Ocean County Freeholder Director, Joseph H. Vicari, serves up chowder during the annual “Chowderfest” on Long Beach Island.
Ocean County, NJ- With the closing of Summer, the locals delight in the transition of bustling Summer traffic to bountiful Fall activities. The air is cooler, the pace is quicker and Festivals and Events are in full force. “Fall is the best time to explore Ocean County.” Says Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, Liaison to Tourism, which is the county’s number one industry. “Nothing really stops after Labor Day. In fact, the amount of events and the variety of attractions are greater than any other time of year.”
Ocean County boasts gorgeous coastal pleasures. From the beaches to the Barnegat Bay, crowds flock to the water every Summer. In the Fall, however, the aquaculture here is still energized. With our diverse fishing activities, boats are still chartered, fishing excursions continue and seafood festivals abound. “Point Pleasant Beach will enjoy its 40th year of the ‘Festival of the Sea‘ on Saturday September 16th”, notes Freeholder Vicari, “And on September 30th and October 1st, thousands will gather for the 29th annual, much-loved ‘Chowderfest‘ weekend in Beach Haven on Long Beach Island.”
Beyond the sea, there are more Food Trucks and Fire Pits to keep you warm at Laurita Winery, ‘Oktoberfest’ on the Boulevard in Seaside Heights September 30th and the ‘Food Truck Wind up and Craft Beer Festival’ at First Energy Park on September 30th, as well as so much more. Another traditional favorite is the ‘Decoy and Gunning Show’ which will present for its 35th year at Tip Seaman County Park and Tuckerton Seaport on Sept 23 and 24th.
As for the Season of Spooks – ‘Six Flags’ Fright Fest’, ‘Nightmare on Gravity Hill‘ and ‘Scary Rotten Farms‘ are among the favorite frightful attractions which open in September for the Halloween Season.
“Halloween Frights and Fall Farm Fun add to many attractions in Ocean County from now to Oct 31st”, Freeholder Director Vicari adds. “Along with great Jersey Fresh produce, You-Pick berry farms and of course pumpkin patches… what a wonderful time for family memories in Ocean County.”
Many more events and attractions can be found at http://www.OceanCountyTourism.com.