Thursday, 02 February 2023 14:52

Chowderfest 2023

24th annual Saratoga Chowderfest will take place Saturday, Feb. 11.  Artwork provided. 24th annual Saratoga Chowderfest will take place Saturday, Feb. 11. Artwork provided.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Save the date for the 24th Annual Saratoga Chowderfest on Saturday, February 11 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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 for $2 to event goers. Visit participating vendors and vote for your favorite. For a list of vendors go to

This year’s Chowderfest will also feature live music at various locations, Dog Lover Rescue’s pet adoption across from the Saratoga City Center and free Death Wish Coffee samples on Caroline Street. 

Kids’ activities include Balloon Gal Jenny and face painting by Miss Stacey’s Faces at the Saratoga City Center from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Saratoga Corinth & Hudson Railway will also be at the Saratoga Springs City Center running a model train and hosting a coloring contest for the kids to win free tickets on the train. Other kids’ activities scheduled are drop-in crafts at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, literacy-based programs at The Children’s Museum at Saratoga, and Character Creations by Erin Joyce will be providing face painting at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Take a picture with Chester the Chowda-Bear at Saratoga Candy Company from 12 -2 p.m.

Avoid parking challenges and jump on the free shuttle running from the Saratoga Casino Hotel (Crescent Ave parking lot) to Congress Park. The 3 shuttles will run from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Also, remember the Saratoga Springs City Center parking garage holds over 600 vehicles!

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