17th Annual CrabFest – Port Angeles, WA – October 5-7, 2018

2018-05-20T14:54:16-05:00May 20th, 2018|What's Happening|0 Comments
Make plans now to attend the 17th Annual Festival to be held October 5 – 7, 2018!

Order 2018 Crab Dinners with special bonus offerings:

2018 Full Crab Dinner

Join the fun at CrabFest, one of the most acclaimed food festivals in the country!

The festival celebrates not only the aquaculture, agriculture and maritime traditions of the breathtaking Olympic Peninsula, but brings food, art, music, Native American activities, and children’s events into one spectacular 3-day event for everyone!  Located on the gorgeous Port Angeles waterfront next to Olympic National Park and a short ferry ride from sparkling Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the event celebrates the world-famous Dungeness Crab, named after the nearby village of Dungeness, and the bounty of the sea.  Featuring 14 restaurants, cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs, Chowder Cook-Off, the Grab-A-Crab Derby, local wine and beer, craft and merchant vendors, live music, and many more events. Rain or shine, this is the “party” of the season and, admission, as always, is FREE!

Rest assured – we have PLENTY of fresh Dungeness Crab!  So whether you buy your ticket at the Crab Central Tent walk-up counter or you order online – you’re in for some classic “Yum!”

We also have Crab To Go! You can take home a fresh, cooked, cleaned crab, wrapped to go. Add a “to go” kit with a crab cracker, bib, and wipes, and you have everything you need. Canadians, YES! you can take home your cooked crab!

CrabFest has been named one of the Top 100 Events by the American Bus Association and has been recognized by Coastal Living Magazine, GQ Magazine, Saveur, and others as one of the top seafood festivals in North America. CrabFest was even a question on Jeopardy!!

Make plans now to attend the 2018 Festival, to be held October 5 – 7, 2018!

The Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival makes donations each year to a variety of community organizations. Our donation programs include nonprofit groups who volunteer for the Festival, gift baskets to support local fundraising events, and direct cash donations.

Some of the groups we have supported include:  Feiro Marine Life Center, North Olympic Land Trust, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Peninsula College Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Peninsula College Soccer, Sequim Irrigation Festival, North Olympic Skills Center, Puget Sound Anglers, Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club, Washington Hospitality Association, First Step Family Support Center, Leo Bourget/Don DeFrang Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting the Port Angeles Food Bank, Captain Joseph House Foundation, Sequim Lions Club, Port Angeles Food Bank, WALA Washington Assoc. for Learning Alternatives, Center Valley Animal Rescue, and the Port Angeles Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC).

If you are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and would like to request a donation of a souvenir gift basket, including Crab Dinner Tickets, for your special event fundraiser, please e-mail us at operations@crabfestival.org and provide a brief description of your organization and your event as well as your contact information. Please allow at least 3 weeks advance notice.

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    Fresh, Hot Seafood in Crab Central Pavilion!

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    We have great and creative vendors, sponsors, and non profit organizations to vist.

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    Programs for everyone! The Lower Elwha dancers & drummers perform.

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    So Much More — Extend Your Stay!

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    Join the fun on the City Pier for the “Catch-a-Crab Derby”!

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    Graham Kerr “The Galloping Gourmet” wows the crowd at the chef’s demonstrations!

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    We’re still cooking crab, but now the party is bigger and better!

Author: CrabFestival.Org