EARLY BIRD POP UP OPPORTUNITY: June 1st Deadline - For Vendors Deadline is May 27th!

To help kick off Chowder Trail and fest, we are welcoming any sponsor, restaurant, or vendor (juried) to schedule a day to promote their business at our Visitor Center property. Dates are limited, and your scheduled pop-up will be contingent on full payment (both dues + vendor fee) by June 1, 2022.

Pop-Ups will run from July to September. Sponsors and Restaurants have until June 1st to sign on and participate.

Since vendors are juried those selected will be notified by Friday, May 27th, and then payment is due by Wednesday, June 1st.

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. 

 

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. 

 

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EARLY BIRD POP UP DEADLINE: Ends June 1st *NO EXCEPTIONS*

What is the pop-up?

To help kick off Chowder Trail and fest, we are welcoming any sponsor, restaurant, or vendor (juried) to schedule a day to promote their business at our Visitor Center property. Dates are limited, and your scheduled pop-up will be contingent on full payment (both dues + vendor fee) by June 1, 2022.

 

What are the deadlines to get the additional pop-up event promotion? June 1st. All vendors who are registered, selected and paid in full (membership dues + vendor fee) will be scheduled.  

 

I missed the June 1st deadline, can I still apply? Yes.

 

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

 

What are the next steps after August 4th? Once selected you will be notified via email and phone call on 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. 

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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.

 

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. Membership fee is only charged once. 
 

Contact

If you have comments, questions or concerns please email 

chowdercommittee@gmail.com

2022 Chowderfest Vendor & Restaurant Application

Name
Address(Required)
Please indicate how many spots you would like:(Required)
Each spot is a 10ft x 10ft area.
Fees(Required)
Chowderfest Merchandise(Required)
Consent - Refund Policy(Required)
Pop Up Shop Terms(Required)
Pop Up Shop(Required)
Dates are limited, and your scheduled pop-up will be contingent on full payment by June 1, 2022, and scheduled based on available dates. Our office has a covered porch and is located in Ship Bottom.

General Question Box

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