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More than 100,000 expected at Yarmouth Clam Festival

Posted July 20, 2012, at 4:39 p.m.
Last modified July 21, 2012, at 11:21 a.m.
Lexi Rich picks lobster meat at the 47th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival on Friday, July 20, 2012.
Lexi Rich picks lobster meat at the 47th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival on Friday, July 20, 2012. Buy Photo
Jack Amoroso takes steamers out of a warmer before serving them at the 47th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival on Friday, July 20, 2012.
Jack Amoroso takes steamers out of a warmer before serving them at the 47th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival on Friday, July 20, 2012. Buy Photo
Thomas Robichaud fills Jack Amoroso's bucket with steamers at the 47th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival on Friday, July 20, 2012.
Thomas Robichaud fills Jack Amoroso's bucket with steamers at the 47th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival on Friday, July 20, 2012. Buy Photo

YARMOUTH, Maine — Clams are taking 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 47th year.

Festival-goers each year go through more than 6,000 pounds of clams, along with 6,000 lobster rolls, 6,000 strawberry shortcakes and 1,500 shore dinners.

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

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