Four guest clam chowder cooks will compete at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. Participants enjoy a tasting-sized portion of each of the four chowders and then vote for their favorite. In addition to clam chowder, the event will host a cornbread taste-off. For ticket information, please contact the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at 252-728-1638 or visit www.maritimefriends.org/events. Proceeds help support the operations of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. 252-504-7740.