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    Thursday, February 29, 2024

    Chowder fest/cook off returns to Olde Mistick Village

    People can sip and slurp and savor an array of chowders from restaurants and caterers around the region at the 18th annual Cabin Fever Chowder Festival and Charity Cook Off, held Saturday at Olde Mistick Village.

    The 18th annual Cabin Fever Chowder Festival and Charity Cook Off is held Saturday at Olde Mistick Village. (Photo submitted)

    Tickets are $2 for each cup (the cups are 3 ounces), or 12 tickets for $20.

    You know how at events like this, you often end up with extra tickets? Well, this year, Olde Mistick Village is giving people with extra tickets the chance to win door prizes at 4:30 p.m. at the gazebo.

    And then at 5 p.m. at the OMV meetinghouse/chapel, everyone will find out which chowder the judges picked as the most creative, heartiest, and had the best use of regional ingredients. The public gets into the act, too, by voting for the “People’s Choice Award.”

    This year’s event benefits Always Home, a non-profit service agency dedicated to preventing family homelessness throughout eastern Connecticut.

    Olde Mistick Village has donated between $5,000 to $10,000-plus to a given charity each year from the event.

    Cabin Fever Chowder Festival and Charity Cook Off, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic; tickets are $2 for each cup, or 12 tickets for $20; oldemistickvillage.com.

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