3rd Annual Chowder Tasting & Competition

Join us at CIMM for the event of the Ventura County Summer: Chowderfest 2017!

Saturday, August 19, 2017      2 pm - 6 pm

tickets     $30

tickets are no longer available for presale online. please purchase your tickets at the event! 


*Tickets purchased presale will be available for pick up at Will Call on the day of the event. The price includes chowder and wine tastings, a variety of side dishes, four hours of live blues music, and free Museum admission. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. 

We apologize for the inconvenience, but CIMM will be closed during regular business hours on august 19 to prepare for the event. 

Selected local restaurants will compete for title of “Ventura County’s Best Chowder” at the 3rd annual Chowderfest on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2pm – 6pm. A competition judged by both professional judges and guests, chowder tastings are complimented by wine tastings from local wineries and fine craft beer provided by Firestone Walker Brewery. Kelly's Lot & Friends Play the Blues to create a festive mood with multiple bands! Local friends and visiting guests will gather at the summer’s most relaxing Harborfront garden party!

Chowderfest is an annual collaborative fundraiser hosted by the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, IOBG (International Order of the Blue Gavel), and local Yacht Clubs. Local restaurants will donate exceptional flavors to the Chowder Cook-off (clam, corn, manhattan, potato, veggie, and more!) and support the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, a non-profit which celebrates Five Centuries of Art that Sails and gives back to the community nearly every day of the year.

a special thank you to our sponsors!