Get ready for an outstanding day by the bay as the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce presents LBI Chowderfest, a free festival featuring top bands and great food and drink options. The family-friendly event takes place on Saturday, October 1, from 10 am to 7 pm at Taylor Avenue Waterfront in Beach Haven. (The rain date is Sunday, October 2.) 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 chowder to try and local menu specialties to purchase.
Delicious food will be available from Tide Table Group, Country Kettle Chowda, Crust & Crumb, Chick-fil-A, the Chicken or the Egg, Dockside Diner, Ocean County College Hospitality and A Slice of Heaven.
A variety of beers—such as Michelob ULTRA, Double Nickel Brewing Company, Blue Point and Landshark—will be on tap. Wines and seltzers, including pinot grigio and BABE Rosé, will also be sold.
Over 50 local merchants will be in attendance. Stop by the Ocean County 250 Anniversary Revolutionary Trail & Pup Tent Pet Hydration Station, the Bloomin’ Bus Mobile Bouquet Bar, Lucky’s Bed & Biscuit, and Jetty’s pop-up show (featuring official LBI Chowderfest gear for sale).
Ahead of Chowderfest on October 1, you can hit the Chowder Trail and become a Traveling Taster, sampling chowders along the island and casting votes for your favorites. To register for the Chowder Trail—as well as download the Chowder Trail playlist, find lodging info, view event videos and peruse Chowderfest’s history—visit chowderfest.com. At the end of the October 1 event, closing-award ceremonies will take place, bestowing recognition and bragging rights upon the winning Chowder Trail restaurants.
Presented by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which has been serving area businesses and visitors since 1914, LBI’s Chowderfest showcases the barrier island and its bayfront communities. The festival’s focus on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, unique recipes, and pride of place creates a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure throughout early fall.
For more information on the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, call 609-494-7211 or visit their virtual visitor center.Click here to leave a comment