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Clambake Brings History to Oregon Beach Resort

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Nye Beach

(Newport, Oregon) – July 1 brings the Nye Beach Clambake, with food and fun on the beach, all with a historical theme that brings a sense of time travel to this Oregon coast resort town.

The family-friendly, non-alcohol event features walking tours of the historic area, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, a children’s parade, kid’s face painting, various food vendors, and a diverse selection of arts and crafts.

The Nye Beach Clambake is always held the first Saturday in July, often linked to Fourth of July events in Newport.

Historically, city-organized clambakes were held often 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 thrown in. One of the key organizers, Berniece Hammon, had seen historical photos of it and was inspired to revive it, especially after the renewal project for Nye Beach was completed four years ago. It seemed the perfect time to show off the new look of the neighborhood and create a fundraiser for local charities. For more on a greater preview of Fourth of July Events, see Oregon Coast Travel: The Great Fourth of July Preview Events from Astoria to Florence, about 180 miles of Independence Day fun

Event Details:

  • Historic Walking Tours of the Nye Beach neighborhood, conducted by the Lincoln County Historical Society, pointiing out historic buildings and points of interest in the neighborhood. $2.00 per person.
  • Horse-drawn wagon rides: scenic ride around the neighborhood. $2.00 per person


Music all day:

Chyag, Andean music
Frank Jones, folk singer from Toledo
Sons of Beaches, folk and blues
Urban Tension

  • Children's parade at 11 a.m.: down Beach Drive, includes a kid’s karate class with demonstrations at the end of the parade
  • Children's Games all day - minimal cost with prizes
  • Face painter for the kids.

Food includes:

  • Chowder and lobster gumbo (Newport Volunteer Fire Dept.)
  • Steamer Clams and Wild Salmon (Newport Young Life)
  • Strawberry Shortcake (Newport Rotary)
  • Hot Dogs (Newport High Pole Vault Team)
  • Shrimp on a Stick, Chicken on a Stick and Hamburgers (Newport Knights of Columbus)
  • BBQ Pork and Sausages (Smokin'Pig BBQ, in Toledo)
  • Shrimp cocktails and lemonade (Newport Fishermen's Wives)
  • Crab cocktails (Newport Altrusa Club)
  • Kettle Korn (Ray's Gourmet)
  • Slumgullion (Newport Salvation Army)

Other Vendors:

  • Circle Tie Die
  • Guy DiTorrice the Fossil Guy display,
  • Sharon Vladutu with chimes and jewelry
  • Yaquina Art Assn.: bead bracelets for the kids, make your own.
  • Yaquina Lights: selling signed lighthouse photos
  • Oregon Coast Council for the Arts: Glass floats
  • Lions Club: Selling raffle tickets for a PT Cruiser
  • Charter Cable Company
  • US Coast Guard - Yaquina Bay Station: selling tee shirts, with a possible rescue demonstration.

Events are held throughout Nye Beach. For more information, call Berniece Hammon at 541-574-7706. www.nyebeach.org For a complete virtual tour of Newport and Nye Beach, click here.


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