One local event clearly says summer; the Yarmouth Clam Festival. This summer event has something for everyone, young and old alike. The festival opens on Friday, July 20th, and features cooking demonstrations, live music, carnival rides, and of course, clams. Saturday brings a clam shucking contest, live children’s theater, horse carriage rides, and so much more. Sunday kicks off with a men’s and women’s bike race, more cooking demos, live music and more clams. The carnival runs all three days. Yarmouth is just 5 miles to the south of Freeport, making Freeport an ideal location from which to enjoy the festival and all that the area has to offer.