Crab Festival 2014 —
The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is the annual celebration of the region’s diverse bounty – the seafood, the maritime and cultural traditions and the breathtaking coastal environment. The festival’s featured crustacean, the Dungeness Crab, was named after the village of Dungeness (near Port Angeles), Washington . The Festival is located at the Port Angeles City Pier and the Red Lion Hotel overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with Victoria , B.C. just a ferry ride away.
Thanks to all our visitors, both local and our special friends from Canada for making the 12th annual Crab Festival the best ever! Save the dates for next year October 10, 11, 12, 2014.
The 2014 Vendor/Merchant application is available. Deadline is May 10th 2014. 2014 Vendor PackageFor Information about the Crab Festival:
For general information contact the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce at 360-452-2363 ext 0. For festival business contact Olympic Peninsula Celebrations at 360-452-6300
Sunday Special wristband discount Buy a wristband at any of our participating locations by Friday Oct 11th at 5pm and receive a 10% discount on everything in the “Big Tent” on Sunday Oct 13th from 11am to 5pm AND take home a whole cooked, cleaned, chilled crab.! The discount includes all food, beer & wine, and merchandise in the big tent. All for $20.00. Purchase the wristbands at Bella Italia, The Cedars at Dungeness, Jim’s Pharmacy, Port Angeles Crab House, Sabai Thai, Sergio’s Hacienda, Swains General Store, Toga’s Soup House, Kokopelli Grill, Port Book and News.
Registration is still open for the 5K run on Saturday.
Registration includes a t-shirt, crab derby coupon and a $5.00 off a crab dinner coupon more info
Crab Dinner Market Price set!
The market price for this year’s crab dinner will be $29.00. 1/2 Crab dinners will be $15.00
The Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association
OPRA will give a demonstration of competitive rowing. The exhibition will take place off of the city pier at 11 to 11:30 am. Two person and four person racing boats will be exhibited. If you are interested in learning more about this sport please stop by the OPRA booth at the Crab Fest. more info
Attention Chowder lovers!!
The application and fact sheet are ready for the Captain Joseph House Chowder Cook-off! Professional or amateur – come strut your chowder “stuff” for a good cause. more info
Visiting from Vancouver Island?
Day-trip and overnight packages are available on the Ferry Coho. The ferry docks right next to the Festival site!
Are you feeling CRABBY?
Would you like to volunteer for the Crab Festival?Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or download an application here: Volunteer app 2013 As a volunteer you will receive a fashionable crab staff t shirt and a $5.00 coupon off a crab dinner, or if you work two shifts a certificate for a 1/2 crab dinner!
Graham Kerr, the “Galloping Gourmet Returns!
Graham Kerr, the “Galloping Gourmet” returns to Crabfest on Saturday and Sunday October 12 and 13. On Saturday Graham will participate in the welcome and blessing at 10:30am at the Gateway Center Cooking Stage. At 2:30pm Graham will prepare his own special crab cakes, deliver a talk about food and life, and will be available for book-signing (books can be purchased or you can bring your favorites to be autographed. Then on Sunday from 1pm-3pm Graham will be the judge for the brand new Captain Joseph House Chowder Cook-off. Taylor Shellfish to offer Oyster Bar
Taylor Shellfish, the largest producer of shellfish in the country and based in Shelton has joined Crabfest as a major sponsor and will offer a raw oyster bar in the Crab Central Pavilion. Enjoy our fantastic oysters with Northwest micro-brews and wine from the Olympic Peninsula wineries.