Chowder Competition Tasting

Wharf Fest, Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Wharf Fest, a free Fisherman’s Wharf festival, returns to San Francisco’s iconic neighborhood for the third year. The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District is throwing the ultimate festival to celebrate San Francisco’s historic waterfront district and invite Bay Area locals to visit the district after the tourist season has ended and before San Francisco’s fabulous fall climate fades away. This year’s festival will include a chowder cook-off competition, a live entertainment stage sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe, and fun family activities and entertainment.
The Festival will be held on the Little Embarcadero from Taylor to Powell Streets and in the parking lot at Jefferson and Taylor, under the famous Fisherman’s Wharf Sign.
Saturday October 24, 2015: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wharf Fest is proudly presented by the Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District (FWCBD). The FWCBD is a non-profit organization formed in November of 2005 by the business and property owners of the neighborhood to preserve and enhance its vast San Francisco waterfront landscape and multi-cultural heritage, while integrating modern efficiencies to enrich the experience of visitors from both near and far.

2015 Planned Events:

  • 12:00 – 3:00 PM Chowder Competition & Tastings – Eleven Fisherman’s Wharf restaurants battle it out to see whose chowder is best of the Wharf!
      • Alioto’s Restaurant
      • Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar
      • Brick & Beam at Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf
      • Boudin Bakery
      • Cioppino’s
      • Franciscan Crab Restaurant
      • Hard Rock Café
      • Joe’s Crab Shack
      • Lou’s Fish Shack
      • McCormick and Kuleto’s Seafood & Steaks
      • Pescatore
      • Rainforest Café
  • Click the link to purchase tickets to the event ($15 pre sale, $20 day of).  Tasting takes place from 12:00 – 3:00PM.  The winners will be announced at 3:30 PM.
    Eventbrite - Wharf Fest Chowder Competition 2015
  • This year’s list of prominent local judges includes:
      • Julie Christensen, San Francisco District 3 Supervisor
      • Dr. Leslie E. Wong, President, San Francisco State University
      • C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle
      • Rachel Ward, Editor-In-Chief, Where Magazine
      • Stefanie Tuder, Senior Editor, SF Eater
      • John Cannizzaro, President, FWCBD Board Of Directors
  • Live Music at the Hard Rock Cafe Mainstage Featuring the Three Best Local Bands from the Hard Rock Rising Contest*
  • Decorated Guitar Fundraiser Display
  • Bike Valet