Annual Shellfish Field Day

Join Us for the 10th Annual Shellfish Field Day along with a celebration of the DEI’s recent expansion and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Saturday, August 11, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Every year, DEI opens it’s doors to the entire community holds a community festival called Shellfish Field Days. In 2018, DEI is also excited to unveil our $6.6 million facility expansion on Great Wass Island in Beals.

Join our annual Shellfish Field Day and celebrate with us!


Schedule for the 10thAnnual Field Day

11:00am: Shellfish Field Day begins.

Food available for purchase all day.

11:30am: Ribbon Cutting for the New Facility

Ceremony with remarks by special guests.

12:30pm: Tours of the new facility

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, make time to explore our new facilities.

2:00pm: Celebrity Clam Shucking Showdown

Professional clam shucker Marie West defends her title against  DEI founder Dr. Brian Beal and other notable guests (TBA).

2:30pm: Annual Clam Flying Contest  

Fly a clam to win prizes! Contests held for the following age classes:

10 years old and younger
11 years old – 15 years old
16 years old -100 years old

3:00pm: The end of the 10th Annual Shellfish Field Day


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