The Shad Bake 2024
Saturday, June 1, 2024, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
at the Safe Harbor Essex Island Marina.

2024 Shad Bake Page

Past Events

The June 3, 2023 Rotary Club of Essex Shad Bake was a rousing success! Thanks to the many hard-working volunteers, sponsors, donors, and to the people who showed up to enjoy the return of this wonderful New England tradition.

After a three-year hiatus due to COVID, the Rotary Club of Essex Shad Bake returned, this year being held at the Essex Island Marina for the first time.

This important culinary event was started in 1958 and is a classic Spring ritual of the Connecticut Shoreline.

Party at the Pettipaug Yacht Club in Essex for our scholarship recipients.

Contributions for Fire Department Defibrillators

Our Rotary Club of Essex officially presented a donation of $10,000 to Essex Fire Engine Co #1 to support their need to replace expiring AED defibrillators and Lucas devices. This contribution covered the purchase of four of nine new AEDs. We met at Essex Fire Engine Co. #1 on Rte. 153 to make the presentation.

Rotary Club president Dr. Timothy Tobin presenting a check to Aron Schumacher, Chief of Essex Fire engine Co. #!.

Rotary Club of Essex contribution to Support the Essex Fire Department.

  • Contributions for Essex Fire Department Drone

The Four Way test Competition

  • Valley Regional High School

Scholarship Meeting