The Crabbiest Festival

WOW WHAT’S THAT! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…. crab?

Hello everybody, today we’re going to visit an awesome annual event called Crabfest, hosted by the Huntington Beach Lions Club and the various LEO Clubs in the district. If you thought Crabfest was all about crab, you’re wrong! At Crabfest, not only was their succulent, all-you-can-eat crab knuckles and legs, but accompanying the star dishes were shrimp, clam chowder, and a tasty Italian vinaigrette salad, along with raffles to win amazing prizes like iPads or vacations. Though the focus of the night is on the crab, to me, nothing can beat the pippin’ hot, freshly made clam chowder, scooped up in still warm bread. The dry crunch from the bread and the creaminess of the clam chowder create a bite of food like no other.


The servers of the spectacular seafood are none other the LEOs from the various clubs. LEO Clubs stand for Leadership Experience Opporunity Clubs and are high school based clubs from around the world. Lions Club, the organization that is hosting the Crabfest, is the mother club of the LEO clubs and is one of the largest volunteer service organizations around the world. A majority of the proceeds of the night go back to the LEO clubs, with half of all sales being given to support the high school clubs. The only thing better than delicious food is supporting charities and students at the same time. The only downside is it comes once a year. The next time you’re in Orange County in the Spring, be sure to attend the Lions Club Crabfest for a night to remember.




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