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Two Booze Locations At Festival



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  1. Jim Bean wrote:

    I suggested using the field across from the elementary school as the location (it was on grass across from the pavilion year before). It already has a fence around it, you aren’t losing parking spaces, or aren’t blocking existing business parking area. I never understood closing the biggest parking lot in town for a large event. And there are bars literally everywhere. Why do we need beer tents? Who suggested that this supports Belmar businesses? Where is the BBP on this?

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:18 am | Permalink
  2. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Jim – You vill be severely punished for bringing logic and common sense into the idea of fish festival.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 8:33 am | Permalink
  3. Joe Smolinski wrote:

    Where do we go for the Keg stands

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 9:03 am | Permalink
  4. Taxpayer wrote:

    This event can’t break even.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 9:51 am | Permalink
  5. watchman wrote:

    Belmar doesn’t need this. In fact, why have a tourist commission? If the borough cannot show a profit on the books, well, with all that cash flying around…think about it.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:30 am | Permalink
  6. BMP wrote:

    why is the entire area fenced off? wouldnt that hurt the local business and prevent ingress and egress

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:39 am | Permalink
  7. OLD MAN wrote:

    #1 Your suggestion is to logical. Clog the streets again with cars. Buy your fish from Acme/Shop-Rite and cook it yourself. My son, CPA, wants complete financials (income statement). Also please include amounts borough employees have more money put into their pension fund because of this festival. Cops, DPW etc.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:49 am | Permalink
  8. guest wrote:

    #1 – You suggest having it on the baseball and softball fields? My understanding is that those fields are used by local leagues for a fee. I can’t imagine them being in great playing shape after 30K people stomp all over them. In fact, would probably cost money to rehabilitate them and if not in good shape, the leagues would go elsewhere. If the seafood fest brings in more money than it costs to fix the fields, then I guess that should be considered. If not, then the parking lot it is…. Personally, the best spot I think would be the Sea Girt Army Camp. Plenty of open field space and it is fenced in with security.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 12:31 pm | Permalink
  9. Jim Bean wrote:

    #8, I’m sure that something can be done so the fields don’t get wrecked. Maybe not put the majority of vendors in inner field? We know what the grass looks like after the festival because it was held in the grass for years. I never heard of any group or wedding party at the pavilion complaining about how bad the grass was tore up. I don’t remember any concern about the Silver Lake field needing “rehabilitated”. Your concern seems a bit silly.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:35 pm | Permalink
  10. dente fences wrote:

    I do not understand the need to be fenced in however?

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    New Jersey Seafood Festival belongs at the National Guard Camp in Sea Girt. That’s where the Irish Festival is held and if it’s good enough for Murphy’s people it’s good enough for Belmar.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:50 pm | Permalink
  12. Fence wrote:

    Because they are selling booze.fences fences booze fences

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:56 pm | Permalink
  13. Fence for fees? wrote:

    Could the plan for fences this year be a test run to see if fencing the event works? If so, they would then be able to charge an admission fee in the future?

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 12:03 am | Permalink
  14. OLD MAN wrote:

    Got my aspirin supply yesterday. Rite Aid wasn’t to busy. This week end will be noisy and crowded. Plan on lining my stomach with plenty of provolone cheese prior.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:42 am | Permalink
  15. Sell wrote:

    Sell the festival to Monmouth Park racetrack they have the money net now to run it properly.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:24 am | Permalink
  16. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    With any luck, this’ll be the last year of the Seafood Festival. All it’s about is the same old vendors selling high priced 2nd/3rd rate food accompanied by some band. You can get that easily from the same vendors at the Bradley Beach festival or any of the other such events at the shore every summer. Belmar gets nothing from this event but a bunch of people flooding into the town littering all over the place. We have our own litterers who don’t need any outside help.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:29 am | Permalink
  17. Average Joe wrote:

    Average for for below average attendees!!!

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:54 am | Permalink
  18. tom who? wrote:


    you seem rather jaded here. maybe allergic to shellfish?

    Maybe some locals enjoy the event?

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:16 am | Permalink
  19. Guest wrote:

    We know town employees enjoy the overtime.Why would anyone complain?

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 1:06 pm | Permalink
  20. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #18 – I don’t think I’m “jaded.” Everything has it’s day and then it’s over. The Seafood Festival has run its course in my view.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:59 pm | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    Can anyone out there tell me exactly whom this event benefits?? How bout getting started CUTTING BUDGETS 10% starting which these BS events. Good time to layoff un-necessary employees, the economy is humming and they’d be able to find a real job.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:56 pm | Permalink
  22. eugene creamer wrote:

    instant fence – yellow police tape and orange traffic barrels

    is the Festival being live streamed?

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:32 pm | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    What and get more embarrassing moments?

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 8:50 am | Permalink
  24. Beer town wrote:

    Traffic nightmare and it’s only Thursday.8th and 10th ave are almost impassable ,who pays all these people We do.This is a rouse.

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:51 pm | Permalink
  25. Big ones wrote:

    DPW ON OVERTIME ALL WEEKEND, who picks up that tab.

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    Get rid of special events NOW!

    Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

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