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Clambake Revives Historical Tradition on Central
|Clambakes were a big part of beach life in the old village of Nye
Beach until about 1918
(Newport, Oregon) - The sixth Annual Nye Beach Clambake
again comes to Newport on July 5, with food and fun on the beach, all
with a historical theme that recalls the days when Nye Beach was actually
a separate village from Newport, connected only by a muddy, ruddy set
of wooden planks.
The family-friendly, non-alcohol event features walking
tours of the historic area, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, a children’s
parade, fire dancers, various food vendors, and a diverse selection of
arts and crafts, as well as a fossil booth.
This year, the event takes place at the Nye Beach Turnaround
as well as at Don Davis Memorial Park. At the Turnaround, it runs 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. The festival continues at Don Davis Memorial Park, from 8 p.m.
to 10 p.m.
|Nye Beach, on the way to the Turnaround
There will be a shuttle bus from the Lincoln County Courthouse
(on the corner of Olive and 101) to the Clambake. However, due to seatbelt
laws, only children five and older may ride the bus. Parents are encouraged
to drop off families at the event and then use the bus from the courthouse.
The Nye Beach Clambake is always held the first Saturday
in July, linked to Fourth of July events in Newport.
Historically, city-organized clambakes were often held
in the summer season in Nye Beach from the late 1800’s, until what
is apparently known to be the last one, held in 1918. Many of the clambakes
took place on the beach, with wooden tables loaded with food. Clams were
cooked in the sand, inside a fire pit surrounded by rocks and with seaweed
|Nye Beach Turnaround
One of the key founders, Berniece Hammon, had seen historical
photos of the central Oregon coast tradition and was inspired to revive
it a few years ago, especially after the renewal project for Nye Beach
was completed. It seemed the perfect time to show off the new look of
the neighborhood and create a fundraiser for local charities.
Historic Walking Tours of the Nye Beach neighborhood will
be conducted by the Lincoln County Historical Society, pointing out historic
buildings and points of interest in the neighborhood. $2 per person. 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
DiTorrice, Newport’s "Fossil Guy," will show fossils from
Oregon beaches from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be some extras for people
to take away, free copies of "Fossils You Can Find on Oregon Beaches"
and "Beachcombing in Lincoln County." DiTorrice will trade fossils,
identify them, and there will be retail sales of rock-hounding/fossil-hunting
equipment such as geology picks, safety glasses, gloves, magnifying glasses,
rock and fossil mini-collections, fossil-brand tins, fossil shirts, caps,
|Newport has two lighthouses. Pictured here: the Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Horse Drawn Wagon rides from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. $2 a
ride. Fire dancers close out the event at 9:30 p.m. at Don Davis Memorial
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nye Beach Turnaround
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Don Davis Memorial Park
Food, Non-alcoholic beverages, Family friendly
Children’s Parade at 10 a.m.
Historic Walking Tours 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oregon Fossil Guy 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Live Music 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Turnaround
Live Music 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Don Davis Memorial Park
Fire Dancers 9:30 -10 p.m. Don Davis Memorial Park
Free Shuttle Service to/from Lincoln County Courthouse 9 a.m. -6 p.m.
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