LBI Chowderfest postponed as organizers scramble to reschedule

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A bowl of clam chowder. Photo 172228861 © Foodio

BEACH HAVEN, NJ – The annual LBI Chowderfest scheduled for this weekend has been postponed, and organizers are working on trying to reschedule the event for later in October.

The decision was made as Hurricane Ian draws down upon the Jersey Shore, with rain and winds expected Friday morning through Sunday morning.

“With weather predictions showing unfavorable festival conditions for both Oct 1 and our Rain Date Oct 2, the committee has made the difficult decision to postpone this weekend’s activities. We are working with officials to reschedule to Saturday, October 15 with a rain date of Oct 16,” organizers said today. “As with all local organizers, this scenario has become a common occurrence, as storm events and flooding is now very much a part of our coastal community. We appreciate your support as we move forward, the new date will be confirmed shortly as plans are underway to coordinate this event to mark the 10th anniversary of Super Storm Sandy as well as to raise attention to coastal resiliency and award Chowder trail Champions.”

Chowderfest has been come a fall Jersey Shore tradition to see who makes the best chowder on Long Beach Island.

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