18th Annual Chowder Festival

Saturday, October 12, 2024

12 PM – 5 PM

City Pier 3

New Bedford, MA 02740


The 19th 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 from Be Kind Rewind 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 at 11 am with concierge service. Tastings from The Black Whale menu served from 12-1 pm. Deck closes at 2 pm.
  • 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


VIP 11 am to 2 pm

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

2024 Participating Restaurants

2024 Participating Drink Vendors

2024 Sponsors