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Celebrating an award-winning event that soups up and supports local businesses! 


Last year, Chowderfest was awarded for excellence in Digital Outreach from the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association (NJTIA) for the launch of the Chowder Trail. More recently, the Southern Ocean County Chamber was selected and Chowderfest is highlighted in the latest New Jersey Business Magazine issue! Check out the article on New Jersey’s Greatest Festivals. Read more

For more than 33 years, Chowderfest has been one of Long Beach Island’s most popular event.


Chowder Trail

Welcome fall all month long by registering to be a Traveling Taster on the 2022 Chowder Trail. The trail opens Labor Day Weekend and end on 

Friday, September 30th the day before the Chowderfest in Beach Haven. Join the thousands who flock to LBI Region to taste chowders from 

local restaurants in a friendly-yet-fierce competition. 


Chowderfest 2022, along with the Chowder Champion Announcements will take place in Beach Haven on Saturday, October 1, 2022. 

The festival is free to attend and will start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. Rain date is Sunday. 

This is a non-tasting event, food will be available for purchase.

Tale of the Trail

Fill out the form below to join the Chowder Trail. This year the Trail begins Saturday, September 3 and ends Friday, September 30th. Visit everyone in a day or take the whole month to taste and visit the LBI Region. To end the month-long cook-off we will celebrate Saturday October 1st.

VIP Chowder Trail

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I agree to receive occasional communication from the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce.
Have you attended Chowderfest in the past?(Required)

News & Updates

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Get official updates about the Chowder Trail, Gear, and our Festival!