Scallop festival receives makeover

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:04 AM.

Other updates for this year’s fest will include a streamline of the registration process for vendors, a green room for participating musicians, an on-site information and first-aid tent, a VIP tent for event sponsors, and the amount of scallop cooks will be increased to shorten lines for hungry attendees.

“Everything is well-organized,” said O’Neil. “It’s like our baby.”

On Saturday, July 27 the Race for the Scallops begins with 5K and 10K runs down the Port City Trail.

“Runs have been successful in the past and it’s a different way to engage visitors,” said Pickett. “We can show the sights and sounds through a different avenue. In this case, our beautiful trails.”

The following day offers a 20- and 42-mile bike “fun ride” from St. Joseph Peninsula State Park to Salinas Park for the first leg, and those interested in completing the journey can continue on to the Franklin County line before returning to the Cape.

“We’d like to get people to the Cape and State Park,” said Pickett. “We want to get people into different parts of the community.”

Registration for the footrace and fun ride is $15 in advance and contestants will receive a T-shirt to commemorate the Scallop Festival. The fun ride is sponsored by Velo bicycle on Reid Avenue and the Friends of the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.



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