Scallop Festival

September 18, 2015 by Trish Robinson

Scallop Festival is a three day affair held at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in East stock-photo-17184644-scallop-delicious-pearl-in-a-shellFalmouth to celebrate one of Cape Cod’s favorite mollusks. Now in its 46th year, scallop festival has expanded and offers a lot more than scallops! Enjoy a home show featuring over 40 home, landscaping, and decor specialists. There will also be a craft show, tons of food truck vendors serving up scallops every way you could imagine in addition to other festival favorites like traditional barbecue, burgers, hot dogs, chicken and more. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and there are plenty of shady spots to enjoy the festival fare. For the first time, there will be a corn hole tournament which promises to be tons of fun. Live entertainment will be ongoing throughout the scallop festival and Friday night features the Adam Ezra Group, winner of the New England Music Awards who’s energy has been likened to Bruce Springsteen. Of course, it simply wouldn’t be scallop festival without the scallops! This year there will be an estimated 6,000 pounds of scallops consumed over the three days. Come hungry and enjoy a quintessentially Cape Cod day. The festival will be held Friday and Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm. Price of admission is $7 which benefits the communities of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce & Foundation.

Master Chefs teach at Highfield Hall

February 22, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Master chefs teach at Highfield Hall this spring for the sixth year running. During the months of April through June, a number of local and not so local chefs will be on hand at Highfield, teaching the art of cooking.

Alan Zox personal chef teaches at Highfield Hall in FalmouhOne of the exciting offerings is with Personal Chef, Alan Zox. Allenโ€™s recipes will focus on vegetables and are very much in sync with Americaโ€™s growing interest in learning to eat less meat. This is a three-part series or you can opt to register for a single class. The classes include demonstrations, tastings and product information. You will learn how to make featured recipes from the award winning cookbook, Jerusalem . Classes are held at 3 PM on April 2, April 23, and May 14.


Highfield is thrilled to have Chef Jean-Jacques Paimblanc ย demonstrate some of his favorite dishes on April 6 at 1 PM. Chef Paimblanc is a founder of the certificate program in the culinary arts at Boston University along with Julia Child and Jacques Pepin.

Chef Feufeu the Chef/Owner of Bleu Restaurant will host a cooking class at HIghfield Hall in FalmouthJoin admirers of Chef Frederic ย Feufeu for a delectable experience. Chef Feufeu is the owner of Blue, an award winning restaurant in Mashpee Commons just a 20 minute drive from Falmouth. This April 27th at 1 pm will mark Chef Feufueโ€™s sixth teaching appearance at Highfield.

During June there are three offerings with different experts in the Seafood Specialties Series.

On Sunday, June 1st at 3 pm a Seafood Specialties Series will be conducted. Linda Depres will be your teacher. Linda spent 40 years in our own Woods Hole at the National Marie Fisheries Service as a fishery biologist. She will provide you with insight into how to choose the seafood you purchase and answer any questions you might have on the art of cooking with fish. This claScallops cookbook event at Highfield Hallss includes wine tastings along with the seafood offerings.

Come to cook on June 8th at 3 pm with Elaine and Karin Tammi who have shared their extensive experience in the cookbook Scallops.ย  The class will provide instruction, tastings and a wine pairing focused on all you need to know about preparing and cooking scallops.

The third in the Seafood Specialties Series will be held on June 15th at 3 pm with David Shahzade ย the owner of Falmouth Fish, a highly regarded local fish market in Falmouth for over 25 years. This class will include seafood and wine tasting and David will talk about endangered species and local seafood.

For more information or to register for any of these foodie events please click here.