September 6 – October 19

120 West Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ
609-296-8868

Hours:
Open Daily, 10 AM – 5 PM

www.tuckertonseaport.org

Once known as the Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen’s Museum, the Tuckerton Seaport has evolved into a maritime village located along historic Tuckerton Creek in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Tuckerton Seaport’s 40-acre site includes 17 historic and recreated buildings connected by a boardwalk, a maritime forest and wetlands nature trail, two houseboats, a decoy gallery, a working boatworks building in which restoration of sneakbox designs of the Barnegat Bay occurs, a historic marine railway (currently under reconstruction), decoy carving workshops and the recreated Tucker’s Island Lighthouse. Daily demonstrators and traditional artists bring the Jersey Shore’s rich maritime heritage to life.

Food is an essential component of Tuckerton’s history and culture. Nestled between the bay and the Pinelands, this unique environment allowed for the development of a culinary heritage that draws from both. Hunting, fishing and gathering still continue to this day. Come join us!


Pound fishing – courtesy Tuckerton Seaport

List of Events

Cooking Demos – daily throughout exhibit
September 6-October 19

“Working the Cycle” Presentation (seasonal occupations with emphasis on food)
Saturday, September 13

Clam Recipes
Monday, September 22 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Blueberry Cobbler
Wednesday, September 24 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Blueberry Buckle
Thursday, September 25 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Upside Down Cranberry
Friday, September 26 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show; “Preparing Wild Game”
Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28
* (Saturday) 11:00 AM – Mussels in Sauce
* (Saturday) 12:00 PM – Shucking Contest
* (Sunday) 12:00 PM – Clam Fritters


Come smell what’s cooking in the Lighthouse! Nancy McCarten cooks fried clams.

Corn Chowder
Monday, September 29 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Steamed Clams
Tuesday, September 30 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Apples
Wednesday, October 1 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Peaches
Friday, October 3 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Deer Stew
Saturday, October 4 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Chowderfest Event (Booth with Skeeters Restaurant – Clam Chowder Competition)
Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5


Bob Riser making clams casino

Blueberry Cream
Sunday, October 5 12:00 PM
Lighthouse Stove

Cranberry Bread
Monday, October 6 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Smoked Eel
Tuesday, October 7 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, October 8 11:00 AM
Hunting Shanty

Corn Chowder
Wednesday, October 8 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Tomato Pie
Friday, October 10 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Sauerkraut
Friday, October 10 1:00 PM
Lighthouse Stove

Cranberries & Clams
Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12 10:00 AM
Lighthouse

Wild Duck
Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Corn Bread
Monday, October 13 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

“Lunch & Learn” Program – Oysters
Monday, October 13 11:00 AM
Hunting Shanty

Clam Pie
Tuesday, October 14 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Warm Chicken Salad
Wednesday, October 15 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Cranberry Muffins
Thursday, October 16 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove

Crabs
Thursday, October 16 1:00 PM
Lighthouse Stove

Apple Cake
Friday, October 17 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Stove


A man spears eels in the winter.

Lighthouse Challenge – Key Ingredients Closes
Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19
* (Saturday) October 18 11:00 AM – Striper
* (Saturday & Sunday) October 18 & 19 10:00 AM – Cranberries & Clams
* (Saturday & Sunday) October 18 & 19 12:00 PM – Ice Cream Social
* (Sunday) October 19 11:00 AM – “Catch of the Day”

Christkindlmarkt – Holiday Food Celebrations
Saturday, December 13

Past Events

Baymen’s Seafood and Music Festival
Saturday, June 21, 10 AM – 5 PM

Red Wine & Blues Festival Cranberry and Blueberry wines
Saturday, July 5

“Culture in Context” Folk Art exhibit – Emphasis on food: Decoy carving/Duck recipes, Eel baskets, Eeling, etc.)
Month of August

Home Cookin’ Music Program
Sunday, August 3

Demonstration – Making Eel Traps with Debbie Simpson (Basket Maker)
Saturday, August 9

Home Cookin’ Music Program
Sunday, August 10

Home Cookin’ Music Program - Reltmeyer Family – Decoys, Hunting & Wild Game Cooking
Sunday, August 17

Demonstration – Making Eel Traps with Debbie Simpson (Basket Maker)
Saturday, August 23

Home Cookin’ Music Program – Reltmeyer Family – Decoys, Hunting & Wild Game Cooking
Sunday, August 24

Opening Reception
Friday, September 5

Antique & Classic Boat Show; Clambake
Saturday, September 6

Antique & Classic Boat Show
Sunday, September 7