In its 52nd year, the Yarmouth Clam Festival boasted a whole lot more traditions than clams. Despite the rides, games, contests and races, art and craft sales, and dozens of musical acts, food is at the heart of the festival. And what’s there to feel guilty about when you’re supporting more than 35 community groups, churches and school groups serving up favorites like clams every which way, shore dinners, crab cakes, lobster rolls, haddock fingers, fried scallops, corndogs, kielbasa, fried pickles, and fried dough? Don’t forget all the homemade pies, strawberry shortcake, Whoopie pies, lime rickeys, blueberry soda and root beer floats. (Full yet?)
Kristina Truesdale, Debbie Murray and Dominique Sommer, all of Yarmouth.
Richard Cook of Gray enjoying the music.
Melanie Thomas of Cape Elizabeth with her kiddos Shane and Stephanie.
Father-and-son Scott and Connor Hatch of South Portland enjoying the antique car show.
Taylor Eldridge and Winson Wesson of Portland.
Free wagon rides were sponsored by Summit Natural Gas.
Grace Brown and Colin McCarthy-Edwards of Bar Harbor.
Payton Brewer-Ross and Rachael Sloat of Bath with corn dogs and lime rickeys.
The Yarmouth Clam Festival is a two-Ferris wheel event.
Heidi Alpren of Falmouth and Deb Sylvester of Windham.
Ashley Bloomer and Anthony Lombardi of Lewiston with a lobster roll.
More than 40 musical acts performed on the two main stages over the three days.
Future performer? Alder Zuckerman, beside his mom Tania Zuckerman of Durham, strumming on his ukulele, just because. "I thought it would be a nice thing to do," he said.
Emma Tieman doing the splits on a tight wire. (Spot Steamer the Clam in the background?)
Ten-year-old Freyja Patheco of the Circus Maine performance group.
Freyja Patheco of Portland just hanging around.
Alaina Chmielinski and Chris Goulet of Portland.
Janice O'Rourke, Julie Langham and Eero Hoffstein of Yarmouth.
Carolyn Evans of Scarborough and Allison Graham of Old Orchard Beach.
Matt and Jacqui Stevens of North Yarmouth.
William and Kaitlin Holmes.
Georgia Dombrowski and Karly Briard.