Chowder Day 2024 Is Coming!
January 27th, 2024.
Celebrating 21 years of community unity!
Our restaurants are all winners and last year we chose to celebrate participation and mutual camaraderie. It's now a celebration instead of a competition.
This driving event spans multiple towns in our beautiful area.
It's a fun day meandering the coast, sampling chowder at 10 or more quaint local restaurants.
2024 Chowder Participants!
You can visit their restaurants all year long...
Info & FAQ
Chowder tasting begins at 10am and ends at 3pm. The event is over at 3pm. You MUST start at the two designated check-in locations.
You must check-in and receive your wristband, map, and commemorative spoon at one of our two check-in locations. Check-in Saturday starting at 9am:
Rocker Oysterfeller's, 14415 Highway One, Valley Ford CA 94972
Sonoma Coast Visitor Center, 913 Highway 1, Bodega Bay CA 94923.
SKIP THE LINE AND CHECK-IN EARLY! You may check-in on Friday January 26th from 10am-5pm at the Sonoma Coast Visitor Center at 913 Highway 1.
You must wear your wristband to taste chowder. Wristbands will be given at your check in location.
Be sure to have each restaurant stamp your tasting map at each location. Maps must be fully stamped to be eligible for prizes. (See below.) You may turn in your map at your last tasting location or at the Sonoma Coast Visitor Center, 913 Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
WILL THERE BE AN INFORMATION BOOTH LOCATION?
Yes, it will be at the Sonoma Coast Visitor Center, 913 Highway 1, Bodega Bay and will be clearly marked from the road. Landline: (707) 377-4459 or text/email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON CHOWDER DAY?
Printed ticket. Commemorative spoon supplied.
Please print your ticket at home to facilitate faster check-in at the event. There will be TWO CHECK-IN LOCATIONS where you will receive your map, commemorative spoon and a wristband to verify your eligibility to taste at each location. See above for Check-In information.
You will receive your map, along with your wristband and commemorative tasting spoon at one of the two check in locations. ROCKER OYSTERFELLER'S RESTAURANT, 14415 Highway One, Valley Ford CA 94972 and at the SONOMA COAST VISITOR CENTER, 913 Highway 1, Bodega Bay CA 94923. You will receive a WRISTBAND and COMMEMORATIVE TASTING SPOON and MAP at check in.
WHAT IF I LOSE MY TICKET/MAP?
Come to the Visitor Center at 913 Highway 1 and we will assist you.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH RESTAURANTS ARE PARTICIPATING?
Look for a participant sign at each restaurant. Check the map, too!
WHERE DO I PARK?
Each business will have parking available. There is no central spot to park and walk to each restaurant. Carpooling is recommended.
Instagram Challenge: Post a picture/selfie (by 3pm, Sat) on Instagram with #BBChowderDay2024, and make sure your favorite restaurant theme is clearly shown in the background. You will automatically be entered into a drawing for a prize. The winner will be notified around 5pm Saturday evening! We love group photos!
Stamped Map: Return your map (with all locations stamped) to the Sonoma Coast Visitor Center at 913 Highway 1, by 4pm or at your last tasting location. You will be automatically entered into a drawing. Winners will be notified after 5pm Saturday evening by phone and/or email. Be sure to print your contact information clearly.
You will be provided with a commemorative spoon to use for the tastings. There will be a limited supply of compostable spoons available from the competitors if you lose it.
CAN I BRING MY PETS?
Sure! You will be touring 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 businesses might not be pet friendly. PLEASE BE SURE TO CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR PET AND KEEP THEM ON A LEASH.
Chowder Day 2024 T-shirts will be available for purchase at the Sonoma Coast Visitor Center, 913 Highway 1, Bodega Bay CA 94923.
Chowder Day 2023 Was a Hit!
Chowder Day is sponsored by the Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds benefit Bodega Bay Area merchant support programs, local nonprofits and charitable activities.
Blasts From The Past
A huge thank you to all of our fabulous 2020 restaurants!
Anello Family SeaFood
Bodega Bay Oyster Co.