Seafood Festival Serves Up Delicious Local Creations, Fun Activities for the Entire Family
Awesome news for New Jersey seafood lovers – the 2017 Atlantic City Seafood Festival is fast approaching! The epic seafood festival will take place on September 9th and 10th and has found a new home adjacent to The Showboat Atlantic City, just steps away from the famous Atlantic City boardwalk and beaches!
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The Atlantic City Seafood Festival’s convenient new location will give guests the opportunity to enjoy the famous resort city’s beaches and boardwalk before or after their time at the festival. As always, the event will feature some of the city’s best seafood, making it a destination for foodies and families alike. In store for this year is the return of the Chowder Cook-Off and the Pet Costume Contest, among other events and activities.
The 2017 Atlantic City Seafood Festival is an amazing opportunity to experience Atlantic City as a culinary destination and meet some of the city’s most unique chefs and restaurateurs all while eating their tasty creations. In addition to enjoying delicious seafood creations, other highlights of the festival will include children’s activities and amusements, live sand sculpting and a kids sand sculpting area, cooking demos, live music, local art and artists, shopping with unique vendors, wine seminars and tastings, The Great Brews on NJ Tasting Tent, a crab cake eating competition and the annual Chowder Cook-Off benefiting the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. With so much to offer for guests of all ages, it’s sure to be a fun day for all in attendance! Get a preview of all the deliciously fun activities planned for this year’s Atlantic City Seafood Festival here…
In observance of National Hunger Action Month in September, the Atlantic City Seafood Festival will again support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey by donating a portion of festival proceeds to this important organization. Hunger Action Month, a nationwide Feeding America campaign, challenges the public to take action by promoting ways for individuals everywhere to get involved with the movement to help solve the issue of hunger in America. Also, back by popular demand, the 2017 Chowder Cook-Off will benefit the Community Food Bank. In 2016, the Atlantic City Seafood Festival raised close to $10,000 which is the equivalent of $100,000 in food distributed throughout the Garden State! This year, festival producers plan to increasing that donation with the support of our participating restaurants and festival attendees, one cup of chowder at a time!
Returning to the Seafood Festival is the 2nd Annual Pet Costume Contest benefiting the Humane Society of Atlantic County! Festival goers are encouraged to dress their pets in their Sunday Best and show off their four-legged friends! The Pet Costume Contest will take place on Sunday, September 10th and will begin promptly at 3:00pm. Pets will be judged in the following categories: Most Original, Best Sea Creature Theme, People’s Choice, Owner/Pet look-alike. To enter the Pet Costume Contest, sign-up at the Humane Society Booth for a $5 minimum donation. All proceeds from the Pet Costume Contest will benefit The Humane Society of Atlantic County.
Advance tickets for the 2017 Atlantic Seafood Festival are available for purchase now and cost $10. Children under 12 are admitted to the festival free.