Sandwich 375: SeaFest

Sandwich 375th Anniversary
Saturday, July 26

10AM to 4PM
Sandwich Marina

6 to 10PM
Town Neck

***99.9 The Q will be on-site at this event…come say hi!!***

Celebrating 375 years of incorporation, Sandwich is where Cape Cod begins. Settled in 1637, incorporated* in 1639, it is the oldest town on Cape Cod. Sandwich’s dynamic community both loves and embraces the town’s rich culture, proud heritage and pristine beauty.
Therefore, to showcase Sandwich’s 375th birthday celebration, we will offer a variety of gatherings, concerts, lectures, festivals, artistic and educational endeavors, museum exhibits, and additional celebratory events throughout 2014 for all Sandwich residents and visitors to enjoy.

SeaFest combines Sandwich’s 375th Anniversary with the Canal Centennial!  This maritime-themed celebration will feature historical and heroic ships that you can explore such as the Formidable Pirate Ship, Shallop Elizabeth Tilley (it was inside the Mayflower!), Coast Guard boats, and the Sandwich Fire Boat!  The day will also include Coast Guard demonstrations, NAMA Seafood Throwdown, a juried craft show, food fair, shanty music, and more!  A great event for kids of all ages!

The nighttime brings the “adult only” Clambake at Town Neck.

Daytime Activities Include:

Board the many interesting historic, heroic, and amazing ships from the 1600s to now:

  • 1620 Shallop Elizabeth Tilley (boat in hull of Mayflower that brought the Pilgrims to shore)
  • CG36500 lifeboat that rescued the 32 crew members of the Pendleton in 60’waves. Many consider it to be the most heroic rescue mission ever. Soon to be made into a Disney movie.
  • Lobster Boat “Margaret” – 36’
  • Sandwich Fire Boat – 40’ noted for its hi-tech electronics
  • Coast Guard Boat – 45’
  • Coast Guard Life Boat – 29’

Shop the Craft and food Fair:

  • Artisans Guild of Cape Cod juried craft fair
  • Food Trucks
  • Food vendors
  • Music with strolling musicians
  • Eat under the Shady Spot, hosted by the SHS Alumni Class of ’74 in a 20’x 20’ tent with tables & chairs
  • Rum Soaked Crooks

Enjoy the Shanty Music Tent with:

  • The Jolly Rogues
  • The Mystic Chanteymen
  • The Rum Soaked Crooks

Watch Coast Guard demonstrations:

  • Tour the first floor of the Coast Guard building
  • Games for kids on the lawn
  • Displays of Coast Guard Cape Cod

See who wins the NAMA Seafood Throwdown with competing Celebrity Chefs:

  • Emcees State Rep. Randy Hunt and Spencer Montgomery
  • Judges: Food Blogger “Food for Thought” & food reporter for Gloucester Times Heather Atwood, Diane Langeland, Publisher Cape Cod Edible Magazine, and Jim Govoni, Chef at Decatur House

Check out the Thornton Burgess Society Kids Tent featuring all this fun:

  • Create your own Sea Jelly station
  • Sand painting station
  • Weave a Fish station
  • Fishing Game station
  • Fish Print station
  • Shell Match and Sea Critter Puppet Play station
  • Tidal Pool station
  • Handprint Crab
  • Paper Plate Shark Jaws

Meet our famous Captains of yesteryear:

  • Captain & Mrs. Ezra Nye
  • Capt. Nichols
  • Capt. Hoxie
  • Capt. William, Hannah
  • Rebecca Burgess and more

Look up and the see the Hood Blimp circling overhead.


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