Selected local restaurants will compete for title of “Ventura County’s Best Chowder” at the 3rd annual Chowderfest on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2pm – 6pm. A competition judged by both professional judges and guests, chowder tastings are complimented by wine tastings from local wineries and fine craft beer provided by Firestone Walker Brewery. Live blues music will create a festive mood with multiple bands, including Kelly’s Lot! Local friends and visiting guests will gather at the summer’s most relaxing Harborfront garden party!
Chowderfest is an annual collaborative fundraiser hosted by the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, IOGB (International Order of the Blue Gavel), and local Yacht Clubs. Local restaurants will donate exceptional flavors to the Chowder Cook-off (clam, corn, manhattan, potato, veggie, and more!) and support the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, a non-profit which celebrates Five Centuries of Art that Sails and gives back to the community nearly every day of the year.
Tickets will be sold on the museum website and at the museum for $25 pre-sale and $30 the day of the event. The price includes Chowder, Beer & Wine tastings; a variety of side dishes; and free Museum admission. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.