Crab Krack Fest on Oregon Coast
|Helen McFetridge, Miss Newport, 1947, promotes the local crab industry.
(Newport, Oregon) - Enjoy local Dungeness crab from Newport's
fishermen and processing plants, Newport Crab Marketing Association and
Pacific Shrimp at the inaugural Crab Krack at 4 p.m., January 25, 2009
at the Best Western Inn, Agate Beach. The event will benefit the proposed
Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center of the Lincoln County Historical
The Crab Krack evening will feature music by The Nettles,
a Celtic group from Corvallis, a silent auction with donations from Roby's
Furniture, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Salishan Spa and Golf Resort, and
items such as a reciprocal saw, custom garden bench, quilts and afghans,
and donations from many other businesses. The dinner will include a whole
crab, corn on the cob, salad, roll, and desserts by Mo's and others. Extra
crab will be available for purchase.
|The Nye Beach neighborhood is a big favorite among tourists to the
"We think this event will be great fun, let people
indulge in local crab, and enjoy the congeniality of the evening while
raising money for the Maritime & Heritage Center," said Dawn
Pavitt, chair of the event. "We’re planning for 200 people
this year and hope to make this an annual event. Because of the generosity
of the fishermen, the crab dinner is a great deal, and the winning bidders
at the auction will go home with some great deals," Pavitt said.
Newport has a long love affair with the Dungeness crab.
In 1938, with an abundance of crab and a need for tourists, the town started
a Crab Festival, giving away the delicacies by the thousands. During the
first Crab Festival, 25,000 people visited Newport for the free lunch.
The festival ended in 1951 with a big bang: 38 cases of crabs were shipped
to soldiers in Korea.
|Newport's Burrows House as it was in the past.
Tickets for the Crab Krack are available at the Lincoln
County Historical Society Burrows House and Log Cabin Museums; Bayscapes
Gallery & Coffee House, 333 SW Bay Blvd., Newport; and Old World Deli,
341 SW Second St., Corvallis. Cost for non-members is $30 per person,
$55 per couple in advance; for members, $25 per person, $45 per couple
in advance. If any spaces remain, tickets at the door will be $35 each.
For more information, call 541-265-7509.
The Lincoln County Historical Society, which includes
the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums, is located at 545 SW Ninth Street
in Newport. The museums are free and open to the public Tuesday through
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lincoln County Historical Society is
a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation
of the history of Lincoln County.
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