CONTACT: Marie Oliva, President & CEO, 508-759-6000 X12,
September 6, 2012
For Immediate Release-
43rd Annual Bourne Scallop Festival
It’s SO much more than Scallops!
September 21, 22, 23
Buzzards Bay Park, Main Street, Buzzards Bay
BOURNE –It’s SO much more than Scallops! Recognized again as a “Top 100 Event in North America” by the American Bus Association, the Fest takes place the third weekend after Labor Day, September 21, 22, 23, from 10am to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm on Sunday. Go to www.bournescallopfest.com for all the details.
Over 50,000 patrons will visit Buzzards Bay along the banks of the famous Cape Cod Canal and Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge. People come from all over the region and county to partake in this family event.
New this year – Centerville Pie Company, Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice; and featured in Oprah Magazine
New this year – ENTRAIN is back, the eclectic and ever popular local band from Martha’s Vineyard
New this year - Expansion of food court including Lindsey’s Family Restaurant of East Wareham famous Seafood Bisque, T-Bones BBQ of Plymouth, and Beanstock Coffee Roasters of Wellfleet
New this year - SCALLOPS – A New England Coastal Cookbook, written by Elaine Tammi and Karin A. Tammi, are signing copies of their cookbook on Saturday, September 22nd . The collection captures the tradition, culture and versatility of New England’s most prized and valuable treasure….the Scallop.
Friday night only, Rockwell Amusement is offering a “Wrist Band Night”. Families can purchase a $22 “wrist band” per child and ride all the rides from Friday at 3pm to close at 10pm using the wristband. A great deal for the family!
Marie Oliva, President & CEO, of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber expressed: “This isn’t your average festival. The community has a big stake in the event, helping to make sure the Fest is superbly organized and enjoyable. Over 600 volunteers help man the Fest, of which they receive a T-shirt and great meal for a 4-hour shift. It’s the type of event that truly brings everyone together for a great time. And the economic stimulus for the town and the region is an added plus.”
Families will see spectacular views, listen to non-stop entertainment, have fun at the midway of rides for the kids, and enjoy the best scallops around. In addition to over 6,000 lbs. of scallops that will be consumed, people can also choose from herb-roasted chicken, lobster rolls, chowder, salads, raw bar, hamburgers, hotdogs, specialty coffees, desserts, and much more. Beer & Wine are also included.
“The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office inmate crew helps builds up the grounds the week before the Fest. Then, after the Fest is over, the Barnstable County Sheriff’s crew does the reverse by breaking down the entire infrastructure in just 2 days! We couldn’t do it without their help!” said John La Flamme, Chair of the Scallop Fest Task Force and General Manager of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Cape Cod.
General Admission is only $5 - children 12 and under admitted FREE. FREE parking available.
The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber is a not-for-profit corporation that raises funds to help the community in various ways. Proceeds from the Fest help fund the Chamber’s scholarship program for 4 area high schools, donate to 3 local food pantries & Friends of the Bourne Council on Aging, and contribute to the operation of 2 visitor centers that service the traveling public.
Special thanks to over forty (40) businesses that sponsor the Bourne Scallop Festival: Title Sponsor – New England Ford; Premier Sponsors – Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Cape Cod, Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office and TD Bank; ; Major Sponsors – Falmouth Hospital and Southcoast Hospitals Group – Tobey Hospital; Media Sponsors – COOL 102, WEEI 96.3 Sports Radio, WCOD106, 95WXTK, The Cheap Seats and Southcoast Media Group-The Standard-Times; Presenting Sponsors – LKnife & Son; Supporting Sponsors –A.D. Makepeace Co., Eastern Bank and Bouse House Enterprise, Inc. Business Sponsors – Buckler’s Towing Service, Cape Cod Central Railroad, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Country Club Enterprises, LLC and Hy-Line Cruises; Contributing Sponsors – AAA Southern New England, Amerigas, Barnstable County Fair, Brewer Plymouth Marine, Canal Fuel, Convention Data Services, Falmouth Toyota Scion and Northeast Unlimited Tours. Breakfast And Lunch Sponsors – The Bee Hive Tavern, Café Chew, Chili’s Bar and Grill, Cosi Café, Cumberland Farms, Dunkin’ Donuts – Couto Management, International House of Pancakes - IHOP, Lindsey’s Family Restaurant, Longhorn Steakhouse, McDonald’s, Mezza Luna Italian Family Restaurant, Ninety Nine Restaurant, The Sagamore Inn, and Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School – Culinary Dept.
Editors: For further information, go to www.bournescallopfest.com or for interviews and images, contact Marie Oliva at 508-759-6000, Ext. 12, firstname.lastname@example.org