Don't miss the parade Grand Marshal, Julia Gagnon!

A Maine summertime tradition since 1965, returns in 2024! The 57th Yarmouth Clam Festival is the perfect road trip for a weekend of fun. It all takes place July 19th-July 21st.

Always held on the third Friday in July, the festival benefits over 30 local area non-profits.

Each year, they serve up more than 6,000 pounds of clams, 6,000 lobster rolls, 2,500 pancake breakfasts, 2,000 shore dinners, 400 homemade pies, and 6,000 strawberry shortcakes. All are washed down with over 13,500 Lime Rickeys.

Check out this list of things to do while you are there!

Food: Just about everything you can imagine will be served at these hours:
Friday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Carnival: The carnival on the mid-way features Smokey’s Greater Shows. Thrilling rides, games for prizes, classic carnival food Sunday of the Festival.

The mid-way is open at the following times:
Friday & Saturday
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 – 5:00 pm

Check out the daily list of activities:

Friday:

10:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies
Celebrate the Official Opening of the 57th Yarmouth Clam Festival on Memorial Green. Don’t forget to take a photo with Steamer!

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Run Pre-Registration and Race Package Pick-Up
for Kids’ Fun Run and Pat’s Pizza 5-Mile Road Race

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Gorham Savings Bank Fine Art + Craft Show
Juried craft and fine art show has a fine selection of jewelry, clothing, collectibles, pottery, wood carvings, handcrafted items and fine art.

11:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Free Entertainment
Over 18 hours of entertainment from local and regional bands, competitions, presentations, and demonstrations across 4 stages. Memorial Green Stage (near food circle), North Yarmouth Academy Stage, Library Stage, and First Parish Stage

10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Carnival
Rides and amusements by Smokey’s Greater Shows.

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sensory Break Tent

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Clam Festival Parade
“Pop Culture Phenomena ” themed Parade, with special Grand Marshal Julia Gagnon, top 7 finalist of American Idol.

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Kids’ Area Activities and Entertainment

Saturday:

7:15 AM – 8:15 AM

Clam Festival Kids’ Fun Run
for children 12 & under, starting and ending on Main Street at Memorial Green. Pre registration required. Register you kid’s on Friday between 10AM-3PM on memorial green. More information »

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Pat’s Pizza Clam Festival Classic
Five mile road race starting and ending on Main Street on Memorial Green. More information »

11:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Free Entertainment
Over 18 hours of entertainment from local and regional bands, competitions, presentations, and demonstrations across 4 stages.

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Kids’ Area Activities and Entertainment

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Gorham Savings Bank Fine Art + Craft Show
Juried craft and fine art show has a fine selection of jewelry, clothing, collectibles, pottery, wood carvings, handcrafted items and fine art.

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sensory Break Tent

9:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Fireworks

Sunday:

7:00 AM -10:00 AM

Pancake Breakfast

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gorham Savings Bank Fine Arts + Craft Show

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Free Entertainment
Over 18 hours of entertainment from local and regional bands, competitions, presentations, and demonstrations across 4 stages.

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Clam Festival Men’s & Women’s Professional Bike Race

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sensory Break Tent

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Diaper Derby
A crowd favorite and a blast for crawlers and toddlers. Hosted by NewsCenter 6’s Lee Goldberg.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Main Street Rumble
One-of-a-kind auto show lined up on Main Street.

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Kids’ Area Activities and Entertainment

2024 Maine Agricultural Fair & Festival Dates

According to the Maine Fairs website, these are the proposed dates for some of Maine's biggest fairs and festivals. If there is an event that we missed that you believe should be on our list, or if we got something wrong, please let us know by sending an email to Cooper.Fox@townsquaremedia.com

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