Be a Crab Buddy

Calling all crab lovers! The 16th annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, to be held October 6-8, 2017, is the annual celebration of the North Olympic Peninsula’s diverse bounty. Celebrate our featured crustacean, the world-famous Dungeness crab, with visitors from around the world!

Your business can participate in the major tourism event in Port Angeles by becoming a Crab Buddy. (Additional sponsorship packages are available; please contact us for more information.)

CrabFest has become one of the region’s most significant tourism events.  And, as a fall festival, the economic impact is especially important.

This is also a local event, providing free family fun during the fall season with the unique “Grab-a-Crab Derby” and other programs which make the festival a delight for families!

To show appreciation for the many members of the community who make the Festival possible, we offer the Friday Community Crab Feed!  Beginning at noon on Friday, this event provides the local community, businesses and organizations a chance to come out and enjoy the festival’s old fashioned crab feed at a reduced price.  As a Crab Buddy, your company will be a host to the Community Crab Feed on Friday.

Our Part:  As a Crab Buddy you will receive these benefits:

  • Your business will be identified as a Crab Buddy in 35,000 Festival Programs published by the Peninsula Daily News, listing your business contact information.
  • Your business name and link will be on, through June 2018
  • Your business will be referred to and recommended as a Crab Buddy.
  • You will receive a Crab Buddy certificate for display at your business.
  • Your business has an opportunity to purchase $4.00 off coupons for your staff and clients for the Saturday or Sunday Crab Feed.

Your Part:  All of these marketing benefits for only:

A $100 cash sponsorship or in-kind donation
We ask that you display our rack cards, if such promotional activities are consistent with your business.

Download the Crab Buddy registration form to become part of the fun!

The following are the 2016 materials, for reference only:

We also need Crab Hospitality Buddies to provide refreshments and other products to our more than 150 staff and volunteers during CrabFest weekend, to make their participation more comfortable and enjoyable. If you are able to help, please download the donation form below:


The following is the form from 2016, for reference only:

Charlie Comstock, Sponsorship & Marketing Manager
CrabFest Office: (360) 452-6300