For Immediate Release
Monday, July 11, 2008
- Media Contact: Carla Cefalo-Braswell, President
HIGHLANDS, N.J. – Discover the true meaning of “Succulent Seafood” at the Highlands Business Partnership’s 14th Annual Clamfest. The Festival is open July31st – August 3rd at Huddy Park on Bay & Waterwitch Avenues. The Clam Festival, is a four-day action packed event featuring the freshest seafood, plus live music entertainment, thrill rides, games, contest and more. Admission is free, and the event takes place rain or shine. This year’s Clam Fest will highlight a special attraction; the NASA Exploration Experience will give the public a glimpse into NASA's plans for the future. The exhibit is free to the public and the tour takes approximately 10 minutes. NASA will join us for the duration of the Clam Festival and will host special guest speakers live on stage.
The Clamfest midway will be set up in Huddy Park, and portions of Bay and Waterwitch Avenues will be closed to street traffic to accommodate the specialty vendors marketplace and of course, the food court with many popular Highland’s restaurants such as Andretta’s, Bahrs, Beacon on the Bay, Chilangos, Clam Hut, Francescos, Lusty Lobster, One28Bay, Pizza Plus, and the Sand Witch Shop. These include clams – fried, stuffed, steamed or on the half shell – and soft shell crab sandwiches, shrimp, oysters, crab cakes, lobster, scallops, gumbo jambalaya, chowders, mussels and much more.
Although seafood is the highlight, there will be lots for landlubbers to chow down at the Highlands Fire Department’s famous Rib Tent and corn on the cob, hot dogs, burgers, French fries, grilled sausages, pizza, cheese steaks, tacos, burritos and homemade sweets and treats.
As always, the Clam Fest is a non-alcohol event however you can quench your thirst at the Claddagh or the Driftwood, both at the entrance to the festival on Bay Avenue. Check out their “Happy as a Clam” drink specials. The VFW will host their Annual Beer Garden in the beautiful backyard of the VFW Post throughout the entire event. Take a glimpse of their newest member, the Doughboy Statue, recently relocated from Route 36.
For more information call 732-291-4713 or visit www.highlandsnj.com.