Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chowder Cook Off: Free

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:

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.

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.

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