Adam Rowcroft, 12, holds up his fish head in celebration after successfully plucking it from a water-filled bucket with his mouth during the bobbing for fish heads contest at the Sitka Seafood Festival.
Hunter Littlefield, 11, gasps for breath after pulling the first salmon head from a bucket with his mouth during the bobbing for fish heads competition Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Sitka Seafood Festival.
Gwen White, 8, lifts her scuba mask and coughs after missing her fish head during the bobbing for fish heads contest.
Keely Von Scheerschmidt, 11, smiles after learning that her fish head contained a ticket for the $100 top prize in the bobbing for fish heads contest.
Ryan Ludy carries a 15-foot-tall wooden caber Saturday, Aug. 2 during the caber toss event at the third annual Sitka Highland Games in Sitka.
From left to right, Bella Schmidt, Novah Schmidt and Sylvie Kinneen work as assistants during Jeren Schmidt's family-friendly cooking demonstration during the Sitka Seafood Festival.
Parker Sublette throws a 12-pound bag into the air with a pitchfork during practice for the sheaf toss, an event in the third annual Sitka Highland Games.
Sitka Seafood Festival fish tote race participants smile before setting off across Crescent Harbor on Aug. 2. The race has teams of two board a plastic fish tote and paddle across the harbor, then paddle back to the starting point.
Story last updated at 8/6/2014 - 10:25 pm
From a swinging seafood parade to cooking demonstrations and feats of strength at the Sitka Highland Games, the Sitka Seafood Festival has a way of drawing everyone into the action. Whether your taste runs toward fish heads or cool beer, the Capital City Weekly is proud to present this collection of photographs taken at last weekend's festival.