Harborfest

HARBORFEST
SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

HARBORFEST WILL OFFER FRESH SEAFOOD, A VENDORS MARKET,
LIVE MUSIC, A RAW CLAM-EATING CONTEST AND MUCH MORE…

On Saturday, September 29, the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization will host their annual Harborfest celebration, which will delight music lovers, shoppers, competitive eaters and anyone who enjoys fresh seafood.

Harborfest activities will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. along 42nd Place and the Bay, where delicious seafood, live music, and a vendors market with crafts, fashion apparel and collectibles will delight festival-goers. 

The Harborfest Chowder Contest will feature chowders prepared by local restaurants.  For a nominal fee, festival-goers can sample each of the concoctions entered in the contest and then cast a vote for their favorite choice. The eatery that receives the most votes will win a trophy and “bragging rights” for having the best chowder in Sea Isle City.

Local religious leaders will gather on the commercial fishing docks along 42nd Place for a Blessing of the Fleet accompanied by bag pipe music. Clergy from several denominations will participate in this ecumenical service.

Wrapping up the day will be the festival’s exciting Raw Clam Eating Contest.  At the end of this entertaining competition, which always attracts a large crowd of spectators, prizes will be awarded to the contestant who eats the largest number of raw bivalves in the shortest amount of time.

Harborfest will be held rain or shine.  In case of heavy rain, the event will be moved indoors to the Oar House Restaurant.  To learn more about the Harborfest celebration, visit www.seaislechamber.com or phone (609) 263-9090.