There’s a new tradition on Cape Cod – Quahog Day!
Sponsored by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, the event features Doug, the official prognosticating quahog, who will tell us how many weeks of sunshine to expect this summer! It’s fun, it’s free, it’s kind of wacky, and some of the event proceeds benefit the National Marine Life Center! Join us on June 21st, 4 pm, Hemisphere Restaurant in Sandwich.
Following is the official announcement from the Cape Cod Chamber. For additional information, visit www.quahogday.com.
Proving the groundhog has nothing over the quahog, Cape Cod will celebrate the First Day of Summer 2010 with the 2nd Annual Cape Cod Quahog Day on Monday, June 21st at Hemisphere Restaurant in Sandwich!
Once again, the Cape’s official Quahog (aptly named “Doug”) will come out of hiding for the official “Quahog Prognostication.” Speaking the secret bi-valve language, he will give word to the Secretary General of Quahog Republic on how many weeks of Cape Cod beach weather lie ahead. Last year, the little soothsayer predicted 11 ½ weeks of sunshine (although the jury remains out on his accuracy).
This year, we welcome FOX25 Meteorologist A.J. Burnett as the Master of Ceremonies at the Quahog Prognostication!
The ceremony, which will begin at 4 pm, will be followed by live music from Black Wampum, a local band which sings about Quahogs (yes, we kid you not!), free samples of Polar Cave Ice Cream‘s flavor “Doug’s Mud”(named in honor of Doug the Quahog), and a Quahog Day bash, co-sponsored with the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce. All proceeds of a 50-50 raffle at the event will benefit the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay.
The event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, but you must RSVP in advance! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give us YOUR best guess at Facebook.com/CapeCodMassachusetts for what the Quahog will predict and the five people with the closest guess will receive a limited edition Quahog Day t-shirt!
The fun doesn’t end there! This year, Quahog Day will kick off a week’s worth of Quahog-related activities around Cape Cod. Click Here for more information!
Here’s a video from the first annual Quahog Day in 2009. Doug the Official Prognosticating Quahog predicted 11 1/2 weeks of sunshine. Was he right?