Every year for the past 38, the normally staid town of Yarmouth transforms itsel
Every year for the past 38, the normally staid town of Yarmouth transforms itself into the Yarmouth Clam Festival, a huge carnival that fills the coffers of churches and civic organizations and creates a sense of community. Judi Clancy and Phil Harriman are codirectors of the event, which is sponsored by the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. The Yarmouth Ski Club netted $19,000 in their best year. The only operation making more money is the First Parish Congregational Church, which nets close to $25,000 a year. Officials believe that at least a million dollars changes hands during the Clam Festival, on a budget of roughly $230,000. By Monday morning, thanks to the clean-up crew, the festival has been completely dismantled.
Festivals, Yarmouth Clam Festival
Beem, Edgar Allen, "Every year for the past 38, the normally staid town of Yarmouth transforms itsel" (2004). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 2538.