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Clam Chowder Cookoff

February 24 - February 25


Clam Chowder Cook‑Off

Saturday AND Sunday, February 24 – 25

Attention chowder lovers!

Taste the best at the 43rd Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off! Sample chowder from Amateur Chefs on Saturday, followed by Professional Chefs on Sunday.

Both days feature Boston and Manhattan Clam Chowder, and you can help pick a winner each day.

Tasting kit proceeds benefit Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation.

2-Day Event—Rain or Shine

Amateur chefs will compete on Saturday, followed by professional chefs on Sunday.

Join the delicious festivities as amateur and professional chefs prepare their finest clam chowder recipes along the Boardwalk.

Teams compete in the friendly competition, hoping to win prizes and bragging rights for BEST CLAM CHOWDER in the country’s largest and longest-running clam chowder competition!

Try Some Clam Chowder!

The Boardwalk admission is free! Just purchase a Tasting Kit to sample the clammy concoctions.

Tasting Kits are $15 and include 6 taste tickets, spoon, cup, and a People’s Choice ballot.

Come Early! Supplies are limited.

100% of Tasting Kit sales benefit Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation.


Beach Boardwalk
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