SHIP BOTTOM, N.J.
- Sept. 16, 2021
-- The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is celebrating their 107th fall season in the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey coast. The charm that the Pines and the salt air casts a magic spell over events taking place in the fall. Some long standing traditions, and some new ones have been added to the calendar.
The 49th Annual LBI Commemorative 18 Mile Run is back after a two year hiatus. Taking place on Sunday October 10 with race starting at 1030am in Holgate. Registration is handled through St Francis Community Center
LBT Shellabration happening at Bayview Park October 9 from noon to 5 featuring local oyster farmers, beer, games and environmental education, LBI FLY Kite festival has kite displays in various locations in Ship Bottom with individual events throughout the island.
The longest running Surf Fishing Tournament in the state kicks off October 9, as the 67th LBI fishing Classic brings together local bait and tackle shops, fishing enthusiasts and first time competitors looking to catch Striped Bass, Blues and Kingfish. Tournament runs through Dec 12. This fishing tradition comes loaded with prizes and bragging rights.
Stafford Township's annual Fall Harvest Festival Saturday Oct 9 and Sunday Oct 10 will be filled with activities at Manahawkin Lake Park running noon to 5pm with live music on both days. Saturday brings hayrides, craft and food vendors, Halloween Parade, scarecrow making, pumpkin picking, jalapeno eating contest, pumpkin picking and for a tasting fee Wine Festival at Heritage Park. Sunday hosts Car Show, Wine Festival, Vinyl Record Fair and vendors.
Fantasy Island hosts their Halloween Fun Fest with limited advance reservations happening at the Beach Haven Amusement Park, however all are invited for last day of the season fall fireworks happening October 9 at 8pm.
For more information on Columbus Day Weekend activtities please go to www.visitLBiregion.com or contact Southern Ocean County Chamber Visitor Center at 609 494 7211 @lbiregion