Plan to expand this fall, Chowder trail opens Labor Day Weekend with 11 soups to explore by supporting local restaurants and celebrates champions on Saturday October 1 at Chowderfest in Beach Haven
Hit new and familiar sights as you explore the local culinary scene of the Chowder Capital of NJ. The LBI Region Chowder Trail spotlights unique restaurants all through September and ending with a free fest October 1. The event organizer, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce volunteer committee have been working with the Borough of Beach Haven to develop a re energized environment for restaurants, volunteers, merchants and attendees.
Traveling tasters can save the date and add the Chowder Trail to your itinerary from September 3 thru 30th, where tasters can check in, purchase chowder with their dining experience and vote online for their favorite red, white and creative soups. Competing Restaurants include Country Kettle Chowda, Daddy O Restaurant & Bar, Dockside Diner, Russo’s Italian Restaurant, The Chicken or the Egg, Tucker’s Tavern, Delaware Avenue Oyster House, LaBamba Express and Old Causeway Steak & Oyster. The enhanced trail, which covers less than 10 miles, is celebrated with a one-day free festival held at Taylor Avenue Bayfront in Beach Haven on October 1. This day will be featuring chowder for purchase, live music, vendors, beer on tap, wine and seltzers. The event space will be outfitted for foodies, families, friends and leashed pets to gather as well as to cheer on the champions at the award ceremonies. The 2022 festival will feature outdoor, creative activities and festive merchants, including Ocean County 250 Anniversary Revolutionary Trail & Pup Tent Pet Hydration Station, The Bloomin’ Bus Mobile Bouquet Bar, Lucky’s Bed & Biscuit Pick up, Jetty Pop up Show with Official LBI Chowdergear for onsite sale. The festival will remain a FREE event running from 10 am to 7pm.at the Taylor Avenue Waterfront in Beach Haven. Rain Date for Sunday, October 2
As in 2021, there will be no chowder sampling at the event, but plenty of chowder and local specialties to purchase. There is no entry fee and no tickets are needed to attend, proceeds from this annual event have allowed the Southern Ocean Chamber to work towards fulfilling its 108-year mission of strengthening the business community. Registration to vote is free, find out the latest trail and event details go to https://chowderfest.com/ , or call 609 494 7211. Sponsors include Health Village Imaging, Barlow Buick GMC, NJ Division of Travel & Tourism, Ocean County Board of Commissioners, AtlantiCare, and The Sandpaper.