2023 Bayfront Festival & Vendor Village will be on Saturday, September 30th. Rain Date is Sunday, October 1st.



The 2023 Chowderfest is a juried festival focusing on entertainment, food and retail sales.

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The festival will be held in person at the Taylor Avenue Bayfront on Saturday, September 30th. Participation in this event is a 1-day commitment. 

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Chowderfest is a fundraiser that has been organized by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce since 1989 to provide funding for out-of-area marketing, ongoing business/nonprofit support programming, and scholarships. It is planned and managed by volunteers of the business community through the Chamber Board and Chowderfest Committee. This event has never been produced as a for-profit venture, and always operated to positively promote the region bringing off-season dollars to expand our local economy. Spanning over three decades, the festival continues to evolve to keep the mission of reaching new audiences, raising awareness of Long Beach Island, and bringing people together for the unofficial end of summer.