In step with heightened security measures across the country, we ask 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.

Please 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, the Chowderfest Committee and our volunteers thank you for your cooperation. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the 29th Annual Chowderfest Weekend.

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

30th 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 29, 2018, for the fabulous Merchant Mart (free admission) where local vendors offer the best deals of the season, and Sunday, September 30, 2018, 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)

Preview the Official 2018 Chowderfest T-Shirts!

30 years of Chowder

Chowderfest Weekend Merchants Mart
(Free Admission!)
Saturday, September 29, 2018
10am to 5pm

Chowder Cook-Off Classic
Sunday, September 30, 2018
11am to 4pm

General Admission Tickets – $30.00
Children’s Tickets (Ages 4-12) – $10.00

VIP Tickets – $65.00
Includes a t-shirt and early admission at 10am

Purchase your tickets online now!

Buy Chowderfest Tickets

Note: The VIP online price is $73. This includes:
$65 for the VIP ticket
$5 for T-Shirt S&H
$3 Etix convenience fee
Online sale of VIP tickets ends September 20, 2018

Purchase your tickets at the Southern Ocean
Chamber of Commerce Info Center
265 West 9th Street, Ship Bottom NJ 08008
Monday thru Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturdays 10am to 2pm
(609) 494-7211

Tickets and t-shirts will be available Saturday at Merchants Mart
and Sunday at the Chowder Cook Off Classic

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
The last bus leaves the Chowderfest grounds at 6pm
The LBI Shuttle Bus is running Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 11pm

Crunchy loves Chowderfest!
You never know who you will meet at Chowderfest!
Welcome Chowderheads!
It’s all about the Chowder!
Serving up New England Chowder at Chowderfest