This summer, pay a visit to Long Beach Island, the scenic and salty barrier island with 18 miles of sugar sand beaches, surrounded by historic Southern Ocean County and the Pinelands. There’s plenty to keep you busy, whether you are day-tripping or staying a while. And don’t miss LBI’s legendary restaurants—they are open and ready to serve you a wonderful meal!
Labor Day may be the traditional end of summer, but it’s not the end of fun on Long Beach Island. There is a Chowder Trail waiting to be explored beginning Labor Day Weekend. Find your favorite LBI region restaurants, including past Chowderfest champions. The trail features a free mobile list of restaurants that have entered their chowder to be considered. Come down to dine, pick up chowder to go, or add it to your meal so you can check in a vote for your favorite.
The Chowder Trail introduces you to restaurants that are open to serve this fall taking place on Labor Day Saturday, September 3 with online voting happening until Friday, September 30.
Celebrate on the traditional Chowder grounds at Taylor Avenue Bayfront in Beach Haven Saturday, October 1 from 10 am to 7 pm.
The free fest will feature live music throughout the day, chowder for purchase, merchants, a variety of beer on tap, wine, seltzer, and plenty of surprise activities. The event will close out with an award ceremony recognizing the champions of the 34th annual competition.
To find out more on the history of Chowderfest, download the Chowder Trail Playlist for your listening enjoyment, look for lodging and view the latest videos online at Chowderfest’s website.
Presented by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which has been serving area businesses and visitors since 1914, this event showcases the barrier island and bayfront communities. The focus on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, unique recipes, and pride of place leads to a unique culinary adventure throughout early fall.
Get your foodie on to support restaurants by dining in or taking out and cast your vote for your favorite red, white and creative style chowders. There is no cost to register for the trail or to vote, so start simmering this summer for a fall itinerary filled with great restaurants and save the date for a fantastic festival!
Don’t let summer pass you by, come down for a visit as we gear up for fall flavors. For more information contact Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce at 609 494 7211 or go online to their virtual visitor center.