LBI Chowderfest Forecast – This Weekend!

Jonathan Carr
By September 27, 2017 15:22

LBI Chowderfest Forecast – This Weekend!

Weather NJ is proud to provide a special event forecast for the 29th annual LBI Chowderfest this weekend! This family fun festival features live music, craft vendors, 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, New Jersey surrounded by beautiful views of the bay and plenty of year end discounted shopping.


There is no place else at the Jersey Shore where the first weekend in October brings the excitement of summer, unless you are spending it in Long Beach Island for the 29th Chowderfest Weekend. Thousands will descend, to share the experience choosing the Grand Champion, by taste testing unlimited red, white and creative chowders from the region’s best restaurants. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members have packed this two day festival with the best entertainment, food and shopping of the season.

Saturday 9/30/17, 10-5pm, shop under the big tents from local merchants featuring blow-out bargains and unique gifts, specialty food tent, beer and hard ciders on tap, Makeshift Row curated by The Makeshift Union, live music with lots of family fun for all!

Sunday, 10/1/17, 11-4pm, Unlimited taste testing and vote for your favorite red, white and creative chowders, specialty food tent, beer and hard ciders on tap and live music! Stay until 4pm for the closing to hear the winners announced live!!

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Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online or by contacting the Southern Ocean County Chamber at 265 West Ninth Street, Ship Bottom, phone 609-494-7211. Tickets are also available at Merchants Mart on Saturday or at the gate the day of the event. General admission tickets are $25; children’s tickets (ages 4-12 ) are $10. There is free parking and Sunday shuttle service.



For more event information like who’s cooking the soup?/etc. check out the Offical LBI Chowderfest Facebook page or, Presenting sponsors include Sysco, The Sandpaper/Beachcomber, Bud Light, TD Bank, and Team Ritchie & Page Distributing. Supporting sponsors include AtlantiCare, Barlow Buick & GMC, G. Anderson Agency, Pepsi, Panzone’s, Jetty, and New England Original Westminster Bakers Co. Retain sponsorship by Bay Magazine. Funded in part by a grant from the Ocean County Board of Freeholders, Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce and

Chowderfest Forecast

Discussion: A large area of high pressure will approach New Jersey for this weekend in the wake of Maria’s departing remnants. This should have major changes on our weather pattern, taking us from the recent warm and muggy feel to cool and crisp fall-like conditions. Some light rain is possible late Friday night into Saturday but I’m seeing a mostly dry Saturday during event hours. Both Saturday and Sunday look cool and dry with northerly winds dominating the flow. I highly recommend layered-clothing to account for both the cooler AM temperatures and warmer-feeling afternoon, especially when the sun pokes through.

Saturday (September 30) temperatures should start around 60F when Merchant Mart begins at 10AM. Afternoon high temperatures should reach the upper-60s, possibly near-70, before temperatures then fall to about the mid-60s when Merchant Mart concludes at 5PM. Skies should transition from overcast in the morning to partly sunny by afternoon. Given the upper-level instability, let’s allow a small chance for a brief afternoon isolated rain shower. Nothing of high impact to the event however.  Otherwise expect a cool and crisp feel. Winds should be light-to-breezy out of the north for all event hours.

Sunday (October 1) high temperatures should start out in the lower-60s when soup tasting commences at 11AM. Afternoon high temperatures should again top out in the upper-60s before soup tasting concludes at 4PM. Skies should be partly-to-mostly sunny with a cool and crisp feel for all event hours. Winds should be light-to-breezy out of the E/NE.

Be Safe! JC


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Jonathan Carr
By September 27, 2017 15:22