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33rd Annual WOKQ Chowder Festival

June 3 @ 11:30 am
Prescott Park
105 Marcy St, Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States

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On the first Saturday of June every year, the Annual WOKQ Chowder Festival kicks off our summer season here at Prescott Park Arts Festival. A staple of summer in Portsmouth, NH with nearly twenty restaurants worth of piping hot chowder recipes to enjoy, live music and refreshing drinks, this event is always an incredibly great time!

This event is FREE for members! Get your 2017 membership HERE

Not a member? $14 | Adults, $7 | Youth (12 & under) +$1 spoon deposit added to the ticket price

This taste-testing affair has become a New England institution for chowder lovers in the tri-state region. An impeccable roster of amazing restaurants throughout the seacoast join us to introduce their mouthwatering chowder recipes to compete for the Best Chowder title and to take home the Golden Ladle!  Recipes in the past have included Smoked Scallop Chowder, Manhattan Chowder, Vegetarian Chowder, Corn Chowder and Spicy Seafood Chowder.

Music is provided courtesy of  WOKQ.  With fantastic country entertainment gracing the Wilcox Industries Main Stage all day long!


Winners of the 32nd Annual WOKQ Chowder Festival are:

People’s Choice

1st Place: The River House Restaurant ( Golden Ladle Winner)

2nd Place: Ri Ra

3rd Place: Two-Fifty Market

People’s Choice Best Booth: The River House

People’s Choice Best Veggie Chowder: The Soup Guy

Judge’s Choice

1st Place: Two-Fifty Market

2nd Place: Portsmouth Brewery

3rd: Ri Ra

Judge’s Choice Best Booth: The Soup Guy


For more information, contact Melanie Burger at

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