Avalon Seafood Festival Set For Oct. 8 & 9

AVALON – The Avalon Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome the return of the annual Seafood Festival on Saturday October 8 and Sunday, October 9. Spend the weekend in the parking lot at 30th Street and the Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days enjoying delicious food, live entertainment, crafts and games, and browsing the goods offered at various arts, clothing and accessory vendors.

On Saturday, Sean Loosh and Brett Haenn will kick off the live-music lineup at 10 a.m., followed by Tom Curtis Jr. and MJ Nestor. Don’t forget about everyone’s favorite fall pastime, too – football! College football broadcasts will begin at noon in the Sound Advice Lounge, and there will be beer and wine for sale.

On Sunday, Where’s Pete takes the stage for its Seafood Festival debut, followed by the Michael Thompson Duo. NFL games will be streaming live in the Sound Advice Lounge, including the Eagles vs. Lions game at 1 p.m.

The weekend will be filled with plenty of fun for all ages, so bring the entire family! Ken the Magician will create balloon twists and wow the crowd with magic tricks. There will be an Eagles bounce house on Sunday and face painting for the kids as well. Make a visit to the craft tables for fall- and seafood-themed crafts and activities, too.

Don’t forget to save room on Sunday for the People’s Choice Chowder Contest at 1 p.m. For $10, festival guests will be able to blind taste chowders made locally by area restaurants and vote for their favorite. Join us to see if the Golden Inn will successfully defend its championship.

The Avalon Seafood Festival is one of the biggest events of the season, so be sure to mark your calendar and join in for a weekend of food, fun, football and more. The rain dates are October 15 and 16.

For more information, please visit www.visitavalonnj.com/special-events.