Chowder Day 2020 Tickets Are Available!
TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 1, 2019. $15 PER TICKET
Join us for a fun day in the Bodega Bay Area sampling chowder at the numerous restaurants. This is a
driving event around the towns allowing you to enjoy our beautiful area. It is not a walking event. This is a Fundraiser for the various charities, scholarship and supporting Bodega Bay area businesses.
LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
The Chowder Day Tasting event is January 25th, 2020.
There are 2 tasting groups/times:
The tasting ends at 3:00 pm.
Each participating restaurant provides a 2 ounce chowder taste. You may taste in any order of restaurants you like.
Print your ticket at home & BRING WITH YOU on Chowder Day
YOUR PRINTED TICKET TASTING TIME IS LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PRINTED TICKET. The event runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Each person who bought the tickets will be emailed the map on Saturday, January 18th. Please print the map. If you don't have a way to print your map or forget yours, come by the Sonoma Coast Visitor Center at 913 Highway 1 and we will help you.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON CHOWDER DAY?
Your printed tickets, voting information and Chowder Day map. The map and further instructions will be mailed to the ticket purchaser only 1 week prior to event. Please forward email and information to ALL ticket holders. The ticket purchaser will only receive this information via email for all tickets purchased.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH RESTAURANTS ARE PARTICIPATING?
USE THE MAP. Look for a participant sign at each restaurant.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS POOR?
Rain or Shine, the tasting goes on! NO REFUNDS.
WHAT IF I BOUGHT TICKETS BUT CAN'T GO?
No refunds are provided. Tickets can only be resold at original purchase price. Please do not contact us to purchase your tickets back.
WHAT IF I LOST MY EMAIL OR MY TICKETS?
Contact Brown Paper Tickets Help Center and provide proof of purchase. (800) 838-3006
WHY ARE THERE TWO DIFFERENT START TIMES?
In order to accommodate ALL Chowder Day visitors, we split our guests into two groups. We ask that you observe the start time on your ticket. TASTING ENDS AT 3:00 PM.
CAN WE WALK FROM RESTAURANT TO RESTAURANT?
That is not recommended. Not only would it take you a long time, it's just not that safe to walk on Hwy 1. Some stops will have multiple locations. It's best to drive around the area. We strongly suggest carpooling.
CAN I BRING MY PETS?
Sure! You will be making a tour of the Sonoma Coast and Bodega Bay in your car. So feel free to bring your pet. Most of the stops you'll make are outside. But keep in mind that some of the competitors set up at businesses that might not be pet friendly. PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PETS.
WILL THERE BE AN INFORMATION BOOTH LOCATION?
Yes, it will be at the Bodega Bay Visitor's Center, 913 Highway 1, Bodega Bay and will be clearly marked from the road. The Information Booth Staff will be able to answer any questions you may have.
WHAT IF I LOSE MY TICKET OR WERE UNABLE TO PRINT IT?
In this hopefully rare instance, come to the Information Booth at the Visitor Center and we will assist you.
WHERE DO I PARK?
Each business will have parking available. There is no central spot to park and walk to each restaurant.
BRING YOUR OWN SPOON
To cut down on waste, this year we ask that you please bring your own spoon. There will be a limited supply available from the competitors, so if you require a spoon, keep it for each tasting. We are also selling Chowder Day commemorative spoons at the Visitor Center (913 Highway 1).
CAN CHILDREN TASTE FOR FREE?
All participants will need to purchase a ticket for the 2 oz tasting.
DOES EACH PERSON NEED TO PURCHASE THEIR OWN TICKET OR CAN WE SHARE?
Each taster will need to have their own printed ticket and present to the restaurant.
VOTING INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE
IF YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS AFTER READING THIS THOROUGHLY, YOU CAN EMAIL
THE VOTES ARE IN!
1ST PLACE: SPUD POINT CRAB COMPANY
2ND PLACE: FISHERMAN'S COVE
3RD PLACE: GINOCHIO'S KITCHEN
1ST PLACE: FISHERMAN'S COVE
2ND PLACE: SPUD POINT CRAB COMPANY
3RD PLACE: ANELLO FAMILY CRAB & SEAFOOD
BEST THEMED BOOTH
1ST PLACE: FISHERMAN'S COVE
2ND PLACE: FISHETARIAN FISH MARKET
3RD PLACE: THE BOAT HOUSE
We have this annual competition because all of the chowder in the Bodega Bay area is fantastic and could win each year. A huge thank you to all of our wonderful competitors for 2019:
Anello Family Crab & Seafood
The Birds Cafe
The Boat House
Bodega Bay Oyster Co
Fishetarian Fish Market
Spud Point Crab Company
THANK YOU PETALUMA FOOD CRITICS!
We had two Sonoma County food critics weigh in this year. A huge thank you to Laurie Figone and Houston Porter from Petaluma. They blended into the Chowder Day crowds, tasted all of the chowder and agreed on their top three. They reported that they "would be very happy to eat a big bowl of every one of the chowders in this year's competition." We are proud of our local chowder chefs and are so happy to hear that these two critics loved them all! Thank you Houston and Laurie!
WE'VE GOT AN INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE RAFFLE WINNER:
Congratulations to @ShoppingLuci !! You've won a $100
gift certificate to River's End in Jenner!