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20th Annual Saratoga Chowderfest

  • Saratoga Springs City Center 522 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866 United States (map)

Enjoy samples of chowder from local restaurants in Saratoga Springs at the 20th Annual Saratoga Chowderfest on February 3rd, 2018!

Part of Winterfest, Chowderfest is the perfect activity for a cold winter's day. Stroll through downtown Saratoga and purchase a $1 cup (3 oz. serving) of chowder from as many participating establishments as you'd like! Some restaurants will be offering classic varieties, while some may be serving original, unique concoctions! After you've enjoyed sample after sample of delicious, warm chowder, vote for your favorite.

Here's how it works:
No tickets necessary! Pick up a ballot form at any participating establishment or print it out.
Taste different chowders for a $1 a cup (3 oz)
Vote for your favorite online at, all voting ends at 5 PM
OR vote on the ballot and drop it off at Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center or Saratoga Springs City Center
Votes are tallied into 7 award categories.
See if your favorite was one of the winners by attending the Awards Ceremony, Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center at 6:30 PM

Presented by the Discover Saratoga NY and DeCrescente Distributing Company, Saratoga Chowderfest features live music, family-friendly activities and, of course, a wide variety of chowders. 

*We encourage dog-owners to please leave your pets at home, for safety reasons. No dog chowder will be served.

For more information and a list of participants,

No need to worry about parking. Two shuttles will be available during Chowderfest from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM:

Shuttle from Wilton Mall (near the Dick's entrance) to High Rock Ave in front of Hampton Inn
Shuttle from the CDTA parking area at Saratoga Casino Hotel to Congress Park
* The Fingerpaint lot on Division Street will be the designated drop off and pick up location for all ride sharing. Double parking to drop off or pick up passengers will not be permitted. 

Official Chowderfest commemorative products will be on sale at theSaratoga Springs City Center and Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center. Cash only.

Beanies: $7
Long-sleeve shirt: $10 (XXL $12)
Commemorative Chowderfest Recipe Book: $10 (also available atImpressions of Saratoga)