Pro Clam Chowder Contest

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2019 Razor Clam Festival & Seafood Extravaganza



Operating Hours

  •  Saturday March 16 – 10am-6pm
  •  Sunday March 17 – 10am-3pm

Sunday is optional – see below


  • – Friday March 15 – 10am-7pm
  • – Saturday March 16 – 8am-9:30am


  • – Immediately after close on Sunday, must be out of the building by 8pm

Booth Space

  • – Booth space is 10×10, your booth will have 2, 8′ skirted tables and 2 chairs
  • – Back of booth will be pipe and drape if you want to hang materials

Chowder Sales Saturday

  • – Chowder contest, awards at 5:30, judging will be earlier in the day – to be announced
  • – Tastes – 3oz chowder in 4oz cup (provided by Festival) only with a taste card – no selling of samples
  • – Cups of chowder – no more than 8oz, price to be determined by restaurant
  • – No other food will be served by restaurants as the Festival now has food booths
  • – In the past, participants have served between 30 and 40 gallons on Saturday, less on Sunday.

Chowder Sales Sunday

  • – Sunday is optional
  • – Since the Passport is only on Saturday, you may sell “tastes” for $2 and 8oz cups for a price determined by each restaurant. There is no fee or commission.

General Food

  • – You must have the appropriate Grays Harbor County Health Department license
  • – The kitchen warming ovens are available for you to store additional chowder
  • – The chowder must include clams, the type of clam is up to the restaurant, there are no other food requirements.
  • – Cannot sell any other food, including beverages


  • – There will be cash prizes and plaques for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
  • – There will be a cash prize for “People’s Choice”
  • – Winners will be promoted in a press release, on website, and Facebook


  • – Participants shall provide a Certificate of Insurance naming Ocean Shores/North Beach Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ocean Shores as additional insured, in a minimum amount of $1,000,000.00 for each occurrence and $1,000,000.00 General Aggregate. This usually just requires a call to your insurance agent to get the certificate.


  • – Scott Nagel, Executive Producer, 360-808-3940,