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It’s Yarmouth Clam Festival weekend, July 20-22. The 53rd annual!

Ian Michaud, left, Eric Michaud and Greg Abbot of Portland’s Liquid Riot Bottling Co.

Three of our crew, Eric and Ian Michaud and Greg Abbot, grew up in Yarmouth so they know their way around the Fest. Here’s their suggested 2018 itinerary:


Day 1) Thursday, July 19
We will be selling draft beers, cocktails and wine at the awesome Yarmouth Farmers’ Market’s “MarketFest,” from 3-7pm. Also we’ll be selling cans of our delicious beers and bottles of our award winning spirits to take home. We’re bringing a fresh batch of Herbie, which is named for Yarmouth’s remarkable American Elm. After drinks, wander over and pick up some fresh veggies, meats and cheeses, plus other locally-made goodies. Go here for all the MarketFest details.

After MarketFest, Ian suggests heading over to the CLAMFEST to hit the rides. $20 gets you an unlimited rides bracelet… so you can go full inner child. 


Day 2) Friday, July 20
Rule #1, don’t skip the the legendary parade at 6pm. This year’s theme is “Totally 80’s” and it will be a blast! Bonus points for anyone wearing a Members Only jacket.

Rule #2) Don’t leave the Fest without some fried clams! Memorial Green will be covered with vendors, live music and more.


For Friday night libations, our suggested go-tos are Gather and Dirigo Public House.


Day 3) Saturday, July 21
Early risers need to hit the Flapjack breakfast, it’s Eric favorite event of the year! It’s at the First Parish Church and starts at 7am. If you’re an athlete, you might want to burn Thursday’s and Friday’s accumulated calories by joining the Festival’s five mile race, which starts at 8am. Or simply stroll up and down Yarmouth’s beautiful Main Street checking out the local artists and their work.


If you need to cool off, there is a brand new brewpub in town called Brickyard Hollow. Most importantly, don’t miss the fireworks at 9:15pm.


Finale) Sunday, July 22


The Festival’s Bike Race starts at 9am and it is well worth the effort of getting out of bed early to go watch, it starts and finishes at Memorial Green. Maybe more fried clams while you’re watching? Just sayin! Sunday is all about music, magic, and other entertainments. Go to clamfestival.com for the full Clam Festival schedule.


When you get tired of fried clams (like that could ever happen) head to the great local restaurants on Main Street and within easy walking distance on Route 1. Cans of Liquid Riot beer are found nearby at Handy’s and Rosemont Market. And if you want to skip the whole thing, come see us on Commercial Street!


What more can we say other than Bon Festival and have a great Yarmouth weekend!


Photos courtesy: Forecaster newspaper, Yarmouth Clam Festival