First of all, any local activity like the Chowder Fest always attracts my attention, and are fun to attend. It was a chance to see folks we haven't seen since before the mini ice age set in this winter, and, in this case, to sample some excellent chowda' prepared by nineteen local chefs.
The chowder was excellent, and we sampled our way around the room. We didn't manage to sample every one, but came darn close, and in the end we voted for the one we thought was best. It was a great way to spend a late Sunday afternoon.
We arrived around the halfway point in the afternoon, and the place was packed, and parking was tight. Cars were parked down the Publick House Road, in the Orchards parking lot, and in almost every spot in the lot behind the Publick House. I'd say this event was a great success for the Exchange Club, and the charities they support.
I even won a gift certificate for Annie's Kitchen. Sweet.
If you missed the event, there is always next year for the Chowder Fest, but if you are looking forward to getting out of the house, seeing some old friends, and supporting a great organization, then save March 31 on your calendar, and check out the event below.
We'll see you there.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
5:30pm - 8:00pm$35 per person
Oliver Wight Tavern @ OSV
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Join us at our annual charity wine, beer and food festival and sample a variety of wines and some of New England's best beers while you enjoy food prepared by some of the areas top chefs.
A variety of wine distributors will be on hand pouring their favorites from around the world. Top breweries from New England and beyond will be providing samples of their beers and ales. The knowledgeable staff at Yankee Spirits will be assisting in the selections. All beers and wines will be available to order at a discount at the event.
Participating Vendors, Restaurants and Wineries to date:
We will have an extensive silent auction that will also feature works from local artists. Artwork by:
Tickets are $35.00 and can be purchased at the door, through our online store; by filling out the following information and processing your order through our secure ordering system, downloading our Wine, Beer and Food Festival Brochure and mailing it to RRI, or by contacting Kerrie Mason at 508-347-8181 ext. 105.
All proceeds will support people with developmental disabilities in our community