MusselFest
One of the Top Food Celebrations
in the
Pacific Northwest

Musselfest is a celebration of the
World Famous Penn Cove Mussels!

THERES'S A LOT TO DO,
SO COME CELEBRATE THE
BOLD, BRINY, AND BLUE!

BOLD, BRINY, AND BLUE!

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Our Mermaid is back!  And with her the news that Musselfest has a new attraction.  Sunday only there’s a special 5th ticket.  The “Heart of Coupeville” will offer seven samples from seven shops.  It’s your chance to sample the merchandise for sale at some of Coupeville’s best shops!  You can still buy the 4 tasting tickets, plus the sample ticket.

AND…

You can buy all 5 Sunday tickets online!  Visit the Musselfest Brown Paper Tickets Page.
So, skip the Saturday lines and shop Sunday now!

Go Buy Tickets now…
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Man ladeling mussels into a bowl

The Official
Penn Cove Shellfish
Festival Tent

Buy a bowl of steaming hot mussel chowder direct from the Penn Cove Shellfish and listen to great music in the official Penn Cove Shellfish tent!

This year, the tent is in a brand new location, at Coveland and Main, just north of Cooks Corner Park.

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The Waterfront
Beer Garden

The Waterfront Beer Garden is a great place to hang out in the middle of the festival, listen to live music, and of course eat mussels.

The Garden is conveniently located right behind the Coupeville Rec. Hall on Grace Street and Coveland.

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Quick Musselfest Schedule!

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. — Mussel Mingle – Coupeville Rec. Hall

10:00 a.m.  — Musselfest Headquarters opens – Coupeville Rec. Hall.  Purchase chowder tasting and boat tour tickets

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Cooking Demonstrations – Coupeville Rec. Hall.

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. — Penn Cove Shellfish Mussels, Music, Beer and Wine Garden.

10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. — $10 – Boat Tours of the Penn Cove Mussels farm.

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Chowder Tasting – Come early as the line gets long and Saturday tickets sell out by noon!
(Insider hint, there’s something extra on Sunday.)

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. — Waterfront Beer Garden – Coupeville Rec. Hall Parking Lot

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Free children’s activities at the Whidbey Island Masonic Lodge, 804 N. Main St.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Free kids fishin’ off the wharf

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – $5 – Mussel Eating Competition.


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10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Mussels in the Kettles Mountain Bike & Poker Ride

10:00 a.m.  — Musselfest Headquarters opens – Coupeville Rec. Hall.  Purchase chowder tasting and boat tour tickets

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Cooking Demonstrations – Coupeville Rec. Hall.

10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. — $10 – Boat Tours of the Penn Cove Mussels farm.

11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Chowder Tasting

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Waterfront Beer Garden – Coupeville Rec. Hall Parking Lot

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Free children’s activities at the Whidbey Island Masonic Lodge, 804 N. Main St.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Free kids fishin’ off the wharf

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – $5 – Mussel Eating Competition.


ALSO
8:30 a.m. – Cookin’ in the Kettles Mountain Bike Series

News

Recipes

  • Spicy Southwestern Style Mussels
    This is it!  The main event.  This is the recipe Penn Cove Shellfish serves on Saturdays at their tent during Musselfest!
  • Mussel Sinigang
    Penn Cove Mussels pair up with Thai Bird Chilies and Tamarind to give the meal an Asian flair! Serve it with rice!
 

Shop Coupeville

Both the historic downtown area and our south main shopping district south of SR 20 are filled with places to shop and many merchants have special offers.

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