Saturday February 4th from 11a-4pm is Chowderfest in downtown Saratoga Springs.  Chowderfest has become  a favorite event for families and something to do on a chilly Saturday.  Get your pallet ready to sample some awesome chowder from over 71 area vendor's and restaurants then vote for your favorite. 

Pick up a ballot from any of the participating vendors, walk throughout Saratoga sampling the Chowder for $1 (32 oz serving). Some will give out chowder in paper cups while others will hand out bread bowls.  You may also purchase eco-friendly 'Chowderfest' mugs to sample in for $5.  After sampling as many as you like vote for your favorite.  The winner will be announced 6pm at the Saratoga City Center.   There is also live music and many other activities while Chowderfest is underway.

2012 Chowderfest Participants:

28 Tables
Chowder: "28 ingredient" chowder

American Culinary Federation
serving from the City Center

Bailey's Cafe
Chowder: Bourbon, sausage and shrimp chowder

Ben & Jerry's
Dessert chowder: "Phish Chowder" with M&M “croutons” and a touch of whipped cream all for $1

Bettie's Cakes
Dessert chowder

Bookmakers Restaurant & Lounge at Holiday Inn
Chowder: Country Fish Chowder w/ Smoked Bacon Garnished
with a Mini Cheddar Cheese Country Biscuit

Bread Basket Bakery
Chowder: Cream cheese and spinach leek soup


Chowder: Smoked lobster corn chowder with goat cheese and polenta crouton

Capriccio Saratoga

Chianti Il Ristorante
Chowder: Zuppa con merluzzo e granchio (Italian inspired chowder of hake and crab. sweet corn and white beans)

Children's Museum of Saratoga
serving from Flores Fine Art Gallery
Kid's/Dessert chowder

Circus Cafe
Chowder: Signature New England Clam Bake Chowder

Chowder: Buffalo chicken chowder

Duo Modern Japanese Cuisine
Chowder: Seafood bisque

Elizabeth's Table-at 510 Broadway
Chowder: Gluten free andouille chowder, made with locally produced andouille sausage

Chowder: Mulligatawny Style chowder

Fifty South/Kim Klopstock's Lily and the Rose
serving from City Center; Chowder: Gluten free seafood chowder

Forno Bistro
Chowder: Pancetta, corn, and clam chowder

Four Seasons Natural Food Store and Cafe
Chowder: Vegan and Gluten free, All supplies are eco-friendly

Gaffney's Restaurant

Great Bay Seafood Company
serving from the City Center; Crabmeat chowder

Hattie's Restaurant
Chowder: Bourbon chicken and corn chowder

Ice House Tavern
Chowder: Smoked chicken sweet potato chowder

The Inn at Saratoga
Chowder: Smoked andouille sausage corn chowder

Irish Times Pub & Restaurant
Chowder: Presidential Chowder

Jacob & Anthony's American Grille
Chowder: Jacob's chowder

Legends Cafe
Chowder: Poblano corn and shrimp chowder

Lillian's Restaurant
Chowder: Southwestern corn chowder

The Local Pub & Teahouse
Chowder: The Local-Irish Whiskey grilled chicken and sweet corn chowder with roasted red potatoes and wild rice

Longfellows Restaurant
Chowder: Maine lobster and roasted corn chowder

Maestro's at the Van Dam
Chowder: Classic NE clam chowder with clam fritter

Max London's Restaurant & Bar

The Meat House
serving from the City Center

The Mine

Olde Bryan Inn
Chowder: Chicken parmesan chowder

Olde Saratoga Brewing Company
Chowder: Southwestern smoked chicken and corn chowder

One Caroline Street Bistro
Chowder: Creole clam chowder

Pacific Grill
Chowder: Seafood hot & sour soup. Full Bar open.

Paddock Lounge
Chowder: New England clam chowder

Panza's Restaurant & Catering
Chowder: Winter tuscan chowder

The Parting Glass
Chowder: Shrimp & crab chowder with Bailey's Irish Cream crouton topped with Jameson candied lobster

Peabody's Sports Bar & Grille
Chowder: New England clam chowder

Peddler's Bar & Bistro
serving from the City Center -Chowder: New England clam chowder

Phila Fusion
Chowder: Pho' chicken and hot and sour soup

Piper Boutique
Chowder: 'Farm-To-Table' chowder

Plum Dandy
Dessert: Frozen yogurt dessert sundae

Prestwick Chase at Saratoga
serving next to the dog sled sculpture on the lawn of the Visitor's Center.
Chower: "Don't eat the snow where the huskies go!" chowder

Prime at Saratoga National Golf Club
Chowder: New England clam chowder

Putnam's at Gideon Putnam Resort
Chowder: House Chorizo and corn chowder

Saratoga Casino and Raceway
serving from the City Center - Chowder: Andouille and Roasted Garlic Chowder with Pepper Pecan Bacon.

Saratoga City Tavern
Chowder: Bacon, ham and corn Chowder

Saratoga Hospital
serving from City Center Chowder: Hearty vegetable clam chowder, gluten and dairy free

Saratoga Olive Oil
Chowder: Smoked turkey butternut squash chowder

Saratoga Springs Fire Station #1 – 60 Lake Ave.
Chowder: Ham, Potato, Corn chowder

Scallions Restaurant
Chowder: Spicy vegetable chowder

Seven Horse Pub

Chowder: Italian sausage and farmstead cheddar chowder with roasted corn & potatoes

The Springs
Chowder: Cedar smoked haddock chorizo chowder accompanied with fried sweet onion

Spring Street Deli & Pizzeria
Chowder: Blackened chicken and sweet corn chowder

Stadium Cafe
Chowder: Seafood chowder

Sushi Thai Garden Restaurant
Chowder: Chicken coconut soup and vegetable miso soup

TIZNOW Restaurant

West Side Stadium Cafe

Wheatfields Bistro & Wine Bar in Clifton Park

Wheatfields Restaurant & Bar
Chowder: Clam and shrimp Manhattan Chowder

The Wine Bar
Chowder: Traditional clam chowder

Wishing Well Restaurant serving from Roohan Realty
Chowder: Shrimp, chorizo and sweet corn chowder


For more information visit Saratoga Chowderfest on Facebook. or on the Saratoga Chowderfest official webpage.

Come hungry!