I just had to get this great photo on this website somewhere. It's so indicative of the great time everyone has at Chowdafest. Now, these two 'chowda-heads' are definite candidates for our soon to be available VIP ChowdaHOUR ticket deal sponsored by the Norwalk HOUR.
It all starts with reserved parking right in front of the event. If you're a Norwalk resident with a beach pass, parking is free otherwise it's just $5 and it supports the Norwalk High Marching Band. Think green and car pool.
From 11:00 AM to Noon, you'll enjoy what we call "Front Row Eats". That's right, no lines, no crowds, go to the front of the line VIP treatment! Slurp down decadent samples of chowder, soup and bisque while those waiting to get in wished they bought the limited VIP tickets. Schmooze with award winning chefs and wave to the crowds waiting to get in at Noon. OK, maybe not a good idea - crowds have a tendency to trample obnoxious people. It wasn't their fault you bought the last ticket available - don't tell them that either.
What else to you get? I'm glad you asked. You'll be sporting a new Chowdafest hat with, hang onto your spoon, VIP insignia. That's right, just in case people don't recognize you're a bonafide chowda-lovah, this sharp looking hat will confirm it. Plus, you'll get the VIP price at our new merchandise tent. I can see you in our now in our new "Stay Clam and Chowda On" tee shirt. Won't you be the talk around the office cooler on Tuesday (some people have Columbus Day off). Al this for just $25 bucks. If that doesn't make you fee special, nothing will.
So stay tuned to the announcement when the tickets go on sale - just 500 of them. You'll feel like Charlie in the Chocolate Factory with the golden ticket (despite great risk of dating myself, the analogy seemed right). See you on Oct 12th.
Jim Keenan: Creator and Chief Chowda-head.