2019 Public Clambakes

2019 Public Clambakes

Summer Public Clambakes… Francis Farm continues the tradition!

This Year’s Public Bake Dates are:

  • Father’s Day – June 16
  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15


Pre-paid Reservations Required- Meeting friends/family at the Bake? Let us know in advance and we will seat you together.

  • Clam Cakes & Chowder included, and served promptly at 1:00 PM.
  • OUTDOOR GAMES: Volleyball, Basketball, Bocce and Horseshoes, Corn hole, and more!

SMALL & LARGE GROUPS WELCOME! Groups of 30 or more, please call 508-252-3212


*Francis Farm is a full service venue and all food and beverage MUST be provided by The Farm. Please! No coolers, backpacks, skateboards, bikes or outside beverages and food allowed.

*We love our furry friends too, but please leave them home.

Since we held our first clambake in 1890, Francis Farm has had a tradition of providing good times, good fun, good food and good drink in a picturesque setting of over 45 acres.

Pricing Is As Follows

  • Bake-$45.00
  • Lobster-$ Market Price
  • BBQ Chicken Dinner-$23.00
  • For Children 12 and Under:  Hamburger or Hot Dog Plate With Chips-$11.50

What’s in a Traditional New England Clam Bake?

  • Clams w. drawn butter
  • Fish, Onion, Sausage, White Potato, Sweet Potato
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Brown Bread
  • Watermelon


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. All ages welcome.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Ample free parking for cars, buses, etc.

What can I bring to the event?
Francis Farm is a full service venue and all food and beverages MUST be provided by the Farm. Please! No coolers, backpacks, skateboards, bikes or outside beverages and food allowed.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
email events@francisfarm.net or call 508-252-3212

What’s the refund policy?
No refunds. Events are rain or shine.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Helpful, but not necessary.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Yes, as long as you give them a printed ticket to bring to the event.

The Art of “Building A Bake”

Every clambake starts with a cradle of wood and a fire which heats rocks, or in Francis Farm’s case, the ingots, to a very high temperature.  They provide the heat to cook the food and must reach 1200 degrees.  The base of the ingots are covered with a kind of seaweed called rockweed.  Racks of food are placed among the rockweed and covered with heavy canvas. The food has to be cooked when the canvas is pulled off because all the heat dissipates. There is no second chance. “Putting on a bake is an art,” says Mr. Foley.  “People think that anyone can do it but it takes years of experience.”  Timing is everything or you risk losing the bake in its entirety. “We haven’t lost one yet.”