2021 Clam Chowder Festival!

Real Estate Agent with Bailey Properties, Inc. CA DRE # 01375721


Clam Chowder Festival Reimagined! 

To fully tempt your taste buds, we are offering the Clam Chowder Cook-off Reimagined - Restaurant Week Passport. This passport is everything you need to experience the Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-off Reimagined - Restaurant Week. It also enters you into the Clam Chowder Reimagined Raffle for a chance to win one of the many prizes donated by local supporting businesses. Purchase more than one for more chances to win!

The Passport includes:

- List of all participating Santa Cruz County restaurants.
- People’s Choice voting link to vote for your favorite chowder.
- Entry into the Clam Chowder Cook-off Reimagined Raffle. One raffle entry per Passport. One prize per person. Passport not required for raffle entry. 
- Passport is not required to purchase chowder at participating restaurants. 
- Only $10


You can also participate in the drive-thru clam chowder festival on the 20th! Here's how to participate.

Clam Chowder Tasting Flights - February 20

  1. Pre-purchase your Clam Chowder Tasting Flight online and select a time slot for pickup
  2. On Saturday, February 20, drive through the River Parking Lot (corner of Beach and 3rd street) to pick up your Chowder Tasting Flight
  3. Taste the delicious chowder! 
  4. Vote for your favorite chowder online (link provided with Tasting Flight)

Each Clam Chowder Tasting Flight is $12, and includes:

    • Six 2oz cups of clam chowder from pre-selected Santa Cruz County restaurants
  • Tasting Flight A includes:
    • East Side Eatery
    • New Leaf Community Markets
    • Makai Island Kitchen & Groggery
    • Pino Alto Restaurant & Catering - Cabrillo
    • Pixie Deli
    • Paradise Beach Grille
  • Tasting Flight B includes:
    • Jack O'Neill Restaurant
    • The Farm Bakery
    • The Crepe Place
    • Malone's Grille
    • Boardwalk Event Catering
    • Gilda's
*Restaurants are subject to change
  • Spoon and napkin
  • List of clam chowders featured in the tasting (with numbers corresponding to the numbers on the chowder cups)
  • Voting information
  • Complimentary Boardwalk parking coupon for 2/20/21
    • If interested, you are welcome to park in the Main Parking Lot (across from Neptune's Kingdom) and enjoy your chowder on the beach or a park bench.
  • A portion of all Tasting Flight proceeds goes to the City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation
  • No event-day sales

Get your tickets here! 

Comments (6)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS the clam chowder festival is a great fun event to attend.

Feb 11, 2021 01:07 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great idea this clam chowder festival is.  I am sure your marketplace will enjoy it.  A

Feb 11, 2021 01:57 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a great idea, Pete. Being from New England, chowdah is a fave of mine. I can't imagine a whoe festival built around it...but if I were closer, I'd be there.


Feb 11, 2021 08:09 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Pete,  This sounds like a fantastic event.  Looks like it will be a fun, safe event for all who would like to participate.  Thanks for sharing.

Feb 11, 2021 08:42 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS I have never heard of such a thing before, but it sounds like a real bargain!

Feb 12, 2021 06:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Sounds like a fun event Pete. I wish I lived closer so I could attend. I love good clam chowder, Yum!

Feb 12, 2021 02:22 PM