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.
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.
Ticket and Event Information
Meal hours: Saturday, April 18 11-4, Sunday April 19 11-3
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
Ducky Derby Tickets $5 each buys one in 300 chances to win.
5 tickets for $20 (waiting to confirm this discount part)
Do not need to be present to win. Ducks will float the harbor Sunday at 2 pm)