LCI Events

  • LCI at the Yankee Sportsman's Classic

    January 19

    Come join the team from LCI as we chat about fish, fishing, wildlife, habitat, and conservation of our natural resources.  We will be at the Yankee Sportsman's Classic - an event offering booths and workshops to get you and your family outside all year long.  

    Friday January 19th: 12:00pm - 7:00pm

    Saturday Jan 20th: 9:00am - 7:00pm

    Sunday Jan 21st: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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  • LCI at the Over 50 Expo

    February 3

    Come join the team from LCI at the 50+ Expo as we talk about water quality for this generation and the next. Tell us your stories about growing up on the lake! What are your favorite memories? What aspects of our water heritage have you shared with others?  Are you interested to protect this incredible natural resource? Come talk with us and we can connect you with ways to take action.

    Feb 3rd: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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  • 3rd Annual Fish Chowder Championship

    March 1

    Postponed until March, 2018

    Join us for the 3rd annual Fish Chowder Championship at Foam Brewers on the Waterfront.  Highlighting local chefs, local fish, and local talent, this event brings Lake Champlain to you!

    Two contests allow for professional and personal entrants alike - are you a home-grown kitchen-whiz that can own the room with your recipe?  Are you an up-and-coming chef wanting to prove your merit on the scene? Enter and test the merit of your claim!  You might even win a cash prize*

    Doors open 5:00pm
    Chowder tasting 5:30-7:00pm
    Judging home cook-off entries 7:00pm
    Judging professional chef entries 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 entering or supporting the Fish Chowder Championship.

    Music provided by the talented and dialed-in Bardela, while the team at Foam Brewers will be pouring their specialty beer all night.

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



    2017 Fish Chowder Championship Official Rules

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

    1. Register in advance online by emailing LCI Program Director Juliana Dixon. Entry fee is $10 which supports programs and actions working toward clean water, healthy fish, and happy people.

    2. Supply the recipe and brand/source for all ingredients on a typed sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper with name, phone, email, and address.

    3. Entrants must bring two gallons of the finished entry in a working crockpot to Foam Brewers by 4:30 pm day of the event.

    4. Scoring

    Maximum point total of 15 points

    Points will be award in the following manner:

    Taste: Maximum score of 5

    Texture: Maximum score of 5

    Ingredients: Maximum Score of 5
    All fish must be from Vermont waters—no exceptions. All other ingredients will be judged with preference given to locally sourced (VT-grown and raised) ingredients. Deductions will apply for eligible ingredients not meeting the preceding criteria.

    Bonus Point: 1 bonus point will be awarded to each recipe that includes only fish caught in the Vermont wild as opposed to local fish purchased at market.

    5. Awards for the top three finishers plus special awards for audience favorite and chef having used fish exclusively in her/his recipe caught by herself/himself.

    First Place: $500
    Second Place: $200
    Third Place: $50

    6. All decisions of the organizers—Lake Champlain International, and the judging panel—will be considered final.

    7. Participants agree to appear in photos and videos with the judges/organizers and to having their images and recipes used in press and future promotions.

    8.Participants agree to share their enthusiasm for Lake Champlain and all Vermont waters as food source worthy of protection and restoration efforts.


    With support from

    Foam Brewers          Carved Solutions        Manosh

  • LCI at the Women's Expo

    March 24

    Join us at the Vermont Women's Expo as we talk about lake issues, recreation opportunities, and threats to our drinking and recreational waters.

    March 24th: 10:00am - 4:00pm

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