Nantucket Bay Scallop Information and History

The Nantucket Scalloper's Ball, a unique community event, takes place in early fall every year at the Nantucket Yacht Club.  Sponsored by the Nantucket Shellfish Association, it celebrates the start of scalloping season with a rousing party.  There is good company, a silent auction, lively music and dancing, and best of all ... loads of delicious seafood provided by the local fisheries.


The Scalloper's Ball is open to the public, but tickets to this sell-out-event should be purchased well in advance.  Membership in the Nantucket Shellfish Association entitles one to pre-purchase tickets for personal use before they go on sale to the public.


The 2017 Scallopers Ball will be on September 29 at the Nantucket Yacht Club, 6:30pm-11pm.  Doors open promptly at 6:30.  Please remember to bring your tickets.



Photos courtesy of Craig Spery



To assure accessibility of 2017 Scallopers Ball tickets, the following policies will apply:


Advance orders by Members. Up to 350 tickets will be available for NSA members to purchase in advance of the public sale. Order forms will be sent with the annual meeting notice mailing around June 1. 2017. Only mail orders submitted on the form will be accepted. Orders are limited to two tickets. Orders will be filled in the order received and if the 350 ticket limit is exceeded, the order will be returned. The deadline for submission of orders will be August 15, 2017. The price of tickets to members in the advance sale is $50.00 per ticket.

Please note: Only members who join by May 15, 2017 will be afforded the opportunity to buy tickets in advance. Those joining after that date and members whose orders are returned may only purchase tickets in the public sale.

Public Sale. At least 200 tickets will be put on sale on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at a time and location to be announced.

Purchasers are limited to two tickets per purchaser present in person.

The price of tickets in the public sale is $75.00 per ticket. Payment will be accepted in cash or by personal check only.

Please note: Tickets will NOT be available for purchase through NSA Board members. There will be no exceptions!


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