Clam Festival Parade

Parade

Time: 6:00 pm

Date: Friday, July 17th

Location: Main Street

This year’s theme is #flashback Friday: 50 years on Parade. Theme your float after something/someone/an event that has significance in the last half century.

Get creative and theme your floats after the endless possibilities!

A special thanks to our Parade Director, Courtney Kennedy. She can be reached via email here.

Street Closures

From 5:30 to 7:30 am the following streets will be closed for the Clam Festival Parade:  Main Street, West Elm Street, McCartney Street, Portland Street, School Street (remains closed until 11:30 pm)

Clam Festival Kid's Fun Run

Kid’s Fun Run

Time: Varies

Date: Saturday, July 18th

Location: Main Street at Memorial Green

EARLY REGISTRATION

Register by mail or in person before Monday, July 13th. Get the low $10 entry fee and beat race-day crowds! First 400 registered runners get T-Shirts!

Due to Festival preparations, the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce office will not be able to accept walk in applications after Monday, July 6th. Please register in person Friday, July 17th at the Memorial Green or on race day before 7:10am.

 Early Race Packet Pickup
  • Memorial Green
  • Friday, July 18th
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Also, last chance for $10 early registration
Race-Day Schedule
  • 6:00–7:10 AM — Race-Day Registration ($12)
  • 7:15 AM — 1/2-mile fun run for 3-6 year olds
  • 7:30 AM — 1-mile race for 7-12 year olds
  • 9:00 AM — Awards presentation

Register Online: https://www.signmeup.com/site/reg/register.aspx?fid=0G2VRH7

Street Closures

From 6:30 am to 9:30 am the following streets will be closed for the Fun Run: Main Street, East Elm Street, School Street, Bridge Street

Pat's 5 Mile Road Race

34th Annual Pat’s Pizza 5 Mile Road Race

Time: 8:00 am

Date: Saturday, July 18th

Location: Main Street at Town Hall

T-Shirts for the first 700 registered runners! 

Managed by the Maine Track Club

Registration

https://register.chronotrack.com/r/14663

Sponsors

Pat’s Pizza

Street Closures

From 6:30 am to 9:30 am the following streets will be closed for the Fun Run: Main Street, East Elm Street, School Street, Bridge Street

Clam Shucking Contest

Maine State Clam Shucking Contest

Time: 11:00 am

Date: Saturday, July 18th

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Come watch, and compete! Prizes go to the fastest shuckers in professional and amateur heats.

TWO celebrity heats set the competitive edge, both TV and radio on air personalities compete for bragging rights! “This year’s celebrities include: Stan Bennett and Teddy McKay/Frank 107.5 FM, Lori Voornas and Jeff Lerman/WJBQ radio, Patty Whyte and Tom Porter/MPBN radio, Katie Thompson and Norm Karkos/WMTW TV, Amanda Hill and Caroline Cornish/WCSH TV, Jennifer Long and partner TBD/WGME TV.”

Registration begins at 10:00 am.

Firefighters' Muster Competition

Firefighters’ Muster Competition

Time: 1:00 pm

Date: Saturday, July 18th

Location: Main Street at Memorial Green

Watch firefighting teams compete in events such as a bucket brigade, firefighter suit-up, and an old-fashioned hose-pull contest.

Hosted by WGME13’s Kim Block and Gregg Lagerquist

Sponsors

Dunkin’ Donuts

Street Closures

From 12:30 to 3:30 pm the following streets will be closed for the Firefighters’ Muster:  Main Street  (between York Street and School Street)

Canoe, Kayak and SUP Race

Due to circumstances that are beyond our control, we are sorry to say that we have had to cancel this year’s Canoe and Kayak Race which was set to be held on Saturday, July 18th on the Royal River and Casco Bay.

Following consultation with the local Police, Harbormaster and Coast Guard, it became clear that because there are so many other events happening on the water that same day, we would not have the resources, boats and volunteers to help with our race.

We apologize for the cancellation but we intend to make next year’s race even more spectacular so we hope to see you there!

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35th Annual Men’s & Women’s Professional Bike Race

Time: 9:00 am

Date: Sunday, July 19th

Location: Main Street at Memorial Green

Starts and finishes on Main Street in front of Memorial Green. This is a 3.6-mile loop with one short climb — 10 laps for men (36 miles) and 6 laps for women (21.6 miles).

$1,500 in prizes and primes. Field limited to 100 per race.

Sanctioned by the United States Cycling Federation; all USCF road racing rules apply.

Registration:

https://www.bikereg.com/yarmouth-clam-festival-bike-race-men-pre-reg-only

Downloads

Race Flyer coming soon…

Race Map

Street Closures

From 8:30 am to 11:30 am the following streets will be closed for the Bike Race: Main Street (between East Main Street and West Elm Street).

Automobile traffic on the rest of the race course will be restricted to moving in the direction of bicycle traffic, and long delays should be expected.

The following roads will be affected: East Elm Street (between Main St and Leighton Rd), Leighton Rd, North Rd (between Leighton Rd and East Main Street), East Main Street (between North Rd and Main St)

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Diaper Derby

Time: 12:00 noon

Date: Sunday, July 19th

Location: Memorial Green Tent

A fun race for crawlers and toddlers hosted by Lee Goldberg from WCSH.

Prizes for first and second-place winners in three divisions: Crawlers (1-12 months), Toddlers (13-24 months), Toddlers (25-36 months).

Registration

Begins at 10:00 am at the Memorial Green Stage

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Annual Healthy Kids Happy Kids Fun Ride

Time: 12:00 noon

Date: Sunday, July 19th

Location: Railroad Square on Main Street

Bike Ride – Ages 4 to 12

Helmets and Bikes necessary! Training wheels welcome!

All participants receive prizes at the completion of event and first 50 participants receive t-shirts.

Ride will start promptly at 12:00 pm and will be held rain or shine. Sorry no refunds.

For more information go to: healthykidshappykidsme.org

Course:

Ages 4–6: Start at Center Street and go straight taking a right at Railroad Square and finishing at Railroad Square and the “Bickford Collection.”

Ages 7–12: Start at South Street and take a right on Cumberland Street, then another right on Center Street then a final right onto Main Street. Finish will be in Railroad Square.

  • 7 to 8 year olds: 2 laps
  • 9 to 10 year olds: 3 laps
  • 11 to 12 year olds: 4 laps

All age groups will ride separately. 

Registration

Early: $12 – Can be done at healthykidshappykidsme.org or in person at The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce by July 16th.

Day Of: Ride Day registration starts at 11:00 am at Railroad Square (across Main St. from Royal Bean). Day of registration fee is $15.

Street Closures

From 11:30 to 1:00 pm the following streets will be closed for the Kids Fun Ride:  Main Street, Center Street, Cumberland Street, Railroad Square