Sunday, August 14, 2011

Jake the Alligator Man's 2011 Birthday Party

One of our favorite projects here at Vintage Roadside is having the honor of designing the t-shirt for Jake the Alligator Man's Birthday Party each summer.

For those of you not familiar with Jake, he's one of the star attractions at Marsh's Free Museum in Long Beach, Washington. Marsh's, open since 1935, is a true piece of roadside history and one of our must-see places. Everything from taxidermy to vintage penny arcade games as well as plenty of souvenirs to take home.

Huge thanks to Wendy and the Long Beach Merchants Association for throwing one of the best parties of the year! To encourage you to start making plans for 2012 here are 20 random photos from the celebration.

All photos copyright Vintage Roadside.

Free birthday cake at Marsh's provided by the Cottage Bakery.

Did we mention the hot rod show?

The Bride of Jake Contest in full swing.

A parade breaks out as the cake travels from the bakery to Marsh's.

DragStrip Riot - always a crowd-pleaser!

Jake enjoys an annual bachelor party.

Our mascot Stinky also enjoyed the bachelor party!

Party games for the kids!

The fearless leader of the event Wendy.

Each year William of My Dementia creates an amazing trophy to be given as "Jake's Choice" at the hot rod show.

Lobster Girl makes her case as a potential Bride of Jake.

Eerie Lee Shivers & Friends say "Welcome!"

Derek of Cherry Redd proudly accepts the 2011 Jake's Choice Award.

Jake's amazing cake from the Cottage Bakery.

2011 Bridesmaid of Jake - Katy Kosmic!

2011 Bride of Jake - Monica Midnight!

Nothing goes with a summer party like a little Elvis. The Graceland Five were simply amazing.

Mrs. Roadside with the 2011 Bride & Bridesmaid.

Hot rods & pin-ups.

Jake & Stinky hope to see you there next year!

Jeff & Kelly

5 comments:

Clytie said...

This was such a fun time. First time I went with my hubby who's been going past few years. The second pic (of the car) is his 49 Plymouth..

Unknown said...

This was such a fun day! First time I tagged along with my hubby who has been going past few years. This show is one of his favorites, music, cars and lots more!The pic of the 49 Plymouth is his pride and joy

Anne said...

I am definitely going to have to make a point to get there next year...

Anonymous said...

I'm so sad we missed the festivities. Our family had the annual reunion at the Breakers, and we are all huge Jake fans. Hope you do this again next year so we can all plan ahead.

Anonymous said...

Cannot not wait to compete again this year for Jake! I know this year i will Get his Love ! lol sooo much fun all of it,my parents and kids all had fun ! See Ya There !!!!!!!