California Arts Council

State of California

Festival Detail

Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off and FestivalFood

While Manhattan and New England may be the home of chowders, Santa Cruz is the home of a great clam chowder cook-off as chefs compete for the People's Choice and Best Chowder awards. More than just a culinary competition, the fun event has featured participants dressed as scuba divers, mermaids, and even as a "Clam Fairy."

The Cook-Off is an important fund-raiser for the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department

Festival has a children/youth component.

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Occurs in: February

Festival Location: Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Contact Information:
City of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Boardwalk and others
400 Beach St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060-95067
(831) 420-5273

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