Clam Festival Parade

Parade

Time: 6:00 pm

Date: Friday, July 17th

Location: Main Street

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 14th. 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 7th. Please register in person Friday, July 18th 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=L42VZH7

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

33rd 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

Register Online: https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=8615

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: Adrienne Stein and Jeff Peterson/WGME TV, Jackie Ward and Amanda Hill/WCSH TV, Katie Thompson and Norm Karkos/WMTW TV, Lori Voornas and Jeff Parsons/WJBQ radio, and Patty Wight and Robin Rilette/MPBN radio.”

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

Time: 3:30 pm

Date: Saturday, July 18th

Location: Yankee Marina

The race starts at Yankee Marine (new this year) and goes down river, around Lanes Island, and back down the Royal River (approx. 6 miles) finishing at Yankee Marina. Watch a video from a prior year’s race.

Registration

Early: $30 per person if registration is submitted by Thursday, July 10th. Please submit your completed registration to: Emma Pope-Welch, YCF Race Director, 8 Varney Rd., Freeport, ME 04032

Racers who are already registered should arrive at least one-half an hour prior to race time to have your boat in the water 15 minutes prior to race start.

Race Day: $35 per person if registration is submitted on race day.
Race-day registration begins one and a half hours prior to race start time at Yankee Marina.

Online: http://www.paddlelincoln.com/paddlerace/

For Questions please call Emma Pope-Welch (Race Director) at 207-651-9741

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34th 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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3rd 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