Essex Clam Fest 2014

Enjoy food, live music and all kinds of family fun at the Essex Clam Fest!

There's no better place in New England to eat clams than Essex, Massachusetts! Now in its 32nd year, this local festival takes place in Memorial Park in downtown Essex boasts 40 to 50 food, craft, and local product vendors. The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 32nd 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, an interesting variety of activities has been planned, including:

  • An arts and crafts area
  • Entertainment throughout the afternoon
  • The Lions Club Food Pavilion
  • An Ipswich Ale Station
  • Organization, church, and non-profit tables
  • Kids Rides and Games
  • A Health Fair

The crafts area and the rides will be open to the public starting at 11:00 am. For more information contact Sue Lufkin at essexmar2@verizon.net.

When: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 11am - 4pm
Location: 
Memorial Park (Essex)
Prices: 
FREE
Prices: 
Chowder Tasting Admission: $5
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