SEP. 15 2013

12-3 pm

on the Williston
Village Green
Williston Community Food Shelf

Free Shuttle to/from the event and Adams Farm Market Harvest Festival provided by First Student.


Adults $10
Children 6-12 $5
under 6 free

Price of admission
includes ticket for
door prizes!

The 2013 Williston Chowder Challenge is a friendly competition to let the public and culinary experts pick their favorite chowder. Chowder Masters get bragging rights, publicity, and exposure! Prizes will be awarded in four categories: Judges’ Choice, Peoples’ Choice, Public Class, and Best Display.

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The Williston Chowder Challenge will benefit the Williston Community Food Shelf and the Williston Police Officers’ Association.

In 2012 The Williston Community Food Shelf saw 2,710 family visits equaling 7,623 total individuals. This is a increase from 2011 and they are now averaging about 226 family visits a month! In the first three months of 2013 they have served 701 families; 2,002 people. Of those people, 665 were children.

The Williston Police Officers’ Association is a non-profit organization that uses monies to make annual donations to The American Cancer Society, The Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, and the Williston Respite House. The Association also provides its members with gifts for special events such as births or in times of mourning or health/medical issues. These gifts include teddy bears, flowers, cards, fruit baskets and monetary donations to help curb the costs associated with extensive medical issues.

Door Prizes

  • Vermont Tap House: $25 gift card
  • Williston Work Wear: $25 gift card
  • Depot Home and Garden: $25 gift card
  • Bridge Street Café: $25 gift card
  • Tuscano Café Bistro: $25 gift card
  • Guys Farm and Yard: Squirrel Buster bird feeder- $53 value
  • Guild and Company: $40 gift card
  • Ramunto's Pizza: three $25 gift cards
  • Bagels Plus: five $10 gift cards
  • Amarah's Chocolate and Candy: solid chocolate bunny
  • Majestic 10: four movie passes
  • Essex Outlet Cinemas: six movie passes
  • Honey Tai: $20 gift card
  • Artists' Medium: $10 gift card
  • One quart maple syrup from Comeau Family farm
  • 6-piece bake ware set from Kitchen Collections
  • Vermont Sandwich Company: two $5 lunch money
  • Vermont Meat & Seafood Market: $25 gift card
  • Pastabalities: two $10 gift certificates
  • Paquette Full of Posies: $15 gift certificate
  • Naru: $25 gift certificate
  • Unleashed Pet Food & Supply: Dog Tent
  • Vermont Meat and Seafood: $25 gift card
  • Vermont Pizza Company: three $20 gift cards
  • Paquette Full of Posies: $15 gift card
  • Oasis Day Spa- ADD "$25" to exitsting entry before "gift card"
  • Toscano's Cafe/Bistro: $50 gift card
  • Washburn's Service Center: $40 Oil Change
  • Long Trail Physical Therapy: One Month Excercise Membership
  • Chris' Cuts and Curls: $25 female cut/ $15 male cut
  • Passport Video: two $20 gift card

2012 Winners


People's Choice

  • 1st: On Tap Bar and Grill
  • 2nd: Bevo Restaurant and Catering
  • 3rd: Cody's Irish Pub

Judge's Choice

  • 1st: On Tap Bar and Grill
  • 2nd: Simon's Deli
  • 3rd: Bevo Restaurant and Catering


People's Choice

  • 1st: The Wooden Spoon Bistro
  • 2nd: Caroline's Fine Dinning
  • 3rd: Mexacali's Grill and Cantina

Judge's Choice

  • 1st: Chef's Corner
  • 2nd: Three Tomatoes Trattoria
  • 3rd: Mexicali's Grill and Cantina

BEST DISPLAY: Mexicali's Grill and Cantina


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