoors Unlimited.

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  • Visit Grays Harbor : June Events Calendar

    Grays Harbor Events

    Grays Harbor County is located on the Southwest corner of the Olympic Peninsula along the Pacific Ocean. In no other county can you stick your toe in the Pacific Ocean one hour, and the next hour, be in the lush rain forest. 

    There are over 50 miles of pristine beaches to walk, beach comb or just get cozy in your room or at your campsite and watch and hear the majestic waves lapping the beaches. There are many photo opportunities to create memories for your family album. 

    Unforgettable Grays Harbor is waiting to welcome you.

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  • Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Takes Off, April 29 – May 1

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – April of each year hundreds of thousands of shorebirds stop to rest and feed in the Grays Harbor estuary on their northern migration. Flying from as far south as Argentina, these Arctic-bound shorebirds are among the world’s greatest migrants.

    Some birds travel more than 15,000 miles round trip. Shorebirds feed on the open mudflats in the estuary and offer an impressive show. This concentration of birds offers visitors a great chance to view a dazzling range of shorebird species. Observing the birds fly together in dramatic formations is a rare and wonderful event.

    Another local bird and the fastest creature on earth, the Peregrine falcon, also find the shorebirds attractive. Falcons are natural their predators and use the migration as an opportunity to feed.

    Noted wildlife artist, author and scientific illustrator, Bart Roulon, will be the keynote speaker at the Friday night kickoff event at Hoquiam High School.

    For more information, contact Grays Harbor Tourism at 800-621-9625 or visit the Web site at www.visitgraysharbor.com. For a complete calendar of events, bird walks and registration, go to www.shorebirdfestival.com.

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