Be as happy as a clam at sixth annual seafood festival in downtown Easton

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Be as happy as a clam at sixth annual seafood festival in downtown Easton
The sixth annual Clam Jam seafood festival, presented by 3rd & Ferry Fish Market and Matheson Gas, features free and ticketed events, including a free street festival with food, music, children’s activities and more. (Ryan Kneller/The Morning Call)

Seafood lovers can be as happy as a clam at the sixth annual Clam Jam, noon-7 p.m. Sunday on Third and Ferry streets in downtown Easton.

The event, presented by 3rd & Ferry Fish Market and Matheson Gas, features free and ticketed events, including a free street festival with food, music, children’s activities and more.

A highlight is the Chowda’ & Homebrew Competition: For $10, you get to sample seven chowders from local catering companies and restaurants, including 3rd & Ferry, The Bayou Easton, Mesa Modern Mexican, Riegelsville Inn, Two Rivers Brewing Company, Oak Hill Golf Club and oKaysions Katering, along with homebrew entries. The contest, sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association and benefiting Easton’s State Theatre, starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m. or while supplies last. Judges’ and people’s choice winners are selected.

The sixth annual Clam Jam seafood festival, presented by 3rd & Ferry Fish Market and Matheson Gas, features free and ticketed events, including a free street festival with food, music, children’s activities and more.
The sixth annual Clam Jam seafood festival, presented by 3rd & Ferry Fish Market and Matheson Gas, features free and ticketed events, including a free street festival with food, music, children’s activities and more. (3rd & Ferry Fish Market/Contributed photo)

Other ticketed events include a Cigar and Cocktail Lounge, open noon-7 p.m. ($10 gets you a Famous Smoke Shop cigar, an Eight Oaks Craft Distillers cocktail and a River Horse Brewing Co. beer); and an Oysters and Beer Pairing, held 3:30-6:30 p.m. ($12 gets you five oyster varieties and five beer samples from Perkasie’s Free Will Brewing Co.).

According to 3rd & Ferry general manager Bradley Wilson, the 56 S. Third St. restaurant will have a couple of outdoor booths, selling fish and chips, fish tacos, crab fries, steamed clams, peel-and-eat shrimp and, new for this year, crabby clam fritters (fried clam fritters smothered in crab aioli topped with Old Bay seasoning). A limited menu will be offered inside the restaurant (no reservations accepted).

Other food vendors will include Ocean, Mesa, The Bayou Easton, Terra Cafe, Tierra de Fuego, Kath’s Catering, Smoked & Sauced, The Flying V, Chocolate Moonshine, ZuZu Confectionery, Cosmic Kettle Corn and Sycamore Grille, a returning favorite with crab cakes, jumbo clam strips, po’ boys, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more.

Three outdoor bars will serve Bloody Marys, sangria, beer and more, while a canine hydration station will offer water for dogs.

The sixth annual Clam Jam seafood festival, presented by 3rd & Ferry Fish Market and Matheson Gas, features free and ticketed events, including a free street festival with food, music, children’s activities and more.
The sixth annual Clam Jam seafood festival, presented by 3rd & Ferry Fish Market and Matheson Gas, features free and ticketed events, including a free street festival with food, music, children’s activities and more. (Ryan Kneller/The Morning Call)

“A new addition to the festival is Jack Town,” Wilson said. “Jack Daniels is one of our big sponsors, so there will be a Jack Daniels lounge where you can relax and have some drinks, including Jack Daniels Tennessee Tea and Jack Daniels frozen Lynchburg lemonade. There also will be a Jack Daniels ‘5 Senses of Taste Tour’ where people will get to learn exactly what happens during the barreling process and actually taste Jack Daniels before and after it goes into barrels.”

Other highlights include more than 20 retail vendors; Skeggy’s Axe House ax-throwing booth; karate demonstrations; pony rides and face painting; and live music by Avenue 16 (noon-2 p.m.), Tower Suite (2-4 p.m.) and Uncle Rocco (4-7 p.m.).