09/08/2018 - 09/09/2018


11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The Atlantic City Seafood Festival Returns to Bader Field in 2018

The people of the South Jersey area spoke and we listened! In 2018, The Atlantic City Seafood Festival is returning to Bader Field where the acres of uninhabited, waterfront land will once again be transformed into a seafood lover’s dream! With the famous Atlantic City skyline as its backdrop, The Atlantic City Seafood Festival will feature over 40 different local and regional seafood restaurants and purveyors who will be serving up their favorite seafaring dishes.

With the majority of the restaurants attending being brick and mortar Atlantic City restaurants, The Atlantic City Seafood festival will continue to give attendees the opportunity to experience this seaside city as a culinary destination. It is also a great opportunity for foodies and food seekers to meet some of Atlantic City’s most unique chefs and restaurateurs all while eating their tasty creations. From clams to calamari, oysters to ahi, and even alligator too, The Atlantic City Seafood Festival has it all!

The Atlantic City Seafood Festival gives attendees a reason to spend the day in Atlantic City by highlighting the fantastic dining options this coastal town has to offer. Whether it’s trying the vast selection of local restaurants, sipping Jersey made craft beers, cooking with local chefs, shopping unique exhibitors, playing in the sand, or feeding butterflies, you will find yourself immersed in The Atlantic City Seafood Festival and all it has to offer.

The Atlantic City Seafood Festival happens to fall every year during National Hunger Action Month, a nationwide Feeding America campaign, challenging the public to take action to help solve the issue of hunger in America! In honor of National Hunger Action Month, The Atlantic City Seafood Festival will once again support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey through the widely-popular Chowder Cook-Off in which all proceeds benefit the Food Bank! This cook-off will allow participants to sample chowder from some of the finest restaurants Atlantic City has to offer as they stroll the festival and decide what they are going to feast on! In 2017, through the Chowder Cook-Off, the Festival and restaurants, we were able to raise close to $16,000 which is the equivalent of 48,000 meals distributed throughout the Garden State! This year we plan on 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 3rd Annual Pet Costume Contest benefiting the Humane Society of Atlantic County and their loveable residents! Festival goers are encouraged to dress their pets in their Sunday’s Best and show-off their four-legged friends! The contest will take place on Sunday, September 9th and will begin promptly at 3:00pm. Pets will be judged on the following categories: Most Original, Best Sea Creature Theme, People’s Choice, Owner/Pet look-alike. To enter the Pet Costume Contest, sign-up with the Humane Society for a $5 minimum donation. All proceeds will benefit The Humane Society of Atlantic County.

Programming for the Atlantic City Seafood Festival includes Children’s activities and amusements, live Sand Sculpting / Kids Sand Sculpting area, a Butterfly Garden, Live Music, Complimentary Demos and Seminars, The Great Brews of NJ Tasting Tent, a Crab Cake Eating Competition and the Chowder Cook-Off benefiting the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, just to name a few. New to the 2018 programing schedule will be an Ocean & Marine Conservation speaker series. We are inviting a variety of experts on this topic to stop by and help educate our attendees on the importance of Ocean and Marine Conservation! More details to come on the speaker line-up!

The entry fee for The 2018 Atlantic City Seafood Festival is $10 per person, with children 12 and under being FREE. Parking will be available onsite at Bader Field for $10 per car. The entrance is between the Sand Castle Stadium and Skate Zone on the Black Horse Pike. For more information, check out or contact Jon Henderson 609.385.0716 or at

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