Thursday, 06 February 2020 13:55

30,000 Attendees, More Than 140,000 Bowls Served at Chowderfest 2020

Sampling cups of chowder at Saratoga Chowderfest 2020 on Feb. 1:  Andrea Connor, Liz Otto, and Jennalee Lukaes. Photo by SuperSource Media. Sampling cups of chowder at Saratoga Chowderfest 2020 on Feb. 1: Andrea Connor, Liz Otto, and Jennalee Lukaes. Photo by SuperSource Media.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 22nd annual gathering of Chowderfest was staged Saturday, Feb. 1. The event featured 93 vendors - including 11 first-time Chowderfest contestants.  More than 140,000 bowls of chowder were served, and over 30,000 people attended the event, according to Discover Saratoga. 

Event-goers sampled a variety of chowder from participating vendors for $1 and voted for their favorite. Winners were chosen in 10 different categories. 

The 2020 Annual Chowderfest winners are as follows:

• People’s Choice 500 bowls or less:
  Ribbon Cafe, Southwest Shrimp Corn Chowder with tequila bacon

• People’s Choice 501-750 bowls:
  Bentley's Tavern, Sweet Harvest Chorizo Chowder

• People’s Choice 751-1,000 bowls:
  The Mill on Round Lake, Davey Jones Seafood Chowder

• People’s Choice 1,001-1,500 bowls:
  Solevo Kitchen & Social, Clams Casino Chowder

• People’s Choice 1,501- 2,000 bowls:
  The Wesley Community,
Smokey Shrimp and Grilled Andouille Sausage Chowder

• People’s Choice 2,001-3,000 bowls:
  Courtyard by Marriott, Smoked Buffalo Chicken Chowder

• People’s Choice 3,001-4,000 bowls:
  The Parting Glass, Luck of the Irish Seafood Chowder 

• People’s Choice 4,001+ bowls:
  Dango's, Chicken Wing Chowder

• Best Dessert Chowder:
  Sweet Mimi's Café & Bakery, Tiramisu Dessert Chowder

• Saranac Cup:
  Bookmakers at the Holiday Inn, Saranac Lager Philly Cheesesteak Chowder

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