Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: May 23rd and 24th

 

Celebrate 22 years of the Hood Canal ShrimpFest, Brinnon, WA, May 23rd & 24th

 

Brinnon’s Hood Canal ShrimpFest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community festival located on the Hood Canal in Brinnon, WA. This community event is a celebration of Hood Canal Spot Shrimp and other local seafood. Proceeds from ShrimpFest 2015 will be donated to community projects. 

 

Bring along your favorite decorated belt sander to try your luck at beating the competition.

 

Brinnon, Washington, May 7, 2015 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - The Emerald Towns Alliance will present the Hood Canal Shrimpfest 2015. Shrimpfest, now in its 22nd year will be held in Brinnon, WA over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd & 24th. The event will take place at Yelvik General Store Field, 303375 Hwy 101, Brinnon (3 miles north of downtown Brinnon, between Yelvik General Store and Cove RV Park & Country Store).
 
The Official Shrimpfest booth will again be selling packages of the near impossible to obtain Hood Canal Spot Shrimp. Supplies are limited, it’s suggested you get there early.  The Hood Canal’s extremely short (16 hour) sport shrimping season makes this a highly sought after commodity.
 
The popular Belt Sander races will return this year and will be held at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM Sunday (only).  Bring along your favorite decorated belt sander to try your luck at beating the competition. (Racers: The track meets IBDA track specifications).
 
A full schedule of live music entertainment includes performances by Greg Parke, Eric Miller, The Old Sidekicks, Soul Siren and Locust Street Taxi (full schedule of events may be found on the Shrimpfest website:
www.brinnonshrimpfest.org).
 
Saturday, May 23 (10 AM – 6 PM)
 
10:00 – 11:30: Eric Miller
11:30 –  2:30: Locust Street Taxi
 2:30 –  4:30: Soul Siren
 4:30 -  6:00: Old Sidekicks
 
Sunday, May 24 (10 AM – 5 PM)
 
10:00 – 11:00:  Greg Parke
11:00 – 12:00:  Belt Sander Races
12:00 –  2:00:  Eric Miller
 2:00 –  3:00:  Old Sidekicks
 3:00 –  4:00:  Belt Sander Races
 4:00 –  5:00:  Old Sidekicks
 
The festival also features a wide array of arts and craft booths; delicious food, beer garden, carnival games for the kids, great fun and Shrimp. 
 
The afternoon tides will be sufficiently low during this weekend for easy harvest of clams and oysters on the local public beaches near the festival (license required). The weather is traditionally good during this holiday weekend.
  
Shuttles are available from Dosewallips State Park & Pleasant Harbor Marina.
 
Hours: Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5; Free Parking
Gate Fee: $4/day or $6 for two-day pass. 
Active Military and Veterans Free (with ID)
Kids under 12 Free (with paying adult)
 
Brinnon’s Hood Canal ShrimpFest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community festival located on the Hood Canal in Brinnon, WA. This community event is a celebration of Hood Canal Spot Shrimp and other local seafood. Proceeds from ShrimpFest 2015 will be donated to community projects. 
 
Website:
www.brinnonshrimpfest.org
Email:
shrimpfest@hotmail.com
Phone inquiries: 360-796-4456
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BrinnonShrimpfest
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/shrimpfest_wa

 

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 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Phil Thenstedt

Email: shrimpfest@hotmail.com

Phone: 360-796-4456

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

Emerald Towns Alliance

Brinnon, Washington

Web: www.brinnonshrimpfest.org

 

 

 

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