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Save the Date: 24th Annual Saratoga Chowderfest

Save the Date: 24th Annual Saratoga Chowderfest

Saturday, February 11th, 2023 | 11AM – 4PM

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SARATOGA CHOWDERFEST – Saturday, Feb. 11 from 11AM to 4PM

Saratoga’s Annual Chowderfest is one of the area’s most highly anticipated events of the year. Family-friendly, fun and utterly delicious, Chowderfest features more than 80 vendors—including Saratoga County’s best restaurants and caterers—who open their doors to the public and serve 4 oz. samples of chowder to event goers. The 2023 Saratoga Chowderfest will feature more than just delicious chowder, take a look at what’s going on and plan your trip!


Live Music & Entertainment:

  • Prime at Saratoga National: Live music with Chris Dollard from 11AM – 4PM
  • Diamond Club Restaurant: Live music with Garland Nelson from 1:30PM – 4:30PM, and 6:30PM – 9:30PM; Also fresh donuts, popcorn, ice cream bar, and more
  • The Night Owl: DJ Tomb and DJ Intell Hayes Field will be spinning tunes all day
  • The Mill on Round Lake: There will be live music, outdoor games, and an ice bar
  • Bentley’s Tavern: Live music during Chowderfest
  • Bookmakers Restaurant & Lounge: Live music with Tim Rodrigue and Norm Allen
  • Nashville of Saratoga: Live music all day
  • The Parting Glass: Live music starting at 2PM with The Trophy Husbands

Kid-Friendly Activities:

  • Saratoga Springs City Center: Balloon Gal Jenny will be twisting balloons from 12PM – 3PM
  • The Children’s Museum at Saratoga: Visit the museum for literacy-based programs about soup/stew
  • Miss Stacey’s Faces will provide face painting at the City Center from 11AM – 2PM
  • Character Creations by Erin Joyce will provide face painting at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center from 11AM – 2PM
  • Saratoga Springs Public Library will have a drop-in spoon craft in the children’s room from 11AM to 4PM
  • Check out the Saratoga Candy Co. from 12PM – 2PM and grab a photo with Chester the Chowda-Bear

Special Activities and More Things to Do:

  • Saratoga Springs City Center and Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center: Enjoy a photo op with 4’x6′ logo’d frames; The official Chowderfest long sleeve t-shirt ($10 or $12 for XXL) and knit beanies ($10) will be available for purchase at these locations too
  • Saratoga Casino Hotel: A free shuttle service will be available from the hotel (Crescent Ave parking lot) to Congress Park. Three shuttles will run from 10:30AM – 5PM
  • Death Wish Coffee will offer free samples at their tent (on Caroline Street across from Hamlet and Ghost)
  • Dog Lover Rescue will have adoptable dogs across from the Saratoga Springs City Center; see form to get pre-approved for a pup
  • The Mostly Modern Festival will have a table at the Saratoga Springs City Center where they will be ready to tell you about their upcoming events. You may even catch them playing!
  • The New York State Police Recruitment Unit will have a table set up at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center

Click here for a list of participating restaurants!

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