Day 113 – 365 Things To Do In Bellingham, WA – Oyster Shell Sculpture Competition

The Oyster Shell Sculpture Competition will take place Saturday as part of the annual Bivalve Bash and Low Tide Mud Runat the Taylor Shellfish Farms, 2182 Chuckanut Dr.
The 15 three-person teams will have from 9am-1pm to  create works of art using only  the shells of the bivalves to bring their visions to life—no mud, rocks, seaweed, wood, clams, mussels or crab shells can be used for embellishments. The 40,000 shells they’ll have on hand are trucked in from a shucking house in Shelton, Wash., where the company also operates it’s oyster farms.

The event celebrates the cultural, biological and economic importance of shellfish grown in Samish Bay. The Mud Run, the Oyster Shell Sculpture Contest and a silent auction begin at 9 a.m.

The Low Tide Mud Run starts at low tide, 10:49 a.m., with several divisions. Lots of family activities, including oyster shuffleboard, mud volleyball and a muddy tug-o-war, will take place throughout the dayas well as one of Bellingham’s favorite bands, The Atlantics playing music from 12:30 to 4:30 pm.

Bivalve Bash signs will direct you to free offsite parking, where shuttle busses will run approximately every 15-20 minutes

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