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Shepard Memorial Park, 24 Martin Street
Essex

The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will hold the 32nd Annual Essex ClamFest on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Chowder tasting will take place from Noon to 2:00 pm. Sample them all for just $5, and vote for your favorite.

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There will be a raffle for cooking classes at Woodman's and more prizes. Raffle tickets are $1 per ticket and 6 tickets for $5 and will be available at the Chamber office, at the Essex Elementary School, 12 Story Street, Essex during regular school hours, and at the Clamfest.

More than 40 vendors will provide food and fun for the 2014 Essex Clamfest, and six restaurants will participate in this year's Clam Chowder Competition.

Free admission and free parking in designated areas at Shepard Memorial Park.

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Holiday Ornament Fundraising Sale
Rockport Art Association
12 Main Street
Rockport
November 28, 2014 - December 20, 2014
Click for details on Holiday Ornament Fundraising Sale Holiday ornament fundraising sale begins 10am at the Rockport Art Association, 12 Main Street more  
JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS IN ROCKPORT
Downton Rockport and Beyond
Rockport
November 28, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Click for details on JOIN US FOR CHRISTMAS IN ROCKPORT A packed calendar of family-friendly holiday events is reason to plan time in Rockport this holiday season. more  
Masterpieces in Miniature Show
Rockport Art Association
November 28, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Click for details on Masterpieces in Miniature Show Rockport Art Association, 12 Main Street. A holiday show of small works, including over 300 original pieces of art. Continues through December 31. more  
Winter Photography Show
Rockport Art Association
12 Main Street
December 5, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Click for details on Winter Photography Show Opening reception, 6 - 8 pm. Show continues through December 31. more  
Boy Scout Troop 20's Christmas Tree Sale
Scout Hall
47 Mt. Pleasant Street
Rockport
December 7, 2014 - December 25, 2014
Click for details on Boy Scout Troop 20's Christmas Tree Sale Troop 20 will be having their Christmas Tree Sale at Scout Hall through December, while supplies last! more  
Shop Local Week
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
December 14, 2014 - December 21, 2014
Click for details on Shop Local Week The merchants of Rockport encourage their Cape Ann neighbors and friends to shop locally throughout the holiday season, and have designated this entire week as a special Shop Local Week. more  
69th Annual Christmas Nativity Pageant
Dock Square and Main Street
5pm
Rockport
December 20, 2014
Click for details on 69th Annual Christmas Nativity Pageant In the spirit of the holidays, the Rockport Pageant Committee is once again hosting the Annual Christmas Nativity Pageant, in partnership with the Rockport Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. (Inclement weather date December 21) more  
Candy Making Demonstrations, Tuck's Candy Factory, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuck's Candy Factory
7 Dock Square
December 20, 2014
Click for details on Candy Making Demonstrations, Tuck's Candy Factory, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Free demonstrations of candy-cane, ribbon candy, and satin stick making. Come in and watch and sample! Enter the drawing for a 6-foot candy cane!
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Christmas Pageant Ham & Bean Supper
First Congregational Church
12 School St.
Rockport
December 20, 2014
Click for details on Christmas Pageant Ham & Bean Supper A traditional ham and baked bean supper, served by members of the church. The supper begins immediately following the conclusion of the Pageant more  
Christmas Tree Prime Rib Dinner, 5 - 9 pm
Emerson Inn by the Sea
One Cathedral Ave
Rockport
December 20, 2014
Click for details on Christmas Tree Prime Rib Dinner, 5 - 9 pm This three-course meal is $33 and 10% of proceeds will go to the Christmas Tree Fund. more  
HOLIDAY COMMUNITY SING-ALONG
Shalin Liu Performance Center
7 pm
Rockport
December 20, 2014
Click for details on HOLIDAY COMMUNITY SING-ALONG Sing many of our favorite carols in Rockport Music’s third annual holiday community sing along hosted by Bill Hausman and featuring the Rockport High School Madrigals. more  
Institution for Savings Annual Open House
Institution for Savings
16 Main Street
December 20, 2014
Stop in after the Christmas Pageant and enjoy some holiday refreshments for free. more  
Mrs. Claus Cookie Sale
Rockport United Methodist Church
36 Broadway
December 20, 2014
Click for details on Mrs. Claus Cookie Sale Come see what Mrs. Claus has been baking in her North Pole Kitchen at the Rockport United Methodist Church from 10 am - Noon. Be sure to get there before all the goodies run out! more  
North Shore Christian Men's Choir's Christmas Concert
First Baptist Church
4 High Street
2:30 pm
Rockport
December 20, 2014
Click for details on North Shore Christian Men's Choir's Christmas Concert The First Baptist Church invites the community to a free concert with the North Shore Christian Men's Choir and other musical talents. The concert will take place in the church sanctuary located at 4 High Street.
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Christmas Eve Dinner
Grand Cafe at the Emerson Inn by the Sea
Rockport
December 24, 2014
Click for details on Christmas Eve Dinner Choose from the Grand Cafe's regular full dinner menu from 5 to 9pm on Christmas Eve. more  
Santa Visits Dock Square
Dock Square
10:30 am
Rockport
December 25, 2014
Click for details on Santa Visits Dock Square Santa returns to Rockport on Christmas morning to greet the children of the town! more  
Boy Scout Troop 20's Christmas Tree Pickup Service
Towns of Rockport and Gloucester
December 27, 2014 - January 10, 2015
Scout's of Troop 20 will take your old Christmas Tree and recycle it for use in local gardens. Pick up on Saturday December 27, January 3, and January 10, between 8 am and 2 pm. $5 donation to support your local troop! more  
New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
Grand Cafe at the Emerson Inn by the Sea
One Cathedral Ave
Rockport
December 31, 2014
Click for details on New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Seatings begin at 5 p.m. Five course gourmet dinner with music. $75 per person. more  
New Year's Rockport Eve
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
December 31, 2014
Click for details on New Year's Rockport Eve Celebrating the New Year with family, friends, and neighbors. Six hours of continuous entertainment in downtown Rockport. 6 pm - midnight. more  
Lehár: The Merry Widow - Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
January 17, 2015
Click for details on Lehár: The Merry Widow - Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Back by popular demand, the Shalin Liu is holding an encore presentation of 'The Merry Widow' starring Renee Fleming. The show will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm. more  
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
January 25, 2015
Click for details on Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion A folk rock duo drawing from a musically-rich gene pool, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion combine the down-home campfire strumming of Woody and Arlo with a modern pop/indie rock sensibility, all anchored by their lush, intimate harmonies. more  
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
March 26, 2015
Click for details on Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Coming to the Shalin Liu on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8 pm the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is now in it's fifth decade and to this day should not be missed. According to All Music Guide - “These old dogs still have plenty of shine on them, plenty of country- more  
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