Chowderfest Weekend

Taylor Ave. Park behind Bay Village
9th St., Beach Haven, NJ

Saturday: Merchants Mart features live music, blowout bargains from local shops, outdoor food court and more. This is not the chowder contest! Admission, free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday: Chowder Cook-Off features competitors presenting their best recipes for red, white and creative chowders, with unlimited tasting and live music all day. Admission: adult, $30; child ages 4-12, $10; VIP, $65, includes early admission, at 10 am, and more. 11 am-4 pm.