Penn Cove Mussel Fest
What an amazing 2013 Penn Cove MusselFest! We started with a Mingle Friday night that brought out great friends, weathered crazy winds and rain Saturday, witnessed the fastest eating competition in the history of the festival, celebrated the sun arriving Sunday morning, and wrapped up with jazzy tunes from The Clambake and cold brews crafted by Flyers Restaurant and Brewery. Pretty great weekend for March! Thanks to all who joined us this year. Winners and pictures will be posted soon.
The Penn Cove MusselFest is Coupeville’s March tradition. Bold, briny and blue! Come taste our world famous mussels! 2014 marks the 28th anniversary of the Penn Cove MusselFest. Historic Coupeville celebrates these delectable mollusks the first full weekend in March. With chowder tasting, mussel eating competitions and activities for all ages, this year promises to be filled with brilliant culinary delights and locally flavored fun.
Festival activities start with a stop by the MusselFest Headquarters located at the Coupeville Recreation Hall in the heart of historic downtown Coupeville. A festival fan favorite is the Mussel Chowder Tasting Competition, which pits local restaurants against each other for the coveted Mussel Chowder prize. Chowder tasting tickets sell out QUICKLY, so purchase before 1pm. All tickets for the tasting and mussel farm boat tours can be purchased at the Coupeville Recreation Hall in downtown Coupeville.
While at MusselFest Headquarters, enjoy mussel cooking demonstrations and the daily mussel eating competition. Guests can also delight in cruising abroad Glacier Spirit in Penn Cove for a guided tour of the Penn Cove Shellfish mussel farm, singing along with musicians and enjoying seaside children’s activities. Coupeville’s historic waterfront downtown has great shopping and art walk. No festival experience is complete without a stop by the revered Penn Cove Shellfish Mussel, Wine and Beer Garden on Saturday for live music, mussels, great beverages and catching up with friends.
March 3rd and 4th explore the complexity of Coupeville’s historic waterfront while sampling the blue fruits of the sea that we are famous for!