SARATOGA SPRINGS – Discover Saratoga is proud to present Saratoga Chowder Fest ‘N Tour, Saturday, March 19, 2022, through Saturday, March 26, 2022. Chowder lovers will have the ability to dine-in or purchase pints and quarts to-go at participating locations throughout the week, with the traditional Chowderfest celebration taking place on Saturday, March 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event is coordinated by Discover Saratoga and presented by Saranac and White Claw.
“While we’re eager for a full return to normalcy, health and safety remain our top priority,” said Discover Saratoga President Darryl Leggieri. “For this reason, we’ve decided to make Saratoga Chowder Fest ‘N Tour a week-long event. This will allow those who may not be comfortable with crowds the opportunity to enjoy chowder all week long!”
Saratoga Chowderfest, scheduled for Saturday, March 26, will feature live entertainment and family-friendly activities throughout downtown Saratoga Springs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Event goers can try $2 (4 oz.) samples of chowder and vote for their favorite.
“We encourage visitors to come to Saratoga Springs and make a weekend out of it with special hotel rates offered at participating locations,” said Leggieri. “People travel from all over the region for the taste of chowder done right, and to experience the excitement of Saratoga!”
Official Saratoga Chowder Fest ‘N Tour Guides, which include a list of participating chowder vendors and activities, can be picked up at participating locations, including the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center and the Saratoga Springs City Center.
Here is a current list of participants on March 26 – expect several updates as the date of the event approaches:
Voting will take place online at www.discoversaratoga.org/chowderfest/vote. Only one vote per device will be accepted. Winners will be announced at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m.
Discover Saratoga will be selling t-shirts and hats at the Saratoga Springs City Center parking garage, and there will be chowder vendors, live music, and activities for kids on the ground floor. The City Center’s parking garage includes over 700 parking spaces and offers a pay-per-park system with the first hour of parking free, and each additional hour being $1.00, up to a per-day maximum of $15.00.
For more information, including a list of participating chowder vendors and discounted hotel rates, visit discoversaratoga.org/chowderfest or call (518) 584-1531.