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September 30 All day
LBI Chowderfest Free Vendor Village and Ticketed Chowder Cook Off happening September 30 – Fresh take on the 34-year tradition of welcoming fall as new partnership with community nonprofit organizations!
Get ready for an outstanding day by the bay as the Southern Ocean Chamber Association presents, the fest features top bands, local vendors, festival merchandise, delicious food, and drink on tap options for purchase. The family-friendly event takes place on Saturday, September 30, from 10 am to 6 pm at Taylor Avenue Waterfront in Beach Haven. No tickets are needed for entry. Leashed pets are welcome. Hands on activities with Ocean County Parks 250th Anniversary Revolutionary Trailer, Pup Tent Pet Hydration Station, Bywatyr Shop’s base camp area will feature Shore-style seating, picnic tables and conversation pits and so much more! (The rain date is Sunday, October 1.)
The 2023 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, the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean, will host the tasting with proceeds from ticket sales benefitting food pantries that exclusively service the LBI region. Cook-off hours are scheduled 11am to 3:30pm. Tickets for sampling will be available for advance online purchase.