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Johnny's Summary

It's a parade, fireworks, kayak and road races, firefighter contests, and a "clam shucking" contest! Also a "diaper derby" for toddlers. Please tell me this isn't a contest by weight of diapers at the end. - , Rt 115 (Main Street), Yarmouth, ME. 207-846-3984.

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Clam Festival Parade

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Friday, July 20

6 PM

Main Street

The theme of the 2012 parade is Favorite Children's Book!

Streets Closed

The following streets will be closed from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for the parade:

Main Street

West Elm Street

McCartney Street

Portland Street

School Street (remains closed until 10:00 pm)

We're very excited to announce that the theme for the 2012 Yarmouth Clam Festival Parade is Favorite Children's Book!

So, get creative and theme your floats after the endless possibilities of Favorite Children's Book!

A special thanks to our Parade Director, Courtney Kennedy. She can be reached via email HERE

THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING,

BAY SQUARE AT YARMOUTH

BANK OF AMERICA

FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS

Download a 2012 Parade Application as a PDF form

Download a 2012 Antique Auto & Truck Application as a PDF form

SATURDAY

Clam Festival Canoe and Kayak Race

Saturday, July 21

1:00 PM

Yarmouth Town Landing

The race starts at Yarmouth Town Landing and goes down river, around Lanes Island, and back down the Royal River to finish. (approx. 6 miles).

Download a race map. (192k PDF)

REGISTRATION:

EARLY: $20 per person if registration is submitted by Thursday, July 12th. Please submit your completed registration to: Emma Pope-Welch, Maine Island Trail Association (MITA), 58 Fore St. @ Suite 30-3, Portland, ME 04101.

Racers who are already registered should arrive at least one-half an hour prior to race time to have your boat in the water 15 minutes prior to race start.

ON RACE DAY: $30 per person if registration is submitted on race day.

Race-day registration begins one and a half hours prior to race start time at Yarmouth Town Landing.

Download a 2012 Registration as a PDF Form (205kB)

For Questions please call Emma Pope-Welch (Race Director) at 207.761.8225

THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING: MAINE ISLAND TRAIL ASSOCIATION!

Streets Closed

from 6:30 to 9:00 am for the Fun Run and the Pat's Pizza 5-Mile Classic:

Main Street

East Elm Street

School Street

Bridge Street

Clam Festival Kids' Fun Run

Saturday, July 21

Main Street at Memorial Green

EARLY REGISTRATION

By mail or in person before Monday, July 16th

Get the low $10 entry fee and beat race-day crowds!

*** First 400 registered runners get T-Shirts!***

EARLY RACE-PACKET PICK-UP

Memorial Green

Friday, July 20

10:00 AM@3:00 PM

Also last chance for $10 early-registration fee

RACE-DAY SCHEDULE

6:00@7:10 AM Race-Day Registration ($12)

7:15 AM 1/2-mile fun run for 3-6 year olds

7:30 AM 1-mile race for 7-12 year olds

9:00 AM Awards presentation

THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING:

MAINE RUNNING COMPANY

MICHELE SHEMS DMD, PA

RIVERVIEW PHYSICAL THERAPY

Download a 2012 Fun Run Registration Form as a PDF form (545KB)

Streets Closed

The following streets will be closed from 6:30 to 9:00 am for the Fun Run and the Pat's Pizza 5-Mile Classic:

Main Street

East Elm Street

School Street

Bridge Street

31st Annual Pat's Pizza Clam Festival Classic 5-Mile Road Race

Saturday, July 21

8:00 AM

Main Street at Town Hall

T-Shirts for the first 700 registered runners! Managed by the Maine Track Club

Pre-register at www.active.com

Download a 2012 Race Registration Form as a PDF form (229 KB)

THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING, PAT'S PIZZA!

Maine State Clam Shucking Contest

Saturday, July 21

11:00 AM (registration begins at 10:00 am)

Memorial Green Stage

Come, watch and compete! Prizes go to the fastest shuckers in professional and amateur heats.

TWO celebrity heats set the competitive edge, both TV and radio on air personalities compete for bragging rights!

Returning champions, Shannon Moss and Norm Karkos from News 8 defend their title against News Center's 6 team with Kathleen Shannon and Keith Carson and News 13's team headed up by Jeff Peterson and Adrienne Stein as well as a new group of radio competitors as well as a new group of radio competitors,the Q's Jeff Parsons and Lorie Voornas as well as Joe and Heidi from The Frank Morning Show.

THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING, HANNAFORD SUPERMARKETS

Firefighters' Muster Competition

Saturday, July 21

1:00 PM

Main Street at Memorial Green

Street Closed

Main St., between York St. and School St., will be closed from 12:30 to 3:30 pm for the Muster.

Watch firefighting teams compete in events such as a bucket brigade, firefighter suit-up, and an old-fashioned hose-pull contest.

THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING: DUNKIN DONUTS!

SUNDAY

Streets Closed

Main St. between East Main St. and West Elm St. will be closed from 8:30 to 11:30 AM for the Bike Race.

Automobile traffic on the rest of the race course will be restricted to moving in the direction of bicycle traffic, and long delays should be expected.

East Elm St., between Main St. and Leighton Rd.

Leighton Rd.

North Rd., between Leighton Rd. and East Main St.

East Main St., between North Rd. and Main St.

32nd Annual Men's & Women's Professional Bike Race

Sunday, July 22

9:00 AM

Main Street at Memorial Green

Starts and finishes on Main Street in front of Memorial Green. This is a 3.6-mile loop with one short climb 10 laps for men (36 miles) and 6 laps for women (21.6 miles).

$1,500 in prizes and primes. Field limited to 100 per race.

Sanctioned by the United States Cycling Federation; all USCF road racing rules apply.

Pre-register at www.bikereg.com

Download a race flyer (205K PDF)

Download a race map. (320k PDF)

THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING: TDINSURANCE!

***NEW*** 1st Annual Healthy Kids Happy Kids Fun Ride

Sunday, July 22

12:00 noon

Main Street at Royal Bean

1 Mile Bike Ride - Ages 6 to 12

Helmets and Bikes necessary! Training wheels welcome!

Course: One mile course starting from the Royal Bean on Main St., Yarmouth. Registration is at The Royal Bean, Yarmouth. All participants receive prizes at the completion of event and first 50 participants receive t-shirts.

Early Registration: $12 - Can be done in person at The Royal Bean before Monday July 16th or by Mail to HEALTHY KIDS, HAPPY KIDS 641 North Road, Yarmouth, ME, 04096

Pre Ride packet pick up and Registration: $12 - Saturday July 21st at The Royal Bean between 10-12:30 p.m.

Ride Day Registration and Packet Pick up: $14 - Sunday July 22nd 11:00-11:45 sharp! At The Royal Bean.

Ride Day registration starts at 11:00AM. Ride will start promptly at 12:00PM and will be held rain or shine. Sorry no refunds.

Download a 2012 Fun Run Registration Formas a PDF form (647KB)

For more information go to: HEALTHYKIDSHAPPYKIDSME.org or in person at THE ROYAL BEAN, YARMOUTH

Street Closed

School St. will be closed from 11:30 to 1:00 pm for the Diaper Derby.

40th Annual Diaper Derby

Sunday, July 22

12:00 noon

(registration begins at 10 AM)

Memorial Green Stage

A fun race for crawlers and toddlers. Prizes for first- and second-place winners in three divisions (Crawlers, 1-12 months; Toddlers 13-24 months; Toddlers 25-36 months)

Thank you for sponsoring:

Best Western Freeport Inn & Cafe

Royal River Books

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