Friday, 03 February 2017 14:48

Chowderfest Set for Saturday

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 19th Annual Chowderfest will take place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Downtown visitors will be able stroll among the event’s 80 participating establishments, sample a three-ounce serving of chowder for $1 per cup, and vote for their favorite selections. The awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center. Last year, more than 40,000 people attended Chowderfest and more than 130,000 samples of chowder were served. For a list of participating chowder vendors, Winterfest events and further details, visit or call 518-584-1531. Family-friendly events include kid’s games on the patio behind the Visitor Center, and inside the City Center, and face-painters, characters and a hot chocolate station at Putnam Den. Free Park & Ride Shuttles will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will run from the Wilton Mall to the corner of Lake Ave and High Rock Avenue, and from the Saratoga Casino Hotel using the Crescent Ave. entrance at the CDTA/MegaBus parking area, to Congress Park. Some streets in the vicinity of Caroline Street and Phila Street will be closed to vehicle traffic.
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