31st Annual Chowder Cook-Off Set For Tonight At Port Canaveral, Tickets Still Available

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The 31st Annual Chowder Cook-Off with a Twist, hosted by the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 1. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

The 31st Annual Chowder Cook-Off with a Twist, hosted by the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 1. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The 31st Annual Chowder Cook-Off with a Twist, hosted by the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), will be held on tonight from 6-9 p.m. in Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 1.

Those planning to attend this banner event can purchase tickets in advance and save $10.00 off the regular admission price ($20.00 per person in advance and $30.00 at the door for General Admission, $40 per person in advance and $50 at the door for VIP entry).

VIP entrance will begin at 5:00 p.m. and includes a free drink and tastings a full hour before general admission, which begins at 6:00 p.m. 

The event is open to the public and the CVB expects over 1,000 people to be in attendance. This is a great opportunity to support the community and have fun while doing it.

Tickets can be purchased HERE and in person at the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce office (400 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island), the CVB’s Tourist Information Center (8501 Astronaut Blvd., Cape Canaveral), the CVB’s Exploration Tower Kiosk location, and participating restaurants in the Port.

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Admission includes sample tastings, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, silent auction, prize drawings, cornhole, and live entertainment by the Gypsy Rain Band.

The winners of the Chowder Cookoff will also be featured during the Port Canaveral Seafood Festival, February 26-28 at the Port. The winning chowders will be sold during the seafood extravanganza inside the Seafood Fest SOAR Pavilion.

This year’s event, chaired by Samantha Senger with the City of Cocoa, will feature the area’s best chefs and restaurants competing with one another to determine who has the “Best Chowder” and “Best Twist” on the Space Coast.

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The CVB is still accepting competitors, sponsors, silent auction donations, table top vendors and volunteers for the event. Space is limited and time is running short to be part of this exciting affair. Contact the CVB’s Tourist Information Center at 321-784-6444 or email mhooks@cocoabeachchamber.com for available opportunities.

For additional information on becoming a Chamber partner, please visit Cocoabeachchamber.com or call 321-459-2200.


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