The Channel Islands Maritime Museum’s Annual Chowderfest is one of the Harbor’s most highly anticipated events of the summer. Why? It’s family-friendly, fun and absolutely delicious.
Chowderfest is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 22 at the Maritime Museum (3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035). The event features local restaurants competing for the honor of “Best Seafood Chowder.” Attendees will enjoy chowder tastings as well side dishes for restaurants, wine tastings, and Firestone Walker Brewery will provide fine craft beer. Kelly’s Lot & Friends will be performing non-stop blues.
Chowderfest is an annual collaborative fundraiser hosted by the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, IOBG (International Order of the Blue Gavel), and local Yacht Clubs. Local restaurants donate exceptional flavors to the Chowder Cook-off (clam, corn, manhattan, potato, veggie, and more!) and support the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.
The $25 ticket price ($30 at the event, 11 years and under are free) includes chowder and wine tastings, a variety of side dishes, four hours of live blues music, and free Museum admission. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend.
Proceeds from the event support the Maritime Museum’s programming, which includes a world-class collection of maritime art, dynamic temporary exhibits, and educational programs for area students.