Seafest Car Show, Parade Of Lights A Big Hit

Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2017 07:06 AM

Today is the last day of Seafest in Yarmouth.

A very successful weekend so far, with the Roaring 20's Antique Auto Club hosting the 'Classic Car Cruise' Friday night and the car show on Main Street yesterday.

The show filled Main Street with people for the fourth straight year.

Club member Patti Durkee says there were over 500 entries this year.

"There are a lot of new people from away that are loving being here. They say there's so much to do. They are saying they'll be back and they will bring friends with them. It's been really positive.

Durkee says the event has grown from having just 200 entries.

"Now we're probably over 600. It's grown exponentially. We've added new things, and we've been asked to make it a three day show because people want to stay longer. The hotels and restaurants are loving it, overall it's been a wonderful experience."

Forecasted rain held off yesterday into the evening, as a fantastic fireworks display took place in Yarmouth Harbour during the Parade of Lights.

The Rudder's boat won first place, followed by Seafest and Yarmouth Sea Products.

Events today include children's activities on Killam's Wharf, an historic tour of Chebogue Cemetery and a lobster eating contest.