Cod Fish Dinner Auction returns to Sons of Norway

POULSBO — Cod be warned: The Poulsbo Historical Society’s annual Codfish Dinner Auction will return to Poulsbo’s Sons of Norway from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.

The heaps of fish will be supplied by Blue North Fisheries. Mayor Becky Erickson said if past codfish dinners were any indication, visitors should expect a fine feast.

“The Sons of Norway really knows how to cook fish. They do a great job,” Erickson said.

In fact, the event is so popular this year that it might even cause some cod a-fish-ianados to resort to scalping tickets at the door.

Poulsbo Historical Society Board President Tom Henderson said it was unlikely that any of the few remaining tickets would be available come Thursday. As of Monday, March 19, only about 20 tickets remained of the 220 total available seats.

The codfish dinner, Henderson said, will also serve as the kickoff for the Poulsbo Maritime Museum’s Home Port Campaign. The capital campaign seeks to secure their downtown location in perpetuity by purchasing an adjacent lot and building onto their existing location.

“We have the option to continue leasing it and renting it just like we’ve been doing, or we have the option to purchase it,” he explained. “We’re trying to put together the funding to get started on that purchase process because we want to own it and be there forever on Front Street.”

Also included in the campaign is a project that will build a replica of the Hyak’s wheelhouse along front street. The Hyak was a steamer that shuttled passengers from Liberty Bay and Bainbridge Island to Seattle from 1909 to 1937 as part of the Puget Sound’s mosquito fleet.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Poulsbo Historical Society, which operates the Heritage Hall, Maritime Museum and Martinson Cabin. Additionally, some of the proceeds will also go to benefit the Sons of Norway.

–Nick Twietmeyer is a reporter for the North Kitsap Herald. Nick can be reached at