StriperFest 2015

This Year’s Event:

Saturday, September 26th
12pm – 6:30pm
Falmouth Marine Park
Scranton Ave. Falmouth, MA


Join us for the biggest fishing party in the Northeast!

Live Music by Sudden Relic Budweiser Beer Food from the Black Dog Tavern
Yamaha Demo Rides Games for the Kids Casting Competitions Tackle Demos
Kids Activities Trophies & Awards The Cow Gallery Fishy Exhibits & Much More!

Exhibitors Include:
Yamaha Marine The Black Dog Lowrance & Simrad Electronics
Sebile Lures Quantum Rods & Reels Van Staal & More!

Tickets will be available at the event for $10, kids under 17 are free.

Click here for a printable $5 coupon:


StriperFest is the biggest fishing party on the East Coast. Over a late summer weekend, thousands of fishermen and their friends and family come to Cape Cod to take boat demo rides, check out the sponsors’ displays, eat, drink and enjoy live music. Way more than just an awards ceremony for The Striper Cup, it’s the season-capping event of the year for striped bass fishermen.

StriperFest is held in On The Water’s hometown: the historic Cape Cod town of Falmouth, MA. Located right on Vineyard Sound, it’s the perfect location to celebrate a great season of fishing for striped bass and party on the waterfront at Falmouth Harbor. The Upper Cape is surrounded by world-class fall fishing, so don’t forget to bring your gear and plan to stay awhile. Falmouth offers something for the whole family, with great shopping, dining and nightlife. Take the ferry from Falmouth Harbor to Martha’s Vineyard, or check out the aquarium at nearby Woods Hole. Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled weekend!

Driving Directions from the Bourne Bridge:

StriperFest Map Go over the Bourne Bridge, which crosses the Cape Cod Canal. In the rotary after the bridge, take the second exit, Rt. 28 South. Continue straight on Rt. 28S for approx. 13.8 miles. Rt. 28 will take a sharp left at Queens Buyway, which brings you into downtown Falmouth. Continue on Rt. 28 for 1.3 miles, and take a right onto Scranton Ave. (just after the 7-Eleven). Marina Park will be on your left after .3 miles, on the waterfront. Look for the tents!

GPS Address:
Marina Park, 180 Scranton Avenue, Falmouth, MA


Free parking & shuttle service will be available in the Christmas Tree Shop Plaza. Premium parking is also available for $10 at the StriperFest lot on Scranton Ave. across from Robbins Rd.
Please don’t park in front of Windfall Market, West Marine, or any of the side streets adjacent to Marina Park! There is no parking at MacDougalls’.

Come By Land Or Sea

Water taxi and limited slips available at:

Yamaha Demo Day

For the fifth year in a row, Yamaha will be holding demo tours for a number of their new models. Just sign up at the Yamaha display inside StriperFest and walk down to the docks to enjoy a free demo ride out into Vineyard Sound!

Time: 9AM – 5:30PM
Location: Falmouth Harbor, Right next to StriperFest


Make Your Plans Now for a Weekend Getaway!

Local Bait & Tackle Shops

Black Eel Outfitters • Dennis •
Coop’s Bait & Tackle • Martha’s Vineyard •
Falmouth Bait & Tackle • Falmouth •
Forestdale Bait & Tackle • Forestdale •
Larry’s Tackle Shop • Martha’s Vineyard •
Red Top • Buzzards Bay •
Riverview Bait & Tackle • South Yarmouth •
Sports Port • Hyannis •


Boat Fishing: Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and the Elizabeth Islands are all within an hour run and offer superb fishing. False albacore are often abundant at this time of year just outside Falmouth Harbor. Cape Cod Bay also offers small-boat owners a shot at bluefin tuna. If you have a large boat, there are plenty of slips available in Falmouth Harbor that are within walking distance from the event.

Nearby Boat Ramps: Falmouth Harbor, Green Pond, Woods Hole, Sandwich Marina.

Shore Fishing: Cape Cod Canal, Nobska Point, South Cape Beach, the Falmouth beaches. There is plenty of beach access, and all beach lots are open to the public in the off-season, no fees required.

Nearby Charter Boats

Castaway Charters • Hyannis Harbor •
Down East Charters • Chatham •
East Rip • Chatham •
Enoch Charters • Scituate •
Fish Chatham Charters • Chatham •
Fishsticks Charters • Martha’s Vineyard •
Fishtale Sportfishing • Harwich Port •
Fish Chatham Charters • Chatham •
Gaelic Wake Sportfishing Charters • Cotuit •
Jakamo Charters • Falmouth •
Little Sister Charters • Westport •
Patriot Party Boats • Falmouth Harbor •
Reel Deal Charters • Truro •
Wellfleet Specialty Charters • Wellfleet •


(Most hotels offer off-season discounts)
Inn Seasons Resorts Harbor Walk • Falmouth, MA • 508-548-4300
Sea Crest Beach Hotel • North Falmouth, MA • 508-548-4240
Holiday Inn • Falmouth, MA • 508-540-2000
Admiralty Inn & Suites • East Falmouth, MA • 508-548-4240
Bourne Scenic Park (Camping & Cabins) • Bourne, MA • 508-759-7873
Falmouth Heights Motor Lodge • 508-548-3623
Red Horse Inn • Falmouth, MA • 508-548-0083
Coonamessett Inn • Falmouth, MA • 508-540-2499
Hiltz’s Harborfront Apt. & Motel • Falmouth, MA • 508-540-2499
Mariner Motel • Falmouth, MA • 508-548-1331
Shore Way Acres Resort Inn • Falmouth, MA • 508-540-30000
The Tides Motel • Falmouth, MA • 508-548-3126
Town and Beach Motel • Falmouth, MA • 508-548-1380
Cape Cod Campresort & Cabins • Falmouth, MA • (508) 548-1458

Shopping & Fine Dining

Downtown Falmouth • Mashpee Commons • Woods Hole
Discover quaint gift and clothing boutiques, art galleries, specialty stores and restaurants for both fine and casual dining. Visit

Other Local Attractions

Martha’s Vineyard • Martha’s Vineyard is a short boat ride from Falmouth. There are two ferries that will get you there for an affordable price:
Island Queen • Falmouth Harbor • (508) 548-4800 •
Steamship Authority • Woods Hole • (508) 548-4800 •
Cape Cod Children’s Museum • Mashpee, MA •

The Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) is excited to partner with this year’s StriperFest. Founded in 1999, the mission of MFNE is to reduce the incidence of melanoma in the New England region. Did you know that Caucasian men over 50 have the highest mortality rate from melanoma and the majority of melanomas if caught early can be cured? Early detection is the key. MFNE works to increase awareness that regular skin exams by your healthcare professional can prevent many of these melanomas. So don’t wait, make your annual skin check appointment today and stop by our booth at StriperFest 2014!