Mussel cooking demonstrations, chowder tastings, a waterfront beer garden, boat tours of the mussel farms, and a mussel eating competition are just a few of the activities celebrating Penn Cove’s favorite delicacy Saturday-Sunday, March 3-4, in Coupeville, Washington.
Also during the Penn Cove Musselfest, enjoy live music while munching on spicy Southwestern mussels at the Penn Cove Shellfish Mussels, Music, Beer and Wine Tent at North Main and NW Coveland Streets. Penn Cove Shellfish will feature craft beers from Flyers of Oak Harbor, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and Maritime Pacific Brewing Company. Proceeds from the tent go to the Boys & Girls Club of Coupeville, the Coupeville High School Science Scholarship, and the Oak Harbor High School Culinary program.
The tent is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and the mussels will be served until 7 p.m. both days.
On Saturday, March 3, the Whidbey Island Bicycle Club hosts Mussels in the Kettles Mountain Bike and Poker Ride at Fort Ebey State Park, 400 Hill Valley Drive, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s a non-competitive ride through challenging hills and dips in the park with three routes to match your expertise. If you get a good poker hand, you can choose from a variety of prizes donated by local businesses. All participants receive a pair of socks and a token redeemable for an adult beverage at the Penn Cove Musselfest or an ice cream bar from Whidbey Island Ice Cream.
For more information, go to the Penn Cove Musselfest website.