The Jersey Shore by Karl Hess: New Jersey: Long Beach Island: Beach Haven

LBI Chowderfest Weekend 2012

Clam chowderAttention all seafood lovers, it's time for the annual Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce LBI Chowderfest.

Restaurateurs from across the region will serve thousands of gallons of New England-style or Manhattan-style chowders to thousands of visitors Sunday. Renowned throughout the region, the festival, now in its 24th year, draws people from neighboring states who hope to sample some of the best chowder on the East Coast.

Enjoy unlimited chowder tasting! Live music, children's entertainment, and a food court are all part of the event, which 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, September 30 2012.

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 in Beach Haven surrounded by beautiful views of the bay with discounted shopping. 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 September 29 for the fabulous Merchant Mart (free admission) where hundreds of vendors offer the best deals of the season and Sunday for the Chowder Cook Off. Looking for a home on LBI? Go to

2012 LBI Chowderfest Weekend
Beach Haven, New Jersey, USA
9/29/2012 - 9/30/2012

Winner of the NJ Governor's Award - Excellence in Tourism 2008. 20th Annual Chowderfest Weekend. Come vote for your favorite Chowder. Twenty restaurants create 4,000 gallons of New England and Manhattan Clam Chowder and vie for the title of Chowder Grand Champion. Sponsored by Bud Light, US Foodservice, The Sandpaper and 100.0 WJRZ Radio. Free admission to Saturdays Merchant's Mart with end of season Blowout Bargains. Chowder contest is on Sunday.

Parkway exit 63. Take Rt 72 east to Long Beach Island (4 mi.). Turn right at the ocean on Long Beach Blvd and travel to Beach Haven (approx 8 mi.) Chowderfest is on 9th st.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission & Parking
VIP 50.00 Gen Admission 20.00 Child 10.00
Tickets online



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Comment balloon 3 commentsKarl Hess • September 29 2012 06:59AM
LBI Chowderfest Weekend 2012
Attention all seafood lovers, it's time for the annual Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce LBI Chowderfest. Restaurateurs from across the region will serve thousands of gallons of New England-style or Manhattan-style chowders to… more