Saratoga Springs Chowder Fest making triumphant return after COVID

SARATOGA SPRINGS – After a year-off because of the pandemic, Chowder Fest returns to Saratoga Springs on Saturday. The 24th annual event could be one of the biggest ever because of pent-up demand and temperatures expected to hit 50 degrees.

It’s usually much colder as Chowder Fest is typically held the first Saturday in February. It was moved this year as the omicron variant was spreading.

Organizers tell NewsChannel 13 they’re expecting around 40,000 people.

Hear restaurant owners talk about why the event is good for business, and learn about some of the special chowders they’re making by watching the video of Mark Mulholland’s story.