San Clemente SeaFest at the Pier Sunday October 4 2015

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The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 28th Annual San Clemente Seafest on Sunday October 4 2015.
This is a San Clemente Free Family Friendly Event.
South OC Beaches has all the details!

The 2015 San Clemente Seafest features a Chowder Cook-off, Fishermans Lobster, Business Exposition, Arts and Craft Show, Surf Contest, Children and Teen Contests, Childrens Complementary Arts and Crafts, Entertainment and a U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo Operation all taking place at the historic San Clemente Pier area.

San Clemente SeaFest Location and Directions and Parking and Shuttle Information

From I-5 Southbound, exit Avenida Palizada, turn right to El Camino Real, turn left to Avenida Del Mar, turn right and follow to beach.

From I-5 Northbound, exit Presidio, turn left to El Camino Real, turn right to Avenida Del Mar, turn left and follow to beach.

San Clemente SeaFest is located at the San Clemente Pier near 611 Avenida Victoria.

There is limited timed street and lot parking near the pier.

Free Shuttle Parking
Free shuttle parking is available at the San Clemente High School located at 700 Ave. Pico
from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The metrolink is a great way to get to the Seafest. The Metrolink takes you directly to the Pier.
Please visit Metrolink for more information.

San Clemente 2015 SeaFest Schedule

8:00am to 3:00pm Surf Contest

9:30 am to 1:30pm Public Tastings

San Clemente 2015 SeaFest More Details!

Chowder Cook-off
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.

Public Tasting
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 Categories
Awards are presented to the winners in each of the following categories:

Best Chowder Individual 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Best Chowder Restaurant 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Judges Favorite Chowder

Best Decorated Individual 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Best Decorated Restaurant 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Judges Based on originality of costume & table decoration

People’s Choice Individual 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
People’s Choice Restaurant 1st 2nd 3rd & 4th place
Favorite Chowder

Cook-Off Schedule
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

Fresh Seafood
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.

Surf Contest
The 18th annual Surf Contest, sponsored by Catalyst is held at the San Clemente Seafest.
This exciting event features local amateur surfers-children and teens, competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards.

Arts and Craft Exhibit
The Seafest will feature an arts and craft show.
This exhibit showcases only handcrafted merchandise from talented individual from Southern California.

Contests, including prizes for First, Second and Third, will be held for children and 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.

For more information please visit San Clemente Seafest 2015.

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