Looking for a full dose of New England culture and cookery—and a lively excuse to celebrate our lovely early fall weather? Well, time’s running out to lock down your Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk accommodations for the 10th running of New England Chowdafest!
The 10th Annual New England Chowdafest
This rain-or-shine tribute to that quintessential regional dish of clam chowder will take place October 1 from 11 AM to 3 PM at Sherwood Island State Park, and here at Hotel Zero Degrees—just a few miles away—we’re the event’s official lodging partner.
We’re also offering a very special Chowdafest deal—but we’ll get to that in a minute. First, though, let’s sketch out the basics of this truly one-of-a-kind waterfront culinary bash.
Survey the Chowder Galaxy at Chowdafest
Naturally chowder, plus related soups and bisques, takes center stage at the 2017 New England Chowdafest. You’ll get to sample dozens of different varieties and rate them across five categories: New England Clam, Traditional Clam (encompassing Manhattan- and Rhode Island-style chowders), Creative Chowders, Vegetable Chowders (making its debut this year), and Soup/Bisque.
Exploring regional styles and outside-the-box variations makes for its own unique safari through one classic branch of New England cuisine—and gives you plenty of opportunities to play around with your own “chowda” pronunciation, to boot.
The gastronomic possibilities at Chowdafest, though, extend well beyond the namesake stew: You’ll find equally delicious and more globe-spanning delights in the “Ciao!”dafest (Italian, obviously) and ChowdaMex sections. Ice cream and other treats round out the offerings—plus a wide array of non-alcoholic beverages.
This is a family-friendly affair, no question: The younger crowd votes alongside everyone else, wears self-decorated chef hats, and engage in all manner of other kid-focused activities.
Our “Stay & Slurp Package”: Combine a Room at Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk With New England Chowderfest
As one of Chowdafest’s official partners, we here at Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk are proud to offer a special promotion for the event. Call us up and mention the “Stay & Slurp Package,” and you’ll get a pair of tickets to Chowdafest and Saturday-night accommodations here at the hotel for just $139!
Don’t miss out on that steal-of-a-deal combo package, which lets you enjoy the premium hospitality of Hotel Zero Degrees and the creamy goodness of New England Chowdafest at the start of October! (Meantime, you can learn more of the ins-and-outs of Chowdafest right here at the official FAQ.)