Special Events

WOKQ's 31st Annual Blue Point Brewing Company Chowder Festival

New England's Oldest and Largest Chowder Tasting Event

This taste-testing event has become a New England staple for chowder lovers in the three-state region. 

June 6, 2015 - 11:30AM

Located across from Prescott Park at Strawbery Banke Museum's Puddle Dock

 

WOKQ's 31st Annual Blue Point Brewing Company Brewing Chowder Festival offers some of the best Chowder the Seacoast has to offer. Each year, more than 4,000 people help kick off the Prescott Park Arts Festival summer season by enjoying more than 500 gallons of piping hot chowder served up for tasting.  Be your own judge and vote for your favorite chowder from more than a dozen restaurants as they compete for the Best Chowder title.

 

$14 Adults, $7 Youth (12 & under), Members - FREE!

This taste-testing event has become a New England staple for chowder lovers in the three-state region. Many restaurants use this event to try out new recipes before adding them to their menu, offering a great chance to sample the newest in Chowder fare in the area. Recipes in the past have included Smoked Scallop Chowder, Manhattan Chowder,Vegetarian Chowder, Corn Chowder, and Spicy Seafood Chowder. Restaurants compete for your vote to be honored by being awarded Best Chowder, decided by the public. Other awards include Judge's Choice and Best Booth.

Interested in signing up?  Click here!

 

2014 Participating Restaurants
  • Roger's Redliner Diner
  • Newicks Lobster House
  • Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
  • Ri Ra Irish Pub
  • Portsmouth Brewery
  • Bob's Clam Hut
  • Billy's Chowder House
  • Martingale Wharf
  • British Beer Company
  • 7th Settlement Brewery
  • Ipswich Clambake
  • Goat Island Oysters, bringing a raw oyster bar!