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Cape Cod Festival Guide
August 15, 2013

Wellfleet Oysterfest Panoramic

Late summer and early fall is Festival season here on Cape Cod.  The last week of August the Cape starts to transition with the traffic becoming noticeably less hectic allowing for a much more relaxing atmosphere. The weather is very nice, the crowds a bit thinner and you can find a parking spot at your favorite beach anytime of the day providing a great opportunity to get away from it all.  At the same time across the Cape festivals are being held celebrating local foods and culture in a way that just isn’t possible during the height of the summer.

 

Truro Agricultural Fair

The Truro Agricultural Fair celebrates local agriculture, fishing, and aquaculture.  From sea to stem it has a wide variety of locally grown and produced foods. Includes a farmers market.

7 Truro Center Rd, Truro

10am-4pm September 1st

http://www.truroagfair.com

 

Eastham Windmill Weekend

Windmill Weekend is a celebration of local arts and history.  Activities are centered around the Eastham Windmill Green.  From classic cars, historic house tours, art showings, children’s games & live entertainment there is something for everyone at this family friendly event.  Parade @ 1pm on Sunday Sept 8th.  Parade route is from the intersection of Old Orchard Rd (Arnolds) down route 6 to the Windmill Green (Depot & Samoset Rds.)

Windmill Green (intersection of Samoset Rd & Route 6), Eastham

11-4pm Sept. 7,8

http://www.easthamwindmillweekend.com

 

Harwich Cranberry Festival

A much smaller Festival than in years past, the Harwich cranberry Festival is a laid back local crafters fair with live entertainment. Parade held on Sept. 15th on Main St at noon.  Parade route is from South St up Main St to Oak St ending at Brooks Park.

Brooks Park Harwich, 742 Main St, Harwich

9am-5pm Sept. 14, 15

http://harwichcranberryfestival.org/

 

Truro Treasures

An arts & crafts show with a decidedly local flair.  Truro treasures also incorporate a golf tournament, antique appraisals, a classic car show, and a grape stomp (on Sept 22nd) set to live Jazz.

Events are split between the Truro Central Elementary School at 317 Route 6, Truro and the Truro Community Center at 7 Standish Way, Truro

10-3pm Sept. 21, 10-6pm Sept. 22

http://www.trurotreasures.org

Bourne Scallop Fest.

One of the Cape Cod’s Largest Festivals, Highlights include an arts & crafts show, midway rides and games, live entertainment, a wide selection of local foods…. not to mention plenty of Scallops.

70 Main Street, Bourne

10am-9pm Sept. 20, 21st, 10am-6pm Sept 22nd

http://www.bournescallopfest.com
Wellfleet Oysterfest.  The Wellfleet Oysterfest marks the informal end of the festival season on Cape Cod.  A celebration of everything about the oyster it is also one of the largest festivals on the Cape.  Live entertainment, live shcking contest, a wide variety of local arts & crafts, and kids’ activities closes out the season with a bang.  Did we mention an almost limitless supply of oysters and shellfish?

Main St, Wellfleet (Road is closed to vehicle traffic for the fest, off-site parking and shuttles are available.

10am-5pm Oct 19th 20th

http://www.wellfleetoysterfest.org
So take a look around Cape Cod and enjoy the the slower pace. Late August and September is a great time to be on Cape Cod.  If you have the time we definitely recommend attending some of these events which celebrate local culture.

Did we miss your favorite local festival? Let us know!

Wellfleet Fireworks Aug 10th!
August 9, 2013

Wellfleet is having fireworks on Saturday August 10th (Rain date Sunday Aug 11th) at dusk to commentate its 250th anniversary off its founding.  Fireworks will be over Wellfleet Harbor and there is a dance party at Bakers Field immediately after.  Wellfeet trivia what Cape Cod town was Wellfleet once part of? (answer immediately after picture). For more information on Wellfleet’s 250th celebrations visit wellfleet250.org.

FireworksQ. Wellfeet trivia what Cape Cod town was Wellfleet once part of?

A. Eastham.  Wellfeet along with Truro and Orleans were all originally parts of Eastham.  Wellfleet became its own separate town in 1763, Orleans in 1797, and Truro in 1709.  Eastham itself was officially incorporated in 1651!

Marconi Wireless Site Erosion Claims Visitor Pavilion.
July 25, 2013

In yet another reminder of the battering that the Cape Cod coastline took this off-season the Cape Cod National Seashore was forced to tear down the visitor pavilion at the former Marconi Wireless site due to the steady encroachment of the dune’s edge.  In 1903 From this location Guglielmo Marconi made the first trans-Atlantic wireless communications to Great Britain. Like much of Cape Cod’s oceanfront the site has been steadily eroding for years.  The actual location of the wireless of where the wireless tower was itself is now well over the cliff face and some of the towers concrete pilings can be seen on the beach after a walk from the beach parking lot. The Seashore issued the following statement regarding the the structure;

“With the modern interpretive shelter a mere 32 feet from the edge,[sic] we began the demolition of the shelter and its concrete pad. We considered relocating the shelter, but its condition made this infeasible. In the future we will install new exhibits near the parking area, safely away from the eroding dune, to interpret the site’s history.

Marconi visitor pavilion being torn down

Marconi visitor pavilion being torn down

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4th of July Festivities
July 1, 2013

The 4th of July festive time on Cape Cod! Wellfleet always has a fabulous parade, starting with the classic car parade, followed by the floats. In years past, the antique cars were mixed in with the floats and when the weather was hot and the parade slow and well… those cars overheated. So, the solution was to send the cars through first.

This year, the classic car parade starts at 9:30, the floats at 10 (Thursday, July 4th). The parade starts at Wellfleet Harbor runs down Holbrook Avenue, turns onto Main Street, passes the judges in front of the Town Hall, continues on past the Methodist and Congregational Churches and turns onto Commercial Street finally ending at the pier. Be sure to get into town early for parking & before the roads start to close!The Furies Cleaning Service and Linen Rentals in Wellfleet's 4th of July Parade (more…)

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