27th Annual “Chowderfest” – October 3rd & 4th!
It is our great honor to announce that the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has requested Weather NJ provide their 2015 LBI Chowderfest forecast for the 2nd Year in a row! This family fun festival features live music, activities and unlimited Chowder tasting with the opportunity for each ticket holder to vote for their favorite red and white chowder. The event is nestled in Beach Haven surrounded by beautiful views of the bay and plenty of year end discounted shopping.
The event is held rain or shine at the Taylor Avenue ball field, Ninth Street and Taylor Avenue in Beach Haven (across from Schooner’s Wharf and Bay Village) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2015.
It has become a tradition for family and friends to gather together to say good bye to summer and welcome in the fall. Always the weekend before Columbus Day Weekend, this year join us on October 3, 2015, for the fabulous Merchant Mart (free admission) where local vendors offer the best deals of the season and Sunday for the Chowder Cook Off Classic.
The initial forecast for the 27th Annual Chowderfest is as follows:
We’re still a week-and-a-half from the event but long-range trends indicate temperatures in the mid-70s with light E/NE winds.
Traditionally that results in a gorgeous feel (not too hot-not too cold) which would be ideal for Chowderfest. As of right now, most rain looks to fall during next week, yielding a dry weekend. We’ll re-visit specific sky conditions (sun/clouds/rain) early next week. -JC
CHOWDER COOK-OFF CLASSIC TICKETS & T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE
at the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Info Center
265 West 9th Street, Ship Bottom NJ 08008
General Admission Tickets – $25.00
Children’s Tickets (Ages 4-12 ) – $10.00
VIP Tickets – $55.00
(VIP ticket includes a T-shirt and exclusive early admission at 10 am)
Sunday Shuttle for parking can be picked up at 42nd St, 60th Street, 68th Street, 85th Street, 95th Street by ACME, 133rd near Wawa and Bicentennial Park Engleside Ave Beach Haven
Summer is not over until Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce announces the voter’s choices for 2015 Chowder Cook off Classic, extend your favorite season just a little longer on LBI this year and join us on October 3, 2015, for the fabulous Merchant Mart (free admission) where you and your family can Enjoy live music, children’s entertainment, beer on tap, cider wagons, gourmet food court as local vendors offer the best deals of the season under the big tents with holiday gifts, home décor, fashion, cosmetics, specialty products and Chowderfest merchandise from 10am to 5pm.
Then on Sunday, October 4 its time for the Chowder Cook Off Classic! This year in addition to Red and White Chowders, there is a Creative Seafood Category, bringing 20 entries for tasting and voting. This year’s competitors include The Black Whale Bar & Fish House, Lefty’s Tavern, Stockton Seaview, Shore Fire Grille, and returning Red Champion Stefano’s Restaurant; White chowder champion Howard’s Restaurant will be defending against Chicken or the Egg, Country Kettle Chowda, La Bamba, TGIFriday’s Manahawkin, Buckalew’s Restaurant & Tavern, Sea Oaks Country Club, Pinzimino Trattoria, The Mud City Crab House, and Wally’s. First time entries in the Creative Class is Biggy’s Beach Grill, Cuisine on the Green , the Blue Water Cafe and La Bamba Restaurant with a second category entry. Savor unlimited chowder from local restaurants and vote for your favorite, Sunday’s Cook Off is a ticketed event.
There is free parking throughout Beach Haven, and a free Sunday Shuttle for additional parking. More information about the festival can be found by clicking here.
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