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Come one, come all: Crab Feed season is upon us
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Turlock Rural firefighter Adam Amirfar shows off the fresh crab he's piling onto a plate held by Theresa Perez. Along with firefighter Jeremy Schuyler, Amirfar and Perez fed approximately 350 guests at the 2013 Turlock Rural Fire, Kiwanis Club of Turlock, and Friends of the Stanislaus County Fair crab feed fundraiser held at the fairgrounds. - photo by Journal file photo

The New Year is a time for resolutions and champagne toasts, but it can also be the sign of expanding waistlines as people across town tuck into annual all-you-can-eat crab feeds.

While patrons may walk away more uncomfortable than when they walked in after a full night of eating and drinking, they can rest assured that their consciences will feel good even if their stomachs don’t.  The proceeds from the local crab feeds all go towards good causes including school programs and local fire department needs.

Larry Reed of Reed Realty which is sponsoring the 3rd annual Turlock Police Activities League crab feed put it succinctly, “It’s just excellent crab, a fun event and it’s for a great cause.”

So wear your stretchy pants, pack your breath mints and prepare for a fun night, or four, as the town of Turlock ushers in the new year with the annual crab feed season.


3rd Annual Turlock Police Activities League All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed

Doors open at 6 p.m. on Jan. 10

Turlock War Memorial 247 E. Canal Drive

Tickets cost $45 and includes all you can eat crab, auction, raffle, photo booth, DJ and dancing, and no host bar.

Tickets can be purchased at: Reed Realty at 5 E. Main St.; FirstCal Mortgage at 319 Main St.; and Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities at 144 S. Broadway.

For more information contact Erin Genest at 566-2614 or


The Turlock Rural Fire District, Kiwanis Club of Turlock and Friends of the Fair Foundation 7th Annual All You Can Eat Shrimp and Crab Feed

Crab feed is at 6 p.m. on Jan. 11.

Building E-2 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

Tickets cost $45 and includes all you can eat shrimp and crab, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and a traditional raffle including two grand prizes.

Proceeds go towards the purchase of life-saving fire equipment and towards community youth for service projects.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Stanislaus County Fair office at 668-1333 or by visiting the offices at 900 N. Broadway.


Turlock Firefighters, Local #2434 Crab and Pasta Feed

Feed starts at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 25

Turlock War Memorial 247 E. Canal Drive

Adult tickets cost $40 and includes cold crab (seasoned and regular), salad, pasta, bread with raffle to follow dinner.

For tickets email


6th Annual Pitman High School FFA Crab Feed

Doors open at 6 p.m. on Feb. 7.

Harvest Hall, Stanislaus County Agricultural Center 3800 Cornucopia Way

Tickets cost $40 and includes all you can eat cold crab (marinated and regular), garden salad, pasta, bread, no host bar and silent auction.

Students that sell tickets earn the direct profit. To be connected with a student, contact Krista Vannest at 602-1146.


Turlock FFA Ag Boosters Crab Feed

Crab feed is at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

Turlock Pentecost Hall and Ballroom at 528 North Golden State Blvd.

Tickets cost $55 and includes all you can eat crab, pasta, salad, bread, no host bar, live auction and raffle.

For tickets contact Kathy Souza at 678-0751.