Discover Saratoga is excited to announce the winners of Saratoga Chowderfest, which was held Saturday, February 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Event-goers sampled a variety of chowder from participating vendors and voted for their favorite. Winners were chosen in eight different categories, which were announced at the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center during the Annual Award Ceremony on Saturday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. The 2023 Chowderfest winners are:

  • People’s Choice 500 bowls or less: Artisanal Brew Works, Roasted Chicken, Corn & Potato Chowder
  • People’s Choice 501-750 bowls: The Mill on Round Lake, Balboa Chowder
  • People’s Choice 751-1,000 bowls: Thirsty Owl Bistro, Crab and Corn Chowder with Candied Bacon
  • People’s Choice 1,001-1,500 bowls: Rhea, Seafood Ramen
  • People’s Choice 1,501- 2,000 bowls: Salt & Char, Country Ham Chowder
  • People’s Choice 2,001-3,000 bowls: Henry Street Taproom, Roasted Brussels Sprout and Bacon Chowder With Fried Chicken Bites and Hot Honey
  • People’s Choice 3,001-4,000 bowls: West Ave Pizza, Ravioli Chowder
  • People’s Choice 4,001+ bowls: Druthers Brewing Company, Shrimp, Crab and Corn Chowder with a Lobster Hush Puppy

2023 Chowderfest Highlights:

  • 82 vendors including 13 first-time Chowderfest participants
  • 111,639 bowls of chowder served
  • 35,000-40,000 people attended the event

“What a great year for Chowderfest,” said Discover Saratoga President Darryl Leggieri. “We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout. Discover Saratoga would like to thank everyone who participated, sponsored, volunteered, and celebrated Chowderfest. Your support is truly appreciated. And special thank you to our city officials, police, fire, EMS, and DPW departments for your contribution to this event. It wouldn’t have been a success without you!”

The 24th Annual Chowderfest is made possible by our sponsors: Saranac, White Claw, Performance Industrial, DePaula Auto Group, D.A. Collins, Westminster Bakers Co., Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga's Star Radio, Black Dog Designs, Townsquare Media, Renewal by Anderson, Lia Nissan, Humana, Saratoga Springs FiberCity, Death Wish Coffee Company, Bath Fitter,, Albany Broadcasting, iHeartMedia, The Saratogian, Saratoga Today, Saratoga Casino Hotel, Upstate Transit, T-Shirt Graphics, Adirondack Trust Company, Stewart’s Shops, Julie & Co., The Daily Gazette, The Post Star, Saratoga Automobile Museum, Tailgate and Party Shop, Mind Body Soul Expo, Mostly Modern Festival, and United Rentals.

About Discover Saratoga

Discover Saratoga, known as the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, is a key economic development engine for this community; our mission is to contribute a positive impact on the local economy by promoting and marketing Saratoga Springs and Saratoga County as a world-class destination for meetings, conventions, and groups. For more information about Discover Saratoga, please visit