Caution: This culinary event is centered entirely around seafood. Please do not RSVP for this event if you have a seafood or shellfish allergy!
From the website:
"On Saturday, June 7, 2014, the legendary Great Chowder Cook-Off officially kicks off summer in Newport! Be a part of the original, largest, and longest running (over 30 years!), chowder bonanza in New England located right in the buzz of historic downtown Newport. With a wide spread from national to regional competitors, festival-goers will taste-test a myriad of traditional and exotic chowders from all kitchens, then vote for the best in three categories: Clam, Seafood and Creative. The winners’ pots are bigger than ever this year making this culinary competition piping hot! In addition, we’re cooking up new, exciting ingredients for the 2012 Cook-Off, so stay tuned while we stew on the details and get ready to savor the start of summer at this most anticipated annual event!"
We will meet at the entrance to the Cook-off no later than 10:45 for participation in the Chowdahead Club event preview. Note that participating in the first hour requires tickets to be purchased before May 1st! If you miss this portion of the event, you may meet us inside the Cook Off at Noon.
From their webpage: "Chowdahead Club: Is an exclusive access pass for our hardcore chowder fans! Membership grants you access to the Chowder Power Hour, a one-hour preview event from 11am-12pm before the gates officially open to the public. Only fellow Chowdahead Club members are invited to navigate the event before the crowds arrive, meet the chefs, greet participating team members and get the very first tastes of 2014′s chowder creations. Get your tickets by May 1st and you’re automatically granted Chowdahead Club membership!"
Tickets are $15.00 before May 1st, $20.00 after May 1st, and $25.00 at the door. You may purchase tickets at this link below. Be sure to purchase your tickets before May 1st to participate in the Chowdahead Club event.
Here is the link on Google Maps. You may obtain driving directions at that site.
I will provide my cell phone number to anyone that RSVPs YES.
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this SNE Spur of the Moment group event you acknowledge and agree to the following: this group's activities involve inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this group's activities; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this group's activities; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com on all activities that involve hiking; the organizer of this group and the leader(s) of this group's activities are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the group organizer and activity leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.