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Changes at Chowdafest

It’s almost that time of year again, folks. Chowdafest is just around the corner and this year there are some big changes. The first is the location. The festival is moving from Westport to bigger digs at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. They’re expecting over 10,000 to participate in the vote to determine the area’s best chowders. The second big change is that this will be a “zero waste” event. All of the plastic cups and spoons will be replaced by compostable versions. I, for one, am thrilled about this, because I found that those plastic soup spoons always cut up the sides of my mouth. Last year, I brought my own spoon, much to Mr. EatDrink’s chagrin.

The Chowdafest will take place on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults are $10, children 6-12 are $5. Tickets will be available at the box office. For more information, visit