BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Celebrate with Chowda! The Maschals of Country Kettle Chowda have helped to shape the history of Chowderfest and of LBI. 

Country Kettle Chowda is the longest running competitor, entering for their 31st year!

“Every year we give it 200%! The whole family comes together from up and down the east coast. It’s a tradition for us” states Melissa Maschal.  

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Boasting 16 grand prize wins, Country Kettle Chowda will be entering their Lobster Bisque in the creative category.

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce presents the 31st Annual Chowder Cook Off Classic taking place Chowderfest Weekend October 5 & 6 at Taylor Avenue field in Beach Haven. 

For over 30 years champions have been made by attendees deciding their vote through unlimited tasting.

Cheer on Red, White and Creative restaurant competitors on Sunday October 5 along with live music, family entertainment and plenty of beverages on tap! 

10 a.m. entry for VIP and 11 a.m. for General Admission.

Tickets can purchased at or by or stopping in to the Southern Ocean County Chamber Welcome Center located at 265 W. Ninth Street in Ship Bottom. 

Make it a weekend and visit dozens of chamber members under the big tents on Saturday October 5 for free Merchant Mart with plenty of pre-chowder activities including end of season bargain shopping, live band line up and pre-chowder games and activities taking place on the Chowderfest Grounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.