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2012 – MUSSELFEST on Whidbey Island in Coupeville!

Watch the Martha Stewart video from her visit to the Penn Cove Shellfish Farm – Click >HERE

Friday, March 2, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday, March 3, 10:30am-9pm

Sunday, March 4, 10:30am-5pm

Questions: 360.678.5434

MusselFest Headquarters,
Coupeville Recreation Hall

2012 – MUSSELFEST on Whidbey Island in Coupeville!

The Penn Cove MusselFest Headquarters is located at the Coupeville Recreation Hall.
Tickets for Saturday and Sunday festival activities must be purchased here.

Please note that the parking lot in front of the Coupeville Recreation Hall will be closed starting Friday afternoon through Sunday evening. Parking is available next to the Coupeville Library off of NW Alexander Street.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd

5:30pm – 8:30pm

TASTING PENN COVE:
COUPEVILLE’S MUSSEL MINGLE

Coupeville Rec Hall

Enjoy Giant “Prairie Dog” Polish Hot Dogs, Thai Ginger Marinated Penn Cove Mussels, Wine and Flyer’s famous Penn Cove Pilsner & Pale Ale. Tambourine Sky performing live!

Tickets ($20) available at the Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce, the bayleaf and Aqua Gifts. Mussel chowder tasting tickets for the following day will be available for purchase at the Mingle.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd

10:30am – 4:00pm – Sat.

MUSSELFEST HEADQUARTERS OPEN

Coupeville Rec Hall

11:00am – 2:00pm – Sat.

MUSSEL COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS

Coupeville Rec Hall

Featuring Guest Chefs:

  • Steve Clarke, Mussel Chef and Urban Legend, Penn Cove Shellfish (11:00-11:30)
  • Tara Cagle, Executive Chef, The Pink Door Restaurant Seattle (11:30-12:00)
  • Jo Leblatt, Executive Chef, Etta’s Restaurant Seattle (12:30-1:00)
  • Brenda Rodriguez, Private Chef, Seattle (1:00-1:30)
  • Rawle Jefferds, World Famous Mussel Farmer, Penn Cove Shellfish (1:30-2:00)

11:00am – 5:00pm – Sat.

MUSSEL FARM TOURS (TICKETS $10)

Cruise aboard the Glacier Spirit and visit the Penn Cove Shellfish Farm. Tours will be led by Penn Cove Shellfish staff and will leave from the Coupeville Wharf.

11:30am – 4:00pm – Sat.

MUSSEL SHUTTLES (FREE!)

Sponsored by the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association, the Captain Whidbey Inn and the Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle & Charter

Travel the “Tasting Route” aboard these 24 passenger mini coaches. The Mussel Shuttles will run a continuous loop from downtown Coupeville, out to the Captain Whidbey Inn and back along the prairie to the south Main Street participating restaurants.

11:30am – 3:30pm – Sat.

MUSSEL CHOWDER TASTING ($10)

Sample local restaurant’s secret mussel chowder recipes and vote for your favorite!

Participating Restaurants Include:

  • Christopher’s on Whidbey
  • Ciao
  • Coupeville Coffee & Bistro
  • The Cove Thai Cuisine
  • Ebey Bowl (2011 Chowder Winner)
  • Frontstreet Grill
  • Kim’s Cafe
  • Knead and Feed
  • Mosquito Fleet Galley
  • The Oystercatcher
  • Pizza Factory
  • The Captain Whidbey Inn
  • Toby’s Tavern
  • The Tyee

12:00pm – 9:00pm – Sat.

PENN COVE SHELLFISH MUSSEL
& BEER GARDEN

Located across from the Rec Hall

Sponsored by Penn Cove Shellfish, Sierra Nevada Brewery and Flyers Restaurant and Brewery.

Amazing steamed mussels served 12:00 – 5:00

Performing:

  • Marcus Whiting 12:00 – 2:15
  • Tiller’s Folley 2:30 – 5:30
  • The Steve Trembley Band 5:30 – 9:00

11:30am – 3:00pm – Sat.

CHILDREN’S SEASIDE ACTIVITIES AND SONGS (FREE!)

Mariners Court, 23 Front Street

Join Nancy Stewart, national award-winning children’s entertainer and Northwest family favorite, for a fun-filled concert of sing-along fun! Children’s art and activities will also take place throughout the day.

Performing:

  • Nancy Stewart 11:30 – 12:15

11:30am – 3:30pm – Sat.

CUTTY SARK SAILING ADVENTURES ($30)

Coupeville Wharf

Join Captain John Stone for a 2 hour sailing adventure around Penn Cove aboard the Cutty Sark.

Sailings (weather permitting):

  • 11:30am
  • 1:30pm
  • 3:30pm

3:00pm – 3:30pm – Sat.

MUSSEL EATING COMPETITION ($5)

Coupeville Rec Hall

You do not want to miss this! Who will take home the coveted MusselFest Crown? Whoever can eat (5) 16oz. cups of mussels first! Space is limited to 30 contestants.

5:00pm – 7:00pm – Sat.

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING AND ART WALK

Downtown Coupeville

Sunday March 4th

10:30am – 4:00pm – Sunday

MUSSELFEST HEADQUARTERS OPEN

Coupeville Rec Hall

11:00am – 1:30pm – Sun.

MUSSEL COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS

Coupeville Rec Hall

Featuring Guest Chefs:

  • Tara Cagle, Executive Chef, The Pink Door Restaurant Seattle (11:00-11:30)
  • Jo Leblatt, Executive Chef, Etta’s Restaurant Seattle (11:30-12:00)
  • Brenda Rodriguez, Private Chef, Seattle (12:30-1:00)
  • Steve Clarke, Mussel Chef and Urban Legend, Penn Cove Shellfish (1:00-1:30)
  • Rawle Jefferds, World Famous Mussel Farmer, Penn Cove Shellfish (1:30-2:00)

11:30am – 4:00pm – Sun.

MUSSEL SHUTTLES (FREE!)

Sponsored by the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association and the Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle & Charter

Travel the “Tasting Route” aboard these 24 passenger mini coaches. The Mussel Shuttles will run a continuous loop from downtown Coupeville, out to the Captain Whidbey Inn and back along the prairie to the south Main Street participating restaurants.

11:30am – 3:30pm – Sun.

MUSSEL CHOWDER TASTING ($10)

Sample local restaurant’s secret mussel chowder recipes and vote for your favorite!

Participating Restaurants Include:

  • Christopher’s on Whidbey
  • The Cove Thai Cuisine
  • Ebey Bowl
  • Frontstreet Grill
  • Kim’s Cafe
  • Knead and Feed
  • Mosquito Fleet Galley
  • The Oystercatcher
  • Pizza Factory
  • The Ship of Fools at the Captain Whidbey Inn
  • Toby’s Tavern
  • The Tyee

11:30am – 3:00pm – Sun.

WATERFRONT BEER GARDEN

Sponsored by the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association

Featuring Musical Guests:

  • Dillinger’s Clambake

11:00am – 4:00pm – Sun.

MUSSEL FARM TOURS ($10)

Leaves from the Coupeville Wharf

Cruise aboard the Glacier Spirit and visit the Penn Cove Shellfish Farm. Tours will be led by Penn Cove Shellfish staff and will leave the wharf.

11:30am – 2:30pm – Sun.

CHILDREN’S SEASIDE ACTIVITIES AND STORIES

Island Count Historical Society Museum,
908 NW Alexander Street, Coupeville

Listen to seaside stories and make mussel at the Island County Historical Society Museum.

3:00pm – 3:30pm – Sun.

MUSSEL EATING COMPETITION ($5)

Coupeville Rec Hall

You do not want to miss this! Who will take home the coveted MusselFest Crown? Whoever can eat (5) 16oz. cups of mussels first!

Other Community Weekend Events

SATURDAY – MARCH 3rd

Mussels in the Kettles Bike Ride

9:00am – 1:00pm – Saturday

The Whidbey Island Bicycle Club is sponsoring its 2nd annual “MUSSELS IN THE KETTLES” Mountain Bike Poker Run.

This is a non-competitive ride for all abilities. There will be three courses throughout the Fort Ebey and Kettles trail systems.

Registration and more information is available at www.WhidbeyBicycleClub.org

SATURDAY – March 3rd and SUNDAY – March 4th

- 10:00am – 5:00pm

Spring Art Studio Tour

PRESENTED BY WHIDBEY WORKING ARTISTS, THE STUDIO TOUR FEATURES 28 ARTISTS AT 21 LOCATIONS FROM GREENBANK TO OAK HARBOR.

A map and artist information is available at www.WhidbeyWorkingArtists.com

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