The Maritime Museum of BC is promising a “claw-esome” time when its first annual Crabtoberfest envelops Victoria’s Ogden Point early next month.
Taking in views of the Salish Sea, seafood lovers can fill their plates with a crab or half-crab dinner on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 5:30-9 p.m., as the all-ages Crabtoberfest hits Pier A at the Breakwater District at 185 Dallas Rd.
The museum says the festival, presented by local partners Finest at Sea and Phillips Brewing, will be a community crab dinner “like no other” featuring a dance floor and live brass band, plus contests, games and a 50/50 raffle.
“The idea of a community dinner at Pier A, right in front of the Maritime Museum of BC’s beloved sailboats Trekka and Tilikum, just needed a theme and a name,” according to Anya Baker, the museum’s events and development coordinator.
In a news release, the museum says all proceeds from the festival, along with the 50/50 raffle and a live auction, will support its own operations as well as school and public programs.
Tickets are now available online, with a crab dinner costing $55 plus tax and a half-crab dinner costing $30 plus tax. Vegetarian chilli is also available for $25 plus tax, and all dinners include a side salad and corn cob.
Beer tickets will be available onsite, along with non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, with both cash or card accepted, according to the museum in the release.
“With crabs from Finest at Sea and beer from Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., it could only become a one-of-a-kind festival,” added Baker. “We can’t wait to see everyone for our very first Victoria Crabtoberfest…in November!”