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Guide to Fall Seafood and Oyster Festivals in Puget Sound

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Oysters are ripe for the picking in Puget Sound during fall. Shucking, slurping, cooking and savoring these mollusks is what we in Seattle know how to do! Here are some great oyster and seafood festivals!

Salty’s “Aw Shucks” Amorous Oysters Festival
Thursday, October 4
5:30pm
1936 Harbor Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98126
206.937.1600
http://www.saltys.com

Mark a big Salty’s on your calendar for an old-fashioned Clam Boil. The clams are fresh and tasty from local waters and our chefs will boil them up with mussels and shrimp, local corn, sweet onions, potatoes and mirepoix, at any Puget Sound Salty’s location. The price is $34.95 and includes the famous Stella Chalice to take home—while supplies last.

West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship and Washington State Seafood Festival
Saturday and Sunday
October 6 and 7
10:00am – 5:00pm
Mason County Fairgrounds
751 West Fairgrounds Road
Shelton, WA 98584
http://www.oysterfest.org

The Oysterfest is an annual tradition filled with oysters, wines, microbrews, live music, delicious food and so much more! OysterFest is home to the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championships and is Washington State’s official seafood festival. The festival also features a popular cook-off, hands-on water quality exhibits, and is itself a giant a food pavilion with nearly 100 unique items on the menu: BBQ oysters, fritters, spring rolls, garlic shrimp, fresh cider and so much more. Better yet, the event supports about 100 local non-profit service clubs and organizations, as well as funding scholarships and local community improvement projects. More information online.

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival Port Angeles
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 12, 13 and 14
115 E Railroad Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362
http://www.crabfestival.org

This is the home of Dungeness Crab! Come to the festival in Port Angeles for the the freshest crab and great food, cooking demonstrations, music, crafts, and the annual crab derby! Free Admission, and fun for the entire family!

Annual Oyster Frenzy
Saturday, October 27
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Flying Fish Restaurant
300 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
206.728.8595
http://www.flyingfishseattle.com

All you can eat oysters–6 kinds of raw and 3 kinds of cooked. $35 per person. Wine, beer and a specialty cocktails available at extra cost. See the Oyster Frenzy in action!

Elliott’s Oyster House
Monday, October 1 – Tuesday, November 13
Elliott’s Oyster House
1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56
Seattle, WA 98101
206.623.4340
http://www.elliottsoysterhouse.com

Visit Elliott’s October 1-November 13 for 44 days of food and festivities, with special menu items and events! Plus, Elliott’s Seafood Cafe Happy Hour is open every day, Monday through Sunday for late night, from 8:00pm – Close.

Elliott’s 20th Oyster New Year Bash
Saturday, November 3
4:00pm – 9:00pm
Elliott’s Oyster House
1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56
Seattle, WA 98101
206.623.4340
http://www.elliottsoysterhouse.com

This annual sell-out event features Puget Sound oysters, Alaskan Dungeness crab, and other local seafood treasures. Eat, drink and be eco-friendly at biggest oyster party on the West Coast! Featuring 30+ varieties of local oysters shucked to order at the 90-foot oyster bar, a fresh seafood buffet, live music local microbrews and wines. All proceeds benefit the Puget Sound Restoration Fund (PSRF), a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the Sound’s water quality and native marine species and their habitats. Tickets available online.

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