Category Archives: Dining out

Bistro On Main Restaurant in Chatham MA

Bistro on Main is the latest incarnation of local restaurateur Steve Vining. Steve has been bringing together great food, fine wine and good friends on Cape Cod for longer than he cares to remember. The bistro’s chef and veteran team work hard to bring you seasonably minded, locally sourced, internationally inspired fine food and drink presented in a comfortable casual atmosphere. 1013422_542377532487724_2074182976_n

After twenty-three years and several expansions, Bistro on Main finally moved downstairs to an all-new location with roomy patio and the Cape’s only full service raw bar, specialty cocktail, Martinis and craft beer lounge.

Check out the reviews

We love this place! Could sit at the bar all night and eat that shrimp! The bartender makes the best spicy margaritas too! Can’t wait to go back next summer!

Atmosphere, service, food and being in downtown Chatham just adds to the magic! Make reservations for the dining room or go into the raw bar! Either one you can’t lose! Looking forward to next summer and get to enjoy their outside patio.

Great atmosphere and waitstaff. We have enjoyed the Raw Bar Happy Hour. the Chatham oysters are a favorite. Fish Tacos are also excellent.

Our favorite place to eat in Chatham! The food is excellent, the staff is suburb and the atmosphere is wonderful!! Can’t wait to get back to Chatham in the spring so we can do our weekly visit!!!!

Fresh, beautiful food. Flavor that allowed for the seafood to be the star. Great service, location, and selection.

Best meal I have had at the Cape this week with exceptional service.

Fabulous food! Sat at the bar tonight and had appetizers-shrimp, calamari and spring rolls. Absolutely amazing! Incredible bread pudding with cranberries too. Awesome service!

Extremely nice staff – welcoming to us and our small dogs (on the patio).  Offered blankets etc as it got chilly in the shade… We only had Oysters and apps ( calamari & the lobster quesadillas ) all were wonderful!   Great experience – especially with the idea of a quick app and drink in mind.

Our favorite Chatham restaurant during a three day stay, we visited during Restaurant Week and were able to take advantage of more reasonably priced menu options. My Portuguese Scrod was an excellent choice and a dish that I wish I could have again. Wonderfully fresh and mild fish was complemented by a flavorful broth and deliciously fresh vegetables all served on rice with ground chorizo. My clam fritters were my least favorite part of the meal but the apple tarte tatin was absolutely delicious.  Service was friendly, prompt and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed this pleasant restaurant.

Anyhow, it was so good, and so worth it!! Bartender hooked us up, service was excellent, and the ambiance was just right. Hubby and I split the raw bar “Shore Road” and it did not disappoint. Our mansion stacked platters of raw bar were superb. Dessert and soups were wonderful. Whomever got the raw bar menu together for this really knew their audience.  We will be back!!

Bistro on Main  593 Main Street, Chatham, MA

Cape Cod Restaurant Week Spring 2017

The  2017   spring’s edition of Cape Cod Restaurant Week takes place Monday, May 15 through Sunday, May 21! During Restaurant Week, the best restaurants from Falmouth to Provincetown will offer three- and four-course exhibition menus for $25, $30 or $35. See some of your options below and check back regularly –


Bistro on Main Chatham
Bluefish Sushi & Sake Bar Chatham

Brewster Fish House Brewster
Buca’s Tuscan Roadhouse

Cape Sea Grille, Harwich Port


Chathm Wine Bar Chatham
Chills Bistro at chillingsworth Brewster
Del Mar Bistro Chatham

Encore bistro  Dennis
Fin Restaurant Dennis

Five Bays Bistro, Osterville

Naked Oyster Bistro & Raw Bar, Hyannis

Nauset Beach Club Restaurant, Orleans
Ocean House, Dennisport
Oak  & Ember Whiskey Bar Mashpee

Ocean Terrace Brewster

Old Yarmouth Inn

Oysters 2  East Falmouth

PB Boulangerie Bistro Wellfleet
Pisces Restaurant & Bar Chatham

Primavera Ristorante  Yarmouth
The Red Inn Provincetown
The Red Pheasant Inn, Dennis

Red’s Restaurant @ Sea Crest, Falmouth
Scargo Café, Dennis

Siena Italian bar &Grill Restaurant, Mashpee

Sprindler’s  Provincetown

The Point Restaurant Provincetown
Torino Restaurant & Bar Hyannis MA
Trevi Café & Wine Bar Mashpee Commons
Van Rensselaer Restaurant Wellfleet
Viera Restaurant West Harwich MA
Wicked Oyster Wellfleet
Wicked Restaurant Mashpee
Wild Goose Tavern Chatham


Seafood Sam’s Restaurant in Falmouth & Sandwich MA

In the summer of 1974, Sam’s Seafood  opened its first restaurant in a tiny, former laundromat with six employees, ancient equipment, and no seating. But Sam had a dream and a secret recipe: Offer the very best local seafood available and serve it with friendly, fast service at reasonable prices.
Seafood Sam’s Restaurant  in  Falmouth & Sandwich MA

Since 1974 Seafood Sam’s has been serving families just what they wanted. And now – with our menu expanded to over 100 items, friendly value pricing, large helpings, freshest ingredients and beautiful locations – we offer even more of what you want. Bring the whole family and enjoy our award-winning Cape Cod fare!

Here is some of the reviews

Seafood Sam’s Sandwich -There’s a lot to be said for an establishment that consistently delivers fresh, top-quality food in a familial atmosphere. The staff here is phenomenal and efficiently takes orders for long lines of customers, always with a friendly smile! Hint for visitors: if you want to order like a local, grab a menu before you get in line and choose your side beforehand (fries, rice or baked beans for lunch plates; same plus baked potato option for dinner; cole slaw, fries, rice or baked beans for sandwiches).
Literally everything on the extensive menu is amazing, but here are a few personal favorites:
-Fish tacos
-Seafood mac n’ cheese
-Fried haddock or broiled salmon sandwich
-Fried chicken with side of mac
Sam’s has a great gluten-free menu and is one of the few restaurants where my sister, who has a gluten allergy, can consistently go out to eat without worrying she’ll have a problem. There’s also something to be said for the fact that my grandfather, who is VERY particular about food and customer service and not afraid to complain if he’s dissatisfied, has never had a reason to do so here. In fact, he would choose Seafood Sam’s over any other restaurant for dinner.
I can guarantee you’ll leave happy if you come to Sam’s for a meal. And in the off chance that you don’t, the managers and owner of the company will do everything they can to make it right.

Seafood Sam’s Sandwich Have lived in Sandwich for 25+ yrs and Seafood Sams is the place to go for good natural seafood. Their clam chowder is outstanding as is their fish chowder. Their main dishes are extremely tasty, their side orders of fries, baked potato, baked beans, rice pilaf or the veggie of the day can change up your meal each time. The desserts – so very good. So this is the place to go for a great meal after a day at the beach, fishing, sailing or just enjoying your day.

Seafood Sam’s Sandwich Good seafood, GREAT lobster rolls. The onion rings are done perfectly. It’s a simple restaurant: one orders at the counter, then retrieves the tray of food to take to your table. But, the food is to die for. A wide-ranging menu, but if you’re there only once, get the lobster roll. Or the Crabster Roll (half lobster meat and half crab meat). The lobster roll is the typical knuckle and claw meat, but nicely done on a toasted and buttered roll.

Seafood Sam’s FalmouthStopped in for lunch on the good word of a friend — good advice. I had fish &chips and my husband had fried whole clams.and scallops. Two empty plates and full bellies. Washed it down with a Cape Cod Blonde. No frills, seat yourself, just great seafood and fast, friendly service.

Seafood Sam’s Falmouth This place right here has me dreaming of fried scallops and clam strips all the way in Greensboro, NC (You can’t get good seafood ANYWHERE down here.) Seafood Sam’s is HANDS DOWN the best seafood on the Cape, always fresh, always delicious. And the team they have running that place is unmatched (Trust me, I was one of them ?) Let me put it to you this way…..”If it ain’t Sam’s? Then it ain’t Seafood!!!” Love every one of you guys.


Hours as of March 1, 2017
Sun-Th 11 AM – 8:30 PM & Fri-Sat 11 AM – 9 PM
Address: 6 Coast Guard Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone: (508) 888-4629


Hours as of March 1, 2017
Sun-Th 11 AM – 8:30 PM & Fri-Sat 11 AM – 9 PM
Address: 356 Palmer Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540
Phone: (508) 540-7877

Mother’s Day Brunches and Dinner Cape Cod 2017

Mother’s Day brunch is wonderful time to celebrate family and love. Here are some of the Cape Cod  restaurants and hotels that will be offering Mother’s day brunch or dinner on Sunday May 14th 2017   Most of them do require reservations.Mother’s Day Brunches and Dinner Cape Cod 2017

Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, Barnstable

For Mother’s Day we will be serving our full dinner menu all day and from 11-2 our Mother’s Day Brunch Menu and from 12:30 you can also choose from our 3 Course Dinner Menu.
Call for reservations 508-362-2355  Three Course Mother’s Day Brunch Menu $18.95 Served 11:00 to 2:00

Oysters Too Restaurant, East Falmouth

We are now accepting reservations for MOTHER’S DAY. We are seating from 12:30pm to 7:30pm. pLEASE CALL (508) 548-9191

Daniel Webster Inn Sandwich MA

Creative dinner menu 11:30am to 6:30pm Reservations recommended!

Mother’s Day Brunch at Sea Crest Beach Hotel! Falmouth

Menu items include grilled Atlantic swordfish, blue crab butter, melted tomato; sautéed shrimp, orecchiette pasta, garden fresh vegetables, shallot pan sauce; roasted spring asparagus, truffle and parmesan; among others.

The cost is $55 per person, and $21 for children ages 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Please call (508) 356-2171, ext. 4171 for reservations.

Chillingsworth French Bistro 

Annual Mother’s Day
Special 3 Course Fine Dining Luncheon
A large selection of Appetizers, Soups and Salads, Wonderful Entree choices from Fish, Shellfish, Meats and Fowl, and a long list of Chillingsworth Desserts. Service from Mid-Day, Early Afternoon and Early Dinner.

Easter Brunches and Dinners Cape Cod April 2017

Easter  is wonderful time to celebrate family and love. Here are some of the restaurants and hotels on Cape Cod   that will be offering Easter brunch or Easter dinner on Sunday April 16th  Additional places will  be added as restaurants update their websites.     Most of them do require reservations.  Easter Brunches and Dinners Cape Cod March 2016

Cape Codder Hotel in Hyannis 

A festive Easter Buffet In the Elegant Ballroom at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa
Serving 10:30am until 3pm Adults $30.99 • Children under 10 $14.99 Children under 4 $8.99 plus tax & gratuity Make reservations today

The Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern, Barnstable

Easter Sunday April 16 open at 11:00
We will serve our Three Course Easter Brunch Menu 18.95 Served 11:00 to 12:30 (menu below). Then we will serve our 3 Course menu starting at 12:30 till close (menu below). We will also serve our regular menu all day. Call for reservations

Seacrest Hotel Easter Sunday Brunch Menu Falmouth –

Enjoy Easter Sunday Brunch at the beautiful Sea Crest Beach Hotel located on Old Silver Beach. Seats are limited and reservations are recommended. Please call 508-356-2111 for reservations. $55 per person and Children 12 & under $22

Oysters two restaurant East Falmouth Easter Dinner

Some of the entrees that we always offer are Leg of Lamb, Ham, Prime Rib, Seafood Broil, Scrod, Dill Salmon, Baked Stuffed Shrimp, Scallops and New York Sirloin.

The Red Pheasant Inn, Dennis

Easter Dinner will be served from 1 – 5 pm. Enjoy our entire Dinner Menu as well as Specialties to be announced but you can always count on our Leg of Lamb, Native Scallops, Ham and Sole Meuniere.

The Yarmouth House West yarmouth

Have you made your Easter Reservations with us ?  Call today to secure your spot !

Cape Sea Grill Harwich MA

Join us for Easter Brunch & Early Dinner Sunday April 16th 11am ~ 3pm


Captain Linnell house Easter Dinner  Orleans

We are now accepting reservations for Easter Sunday April 20th, 2014. There are four available seatings starting at Noon. Please call 508-255-3400 to reserve. We look forward to celebrating Easter with you and your family!

Valentine’s Day Restaurant Romantic Dinners Cape Cod 2017

If you are looking for a romantic night out for Valentine’s Day weekend  or on the actual day Tuesday February 14th 2017. Most restaurants do require a reservation!!

Valentine’s Day Restaurant Romantic Dinners Cape Cod 2016

Here are the restaurants on Cape Cod that are having special dinners.

Daniel Webster Inn  Dinner

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Daniel Webster Inn restaurant in Sandwich Ma.  Served from 4:30 pm

Quick’s Hole Woods Hole

Friday and Saturday evenings of the 10th & 11th as well as the 17th & 18th we’ll be asking Woods Hole to be our Valentine…

In addition to our regular menu, take a look below to see our lover-ly specials. We are taking reservations for these special weekends, so call now to save your spot for a Valentine’s Day dinner at Quicks Hole Tavern:

Not Your Average Joe Hyannis

Valentine Weekend Celebration, Feb 10-14th , Special Chef’s Menu and Smokin’ Joe Wines by the Glass. Make a reservation!

The Brewster Fish House  Brewster MA

We will be reopening February 10 at 5:00 pm.And great news, we will be open on Valentine’s Day for both lunch and dinner!There will be a special prix fixe menu available at dinner in addition to our regular menu,and reservations are not necessary.We look forward to seeing you!

Patriots vs Falcons Superbowl Parties 2017 Cape Cod

The New England Patriots have made the superbowl! If you don’t plan on hosting a Super Bowl party in your home , then you should check out some local sports bars . The 2015 Super Bowl is on Sunday l February 5th   , here are some Cape Cod Sports Bars that are offering special parties or deals.fad674c6f1a449aa760267f6f667fedc

DJ’s Family Sports Pub Hyannis 

Enjoy the  game at  DJ  Pick from traditional bone-in or boneless chicken wings in the sauce of your choosing, accompanied by their popular blue cheese dressing. Hearty pub fare at the Boston-themed sports pub also includes such game day favorites as loaded nachos, baby back ribs and sweet potato fries. And we haven’t gotten to the best part: DJ’s has a whopping 23 televisions airing the game (even in the bathroom, so you won’t miss a minute!)

Seaside Pub on Main Street Hyannis MA

Are you ready for Super Bowl Sunday? We can’t wait either. Join us as we will have full sound blasting on all of our big screens, half priced appetizers from 4-6pm right before kickoff, BOGO pizzas all day, $2 Bud Lights, buckets of beers, free swag, drink and food specials too!

Red Faced Jacks, West Yarmouth

A truly great sports bar must be awash in TV’s, offer an inordinate selection of beers and excel at frying chicken in some form or other. It is the perfect place to watch the superbowl!! It’s also got to make watching sports central to the experience, not only by having the big game on, but having the audio to make you feel like you are there!!

LandHO! Harwich Port

Watch the game with beer, wings, and burgers on one of the large screen tvs

Industry Ale House Sandwich

Perfect place for the fame  great selection of craft beers, TVs over the bar, and some of the best burgers around

Dino’s Sports Bar

. The 30 high-def televisions and big screens provide an optimal viewing experience from any barstool, booth or high-top table set up around the dimly lit sports pub, creating a lively, hyped-up game day vibe. Dino’s pizza, calzones, wings and other munchies are the perfect complement to a pitcher or two of beer shared with good friends

New Years Eve 2016-2017 Parties and Celebrations On Cape Cod

If you are looking to celebrate New Years eve on Cape Cod , here are some the bars, restaurants and comedy clubs that are having specials to welcome in 2017

First Night Celebration in Sandwich

First Night Chatham Cape Oldest NYE First Night

Oysters too  Falmouth MA

New Years Eve(508) 548-9191We are now accepting New Years Eve reservations. We are seating from 4:30 to 9:30pm  Bill Landolfi on piano In addition to a nice selection of appetizers and desserts we are offering the following entrees


Inn at Cape Cod Yarmouth New Years Eve Package

Hampton Inn West Yarmouth New Years Eve Package

Cape Sea Grille, Harwich Port MA

Join us for New Year’s Eve! Seatings at 6pm & 9pm9pm Complimentary Champagne Upon Arrival Live music & dancing at the 9pm seating  with Jazzland featuring Charlie Jameison

Mooncussers Tavern New years Eve Dinner Dennis

6:00pm $99, 9:00pm $125 Music with Fred Clayton and friends with midnight champagne toast!
Here’s to a happy and healthy 2017

Bear in Boots Gastropub’  Falmouth

5 course meal reservations needed!!


Thanksgiving Day Restaurants open Cape Cod 2016

Here are some of the restaurants and hotels that will be opened for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday November 26th 2016   on Cape Cod.

Also make sure you check out last minute Cape Cod Thanksgiving hotel deals 

Mezza Luna  Buzzard Bay

We are now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Day.  We will be opened starting at 11:30 AM and will be offering Plated Turkey Dinners which include :

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, butternut squash, cranberry sauce, and a slice of pumpkin or apple pie.

Old Yarmouth Inn Yamouth Port MA

We are now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Thursday November 24th  for parties of 10 or less.  Seating is from 11:30 7:00 Reservations are required.  

Hearth n’ Kettle, S. Yarmouth, Hyannis, & Orleans, MA

Complete Dinners opens at 11:30am Each Dinner comes with Corn Chowder OR Garden Salad,

Mashed Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Peas & Onions and Fresh Baked Bread. PLUS Choice of Dessert: Pumpkin Pie, Apple Crisp or Indian Pudding.


Reservations Suggested

Daniel Webster Inn Sandwich Village Cape Cod

Come and enjoy your Thanksgiving meal with us! Call: (508)888-3622.  Traditional thanksgiving dinner Seating from 11:30am until 6pm by reservation $41.95 Children under four, $6.00 Children under twelve, $16.95

Ocean House Restaurant Dennisport MA

Thanksgiving Dinner – we’re serving Thanksgiving between 12 and 5pm, call 508-394-0700 for reservations.

 CapeCodder Hyannis  

Come in and enjoy a complete Thanksgiving dinner or a large buffet  11:30am – 5:00pm  reservation recommended

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from noon through 3 pm. We offer a traditional Prix Fixe Turkey Dinner including Butternut & Apple Bisque, Mixed Field Greens and all the trimmings followed by a choice of Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan Pies or Flourless Chocolate Cake. We also offer our Roast Duckling, Salmon and a Beef selection. Prices are determined by your entree selection. We are accepting reservations by phone conirmed with a credit card. We do not take on line reservations for holidays.




Wellfleet OysterFest 2016

The 16th annual Wellfleet OysterFest will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16, 2016, in Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This two-day family festival celebrates the town’s famous oysters, clams and shellfishing traditions bringing together locals and visitors alike for a weekend full of hometown flavor and big time fun! There is something for everyone: local cuisine, arts and crafts, educational programs, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, walking tours, live music, a road race, and the annual Oyster Shuck-Off competition. 546765_10151552628494423_1862323360_n

Saturday, October 15


10:00 am

OysterFest 2016 Kickoff and Main Street Festival

Welcome and Announcements from the Main Stage.
No outside alcohol or pets permitted.
Click here for detailed information and to purchase tickets.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SPAT Booth

Located on the corner of Main Street and Town Hall Lot
Shop for lots of great OysterFest merchandise and support the educational mission of Wellfleet SPAT, Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc., which includes a college scholarship program, community grants awards and initiatives to support the shellfishing and aquaculture industries. Learn more here.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SPAT Information Booth and Volunteer Check-in

Located within the Admissions Tent at Main and Bank Streets
Stop by for information, volunteer check-in, registration forms, directions, email list sign up and more.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Family Fun Area

Wellfleet Preservation Hall Garden
The Family Fun Area features performances, educational displays, craft activities, moon bounces, face-painting and family friendly food vendors. Click here for more information.

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Music: Zoe Lewis and the Souvenirs

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Zoë Lewis is described as a “band in a body!”  Vintage jazz, gypsy swing, Latin grooves, international folk and funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons! She will be joined by her band the

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Presentation: Tidal Water – A History of Wellfleet’s Herring River

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
The fascinating history of Wellfleet’s Herring River is the subject of a newly published book, “Tidal Water: A History of Wellfleet’s Herring River”. The book provides an overview of the post-glacial formation of the Herring River valley to modern initiatives to restore tidal flow and salt marsh to the River’s estuary.  The book features some of the ecology, people, and events that frame the history of this important waterway, which flows from Wellfleet’s famous kettle ponds and Truro uplands into Wellfleet Harbor. The co-authors John Portnoy, Barbara Brennessel, and Alice Iacuessa will share selected passages from the book, historical photos, and answer questions. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

11:00 am – noon

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Erez Pinhas

Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
Chef Erez Pinhas, of ABBA Restaurant in Orleans will showcase his inventive “Fusion” fare by preparing local scallops with herbs from his kitchen garden and Turkish-style stuffed Chatham mussels.  Cost is $10 per person and participation is limited to the first 75 attendees. . Click here to purchase tickets.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Music: The Daggers

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
The Daggers are aural architects of the indefatigable dance party playing their repertoire of original rock, R&B, funk, Latin jazz, country, hip-hop, and more.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Presentation: TBD

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Shucking Contest Preliminaries

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Emceed by local hero and reporter, Eric Williams, host of CapeCast, the daily webcast of the Cape Cod Register to compete at the SPAT booth by 12:00 noon. For more information and to register in advance click here.
Prizes awarded: 1st Place-$1,000 2nd Place-$500 3rd Place-$250

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presentation and Panel:  Tackling Marine Pollution

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Marine pollution takes on many forms and levels of impact: from the obvious trash littering beaches and floating debris ensnaring wildlife like sea turtles and birds, to the less understood microplastics in the marine environment and its health effects on humans. Additionally, an un-seen form of pollution is man-made ocean noise, and its threat to marine animals like whales and dolphins.  Representatives from Ocean Conservancy, The 5 Gyres Institute, Center for Coastal Studies, and International Fund for Animal Welfare will each give 15 minute presentations, followed by 30 minute panel discussion moderated by Heather Goldstone, WCAI.

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Taste the Terroir and the Meroir

Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
Sample oysters from various regions of Wellfleet paired with wines produced in Truro. Purchase tickets and learn more about this and other culinary programs here. The cost is $100 per person and participation is strictly limited to 50 people.

3:00 pm & 4:00 pm

OysterFest Spelling Bee

Wellfleet Public Library
Test your spelling skills at the annual OysterFest Spelling Bee, with children’s and adult rounds, prizes, and fun! Beekeeper Ed Miller returns with a new list of words this year. Registration form for both Littlenecks (12 and under) and Quahogs (13 and up) available here and at the Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street. Please register by 2:30pm. Littlenecks round begins at 3pm and the Quahogs round follows immediately at 4pm.

3:30pm – 5:00 pm

Music: The Rip-It-Ups and Friends

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
The Rip-It-Ups are an 8-piece OysterFest original playing roots rock/original tunes. Good friends Shred Hawthorne, Steve Magliano and Mac Hay will join them to create some jump up, rock out, dancing feet fun!

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Children & Family Walk: Eco-Tales & Trails

Meet at Uncle Tim’s Bridge
Enjoy a leisurely stroll across Uncle Tim’s Bridge to the salt marsh beyond with local children’s book author Heidi Clemmer. Discover the creatures which live there, listen to a story featuring the ecosystem we are exploring, and create a “take home” memory. This program is designed for families with young children.

7:00 pm

Film Screening: Sonic Sea

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. Sonic Sea is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. The film is co-produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and this screening is supported by Ocean Conservancy. Admission is $8 per person, children 12 and under are free. Seating is limited. Click here to purchase tickets or call 508-349-9428.

Sunday, October 16

9:00 am

OysterFest 5K Adult Road Race

New Route this Year! Course begins in the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot on Rt. 6 and rune along Cove Road to Pilgrim Spring Road, then out to Indian Neck Beach, and back.
Join the 16th annual Shuck n’ Run. Prizes are awarded to first, second and third place, First Wellfleet Resident and First Race Walker male and female! T-shirts limited to first 100 entrants aged 10 and older. All registrations will be done electronically. To register click here.

10:00 am

OysterFest Main Street Festival

Main Street and Town Hall Parking Lot
No outside alcohol or pets permitted.
Click here for detailed information and to purchase tickets.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SPAT Booth

Located on the corner of Main Street and Town Hall Lot
Shop for lots of great OysterFest merchandise and support the educational mission of Wellfleet SPAT, Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc., which includes a college scholarship program, community grants awards and initiatives to support the shellfishing and aquaculture industries. Learn more here.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SPAT Information Booth and Volunteer Check-in

Located within the Admissions Tent at Main and Bank Streets
Stop by for information, volunteer check-in, registration forms, directions, email list sign up and more.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Family Fun Area

Wellfleet Preservation Hall Garden
The Family Fun Area features performances, educational displays, craft activities, moon bounces, face-painting and family friendly food vendors. Click here for more information.

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Music: Steve Morgan and the Kingfish

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Steve Morgan and the Kingfish play jazzy blues and rocked-up R&B. The unconventional chord choices and structures in their original tunes blend with the vocal harmonies that will get you out on the dance floor!

10:30 am – 11:00am

Presentation: Oysters and the Health of the Harbor

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Dr. Anamarija Frankic, Director of Green Harbors, faculty at University of Zadar, Croatia and Umass Boston, she will discuss the critical role shellfish play to maintain a healthy coastal ecosystem and coastal communities, and introduce the oyster reef restoration project in Wellfleet Harbor.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Music: Pulsation

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Pulsation is a hard driving rock band with gritty southern roots. The trio, comprised of Brad Conant, Schuyler Grant and fronted by Brian Sandlin released its debut EP in July 2016.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Presentation: Whale Entanglements and Rescue

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Entanglement is a leading cause of injury and mortality for whales and sea turtles around the world. The sources of entanglement are extensive and complex. Everett Sacrey of Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) will provide an overview of marine animal entanglement here in New England and how biologists, fishermen and managers are working together to come up with solutions to mitigate their impact. Everett has been a member of the CCS Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) Team since May 2016. His prior experience with disentanglement work comes from Whale Release and Strandings in Newfoundland, Canada, where he has experience working alongside commercial fishers to release marine mammals and leatherback turtles from their gear.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Charlie Dumas

Lower Level, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street
Chef Charlie Dumas, the Chef de Cuisine at PB Boulangerie & Bistro, will demonstrate his passion for fine cuisine as he prepares raw oysters with cauliflower puree and homemade sea broth. Cost is $10 per person and participation is limited to the first 75 attendees. Click here to purchase tickets.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Presentation: Turtles of the Saltmarsh

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Since 1980, Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has been monitoring Outer Cape populations of the diamondback terrapin, a state-threatened species of turtle that lives in the salt marsh. Olivia Bourque of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will provide insight into the terrapin’s biology and natural history, and our conservation efforts which include managing and protecting nesting areas and monitoring the hatching success rate. Olivia is a Turtle Research Assistant and a recent graduate of Clark University where she earned an accelerated B.A./M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Policy.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Shucking Contest Finals

Main Stage behind Town Hall 
Cheer on your favorite contestant in the final round of Cape Cod’s famous Oyster Shucking Competition. Prizes will be awarded: 1st Place-$1,000, 2nd Place-$500, 3rd Place -$250. Interested in competing? Click here for more information.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Film Screening: Trash, Manufactured

Wellfleet Public Library, 55 Main Street
Marcus Eriksen, Research Director and Co-Founder of the 5 Gyres Institute, and his team discovered microbeads in the Great Lakes which lead to a national legislative victory.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Music: Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys

Main Stage, Town Hall Parking Lot
Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys are a delicious blend of rockabilly, Americana and a splash of soul.