Vote & Support Restaurants

Become a traveling taster this ChowderMonth from September 4 through Oct 2, 2021. One email gets one vote in each of the 3 categories.


Register to hit the Chowdermonth Trail, stop into competing restaurants purchase, and vote  for your favorite chowders in any or all of these categories: Red, White, and  Creative


Our online platform will allow you to check into each competitor, help you map your route and other interactive activities all month long

Voting closes Saturday, October 2 at 11:55 p.m. There is no fee to register to cast your votes or participate in supporting Chowdermonth.


Official LBI Chowderfest Merchandise

The one and only place to purchase your official 2021 LBI Chowdergear will be online now through September.

To Guarantee you have your shirts in time for Oct 2 & 3 please place an order for direct shipment on


Who is cooking for 2021?

2021 Cook-Off Participants – Check back soon! We will have our CowderMonth Pass link to Bandwango registration.


What is happening October 2 & 3

Welcome fall in traditional LBI style as the Southern County Chamber of Commerce heads to Beach Haven to close out Chowdermonth. This is not a tasting event, but a free  2-Day Bayfront Festival filled with a juried vendor village, food for purchase, live music and brews on tap.

Please note:

  • There are no tickets needed to attend the gated area where the festivities are officially being held
  • Chowdertasting and voting happens by visiting restaurants directly and voting online through registration before October 2nd.
  • Announcement of 2021 Champions in Red, White & Creative will be announced on Sunday October 3rd.
  • No Alcohol beverages from festival may leave gated area – Must be 21 years or older to purchase
  • No Outside food or drink permitted within gated area
  • No chairs allowed within gated area
  • Event hours Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Festival Dates & Hours

The 2- Day Festival will take place October 2 + 3, 2021, in Beach Haven, NJ. 

The festival is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.


Getting There & Parking

This year, we are not utilizing the field, but will be in an extensive gated area by the waterfront. Parking on LBI and Beach Haven is free, please utilize street and lot parking as available.


Stay In Touch

Chowdermonth and the 2-Day Free Festival is presented by members and sponsors of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. Follow the latest updates, interviews and commentary at and on the Official LBI Chowderfest Facebook page.


COVID-19 Warning

We have taking enhanced measures for everyone’s safety.  All vendors will be in individual tents, so everyone can social distance. As local and state guidelines change, we will be posting updates on what is required.


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. For more information please visit