As a new transplant to the Olympic Peninsula, I figured why not learn more about this region while meeting locals and lending my hands at one of this area's biggest events, the 13th Annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival. You can find me greeting folks to the crab feed tent on Friday and Saturday evening.
Admittance is free, and the festival goes on whether it rains or shines. The open market offers a variety of vendors and tasty treats ranging from $5 to $16, plus a crab feed. The crab feed includes local crab, corn on the cob from Sunny Farm's Produce, and coleslaw from Nash's Organic Garden. The crab feed cost is $29, with a $5 discount to everyone on Friday.
What else is there to do? Take part in the crab derby, taste chowders in the chowder cook-off, watch cooking demonstrations, hear from professional chefs, make art with beach debris, meet people from Washington and Canada, visit local shops, learn about marine life, and more. Click here for more Crab Fest information.
Inside the crab feed tent:
Dine under a giant jellyfish!