ESSEX CLAMFEST 2010
The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the twenty-eighth annual Essex ClamFest on Saturday, October 23 (rain date: Sunday, October 24), from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Memorial Park in Essex.
The highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best chowder on Cape Ann. Several local restaurants are expected to serve up their favorite chowder recipes starting at 12:00 noon and ending at 2:00 p.m.
The chowder will be judged by Legal Seafoods President & CEO Roger Berkowitz, Senator Bruce Tarr, Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Essex Town Selectman Jeff Jones, Chamber President Kathy Low, Amy Harnois of TD Bank and local personality Ed Collard. The public will also have the opportunity to sample and vote on their favorite chowder.
In addition to the Chowder competition, an interesting variety of activities has been planned, including an arts and crafts area; entertainment throughout the afternoon; the Lions Club food pavilion; an Ipswich Ale station; organization, church, and non-profit tables; a number of rides and games for the children; a health fair, a free flu shot clinic from 11am-3pm, and a raffle for a catered clambake by Woodman’s to benefit the Essex Elementary School. The crafts area and the rides will be open to the public starting at 11:00 a.m.
For more information:
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
33 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, 978-283-1601