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Fjordin Crossin and Paddle the Canal Event

Sponsored by The Hardware Distillery and Hood Canal Events

FREE Event - additional events (cruise/paddle) require fees and reservations.

Head to Hoodsport to recreate a local version of a Scandinavian tradition at the 2nd Annual Fjordin Crossin — crossing of Hood Canal with a barrel of aquavit accompanied by a flotilla of paddlers with Hood Canal Events



Enjoy Hood Canal farm to table delicacies prepared by local restaurants and businesses – including Hama Hama Oyster Co.The Union County StoreHoodsport Coffee, and Union City Market; take time to enjoy a beverage in the waterfront Aquavit & Beer Garden (supporting Harmony Hill Retreat)  all during the excitement of the annual aquavit crossing and Canal Race!

2nd Annual Paddle the Canal Race
Non-motorized watercraft are invited to follow the Crossin and join the race.  Hosted by Hood Canal Events,  the race departs from the beach at the Hoodsport Dock,  the 3-mile course across Hood Canal includes prizes and safety boats! Register at

The Hardware Distillery will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM, and will serve samples of their aquavit all day. The Hardware Distillery is a very short walk from the Dock.

Cruise to the Crossin from Alderbrook Resort | $35
If you would prefer to enjoy the race from the comfort of a 53′ double deck motor vessel, consider this 2 hour cruise option. The Lady Alderbrook will depart Union and sailing toward the Hoodsport Dock to view the event. Reservations are available now.

More event details here.