Love all things oysters? Prove it! OysterFest 2018 featuring the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship is right around the corner—we’ll see you there.
Need a destination swimming hole? While we may enjoy basking in the sun and exploring, sometimes we just need a break. After all, we are from the Pacific Northwest. On these days, when the heat is just too much, you don’t need to remain cooped up indoors. Instead, head to these great local destinations to stay cool.
You probably don't need any urging – just enjoying one of the many parks and beaches or watching the wildlife in the water is enough for most visiting Hood Canal. But just in case you need a few ideas here's a “couple” to inspire you – Thanks to all your great ideas we’ve updated our list from 50 to 75!
Want the local scoop on what to do? Head to the local farmers market. They are a great source of local information and farmers and crafters are always ready to talk and share with folks about the best of their community. Farmers markets are Skokomish Farms’ Andrea Miller, favorite place to stop whenever she travel to a new place.
The Hardware Distillery is sending another barrel of aquavit across the fjord to commemorate a centuries old Nordic tradition of aging aquavit with the rocking of a sea journey. Join the Distillery and Hood Canal Events to celebrate the crossing with a regatta and paddle race; live music, food, kids' activities and an "Aquavit Garden" (also serving beer).
Ahh... road trips –there’s nothing that holds more appeal than the classic road trip – discovering new places, trying new things. Getting away from it all is as easy as heading to the South Sound via the Tacoma Narrows Bridge or by catching the Bremerton ferry for the 22 minute drive to Belfair, WA at the head of Hood Canal.
Events range from guided walks and workshops on tree and edible plant identification to wildlife visitors, including an owl, a Virginia opossum, a Peregrine falcon and a turkey vulture. The public is invited to attend, whether staying overnight, visiting Potlach for the day or coming solely for the programs.
The fair celebrates Matlock’s heritage in the timber industry with early day machines and motors as well as blacksmithing and an entire gym filled with antique booths. In addition attendees enjoy kids’ activities, hand-crafted items, historical events, agricultural events, food, community raffle, prizes and live music.