From the empty sample cups of Florence’s cancelled Wine & Chowder Trail and Great Glass Float Giveaway Weekend bubbled-up a tasty, revised Florence Chowder and Glass Float Trail that spans the entire month of October.
Florence is home to the most amazing chowders—clam, crab, other seafoods—we can’t not celebrate them. So, in place of the annual Florence Wine & Chowder Trail Weekend, we’re inviting locals and visitors to sample chowders and find glass floats all month long in October!
Participants can get their free chowder ballot and glass float maps starting September 30th at the Chamber, 290 Highway 101 in Florence, at participating merchants, or click here. Nearly 10 participating chowder-makers will offer a cup of their finest for only $3.
For the glass float trail, shoppers can visit nearly 30 merchants in Historic Old Town Florence, and many other places around town, to spot the opulent objects d’art placed in plain sight. Upon spotting the gorgeous glass globes, participants receive a shopkeeper’s stamp on their map and submit their list to the Chamber for a drawing to win one of five. The more they spot, the better their chances of winning.
Chowder Trail locations include Beachcomber Pub, The Firehouse, Homegrown Public House, Hukilau, Lovejoy’s, Nosh, Novelli’s, Mari’s Kitchen, and Three Rivers Casino Resort.
Glass Float Trail locations include All About Olives, Artefacts, Bay Street Tees, Beachcomber Pub, BeauxArts, Books N Bears, Blue Heron Gallery, Bodega Wine Parlor, Chicken Coop on Maple, Coast Insurance, Coastal Fitness, Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Frames of Florence, Hukilau, Jolly Egret, Darci Clark—Keller Williams Florence, Lovejoy’s, Mari’s Kitchen, Nosh, Oregon Coast Humane Society Thrift Shop, Periwinkles, PS Winkles, The Siuslaw News, Socks to a T, Stitch and Sole, Sticks and Stones Gallery, Three Rivers Casino Resort, and Wind Drift Gallery.
The deadline for submitting chowder ballots and glass float findings at the Chamber’s office is Friday, October 30. Naturally, we ask all to observe proper mask-wearing, physical distancing, good manners, and an attitude of grace toward all. Come have fun, be safe, and be nice.