The 2019 Winners!

The Winning Chowder!

  • 1st Place: Christopher's on Whidbey - awesome job Andreas and Team for bringing it home again!

  • 2nd Place: The Cove Cafe - we so appreciate you opening up for this event, Michele!

  • 3rd Place: Captain Whidbey - fantastic job by Chef Eric and the new team at the Captain for saying YES and renting a kitchen to get it done!

Musselfest 2021 is currently on hold.

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


As we are planning the 2021 Musselfest, we are staying in touch with local health and emergency services officials about how to execute an awesome and safe event!

Man ladeling mussels into a bowl

The Official
Penn Cove Shellfish
Festival Tent

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

The tent is 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!

9:45 a.m.  - 10:30 a.m. -- Shifty Sailors sing at the 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. - 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. -- $15 - Boat Tours of the Penn Cove Mussels farm.

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. -- Chowder Tasting - Come early as the line gets long and Saturday tickets sell out by noon!

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 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. - Shifty Sailors sing at the Masonic Lodge.

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.

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




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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