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CANCELLED – Shad Bake 2020

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SHAD BAKE 2020 IS CANCELLED. STAY TUNED FOR SHAD BAKE 2021!

Saturday, June 6, 2020
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Essex and The Connecticut River Museum have paired up again! Now in its 62nd year, this is the quintessential New England shoreline tradition.  Yankee Magazine has called it one of the “Top 20 Summer Events.”

Once the basis of a sizable fishery on the River, American Shad are a flavorful fish known both for their taste and for the difficulty in preparing them for the table (due to thousands of tiny bones).  Expertly deboned and nailed up on oak planks around a smoldering bonfire, the shad takes on a smokey flavor and will be accompanied by many sides as well as pie from Lyman Orchards.  Not a fan of shad?  Barbecue chicken will be available as well!  Children are served hot dogs for their meal.  As always, beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages are available at a cash bar.

In addition to great food and drinks, enjoy live music by Butter Jones, exhibits to explore at The Connecticut River Museum, and programs on the history of the shad fishery. A shuttle service will run from Essex Town Hall and the Pratt House (both on West Avenue) to the Museum to ease parking congestion.  Come down to the River, eat some shad, learn about this important local culinary custom and have a blast!

To volunteer for this event, please contact Susan Malin at smalan@wpsir.com or 617.645.4392.

To become a sponsor for this event, please complete this form.  Shad Bake Sponsor Form

Shad Tickets are available on the day of the event for $45.

Click here to purchase your 2020 Shad Bake Tickets!

Tickets may also be purchased at the Museum Front Desk, Essex Hardware, and Bob’s Centerbrook Package Store.

Details

Date:
June 6
Time:
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Jane S Raunikar
Phone:
8607678269
Email:
marketing@ctrivermuseum.org
Website:
67 Main Street

Venue

Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Phone:
860-767-8269