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Events in St. Augustine, Florida

Festivals, Concerts, Parades and Beyond

Discover the most popular events in St. Augustine, Florida, and find something going on at any time of year. You can plan your stay so that you'll experience the beauty of downtown St. Augustine during the holiday season, or when some of the country's most beloved street festivals come to town. Excitement and enrichment are always part of the scene here; browse our calendar and see just how much goes on in our Florida city.  

Great Chowder Debate 2018

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Great Chowder Debate 2018

Great Chowder Debate 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018 November 4, 2018 St. George Inn

The Annual Great Chowder Debate features over 30 local St. Augustine restaurants competing for "Best Chowder" bragging rights in five different chowder categories: Minorcan Conch Chowder, Minorcan Clam Chowder, New England Clam Chowder, Seafood Chowder, and Non-Seafood Chowder.

This local tradition began in 1984, when founder and owner of The Conch House, David Ponce, and his chef debated whether Minorcan or New England clam chowder was better. The decision was made to let the community decide, and The Great Chowder Debate was born. 

This event is hosted by The Conch House Marina Resort, and proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County. Tickets for tastes of chowder will be sold for $1 each. Patrons are welcomed to vote on their favorite chowders to decide which wins the "People's Choice" award. Beverages including beer, soda, tea, and water will also be available for purchase during this event.

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