Crab Krack!


7th Annual Crab Krack Scheduled for January 18

The seventh annual Crab Krack will be held at 4pm, Sunday, January 18th at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport. This crustacean commemoration and feast raises funds for renovations at the Lincoln County Historical Society’s Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center.

This year’s fundraising focus is Phase II lower floor renovations of the Maritime Center. Phase II incorporates the majority of the lower floor (some 8000 square-feet), as well as exterior renovations.  Over the years this annual grassroots community event has netted over $70,000 for Maritime Center construction/renovation work.

phaseII_theatre2The Doerfler Family Theater is the most commonly asked about Phase II feature. This 140-seat media/event space is made possible by community support and a grant from the Doerfler Family Trust. With a stunning panoramic view of the Bayfront, this multi-purpose venue will accommodate small stage and music performances, film festivals, presentations and special events of all kinds. In addition, the lower level will boast a 110-person capacity conference room, catering area, and restrooms. An ADA compliant public elevator will be installed beginning this January creating  access to all three floors. Outdoor additions include a children’s discovery area, terrace, handicap parking, and loading dock.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to brick and mortar renovation costs of this exceptional community resource and the Oregon Coast History Center Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center and the Lincoln County Historical Society.

But enough about the building, let’s talk about the party! Local Dungeness crab will be provided by Newport’s seafood processing plants, fishermen, and Pacific Shrimp. Dinner will include a whole crab, various side dishes and an array of desserts, along with a no-host bar. “Past Forward” will be providing live music, and there will be a silent and oral auction with something for everyone.

The Agate Beach Inn is offering a special rate for guests attending the festivities, and reservations can be made by calling 541-265-9411, or 800-547-3310 and mentioning “Crab Krack” to get the special rate.

Tickets for the Crab Krack are available now, and can be purchased at the Burrows House and Pacific Maritime & Heritage Museums. Cost for members is $45 per person, for non-members $50. Memberships start as low as $20 a year. For more information, to purchase tickets, or reserve your table for 8, call the Historical Society at 541-265-7509.