Published on May 29, 2020

"Wild, Wild Wellfleet!" Cancelled for 2020 Due to COVID-19

For over 10 years, Wild, Wild Wellfleet! has been one of the most talked about social gathering on the Outer Cape, as well as Wellfleet Bay's signature fundraiser.

Dedicated local restaurants have generously supported our fundraising efforts by providing luscious local cuisine prepared by their outstanding chefs and served by their staff—always with a smile. With the chef's tasting, live auction, and "Bid for Kids," this event has also been the backbone of funding for our school programs and camp scholarships. Thanks to the generosity of Wild, Wild Wellfleet! attendees, we've been able to provide up to 70 day camp scholarships each summer, as well as offer free conservation science programs in every school from Harwich/Chatham to Provincetown.

So it's with a heavy heart that—due to the restrictions of social distancing as well as safety concerns—we've made the difficult decision to CANCEL Wild, Wild Wellfleet! for summer 2020. We also recognize that the financial impacts of the COVID-19 crisis have greatly affected our local food and beverage partners; it would be distressing for everyone to burden them further by asking them to provide food and drink for this year's event.

Unfortunately, funding for the sanctuary's education programs depends greatly on the support Wild, Wild Wellfleet! provides.

To help make up the funding shortfall caused by this cancellation, the Wild, Wild Wellfleet! planning committee has been working diligently to develop an alternative online fundraising event to be held later this summer. 

(More information coming soon!)

In the meantime, please support the following businesses whose generous support over the past decade has been priceless:

Beanstock Coffee Roasters, Eastham
Brine, Eastham
C*Shore Kitchen + Bar, Wellfleet
Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis
Catch of the Day, South Wellfleet
Ceraldi, Wellfleet
Chequessett Chocolate, North Truro
Chopper’s Choice Oysters, Wellfleet
Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Dancing Spoons Catering & Chef Services, Eastham
Kayak Cookies, Cummaquid
Lewis Brothers Homemade Ice Cream, Provincetown
Lola's Local Food Lab, Wellfleet
Mac's Seafood, Wellfleet
Sam's Deli, Eastham
Shoal Hope Ciderworks, Provincetown
Spinnaker, Brewster
Town Center Wine & Spirits, North Eastham
Wellfleet Farmer's Market, Wellfleet
Wellfleet Market Place, Wellfleet
Winslow's Tavern, Wellfleet