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Depoe Bay’s Crab Feed and Wooden Boat Show

By January 29, 2020 March 13th, 2020 No Comments

ATTENTION: Due to Coronavirus concerns, the Depoe Bay Chamber has decided it is best to cancel our annual Crab Feed. Though the event is an important fundraiser, we are more concerned with the safety of our community, volunteers and event attendees, especially since many of them are in higher-risk populations.

The Chamber will be refunding all pre-purchased tickets and event sponsorships. However, since this is a critical revenue source for Chamber operations, donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and sane through this unpredictable time.

Dungeness crab, wooden boats and rubber duckies will be the star attractions at Depoe Bay’s Annual Crab Feed and Classic Wooden Boat Show on Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19, 2020. The Depoe Bay Chamber hosts the event, which has become a favorite coastal tradition for residents and visitors alike.

Ticket and Event Information

Meal hours: Saturday, April 18, 2020 11am-4pm PST, Sunday April 19. 2020 11am-3pm PST

Full crab meal with cold slaw, bread, dessert and beverage: $28 pre-event or $30 at the door.
Half crab meal $16 pre-event or $17 at the door.
Extra sides: $5 per full (or half) dinner.

Ducky Derby Tickets $5 each buys one in 300 chances to win.
Do not need to be present to win. Ducks will float the harbor Sunday at 2 pm)

Locally caught Dungeness crab is cooked to perfection at the Depoe Bay Community Hall adjacent to the world’s smallest harbor. Dozens of exhibitors display hand-crafted vintage and modern wooden vessels along with a model boat building booth. Depoe Bay’s show is unique since most of the boats are owner-built. Hundreds of colorful bathtub ducks will race into the harbor Sunday afternoon for the Ducky Derby.

You’ll want to make a day of it. The U.S. Coast Guard will offer tours of patrol and rescue boats. “Oregon’s whale watching capitol” enjoys near year-round whale watching. At the Whale Watching Center park rangers will help you spot gray whales. Depoe Bay is also popular for the fun and awe of Spouting Horn. From the harbor, it’s an easy stroll to a creek-side wooded park complete with hiking trails. You can walk the other direction to shop at dozens of shops and galleries.