Celebrate the 378th Anniversary of Yarmouth, Cape Cod at the Yarmouth Seaside Festival this year! The Yarmouth Seaside Festival occurs annually on Columbus Day weekend, and the 39th year of the festival coincides with this anniversary for the town of Yarmouth. Yarmouth is less than 20 miles from our Chatham bed and breakfast, and the festival is not to be missed October 7-9, 2017. Founded in the hope of creating community spirit and pride, the Yarmouth Seaside Festival is the perfect event to bring together townspeople and tourists from near and far. Head to the Yarmouth Seaside Festival this year to join in the celebration!
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Yarmouth Seaside Festival Arts and Craft Fair
There will be more than 125 crafters from all over the country displaying their wares at this year’s Yarmouth Seaside Festival. The craft fair will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th. Shop for unique gifts and souvenirs; Christmas is just around the corner!
Events at the Yarmouth Seaside Festival
The Bed Race Competition and the Yarmouth Seaside Festival Bonfire are returning to the Yarmouth Seaside Festival for the second year! The Bed Race Competition is a hilarious competition of bed racers in-costume that will take place on Saturday, October 8th at 11:00 a.m. The race is open to anyone over the age of 14, so it is a great family-friendly event. Prizes will be awarded for Fastest Bed, Best Happy Birthday Yarmouth Theme, Most Outrageous Bed and more! The Yarmouth Seaside Festival Bonfire will also take place for its second year on Saturday night, October 7th, at Bass River Beach. The bonfire will feature food, music, dancing and, of course, lots of fun!
Yarmouth Seaside Festival Parade
The giant parade will start at the old drive on Route 28, across from Captain Parker’s, at 12:00 pm on Sunday, October 8th. The parade will then proceed down Route 28 to the Seaside Festival field. Parade goers will enjoy a variety of floats, bands, and entertainers.
Fireworks at the Yarmouth Seaside Festival
Bring a blanket out to Seagull Beach on Sunday night, October 8th, to enjoy a massive fireworks display from the sand. Yarmouth Seaside Festival puts on one of the best fireworks displays in Cape Cod in the fall. Don’t miss this celebration in the sky at the Yarmouth Seaside Festival.
Plan Your Stay in Chatham
After all the entertainment at the Yarmouth Seaside Festival is over, return to Chatham Gables Inn for Nantucket charm and hospitality. Built in 1839, Chatham Gables Inn is a historic Sea Captain’s Manse that was completely restored in 2010. The beauty of the inn is intensified by our seaside location where you can enjoy a brisk afternoon walk on the beach followed by a warming steam shower and the comfort of your in-room fireplace. Book your visit to Chatham Gables Inn now for the Yarmouth Seaside Festival October 7-9, 2017!
Image courtesy of Yarmouth Seaside Festival.