43rd Annual Festival of the Sea set for Sept. 18


POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The annual Festival of the Sea returns to downtown Point Pleasant Beach Sept. 18, offering thousands of community members from near and far the chance to enjoy local food and craft vendors, a beer and wine garden, music, family friendly activities and much more.

The 43rd annual festival will once again be held downtown along Arnold and Bay avenues, and according to the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce officials, will offer a plethora of seafood delicacies such as crab cakes and lobster as well as a variety of other foods to sample throughout the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to it being back,” Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carol Vaccaro told The Ocean Star. 


“I’m looking forward to people coming together and enjoying themselves, getting out and about, shopping, eating, listening to good music. It’ll be a great day.”

Each year the Festival of the Sea draws an estimated 50,000 people to the borough, with vendors for the festival being placed along one side of Arnold and Bay avenues, while the food vendors, beer and wine garden, and the music stage will be placed in the parking lot behind Borden’s.

“There’ll be good food, over 200 crafters, 20 local restaurants, entertainment,” Ms. Vaccaro said. “I want to remind everyone that the municipal parking lot [what is typically referred to as the Borden’s lot] that lot is closing by 3 o’clock on Sept. 17.”

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