Below is a video I was able to get from WLBZ channel 2 -- it seems I'm not alone in my attitude toward clams.
However, as you see, clams are not the only item on the menu! You can score pizza, hamburgers, sausage sandwiches, fish chowder, chicken wings, soft pretzels, hot dogs, and strawberry shortcake. There's something for everyone, plus all kinds of exhibits and activities. If you think you ate too much and want to burn it off, there are a kayak race, a kids fun run, a bicycle race, and a 5-mile road race awaiting your participation. For those less inclined to exercise, there are arts and crafts shows, a firemen's muster, a clam shucking contest, a street dance, a parade, and a Diaper Derby. Admission to the Festival is free---what a bargain!
The firemen's muster is always fun to watch!
Lime Rickeys, anyone?
Over 3000 volunteers work at all the food booths and exhibits, and the money taken in supports local youth groups, school groups, non-profit organizations, and churches. It's a truly amazing community event.