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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012, 7:28 A.M.

Westport crab-fest is a feast of fun

Two crabs are about to be put in the cooking pot where they will turn a bright red when finished, ready to be eaten.  (Mike Brodwater)
Two crabs are about to be put in the cooking pot where they will turn a bright red when finished, ready to be eaten. (Mike Brodwater)

Feeling crabby?  Head to the Washington Coast.

The 25th Annual Westport Crab Races and Crab Feed is set for April 21-22.

Tap a leggy crab of good breeding and put it on the race course against other competitiors.

Or soak a crab pot for a chance at winning cash prizes. Thanks to the Washington Dungeness Crab Fishermen’s Association, the Westport Marina has been seeded with ocean-sized Dungeness for the Saturday and Sunday Crab Derby, with a top prize of $1,000.

Some people come just to feast on crab, which is served a variety of ways.

I notice the promoters still offer the option of hot dogs for kids.

Get all the info here.

Or call the Westport/Grayland Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center toll free, (800) 345-6223.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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