March 7 & 8, 2020
when we do Musselfest Again!
The 2019 Winners!
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 is a celebration
of the World Famous Penn Cove Mussels!
THERES'S A LOT TO DO,
SO COME CELEBRATE THE
BOLD, BRINY, AND BLUE!
We're busy cooking up Musselfest 2020 with more reasons to come out to Whidbey Island! We'll have guest chefs, great tastings and lots of fun for the food enthusiast!
Penn Cove Shellfish
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!
The tent is at Coveland and Main, just north of Cooks Corner Park.
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.
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. — $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!
(Insider hint, there’s something extra on Sunday.)
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. – 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
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.