Essex Clam Fest 2018

Enjoy food, live music and all kinds of family fun at the Essex Clam Fest! Photo: An order of steamed clams from Woodman's of Essex

The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Essex ClamFest in Memorial Park in Essex. The highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best clam chowder on Cape Ann. Local restaurants are expected to serve up their favorite chowder recipes starting at noon and ending about 2 pm. Judges of the chowder will be announced in advance. The public will also have the opportunity to sample and vote on their favorite chowder.

In addition to the Chowder competition, you'll find an interesting variety of activities including an arts and crafts area and vendors providing food and fun. Join us for entertainment throughout the afternoon; the Lions Club food pavilion; organization, church, and non-profit tables; a number of rides and games for the children; a health and wellness fair. The crafts area and the rides will be open to the public starting at 11 am. For more information contact Sue Lufkin at essexmar2@verizon.net. Sorry, no dogs or skateboards allowed.

When: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018 11am - 4pm
Chowder Tasting Noon-2pm
Prices: 
FREE
Chowder Tasting Admission: $5
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