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Oct 10, 2013
07:12 AM
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It's Time for Chowder Days at Mystic Seaport

It's Time for Chowder Days at Mystic Seaport

Now that temperatures feel a bit more like fall again, we’re in the mood for quintessentially fall activities like apple-picking, trick-or-treating—and the Chowder Days event at Mystic Seaport over Columbus Day weekend (Oct.  12-14). After all, what could be finer than a hot bowl of chowder on a cool day?

There will be a variety of delicious chowders to choose from at the event—New England seafood, Bahamian Conch, Spicy Crab & Sweet Corn and old-standby New England clam—as well as lobster bisque and two vegetarian offerings (Sweet Corn and butternut squash bisque). Also on the menu are Angus burgers, clam fritters, fish tacos, kielbasa, apple fritters and mulled cider, all provided by Coastline Gourmet. Also available are Shipyard draft beers, wine, cocktails and soft drinks.

Chowder Days is a great time for the whole family, with live music in the afternoons, croquet, scarecrow building, ring and bean bag tosses, face painting, gourd painting, tumbling towers, and other fun activities on the picturesque Village Green. You can take a horse-drawn hayride or a final trip of the season aboard the steamboat Sabino (extra fee), check out the stars of the autumn sky at the Treworgy Planetarium, and climb aboard the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship left in the world.

Mystic Seaport Museum admission is required to attend Chowder Days, open 9 to 5. Adult (18-64), $24; Senior (65+), $22; Youth (6-17), $15; College Student w/ID, $22; Kids 5 and under, free. Admission does not include food or beverages. See the Mystic Seaport website for more information.


It's Time for Chowder Days at Mystic Seaport

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