Take a trip to the scenic barrier island of LBI this weekend to celebrate the traditional LBI Chowderfest at Taylor Avenue Bayfront in Beach Haven.
The free festival—taking place Saturday, October 1, from 10 am to 7 pm—will feature live music throughout the day, chowder and other food available for purchase, plenty of surprise activities and more. 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.
The event will conclude with an award ceremony announcing the 2022 champions of the 34th annual Chowderfest.
Enjoy delicious food 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. Entertainment, sponsored by Health Village Imaging, is slated to include Brandon Ireland Band, The Fourth Son, Frankie Goes to Dollywood and Gypsy Moon; YAM YAM will close out from 5:30-7 pm. (The lineup is subject to change.)
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).
As in 2021, there will be no chowder sampling at the event; however, plenty of chowder and other local specialties will be available for purchase. Tickets are not needed to attend. Registration to vote in the Chowder Trail, prior to the event, is free. To find out the latest Chowder Trail and event details, visit the Chowderfest website or call 609-494-7211.
Event sponsors include Health Village Imaging, Barlow Buick GMC, Ritchie & Page, Michelob Ultra, Bywatyr Shop, 609 Security, Reynolds Garden Shop, NJ Division of Travel & Tourism, Ocean County Board of Commissioners, AtlantiCare, Potts Excavating and The Sandpaper.
Proceeds from this annual event allow the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce to work toward fulfilling its 108-year mission of strengthening the business community.