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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Man ladeling mussels into a bowl

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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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 south of Cooks Corner Park.


Quick Musselfest Schedule!

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

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. – 5:00 p.m. — Waterfront Beer Garden

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Free children’s activities at the Whidbey Island Masonic Lodge, 804 N. Main St.

Noon – 2:00 p.m. – Free children’s fishing off the pier.

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


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

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. – 4:00 p.m. — Waterfront Beer Garden

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Free children’s activities at the Whidbey Island Masonic Lodge, 804 N. Main St.

Noon – 2:00 p.m. – Free children’s fishing off the pier.

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


ALSO
8:30 a.m. – Cookin’ in the Kettles Mountain Bike Series
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"Just keep Sunday in mind!," was all she shouted as she plunged under the water. I knew I had lost her. Our mermaid was gone for the winter and with her the truth about rumored changes in this year's MusselFest. Where she goes is anybody's guess. But, she'll be back soon. Until then, we'll have to wait. At least we know, there are some fun changes coming to MusselFest on Sunday!

News

  • Metal mug that says "MusselFest" on itThe 2018 MusselFest Cups are Ready!
    The MusselFest 2018 tasting cups are ready, and they're the prettiest, yet! We're keeping the new design under wraps for now. We'll be unveiling them in a few weeks!

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