Annual Chowder Cook Off

Don’t make any other plans because Saturday, March 16th is the date for Oriental’s Sixth Annual Chowder Cook Off! This annual event is more popular than ever as cooks from our well known restaurants compete with local residents (and some not so local) for top honors in this fun event.

Held in the courtyard at the Oriental Marina & Inn, the cook-off will offer a wide (and delicious!) variety of seafood chowders – from traditional clam chowder to seafood chowder with everything but the kitchen sink thrown into the mix.  Visitors stroll from booth to booth tasting and judging.  The cook-off supports the local Woman’s Club charities.  If you have a chowder you’d like to enter, reserve a space by calling Linda Parker at 252 249-0888.  If you’d just like to come have a great time and taste some fine chowders, the event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The event is also within a short walk of our hotel here in Oriental so come have a good time with us!

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