Depoe Bay Crab Feed & Wooden Boat Show
April 21 • 11:00 am - April 22 • 3:00 pm• $20 - $25
Depoe Bay will be cooking up locally caught Dungeness crab and showing off colorful classic wooden boast at the world’s smallest harbor on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, 2018. Indoor and outdoor dining will be available, with a selection of thirst-quenching brews in the beer garden courtesy of the Depoe Bay Brewing Company.
Thousands of pounds of delicious whole Dungeness crab will be cooked to perfection in front of Depoe Bay’s Community Hall at 220 S.E. Bay Street. Complete Dungeness crab meals include coleslaw, dinner roll and beverage. Meals will be served from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Sunday.
The price of a whole Dungeness crab meal will be $25 and $20 for a half crab. Hot dogs and baked goods will also be sold at the nearby Kid Zone table. The Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce hosts the non-profit event, a favorite coastal tradition for locals and visitors alike.
This will be the 23rd year for the Classic Wooden Boat Show at Depoe Bay, “the world’s smallest harbor”. Dozens of exhibits will feature hand-crafted vessels both vintage and modern from across the Northwest. Always a favorite of the show is the model boat building booth, which provides both young and old the opportunity to build their own boat to take home. The boat show and the model boat building demonstration are free.
On Sunday April 22 “the world’s smallest harbor” will see hundreds of colorful bathtub ducks released to race in the annual Ducky Derby. Buy a ticket for a chance to win great prizes from Depoe Bay merchants. They include certificates for deluxe accommodations at the Channel House and Troller’s Lodge; whale watching and fishing expeditions from Dockside Charters and Trade Winds; dining at Gracie’s Sea Hag and Mazatlan; wine tasting at Elk Cove Vineyards and Pike Road Wines; plus many other goodies.
A highlight of the Ducky Derby prizes is an authentic 1783 silver “piece of eight” Spanish coin recovered from the wreck of the treasure ship El Cazador, which sank in the Gulf of Mexico while on its way to the colonial town of New Orleans.