The SouthCoast Chamber is recruiting restaurants and food vendors for the 12th annual New Bedford Seaport Chowder Festival at Pier 3 on Sunday, Oct. 8.

According to South Coast Today.com, the event will run from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Applications for interested vendors and restaurants are available by calling the chamber office or visiting southcoastchamber.com/chowderfest.

The deadline for restaurants and food vendors to sign up for the event is Friday, Aug. 25.