Beautiful day, beautiful attendees, incomparable tastings! In addition to all the regulars, we had unusual “creative” chowders, chicken marsalas, minestrone soup from Osteria Romana–even a Creole dish from Simply Delicious (it won Best Bisque).

And chowda! Lots and lots of chowda, from local faves, as well as from vendors from Maine to Seattle(!)

We held FOSI’s drawing for the stuffed animals, the Larry Silver poster and the CT State Park Pass at 3PM at our table. Within a week, all the winners had picked up their prizes, and they (and their kids) are pretty happy! As you can see from Hanna’s face (she named him “Oreo”).




To see the Chowda WINNERS, see:


For more on the ChowdaFest, see:


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All proceeds will be used for special Nature Center and Park programming, including the Sherwood Island Summer Internship Program.

Launching of marketing campaign for “100 Trees for 100 Years” Project.

Tickets are $35 each. Please complete form and mail it with your check payable to: Friends of Sherwood Island State Park, PO Box 544, Westport, CT 06881

OR Register and purchase tickets online at:

To celebrate our Gardening-Themed week, Nancy Ferriello, a local Nutritionist and Wellness Coach led a program on mindless eating Aug. 1 at the Nature Center! Visitors not only learned about it, but enjoyed some delicious and nutritious free snacks by the beach!


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