Sunday, June 20, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010 is not only the first day of summer, its Quahog day on Cape Cod. Doug the Quahog shows himself and makes his prognostication about how many weeks of beach weather we will have on Cape Cod this summer. This is the second of what is becoming a popular annual event here on the Cape, and we are excited that it is being held in Sandwich this year. Although we are a bit dubious about the accuracy of the little bi-valve’s predictions, it will be lots of fun for those attending.
The official ceremony will be held at 4:00 pm at Hemisphere Restaurant located on Town Neck Beach in Sandwich. There will be live music by Black Wampum and free samples of “Doug’s Mud” ice cream, named in honor of the little Quahog and generously provided by Polar Cave Ice Cream. A 50-50 raffle will be held at the event with proceeds going to the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay. Don’t know what a 50-50 raffle is? You should come and find out. If you win, you could go home with a little something extra in your pocket!
Quahog Day is the beginning of a week-long celebration of a very welcome summer season with “quahog” activities all over Cape Cod. If you go to Clancy’s in Dennisport, tell your server “I Love Doug the Quahog” and receive two delicious Quahogs for the price of one. Catch of the Day in Wellfleet will offer a Quahog Day special featuring Homemade Quahog Pie paired with Cape Cod Beer's Cape Cod Red. And, you really shouldn’t miss the Stuffed Quahog eating contest at the new Quahog Republic Dive Bar in Falmouth on Wednesday, June 23rd.
It’s not all about the food. From June 21st through June 27th, Atlantic Spice Company of North Truro, home of the Fantastic Clam Ram, is offering a one-pound bag of Bay Spice Powder with the purchase of a $15 Clam Ram. Cape Cod Beach Chair is having a week-long sale at their new store in Harwich; bring in a quahog shell and receive 20% of your purchase. By the way, their beach chairs are a must-have for the summer.
Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. While you are there, check their 2010 Summer Schedule and pick up some tickets to attend a live performance.
Whether you are planning an extended vacation or a quick get-away to the Cape this summer, we would love to have you stay at our Cape Cod B and B. We’re going to have a great summer…come join us.
Jan Preus, the Innkeeper, chef, and artist in residence at the 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center, Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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