Getting Here

The Yarmouth Clam Festival is located in the center of Yarmouth, a sleepy Maine town located just up the coast from Portland. Join us for one or all three, fun-filled days for the whole family. Below find directions and where to park your cars and bikes.


From the North (Gardiner and points North)
  • I-95 (ME Turnpike) south to Gardiner where the highway splits
  • Exit 103 to I-295 South
  • I-295 toward Portland
  • Exit 17 to US-1 toward Yarmouth
  • Follow detour signs to the Festival Center
From the South (Portland):
  • I-295 toward Falmouth
  • Exit 15 to US-1 toward Yarmouth/Cumberland
  • Keep right at the fork in the ramp
  • Merge onto US-1
  • Follow detour signs to the Festival Center
From the West (Gray):
  • Route 115 east (becomes Main Street in Yarmouth)
Public Transportation from Boston:
Public Transportation from Greater Portland:
  • The Metro Breez provides express bus service to Yarmouth (within walking distance of the Yarmouth Clam Festival) and Freeport from the Portland Transportation Center and downtown Portland. Nine weekday trips (Monday – Friday) and five on Saturday (no Sunday service). Regular fares are $3 each way; $1.50 for Seniors (65+) and persons with disabilities.


Admission to the Clam Festival is free, and we provide several choices for parking:

Free Parking

A free parking lot is available, courtesy of DeLorme Map Company, on Route 1, just north of Exit 17. A free shuttle service runs to and from this lot and the Festival center all weekend every half hour between 9:00 am – 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday. Regular pick-up stops on Main Street are marked with signs.

Fundraiser Parking

We keep admission to the Festival free, and we provide fundraising parking lots, managed by Yarmouth’s nonprofit organizations to raise funds for the work they do in our community. These lots are identified with official Festival parking signs along Route 1 and Main Street. Fees range from $5 to $10, depending on their proximity to Festival center. Thank you for using fundraising parking lots to support Yarmouth’s nonprofit organizations!

Fundraising Parking Locations
Baseball Boosters
Basketball Boosters
Tennis Boasters
Ice Hockey Boosters
Lacrosse Boosters
North Yarmouth Academy
Soccer Boosters
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
  • TBD– $10
Download a Parking Map

Click the image below to download a PDF map showing the locations of the Clam Festival Parking locations.

Clam Festival Parking Map

Parking Map

Free Bicycle Parking

Go green to the Festival this year and ride your bike! It’s free, easy, convenient, healthy, environmentally friendly, and fun! Located at Cleaves Street by Town Hall. Just drop your bike off (bring a lock) and explore the festival. Please note that bicycles are unattended.

  • All bicycles must be picked up by 8:00 pm.
  • Please remember a light if you’re planning to ride after dark.
  • Located at Cleaves Street by Town Hall