Due to overwhelming demand spots are filled up! As of July 21, 2022 we are at capacity. If you apply you will be put on a waitlist.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I’m interested in becoming a vendor for Chowderfest, do I have to apply online? Yes, anyone interested in becoming a vendor for this year’s Chowderfest must submit an application online in order to be considered. All participants must be members of the Southern Ocean County Chamber Chamber at the time of the Chowderfest. Membership costs $250 annually and $200 for nonprofits. This is a juried event, all membership dues and vendor fees are invoiced when you are selected as a vendor. Join the Chamber. **This event has an exclusive distributor, vendors who sell alcohol are not accepted.**

Where is the event? Chowderfest will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Taylor Ave Bayfront in Beach Haven from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The rain date is Sunday. 

When does the Chowderfest vendor application officially close? The application will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 4th. Or until filled.

What are the next steps? Once selected you will be notified via email and phone call no later than Thursday, August 4th. Then, you will receive your vendor information, vendor parking pass, map and more. An invoice will also be sent via email and must be paid in full within 30 days. 

If I am selected as a vendor, do I HAVE to accept the invitation to participate? No. If you are selected to participate as a vendor, you will have the opportunity to either accept or decline the invitation. If you accept, you will have 30 days to submit your full payment and proof of insurance. 

What forms do I have to provide if selected as a vendor? All vendors must present a copy of a certificate of insurance for a $1 million general liability policy, a signed vendor agreement (provided by Chowderfest), and the applicable vendor fee. Fees are listed below. Sample

How many guests are expected to attend this year’s Chowderfest?
We are anticipating more than 10,000 guests during Chowderfest.

What materials or setup supplies are provided to Chowderfest vendors?Chowderfest will provide all vendors with the following:

  • Access to a standard electrical outlet
  • Nearby security and access to Wifi

Vendors MUST SUPPLY the following:

  • A 10’ x 10’ covered space 

  • Tables & Chairs

  • Fire extinguisher (Fire Marshall will be on-site checking.)

What is the vendor fee? All participants must be current members of the Southern Ocean County Chamber. Chamber membership costs $250 annually and $200 for nonprofits. Join the Chamber.

Member Pricing per 10 x 10 spot

• Restaurants $500 – Serve chowder and approved menu items
Includes 1 10×10 space + electric – Bring your own tent and equipment

• Vendors $300 – Sell your products/services 
Includes 1 10×10 space – multiple spaces available – products/services subject to approval. No “Chowderfest” branded items from vendors/makers are permitted to be sold. 

• Makers $200 – Hand-made craft products
This is the same as the Vendor description above, but we offer a $100 scholarship to our makers. 

• Nonprofits $200 – Spread your mission and sell your products
This is the same as the Vendor description above, but we offer a $100 scholarship to our nonprofit members

Non-Member Pricing per 10 x 10 spot

$750 – Restaurants – Includes $250 Membership fee$550 – Vendors – Includes $250 Membership fee$450 – Makers – Includes $250 Membership fee$400 – Nonprofits – Includes $200 Membership fee Can I have more than one 10 x 10 space? Yes, the pricing above is per 10 x 10 space, if you select “2” on the form you will be invoiced for the cost of the two spaces. The membership fee is only charged once.  

If you have comments, questions or concerns please email 


2022 Chowderfest Vendor/Food Vendor Application



Please indicate how many spots you would like:(Required)

Each spot is a 10ft x 10ft area.


Member Pricing per 10ft x 10ft spot
$500 – Restaurants
$300 – Vendors
$200 – Makers
$200 – Nonprofits

The ABOVE pricing is exclusively for Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Members in Good Standing with DUES PAID IN FULL*

Chamber membership costs $250 annually and $200 for nonprofits.

Non-Member Pricing per 10ft x 10ft spot
$750 – Restaurants – Includes $250 Membership fee
$550 – Vendors – Includes $250 Membership fee
$450 – Makers – Includes $250 Membership fee
$400 – Nonprofits – Includes $200 Membership fee

Chowderfest Merchandise(Required)

The Official LBI Chowderfest merchandise is trademarked and sold exclusively by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce via Jetty Inc.’s online storefront and at the festival.

I understand that I am not permitted to sell any items with “Chowderfest” branding or phrases.

Consent – Refund Policy(Required)

The 2022 Chowderfest is a juried festival focusing on entertainment and retail sales. It will be held in person at the Taylor Avenue Bayfront on Saturday, Oct 1. Participation in this event is a 1-day commitment. The rain date is Sunday.

This will be a gated event but will offer free admission to consumers. THIS IS NOT A CHOWDER TASTING EVENT. The event will wrap up the month-long restaurant competition with Chowder Cook-off Champion announcements on Saturday, Oct 1.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, in its sole discretion, has the right to reject any merchandise we feel is inappropriate at a family event. “Knock-Off” merchandise is not permitted.

In the event the Vendor Village is canceled due to a State of Emergency, acts of terrorism, or any other event/issue beyond Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce’s control, a refund will be issued for your space. The Chamber will not be responsible for any additional costs incurred by the vendor.
No refunds for no shows/scheduling conflicts. All other refunds/partial refunds are reviewed by the committee. Membership fees are non-refundable.

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