The New England Chowdafest

October 1

A 2016 Yankee Magazine Top Event of the Season, come experience the New England Chowdafest, presented by Stop & Shop, where YOU are the judge. Come grab a spoon, ballot and pencil, then enjoy unlimited sampling from 40 award winning restaurants stretching from Seattle to Maine with every New England state represented. Your votes determine New England's best clam chowder, the best Manhattan and Rhode Island clam chowder, the best creative chowder and the best soup or bisque.  Your participation will help fund over a half million meals for the hungry!

Chowdafest is more than just chowder and soup. Experience the freshly baked artisan breads, sauces and soups in the Italian section called "Ciao"dafest." Sample chips and salsas in the ChowdaMex section. Sample farm fresh milk, ice cream, yogurt, cheese and more in our sweet treats section plus try incredible juices and sparkling beverages at our beverage bog. Kids are king at Chowdafest from being able to vote to free kids activities.

Chowdafest takes place the first Sunday in October on the idyllic shoreline of Sherwood Island State Park in Westport CT conveniently off exit 18 on I-95 and parking is free.  

Be part of our 10th annual celebration and come hungry.  


Sherwood Island State Park
Sherwood Island Connector
Westport, CT 06880
United States




(203) 216-8452

How to Get There