Mystic Seaport to Host Chowder Days October 12-14

Annual Event Expanded with Harvest-Themed Activities

Mystic Seaport celebrates fall and the harvest season with its annual Chowder Days on Columbus Day weekend, October 12-14, 2013. The public is invited to participate in a range of family-friendly activities and partake in an à la carte menu featuring a variety of chowders, grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage, clam and apple fritters, and other seasonal delights prepared by Mystic’s Coastal Gourmet.

New for 2013 are horse-drawn hayrides, scarecrow building, gourd decorating, face painting, and games on the village green, including bean bag and ring tossing, croquet, and tumbling towers (a supersized version of the popular table game Jenga).

Live music will be provided all three days. The scheduled performers are:

Visitors will have seven chowders and bisques to choose from: New England Clam Chowder, Rhode Island Clam Chowder, Bahamian Conch Chowder, Spicy Crab & Sweet Corn Chowder, Southwestern Chicken Chowder, Lobster Bisque, and vegetarian Butternut Squash Bisque.

In addition to the food and activities of Chowder Days, visitors can enjoy the Museum’s exhibits and demonstrations, including going onboard the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, renting a rowboat or sailboat at the boathouse, or going for a cruise on the steamboat Sabino.

Mystic Seaport will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The cost of food is not included in Museum admission. Additional fees required for Sabino cruises and hayrides. For menus and other information please visit www.mysticseaport.org/chowderdays.

About Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $24 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-17. Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free.