Be a Volunteer!

We want you! Become a Yarmouth Chamber volunteer today!

Whether joining a committee, working an event, or tackling a project in the office, there are plenty of opportunities here at the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce.

For more information or to become a volunteer, please contact Ashley Cormier at communications@yarmouthcapecod.com or Mary Vilbon at director@yarmouthcapecod.com.

6 Fun Things to Do in Yarmouth for Valentine’s Day

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1. Father Daughter Dance
Daughters and Fathers (or uncles/grandfathers) come together for a night of dancing, pizza, refreshments, and fun. For more information, click here!

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2. Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser
Celebrate Valentine’s weekend at the Cape Cod Irish Village in South Yarmouth with live entertainment from Stage Door Canteen and Studio 2 Beatles Tribute Band. For more information, click here.

Valentine's Fundrasier

3. Jimmy Fund and Wounded Warriors Fundraiser
Saturday, February 13, 2016 join us for a night of music and fundraising where the Annual Fundraiser at Giardinos on Rt. 28 is held with proceeds being split between The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Research and The Wounded Warfighters Group, of Cape Cod Veterans Inc. Click here for more information.

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4. Community Soup Sampler
Join us for an all you-can-eat buffet of members’ delicious homemade soups, stews, chowders, and Pastor Chuck’s famous chili.  Included will be rolls, breads, beverages, and a second buffet of homemade desserts. Reservations are not necessary but recommended by calling the church at 508-775-0891. Starts at 5:15 pm. Click here for more information.

Eat Drink Valentine's Day

5. Pop Up Class with Chef Austin
Take it easy and celebrate early with this flavor-packed menu of French treats. Cook your meal and then enjoy with accompanying wine and a Chocolate Opera Cake for dessert all while dining in our new Owl Hall!
Tickets are $65, to register call 508-394-7100. More information, click here.

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6. Cape Cod Family and Film Youth Festival
Celebrate cinema with films for children, families, and film lovers of any age.
 Film programs available on Sunday February 14th and Monday February 15th. For more information, click here.

 

#ShopYarmouth Gift Basket Winner Announced

The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce announced the winner of the #ShopYarmouth Gift Basket on Sunday, December 20. Elizabeth Slevin, a teacher at the Nathaniel H. Wixon Innovation School in Dennis, happily accepted the gift basket valued at over $600 on Monday afternoon.

The gift basket was stuffed to the brim with several items donated by local retail shops and attractions, including a $100 gift card to Adrene Jewelers, $25 gift card to Agway, a Family 4 Pack of One Day Passes to the Cape Cod Children’s Museum and Cape Cod Inflatable Park, a beautiful nautical beach bag donated by Cathy’s Place, an Annual Family Membership to the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, a $50 gift certificate to Harvest of Barnstable, merchandise from Mrs. Mitchell’s Gifts, a $25 gift certificate to True Value, a bird feeder donated by Wild Birds Unlimited, a beautiful silver necklace donated by The Silver Unicorn, and a $25 gift card to the Optimist Café in Yarmouth Port.

2015 marked the first year the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce organized the #ShopYarmouth campaign; the contest was geared toward encouraging shoppers to purchase gifts locally starting on Small Business Saturday through December 20. Entering the contest was easy- take a photo of your shop local purchase, like the @yarmouthcapecod Facebook page and post the photo to the page using the hashtag #shopyarmouth. “Overall, we had a pretty good response, but I think if we continue to run the campaign each holiday season it will pick up more momentum. The feedback I received from the retailers was very positive, and the shoppers seemed really excited about the potential of winning such a large prize,” said Kara Boulé, Marketing & Communications Director at the Yarmouth Chamber. “As an organization, we’d like to thank the retailers that donated items for the gift basket. Without their support, this project would not have been successful and we are so thankful for their participation and enthusiasm.”

Toys for Tots

Please consider making a needy child’s holiday a little brighter this holiday season by donating to Toys for Tots. There are several drop off locations throughout the town of Yarmouth for your convenience, including the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce on Route 28 on the corner of Higgins Crowell Road, the Yarmouth Police Headquarters on Higgins Crowell Road and Platinum Auto Service on Commercial Street in South Yarmouth.

The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver a shiny new toy at Christmas as a message of hope to needy local children that will help motivate them to grow into responsible—productive—patriotic citizens—and community leaders.  The United States Marine Corps Reserve operates the program, which involves the collection of new, unwrapped toys during the holiday season for distribution as gifts to needy children all across Cape Cod.

For additional information about USMCR Toys for Tots visit www.toysfortots.org

Shop Small & Win Big

SHOP SMALL & WIN BIG!!!

This Holiday Season, we want YOU to #ShopYarmouth. By shopping, dining and doing business locally, more money stays within our community, local jobs are created and sustained, and our community and economy are strengthened.

While you’re shopping locally and crossing items off your list, #ShopYarmouth and ENTER TO WIN a $500 gift basket of items from local retail shops. Here’s how you can enter:

1) Follow us on Facebook @yarmouthcapecod

2) Post a photo to our Facebook page of your #ShopYarmouth purchase, let us know where you shopped and use the hashtag #ShopYarmouth

3) One lucky winner will be chosen on December 20th to win a $500 basket of goodies from local retailers. Winner will be notified via Facebook.

From souvenirs to essentials, collectibles to consumables, and items for home and hearth, find a variety of stores in Yarmouth to satisfy your shopping needs. Whether you view shopping as a means to an ends or a full contact sport, it’s all within reach in Yarmouth.

Find a complete list of shopping opportunities in Yarmouth.
Take a look at our fantastic local restaurants.
Look for fun things to do in our town.
Do business here.

Show us that you value your local economy by supporting local businesses. Keep your cheer here this holiday season!

South Yarmouth Fall Market

Saturdays in October and November from 10AM to 2PM at the Howard Masonic Lodge, 20 Davis Rd., South Yarmouth.

Featuring handmade artisan crafts, alpaca yarns and products, fine jewelry, baked goods and pastries, jams and jellies, soaps and sundries, farm fresh eggs, fresh produce, local honey and more!

Visit southyarmouthfallmarket.com for more information.

Fall Events Guide

Looking for fun things to do in Yarmouth this fall? We’ve got you covered! Check out our Fall Concierge Guide highlighting events in September and October, and a few “don’t miss” activities in November!

Yarmouth #10 Most Comfortable Cities

Yarmouth was recently voted #10 on the list of 101 Most Comfortable Cities by Expedia! Check out the excerpt below from the article. Just a few of the reasons we love Yarmouth as a place to live, work, stay, play, dine or shop!

South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, ranks number 10 on the list. A quintessential Cape Cod town, South Yarmouth is a charismatic waterfront region that overlooks Bass River and is just minutes from Nantucket Sound. Summertime sojourners beeline to Bass River Beach to bask on the shores, collect seashells, bait some bluefish, and nosh on the freshest seafood.”

Networking Event

Join us on August 19th at Nonna Elena for an Italian Garden Party style Business After Hours! The event starts at 5:30PM and will feature traditional Italian antipasto, along with wine and fantastico raffle prizes, all in a bellisimo setting in Yarmouth Port! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with other business people in our area and grow relationships that are key to referrals and new business.

Check out our BAH “Hype Video”, courtesy of All Media Productions!

What’s Up In August

Looking for something fun to do while you’re in town? View our August Concierge Guide– a full list of nearly everything going on in Yarmouth for the month!

Bass River Farmers Market

EVERY THURSDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9AM TO 1:30PM
JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER – RAIN OR SHINE

Where you will find everything from Artisan Breads, Pastries, Jams & Jellies, Natural Soap, Kettle Corn, Natural Repellents, Olive Oil, Kalamata Olives, Baklava, Gluten Free Granola, Herbs, fresh cut Flowers, Vegan Dips and Farm Fresh Produce and so much more!
All in a quaint outdoor setting with live music performances!

 Visit bassriverfarmersmarket.org for more information.

Sand Sculpture Map

In our area and looking for something FUN, EXCITING and DIFFERENT to do? Check out the world’s longest sand sculpture trail… right here in Yarmouth! Download the 2015 Sand Sculpture Map and hit the town to find each one. While you’re at it, play along in our social media contest! See details and rules below.

THE RULES:

STAND BACK! Don’t get too close – Photos taken “inside the rope” or touching the sand sculptures will be disqualified from the contest, and frowned upon in general.
CAPTURE: Take the photo with your camera phone or tablet. (You can also use a camera and upload from your PC or Mac).
SHARE,  TAG, CHECK-IN: Share your photos on Instagram, or any social media site that uses hashtags and location, page or account tagging (e.g.  Facebook, Twitter). For a photo to qualify in the 2015 contest, you are required to do the following:

Check-in at the business location OR Tag/Mention them in your post on social (e.g.   @YarmouthSummerCelebration). This requirement is new, and our goal is to help get the word out about the businesses who support the event AND make it easy for everyone participating to find the locations.

Include #YarmouthSummerCelebration #SandSculptures #CapeCod in your photo captions. “Extra Credit” will be given to photos that hashtag #YarmouthCapeCod, #GregGrady and the sculpture’s business sponsor. (e.g. #CapeCodIrishVillage #YarmouthResort etc.)

SEND: Send us an email to the following address: YarmouthCapeCodEvents@gmail.com

  • SUBJECT: “Yarmouth Sand Sculptures 2015”
  • INCLUDE: Your Name, Phone Number & Address AND links to the photos you would like to enter.
  • AGREE: By sending this email, you agree to allow the Yarmouth Summer Celebration committee to use your photos in print and online. Credit will be given to the name included in the email.

FOLLOW: Follow us on Instagram @YarmouthSummerCelebration
http://instagram.com/yarmouthsummercelebration. If you don’t have Instagram, a follow @YarmouthEvents on Twitter or Facebook.com/YarmouthSummerCelebration will qualify.

WINNING:
Anyone who follows the above rules will be entered to win prizes for gift certificates to local establishments to be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Collection –  Anyone who captures photos of all 42 and follows the rules above will qualify for this category.
  • Most Artistic – We’ve had some very creative photos submitted in the past, so let’s see more!
  • Best Individual Photo – Quality counts, if you can only visit one or two sand sculptures, make your photo the best it can be.
  • Signature Photo 2015 – A prize will be awarded to the person who takes the one photo that could be used in marketing the 2015 Yarmouth Summer Celebration. This photo should be submitted as a high resolution (300 dpi) image suitable for print and web use.

What’s Hot in July

Looking for some fun this month in Yarmouth? Have no fear, your July Concierge Guide is here! Download our July Issue which lays out TONS of events in town throughout the month, from baseball games to concerts, free yoga classes on the Yarmouth Port Green to art shows and movie nights at the beach. Whatever your age, we’ve got something for you!

Find Your Happy Place

Nothing compares to Golf in Yarmouth! With 4 pristine courses, gorgeous beaches, restaurants and plenty of things to do, you can be sure that your next golf adventure will be all you’ve dreamed of and more. Bring your friends and family and spend some time soaking up the sun and sinking putts at Bayberry Hills, Bass River, Blue Rock or The Club at Yarmouthport. Better yet, play at all 4!

STAY & PLAY PACKAGES IN YARMOUTH

Cape Point Hotel 
TO BOOK: Call 800-323-9505 or visit capepointhotel.com
Midweek Sunday -Thursday stay, golf Monday-Thursday
$89.00 per person, per night, double occupancy includes room, green fee, cart
Available Sept 8th – November 12th

Check out the video Golf Destinations shot on Yarmouth, “The heart of golf on Cape Cod“.

Yarmouth- A Hidden Gem

Our lovely town was recently featured in Horizon Travel magazine as a “hidden gem” of American destinations. Check out the piece here.

Dreaming of warmer days spent by the beach? Find lodging, dining, shopping, things to do or local services in Yarmouth.

Questions? Give us a call at 508.778.1008 and we’ll be happy to help you plan your Yarmouth getaway!

Small Business Saturday

This event is sandwiched in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and always occurs the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.  In 2013, $5.7 billion was transacted in small businesses across the nation.

Businesses, for some tips to take advantage of this community focused event, click here.

Shoppers, here are 10 reasons to SHOP LOCAL on Small Business Saturday, and everyday! 

  1. Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in our town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local community.
  2. Local independent shops invest more in our communities. Local businesses are proportionately more generous in their support of local charities, schools and community events. Supporting local shops means a financial impact on your community.
  3. Local shops sell a wide range of great products at affordable prices. Many people fall out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products and gifts available.
  4. Shopping local saves you money. Out of town shops have done a good job of convincing us that local business equals expensive. If you add travel, fees to transfer items and your time, the overall cost is often much higher.
  5. Shopping local retains our communities. People don’t like losing shops and services in small towns but don’t equate this to how they spend their money.
  6. Shopping local retains our distinctiveness. Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products. Local businesses respond quickly to the needs of local customers, stocking products to meet the changing population needs.
  7. Shopping local saves the environment. Local shops often stock a high percentage of local sourced goods which do not require long car and bus journeys, helping reduce our global footprint.
  8. Local shops are for everyone. Most people can get to their local shops easily and this is especially important for the elderly and young generations and those without transportation.
  9. Local shops value you more. Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service.
  10. Shopping local saves services. Private and public sector services tend to cluster around shops. As shops disappear so do hairdressers, banks, restaurants, etc.

Flax Pond Spook-tacular

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Looking for a fun, safe Halloween activity for your kiddo? Yarmouth Parks & Recreation will be hosting Flax Spook-tacular, a safe Halloween Party at Flax Pond, 31 Dupont Ave. in South Yarmouth. The event will be held on 10/31 from 5 to 6:30PM for children K through grade 5.

This event is FREE but donations will be accepted at the door.
Children and their families are welcome!

Register by emailing recreation@yarmouth.ma.us.

Get more information on the Flax Spook-tacular by clicking here.