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Hotel Near Annual New England ChowdaFest

Already lamenting the wind-down of summer? (Not that we’re there yet, as any look at the thermometer will tell you.) Well, we’ve got two powerful reasons to perk up about the segue into fall: (1) Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk continues to be an awesome place to stay for Gold Coast business or pleasure in the autumn; and (2) this particular seasonal transition comes marked around these parts with a truly fabulous seafood soiree in the form of New England Chowdafest!

The 11th annual running of this hugely popular event, which has become a major regional draw, takes place Sunday, September 30thfrom 11 AM to 3 PM at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT—just a 15-minute drive from Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk. Come join us for this unbeatable celebration of one of New England’s signature culinary touchstones, plus an awful lot of other great food, along the lovely Long Island Sound waterfront!

New England Chowdafest 2018

The defining flavors of the New England coast, of course, are of the brine-sourced variety, and Chowdafest is a homerun opportunity to sample a varied swath of that gastronomic spectrum. Chowder takes center stage, but gets ample support from bisques and soups—plus, in playful (and tasty) detours, the Italian pastas, artisan breads, and salads of the “Ciao”dafest zone and the salsa-fied eats on offer at “ChowdaMex.”

With some 40 top-rated chefs and restaurants attending from all over New England, Chowdafest gives you the opportunity to vote for your favorite dishes amid five categories: Classic New England Clam Chowder, Traditional Chowders (Manhattan and Rhode Island), Creative Chowder, Soup/Bisque, and—in a brand-new addition to the festival—Vegetarian. You can see a full list of eateries participating in the Chowdafest contest here.

Top off all of that seafood-centric goodness with ice cream and other delights in the Sweet Treats area, and meanwhile wet your whistle (albeit on non-alcoholic drinks only) in the delightfully named Beverage Bog.

Have some little chowder fans in tow? Chowdafest makes a special effort to engage the younger crowd in its “Little Necks” activity zone, where kids can express their full creativity decorating chef’s hats.

Join the Seafood Smorgasbord at New England Chowdafest 2018 With a Room at Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk

Lock down your boutique accommodations with us here at Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk for September 30th’s New England Chowdafest down in Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park: a culinary festival absolutely not to be missed, and a great way to end summer—and kick off fall—on the right note!