As the coronavirus continues to postpone and cancel events, it will not stop the annual Troy Chowderfest. It will look a bit different this year, as this delicious event has gone virtual. Either way, it begins today. There is nothing like chowder fest to mark the fall in the Capital Region. Troy has always had a one-day event, but this year because of the pandemic, it will run for a full two weeks. I guess that's one positive that has come from the pandemic.

Troy's annual Chowderfest will be a two-week event where you will be able to sample delicious soups and chowders throughout the city on your own time. They are doing a virtual bingo-style event that begins today (Monday, October 19th) and runs straight through Halloween on Saturday, October 31st.

To participate, just head on over to the Troy Chowderfest website. There you will find your downloadable bingo card to keep track of all of the delicious chowders throughout the city of Troy.

Here's how to play Troy Chowderfest bingo. Just go to the website and register through Eventbrite. Then follow @troybid on Instagram and Facebook to learn where to find the bingo card items. You should get an email that will contain your bingo card and rules on how to play or you can get your own bingo card by downloading it on the downtown Troy website. When you shop, dine and explore downtown Troy online or in person, play bingo, and you will be entered to win a bag of goodies from local Troy businesses.

There are protocol and safety guidelines in effect. You must remain socially distant when participating in person along with wearing a mask. If you don't feel comfortable going downtown, you are urged to play from home and enjoy Troy Chowderfest that way.

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