ESSEX CLAMFEST POSTPONED TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, DUE TO WEATHER
ESSEX CLAMFEST 2009
The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the twenty-seventh annual Essex ClamFest on Sunday, October 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Memorial Park in Essex. The highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best chowder on Cape Ann. Ten local restaurants are expected to serve up their favorite chowder recipes starting at 12:00 noon and ending about 2:00 p.m.
The chowder will be judged by North Shore 104.9’s on air personality, Jackie Ankelas, food critic Ellen Boisvert, Sen. Bruce Tarr, Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Essex Town Chairman, Jeff Jones and chef Bob Phipps. The public will also have the opportunity to sample and vote on their favorite chowder.
In addition to the Chowder competition, an interesting variety of activities has been planned, including an arts and crafts area; entertainment throughout the afternoon; the Lions Club food pavilion; an Ipswich Ale station; organization, church, and non-profit tables; a number of rides and games for the children; a health fair, and a raffle for a catered clambake by Woodman’s to benefit the Essex Elementary School. The crafts area and the rides will be open to the public starting at 11:00 a.m.
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
33 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA 01930