Photo by South OC Beaches
The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 27th Annual San Clemente Seafest on Sunday, October 5, 2014.
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.
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.
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:
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
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 17th annual Surf Contest, sponsored by The Warehouse, Usedsurf.com, EDIT, San Onofre Surf Co., Brawner Boards, is held at the San Clemente Seafest. This exciting event features local amateur surfers-children & teens, competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards.
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.
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.
The metrolink is a great way to get to the Seafest. Please link to Metrolink for more information.
For more information please link to San Clemente Sea Fest