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Oregon Coast Chowder Cook-off at the Chowder, Blues & Brews Festival in Florence


September 21-23, 2012

Florence's signature fall festival jam packed with live blues music, the Oregon Coast Professional Chowder Cookoff, beer from Oregon's finest breweries, local food, dancing and people's choice chowder tasting.

If you like award winning chowder the finest blues music that Oregon has to offer and microbrews from some of the best breweries in the northwest this is the fall festival for you!

Beginning on Friday afternoon, the Florence Events Center will be rocking with "musical delights" performed by the great blues artists of the Western Oregon area. This year more than 10 different Oregon beers will be features, from Ninkasi, Wakonda, Deschutes, Hop Valley and more.

Saturday will highlight the ninth year of the Oregon Coast Professional Chowder Cook-Off where festival goers will have a chance to taste the best chowder the Oregon Coast has to offer from communities extending from Astoria to Brookings. The event will also have delicacies from some 20 food vendors and microbrews from five of Oregon's best microbreweries.

The Oregon Coast Professional Chowder Cook-Off People's Choice tasting starts at 1:00 pm on Saturday and goes until the chowder is gone..

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