18th Annual Chowder Festival

Saturday, September 30, 2023

12 PM – 5 PM

City Pier 3

New Bedford, MA 02740


The 18th Annual Blount Fine Foods New Bedford Seaport Chowder Festival will have local restaurants and caterers competing for your vote!

Come sample delicious chowders and soups and cast your vote for your favorite one!!

There will be live music to enjoy for all ages!


Free shuttle rides from The Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot provided by SRTA from 11 am – 5 pm



  • Early entrance to event (11 am)
  • Concierge service provided by GotChew on The Black Whale VIP Deck (Select which restaurants you want to sample from the Chowderfest tent via the GotChew app)
  • 1 free beverage of your choice (soda, beer, wine or mixed drink)
  • Tastings from The Black Whale menu


VIP opens at 11 am

General Admission – 12 pm


$15 – Adult Pre-sale

$20 – Day of the Event

$75 VIP – Pre-sale only

$5 – For Children 6 – 12 years Old

Children Under 5 are Free




Voting/Tastings will end at 3:00 PM

2023 Participating Restaurants

110 Grill – 560 William S. Canning Boulevard, Fall River, MA

Cove Surf and Turf – 1500 Cove Road, New Bedford, MA

The Cottages at Dartmouth – 274 Slocum Road, North Dartmouth, MA

2023 Participating Drink Vendors

2023 Sponsors