From the Cape Fear tourism site ...
The 13th annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off will take place Saturday at Carolina Beach Lake Park.
"Attendees can enjoy and vote on chowder from various restaurants and groups. In addition to serving up the area's best chowder, this daylong event includes live music and the Kidz Zone which will have face painting, balloon art, giant inflatable slide and more. There will also be fudge, hotdogs, funnel cakes, luna pops, pizza, bloom'n onions, soft drinks and beer and wine for sale. (No coolers, no pets please!). $5 per person 12 and under free. Park for free at Federal Point Shopping Center and ride the trolley for free to Carolina Beach Lake."
The contestants will be:
Harbor Masters Restaurant (Carolina Beach)
Jack Mackerel's Island Grill (Kure Beach)
Michael's Seafood Restaurant (Carolina Beach)
O'Charley's (Monkey Junction)
Olde Salty's (Carolina Beach)
RuckerJohns (Monkey Junction)
Seaside Grill at Courtyard Marriott (Carolina Beach)
Tangerines Caribbean Grill (Caribbean Grill)