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The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will hold the 31st Annual Essex ClamFest on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Chowder tasting will take place from Noon to 2:00 pm. Sample them all for just $5, and vote for your favorite.

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Raffle for a catered clambake and more prizes. Raffle tickets are $1 per ticket and 6 tickets for $5. Beginning in September, 2013, tickets will be available at the Chamber office, at the Essex Elementary School, 12 Story Street, Essex during regular school hours, and at the Clamfest.

More than 40 vendors provided food and fun for the 2012 Essex Clamfest, and eight restaurants participated in the 2012 Clam Chowder Competition. Lobsta Land Restaurant was the winner of the Judges' Award and Ipswich Clambake won the People's Choice Award.

Visit this site in September and October to see the 2013 line-up of vendors and participating restaurants.

Free admission and free parking in designated areas at Shepard Memorial Park.

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Rockport Community Egg Hunt
Rockport Elementary School Playground
2 pm
April 19, 2014
Click for details on Rockport Community Egg Hunt 2pm -- don't be late!! This one ends quickly! Pre-schoolers, kindergarten and grade one children are invited to a Community Egg Hunt. Bring a basket! more  
Motif #1 Day
Downtown Rockport
10 am to 5 pm
May 17, 2014
Downtown Rockport will come alive with music, art, dance and poetry on Motif No. 1 Day on Saturday, May 17. more  
Motif #1 Day 5K Road Race
From Rockport Harbor to Marmion Way and Back
9:00 am start
May 17, 2014
Start you Motif #1 Day celebration in Rockport with a brisk seaside 5K run starting and ending at T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor. Then spend the rest of a beautiful spring day at Rockport's annual celebration of the return of spring! more  
18th Annual Emergency Services Day
T-Wharf and Central Fire Station in Downtown Rockport
May 18, 2014
Sunday, May 18th is the 18th Annual Emergency Service Day from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Activities will be held at T-Wharf and Central Fire Station in Downtown Rockport.
All are welcome to participate in this free community event. more  
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