Must Know for the 21st Annual Saratoga Chowderfest

You planning on heading to the Chowderfest this weekend? Do you know what’s available? Where to park? Roads that are closed? Let me help you!

This weekend marks the 21st Annual Saratoga Chowderfest. The one day a year where everyone is Saratoga is walking around trying chowders from a bunch of local restaurants for just $1 per cup. The event will be from 11:00am-4:00pm which isn’t a ton of time to try more than 90 chowders.

If you’ve never been to Chowderfest before, luckily News10 broke down what you need to know about parking. First off, parking is not going to be easy, especially if you don’t get there right at 11:00am (or even before). Free shuttles are available from 10:00am-6:00pm at the Wilton Mall park & ride near Dick’s Sporting Goods, as well as the Saratoga Casino Hotel.

Take a look at the tons of chowders you’ll be able to taste on Saturday.

There will also be a bunch of roads closed (from News 10):

  • Caroline St – from Broadway to Henry St
  • Henry St – from Lake Ave to Caroline St
  • Pavilion Row – from Lake Ave to Caroline St
  • Putnam St (Maple Ave) – from Lake Ave to Public Library entrance
  • Putnam St – from Public Library to Spring St closes at 11am (access to parking garage remains available)
  • Phila St – Putnam St to Henry St
  • Phila St – from Broadway to Putnam St closes at 12Noon (or once upper parking deck of Putnam St Parking Garage is filled)
  • Gardner Ln – from Broadway to Putnam St (Residents access only)
  • Ellsworth Jones Pl – from Broadway to Maple Ave
  • Short Alley closed at Henry St

As well as parking restrictions (from News 10):

  • Caroline St – No Parking on both of sides of the street from Broadway to Henry St
  • Putnam St (Maple Ave) – No Parking on both sides of the street from Lake Ave to
  •  Spring St
  • Henry St – No Parking on both sides of the street from Lake Ave to Caroline St
  • Pavilion Row – No Parking on both sides of the street from Lake Ave to Caroline St
  • Phila St – No Parking on both sides of the street from Putnam St to Henry St
  • Ellsworth Jones Pl – No Parking on both sides of street from Broadway to Maple Ave
  • Broadway – No Parking on the west side of street from Division St to Druther’s Brewing (381 Broadway)




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