Get into the spirit of Chowderfest by getting outdoors for the inaugural event that includes official Chowder Run Challenge 2020 medal, Finisher Certificate, exclusive runner FB Group and participant runner bib
Due to restrictions currently in place, Chowderfest 2020 has morphed into a whole month of activities, chowder purchasing, merchant sales, online Chowderwear store, and a brand new virtual run component. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce who is the organizer of the festivities recognizes that this is an opportunity to keep the community safe and keep this popular 32-year event on the 2020 calendar will present the inaugural Chowder Run Walk Bike Challenge as part of the ChowdeRestaurant & Merchant Month.
The run will be at the challenger’s own pace, as they set their own course. Registered participants can log in and track their time and distance completing in a day or within the month. The Virtual Chowder Run Challenge will have a real-time leader board, They will have access to a downloadable competitor bib and can choose to take part in a 5 or 10 Mile Walk/Run, a 10 or 20 Mile Bike Challenge. All races have a $25 entry fee with a $1.25 sign up fee. This cost includes real-time race stats, official Chowder Run Challenge 2020 medal, Finisher Certificate, exclusive runner FB Group, and participant runner bib. The medal will be sent upon completion and will be the first edition to be worn to next year’s fest with pride. Individuals, families, or teams of challengers can make this part of their fall schedule, registrations are online now with the challenge is taking place September 5 through October 4. To register for the challenge , order merchandise, listen to Chowderfest playlist or sign up for free online chowder voting go to https://www.chowderfest.com
There is an optional donation page to raise funds for Southern Ocean Chamber Association, a 501c3 founded during the chamber’s 105th anniversary year to provide programming to advance businesses and nonprofits in the region. Sponsors joining Southern Ocean County Chamber to Soup up the local economy by presenting this clamtastic event are: The Sandpaper/Beachcomber, AtlantiCare, G. Anderson Agency, Anderson Insurance Agency, Atlantic States Group & Beasley Media Group
Join the hundreds of voters who have already registered for a month long hybrid event to eat and shop small business in the Long Beach Island Region. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is presenting their 32 annual Chowderfest differently this year to comply with COVID19 restrictions and safety regulations. Tasters can now purchase merchandise online, complete in the inaugural Virtual Chowder Walk Run and Bike challenge and of course register to vote. There is no cost to become a VIP this year where an email address will get you access to the ballot, digital mapping and Chowderfest Playlist.
Tasters are representing near and far from Philadelphia, Staten Island, and across New Jersey to include Passaic, Somerset, Bergen, Union and Ocean Counties. Pennsylvania counties also include Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery.
Restaurants registered for take out or dine in chowder experiences are:Lefty’s Tavern with their award winning Manhattan, County Kettle Chowder‘s Lobsta Bisque, Terrace Tavern‘s New Jersey Clam Chowder, Surf City Hotel‘s New England Style, Ott’s Good Earth Garden with their Jersey Street Corn and Crab Chowder, Tucker’s Tavern New England, Daddy O Restaurant & Hotel‘s Manhattan, The WooHoo with their Crabzilla, The Gateway‘s New England, Cluck’N Crabs Cluck’N Red, Polly’s Dock & Clam House with their Hermains Hearty Chowder, Daymark‘s New England Clam Chowda, Birdy’s Cafe and Artisan Market entering Manhattan Clam Chowder, The Arlington‘s Manhattan, The Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House‘s OC Red, Roberto’s Dolce Vita with Robbie’s Red Clam Chowder, Dune 18‘s Crab and Corn Chowder, Kubel’s Too with their New England Clam Chowder, Panzone’s Pizza entering Smoked Manhattan Chowder, Buckalew’s Restaurant and Tavern‘s Tuscan Lobster Chowder, ScoJo’s entering their New England Clam Chowder, Howard’s Restaurant with New England Clam Chowder, La Bamba with Scallop Tequila Chowder, Chicken or the Egg‘s Old School White, and Living On the Veg with their own Manhattan.
Merchants who are offering Chowder Month specials include Bywatyr Shop, Chick’s LBI Shop, Gifted by the Sea, Between the Sheets, South End Surf ‘N Paddle, The Mod Hatter, Progressive Dimensions, Yuletide Christmas Shop, Making Waves, and The Good Life Boutique.
Registration is now officially open and voting can take place anytime between Labor Day Saturday to Oct 4 at noon. Go to www.chowderfest.com to register and receive information directly. One email address per vote. Once you cast your selection, that address cannot vote again
Southern Ocean Chamber Association, a 501c3 founded during the chamber’s 105th anniversary year to provide programming to advance businesses and nonprofits in the region. The Southern Ocean Chamber Association fosters a healthy economic climate in the Southern Ocean County, Long Beach Island Region. The Association provides resources to strengthen the development of commercial, environmental, and social organizations that are a part of the local business community.
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ChowdeRestaurant & Merchany Month 2020
Southern Ocean Chamber is taking Chowderfest from a one-weekend event to a month-long event.
Tasters will visit restaurants to dine outdoors or take out to create a “Chowderfest at Your House” event with online voting.
When: September 5th – October 4th – Voting ends 3:00 p.m. on 10/4
Where: The 32nd Chowderfest is an event where Chowder Tasters visit the participating restaurants to taste chowder and shop local retailers. There is no on-site festival this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Map of participating restaurants & merchants: http://mapq.st/3hSHINL
Ticketing: The 32nd Chowderfest WILL NOT require a ticket purchase to participate in the month-long event.
Voting: Voting begins Labor Day Weekend. One vote per email. Voting ends 3:00 p.m. on 10/4. There will only be one Grand Champion this year. NOTE: Voting is per email and device. Repeat votes will not be accepted.
Chowderfest Gear on Sale until 9/15: If you would like to purchase 2020 Chowderwear head over to the online shop at chowderfest.com today!