The world’s only Abalone Festival & Cook-off is happening this weekend, Saturday, October 6. Chefs are competing for a week’s vacation in a Yucatan villa, so they’ll be cooking their hearts out for you. They are fellow abalone lovers, so you know they have a few secret recipes up their sleeves. Since abalone is not available for sale or in restaurants, this is your chance to sample this delicacy. Chowder tasting, a craft fair, and music round out this fun event. Caspar Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.