Visit the "Starfish Trail" this Summer in Sandwich

20 artist-designed starfish featured throughout town
Two of the 20 starfish that will adorn Sandwich this summer (Don Fleet photo)

The town of Sandwich will be adorned this summer with twenty larger than life starfish, each unique and designed by an accomplished artist and member of the Sandwich Arts Alliance who has partnered with the local business community to create this summer long event.

Each starfish, each measuring 3’x3’ bearing its name, artist, and sponsor is now on display at local businesses and public spaces around Sandwich to view and enjoy through Labor Day.

Both residents and visitors are encouraged to follow the Starfish Trail which leads to an array of local shops, restaurants and historic sites in town.

Starfish Trail maps with starfish locations are available at the new Sandwich Visitors Center on Route 130, as well as at the sponsoring businesses. A name will be drawn each week all summer from individuals who post an image of themselves with their favorite starfish on Instagram. At the close of the summer season, all of the starfish will be auctioned off at a festive reception with the proceeds to benefit Sandwich Arts Alliance.

“Stella the Starfish” and information about the Starfish Trail were introduced at SandwichFest 2016 where the response was overwhelming. Over a hundred children enjoyed playing “Catch a Starfish” and people of all ages lined up to have their photo taken with Stella, the prototype mascot wearing a feather boa and sunglasses. Local businesses virtually signed up on the spot to become sponsors. Signs of the Sandwich Starfish Trail will be present all around town and in signature town events including July 4th Parade 2017 and Sandwich Fest 2017.

“Catch a Starfish”, photos with a starfish cut-out, coloring contests and musical performances will bring the Starfish Trail to life throughout the summer. More i welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on