The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce is hosting the
29th Annual San Clemente Seafest on Sunday, October 2, 2016.
The Seafest features a Chowder Cook-off, Fishermans Lobster, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show, Surf Contest, Children & Teen Contests, Childrens Complementary Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation all taking place at the historic San Clemente Pier area. - Sing up to be add to the event page.
The Seafest is famous for its Chowder Cook-Off Competition held on the historic San Clemente Pier. Area citizens, restaurants, and businesses contend for the best tasting chowder this side of New England. Visitors arrive from all over the county to sample the many unique variations of Chowder.
The Chowder Cook-Off is a great opportunity for businesses to highlight their goods & services. As a contestant, you have the benefit of displaying your promotional and marketing material to thousands of visitors. Utilize your decorating skills and create a booth, which reflects your enterprise. By participating in the Cook-Off your company name will be displayed in numerous advertising pieces and as a winner; your business will be listed in the local papers.
Individual Teams and Clubs & Organizations eagerly await the annual Seafest. These folks have favorite recipes, some passed down from generations. Contestants in the Individual Category bring their friends and family and make a celebration out of the competition, including decorating their booths to suit their festive style, all to the delight of the attendees.
As a restaurateur, you consider your Chowder to be the best. Showcase your outstanding blend and see where it stakes up again the other area establishments. What a terrific way to market your business. In addition, Seafest guests are sure to visit your restaurant, post event, to enjoy more items on your sumptuous menu.
Restaurant teams are required to cook a minimum of forty gallons of Chowder & Individual teams are required to cook a minimum of twenty-five gallons.
Spectators purchase tickets for tasting prior to and during the event and decide which contestants Chowder they would like to try. Chowder tasting begins at approximately 9:30 a.m. and concludes at approximately 1:30 p.m.
The Chowder is judged on a point basis for overall Best Tasting Chowder. Each team receives a judging cup prior to the judging period. Contestants then bring their Chowder to the judging area by 9:15 a.m.
The Best Decorated Booth award will be determined by our judging panel based on points awarded for originality of costume and booth decorations.
The People's Choice awards will be judged by individual tasters ballots.
Awards are presented to the winners in each of the following categories:
Judges Favorite Chowder
- Best Chowder Individual 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
- Best Chowder Restaurant 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Judges Based on originality of costume & table decoration
- Best Decorated Individual 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
- Best Decorated Restaurant 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
- People's Choice Individual 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
- People's Choice Restaurant 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
6 a.m. No later than 7:00 a.m.___________________ Set-up Cooking Area
9:15 a.m. ___________________________________Contestants Deliver Chowder to Judges
9:30 a.m.____________________________________ Public Tasting Begins
9:30 a.m.____________________________________ Judging Begins
1:00 p.m.____________________________________ People?s Choice Voting Ends
3:00 p.m.____________________________________ Winners Announced
Fishermans Restaurant and Bar will be serving a variety of their culinary delights right on the beach - fresh seafood such as lobster, Oysters on the Half Shell, crab, steamed mussels and clams and much more.
The 19th annual Surf Contest, this exciting event features local amateur surfers-children & teens, competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards.
The Seasfest Business Expo is a great opportunity for businesses to highlight their goods and services. The Expo gives companies direct contact with numerous potential new customers in a single day!
This Exposition is one of our many Chamber benefits. You must be a member to participate. Registration cost is $200.00. Space is limited, so sign-up soon and dont be left out of this unique marketing experience.
Market your business to thousands of visitors in just one day, while enjoying the beautiful San Clemente Beach. What a great way to obtain business exposure and promote your product or service.
Arts & Craft Exhibit
The Seafest will feature an arts & craft show. This exhibit showcases only handcrafted merchandise from talented individual from Southern California.
Contests, including prizes for First, Second & Third, will be held for children & teens - Contests: Hula Hoop Contest, Costco Diaper Derby, Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop Bubble Gum Blowing Contest, Jump Rope and Tortilla Toss Contest.
Childrens Complementary Arts & Crafts
The Seafest hosts complimentary arts & crafts for children including Beads to make key chains, necklaces and bracelets; Sticker Art and Face Painting.
Sponsoring the Seafest is a tremendous opportunity to develop public awareness of your business and/or service. It also sends a message of your willingness to extend goodwill toward your community. The Chamber would be honored to market your enterprise at this family event.
Free Shuttle Parking
Free shuttle parking is available at the San Clemente High School, 700 Ave. Pico from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
For information, call the Chamber office at (949) 492-1131.