Friday

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Opening Ceremonies

Join Festival mascot, “Steamer” the Clam, for the official opening of the 49th Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival. Scout Troop #35 will assist Steamer by raising the flag leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The Downeasters Barbershop Chorus will lead the National Anthem.

Location: Memorial Green

10:00 am

Fine Arts Show Opens

Invitational Fine Arts Show featuring artists from Maine and New England. Open until: 5:00 pm on Friday, 7:00 pm Saturday, and 5:00 pm Sunday.

Location: Merril Memorial Library Lawn

10:00 am

Craft Show Opens

Juried Craft Show has a fine selection of jewelry, clothing, collectibles, pottery, wood carvings, and other handcrafted items created by over 140 artisans. Open until: 9:00 pm on Friday & Saturday, and 5:00 pm Sunday.

Location: NYA Lawn

10:00 am

Carnival Opens

Rides and amusements by Smokey’s Greater Shows.

Location: Bennett Field by Rowe School

Sponsors: Smokey's Greater Shows

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Pink Elephant Sale

Treasures for sale. Find books, furniture, household items, and unique collectibles.

Location: Across from First Parish Church

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kids’ Fun Run Pre-Registration and Race Package Pick-Up

Location: Memorial Green

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tour of Historic First Parish Church

Take a guided tour of the authentically restored First Parish Church (116 Main Street). Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1868 church includes richly colored Victorian wall stenciling and a historic tracker organ built in 1870.

Location: 116 Main Street

11:30 am

Lily Faith Milne

The not ordinary, extraordinary singer song-writer

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

12:00 noon

No Banjos

Rock n’ Roll favorites

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

12:00 – 3:00 pm

Horse & Wagon Rides

Enjoy a free, gentle ride along Main Street in a Belgian-horse-drawn wagon owned by Dwayne and Becky Durgin of Meadow Creek Farm in Sumner. Rides are available on FridaySaturday & Sunday.

Location: Village Green Park

Sponsors: Summit Natural Gas

1:00 pm

Max Ater

Country, pop and jazz from Bath, Maine

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

1:30 pm

Moore, Moran & McRoy

Acoustic mix of forgotten favorites, familiar originals and lesser known classics

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

3:00 pm

The Mutineers

Yarmouth’s own acoustic traditional folk trio

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

3:00 pm

Pan Fried Steel

This steel-drum band plays infectious island-inspired Calypso music

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tour of Historic First Parish Church

Take a guided tour of the authentically restored First Parish Church (116 Main Street). Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1868 church includes richly colored Victorian wall stenciling and a historic tracker organ built in 1870.

Location: 116 Main Street

4:30 pm

The McCarthys

Original country tunes. Pre parade!

Location: Main Street at Memorial Green

4:30 pm

Monday Night Posse Trio

Yarmouth’s original garage band

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

5:30 pm

Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen Cooking Demo

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Clam Festival Parade

This year’s theme is Famous Mainahs. More information »

Location: Main Street

Sponsors: Eastern Boat, Yarmouth Boat Yard, Bay Square at Yarmouth, Bank of America, Fairpoint Communications

8:15 pm – 10:00 pm

Gunther Brown

Classic Americana and modern alt-country…a refreshing blend of rootsy styles

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

8:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Amy and the Engine

Featuring Amy Allen

Location: Memorial Green

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

Saturday

7:00 am – 10:30 am

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

Breakfast includes 2 golden pancakes, plain or blueberry, topped with real Cabot butter and maple syrup, a sausage patty, and your choice of two beverages (choose from juice, coffee, and milk) ($8).

Don’t like pancakes? Order a breakfast sandwich for $3!

Organized by the Yarmouth High School Junior Class.

Location: Memorial Green

7:00 am - 10:00 am

Flapjack Breakfast

Enjoy a hearty breakfast for the busy day of fun ahead. You’ll get 2 good-sized buttermilk pancakes (with or without blueberries), 2 link sausages, regular or decaf coffee (from Portland’s Coffee by Design), and milk or orange juice — all for only $7.

Location: First Parish Church

7:15 am – 9:00 am

Kids’ Fun Run

A fun race starting from Main Street with age groups for 3–12 year olds. More information »

Race Day Schedule
6:00–7:00 am – Race-Day Registration on Memorial Green – $12.
7:15 am – 1/2-mile run for 3–6 year olds
7:30 am – 1-mile run for 7–12 year olds
9:00 am – Awards presentation

Location: Main Street at Memorial Green

Sponsors: Fleet Feet Maine Running, Michele Shems DMD, Riverview Physical Therapy

8:00 am – 9:00 am

33rd Annual Pat’s Pizza 5 Mile Road Race

Flat, fast, scenic, certified 5-mile course (USATF# ME98006WN). Chip timing by Bay State Race Services. Entries accepted on race day. Sanctioned by the Maine Track Club. More information »

Location: Main Street at Memorial Green

Sponsors: Pat's Pizza

10:00 am

Fine Arts Show Opens

Invitational Fine Arts Show featuring artists from Maine and New England. Open until: 5:00 pm on Friday, 7:00 pm Saturday, and 5:00 pm Sunday.

Location: Merril Memorial Library Lawn

10:00 am

Craft Show Opens

Juried Craft Show has a fine selection of jewelry, clothing, collectibles, pottery, wood carvings, and other handcrafted items created by over 140 artisans. Open until: 9:00 pm on Friday & Saturday, and 5:00 pm Sunday.

Location: NYA Lawn

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Pink Elephant Sale

Treasures for sale. Find books, furniture, household items, and unique collectibles.

Location: Across from First Parish Church

10:30 am – 12:00 noon

Horse & Wagon Rides

Enjoy a free, gentle ride along Main Street in a Belgian-horse-drawn wagon owned by Dwayne and Becky Durgin of Meadow Creek Farm in Sumner. Rides are available on FridaySaturday & Sunday.

Location: Village Green Park

Sponsors: Summit Natural Gas

11:00 am

Maine State Clam Shucking Contest

Come, watch, and compete! Prizes go to the fastest shuckers in professional and amateur heats. Register to compete at 10:30am at the Memorial Green Tent. Two celebrity heats set the competitive edge, both TV and radio on air personalities compete for bragging rights! More information »

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Hannaford Supermarkets

11:00 am

Port City Jazz

This dynamic septet plays standards from the Great American Songbook

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tour of Historic First Parish Church

Take a guided tour of the authentically restored First Parish Church (116 Main Street). Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1868 church includes richly colored Victorian wall stenciling and a historic tracker organ built in 1870.

Location: 116 Main Street

12:30 pm

JimmyJo & the Jumbol’ayuhs

Cajun music with a Maine twist

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Firefighters’ Muster

High-spirited competition among area fire departments. More information »

Location: Main Street at Memorial Green

Sponsors: Dunkin' Donuts

2:00 pm

Jimmy and the Soul Cats

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

3:00 pm

The Not Dead Yet Band

Rock, pop, retro, fusion

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tour of Historic First Parish Church

Take a guided tour of the authentically restored First Parish Church (116 Main Street). Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1868 church includes richly colored Victorian wall stenciling and a historic tracker organ built in 1870.

Location: 116 Main Street

3:30 pm

The Downeasters Barbershop Harmony Society

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

3:30 pm

Canoe, Kayak and SUP Race

Race from Yankee Marina (NEW start/finish location) and brave the waters of the Royal River and Casco Bay. More information »

Location: Yankee Marina

Sponsors: Yankee Marina, Lincoln Canoe and Kayak

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Horse & Wagon Rides

Enjoy a free, gentle ride along Main Street in a Belgian-horse-drawn wagon owned by Dwayne and Becky Durgin of Meadow Creek Farm in Sumner. Rides are available on FridaySaturday & Sunday.

Location: Village Green Park

Sponsors: Summit Natural Gas

4:30 pm

Kevin Midgley

Local Delta bluesman plays slide guitar

Location: Memorial Green

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

5:30 pm

The Mallett Brothers Band

Named Best Band in New England, and recieved best album in New England for “LAND” at the New England Music Awards

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

6:00 pm

Anni Clark

Folk, pop and blues, with a dash of Mane hue-mah

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

7:30 pm

The Misadventures

Classic Rock played with reckless abondon

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

7:30 pm

Cidny Bullens

Americana artist

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

9:15 pm – 9:45 pm

Fireworks

Fireworks will be set off from Royal River Park. The park will be closed to pedestrian traffic at noon.

Location: Best viewed from behind the Library, Smokey's, or Memorial Green

Sponsors: Smokey's Greater Shows

9:30 pm

The Guv’nors

Rock n’ Roll music of the 1960’s British Invasion

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: Douglas Title

9:30 pm

Alex Lear

Acoustic singer songwriter

Location: Memorial Green

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

Sunday

7:00 am – 10:30 am

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

Breakfast includes 2 golden pancakes, plain or blueberry, topped with real Cabot butter and maple syrup, a sausage patty, and your choice of two beverages (choose from juice, coffee, and milk) ($8).

Don’t like pancakes? Order a breakfast sandwich for $3!

Organized by the Yarmouth High School Junior Class.

Location: Memorial Green

7:00 am - 10:00 am

Flapjack Breakfast

Enjoy a hearty breakfast for the busy day of fun ahead. You’ll get 2 good-sized buttermilk pancakes (with or without blueberries), 2 link sausages, regular or decaf coffee (from Portland’s Coffee by Design), and milk or orange juice — all for only $7.

Location: First Parish Church

9:00 am – 11:30 am

34th Annual Men’s & Women’s Bike Race

Watch the Men’s and Women’s bike racers tackle the 3.6 mile course starting on Main Street. $1,500 in prizes and primes. More information »

Location: Main Street at Memorial Green

Sponsors: Maine Indoor Karting, Norway Savings Bank

10:00 am

Fine Arts Show Opens

Invitational Fine Arts Show featuring artists from Maine and New England. Open until: 5:00 pm on Friday, 7:00 pm Saturday, and 5:00 pm Sunday.

Location: Merril Memorial Library Lawn

10:00 am

Craft Show Opens

Juried Craft Show has a fine selection of jewelry, clothing, collectibles, pottery, wood carvings, and other handcrafted items created by over 140 artisans. Open until: 9:00 pm on Friday & Saturday, and 5:00 pm Sunday.

Location: NYA Lawn

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pink Elephant Sale

Treasures for sale. Find books, furniture, household items, and unique collectibles.

Location: Across from First Parish Church

10:30 am

Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen Cooking Demo

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

10:30 – 12:30 pm

Horse & Wagon Rides

Enjoy a free, gentle ride along Main Street in a Belgian-horse-drawn wagon owned by Dwayne and Becky Durgin of Meadow Creek Farm in Sumner. Rides are available on FridaySaturday & Sunday.

Location: Village Green Park

Sponsors: Summit Natural Gas

11:00 am

John MacDonald

Live storytelling

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tour of Historic First Parish Church

Take a guided tour of the authentically restored First Parish Church (116 Main Street). Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1868 church includes richly colored Victorian wall stenciling and a historic tracker organ built in 1870.

Location: 116 Main Street

11:00 am

Interfaith Service

With Peter Panagore of the First Radio Parish Church & Daily Devotions. Yarmouth’s historic and carefully preserved 1796 meeting house is a lovely place to attend a service for all during Clam Festival weekend.  To learn about the meeting house and its history, visit the Old Meeting House website.

Location: Old Meeting House on Hillside St

Sponsors: Tri-Community Interfaith Council

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Diaper Derby

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 is required and begins at 10:00 am. More information »

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union

12:00 noon

3rd Annual Health Kids Happy Kids Fun Bike Ride

One mile ride beginning at Rail Road Park (across from The Royal Bean on Main Street). Bring your bike and helmet. All participants receive prizes at the completion of event and first 25 participants receive t-shirts. More information »

Location: Railroad Park

Sponsors: Healthykidshappykidsme.org

12:30 pm

The Wicked Good Band

Maine music and humor

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: The Notes

1:00 pm

3rd Annual Laura Kjeldgaard Case Memorial Concert

A concert of classical chamber music performed by talented musicians from Maine and beyond.

Location: First Parish Church (Indoors)

1:30 pm

Sorcha

Acoustic singer songwriter

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

2:00 pm

Royal River Chorus

Award-winning 60-voice women’s chorus, barbershop- style harmony

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Horse & Wagon Rides

Enjoy a free, gentle ride along Main Street in a Belgian-horse-drawn wagon owned by Dwayne and Becky Durgin of Meadow Creek Farm in Sumner. Rides are available on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Location: Village Green Park

Sponsors: Summit Natural Gas

2:40 pm

Jenny Jumpstart

Acoustic folk and country originals

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen

3:30 pm

The ProfTones

A raucous education in musical Americana. Rock and Blues greats—with a lot of fun and a little mayhem thrown in for good measure

Location: NYA Tent

Sponsors: MaineToday Media

4:00 pm

Jerks of Grass

Maine bluegrass band

Location: Memorial Green Tent

Sponsors: Linda Bean's Maine Kitchen