The Great Chowder Cook-Off – Local Events & Coverage

Click here for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Chowder Cook-Off on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018.

Again this year, WPRI 12 & FOX Providence is a proud media partner of this Rhode Island Waterfront Event. 

It’s not just about the chowdah! Of course your ticket includes all-you-can-eat chowder samples – more than 100,000 samples will be served up from competitors from RI to Ireland! You also get ongoing live entertainment with three bands and a DJ, fun kids’ activities, sponsor sampling and swag, access to the Oyster Festival and a chance to participate in interactive contests including the Oyster Slurp and Beer Shucking.

Taste the chowders and cast your vote in 5 categories: Best Clam, Seafood, Red Chowders plus Most Team Spirit & Coolest Chowder Booth.  Voting ends at 4:30pm and Award Ceremony starts at 5:30pm on the Main Stage hosted by WPRI’s Tony Petrarca and Shannon Hegy.

Event Date, Times & Location:

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Gates Open at Noon | Chowdahead Club Entry at 11AM
Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

Chowder Cook-Off


Tickets on Sale Now: Click here!
$20 advance/$25 day-of event
*Kids 12 and under are FREE with a paying adult.


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