Celebrate clams at the 46th annual Yarmouth, Maine, Clam Festival

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The annual Yarmouth Clam Festival is more than a seafood celebration, it’s a full-blown festival, with entertainment, crafts, a parade, and more. Events include bike races, foot races, and canoe and kayak races, as well as concerts, children’s activities, a diaper derby, and, of course, plenty of clams and other Maine seafood.

Highlights include:

The Clam Festival Parade, Friday, July 15, 6 p.m.,  on Main Street. The theme of the 2011 parade is Great American Inventions.

Maine State Clam Shucking Contest, Sat., July 16, 11 a.m. (registration begins at 10 a.m.) at the Merrill Memorial Library Lawn Tent.

Firefighters’ Muster Competition, Sat., July 16, 1 p.m., on the Memorial Green on Main Street. Watch firefighting teams compete in events such as a bucket brigade, firefighter suit-up, and an old-fashioned hose-pull contest.

Carbon Leaf, Friday, July 15, 8:15 p.m. in the NYA Tent: Celtic/bluegrass rock.

Gypsy Tailwind, Sat., July 16, 7:30 p.m. in the NYA Tent: folk/rock/alternative

Fireworks, Sat., July 16, 9: 15 p.m.