The Chowderfest Cook Off on Sunday Oct 5 features live music by Hawkins Road, local gourmet tent, and the souper heroes of the day the restaurants that include white chowder Country Kettle Chowda, The Chicken or the Egg, TGI Friday’s Manahawkin, The Stockton Seaview, Howard’s, Phillips, Arcadia Rehab & Nursing. The red chowder Lefty’s, Shore Fire Grille, Sea Oaks Country Club, The Black Whale, Stefano’s, Southern Smoke and Cuisine on the Green. Each restaurant will make 250 gallons, so everyone can sample enough to cast their vote for the Grand Champions. Chowderfest takes place at Taylor Avenue and 9th Street aka Panzone Park in Beach Haven.
Plenty of new twists have been added for 2014 including whats on tap, the Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce volunteers will be offering beer and hard cider featuring Bud Light, Landshark, Shock Top Pumpkin, Beachaus Pilsner and Johnny Appleseed Hard Cider. This year a Clamiccon Costume Contest will be held at the Press Tent sponsored by WJRZ and WRAT with a family four pack for Frightfest. The contest is open for anyone who would like to show their cosplay style. To enter, register at press tent at the south gate on Sunday Oct 5 from 10am to 2pm. The contest rules will be posted on www.chowderfest.com and www.visitLBIregion.com after Labor Day.
What would a Clamiccon be without merchandise, this year speciality items have been ordered. With super shirts for dogs, and a locally designed commerative bangle bracelet with a special charm featuring LBI sand. Taster T shirts, custom sweatshirts, and chowdawear will be available Oct 4 and 5 at the Merchandise Tent in the center of Chowderfest Field. General Admission for Sunday Chowder Cook Off Classic includes entry at 11am unlimited tasting, $20 Children 12 and under are $10. Children three and under are free. VIP includes 10am admission plus Taster T Shirt $50 Event runs until 5pm, when Award Ceremony will take place with winners of the day.Tickets are available online at www.chowderfest.com or by stopping into the Southern Ocean County Chamber Visitor Center at 265 West Ninth Street in Ship Bottom 609 494 7211. Tickets will also be available for sale at the event.