The 20th Annual GARC Crab Fest is February 2nd, 2019 at Calapooia Brewing Company from 12-7pm. Tickets are $35 online, $40 at the door.
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The 18th Annual GARC Crab Fest at Calapooia Brewing Company off Water and Hill in Albany is scheduled for February 4th, 2017! The hours are 11am - 8pm and ticket prices are the same, $35. Each ticket gets you crab, pulled pork, or vegan option, Mo's clam chowder, salad and all the fixin's. Soft drinks and coffee are free, wine and beer are sold by Calapooia.
This year we are adding an Oyster Garden where we will be grilling oysters. Oysters will start at 3pm and be served as long as supplies last!
And don't forget to buy your lucky raffle tickets for your chance to win a basket with a value of at least $25. So check out the displays at the event...
[02/03/19] Thank you to all of those who attended, volunteered, sponsored, donated, played their music, and more! for our 20th Annual Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest! It was another great year and plans are already in the works due to your feedback to make our 21st even better! Before we again thank our sponsors, we want to thank the two entities that make this happen and run so smoothly, because without them, we wouldn't be wrapping up our 20th year! First a huge Greater Albany Rotary Club (Oregon - Rotary District 5110) Thank You! to our club member and past-President Brian Oare of Oare & Associates Realty. Brian has led the charge either in front or behind the scenes and is responsible for so much - we can't possibly appreciate it all. Next, another Huge Thank You to Calapooia Brewing Company! If they didn't let us take over their space for a couple of days, the definitely fun atmosphere just wouldn't be the same. So thank you Mark, Laura, Paul and Nick ~ we appreciate you! Finally, a thank you to all of our sponsors at all levels - again, we couldn't do this without you and hope to see you back again next year! Boshart Trucking, Inc., Republic Services, Linn Veterinary Hospital P.C., AmeriTitle, Inc., Reece & Associates, Bonaventure of Albany, AXIS Electric, Ticor Title Albany, Les Schwab Tire Center, Weatherford Thompson Cowgill Black & Schultz PC, AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home, Albany Lock and Key, Central Willamette Credit Union, Citizens Bank, Edward Jones - Financial Advisor Christopher T Scariano, Katie Enright Insurance Agency Farmers Insurance, Larry O. Heer & Associates, Oare & Associates Realty, Parr Lumber Company, Rhodes-Warden Insurance Agency, Jessica Pankratz, Realtor with Town & Country Realty, Willamette Community Bank, The Depot Restaurant, Calapooia Brewing Company, Loafers Station, Fisherman's Market, Reser's Fine Foods, Van Vleet Meat & Food Service Co., North Albany Supermarket IGA, Franz Bakery, 1580 KGAL, 920 KSHO, Xtreme Grafx, CoEnergy Propane, Hurley Design Group, Willamette Valley Bottling, Best Pots Inc., KRKT and the City of Albany Park & Rec Department! Thank you again everyone, we had a great time and hope you did too!
[02/02/19] Good morning and happy 20th Annual Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest Day! A final thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers and those who purchased tickets in preparation for today. The tent is going up, the heaters are on, the crab is on ice and we're busy setting up tables as we get ready to open at noon today! So come on down, enjoy some great food, tasty beer, good friends, and excellent music at this, the most FUN Fundraiser in town! We won't be checking this page anymore today, but we do have some tickets left and they will be for sale at the door at Calapooia Brewing Company, corner of Water/Hill. Look for the ginormous tent! 👍🦀
And please give a HUGE Thank You to our Final Four In-Kind Sponsors, all of whom are members of the Greater Albany Rotary Club (Oregon - Rotary District 5110)! Willamette Valley Bottling, Xtreme Grafx, CoEnergy Propane and 1580 KGAL 920 KSHO! Thank you so much to Bruce Allen, Arthur Meeker, Randy Camp and Charlie Eads for your continued support! We so appreciate you and all you do for us!
Our next four In-Kind sponsors for whom we are very grateful are: Hurley Design Group, Best Pots Inc., KRKT and City Government of Albany, Oregon Parks & Rec! Thank you all and we will see you tomorrow!
Here are the next four In-Kind Sponsors that have generously given of their product: North Albany Supermarket IGA, Van Vleet Meat & Food Service Co., Reser's Fine Foods and Franz Bakery! Thank you all for helping to provide our soda, pulled pork, salads and cookies and rolls! We appreciate your contributions and hope to see you on Saturday!
Without our In-Kind Sponsors, we would have a lot less funds to help those we serve. This year, we had 16 generous companies step up to help. In no particular order, please give a thank you to these first four: The Depot Restaurant; Calapooia Brewing Company; Fisherman's Market; Loafers Station - The Depot donates our tasty clam chowder, Calapooia Brewing lets us take over their brewery and pub, Fisherman's Market provides the crab and Loafers Station donates our grand prize which is a weekend at the coast!
Introducing the last three Club Crab Sponsors who support this event on an annual basis: Rhodes-Warden Insurance Agency, Town & Country Realty and Willamette Community Bank! Thank you Alex Patterson, Jessica Pankratz, Realtor and Monica Hall ~ without all of our 12 Club Crab Sponsors, we wouldn't have so much Fun in this Fundraiser!
Are you planning on joining us this Saturday, February 2nd? If you haven't yet purchased your tickets, you can save $5 per ticket if you purchase them online at www.greateralbanyrotaryclub.com Online ticket sales are $35, prices at the door on Saturday are $40. You can also purchase beer tokens, raffle tickets and more! Online ticket sales will close at 10pm on Friday - so be sure to get yours before then!
Our next three Club Crab Sponsors are Larry Heer & Associates, Oare & Associates Realty and Parr Lumber Company! Thank you Larry Heer, Brian Oare and Brian Dietrich for your wonderful support; we appreciate it and will see you on Saturday!
The next three Club Crab Sponsors we'd like to thank are Citizens Bank, Edward Jones - Chris Scariano and Farmers Insurance - Katie Enright! Thank you Selina Marshall, Chris and Katie Enright Insurance Agency Farmers Insurance - We appreciate your support and will see you on Saturday!
Please give a huge "Thank You!" to our 12 Club Sponsors. These are our Greater Albany Rotary Club (Oregon - Rotary District 5110) members who are sponsoring the event again this year. In alphabetical order, the first three are: AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home, Albany Lock and Key and Central Willamette Credit Union! Thank you James K. Dufour, Mike Martin and Stacie Wyss Schoenborn - we appreciate your support!
We love our repeat sponsors, so please let Weatherford Thompson Cowgill Black & Schultz PC know how much you appreciate them for sponsoring us yet again this year! Thank you Weatherford Thompson, we will see you on Saturday!
Please give a Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest Thank You!! to Les Schwab Tire Center for being our Snow Crab Sponsor again this year! Because of return sponsors like Les Schwab, we can keep adding the "Fun" to this Fundraiser! Thank you Les Schwab, we appreciate you and will see you on Saturday!
We welcome another new sponsor this year, Ticor Title Albany, as one of our newest Snow Crab Sponsors! Thank you Ticor Title of Albany and Carol Hahn for your support, we appreciate you and look forward to seeing you this Saturday!
Not everyone is familiar with Rotary International and what we at the Greater Albany Rotary Club (Oregon - Rotary District 5110) do other than work towards the eradication of polio ~ and we're "this close!". Every Rotary Club has their own preferred areas of interest but we like to focus on children, sustainable clean water and literacy both locally and internationally. This is a list of past and present service projects that our club has worked on in just the past few years. Your support through donations, sponsorships and attending our events helps us continue our work. So thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest this Saturday, February 2nd!
Please give a Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest shout-out to Republic Services! They are our tent sponsor again this year and we really appreciate their annual support! Thank you, Republic Services, and we will see you on the 2nd!
We are excited to announce we have another new sponsor this year, Bonaventure of Albany who will be sponsoring the Booze Barrels! Due to their support, we will have three barrels set up - one with beer (minimum of 25 22-oz bottles), one with wine (minimum of 15 bottles) and one with spirits (minimum of 10 bottles). We will have a drawing for each barrel for a total of three winners! Buy 1 ticket for $10, or 3 for $25! You can also order tickets online at www.greateralbanyrotaryclub.com at the Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest event page. Must be 21+ to win! Thank you again Bonaventure of Albany, we look forward to seeing you on February 2nd!
We want to give a huge "Thank YOU" to Linn Veterinary Hospital P.C. for their Pub & Atrium Sponsorship again this year! Linn Veterinary Hospital has been a sponsor for years, and we couldn't hold such a great event without their continued support! Thank you Dr Braat and team, we look forward to seeing you on February 2nd!
The Happy Crab Oyster Garden is back again this year; thanks to our repeat sponsor Reece & Associates! We'll start serving steamed oysters at noon and continue while supplies last. $2 per oyster and you get to keep the pearl! Oyster ticket sales are available at the door and online at www.rotarycrabfest.org. Thank you Dave Reece, we appreciate your support again this year and look forward to seeing you next Saturday, February 2nd!
Please give a Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest Hello and Thank You! to a new sponsor this year, AXIS Electric; our Lucky Crab Prize Sponsor! We will have dozens of baskets as prizes again this year with a minimum value of $25, so be sure to get your prize tickets - $10 for 14 or $1 for 1. We will draw about 10 winners every 30 minutes so you'll have plenty of chances to win! Thank you Axis Electric, we appreciate you joining us this year and we will see you on February 2nd!
We have a new sponsor level this year, the "Rockin' Crab Stage Sponsor" and this years sponsor is a perfect fit! Please give a huge shout-out to AmeriTitle, Inc. and the amazing Sarah Steen for all her efforts not just for the Greater Albany Rotary Club (Oregon - Rotary District 5110) but for our community in general. So Thank You Sarah, and Thank You AmeriTitle of Albany, we so appreciate your support!! 👍❤️
Please give a 20th Annual Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest Thank You! to Boshart Trucking, Inc. for once again being our #PresentingSponsor We can't thank them enough for supporting this fundraiser that supports our local and international service projects! Thank you #BoshartTrucking - we appreciate you!
Again this year, we will have live music for most of the event.
12:30 - 1:30 The Bush Pilots
2 - 3:15 Southern Crossing
4 - 5 Albany German Band
5:30 - 6:45 Southern Crossing (Repeat performance)
So get your tickets online and come and join the fun!
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Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest
We want to recognize Fisherman's Market for the consistent amount, quality, freshness and pricing of crab we buy from them every year. Sometimes it's been a little tricky with the seasons and the weather, but they have always come through for us. Thank you, Ryan!, we truly do appreciate you! 🦀😀❣️
[02/04/18] Thank you!! to everyone who attended yesterday's event, we are so glad you joined us! Thank you to all our sponsors, vendors, bands, Calapooia Brewing Company for hosting us once again, our donors of great baskets and drawing items, and a very special Thank You! to the Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest committee and volunteers who worked so hard yesterday. Because of all of YOU, we had another successful and super FUN Fundraiser! Mark your calendars for our 20th anniversary, Feb 2nd, 2019!
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Here is our wine barrel! $10 a ticket and 3 for $25!
Here is our wine barrel! $10 a ticket and 3 for $25!
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Looks like we'll have perfect weather, overcast and warm! You can still purchase tickets; they will be available starting at noon at the event! Calapooia Brewing Company140 Hill St NE in Albany. And as we will be setting up this morning and helping over 800 people have a great time today, responses to questions on this page will be delayed. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you today!
A timely reminder that if you are planning on buying your Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest tickets online, online sales stop at midnight tonight and all further tickets will be sold at the door starting at Noon tomorrow. If you don't have access to a computer or credit card, stop by the Albany Visitors Association at 3rd and Lyon in downtown Albany as they have some for sale. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
All day we will have live music thanks to the following bands and musicians who have donated their time: Southern Crossing, Albany German Band, The Bush Pilots and Isaac Andrew!
A quick reminder that you can purchase your Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest tickets online for $35 at our website: www.rotarycrabfest.org This will save you time in line and gives you a discount as they will be $40 at the door the day of the event. If you don't have access to a computer or a credit card, send this page a private message and we will get you set up with what you need! 👍🦀
With all the road construction going on around Calapooia Brewing Company, the Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest has set up a trolley service from 4pm - 8pm. Park in the lot behind Albany Civic Theater and catch a free ride to and from the Crab Fest!
Last meeting before the Rotary Crab Fest going over last minute details! Hope to see you on Saturday and don’t forget you can buy tickets online at rotarycrabfest.org
A Happy Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest "Thank You!" to Dave Reece of Reece & Associates for being our Happy Crab Oyster Garden Sponsor this year! We're grilling over 600 oysters again this year starting at 1pm until supplies last. Thank you, Dave, for your support; we appreciate you and will see you Saturday!
Recent donations by Greater Albany Rotary Club Rotarians for the beer, wine and spirit barrels! Tickets are on sale for $10 each and 3 for $25. Maximum of 200 tickets sold per barrel. Minimum of 25 22-oz bottles of beer, 15 bottles of wine and 10 bottles of spirits. You can buy your tickets at rotarycrabfest.org!
Please give a Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest shout out and "Thank You!" to Selmet Inc for being our Table Sponsor this year. We truly appreciate that they have been great supporters over the years and we look forward to seeing them on the 3rd!
Please give a Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest "Thank You!" to Linn Veterinary Hospital P.C. for being our Crab Sponsor this year! Thank you Dr Braat and Team, we appreciate you very much and can't wait to see you on the 3rd!
We want to extend a Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest "Thank You!" to Republic Services for being our Tent Sponsor again this year. Republic Services also provides our compostable dinnerware and paper products so everything is recyclable and very little goes into landfill at the end of our event. Thank you Republic Services, we appreciate you and look forward to seeing you on the 3rd!
Ordering your Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest tickets online at rotarycrabfest.org will save you time in line, plus you can also purchase oyster tickets ($2), beer/wine tokens ($5), and beer, wine or spirit barrel tickets! We are selling no more than 200 tickets per barrel and they are $10 each or 3 for $25. Mix and match or go all in for your favorite! Thank you to The Growler Garage & Tap House for being our sponsor again this year!
Please give Boshart Trucking, Inc.a huge Crab Fest "Thank You!" for being our Presenting Sponsor again this year! We so appreciate their support which benefits our fight against polio, and boosts our service projects both Local and International. THANK YOU Boshart Trucking, Inc. - we look forward to seeing you next month!
We are just 30 days away from the #rotarycrabfest Tickets on sale now at www.rotarycrabfest.org $35 gets you crab, pulled pork, clam chowder from The Depot, salad and all the fixin’s! We also have a vegan option! Grilled oysters are back this year starting at 1pm. Coffee, water and soda are available for free and Calapooia Brewing Company will be selling wine and beer. Live music all day - hope to see you there!
Committee meetings have started, plans are underway to make this the best #greateralbanyrotaryclub #rotarycrabfest yet! Follow us on Instagram for more details!