The 32st Annual Clam Chowder Cook Off & Festival takes place at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (Saturday, February 23, 2013). Admission is FREE, and clam chowder tasting kits cost an affordable $8, which includes a containing bowl, spoon, five taste tickets, and a People’s Choice Ballot.
“Join the fun and excitement as talented chefs from throughout the West Coast compete for the glory of the BEST CLAM CHOWDER! More than just a culinary competition, the fun event has featured participants dressed as scuba divers, mermaids, and even as a Clam Fairy.”
WHAT: Clam Chowder Cook Off & Festival free admission; Admission is free; you can get Tasting Kits for $9 to sample five different chowders. Info: beachboardwalk.com.
WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2013.
- 10am – Cooking starts and tasting kits go on sale
- 1pm – Public tasting begins
- 4pm – Winners announced
WHERE: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 [Location Map], phone (831) 426-7433; Chowder Committee: 831-420-5273.
SAVVY TIP: The Go San Francisco Card includes free boardwalk rides along with your choice of 55+ Bay Area attraction tickets and fun things to do.