Clams take center stage at Yarmouth festival

Posted July 15, 2011, at 12:13 p.m.

YARMOUTH, Maine — Clams will take center stage as the Yarmouth Clam Festival gets under way.

More than 100,000 people are expected at this year’s Yarmouth Clam Festival, which kicks off Friday and winds up Sunday. The festival is now in its 46th year.

Organizers said they expect more than 6,000 pounds of clams to be served up, along with 6,000 lobster rolls, 6,000 strawberry shortcakes and 1,500 shore dinners.

Besides food, the festival features a parade, a carnival, arts and crafts, entertainment, fireworks and a clam-shucking contest.

 

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