Old Fisherman's Wharf 175th Birthday, Photo Contest and Halloween Decor

Although an in-person Wharf Birthday party cannot be held this year, Fisherman’s Wharf Association is pleased to announce a virtual 175th Wharf Birthday Photo Contest to be held during the month of October 2020 to honor this milestone.


At a Glance




Everyone is invited to submit one photo of yourself, your family, a friend or a special memory you had on Old Fisherman’s Wharf, including on any of our boat trips. Please include a one-sentence photo caption, the year the photo was taken, your name, address, email and phone number. 


Send your photo submission to [email protected] before October 31, 2020. 


Please indicate in the email submission if the photo can be used on the Wharf’s social media with your photo credit (who took the photo and what it describes). 


The subject line of the email should state Wharf Photo Contest Entry. Anyone can enter a photo via email from all over the world if they’ve visited Old Fisherman’s Wharf within the last 175 years.


There will be a total of 3 winners and the first-place winner will receive $100 in Wharf Dollars, the second-place winner will receive $50 in Wharf Dollars and third place winner will receive $25 in Wharf Dollars to be redeemed at any Wharf merchant.


Winners will be notified by November 15, 2020.


If you're local to Monterey County and want to come to the Wharf to take a photo, take advantage of the  2-hour free parking (Mondays-Thursdays) for Monterey County locals with ID and the Locals Menus on the Wharf..






The 175th Wharf Birthday Photo Contest will be held from October 1-31, 2020


Contest Information Contact:


For more information about Old Fisherman’s Wharf, go to www.montereywharf.com or call 831.238-0777.


Overview of the History of Old Fisherman’s Wharf


It has seen bales of Chinese silks and barrels of Spanish wine,
whaling ships, Navy cutters, and fishing boats by the score;
Fisherman's Wharf, in its various incarnations,
has been the focus of Monterey's economic life for centuries.


The City of Monterey has welcomed people from many different countries who journeyed to this beautiful and fertile region, forming an intricate tapestry of cultures. Rumsien, Spanish, Mexican, British, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Scandinavian, and many others came to Monterey to live and work by and on the beautiful Monterey Bay. 


For more information about Old Fisherman’s Wharf, go to www.montereywharf.com or call 831.238-0777. A short summary of the Wharf history can be found on https://www.montereywharf.com/history.html



Wendy Brickman, MA, MBA