Space Coast Food Festival in Port Canaveral, FL

9050 Discovery RdPort Canaveral, FL 32920
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Featuring chefs and restaurants from the greater Florida space coast area, the 34th Annual Chowder Cook-off with a Twist is the “do not miss” food event of the year! On February 9, 2019, chefs and restaurants will compete to determine who has the best chowder and best twist in the area. Tickets include tastings, drink tickets, and other amenities depending on the level purchased.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Port Canaveral Travel Experts
  • The competition features chefs and restaurants from Florida’s “Space Coast” around Port Canaveral.
  • The event includes entertainment, a silent auction, celebrity judges, and other surprises.
  • General, VIP, and Connoisseur admission levels available for purchase.
  • The event is located at the Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal 1 on February 9, 2019.


from Space Coast Food Festival
Have you heard? The iconic Chowder Cook-Off is now the Space Coast Food Festival - Featuring the 34th annual Chowder Cook-Off.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 5pm (VIP & Connoisseur entry) 6pm (General Admission) to 9pm at Cruise Terminal 1 in Port Canaveral.

2019's Space Coast Food Festival features include: great live music, a fun LandShark Beer Garden sponsored by Carroll Distributing for sampling brews, FishLips Waterfront Bar & Grill sponsored bars, the Sunrise Bank Connoisseur Lounge, a host of local restaurants vying for Best Chowder and Best Twist awards, local businesses and entrepreneurs showcasing themselves in the Tabletop Area and an incredible Silent Auction.

2019's event introduces the Chowder Connoisseur level. A limited group of 100 will enjoy all the benefits of the VIP ticket holders with the exclusive use of the Connoisseur Lounge for the entire evening. The lounge area will feature comfortable seating, passed hors-d'oeuvres, a welcome signature cocktail and separate access to the bar with two drink tickets. Also, each Connoisseur ticket will be entered into a drawing for a 4/5 day Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Caribbean cruise for 2.

VIP tickets offer the opportunity to sample all the Chowders and Twists with an early entry time before the crowd, a complimentary drink, and more!

General Admission tickets for three hours of event fun round out ticket options.

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Connoisseur & VIP: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
General Admission: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

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Frequently Asked Questions about Space Coast Food Festival

When is the event?
February 9, 2019.

Where is the event held?
The Space Coast Food Festival – featuring the 34th annual Chowder Cook-Off is held at the Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal 1.

Can I bring my children?
Yes. However, they must have a valid ticket to enter the event.

What time does the event begin?
Depending on the level of admission you purchased, your event entry time will vary. Chowder Connoisseur & VIP ticket holders may enter early at 5:00 pm. General admission ticket holders may enter at 6:00 pm.