April 15, 2017 – Coupeville Farmers’ Market OPENS


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What could be a better sign winter is over and spring is in full swing, but the Opening Day of the Coupeville Farmers Market!

MAY 15, 2017 – 10am OPENING BELL RINGS 

Opening day of the Coupeville Farmers Market is one of the most exciting days of the year in Coupeville.It’s a family friendly day on the town green with your favorite farmers, artists, nurseries, food vendors and friends.  Come shop; have reunions with farmers and makers; discuss the weather (including tales of winter woe); hear about new produce plantings and harvest times; enjoy lunch; music and each other.  We’re IN!

MusselFest ’17 – OUR SPONSORS ROCK


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MusselFest sponsors help make Mussel Festival weekend fun, safe and family friendly for residents, visitors and businesses alike. Sponsorships insure we have ample reserves for all necessary equipment, fees, permits and supplies. Along with volunteers our sponsors ROCK.



SeaTac Shuttle – THANK YOU! 


Front Street Realty – THANK YOU!


 Front Street Grill


Blue Fox Prints (parent company: Blue Fox Drive-In) 

Please support local businesses who support our community.  Many of our sponsors support and underwrite many organizations and events.  We are proud they choose us to boost up.   MusselFest and our entire community benefit!   

Specifics: Front Street Realty Sponsors Children’s Activities!  Front Street Grill provides 100 free Penn Cove Shellfish Farm boat tour tickets each festival day (first 100 children with one paying adult. Ticket desk INSIDE the Coupeville Rec Hall).  Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle sponsors Chowder Competition travel. Blue Fox Prints sponsors general fund. 



MUSSELFEST POSTERS AND ALL MUSSELFEST MERCHANDISE will be sold at Festival Headquarters during the festival.  

MUSSELFEST merchandise is NOW available at the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce.  905 NW Alexander St, Coupeville, WA 98239   360-678-5434 

  • 2017 Poster — $5 
  • Prior year posters (2009-2016) — $5 
  • MusselFest Tattoo — $1 
  • 2017 T-Shirts — $20 
  • 2017 Hooded Sweatshirts — $40 
  • MusselFest Women’s V-Neck 
  • T-shirts — $20 
  • MusselFest Full Zip Sweatshirt — $40 
  • MusselFest 1/4 Zip Sweatshirt – $45
  • MusselFest Kid’s T-shirts — $15 
  • MusselFest Trucker ball caps — $20 
  • MusselFest ball caps — $20 
  • MusselFest knit beanies — $15

Prices will be the same at the festival merchandise table.


To be a future Musselfest sponsor of the general fund or a particular aspect or activity contact us at 360-222-3696.  

B&O Tax Incentive Credit Champions


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Another year of B&O tax credits will be provided to Toby’s, Iverson Allstate Insurance, Puget Sound Energy, Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle, Dr. Julie Groves DDS and Harbor Gifts and Kayak from the State of Washington through their donation to the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association, a “Main Street” designated awardee.

Thanks also go to those businesses who attempted to make a donation and garner a tax credit but were locked out when the state met its cap for the incentive program at 6am on January 1st, 2017.


Contact us today for more on how you can get a tax credit AND support our historic mission 360-222-3696


The Washington State Department of Revenue “Main Street” tax credit incentive program provides a Business & Occupation (B&O) or Public Utility tax (PUT) credit for private contributions given to “Main Street” Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association.

Once your business’ donation request is approved by the Department of Revenue, you are eligible for a tax credit worth 75% of the contribution to your downtown revitalization organization.  Businesses statewide CAN also donate to the Main Street Trust Fund.  In this case, the tax credit is worth 50% of your donation.   In fact, a business can donate to both up to $250,000.  What other program essentially lets you self direct your business taxes?   Further, if your downtown organization is a 501C3 you may be eligible for a federal income tax deduction as a charitable contribution.



MUSSELFEST 2017 Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle is a SPONSOR again!


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Always community minded and willing to be a good island steward Whidbey SeaTac never fails to mussel up for Whidbey’s Penn Cove Musselfest.   We thank them for their sponsorship!  

Whidbey-SeaTac Shuttle is your local island travel expert. They provide transportation to locations throughout Whidbey Island and the Puget Sound area for all events and occasions. Whether you and your group need airport or train station transportation, tours of the island, or a charter for your specific needs, the professional staff at Whidbey-SeaTac Shuttle are ready to help.


  • Airport, Train Station and Hotel Shuttles for Individuals or Groups
  • Sightseeing of Whidbey Island
  • Art and Wine Excursions
  • Executive Transportation Services
  • Sporting Events and Concerts
  • School Trips

Call Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle 360-679-4003 or toll-free 877-679-4003 or visit their website 





2016 Snow Peeps for Non-Profits Photo Contest


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img_6297Take pictures of yourself, your family and friends with the Non-Profit and Organization Show Peeps.


Take your pictures and share them on our facebook page. Keep clicking and sharing. Photos will be tallied up on New Year’s day.  

CAN YOU WIN?  Only the Snow Peeps know for sure. What is the prize?  It’s a New Years surprise. YOU’LL love it!  

WALK or park on side streets and walk up to the Snow People.  BE SAFE and HAVE FUN!  DO NOT park on side of main roads where there is no parking allowed. 


We’ve had some folks ask why there are a couple businesses with Snow Peeps.  Snow Peeps have been sold to businesses since 2015.  Non-Profit Snow Peeps are granted at no cost.

HOW TO GET A SNOW PEEP:  Businesses or residents pay 60.00 for a snow person. YOU store it at your business or house and put it (safely) up each year.   Touch ups can be done every couple of years if need be.  Store your snow person in a safe and dry place.

Businesses who’ve purchased Snow People are Peak Performance Chiropractic Center, Coupe’s Last Stand Hot Dog Stand, and Lavender Wind Farm and Store

Central Whidbey Non-Profits get their Snow People for nothing.  Those non-profits who can afford it give a stipend donation to cover costs of materials.

The Snow People are painted in a undisclosed location by volunteer elves.   The “paint shop” also paints seasonal Photo Ops the Haunting of Coupeville signs and Scarecrows. WE THANK THE ELVES!  

To purchase a Snow Peep or suggest a Snow Peep for a CENTRAL WHIDBEY Non-profit email coupevillehistoricwaterfrontassociation@hotmail.com USE the email title Snow Peep Request.   

Snow Peeps are made of plywood and painted with weather resistant paint.  Cost of purchase only covers cost of wood and paint, and a stipend for the non-profit Snow Peep costs.  Volunteer Elf painting hours not charged for.