The Annual Scallop Fest is a long-time tradition first started in the Town of Bourne in 1969 and moving to East Falmouth in 2014. Patrons from all over the country stay at nearby lodging facilities, shop at stores, and dine at nearby restaurants.
The Annual Scallop Fest is an economic development bonanza for the canal region. The Fest increases tourism and creates employment opportunities for hundreds of local people..
The people we employ supplement the 500 volunteers who help manage the Fest over the weekend, including the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office that helps set up and breakdown the grounds.
3 fun filled days!
Famous Fried Scallop & Chicken Dinners
Food Court - Beer & Wine Garden, Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Raw Bar, Hotdogs, Burgers, Salads, Wraps, Fried Dough
Juried Arts & Craft Show
Fantastic Live Entertainment
Tickets are not necessary to enjoy our great line-up, all performances can be enjoyed as part of the General Admission price.
The Festival is held Rain or Shine; Gates open at 11 AM each morning.
The focus of the festival is, of course, our great Fried Scallop or Herb-roasted Chicken dinners, prepared by J & J Concessions, Roger & Hope Pinard of Lakeville, Massachusetts. You can enjoy your meal inside or take your meal outside, sit at a picnic table and listen to the great entertainment.
Enjoy non-seafood offerings at the Foodzilla on Wheels food truck such as Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sausages, Chicken Tenders and Fries over the duration of the festival. From other vendors, you can partake of Chowder, Lobster Rolls and all types of salads. We also have a Raw Bar to be enjoyed with an ice cold beer or glass of wine. Make sure to save some room for dessert, you can delight in Strawberry Shortcake or Ice Cream. If you are interested in snacking your way around the Fesitval, stop by and pick up some Fried Dough, KettleCorn and thirst quenching Lemonade or Strawberry Smoothies.
PROFESSIONAL ARTS & CRAFTS
Professional artisans and crafters will feature their American Made Arts, Crafts, and Specialty Foods.
The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce is managing the Professional Arts & Crafts Show and is excited to work with artisans and crafters to create another signature, nationally-recognized event! Pottery, glassware, jewelry, furniture, and food items are just a small sampling of the unique handiwork on display. We would love to showcase your talent during the 3-day Fest.
The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber & Foundation is a member-based, not-for-profit corporation primarily representing the communities of Bourne, Sandwich & Wareham, and throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts.