In step with heightened security measures across the country, we are asking everyone to participate in making  Chowderfest safe and enjoyable by being aware of their surroundings and reporting any unusual or suspicious activities to a patrol officer on duty at the event.
We are advising that attendees refrain from bringing backpacks or bags into the Chowderfest field, if it is unavoidable please be aware that they will be subject to screening and any bag left unattended will be reported to authorities.
The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce volunteers thank you in advance for your cooperation, and are looking forward to welcoming you this weekend.

29th Annual Chowder Cook-Off Classic

Chowderfest Weekend has become a tradition for family and friends to gather together to say good bye to summer and welcome the fall. Always the weekend before Columbus Day Weekend, this year join us on September 30, 2017, for the fabulous Merchant Mart (free admission) where local vendors offer the best deals of the season, and Sunday, October 1, 2017, for the Chowder Cook Off Classic (a ticketed event).

Chowderfest Weekend goes on rain or shine at the Taylor Avenue ball field, Ninth Street and Taylor Avenue in Beach Haven (across from Schooner’s Wharf and Bay Village)

The Official 2017 Chowderfest T-Shirt!


Chowderfest Weekend Merchants Mart
(Free Admission!)
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10am to 5pm

Chowder Cook-Off Classic
Sunday, October 1, 2017
11am to 4pm

VIP Tickets – $55.00
(includes a t-shirt and exclusive early admission at 10am)

General Admission Tickets – $25.00
Children’s Tickets (Ages 4-12) – $10.00

Purchase your tickets online beginning mid-summer 2017!


Tickets will also be on sale from mid-summer at the
Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Info Center
265 West 9th Street, Ship Bottom NJ 08008
(609) 494-7211

Directions to Chowderfest Weekend

Sunday Shuttle Route
Sunday Shuttle for parking can be picked up at 42nd St, 60th Street, 68th Street, 85th Street, 95th Street by ACME, 133rd near Wawa and Bicentennial Park Engleside Ave Beach Haven

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For everyone’s comfort and safety:
  • Blankets on the field are not permitted
  • Lawn chairs in paved areas only.
  • Strollers must be parked at our secured gate area.
    You will receive a ticket for retrieval
  • Smoke free event
  • No pets allowed by order of the Board of Health

Southern Ocean County
Chamber of Commerce 

 Ritchie & Page
Distributing Company

The Sandpaper/

 Funded in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism