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It's Time For Chowder Day 2023!
After multiple years of missing this special event due to the pandemic, we can't wait to get our chowder on!  Mark your calendars for January 28th, 2023.  

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Celebrating 20 years of community unity!

Our restaurants are all winners and this year we’re choosing to celebrate participation and mutual camaraderie.  It's a celebration instead of a competition.
$25 PER TICKET - Your ticket tasting time is located at the BOTTOM of the printed ticket.
 
Join us for a fun day in the Bodega Bay Area sampling chowder at numerous restaurants.  
This is a driving event, allowing you to enjoy our beautiful area.  It is not a walking event.

Chowder Day is a sponsored by the Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.  Proceeds benefit Bodega Bay Area merchant support programs, local nonprofits and charitable activities. 

Important Information

The Chowder Day Competition event is January 28th, 2023.
There are 2 tasting start times: one at 10 am and a second one at 12/noon.
The tasting ends at 3:00 pm. 
 
You may taste chowder at each of the participating restaurants in any order you like.  
 
TICKETS                                                                       
  • Print your ticket at home & BRING WITH YOU on Chowder Day
  • If you accidentally selected will call there are two options:
    1. Sign in to your Brown Paper Tickets account and change the delivery method​ to print at home and then print at home.
    2. Come to the Sonoma Coast Visitor Center at 913 Highway 1 and we will provide you with your ticket; however, this may take some of your valuable tasting time so we always recommend you print your ticket and map at home.
 
MAPS                                                                         
Each person who bought the tickets will be emailed the map on Saturday, January 21st. 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 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.
 
HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH RESTAURANTS ARE PARTICIPATING?  
Look for a participant sign at each restaurant. USE THE MAP, TOO.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
  
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. We suggest carpooling to cut down on traffic and parking challenges.
 
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. 
 
IF YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS AFTER READING THIS THOROUGHLY, YOU CAN EMAIL chamber@bodegabayca.org

Blasts From The Past
2020 FESTIVITIES

A huge thank you to all of our fabulous 2020 restaurants!

 

Anello Family SeaFood

The Birds

The Boathouse

Bodega Bay Oyster Co.

Bluewater Bistro

Drakes

Fishermen’s Cove

Ginochio’s 

Rocker Oysterfellers

Spud Point

2020 PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANCESCA SCALPI

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