Hello Friends of Penn Cove Water Festival

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Food vendors must have and display an Island County Temporary Food Service Permit and send in the attached Application to PCWF for acceptance - See more information in the 2020 FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION

Arts and crafts offered at the Festival must either be hand made by Native Americans, or be hand crafted and reflect inspiration from North, Central or South American indigenous cultures.

We will NOT accept mass produced imported products. Please be sure your merchandise meets this criteria.

The Festival welcomes high quality art and craft products that reflect indigenous American cultures, but not produced by Native Americans, provided no false claims are made about their origin.

Penn Cove Water Festival


In keeping with our mission, we invite Non-Profit Organizations to bring an exhibit that gives Festival goers a chance to learn about, appreciate, and protect the environment in which we all live, as well as about their own health and safety.

There is no charge for exhibits and displays. However, we do expect them to be manned to enhance their educational value, and they must remain up until 5 p.m. Spaces are outdoors on Alexander Street. You are responsible for providing your own canopy, table and chair. There is no electricity available.

2019 Educational Exhibitors

Although the May 2021 in-person Penn Cove Water Festival has been cancelled, in its place we will have a Virtual Water Festival event during Orca Month in June, partnering with Orca Network.

(See Penn Cove Water Festival for details.)

Penn Cove Water Festival Association Board of Directors


    Nina Goddeau - President
    Vicky Reyes - Secretary
    Rose Freitas - Treasurer
    Lou Labombard - Board Member
    Michael Ferri - Board Member
    Anne Colligan - Board Member
    Benye Weber - Board Member
    Michael Champion - Board Member
    Gary Piazzon - Board Member

Penn Cove Water Festival Leads

(*Denotes Board Member)

    *Lou Labombard - Native American Cultures Advisor
    Rosie James - Samish Nation Advisor
    Kelly Hall - Samish Nation Language Specialist
    Bill Baily - Samish Nation Carver
    Leslie Eastwood - Samish Nation General Mgr/Elder
    *Nina Goddeau - Arts & Crafts Vendors
    *Michael Ferri - Art Liasion
    *Anne Colligan - Bread Committee Co-Lead
    Sheryl Sato - Bread Committee Co-Lead
    Susan Berta - Canoe Race Coordinator
    Dave Fish - Communications & Facebook
    Julie Winger - Educational Exhibitors
    Vern Olsen - Educational Program for Schools
    *Lou Labombard - Entertainment
    TBD - Entertainment MC
    Angie Contreras - Face Painting Lead for LEOS
    *Anne Colligan - Food Vendors Lead
    *Vicky Reyes - Fundraising & Thank/Tax Letters
    Kay Parsons - Graphics: Ads, Arts & Print Materials
    Kellie Black - Hospitality for Entertainers & Pullers
    Ginger Pasamante - Information Booth
    Richard Knodel - Operations/Logistics Co-Lead
    Jeff Knodel - Operations/Logistics Co-Lead
    *Benye Weber - Public Awareness
    Nora Durand - Publicity Lead
    Jim Freeman - Race Announcer
    Jim Hillaire - Race Announcer
    *Gary Piazzon - Race Committee Chair
    Brian Vick - Race Committee Boat Captain
    Pat Waters - Race Starter
    John Acton - Radio Communication
    Nora Durand - Survey & Head Count
    Nina Marie and Tish - T-Shirts Lead/Sales Booth
    Howard Garrett - Web Administrator

Help us by volunteering the day of the festival. Volunteers are needed to assist the performers, artists, racers, and children's crafts. Email members of the committee for more information. See you there!

Mail: PO Box 393
Coupeville, WA 98239

Photos courtesy of the Island County Historical Society