Why You Need to Attend the Yarmouth Seaside Festival

Every year, our historic haven of Cape Cod boasts an array of exciting annual events and festivals. One of our favorites is the Yarmouth Seaside Festival! On October 7-9, 2017, join in this celebration at the Joshua Sears Memorial Field in South Yarmouth, just a 1-mile trip from the Captain Farris House. With so many event activities and novelties for sale this year, you don’t want to miss out on this exciting extravaganza!

Before traveling to our scenic destination this autumn, request 24-hour access to our free Travel Guide to Cape Cod! You’ll find our top suggestions for the best area attractions, annual events like the Yarmouth Seaside Festival, and the locally owned and operated restaurants. Our interactive guide also includes directions to our favorite places, our stunning accommodations, and wonderful amenities at the Captain Farris House!

A Snapshot of Your Yarmouth Seaside Festival Experience

If you are planning a trip for Columbus Day Weekend, the Yarmouth Seaside Festival will make a great addition to your getaway. Once you arrive, you can park for free, but it’s first come, first serve, so we recommend arriving a little early. Read over our local insights to discover everything you’ll need to know about this local celebration!

The Story Behind This Event

Since 1978, the Yarmouth Seaside Festival has fostered a strong sense of community spirit and pride for our area. Jane Butler, a proud local of Yarmouth, created this festival and dedicated herself to ensuring its mission remains intact. In addition, you’ll find an incredible selection of activities to enjoy!

Event Activities

We urge you to attend as many activities at the Yarmouth Seaside Festival this year. Here is a sample of the wonderful events!

  • Parade– No festival on Cape Cod is complete without a fun-filled parade. It’s held on the Sunday of the Yarmouth Seaside Festival and transforms Route 28 into a lively celebration of local culture!
  • Seaside Road Race– Rain or shine, this annual 5K begins at the front of Bridgewater University. The route takes you along the stunning Bass River! We urge you to pre-register for the event if you want to participate!
  • Bed Race– Perhaps one of the most interesting events is the Bed Race. Teams of five join forces to create a bed and race it for the first place prize!
  • Fireworks– At Seagull Beach, watch in wonder at the fireworks displays filling the sky with beautiful colors. On October 8, bring your complimentary beach chair or towel from us at The Captain Farris House to lounge on during the spectacle!

What’s for Sale?

Over the years, this annual event has flourished and showcases unique pieces from more 120 craftsmen across Cape Cod. The Yarmouth, MA, Craft Fair boasts a collection of fascinating finds for everyone to purchase. Whether you are looking for something special, you’re sure to discover the perfect gift to remember your time on Cape Cod!

Unwind at The Captain Farris House

After your experience at the Yarmouth Seaside Festival, bring back your stories to us at The Captain Farris House! Our inviting bed and breakfast provides the ultimate relaxation experience for you and your partner. We invite you to browse our gorgeous selection of our accommodations and reserve the ideal one for your getaway.

Plan your next vacation to Cape Cod with us this year!