Schedule

Cooking Demonstrations

Free
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Coupeville Rec. Hall – Alexander and Coveland St.

Chefs from around the region demonstrate for you a special mussel dish.  Come take notes and samples after the lesson!

Chowder Tasting

$10 per ticket – 4 different tasting tickets
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Coupeville Rec Hall
Alexander and Coveland St.

This is the main event! There are four different tickets, each with four unique tastings.  Each ticket is $10.  So, for $40, you get 16 tastings from 16 cooks.  Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. and the first chowder is ready to serve at 11 a.m.   COME EARLY ON SATURDAY!  THE LINE FORMS EARLY AND TICKETS OFTEN RUN OUT OFTEN BEFORE NOON!
INSIDER NOTE: THERE’S A FRESH BATCH READY FOR SUNDAY, A SPECIAL 5TH TICKET, AND THE LINES ARE NOT AS LONG!!

Penn Cove Shellfish Mussels, Music, Beer and Wine Tent

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
New location – Main and Coveland

Amazing music played all day long and spicy, Southwestern mussels served from 10 – 7pm.  Penn Cove Shellfish will be featuring fine craft beers from Flyers of Oak Harbor, Sierra-Nevada, and Seattle-Maritime.  All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Coupeville, the Coupeville High School Science Scholarship and the Oak Harbor High School Culinary program.

Front Street Festivities

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Throughout Front and Alexander Streets

Local merchants, non-profits, food vendors and more situated along Front and Alexander Streets are adding to the Musselfest fun.

Non-profits – Learn about Coupeville’s vibrant community through the eyes of local non-profits like SUVA, WAIF and Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge. If the weather cooperates, there may be a Viking Ship sighting…

https://schoonersuva.org/

https://waifanimals.org/

https://whidbeyislandnordiclodge.com/

Boat Tours of the Penn Cove Mussels Farm

$10
10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Load at the end of Coupeville Wharf

Visit the Penn Cove Shellfish Farm.  Tours last 1 hour and are led by Penn Cove Shellfish staff.  Last boat leaves at 5pm.  Tickets sold at MusselFest Headquarters – Coupeville Rec. Hall.

Waterfront Beer Garden

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Coupeville Rec Hall Parking Lot

Live it up at the CHWA Waterfront Beer Garden! Mussels, live music, locally crafted brews and wine, and crackling bonfires. Sponsored by Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association.  Check the music lineup by clicking here…

Free Kids Activities

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Masonic Hall – 804 N. Main St.
(one block from Coupeville Rec. Hall)

Keep the young ones happy with arts and crafts while you enjoy Musselfest.  Also, they’ll get to spend time with a real mermaid!  Sponsored by Front Street Realty and Friends of the Coupeville Library.

Saratoga Sirens

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wharf

The Saratoga Sirens captivate passersby with a cappella arrangements of folk, traditional and seasonal music. This all-female ensemble draws inspiration from Coupeville and Whidbey Island’s rocky shores, driftwood-strewn beaches and looming cliffs. While their mythical predecessors’ singing lured sailors to their doom, the Saratoga Sirens sing for audience enjoyment.  So let them enchant you too!

Free Children’s Fishin’ On the Pier

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
22 Front St., deck of the Windjammer building

Get reeling!  Kids, come throw your line off the pier and fish for treats and treasure.  Sponsored by Front Street Realty.

Mussel Eating Competition

$5
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Coupeville Rec. Hall
Alexander and Coveland St.

Get ready to “Munch Mussels” and see who is first to eat their way through a big bowl of mussels.  It’s $5 to compete, and free to watch and cheer!


ALSO

Mussels in the Kettles Mountain Bike & Poker Ride

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ft. Ebey State Park

This is a non-competitive ride through challenging hills and dips in the park with three routes to match your expertise.  Read more here…