One of the Top Food Celebrations
in the
Pacific Northwest

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



We're busy cooking up Musselfest 2019 with more reasons to come out to Whidbey Island!  We'll have guest chefs, great tastings and lots of fun for the food enthusiast!

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!

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. – 4:00 p.m. — Front Street Festivities – throughout Front and Alexander Streets

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

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Saratoga Sirens enchanting a capella ensemble

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

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



  • 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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