News : Annual Chowder Festival promises rich delights in Portsmouth

Aug 31, 2011

From Foster's Daily Democrat
June 4, 2010

By Roni Reino

PORTSMOUTH — Seafood lovers are in for a chowder feast this weekend at Prescott Park. The 26th annual WOKQ Chowder Festival will be held Saturday with plenty to go around.

Gates open at 11 a.m. and area restaurants will be serving bowlfuls of their best at 11:30 a.m. until all the chowder is gone.

This annual tradition brings chowder lovers from around the region to Portsmouth. More than 4,000 residents and tourists sample at the Chowder Festival, kicking off the summer season for Prescott Park Arts.

This year the event is going green, in a good way. Prescott Park Arts is making this year a zero-waste event. While restaurants serve up their best, tasters will use compostable bowls and metallic spoons.

At the end of the event, EcoMovement will collect the bowls to be sent to a composting facility. Normally, the event uses 40,000 bowls....

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