42 years ago, local fishermen got together at Buzzards Bay Park and decided to have a Scallop Festival. The idea was to attract tourists to the area and to provide a family-oriented event for the residents….never did these fishermen anticipate that the event would grow to welcome over 50,000 visitors and be awarded The American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events in North America”!
The Fest has changed dramatically and has had several different venues over the years. The event was held inside the National Guard Armory in Buzzards Bay, but quickly outgrew the building and was moved for a brief time to the Massachusetts Military Reservation. About twenty years ago, volunteers decided to “Tent” the affair, now known as the “Big Tent” enabling the Fest to return to Buzzards Bay Park and be held - Rain or Shine. At that time, the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber stepped in to organize and supervise the event. Today, the Chamber facilitates a Scallop Fest Task Force, made up of sponsor representatives and members from the community that meet all year long to ensure the event is the best it can be!
55,000+ Patrons over 3 days!
Famous Scallop & Herb Roasted Chicken Dinners
Food Court - Beer & Wine, Chowder, Lobster Rolls, Raw Bar, Hotdogs, Burgers, Desserts and Much More
Juried Craft Show
Midway of Rides & Games
Famous Scallop and Herb-Roasted Chicken Dinners
The focus of the festival is, of course, our great Scallop or Herb-roasted Chicken dinners, prepared by J & J Concessions, Roger & Hope Pinard of Lakeville, Massachusetts. You can enjoy your meal and listen to entertainment in the Big Tent or take your meal outside……..and enjoy the view of the Cape Cod Canal and the famous Railroad Bridge.
Yearly, over three tons of succulent Scallops are deep fried and served to over 55,000 visitors. Our delicious Chicken dinners are herb-roasted and both meals are served with French Fries, Cole Slaw, Roll & Butter plus your choice of soda from our sponsor, Coca-Cola.
Professional Arts & Crafts Fair
Castleberry Fairs and Festivals ... Producing Juried Arts and Craft Events throughout New England since 1989. American Made Arts, Crafts, Specialty Foods and Live Music hosting over 20 events annually.
Midway of Rides & Games
Rockwell Amusements has provided a family tradition of dedication to excellence to their patrons for over 30 years. In an era when quality family time seems almost impossible, there still stands a place where young and old alike can come together and experience fun in a clean, safe environment. Rockwell Amusements, a spectacular traveling amusement company, is that place. Their goal is to provide wholesome family fun for everyone with the many thrilling attractions. Come experience the exciting world of Rockwell Amusements.
And Speaking of Kids…
Whether the kids are 8 or 80, lots of fun can be found at the Bourne Scallop Fest. The kids can feast on Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Ice Cream and don’t forget Admission into the Scallop Fest is FREE for those 12 and under!
The Bourne Scallop Festival has music for every taste! Our aim is to provide you the best non-stop, local family entertainment, on the Main Stage, in the Gazebo or on the Festival Grounds!
Tickets are not necessary to enjoy our great line-up, all performances can be enjoyed as part of the General Admission price of $5 per person, and Children 12 and Under, Enter FREE!