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2013 Troy Chowderfest WINNERS!

Judges Choice All Around Best:

1st: The Mallozzi Family - Autumn Pear Chowder

2nd: Albany Pump station - Southwest Andouille Corn Chowder

3rd: Browns Brewing Company - Smoked Salt Cod, Indian Corn and Sweet Wiskey Porter Chowder

People's Choice:

1st: Albany Pump Station - Stuffed Shrimp Gruyere Chowder

2nd: McGreivey's Restaurant - Buffalo Chicken Chowder with Blue Cheese Oyster Crackers

3rd: Yanni's Too and Yanni's Cucina - BLT Chowder with Mini Grilled Cheese Croutons

Judges Choice:

Best Seafood: Sterup Square - Seafood Chowder

Best Vegetarian - Brown's Brewing Comany - Coconut, Miso, White Yam and Turban Squash Chowder with American Wheat.

Most Original: The Broadway Cafe - Apple Pie Chowder

Best Booth - Sweet Sue's

It's Soup for the People!

Going into its eighth year for 2014, the Troy Chowderfest welcomes chowder-lovers throughout Capital Region to come out and judge who has the best chowder in the area. On the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend (Ocotber 12, 2014), from 12-4pm, over 30 restaurants fill Riverfront Park, with decorated booths and all sorts of creative chowders. It's a full day of fall food, live music, and family fun!

Prizes are awarded for best seafood, vegetarian, most original and overall favorite – judged by a secret panel of local restaurant critics. Festival-goers are able to vote on the coveted 'People's Choice' award.

::: Music Line Up :::

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Rich Ortiz

2nd act TBA

Out of Control Rythym & Blues Band

Here's How it Works:

Buy as many chowder tasting tickets as you'd like! $1 = One ticket = 1 cup of chowder. Everyone who purchases a ticket receives a People's Choice ballot. Help crown the People's Choice winner!

Interested in participating at this event?

Find the vendor application HERE.

Find the competitor application HERE.


The Troy Chowderfest is made possible by generous donations from our sponsors. If you'd like to Sponsor the Chowderfest, Click here for more information.


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