Posted by: cvancil | September 28, 2009

61st Annual Pismo Beach Clam Festival

I know, this blog is a little Pismo Beach heavy these days!  I promise to change it up a little later in the week.  But I just found out about this fabulous festival and thought you might be interested (best of all, it’s FREE)!!

Thanks to the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce for the details!

October 20-21

61st Annual Pismo Beach Clam Festival

Come celebrate with Pismo Beach, once called “The Clam Capital of the World” at our 61st Annual Clam Festival.


The parade on Saturday morning kicks off this annual event. What follows is what has brought both residences and visitors back year after year. Local restaraunts take the Chowder Cook-Off Title almost as serious as a politcal race. You must taste and cast your vote, otherwise you might feel left out!

Every year hundreds of vendors come to display things like paintings, carvings, pictures, T-shirts, jewelry and much much more. What’s a festival without carnie food? Come hungry so you can try all the delicious varieties. BBQ, cotton candy, shaved ice, numerous strawberry deserts and every fluid you could imagine to wash it down with too!

Musicians from all over the United States submit demos and request to play live at this popular two day event. Check back later to see who’s coming! If you know a great musician be sure to pass this event on to them!

Don’t leave the kids at home! Our annual Kids Clam Dig could net your kid (12 and under) a $100 bucks! We bury 100 numbered clams in an area 30′ x 100′. Every numbered clam discovered will win a prize! The clam numbered 100 wins the $100 bill. Don’t plan on bringing any devices to assist, including pets, only bare hand digging is allowed.

Kids also enjoy the HUGE inflatable jumpers, animal rides and much more!

Many families plan this annual trip to Pismo Beach many months prior. We highly recommend you do the same.

If you wish to participate as a vendor, entertainer or volunteer please call the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce at 805-773-4382 or Toll Free 800- 443-7778. Applications are available online also under the EVENTS TAB.

Our accommodations and vacation guide might be of great assistance to you. Request by phone or by email.


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