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Head to Beach Haven’s Bay Village Taylor Avenue Bayfront for a taste of summer as Beach Haven Future and the Southern Ocean County Chamber brings fresh seafood, live music and vendor night market to the festival line up.

Summer cannot come soon enough, and for those who cannot wait to get delicious local food favorites will find them in all on spot. A favorite festival will be appearing early this year, with the 5th Annual Beach Haven Seafood Festival expanding to May 18 and adding an exciting Night Market full of unique items. The event is co-presented by The Beach Haven Future and the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce to add a focus on the culinary explosion that is happening in the Long Beach Island region.  This family friendly event is for all who want to get a head start to the summer season. Restaurants that will be offering menu items for sale at the event include Buckalew’s, Buckalew’s Sushi, Carmen’s Unique Beach Cuisine, Howard’s Restaurant, Country Kettle Chowda, Panzone’s Pizza & Pasta, Bistro 14Crust & Crumb Bakery and The WooHoo.

There is a $5 admission fee per adult,  12 and under is free; which includes access to the festival grounds and live music stage that will feature Ted Hammock 2-4pm, the Impulsives 430-630 and The Way Outs 7-9pm. Favorite restaurants will be represented serving up  loads of seafood and other specialties made to order. Festival goers can enjoy Sushi, clams, oysters, crab, lobster, scallops, shrimp kabobs, fish tacos, pizza and freshly made desserts. Those over 21, can choose from Guinness on tap along with a variety of other beer and wine.   The event begins at 2pm and will run until 9 pm, and to provide an easy way to take in great bay views, satisfy your summer food cravings and soak in good times with music and access to market style shopping experience.  Tickets need to be purchased at the gate beginning at 2pm, there are no advanced ticket sales for this event.

For more information contact Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at 609.494 7211 or go follow the event on Facebook through @southernoceanchamber. Sponsors include- Gold: Ritchie & Page;  Silver: Hutchinson Pools, Don Brown Heating and Cooling; Bronze:Diane Turton Realtors, Kapler’s Pharmacy, Richard Kitrick, Esq., City Abstract and Doc on the Bay.  A rain date has been scheduled for May 19.