Wednesday, 07 February 2024 15:25

25th Annual Chowderfest

Chowderfest 25 takes place Saturday in Saratoga Springs. Chowderfest 25 takes place Saturday in Saratoga Springs.

To Take Place Saturday, Feb. 10

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 25th Annual Chowderfest will be held 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.

“It’s the 25th year of Chowderfest in Saratoga Springs. There will be 80-plus participating restaurants and vendors, there will be live music, kids’ activities, collectable hats and shirts for sale.” Saratoga Springs Accounts Commissioner Dillon Moran told the City Council last month. 

“The anticipated attendance is between 30,000 and 40,000 in downtown Saratoga. We are ready to bring these crowds into the community to celebrate. Knock on wood we get great weather and I’m certainly looking forward to seeing everybody. We’re going to show the world this is a community that knows how to welcome guests and to show them everything this city has to offer,” Moran said. 

The family-friendly event invites participants to savor 4 oz. chowder samples at $2 each from more than 80 Saratoga County establishments.

In addition to chowder, downtown Saratoga Springs will host live entertainment and family-friendly activities. Free shuttles from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. will be available at Saratoga Casino Hotel. 

Exclusive 25th-anniversary long-sleeve shirts ($15 or $17 for XXL), beanies ($10) and collectible spoons ($5) will be available for purchase at the Saratoga Springs City Center and Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center while supplies last.

“For 25 years, Chowderfest has woven itself into our community’s fabric as a cherished tradition. Join us as we mark this milestone with surprises and unforgettable flavors – it’s destined to make history,” Darryl Leggieri, president at Discover Saratoga said in a statement.

Voting will take place online at discoversaratoga.org/chowderfest/vote. One vote per device will be accepted and voting closes at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced at 6 p.m. at Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center.

Discover Saratoga is also conducting a promotion during Chowderfest which allows attendees who download the new mobile app and check-in at participating establishments to earn entries into a drawing for $1,000 in gift cards to Saratoga businesses and restaurants. One winner will be chosen. 

The Discover Saratoga mobile app is free and available for download on the App Store and Google Play. For more information regarding Chowderfest, visit discoversaratoga.org/chowderfest or call 518-584-1531.

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