Welcome to Lake Sunapee Chowder Challenge

This year's event will be held Sunday September 25th, 2016 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Special for this year!!

To "spice" it up, this year we are adding Chili! Come join us for our Chili/Chowder Challenge and enjoy Sunapee Harbor!




   Who has the best chowder? You be the judge!


The Lake Sunapee Chowder Challenge is a community event sponsored by the Sunapee Parent Teacher Association. Local restaurants and chowder enthusiasts compete for the title of best chowder around! Attendees sample the many delicious chowder creations and then cast their vote for the best. Fun for the whole family with local artisans, children's events, music and much more.


 More than just a fun day, The Chowder Challenge is the Sunapee Parent Teacher Organization’s biggest fundraiser.

This is our 16th year!


 A true community event, it involves volunteers and businesses from every corner of the town.  Each year over 80 volunteers are needed to make the day run as smoothly and successfully as it does.  Area businesses give sponsorships to help offset the costs and provide a bigger profit that benefits the children and the school.  And, of course, there are our Chowder Masters, who generously volunteer their time and chowder (without them there would be no event)


2015 Winners - Thank you Chowder Masters, Artisan Vendors, Volunteers, & Attendees!

Judge's Choice 1st Place


Peter Christian's Tavern

Judge's Choice 2nd Place


Salt Hill Pub

People's Choice Award, 1st Place


Peter Christian's Tavern

People's Choice Award, 2nd Place


The Common Man

Kids Choice, 1st Place


Peter Christian's Tavern

Kids Choice, 2nd Place


Salt Hill Pub