Essex Clam Fest —October 26th

  • Essex Clam Fest Shepard Memorial Park, 24 Martin Street Essex, MA

Come check out our booth and try the best New England clam chowda! We will have a great selection of seasonal and holiday art.

31st Annual Essex ClamFestThe Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 31st 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. More than 40 vendors provided food and fun for the 2012 Essex Clamfest. Join us for entertainment throughout the afternoon; the Lions Club food pavilion; an Ipswich Ale station; 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.