Troy Chowderfest returns

Chowderfest is returning to downtown Troy with a new format.

The popular event will be held on Sunday, October 9. It’s free to go to and features $2 samples at participating locations.

This year there is no upfront cost or presale ticket required to enjoy the chowder. All samples will be sold a la carte. Organizers say this will get more soup to people faster than ever.

Businesses located downtown will sell out of their storefronts. Cooks from outside the downtown perimeter will serve in partnership with a downtown business. Entertainment and craft vendors will also be on hand.