Everything You Need to Know About WOKQ Chowderfest
The 31st Annual WOKQ Chowderfest is Saturday and there are a few things you should know. First of all, the location has changed but it is just a three minute walk from where it used to be.
The festival has shuffled across the street to Puddle Dock at Strawberry Banke. For those unfamiliar with Portsmouth, it is literally one tenth of a mile away from Prescott Park. Here is the breakdown of everything you need to know.
WHEN IS IT
This Saturday, June 6th, beginning at 11:30am and going until the chowder runs out!
WHERE IS IT
As mentioned, Puddle Dock at the Strawberry Banke Museum. For those relying on your gps, entering 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH will get you to the general vicinity of where you need to be. You can also follow the signs for Strawberry Banke. Click here for a map of nearby parking.
HOW MUCH IS IT
Adult tickets are just $14 and kids 12 and under are $7. Have a Prescott Park Arts Festival Membership? Hey, it's free for you! Remember, the proceeds benefit the Prescott Park Arts Festival.
BEER WILL BE AVAILABLE
Fellow sponsor Blue Point Brewing Company will have their beer available on draft, great news if you're looking for a cold one to wash down your chowder! Of course, make sure you have your ID on your person.
RAW OYSTER BAR
Goat Island Oyster Company is the oldest & longest running oyster farm in New Hampshire, and you'll come to understand the key to their longevity at their raw oyster bar! It doesn't get much fresher than oyster straight out of Little Bay.
LOTS AND LOTS OF CHOWDER
Well, of course! You'll have the opportunity to vote for your favorite while sampling chowders from nearly a dozen different restaurants.
- Roger's Redliner Diner
- Newicks Lobster House
- Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
- Ri Ra Irish Pub
- Portsmouth Brewery
- Bob's Clam Hut
- Billy's Chowder House
- Martingale Wharf
- British Beer Company
- 7th Settlement Brewery
- Ipswich Clambake
- Goat Island Oyster Company
New England country singer Brianna Grace will be bringing her band to the stage and performing sets from 11:30-2pm. Check out her ace Miranda cover!