The Penn Cove Mussel Festival is a culinary celebration of the mussels grown offshore from Coupeville. These tasty mollusks quickly grow in the clean river-fed waters of Penn Cove. Each year area restaurants compete to see who can serve the best chowder, and those who buy tasting tickets get the chance to vote on who is the winner! There are also mussel cooking demonstrations by both local and regional chefs. There are beer gardens with live music and plenty of shopping in downtown Coupeville. Buy a ticket, take a boat tour of the mussel beds, and finish the day by watching who can chow down on mussels the fastest.
Please buy your tickets early, as it’s almost always a sellout! Tickets are online only and go on sale February 2nd.
The fun begins Friday evening with a Mussel Mingle – a get-together at the Coupeville Rec. Hall, but the tasting and all the rest happen on Saturday and Sunday!