The Brinnon ShrimpFest is a weekend festival celebrating Hood Canal Spot Shrimp and other local seafood. We feature craft booths, food booths, belt sander races, exhibits, live music, kids activities and so much more. Bring along your favorite decorated belt sander to enter the races that will be held at 11:00 am Saturday. The tides are usually low enough during this weekend for easy harvest of clams and oysters on the public beaches near the festival, (license required) and the weather is traditionally good during this holiday weekend. This is great family fun! Come join us this year. ShrimpFest is located between the Yelvik General store and the Cove RV Park & Country Store, 303375 U.S. 101, Brinnon, WA 98320. Proceeds from ShrimpFest will be donated to community projects.
The festival began in 1993 and is put on yearly by The Emerald Towns Alliance (ETA) which is a Non-profit Corporation that was formed to assist our community by repairing, constructing or by making modifications to public facilities, and providing or enhancing community services in the Brinnon and Quilcene areas of Hood Canal. Over the years, the proceeds have benefited our community through donations to the Brinnon School and the Brinnon Volunteer Ambulance & Firefighters Association, Brinnon and Quilcene Community Centers as well as many other community projects.
The dates for 2015 are May 23th and May 24th. We will begin sending out applications for craft and food vendors in December/January. The application can also be found by clicking on the "Vendor Resources" link at Emerald Towns Alliance. We would appreciate it if we could receive the applications as soon as possible, vendor selection begins March 1. The deadline for submitting your application is April 15th. If you submit your application after that date, we may still be able to fit you in but we strongly advise that vendors submit their application early. We'll confirm your booth space as soon after March 1. We reserve the right to reject vendors who would be selling duplicate products or products we feel would be unsuitable for the visitors to ShrimpFest.
7101 WA State Route 106, Union, WA 98592 | (360) 898-2200
This expansive Northwest waterfront resort features a massive stone fireplace in the great room/lobby and spectacular views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Range from guest rooms and dining areas. Relax by the saltwater waterfront pool complete with jacuzzi and sauna, or spend an afternoon in the full service spa. Waterfront marina features kayak, canoe and boat charters. Resort features indoor and outdoor dining, game room, regular events for guests, and a neighboring PGA-class golf course. Alderbrook is also a popular wedding destination.
Rates: $$ - $$$ | Suites: 77 | Cottage: 16 | Homes: 3 | Dining: onsite
6780 WA State Route 106, Union, WA 98592 | (360) 898-2163
The perfect romantic getaway! This quaint historic resort offers all inclusive hot tub cottages on the south shores of Hood Canal. Onsite amenities include restaurant and pub, wifi, cable TV, fireplaces, private hot tubs, and plenty of trails on the property's unique seven landscaped acres. Kayak use included with cottage rental for you to enjoy the beautiful hood canals seals and sunsets on this protected saltwater fjord. The resort features live music at the onsite pub every Wednesday and Saturday. Dinner is served everyday from 4pm—9pm. Breakfast is served Friday, Saturday, Sunday morning. Afterwards, enjoy a creek side campfire at your cottage while grilling your fresh shellfish harvest.
Rates: $$ | Cottages: 13 | Dining: options on site and surrounding
7362 WA State Route 106, Union, WA 98592 | (360) 898-2363
This nonprofit retreat and conference center overlooks Hood Canal. Facility rentals are provided to businesses, nonprofits, and community groups. Income from these programs helps to support the Cancer Program. Stress Reduction and other wellness sessions are available to add on to any group retreat. Programs are offered to anyone seeking wellness and renewal, such as Weekday Yoga and Labyrinth one-day retreats. With comfortable accommodations, flexible, inspiring meeting spaces, and indoor dining with delicious healthy meals, this is perfect for your group's retreat.
Rates: $$ - $$$ | Dining: onsite
Union, WA | 206-949-9090
Take a weekend to visit a comfortable, tastefully renovated waterfront beach home. The beach cabin is at water's edge and a large, private deck overlooks awesome views of the famous Hood Canal 'Great Bend'. Guests can step down from the deck to the beach and water. In the summer, there is a propane and charcoal grill. Features two bedrooms, one bath and each bedroom has a comfortable queen bed with quality linens and if needed, there is a twin sized 18' high air bed.
Rates: $$-$$$ | Sleeps: 5 | Dining: nearby
10230 WA State Route 106, Union, WA 98592 | (206) 550-5962
This unique vacation rental features a private deck overlooking Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains. Facilities include full kitchen, gas fireplace, washer/ dryer, cable TV, entertainment center including DVDs, CDs, books, and games. Outdoor features include a firepit, a shared deck, and hot tub. The shared dock has table and chairs. Please note that this is a carriage style house (2nd floor) with entrance stairs.
Rates: $$ - $$$ | Bedrooms: 2 | Dining: nearby
6871 WA State Route 106, Union, WA 98592 | (360) 490-7006
The Hanson Family hosts visitors in their three cottages and a vintage suite above their popular wine and gift shop, Cameo Boutique, located on Hood Canal. The two cottages are steps from the shores of Hood Canal and feature spectacular views of the bay and mountains from the deck. The third cottage features waterfront views of the canal. Full kitchens and bathrooms are featured in both cottages.
Rates: $ - $$ | Cottage: 3 | Dining: nearby
E. Alderbrook Ridge Dr. Union, WA
Eagles View offers the perfect setting for a romantic or family get-away. Enjoy a glass of wine in front of a blazing wood fire in the wall size, stone fireplace, while gazing at the panorama of Hood Canal and the snow covered Olympic Mountains.
Rates: $$ | Sleeps: 6 | Dining: Nearby
253 E Great Bend Drive, Union, WA 98592 | (360) 490-5545
This waterfront vacation rental is kid friendly and handicapped/wheelchair accessible. Washer/dryer access, linens provided, as well as covered parking, fireplaces, outside wood fire pit, WiFi, cable TV, DVD, video library, Wii, stereo system, private hot tub, a game room, and a full kitchen. A beer cooler available with $45.00 tap cleaning fee. Catering available upon request.
Rates: $ - $$ | Bedrooms: 7 | Dining: nearby
7550 WA State Route 106, Union, WA 98592 | (360) 898-2362
St. Andrew's Lodge welcomes groups for retreats and conferences, with accomodations for up to 38 overnight guests. This location features traditional log cabin style walls, elegant hardwood floors, a massive stone hearth, two oak staircases leading to an overhanging balcony, and two bedroom wings. Nestled in the hills, with panoramic views of the canal and Olympic Mountains, St. Andrew's facilities include linens, washer/dryer, wraparound deck, kitchen, gas fireplace, grill, cable TV, WiFi, and large conference/ meeting area with chapel. A ministry of the Diocese of Olympia, Episcopal Church of Western Washington
Rates: $$-$$$ | Dining: nearby
Union, WA | 360-271-2186
The floor plan, including 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, gives you plenty of space to gather or find a cozy place to curl up and read. Rental includes: full kitchen with appliances and living room with fireplace, master bedroom (king) with full bath, additional second bath, and laundry. Two-car garage allows for off-road parking. A deck on the water is the perfect place in any weather to relax. The other three bedrooms are on the upper level (all with a view of the Canal)--one with queen and two twin beds, one with king bed, and one with two twin beds.
Rates: $$-$$$ | Sleeps: 10 | Dining: Nearby