february, 2019

02feb11:00 am4:00 pm20th Annual Chowderfest11:00 am - 4:00 pm Downtown Saratoga, Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Event Details


Enjoy music, activities and endless chowder at Saratoga’s 20th Annual Chowderfest.

Crowds of people at Chowderfest in Downtown Saratoga. | Photo from Discover Saratoga

Crowds of people at Chowderfest in Downtown Saratoga. | Photo Courtesy of Discover Saratoga

Mark your calendar! One of Saratoga’s most highly-anticipated events is coming up on Sat., Feb. 2nd, 2019. Presented by the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau and DeCrescente Distributing Company, Chowderfest features delicious choices from over 80 vendors—including some of the best restaurants and caterers in Saratoga County. Aside from the many choices of chowder, there will be live music and family-friendly activities.

To participate, simply pick up a ballot, or print one from any establishment participating in Chowderfest. Then, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., try as many chowders as you would like at $1 a cup. Place your vote for your favorite chowder at DiscoverSaratoga.org/Vote by 5 p.m. See if your favorite chowder was a winner by attending the Awards Ceremony at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m.

Official Chowderfest Recipe Books are Now Available

Try recipes from your favorite Saratoga restaurants, and learn fun facts about the popular event. Commemorative Chowderfest Recipe Books are available for just $10 at Impressions of Saratoga and the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center.

Take Amtrak to Chowderfest

Enjoy downtown Saratoga and delicious chowder via Amtrak to the Saratoga Station in Saratoga Springs—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Pick up your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car from Saratoga Station. Click here to reserve your car or call the Saratoga office today at 518-587-0687.

Where to Stay in Saratoga Springs

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all the Saratoga area has to offer. Book a room at the Pavilion Grand in Downtown Saratoga Springs, and spend the weekend experiencing rich history, cultural hotspots and amazing spas with the New York By Rail two-day itinerary, Horses, History and Health.


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Downtown Saratoga

Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

New York by Rail