StriperFest is ON!

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022

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

Yamaha Demo Rides on the Water!  Tackle Demos
Incredible Raffles  The Cow Gallery  Fishy Exhibits
Live Music  Budweiser Beer  Delicious Food & Much More!

COUPON: Get $5 Off Entry at Gate!


StriperFest is held in On The Water’s hometown: the historic Cape Cod town of Falmouth, Massachusetts. 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!


Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park?

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!

What Can I Bring?

You can bring a sealed water bottle or an empty reusable water bottle. There will be a water station at the event. Personal bags up to 16″ x 16″ x 8″ will be permitted at the festival. Bags that do not comply with this policy will not be permitted into the event. *Please plan accordingly.* Please note that all bags will be subject to search upon entering the festival.

Low-profile chairs will be permitted at the festival. Please note that chair backs must be no higher than 28″ and chair legs must be no higher than 8″ to help ensure that all guests have the best view of the stage possible! Lawn blankets are welcome and highly encouraged!

What Can’t I Bring?

Prohibited items include:

  • Outside Food & Drink
  • Alcohol
  • Coolers
  • Beach Umbrellas/Pop-up tents
  • Drones
  • 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).

Golden Ticket Information

Golden Tickets have been mailed to adult entrants and should arrive by Sept. 20. If you have not received yours, please contact our office at and we’ll have one waiting for you at the event.

Driving Directions from the Bourne Bridge:

Go over the Bourne Bridge, which crosses the Cape Cod Canal. 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. Marine Park will be on your left after .3 miles, on the waterfront. Look for the tents!

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

Yamaha Demo Day

Yamaha Demo Day

Yamaha Demo Rides start at 10am. Arrive early and avoid the lines!

Note: Must be 21 or over to participate

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!

Available Boats:

Grady White 251 Coastal • Robalo 246 Cayman • Skeeter 25 CC • Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman 26 • Sea Hunt Gamefish 27 • Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman 23 • Sailfish 320 CC • Regulator 32 • Wellcraft 202 Fisherman • Wellcraft 242 Fisherman


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

Local Bait & Tackle Shops

Eastman’s Sport & Tackle • Falmouth •
Canal Bait & Tackle • Sagamore •
Sports Port Bait & Tackle • Hyannis •
Falmouth Bait & Tackle • Falmouth •
Coop’s Bait & Tackle • Martha’s Vineyard •
Larry’s Tackle Shop • Martha’s Vineyard •


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 •
Chaser Offshore Fishing • Falmouth •
Fish Chatham Charters • Chatham •
Fishtale Sportfishing • Harwich Port •
Fishsticks Charters • Martha’s Vineyard •
Legit Fish Charters • Scituate •
Patriot Party Boats • Falmouth •
Reel Deal Charters • Truro •
Stripers-R-Us • Dennis •


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

Fine Dining

Downtown Falmouth • Mashpee Commons • Woods Hole
Añejo Mexican Bistro • Falmouth •
Shipwrecked • Falmouth • Shipwrecked on Facebook
East End Tap • Falmouth •
Flying Bridge Restaurant • Falmouth •
Paul’s Pizza • Falmouth •
Quarterdeck Restaurant • Falmouth •
Mattakeese Wharf • Barnstable •


On The Water • 261 Main St, Falmouth, MA 02540 •

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 •