Freshly cooked Dungeness Crab is always a favorite at Depoe Bay’s annual Crab Feed, coming up on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19— but there’s so much more to see and do!
The 21st annual Classic Wooden Boat Show features hand-crafted vessels on display at “the world’s smallest harbor”. While you’re there, try your hand at building your own vessel at the model boat building booth. Admission to both activities are free.
1783 Shipwreck Treasure Silver Dollar Among Dozens of Prizes
at the Annual Ducky Derby
On Sunday afternoon, April 19, hundreds of colorful rubber ducks will line up to race into the Depoe Bay harbor for the annual Ducky Derby. Buy a ticket to place a bet that your duck will be a winner and you could win one of dozens of prizes contributed by local merchants. Raffle tickets are just $5 each.
Among the top prizes are an authentic 1783 silver dollar recovered from the Spanish galleon El Cazador, which sank in the Gulf of Mexico while on its way to New Orleans. Or win a 5-hour fishing adventure compliments of Dockside Charters, Depoe Bay’s premier fishing excursion company.
Did you know that tiny Depoe Bay has some of the best dining on the coast? Start with Gracie’s Sea Hag, its chowder acclaimed as “The Best” in the New York Times Heritage Cook Book. Choose from cod, halibut or salmon for mouth-watering fish and chips, but there are lots of choices for “landlubbers” too. Or enjoy festive Mexican cuisine while you take in the wonderful ocean views at Mazatlan. Love Thai food? Try the “Crying Tiger” or a curry dish at Thai Bay, the best kept secret on the coast. You could win a dining certificate at any of these restaurants if your Ducky Derby ticket is a winner!
Wine lovers could win one of several bottles of best-selling wines provided by the Depoe Bay Winery, including a Depoe Bay Riesling, popular Blackberry wine and a rich Columbia Valley Cabernet. Elissa Fenske from Adelsheim’s tasting room contributed a bottle of coveted Elizabeth’s Reserve, a wonderful Pinot Noir.
Coffee lovers can sip a brew while taking in local arts, crafts and restored Model T autos at Ciuffo’s Coffee Shop. This is the spot to find authentic Sea Gull Haven hand-painted ceramic sculptures, which have been crafted for decades and displayed all over the pacific northwest. And what’s better to enjoy at the beach than Ainslee’s homemade saltwater taffy, a Depoe Bay tradition since 1947?