Clam Chowder Cook-Off

Event Date: February 22, 2020

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring the community together for the 2020 Edmonds Clam Chowder Cook-Off, a fundraiser for the annual 4th of July Parades and Fireworks!

10 local restaurants & 1 international team from Japan will compete to win “BEST Clam Chowder in Edmonds.”

The public votes for the People’s Choice Award for Best Traditional and Best Cutting-Edge Chowder (anything outside of “traditional” chowder), plus the Best Booth. There is also a Celebrity Judged category.

Early Entry Ticket Holders ($20-per-person) 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
General Ticket Holders ($12.50-advanced purchase/$15-at-the-door) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Purchase your tickets in advance HERE through Wednesday, Feb. 19th. After the 19th you can purchase tickets at the event.

Each ticket includes tasting of all contending restaurants.

Early Entry: $20 per person. Includes early entry & bottled water. Only the FIRST 100 Early Entry guests through the door receive a souvenir collector’s mug! (11am to 1pm)
General Entry: $12.50 per person (1pm to 3pm) ($15 at the door)

In addition to the chowder, the event will include live music by STRUM.

Proceeds from the cook-off support the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, so it can continue to bring wonderful community events to the city of Edmonds.


Contest Participants


Contest Judges

Stitch Mitchell – KXA / KRKO Radio

Kathy Passage – Edmonds Restaurant Reviewer

Jeff Potter – Edmonds Yacht Club volunteer extraordinaire

Mike Nelson – Mayor of Edmonds

Takeshi Murazawa, Senior Consul of Japan

Volunteers: Free admission to event for all volunteers! View the shifts and sign up HERE

Parking: On the street and in the gravel parking lot across the street (no cost), handicap parking available in Yacht Club parking lot.

Additional Info/Notes:

  • Souvenir mugs: With purchase of Early Entry ticket, first 100 guests through the door receive souvenir collector’s mugs!
  • Entertainment: Strum- live music- Ukulele Band
  • Beverages: water and soda for purchase – $2 each
  • Coat Check: The Edmonds Chamber Foundation will take cash donations for coat check with proceeds going towards the WISH Fund, a “safety net” for Edmonds businesses.
  • Awards/Categories:
    • People’s Choice (voted on by the public)
      • Traditional
      • Cutting Edge
      • Best Booth
    • Judges’ Choice
      • Traditional
      • Cutting Edge



For sponsorship opportunities please see contact the Edmonds Chamber at