Every year in a little town called Port Angeles, Washington (population 18,982) is a two day community event known as The Dungeness crab and Seafood festival. They have this community festival to celebrate the cultural traditions from the local Elwah Native Americans, enjoy gathering as a community and to spend time overlooking the Straits of Juan De Fuca and the breath taking view of Victoria, British Columbia.
The absolute beauty of this yearly festival, held in the month of October is not only it's location and the colorful gathering of people but it is also that there is nowhere else to get a whole freshly caught Dungeness crab with a side of coleslaw and sweet corn on the cob that is locally grown and that tastes this good!(Yum!) Not only is there Dungeness crab but there are a variety of options because the festival is filled with a tasteful spread of many different booths from local vendors that just happen to be ran by the finest local restaurants in Port Angeles.(To view the vendor's menu and which restaurants participate as vendors click here. http://www.crabfestival.org/city-pier.html)
The Famous traditional dinner plate of a Dungeness Crab, Home made Coleslaw and Locally grown sweet corn on the cob!
Things to do
•· Beer Garden
•· Wine Tasting
•· Live Music
•· 50 Craft and Merchant booths
•· Crab Derby
•· Chef Demonstration
•· Poker Run
•· Wine Auction
There are over 50 craft and merchant booths
One of the most exciting activities to enjoy at the Dungeness crab and Seafood festival is the High tide Seafood and Wilder Auto Grab-A-Crab Tank Derby. This derby involves crabbing from a holding tank using crab snares and bait! It is a $5 dollar entry and they allow you 10 minutes to get your grub! There are only a select few crabs that have a tag on them which is what you aim for. If you catch a tagged crab a special prize will be given. The best part is that once you bait your crab whether you win or not one of the friendly vendors cleans and cooks your crustacean for you right then and there! For a list of recipes click on http://www.crabfestival.org/recipes.html
So if you're ever in the area of Port Angeles, Washington in the month of October, make sure to check out the Dungeness Seafood and Crab Festival! This year the festival is on October 10th -11th of 2010! The community will welcome you and happily help you enjoy and be a part of the yearly festivities!! This Festival is a non profit organization that the community donates their time and money to. It is the community of Port Angeles, Washington that makes this Festival possible. So drop by the coming fall and bring some friends and family!
Port Angeles, City Pier
Lincoln Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362