• Lake Champlain Chowderfest

    May 26

    May 26, 2018

    Join us for the Lake Champlain Fish Chowderfest with Colchester's Mead Hall, and the Vermont Community Garden Network in Winooski at the river.  Highlighting local chefs, local fish, and local food resources, this event brings Lake Champlain to you!

    Doors open 5:00pm
    Music starts 5:15pm
    Chowder tasting 5:30-7:30pm

    Local fish are the bounty of Lake Champlain, and a resource for all of us. Help highlight the value of this incredible food source by supporting the Fish Chowder Championship. Grow it, fish it, harvest it, forage it!

    Music provided by the talented and ever-jammin' Marty Project.


    Donations go to the Bring Back the Brookies campaign - working to restore brook trout habitat, and help promote robust, self-sustaining populations.

     Chowderfest location


    If you have questions or comments, please call (802) 879-3466.


    With support from

                      ManoshRay's Seafood MarketColchester's Mead HallVCGN

  • LCI Governor's Cup

    June 1

    Is it the winning fish?

    When: Friday June 1st

    • Registration & Coffee: 9:15am-9:50am
    • Fishing & Conversations: 10am - 11am
    • Awards Ceremony: 11:15am - 11:30am

    Where: VT Fish and Wildlife Colchester Point Access Area, Windermere Way, Colchester,VT (Across from Airport Park; see bottom of page for map)

    Who: The Scott Administration, Constitutional Officers, Legislators, Lake Champlain International, and Lake Champlain supporters

    What: 11th Annual LCI Governor's Cup: a good-natured, charity fishing derby

    Register now

    The LCI Governor's Cup is a fundraising catch-and-release fishing derby.   The purpose of this event is to focus attention on Lake Champlain fisheries issues, water quality challenges, conservation, and the fishing heritage in an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere while raising funds for the Next Generation Fund and the Champlain Fisheries Recovery Initiative—a lake-wide effort to restore the watershed to its once former glory.

    No boats are needed as all fishing will take place from the fishing pier at the access area, enabling all to share their thoughts with the Governor and legislators while fishing.   The event will conclude with the ceremonial awarding of the LCI Governor’s Cup trophy to the team who catches the heaviest amount of fish.  The winning team members’ names will be engraved on the trophy ensuring immortality.

    Teams of up to four anglers compete in this fun fundraising event.  Each non-governmental team generously donates $500, while members of the Vermont and New York delegations participate with no requested donation.  However, LCI graciously accept all donations ... after all, our lake needs all the support it can get!

    Click here to register electronically, or reserve a spot by sending an email to LCI Program Director Juliana Dixon.

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