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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Clam Chowder Cookoff 2014

The 33rd Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder and Festival at the Santa  Cruz Beach Boardwalk is coming up on Saturday, February 22nd.  Talented chefs and home cooks from throughout the West Coast convege on the Boardwalk with ingredients in hand, all in an effort to earn bragging rights at the best Clam Chowder cook

The competition features two divisions: Individual and Professional

Top awards include cash prizes, round-trip tickets courtesy of United Airlines, and more. Plaques will be awarded in each division for BEST CLAM CHOWDER in both Boston and Manhattan categories as well as the People's Choice and Most Original Team.

Admission is free; visitors may purchase tasting kits ($9) to sample five clam chowders.


  • 10:00am - Cooking starts and Tasting Kits go on sale

  • 1:00pm - Public tasting begins

  • 4:00pm - Winners announced


For more information please contact the Chowder Committee: 831-420-5273.

City of Santa Cruz LogoThe Cook Off is an important fund-raiser for the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department. (Last year more than $62,000.00 was raised.)


Check out last year's 2013 Cook-Off Event winners and Photos!


Sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Metro Newspapers, United Airlines, Xfinity, KWAV 97FM, Z97.9, ESPN 630AM, Dream Inn, Berkeley Farms, and Crystal Springs

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