Chowderpalooza

The fifth annual Chowderpalooza competition headlines Stowe Vibrancy’s Spring Art On Park bazaar this Saturday, May 25. The event features chowder tastings from local restaurants alongside an artisan market from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Park Street in Stowe. Attendees can sample creative chowder recipes, and vote for their favorite. Chefs from 15 local restaurants will compete to be the blue-ribbon people’s choice winner. Participating restaurants include The Bistro at Ten Acres, The Butchery, The Charlmont, Cliff House Restaurant at Stowe Mountain Resort, Cork Wine Bar & Market, Edson Hill, El Toro, Green Goddess Cafe, The Lodge at Spruce Peak, Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge, Ranch Camp, The Stowehof, Stowe Sandwich Company and Sunset Grille & Tap Room. Trapp Family Lodge will return to defend their title, won last year with a roasted poblano chowder with lobster. “We look forward to kicking off the summer season with this event and cannot wait to taste the chefs’ chowder creations,” said Aimee Green, executive director of Stowe Vibrancy. The event marks the first in Stowe Vibrancy’s summer series of artisan markets featuring local artists, handmade goods, live music and specialty food and beverages. There will also be face painting, henna body art, and free children’s play activities on the Village Green. Madeleine, an independent artist and singer-songwriter based out of Nashville, Tenn., will perform on Saturday. The cost for Chowderpalooza is $6 per person, which includes a wrist band for chowder sampling and voting. Art On Park is free and open to the public. The rain date is Sunday, May 26, 2019. More information: gostowe.com/chowderpalooza.

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