41st Annual Bourne Scallop Fest

September 17th, 2010 by Mariah

 

 

41st Annual Bourne Scallop Fest, Its SO much more than Scallops!

Its SO much more than Scallops! Celebrated up and down the East Coast, the Bourne Scallop Fest is recognized with distinction given the “Best Festival Award” by Cape Cod Life Magazine and awarded a Top 100 Event in North America by the American Bus Association. The Fest takes place the third weekend after Labor Day, on September 24, 25 & 26, from 10am to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm on Sunday.

Over 55,000 patrons are expected to come into Buzzards Bay along the banks of the famous Cape Cod Canal and Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge. Families will see spectacular views, listen to non-stop entertainment, have fun at the midway of rides and games for the kids, and enjoy the best scallops around. In addition to over 3 tons of scallops that will be consumed, people have plenty of other choices including herb-roasted chicken, lobster rolls, chowder, salads, raw bar, hamburgers, hotdogs, specialty coffees, desserts, and much more. Cheese samplings will accompany the wine offered by Coastal Wine Trail representing nine local wineries. Harpoon Brewery will supply the beer.

Marie Oliva, President & CEO, of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber expressed: “This isn’t your average festival. The community has a big stake in the event, helping to make sure the Fest is superbly organized and enjoyable. Well over 500 volunteers ranging from residents, businesses, and local officials man the Fest with each person receiving a free meal and a T-shirt for a 4 hour shift. It’s the type of event that truly brings everyone together for a great time. And the economic stimulus for the town and the region is an added plus.”

General Admission is only $5 – children 12 and under admitted FREE. FREE parking is available at the newly paved and landscaped parking lot by the canal owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

New this year, Friday night only, Rockwell Amusement is offering a “Wrist Band Night”. Families can purchase a $20 “wrist band” per child and ride all the rides from Friday at 3pm to close at 10pm using the wristband. A great deal for the family! A new juried Craft Show will be managed by Castleberry Fairs & Festivals from New Hampshire, bringing over 120 vendors selling unique and distinctive products.

Live entertainment includes our popular headliner, ENTRAIN from Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday night at 7pm. Children will enjoy Toe Jam Puppet Band for two shows on Saturday and the Tall Tex Greeters, costumed characters on stilts and always a big hit with families.

The weekend line up includes local favorites Stage Door Canteen, Danny Banks and his All Star Band and the Dan Lawson Band. Sunday, we are fortunate to welcome back the Navy’s Northeast Show Band at Noon. For a complete entertainment schedule, go to www.bournescallopfest.com.

The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber is a not-for-profit corporation that raises funds to help the community in various ways. Proceeds from the Fest help pay for the Chamber’s scholarship program, food pantries, Friends of the Bourne Council on Aging, and operation of visitor centers that service the traveling public.

Over thirty (30) businesses sponsor the Bourne Scallop Festival including: Title Sponsors – TD Bank and On the Water; Premier Sponsors – Falmouth Hospital; Presenting Sponsors – Harpoon Brewery & Coastal Wine Trail; Major Sponsors – Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Cape Cod, and Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office; Media Sponsors – COOL 102, WEEI 96.3 Sports Radio, WCOD106, 95WXTK and Southcoast Media Group; Supporting Sponsors –A.D. Makepeace Co., Southcoast Hospitals Group-Tobey Hospital, and Wareham Crossing; Business Sponsors – Bouse House Enterprise, Inc., Buckler’s Towing Service, Cape Cod Central Railroad, Country Club Enterprises, LLC and Hy-Line Cruises; Contributing Sponsors – Amerigas, at&t Mobility, Barnstable County Fair, Convention Data Services and Falmouth Toyota Scion. Breakfast And Lunch Sponsors – Cosi Café, Dunkin’ Donuts – Couto Management, Flip Flops Café, IHOP, Lindsey’s Family Restaurant, Longhorn Steakhouse, Mezza Luna Restaurant, Red Robin Gourmet Burger, The Sagamore Inn and Tihonet Village Market.