Everyone lines up for the Chowder Festival

Love Chowder?  Don’t miss the annual Chowder Festival in Portsmouth, NH on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012.  The oldest and largest Chowder Festival boasts more than 500 gallons of chowder being tasted by over 4,000 people.

The tasting starts at 11:30 a.m. in Prescott Park and runs until the last drop of chowder is gone.  Dozens of restaurants participate, each vying for the honor of Best Chowder, as voted by the public, and Judge’s Choice.  Even the booths compete for their own prize.

Some of the prior years’ entrants included Spicy Seafood Chowder, Smoked Scallop Chowder and Manhattan Chowder to name a few.  And don’t forget the traditional recipes, often the most popular.  Rub elbows with fellow chowder lovers while strolling through Prescott Park and looking out over the beautiful Piscataqua River.

At the Martin Hill Inn, we encourage our guests to arrive early as the line starts before 11:00 a.m.  The  annual devotees are determined to sample all the “chowda” possibilities.  Our Portsmouth bed and breakfast is just a 20 minute walk from all the action.  When you are done with lunch, pop across the street and visit the Strawbery Banke Museum.