New England's 
#1 Chowder Event!

Record Crowd!  Record Donation - 500,000 Meals for the Hungry!  
The 10th Annual was our ChowdaBest!
Thanks to all our restaurants, sponsors, volunteers and all those who attended and got their slurp on!
Please visit our 'Champion" tab for the 2017 Winners!

Save the Date
Sunday Sept. 30, 2018
11AM - 3PM
Sherwood Island State Park, 
Westport CT

(Chowdafest is rain or shine)
  • ​Enjoy unlimited sampling from 40 award winning chefs and restaurants come from all over New England to compete for the title of best chowder, soup and bisque in New England!
  • You're the judge in this unique "fun"raiser in the ongoing fight against hunger!
  • You'll get a spoon, ballot & pencil - enjoy unlimited sampling and then rate everything you try on a scale of 7.0 to 10.5. The restaurants with the best average rating win their respective category.
  • Five categories to judge: Classic New England Clam Chowder, Traditional Chowders (Manhattan/Rhode Island's), Creative Chowder, Soup/Bisque and new this year, Vegetarian!
  • More than just soup:
    - Enjoy our Italian-themed section called "Ciao"dafest and sample artisan breads dipped in premium sauces, mixed salad and more!
    - Sample salsas and chips in our ChowdaMex section
    - Indulge in farm fresh ice cream, yogurt & cheese in our Sweet Treats section
    - Quench your thirst in our Beverage Bog
    - Our "Little Necks" area is a great activity center for kids where they get to decorate free chef hats & more.
  • Conveniently located at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport CT ​off Exit 18 off I-95

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