Festival is free, Chowder Competition entrance is $15
From the organizer
Wharf Fest, San Francisco’s favorite free waterfront festival, comes back for the fourth year in a row on October 22, 2016. The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District is throwing the ultimate festival to celebrate San Francisco’s historic waterfront district. Bay Area locals are invited to visit the district after the tourist season has ended and before San Francisco’s fabulous fall climate fades away. This year’s festival will include, for the fourth year, the popular Chowder Competition. Festival goers can visit approximately 50 booths of fine arts and crafts, beverage sampling, and more. Fisherman’s Wharf loves embracing their whacky side and will be hosting a number of free Wharf-centric activities such as a Segway obstacle course, rock climbing walls, and even a mechanical bull. The festival takes place at the intersection of Jefferson and Taylor streets, at the famous Fisherman’s Wharf crab wheel sign, as well as on two blocks of Little Embarcadero street, between Taylor Street and Powell Street. The festival overlooks the San Francisco Bay, the Pier 43 promenade, and Alcatraz Island.