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Keeping The Tradition Alive- Festival Sponsors Make It Happen

September 30 brings 34th Annual Chowderfest


Times are changing, but there are always good things coming.  As we look forward to fall  2023, there is a bright spot on the calendar that continues to bring much excitement and community involvement in the LBI Region as ever. It was because of the generous sponsorships the event founder, Southern Ocean Chamber received last year, the nonprofit group was able to tackle the substantial task of reshaping a three-decade iconic event. The 109-year organization has been working and connecting with partners to continue reaching new audiences and bringing people together to celebrate the official end of summer on LBI.  Preparations have been underway for this non-ticketed, free, pet-friendly event will be held on the Taylor Avenue Bayfront in Beach Haven featuring a local vendor village, live band lineup, chowder, and other specialty menu items for purchase. 

This exciting day by the bay is a perfect sponsorship fit for companies and brands looking to reach over 10K attendees primarily representing New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut family markets. Keeping this festival going in the heart of Coastal New Jersey not only demonstrates goodwill from brands looking to expand their reach, but also cultivating deeper connections within our destination.  Businesses continue to make an impact through support,  as well as returning sponsors!

2023 Sponsors 
Entertainment Sponsor - Health Village Imaging
Vendor Village Presenting Sponsor - Barlow Auto Group
Exclusive Lodging Sponsor​ -  Vacation Rentals LBI
Mug Sponsor - Surf City Marina 
Base Camp Seating Area Sponsor - Bywatyr
Volunteer T-Shirt Sponsor - McMahon Insurance
SOCA Community Circle - Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Potts Excavating, Beasley Media Group, Ocean County Tourism, and Bywatyr

Returning again for over 30 years of support is Ritchie & Page, Michelob Ultra, SandPaper, and New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism.  

Benefits as a sponsor include 2 month lead time of promotion, marketing to key demographics through pre-event methods, interactive results through social media and in-person events, and part of the day of activities. To learn more about the available sponsorship levels.

The LBI Chowderfest will take place on Saturday, September 30 with a rain date on Sunday.  For 2023, the Cook-off Classic will be presented adjacent to the vendor village featuring eight local restaurants vying for ticket holders to vote for red and white chowder champions.  For all details go to Footer + Sponsors (4)