Join the 49ers at the 7th Annual Union Square Celebrity Crab Cracking
What:** The 7th Annual Celebrity Crab Festival at Union Square. Union Square may not be home to crab fishermen, but we know how to celebrate San Francisco's local seafood treasure!
Members of the San Francisco 49ers team up with local chefs to demonstrate the art and intricacies of cracking a crab. The noon-time demonstration will be followed by a timed crab cracking and cleaning contest to see who can clean the most crab.
For a minimal sampling fee, local restaurants will provide tastes of the city's beloved Dungeness and patrons can sample beer and wine at the Wine & Beer Garden. Admission is FREE. Tickets for food, beer and wine tastings are $5 each or 6 for $25. Tickets can be bought the day of the event at a designated ticket booth - cash only.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the San Francisco 49ers Foundation which supports development programs for underserved youth that keep them safe, on track and in school. A significant portion of its funding goes towards family violence prevention programs and activities that teach youth leadership and respect.
This year, the Crab Festival will be a "zero waste" event. In partnership with Golden Gate Disposal & Recycling and the San Francisco Department of the Environment, all materials used at the event will be compostable and recyclable
When: 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – Crab Cracking Competition
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Where: Union Square
(Powell between Geary and Post)
San Francisco, CA
Who: San Francisco 49ers
49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders
49ers Mascot Sourdough Sam
Local Union Square Chefs
Produced By: Union Square Association in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers Foundation & Macy's.