Chowderfest as you know it may be taking a hiatus, but you will still be able to sample and vote for the best of the best in Saratoga Springs later this month.

It is no surprise that Saratoga Chowderfest won't be happening this year as it normally would, but good news - there will still be a celebration of your favorite wintertime dish in the Spa City.

In place of Chowderfest this year Discover Saratoga will be holding the Saratoga Chowder Tour 2021. From Saturday, January 30th through Saturday, February 6th you can visit participating restaurants for a cup or bowl of chowder, or get some to go. Voting for your favorite this year will all be online at the Discover Saratoga website. If you want to start planning your own little chowder tour, you can see the latest list of participating restaurants here.

I am thrilled to see Discover Saratoga found a way to keep the chowder tradition alive in 2021. This event will not look and feel like the usual outdoor celebration that Chowderfest is, but maybe for a year, this will be a welcome change. It is ultimately about having some great chowder, and this year you will able to try your faves without the crowds. Plus, this year your participation is super important as you will supporting our great local Saratoga restaurants as they deal with the challenges of the pandemic.

After this year, Discover Saratoga says they are looking forward to 2022 and "...the biggest and best Chowderfest yet!" So are we!

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