StriperFest 2019 – Falmouth Harbor, Cape Cod

StriperFest 2019 – Saturday, Sept. 28

Join us for the biggest fishing party in the Northeast!

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

Exhibitors Include:
Yamaha Marine Lowrance & Simrad Electronics NorthCoast Boats Shimano Maxima Costa YETI  Columbia Ocean Born Yakima The Black Dog & More!


  • 10:00am – 11:30am Shimano/Ocean Born Casting Demo & Costa #KickPlastic Cleanup at Surf Drive Beach
  • 10:00am – Yamaha Demo Rides Begin
  • Noon – Gates Open!
  • 1:30pm  Seminar: Blaine Anderson – Shimano Experience Team Manager and striper boat fishing specialist – Striper Tackle & Tactics
  • 2:30pm Seminar: Roy Leyva – Shimano Ambassador and striper surfcasting specialist – Shore Fishing Tackle & Tactics
  • 3:30pm Seminar: Capt. Tim Egenrieder – Simrad Pro Staff – Using Electronics to Find Bass
  • 3:30pm – Last Call for Golden Tickets!
  • 5:15pm – Award Ceremony Begins
  • 6:00pm – Event Closes – See you next year!

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).


Save $5 Off General Admission:

2019 Striperfest $5 admission coupon
Click for printable PDF coupon or display on phone

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


NOTE CHANGE IN PARKING SHUTTLE! Parking Shuttle runs from the Lawrence School parking lot – 113 Lakeview Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540

Free parking is available at the Lawrence School and the Gus Canty Community Center. 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

For the eighth year in a row, Yamaha will be holding demo tours for a number of their new models. Demos start at 10am.  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
Time: 10AM – 4:00PM
Location: Falmouth Harbor, Right next to StriperFest


Make Your Plans Now for a Weekend Getaway!

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!

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 •
Keep It Reel Kayak & Tackle • Forestdale •


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.

Marine Mechanics

Squeteague Harbor Marine • Cataumet •
Macdougalls’ Cape Cod Marine Service • Falmouth •

Nearby Charter Boats

Cape Cod Charter Guys • Bourne •
Chaser Offshore Fishing • Falmouth •
Columbia Sportfishing • Orleans •
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 •
Starr Fish Charters • Nantucket •
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
Mattakeese Wharf • Barnstable •
Jake’s Clambakes • South Yarmouth •
British Beer Company • Falmouth •
East End Tap • Falmouth •
Paul’s Pizza • Falmouth •


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 •

5 on “StriperFest 2019 – Falmouth Harbor, Cape Cod

  1. Carl Johansen

    All great stuff to keep you going for another years worth of fishing.

  2. Patrick K Donnelly

    Will there be striperfest t-shirts available to purchase? Thank you. That sounds like a great event I’m looking forward to it

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