SARATOGA SPRINGS – Discover Saratoga announces the 24th Annual Chowderfest, one of the area’s most highly anticipated events of the year. This fun, family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Event goers will have the opportunity to enjoy 4 oz. samples of chowder for $2 at participating Saratoga County establishments and vote for their favorite. This event is coordinated by Discover Saratoga and presented by Saranac and White Claw.
“Chowderfest is back,” said Discover Saratoga President Darryl Leggieri. “We’re excited to return to the original model, a one-day event, which has received very positive feedback from participating locations.”
Official Chowderfest Guides, which include a list of participating chowder vendors and activities, can be picked up at participating locations on the day of the event, including the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center and the Saratoga Springs City Center. Voting will take place online at www.discoversaratoga.org/chowderfest/vote. Only one vote per device will be accepted and voting closes at 5:00 p.m. Winners will be announced at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m.
Free shuttles to downtown Saratoga Springs will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Visitors are encouraged to extend their Chowderfest experience by utilizing select hotel’s discounted rates. Shuttle information and discounted hotel rates can be found at www.discoversaratoga.org/chowderfest. Stay warm during the event with an official Chowderfest beanie ($10) and long-sleeve shirt ($10 or $12 for XXL), which will be sold at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center and the Saratoga Springs City Center.
“We encourage visitors to come to Saratoga and make a weekend out of it with special hotel rates offered at participating hotels,” said Leggieri. “People travel from all over the region for the taste of chowder done right, and to experience the excitement of Saratoga Springs!”
For more information, including a list of participating chowder vendors and discounted hotel rates, please visit discoversaratoga.org/chowderfest or call (518) 584-1531.