Allyn Days is this weekend

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All weekend – July 17, 18 and 19 in Allyn is the annual celebration known as Allyn Days.

The festivities begin at 5:30 Friday, July 17 with Allyn’s Got Talent. Voice, Instrumental, Dance, Stand-Up and Groups of five or less are encouraged to show off their talents. This year there will be two age groups: 12 and under and 13 to 21 years old. Three judges will determine who will be invited back to the finals. Winners for children 12 and under will be announced at 12:15 pm on Saturday and the winners for the 13-21 years old will be announced on Sunday at 12:15 pm.

Saturday, July 18th from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm is the Allyn Days Salmon Fest.  From 7-11am, the Central District Fire Fighters/EMS and N. Mason Lions will be serving up a delicious breakfast to start your day. Proceeds benefit both organizations. Then, just $15 serves up a delicious meal of alder-smoked salmon, beans, corn on-the-cob, frybread and all the fixings! It’s grilled over the park’s giant pit barbecue the old-fashioned way by volunteers who have perfected their technique over three decades. Or try our new tradition, the Allyn Community Association will be selling hamburgers,hot dogs, walking tacos and even ice cream this year at the ACA Food Court. Run completely by volunteers, your purchases will help support the ACA.  And remember, locally crafted beers and wine with a great view of the stage will be available all three days. Relax and enjoy the music!

And finally, to wrap up the weekend, Sunday, July 18th from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm is the Allyn Geoduck Festival.  Sponsored by Taylor Shellfish, The Boat House, Seattle’s seafood restaurant RN74 and Shelton’s Xinh’s Clam and Oyster House, you know the eating will be good.  Shuck these Taylor Shellfish oysters as fast as you can, and you get to keep the oysters AND the shucking knife! Prizes go to the fastest shuckers!  Kids and adults alike will enjoy a“touch tank”with live geoducks, clams and other bivalves. Learn about these creatures that can live for more than a hundred years. And returning again this year by popular demand, the Dragon Boats are back.  Beautiful Case Inlet will be splashing with excitement with 40-foot boats racing over 200 yards to the finish line. Each boat is powered by up to 20 paddlers, 1 drummer in the front, and a helms person at the back end.  And of course, the Geoduck Festival wouldn’t be complete without Danny Vernon’s “Illusion of Elvis” Sunday at 5:45pm.  He is considered one of the top young Elvis Presley impersonators in the nation known for his high energy shows connecting his audience with three decades of Elvis Presley’s career.

Allyn Days is one of the best festivals you will ever attend in the Hood Canal Community.  It’s fun for the whole family, great food and benefits a terrific cause – the Allyn Community Association.  Come early – stay late.  If it’s summer – it’s time for Allyn Days.