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Saratoga Chowder Tour 2021: What You Need to Know

In a typical year, Saratoga Chowderfest attracts thousands of people to downtown Saratoga Springs to sample delicious chowder from local restaurants. For 2021, Chowderfest has been reimagined as a week-long, social distancing-friendly event called the Saratoga Chowder Tour, which will be held from Saturday, January 30 - Saturday, February 6. Below, we've highlighted everything you need to know to prepare for this fantastic food-filled event.

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Experience the Reimagined Chowderfest

In place of the traditional Saratoga Chowderfest, the Saratoga Chowder Tour 2021 will feature a whole week of chowder tasting! The traditional $1 samples will be replaced with bowls/cups of chowder that you can enjoy with lunch or dinner and your favorite beverage at participating restaurants, as well as pints and quarts of chowder to-go.

Due to limited capacity at restaurants, reservations are strongly recommended. If you'd like to enjoy your chowder at home, get some chowder to-go so you can have a chowder party with your household. Or, stock up and have a chowder tasting on Super Bowl Sunday.

Additionally, no streets will be closed, no vendors will be serving outside or inside, and no shuttle service will be available during this year's event.

How to Vote:

Please note that there will not be paper ballots this year, but online voting will be available on Discover Saratoga's website.

Chowder Tour Gear:

The Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau has partnered with T-Shirt Graphics in Ballston Spa to sell Chowder Tour t-shirts and hats. Visit the online store to choose from several different shirts and hats, and have your order delivered to you. The online store will close on February 7, 2021, at 11:59pm.

Mark your calendar and get ready for the Chowder Tour!

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