Real Good for FREE: Troy Chowderfest @ Riverfront Park, 10/12/14

October 9th, 2014, 9:58 am by Greg
Rich Ortiz (photo by Stanley Johnson)

Rich Ortiz

Photograph by Stanley Johnson

Going into its eighth year, the Troy Chowderfest welcomes chowder-lovers throughout Capital Region to come out and judge who has the best chowder in Nippertown. From 12noon-4pm on the Sunday (October 12), more than 30 restaurants and chowdermakers from around town will fill Riverfront Park with all sorts of creative chowders. It’s a full day of fall food, live music and family fun.

Prizes will be awarded for best seafood, vegetarian, most original and overall favorite – judged by a panel featuring RPI executive chef Jackie Baldwin, Times Union restaurant columnist Steve Barnes and food blogger Bill Dowd.

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Here’s how it works: Buy as many chowder-tasting tickets as you’d like! $1 = one ticket = 1 cup of chowder. And 15 festival-goers will be chosen at random to participate in a blind taste test to judge the People’s Choice Competition.

Here’s the line-up of music for Chowderfest 2014:

12noon-2pm: Rich Ortiz
2-4pm: The Out of Control Rhythm & Blues Band

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS FOR 2014:

VARIOUS DAYS
New York State Writers Institute’s Visiting Writers Series @ UAlbany, Albany, various days
Silent Film Spectacular @ Albany Public Library, Albany, Wednesdays and select Sundays
Live! FolkLife Concerts @ Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, Thursdays