Chowderfest at Long Beach Island

LBI's Chowderfest


The annual Chowderfest weekend at Long Beach Island is scheduled for October 3 and 4th this year. It is held at the Taylor Ave Ball Field in Beach Haven and is LBI's biggest party of the year. It may be fall already but for many that attend ChowderFest, summer isn't over until this weekend.

The biggest part of the party is the Chowder Cook Off Classic. It takes place from Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Seventeen area restaurants. Your ticket allows you unlimited sampling and a vote for your favorite red and white chowder. The winners are announced and awards are presented at the end of the day from the main stage.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 4 through 12. A $50 VIP ticket is also available. It includes early entry (10 AM) and a Chowderfest Taster t-shirt. You can purchase tickets online or at the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, 265 West Ninth Street in Ship Bottom.

Here are the some of the other events that will take place at Chowderfest:

  • Live music - a variety of performances throughout the weekend