News

July 8, 2021

New Emerald Towns Alliance Board Members elected

New board members were voted in at the July 8 2021 meeting of Emerald Towns Alliance. New board members are:

  • Belinda Graham - President

  • Penny Coyner - Vice President

  • Pamela Barnet - Secretary

  • Carole Danielson - Treasurer

  • Ruth Dunham will continue as Registrar

Congratulations! We look forward to another fine group of volunteers who are dedicated to helping the communities of Brinnon and Quilcene.


April 14, 2021

ShrimpFest 2021 has been canceled

Due to Covid challenges and unforeseen circumstances, 2021 ShrimpFest is canceled. The sale of shrimp is our primary fundraiser. At the time we were given notice of the delivery of shrimp, we learned the storage freezer was not operational. We were unable to identify enough commercial freezer space.

As a community we are disappointed that we had to cancel the festival. We thank the volunteers, businesses, and schools for their support.

We look forward to ShrimpFest 2022!


Previous News: March 28, 2021

Press Release - ShrimpFest 2021

Emerald Towns Alliance (ETA) is pleased to announce Shrimpfest is in a new location on May 29 & 30, 2021. Community members of Brinnon have submitted for approval from the county to hold the event after filing the necessary paperwork describing how it will comply with Phase 3 Safe Start guidelines for our type of venue. Under current guidelines, Shrimpfest will not be able to provide live entertainment, or the popular kid zone, but will have Craft and Food vendors, and Hood Canal shrimp for sale. This year will also incorporate a Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club plant sale and raffle, just in time for planting season.

The location will be at the Brinnon Community Center located at 306144 US-101, Brinnon, WA 98320. Last year our area saw record numbers of people looking for outdoor recreation closer to home where they could gather with family while practicing social distancing. There are extreme low tides for beachcombing and shellfishing this May 29th weekend. Local parks, beaches and campgrounds should be full and are within walking distance to the community center.

Proceeds generated by shrimp sales and plant sales will continue to go back into the community supporting non-profits. Past recipients through the years include the Food Bank, Parents Teachers Association, college scholarships for local high school students, Brinnon School programs, Boy & Girls Scouts, Center Valley Animal Rescue, and the Brinnon and Quilcene Community Centers.

Vendors and Volunteers are being recruited now. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact shrimpfest@hotmail.com. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact volunteer@emeraldtownsalliance.org. Information is available at BrinnonShrimpfest.org.