Bandon Crab Fest

Get crabby!  Join your fellow seafood lovers for a crab dinner and fun. (Prime rib available for those with seafood allergies.)

Crabbing is an integral part of the Bandon community. To celebrate and honor this tradition, the second annual Bandon Crab Fest is extended this year as a two-day event.

Some of Bandon’s favorite musicians will entertain throughout each meal. Saturday night dinner is enliven with dancing music, while Sunday afternoon brings easy-listening. Whichever your preferred time, meal, and listening pleasure, the Crab Fest is not to be missed!

The Bandon Crab Festival was created as a “rotating fundraiser” with the proceeds from this year going to the Bandon High Industrial Arts vocation class.  The 2019 inaugural event benefited the Bandon Historical Museum.

All Crab Fest photos provided by Bandon Western World

Event Details

Bandon Crab Festival

Date: February 22 & 23, 2020

Old Town Farmers Market
250 1st Street SW
Bandon, OR 97411


More Information

Bandon Chamber 541-347-9616

2020 Events

Saturday, February 22

5:30 p.m. : Doors Open

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. : Crab dinner! Substitution made if issue with procurement of crab due to ocean conditions or other reasons beyond our control. If allergic to shellfish, you can substitute for prime rib.

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. : Hecktic Week This energy-packed duo entertains with powerful vocals and beat driven grooves! Their foot stomping and soul touching sound is a blues-influenced infusion of nostalgic country, folk, and rock!

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. : Johnny Wheels & the Swamp Donkeys The diversity of the members’ musical backgrounds becomes evident as the worlds of R&B, Soul, Jazz, Funk, and Rock are blended under a Blues umbrella.

Sunday, February 23

11:30 a.m. : Doors Open

Noon : Crab dinner!

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Caught Red Handed Known for their strong 3-part vocal harmonies, flashy solo instrumental breaks, and quirky on-stage conversation, they like to engage the audiences, and work hard at making each performance fun for everyone.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Jeff Kloetzel Influenced by many musical genres including pop, rock, folk, blues and contemporary island, there should be something for everyone in Jeff’s set list


2020 Crab Fest Sponsors

Main Event Sponsor
Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty

Kid’s Mac & Cheese Hot dog Bar
Bandon Dunes

Lodging Partners
Bandon Wayside Motel & RV
Stay 2 nights, 2nd night 1/2 off.
Valid 2/22, 2/23 only. Non-refundable rate collected at time of booking.
Promo Code: CRABFEST

Inn at Old Town
Queen: $70+tax, King: $80+ tax

Best Western Inn at Face Rock
15% off nightly rate – mention CRABFEST
Valid 2/22, 2/23 only

Table Rock Motel
Stay 2 nights, 2nd night 1/2 off.
Valid 2/22, 2/23 only.

Sunset Motel
Winter rate 2/22, 1/2 Winter Rate 2/23. Must stay both nights. Call 800.842.2407 for reservations and restrictions.

Bandon Inn
Stay 2 nights, 2nd night ½ off.
Valid 2/22, 2/23 only.  Must ask for Crab Fest Special when making reservations.

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