Chowderfest September 30 with Free Vendor Village and Ticketed Chowder Tasting

Chowderfest 2023

Partnership with community nonprofit organizations continues the 34-year tradition of welcoming fall to Long Beach Island

Get ready for an outstanding day by the bay as the Southern Ocean Chamber Association presents the 34th  LBI Chowderfest, a free festival featuring top bands and great food and drink options. The family-friendly event takes place on Saturday, September 30, from 10 am to 6 pm at Taylor Avenue Waterfront in Beach Haven. (The rain date is Sunday, October 1.) No tickets are needed for entry. Leashed pets are welcome.

Bywatyr Shop’s base camp area will feature Shore-style seating, picnic tables, and conversation pits. There will also be outstanding live performances, plus—of course—plenty of local food specialties for purchase.

This year the Cook-off Classic will be presented adjacent to the vendor village featuring eight local restaurants vying for your vote for red and white chowder champion. The long-standing charity will host the tasting, the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean with proceeds from ticket sales benefitting food pantries that exclusively service the LBI region. Cook-off Hours are 11 am to 3:30 pm. Tickets will be available for an advance online purchase by visiting the Hunger Foundation website or for full details on both events go to

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