StriperFest 2021 is ON!

StriperFest is Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021

12pm – 6pm – Marine Park, Falmouth, Cape Cod

Fishing and Boating Seminars  Yamaha Demo Rides  Tackle Demos
Incredible Raffles  The Cow Gallery  Fishy Exhibits
Live Music  Budweiser Beer  Delicious Food & Much More!

Golden Ticket Information

Golden Tickets have been mailed to adult entrants and should arrive by Sept. 23. If you have not received yours, please contact our office at stripercup@onthewater.com and we’ll have one waiting for you at the event.

StriperFest and COVID-19

Per the CDC, current data suggest the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in outdoor settings is minimal. However:

  • You must wear a mask while on the parking lot shuttle bus.
  • Unvaccinated people should consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Fully vaccinated people should consider wearing a mask if someone in their household is unvaccinated or immunocompromised.

Note: No Children’s Activities

While we’re excited to celebrate another StriperFest with anglers of all ages, we recognize that most young children will not have had the opportunity to be fully vaccinated before September 25. In the spirit of keeping StriperFest as safe as possible for all attendees, we’ll be eliminating the children’s activity area and facepainting at this year’s event. We appreciate your support of this decision and look forward to seeing you in person at StriperFest 2021!

Exhibitors Include:
Yamaha Marine Lowrance & Simrad Electronics A Band of Anglers NorthCoast Boats Native Kayaks PENN Reels Costa Glasses & More!

Seminar Speakers:

  • 2:00 pm – Jimmy Fee – On The Water – Tips and Tricks for Fishing at Night
  • 3:00 pm – Capt. Tim Egenreider – AnglerFish Guides – Using Electronics to Find and Catch Stripers
  • 4:00 pm – Jared Wood – PENN Pro – Surfcasting: Catch a Shore Slam!
StriperFest

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. Please note that StriperFest is a no-smoking venue and there are no pets allowed (with the exception of service animals specifically trained to help people who have disabilities).

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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:

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). Marine Park will be on your left after .3 miles, on the waterfront. Look for the tents!



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

Parking

Free parking is available at the Gus Canty Community Center and the Lawrence School. There will be free shuttle bus service from the Lawrence School. 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 Marine Park! There is no parking at MacDougalls’.

Yamaha Demo Day

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!
Yamaha Demo Day

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Make Your Plans Now for a Weekend Getaway!

Discover quaint gift and clothing boutiques, art galleries, specialty stores and restaurants for both fine and casual dining. Visit www.falmouthchamber.com

Local Bait & Tackle Shops

Eastman’s Sport & Tackle • Falmouth • eastmanstackle.com/
Canal Bait & Tackle • Sagamore • FishTheCanal.com
Sports Port Bait & Tackle • Hyannis • SportsPort.us
Falmouth Bait & Tackle • Falmouth • facebook.com/FalmouthBaitTackle
Coop’s Bait & Tackle • Martha’s Vineyard • facebook.com/Coops-Bait-and-Tackle-Shop
Larry’s Tackle Shop • Martha’s Vineyard • facebook.com/larrystackle.shop

Fishing

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

Cape Cod Charter Guys • Bourne • capecodcharterguys.com
Chaser Offshore Fishing • Falmouth • facebook.com/fishingvessel.chaser
Fish Chatham Charters • Chatham • FishChatham.com
Fishtale Sportfishing • Harwich Port • FishTaleSportFishing.com
Fishsticks Charters • Martha’s Vineyard • fishstickcharters.com
Legit Fish Charters • Scituate • FishWithLegit.com
Patriot Party Boats • Falmouth • patriotpartyboats.com
Reel Deal Charters • Truro • fishreeldeal.com
Stripers-R-Us • Dennis • stripers-r-us.com

Lodging

(Most hotels offer off-season discounts)
Seaside Inn • Falmouth • SeasideInnFalmouth.com • 508-540-4120
Treehouse Lodge • Falmouth • MyTreeHouseLodge.com • 508-548-1986

Fine Dining

Downtown Falmouth • Mashpee Commons • Woods Hole
Añejo Mexican Bistro • Falmouth • Anejo.cc
Shipwrecked • Falmouth • Shipwrecked on Facebook
East End Tap • Falmouth • EastEndTap.com
Flying Bridge Restaurant • Falmouth • FlyingBridgeRestaurant.com
Paul’s Pizza • Falmouth • PaulsPizzaCapeCod.com
Quarterdeck Restaurant • Falmouth • QDFalmouth.com
Mattakeese Wharf • Barnstable • Mattakeese.com

Shopping

On The Water • 261 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540 • Store.OnTheWater.com/

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 • islandqueen.com
Steamship Authority • Woods Hole • (508) 548-4800 • mvferry.com
Cape Cod Children’s Museum • Mashpee, MA • capecodchildrensmuseum.org