Celebrate 26 years with us

October 5th & 6th, 2024, 10am to 4pm


Tons of kids activities! Bring your whole family!

Taylor Shellfish

Owners: The Taylor family of Shelton, WA
Farm Type: Seafood, Shellfish

Farm premises: 1700 acres of shellfish beds in the tidelands of Samish Bay, with a retail store and shore side picnic & BBQ area on scenic Chuckanut Drive.

About Taylor Shellfish

Learn While Touring These Premises: Information provided about shellfish farming and clean water awareness. Meet shellfish farmers and see photos and educational displays by Taylor Shellfish Farms, Skagit Conservation Education Alliance (SCEA), Skagit Conservation District and Skagit Valley Backyard Habitat Team.

Food ($): Oysters, manila clams, mussels, geoduck, Dungeness crab, scallops, prawns, salmon, halibut, cookbooks, aprons, and more.

Retail($): Fresh oysters (live, shucked and smoked), manila clams, mussels, geoduck, Dungeness crab (live or cooked); frozen scallops, prawns, salmon, halibut, smoked salmon & pickled herring. Cookbooks, aprons, sweatshirts and more!

Free Samples: Steamed Manila Clams

Farm History

Prior to its purchase in 1991 by the Taylor family, this farm started growing oysters in 1921. Now run by the fourth generation of the family, the Taylors began farming shellfish in southern Puget Sound in 1890.


One adult Pacific Oyster can filter as much as 65 gallons of water per day.


~FREE~ Festival Activities

  • Meet shellfish farmers
  • Educational Exhibits
  • Oyster shucking demonstrations
  • Shellfish trivia
  • Build a fairy house on the beach
  • See the world’s only lighthouse made of oyster shells
  • Kid’s beach

Location & Directions

Taylor Shellfish
2182 Chuckanut Drive
Bow, WA 98232

From I-5 take exit #231. Go northwest on Chuckanut Drive (Hwy 11) for 10 miles to the Oyster Creek Inn. From Bellingham take exit #250. Go south on Chuckanut Drive 9.5 miles. The farm’s entrance is in the corner of the restaurant parking lot. Drive under the sign, across the bridge and down the hill. Please use caution: one lane road and railroad crossing.


Miles Off of I-5: Approximately 10

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