Make like a sea otter and lay claim to your share of the Central Coast’s tasty Pismo clams (and more) at the 66th Annual Pismo Beach Clam Festival being held on and around Pismo Pier from October 19-21, 2012.
Visitors to Pismo Beach – the self-proclaimed Clam Capital of the World – are welcomed into the heart of the town by a giant clam statue. What better way to spend your time in Pismo than by celebrating the mollusk this laid-back town is known for?
Clam Festival Activities
A community tradition since 1946, the Pismo Beach Clam Festival is an October favorite for locals and visitors alike. Kicking off with a jolly parade, the weekend involves all manner of beachy pastimes, including a surf contest, sandcastle contest, live music, a beer garden, food galore, and a boisterous clam dig for kids 11 and under.
And no clam festival would be complete without a clam chowder cook-off. If you just can’t get enough chowder to satisfy your appetite, there’s always Splash Café and their award-winning chowder in a sourdough bread bowl to slurp up – New England clam chowder doesn’t have anything on the Central Coast!
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