What: This annual event, which began in 1993, is a celebration of spot shrimp found in Hood Canal, and other local seafood. It features belt sander races, exhibits, live music, kids activities, craft booths, food booths and more.
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 27; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28.
Where: The festival takes place between the Yelvik General Store and the Cove RV Park & Country Store, 251 Hjelvicks Road, Brinnon.
What to do: Among the highlights are the belt sander races. People bring decorated sanders and race them down the tracks. The races take place at noon each day. The entertainment will include performances by the Eric Miller Band, Locust Street Taxi and Old Sidekicks.
Admission: $5 a day, free for ages 11 and younger with a paying adult. Active military and veterans get in free, but must have an ID.
Seafood bonus: Tides will be low enough to allow people to dig for clams and oysters on public beaches near the festival. Be sure to have a proper license from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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