Essex ClamFest

Essex ClamFest

October 20, 2018 , 11 - 4

Shepard Memorial Park
24 Martin Street
Essex, MA

Join us for the 36th annual celebration of all things clam in historic and beautiful Essex.  The Festival will feature lots of excellent art and crafts, plentiful fine food and beverages, children's activities and live entertainment throughout the day. If you're a chowder fan, the highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine the best chowder on Cape Ann. Local restaurants are expected to serve up their favorite chowder recipes starting at noon and ending about 2 pm.  And if you've never been to Essex, leave time after the festival to treat yourself to their phenomenal array of galleries and antique shops - it's browsing heaven!  

The festival's rain date is Sunday, October 21.  If the event is moved to the rain date (usually a last-minute decision) we will let you know via our Facebook page:

If you'd like us to bring something in particular for you, please give us a call at 617-564-1192 or email us and we'd be happy to bring your order to the Festival.  You can pay when you pick it up.  Hope to see you there!