October 7-9, 2017 ~ Columbus Day weekend
Location: Joshua Sears Memorial Field, 1175 Route 28 & Wood Road, South Yarmouth MA 02664

The Yarmouth Seaside Festival, celebrating its 38th anniversary, was founded in 1978 by South Yarmouth resident Jan Butler, in the hope of creating community spirit and pride in the Town of Yarmouth. Presented annually on Columbus Day weekend, the festival is the result of a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication by a small, volunteer committee. It is through their diligence that the festival has flourished.

The Yarmouth Seaside Festival has grown into a gala event which boasts a craft fair of more than 125 crafters from all over the country, continual musical entertainment, high‐quality children’s events, a kayak and canoe race, 5K road race, pie‐eating contests, fireworks display, etc. to name just a few. By bringing together townspeople and tourists alike, the town of Yarmouth have captured a warm, fun‐loving, and still FREE event for all to take part in and enjoy.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 7th • Music by: The Minor 3rds, Rock Harbor Band, Jo & Co

Arts & Crafts Fair, Rides & Games, Live Music, Kid’s Entertainment Tent, Pumpkin Carving Demo and Great Food

  • 10:00am–2:00pm • Pumpkin decorating
  • 10:00am • Bed Race registration
  • 11:00am • Racing of the Beds
  • 11:30am • Ready, Aim, Fire – Yarmouth Fire Department in front of Bridgewater State University building
  • 11:30am, 1:30 and 3:30pm • Mad Science shows and experiments
  • 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00pm • Birds of Prey shows
  • 12:30pm • Jaws of Life Demonstration – Yarmouth Fire Department in front of Bridgewater State University building
  • 1:00–1:30pm • Pie Eating Contest – near the stage
  • 3:00pm • Kooks & Spooks Parade – forms behind kid’s tent #1
  • 5:00–8:00pm • Bonfire at Bass River Beach (Smuggler’s Beach)
  • 11:30am, 1:00 and 3:30pm • Toe Jam Puppet Band
  • 12:30, 2:30 and 4:00pm • Cool Banana Wigs

Tent #2

Sunday, October 8th •  Music by:  Kareem Sanjaghi Band, North Country,  Grab Brothers & Patty and The Boyz

  • 8:00am • Road Race Registration – runners parking behind school
  • 9:00am • Seaside Road Race – Along beautiful Bass River
  • 11:30am, 1:30 and 3:30pm • Mad Science shows and experiments
  • 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00pm • Birds of Prey shows
  • 1:30pm • D-Y High School Marching Band – on Joshua Sears Memorial Field
  • 3:00pm • Police K-9 Demonstration – Yarmouth Police Department
  • 12:00pm • Celebrate Autumn In Yarmouth
  • 8:00pm • Seagull Beach, West Yarmouth

Monday, October 9th

  • 9:00am–12:00pm • Sand Sculpture Contest – Bass River Beach, South Yarmouth – Theme: Celebrate Autumn In Yarmouth
  • 9:00am • Canoe and Kayak Race Registration – Bass River Beach, South Yarmouth
  • 10:00am • Canoe/Kayak Race – Up river from Bass River Beach to Wilbur Park
  • 12:00 • After race party and awards – The Riverway Lobster House

Directions & Parking

Seaside Festival fairgrounds, Road Race and Bed Race starting lines: Joshua Sears Memorial Field

Bonfire and Sand Sculpture Contest location: Bass River Beach

Canoe & Kayak Race launch: Wilbur Park

Fireworks display: Seagull Beach