Chowdah Challenge Time!

Chowdah Challenge supporting Freeport Community Services

It’s that time of the year!  The 26th Annual Freeport Community Services’ Chowdah Challenge will be on Saturday, Oct. 5th from 11 am to 2pm! We’re back on the L. L. Bean Home Store Porch this year.

Freeport Chowdah Challenge

It will be a fantastic day at L.L.Bean where big crowds of locals and visitors from afar come to sample and vote for Freeport Maine’s best chowder. Each year local restaurants generously donate their traditional and gourmet chowders to benefit FCS programs.

Buy your ticket now, and skip the line! 

Your ticket gives you access to sample all 10 chowder variations! Your tickets will be waiting for you at the entrance. Tickets are $10 for chowder only, $14 for chowder and dessert. Pre-sales are available until midnight Friday.


Board member Pat Palmer with Gritty'sParticipating restaurants will compete for two coveted awards: The People’s Choice Award and the Judges’ Award for “Best Chowdah”. Meet our celebrity Judges, Jim Keithley of WMTW News 8, Jim Bailey-The Yankee Chef, Freeport Fire Chief Jordan.  See you then!

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