Annual Montauk Fall and Chowder Festival with Grucci Fireworks!
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
On the Village Green, center of Montauk, 742 Montauk Highway, Montauk, New York. 11954.
The Montauk Chamber of Commerce will hold its 31st Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th “On the Green” in the Center of downtown Montauk. A unique fireworks display by Grucci will take place Saturday night, October 6th at 7PM on Umbrella Beach. These fireworks are generously sponsored by the Atlantic Terrace resort hotel as well as by the Montauk Chamber.
On Saturday the Chamber-sponsored family-friendly festival will kick off at 11:00 am with its Famous Clam Chowder contest. Over 30 local restaurants contribute gallons of their best chowder. Judges will award the best New England and Manhattan chowders. You can judge this contest in the People’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced at 3pm on the Chamber’s Facebook page, tweeted on Twitter, and posted on the website at www.montaukchamber.com.
Both days will include many activities for children, such as a free 30 horse Carousel, inflatable rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, crab races and much more. For adults there will be live music, a farmers market and plant sales, along with raffles, October-fest style food, clams and oysters. Long Island wines and beer will be available. Live music will be featured on Saturday by Nancy Atlas and the Uncle Susie Band from 2-5 PM.
On Sunday the Festival continues with additional activities under the tent including the Annual Chinese Auction by the Montauk Playhouse 11-3pm. Live Music by the 3 B’s will be featured on Sunday 12-3pm.
At the conclusion of the festival, the Cash Catch ( a minimum of $15,000 in cash prize money will be awarded) winners will be announced along with the winners of other raffle prizes.
The festival is the major annual fundraiser sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce. Much of the proceeds are donated to organizations such as, the Montauk Food Pantry, the Montauk Fireworks Sponsored by the Montauk Chamber, and the Frank Cappozola Scholarship Fund as well as other local needs.