An Autumn Highlight: Cape Cod Scallop Festival 2016

The Cape Cod Scallop Festival, coming September 23-25, 2016, is not just for lovers of the delicious bivalve. It’s for everyone who enjoys the flavors, sights, and joys of life on the Cape.2016 Scallop Fest Logo

The annual event, held in East Falmouth, MA, is always a lot of fun, with a flurry of activities throughout the weekend. Scallops, of course, are the star. Every year more than three tons of scallops are deep-fried and served with sides of French fries, coleslaw and rolls. Herb-roasted chicken dinners will also be available. Dine inside or enjoy your meal outside while listening to some of the musical entertainment. Among those on the stage lineup this year are the Aldous Collins Band; AfterFab; Dave Macklin Band; and Kristen Merlin, a contestant on “The Voice” TV show, who will be performing on Saturday evening.

If you have younger children with you, you’ll be happy to know there will also be kiddie rides to amuse them.

Another highlight of the fest is the Professional Arts & Crafts Show sponsored by the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce. This nationally-recognized, juried show will offer a wide range of creative work, including pottery, glassware, jewelry, furniture, and food items. It’s a great place to get a head start on holiday shopping!

Cape Cod Scallop Festival
September 23-25, 2016
Cape Cod Fairgrounds
1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth, MA (The festival sight is just over a half-hour drive from the Inn.)

Festival & dinner hours:
Friday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

General admission: adults/$7, children 6-12/$2.00, children 5 and under/free
Combo admission & meal: $24/scallop dinner, $22/chicken dinner
Meal ticket at satellite booth inside festival: $17/scallop dinner, $15/chicken dinner

The Scallop Festival is just one of the many delights of autumn on Cape Cod. Plan to spend some time with us at the Inn and enjoy this and more!

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