Two Day Free Festival Rocks the Bay Oct 2 & 3
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Sending off summer and welcoming fall as Southern Ocean County Chamber members close out Chowdermonth with music, vendors, activities and beer on tap at Taylor Ave Waterfront in Beach Haven

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. - JerseyDesk -- Put LBI on the calendar, and plan sometime in the undisputed Chowder Capital of New Jersey. As the Southern Ocean County Chamber winds down their month long food competition  and gears up for their free 2 day Bayfront festival with Signature Sponsor Fantasy Island taking place at Taylor Avenue Waterfront behind Bay Village in Beach Haven. Closing out the month the Oct 2 and 3 event will host the award announcements along with fall pumpkin patch to benefit the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean, Face Painting, vendor village and for those over 21 a seasonal beer tap selection, seltzer and wine on ice. Festival hours are Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 11-4pm.

This is a non ticketed, non chowder tasting event. Festival goers can expect to enjoy two days of free music beginning Saturday Oct 2 at 11am with Joe Faronea Duo, Marty & The Martians at 1215, Billy Walton Band at 130, 40 North at 245pm and the Impulsives closing out the show at 4pm. Performing on Sunday Oct 3 will be Ted Hammock & Jay Booth at 11am, The Pickles at 1215, Drunken Clams Band at 130 and leading up to the Chowder Grand Champion announcements are The Way Outs at 3pm.  The entertainment line up is presented by Health Village Imaging.

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The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Beach Haven has worked to bring a fun and safe event.  Chowder lovers can support the competing restaurants directly by registering online to become a traveling taster at . There is no fee to register or vote, purchase chowders from 13 participating restaurants with soups in the red, white and creating categories available to purchase as take out or dine in through October 2.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber would like to thank the community member volunteers and the generous sponsors for making this event possible.  ChowderMonth Signature Sponsors Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Entertainment Sponsor Health Village Imaging, ChowderVote Sponsor Hackensack Meridan Health Southern Ocean Medical Center and Vendor Village Premiere Sponsor Barlow Buick GMC,  Anderson Insurance, Ritchie & Page, Michelob Ultra, 609 Security, Atlantic Shores, The Sandpaper, The Beach Comber, Beasley Media, Potts Excavating and Reynolds Garden Shop. For more information contact the region's chamber  call  609 494 7211, or go to

Source: Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
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