The Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau
recently received the 2013 American Marketing
Association/NY Capital Region Chapter’s
People’s Choice Award at the annual Mark of
Excellence Awards Dinner for the 15th anniversary
campaign of Chowderfest.
Saratoga’s Chowderfest, which had its 15th
anniversary in 2013, has grown tremendously
in the last four years from an estimated 8,500
people attending, and 43 chowder participants
in downtown Saratoga Springs in 2009 to
over 25,000 people attending and 73 chowder
participants county-wide in 2013, bureau officials
“It’s fulfilled, and surpassed, its goal to bring
business to Saratoga’s restaurants, bars, retailers
and hotels during a traditional shoulder
period,” said Todd Garofano, bureau president.
The Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau has grown the event with the help and support of many partners, including; the city of Saratoga Springs, the Saratoga Springs City Center, the Saratoga Springs Visitors Center, several media partners, volunteers and more, he said.
“We are certainly thrilled with this recognition”, said Garofano, president of the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau. “This is truly a community event, one that continues to grow and get better each year. Our staff works tirelessly to organize Chowderfest but it takes the entire community working together to pull it off. We are truly appreciative of all of our partners and volunteers and we share this recognition with all of them.”
For 2014 Winterfest and Chowderfest information, visit www.discoversaratoga.org/ chowderfest.