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Penn Cove Musselfest

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until March 4, 2018

A bowl of mussels sits outside on a railing with Penn Cove in the background.

Penn Cove Mussels – fresh from Penn Cove

Each March Coupeville goes happily crazy for mussels –
The Penn Cove MusselFest!

Nourished by the outflow of the Skagit River, the mussels of Penn Cove grow quickly, reaching “dinner-size” at a relatively young age, making Penn Cove mussels a cut above your typical blue mussel.   The mighty mollusk is served both locally and in fine restaurants as far away as New York City.

The festival features:

  • Tours to the rafts where the mussels grow
  • A competition among local restaurants for the best mussel dish where locals and visitors can sample the dish and vote for their favorite.  2017 restaurants to be announced
  • Mussel-cooking demonstrations at the Coupeville Rec Hall from local and regional chefs.  The 2017 schedule is to be announced.
  • Contests to see who’s the fastest at eating a bowl of mussels – Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
  • A Saturday celebration of mussels and music that starts during the day and lasts into the night
Steam swirls around a hand holding a block of butter in a wok filled with tomato sauce.

Steam swirls around a hand holding a block of butter in a wok filled with tomato sauce. The mussels will soon be added.


March 3, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Downtown Coupeville
1 Front Street Northwest
Coupeville, 98239 United States
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