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Great Chowder Cook-Off

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THE DETAILS

The 34th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Event Hours: Noon – 6pm (Chowder Power Hour 11am to noon)

Featured on the Food Network and Travel Channel, the legendary Great Chowder Cook-Off officially kicks off summer on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at a new location- stay tuned, we will announce the new home very soon!

The original and longest running chowder championship draws competitors and crowds from across the country. Attendees enjoy endless samples of traditional and exotic creations from dozens of restaurants and then vote for your favorite!  Winners walk away with overflowing prize pots and bragging rights for the year. Live entertainment, food and bar options, kids’ activities sweeten the deal for all festival-goers.

CHOWDAHEAD CLUB

The Chowdahead Club is an exclusive-access pass for our hardcore chowder fans.  Membership grants you access to the Chowder Power Hour, a one-hour preview event from 11am-12pm before the gates officially open to the public.  These members can navigate the event before the crowds arrive, meet the chefs, greet participating team members and get the very first tastes of the 2015 chowder creations. Tickets are limited and sell out very quickly. Tickets will be on sale soon, check back here or sign up for our email updates and follow us on Facebook!

THINGS TO DO

The Clamcake Chow Down Returns

Chompers of all makes and models are invited to compete at this year’s colossal Clam Cake Chow Down. The crumbs will be flying in two fast and furious heats as the best clam cake consumers of the day race to conquer a half-dozen delightfully golden clam cakes the fastest, leading up to the Grand Finale. Who will claim the crown as the 2015 Clam Cake Chow Down Champion? Come join the competition…and maybe it will be you!

A Little Live Music With Your Chowder

 It may be “all about the chowda,” but what’s better on a summer day without musical accompaniment? Soak up the sounds of live, island-vibe entertainers found on various stages throughout the day including Rhode Island’s favorite reggae band, The Ravers.   

The Chowdahead Club

The Chowdahead Club is an exclusive-access pass for our hardcore chowder fans.  Membership grants you access to the Chowder Power Hour, a one-hour preview event from 11am-12pm before the gates officially open to the public.  These members can navigate the event before the crowds arrive, meet the chefs, greet participating team members and get the very first tastes of the 2015 chowder creations.   Get your tickets early to guarantee your space- tickets will be available soon!

PARTICIPATING RESTURANTS

We have a few returning competitors who and many new ones all fighting to claim the chowder throne! Be sure to check back soon to see more restaurants that will be participating in this year’s Chowder Cook-Off!

RESTAURANTS – WHY COMPETE?

Do you have what it takes to be a chowder champion? Can your recipe stand up with the best-of-the-best chowders from across the country and beyond? Then come put it to the test at the Great Chowder Cook-Off, Saturday, June 6, 2015, and see if our thousands of attendees will vote yours as “The Best Chowder In The World”.

To make it simple, here’s why we think you, your team and your chowder should join the ranks of competitors vying for such culinary prestige and honor:

  • It’s THE World Championship of Chowder.
    Imitated but not duplicated. Step up to the Big Leagues with the original and longest-running Chowder title competition!
  • The prize money!
    $2,000 goes to the First-Place Winners and there’s a prize pot for second and third place rankings!
  • We make it easy on you.
    Informed and experienced event managers will work with you, offering step-by-step support right through the competition— we take the questions and concerns out of it.
  • Your business will benefit.
    Extensive event marketing, local and regional exposure, increased sales, prestige. Get out of it what you put in—and more.
  • Expand your customer base.
    Introduce your business to thousands of new customers, all eager to try your chowder.
  • Winners come from all parts of the country.
    Here’s just a small sample of our past Champions:
  • Stefano’s Seafood   Long Beach Island, New Jersey
  • Tony’s Cedar Key Clam Chowder   Cedar Key, Florida
  • Captain Parker’s Pub   West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
  • Charlestown Street Café   Seattle, Washington
  • Michael’s Seafood   Carolina Beach, North Carolina
  • Davenport’s Bar & Grille   East Providence, Rhode Island
  • Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar   San Francisco, California
  • The West Bar  County Mayo, Ireland

To get you started on the first steps toward Chowder Glory, we would like to share our 2015 Competitor’s Package with you, including our Event Background Info and Competitor Orientation Booklet containing answers to all your questions about the event. Please contact Mike Martin, Festival Director, for more information:

Call (888) 900-8640 x707 or email him at mmartin@newportwaterfrontevents.com.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS AND WHEN IS WILL CALL OPEN?

A: Tickets will be available soon – $20 in advance and $25 day of the festival.

It’s easy to grab your tickets! The fastest way to get your tickets is to order online and print them right at home. To order by phone call 1.800.745.3000. A box office and will call will be available on the event day, beginning at 10am.

Q: IF IT RAINS, DOES THE EVENT GO ON?

A: Of course! The event is rain or shine and you are welcome to bring an umbrella if it does rain.

Q: ARE PETS WELCOME AT THE GREAT CHOWDER COOK-OFF?

A: We love those furry friends, but unless they are certified assistance service animals unfortunately we cannot allow them inside the event.

GOT ANOTHER QUESTION?

We’re here to help!   Just call us at 1.888.900.8640.