• Featuring the 34thannual Chowder Cook-Off
  • Landshark Beer Garden by Carroll Distributing featuring Local Craft Breweries
  • Fish Lips Waterfront Bar and Grill sponsored bar service
  • Live Music from Rocket City


Port Canaveral – Cruise Terminal 1 – DATE: February 9, 2019

This long running annual event will feature the area’s best chefs and restaurants competing for the “Best Chowder” and the “Best Twist” on the Space Coast. (Twist is another food item that the restaurant chooses to showcase.)

In addition to sampling the area’s best food, participants can take their chances on incredible packages in the chance auction. There will be live entertainment by Rocket City,  and Fish Lips Waterfront Bar & Grill sponsored Bar Service. Featuring a Land Shark Beer Garden by Carroll Distributing featuring sampling from local breweries: Hell-N-Blazes Brewing Company, Florida Brewing Company and Intracoastal Brewing Company. There will be demonstrations by Ed’s Heads Tikis and local businesses and entrepreneurs showcasing their businesses.

General Admission Ticketswith a 6pm entry are $25 in advance and $28 at the door.
VIP Ticketsincluded early admission (5PM) for $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

Connoisseur Ticketsfor $100 (limited) included 5PM admission, entry to a drawing for a Royal Caribbean cruise, signature drink.

Tickets can be purchased online now at VisitCocoaBeach.comor CocoaBeachChamber.com

Hard Copy Tickets can be purchased at:

  • CVB Tourist Information Center – (3800 N. Atlantic Avenue Cocoa Beach)
  • Cocoa Beach Chamber office Viera – (Avenue Viera 2261 Town Center Avenue Ste. 103 Melbourne)

All admissions include sample tasting of Chowders and Twists entries, craft beer tasting. Cash bar, chance auction, drawings, live entertainment and lots of fun!


For information regarding the event, including restaurant participation requirement, or to participate as a table top vendor please emailDmiller@visitcocoabeach.com


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