Toast Your Way Into Fall in Beachwood this Weekend!

Toast your way into the fall season at New Jersey’s best new wine festival! The “Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park” will be taking place this Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 from 12 noon to 5pm daily in Beachwood, NJ.   The Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park will feature 10 of New Jersey’s finest wineries including: Auburn Road Vineyards, Coda Rossa Winery, DiMatteo Vineyard, Plagido’s Winery, Renault Winery, Sharrott Winery, Tomasello Winery, Valenzano Winery, Ventimiglia Vineyard, and Wagonhouse Winery.  Wineries will be offering samples and sales of more than 150 wines, including their very best varietals and seasonal favorites.

Food Trucks in attendance at the event are Waffle de Lys, El Lechon de Negron, and JB Wood Fired Pizza.

There will also be live music both days. On Saturday the Jody Joseph Band will be playing and on Sunday the Dancing Goats.

Come hang out, drink, listen to live music and check out local artisans and crafters!

You can RSVP and check out any updates on the Facebook event page.

Dates: October 25 & 26, 2014, Noon to 5pm
Address: Jakes Branch Park, 1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood NJ
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 (Cash only) at door. Tickets can be purchased HERE
PS. I’ll be there too! Look for me!

11 Events to Check Out this Weekend – Oct 24 – 26, 2014

There are a lot of events to choose from this weekend, these are just a few I’m highlighting! Be sure to check out all the “Fall Events and Festivals – Resources” Section of the Website as well as Ghost Tours!

Chiller Theatre - October 24th-26th

The Chiller Theatre Toy, Model and Film Expo, held twice a year at the Parsippany Sheraton aka the Tara Hotel in April and Oct, is your Premiere Convention for all things Cool! Chiller Theatre, with over 24 years in the business, is your #1 stop for the Best Celebrities, Dealers rooms that are second to none, a Rock n Roll Costume Party the Saturday Night of both events and in association with WPIX Channel 11 in NY, they’ve brought back the TV show you know and love every Halloween, namely CHILLER THEATRE movie night!

Dates: October 24th -26th, 2014
Address: Sheraton Parsippany Hotel- 199 Smith Rd, Parsippany
Phone: 973-515-2000
To get tickets click Here
For more information like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @ChillerTheatre
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Zombie Outbreak – Oct 24 & 25


A mysterious plague is spreading like wildfire among the population causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. Not to fear, the Zombie Contingency Agency has been called into action to protect the public from the undead menace. Take shelter from the zombie horde in our fortified refugee center. All is well. What could possibly go wrong? Zombie Outbreak is part of the Operation Halloween event held Friday and Saturday, October 24-25 at the Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation At Brookville, NJ. In addition to the Zombie Outbreak attraction, Operation Halloween will feature the Jersey Devil Hayride and Pumpkin Street for kids.  Tickets are good for unlimited re-entry to all attractions for one day.  100% of profits will benefit the various participating non-profit groups.

Dates: Oct 24th – 25, 2014 (Begins at 7pm)
Address: Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation; 229 Brookville Road, Barnegat Township
Cost: $10 at gate, $8 in advance. Buy  tickets HERE
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Atlantic City Cinefest/Downbeach Film Festival: Oct 24 – 26

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The mission of the Downbeach Film Festival/Atlantic City Cinefest is to present a cultural event for residents of and visitors to the communities of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate, Longport, Ocean City and beyond.

The festival promotes new films, as well as filmmakers and actors, all in an effort to celebrate the art form of moviemaking. We are rooted in the celebration of independent and studio film, and the creation of a form where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work.

Our event also provides novice and aspiring filmmakers, actors, and others interested in a career in the film business, the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and mentoring.

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Blend Central Jersey Beer Fest – Oct 25

Tickets will include beer, a pig roast, live music, and much, much more!

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014; 1pm to 5pm
Address: Blend Bistro & Bar, 911 Route 33, Hamilton, NJ
Cost: $15 to $55, But Tickets Here
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October Beerfest 5K – Oct 25

Come RUN, PLAY, DRINK, EAT, PARTY with us and for once you can justify your beer guzzling, game playing, hot dog eating habits – all by running a 5K first! ​

Your registration gets you:
Access to our 5K course complete with Beer Stations OR entry into the Lawn Games Tourney OR Both!
Picnic Party with Hot Dogs, Beer, and Lawn Games
​Music by Nightmoves DJs
Prizes in surprise categories
Official “Here’s To Me!” October Beerfest shirt!

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014; 10am to 3pm
Address: Rahway River Park, Clark, NJ
Cost: $25+. Register HERE
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South Jersey Geek Fest - Oct 25

SJ Geek fest is a celebration of your geekery featuring comics, tabletop games, video games, youtubers, cosplayers and more.

Date: Oct 25, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Woodbury Heights Community Center; 741 Helen Ave, Woodbury, NJ
Cost: Admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the door. To get tickets click here
For more information like them on Facebook
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Zombie Crawl at the Lake Hopatcong Elks – Oct 25

Zombies, Vampires, and undead creatures of all kinds are expected to turn out in full make up. Open to Monster enthusiasts of all ages! Participants will crawl along a 1 mile haunted trail. The walking undead will cease their lumbering at 6pm.  6-10pm is the After-Life Party. Music, food, fun, & more! Contests for best costume, best group, & more.For more info or to sign up contact the organizers by email: bpoe782@optonline.net. All proceeds benefit the Lake Hopatcong Elks, Special needs children, and youth charities.

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014; 4pm
Address: Lake Hopatcong Elka Lodge; 201 Howard Blvd., Mt. Arlington, NJ
Cost:  $10 in donations to crawl, $30 in donations includes a ticket to the after-life party, a crawl t-shirt, and a $5 food voucher.
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Toast Your Way Into Fall Festival at Jakes Branch Park- Oct 25 & 26

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Toast your way into the fall season at New Jersey’s best new wine festival! The “Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park” will be taking place this Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 from 12 noon to 5pm daily in Beachwood, NJ.   The Autumn Wine Festival at Jakes Branch Park will feature 10 of New Jersey’s finest wineries including: Auburn Road Vineyards, Coda Rossa Winery, DiMatteo Vineyard, Plagido’s Winery, Renault Winery, Sharrott Winery, Tomasello Winery, Valenzano Winery, Ventimiglia Vineyard, and Wagonhouse Winery.  Wineries will be offering samples and sales of more than 150 wines, including their very best varietals and seasonal favorites.

Dates: October 25 & 26, 2014, Noon to 5pm
Address: Jakes Branch Park, 1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood NJ
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 (Cash only) at door. Tickets can be purchased HERE
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Halloween at Sharrott Winery – Oct 25 & 26

Scary tunes, people in costumes, tricks and treats – and hot wine! That’s the way we celebrate Halloween at Sharrott Winery. Stop by the Tasting Room for Halloween fun; complimentary tastings for everyone in costume. Also enjoy Live Music on our patio from 1 pm to 4 pm both days.

Dates: October 25 & 26, 2014, Noon to 5pm
Address: Sharrott Winery; 370 S Egg Harbor Rd, Hammonton, NJ
Cost: Free
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Hallowine Weekend - Oct 25 & 26

Dress up for a free tasting, “Costume” Wine Labels, Pumpkin Give-away, Mulled Wine, Cheesecake & Pumpkin Butter Tastings. Don’t let the kids have all the fun this All Hallows’ Eve. It’s the grown-ups turn to have a good time on the vineyard at our HalloWINE Weekend. It will be a SCREAM! Come in costume and get a complimentary wine tasting. Take a picture at our “costume” label station and get it put on a bottle of wine. Sample Pecan Pumpkin Butter from Muirhead Foods and Pumpkin Cheesecake from Maddalenas.

Dates: October 25 & 26, 2014, Noon to 5pm
Address: Old York Cellars; 80 Old York Rd. Ringoes, NJ
Cost: Free with Costume
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Smithville Zombie Walk  – Oct 26


Vendors, entertainment and prizes. Zombies walk at 6pm. Free! No registration required! When Hell is full…zombies will walk Smithville! Join us for a day of vendors, music, entertainment and prizes. This is an all day event. Zombies will walk at 6pm. Raffle Of The Living Dead at 6:30 pm. Come dressed as a zombie (or zombie hunter) and participate for free, or have your make up done in front of Underground for $5. No registration required. Every person in costume receives a free raffle ticket at Underground. Itinerary will be posted on this page as info becomes available.

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Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Address: Village Greene at Historic Smithville
Cost: Free to Attend

MUTTster Mash Halloween @ Morris Animal Inn – Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Postcard(1)Yay! An event Frankie would love!

A day-long Halloween party awaits your pooch at Morris Animal Inn on Wednesday, October 29th!

The MUTTster Mash is a witch-themed party is from 9am to 4pm and will have your pet celebrating Halloween in style with hocus pocus games and delicious “tricky treats.” Pups will play Transylvania Tag, race over hay hurdles and show off their costumes when they sit for their portrait in our Witches Photo Boooth! All guests will go home with a treat fit for the spooky season. Call 973-539-0377 to register your pet for a day of witchy fun today!

Date: October 29, 2014; 9am to 4pm
Address: 120 Sand Spring Road, Morristown, NJ
Cost: $59

Like on them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @MorrisAnimalInn

About Morris Animal Inn:

Party events will be customized to fit your pet’s personality (private or group).

Morris Animal Inn is a family owned and operated luxury pet resort in Morristown, New Jersey, for cats and dogs.  For more information, visit the Morris Animal Inn website, call 973-539-0377, or email info@morrisanimalinn.com.

Also, this video is adorable:

12 Events to Check Out this Weekend – Oct 17 – 19, 2014

New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show – Oct 19

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New Jersey Isn’t Boring is SO happy to announce it’s first art show, to be held at the Rail House  in Rahway, NJ on Sunday, October 19th at 5pm. This event is part of a weekly event called called Soft Sounds and Creative Wonders run by the Rail House. It features acoustic musicians and local artwork.

The event will feature 3 artists whose work represents NJ. The three artists will be Chris Ernst, Corey Hudson, and Scott Modrzynski.

Date: Sunday, October 19th, 2014; 5pm to 11pm;  RSVP to the event on Facebook!
Address: 1443 Irving St, Rahway, NJ
Cost: Free to attend. I recommend getting drinks and dinner at the restaurant. AWESOME menu
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Capy May NJ State Film Festival – Oct 17 – 19

This weekend film festival is committed to the presentation of creative, challenging, ground-breaking work by New Jersey filmmakers and films with New Jersey or World Premiere status.This years festival features a Showcase of Beatles Films On the 50th Anniversary of their first US visit!

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Fall Food Truck Fiesta – Saturday, Oct 18

Hosted by Surf and Turf Truck, this event features great food trucks, children’s activities, wine and beer, music, fire pits, mobile fashion trucks, Salvation Army’s Food Truck for a free demo tour and more! Event is Rain or Shine!!

Date: Saturday, October 18th, 2014; 11am to 7pm
Address: Mercer County Park Festival Grounds; 334 S Post Rd, West Windsor Township, NJ
Cost: $5 Admisssion
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Bricktoberfest - Oct 18

Bricktoberfest, Saturday, October 18th at Windward Beach Park, 265 Princeton Avenue, Brick, NJ, 11 am – 5 pm. Featuring a Sauerkraut Eating Contest by Major League Eating — hmmm, will champ Joey Chestnut compete? Lots of fun for the kids, including boardwalk games, blow-up and mechanical rides. Beer & wine garden. Live music by local bands. Fun for the whole family.

Date:  Saturday, October 18th; 11am to 5pm
Address: Windward Beach Park, 265 Princeton Avenue, Brick
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Grape Gallop – Oct 18

Enjoy Running? Love Wine? Pair Both! Join us Saturday, October 18th for Grape Gallop, the event that pairs exercise and wine tasting!  Located at picturesque Alba Vineyard & Winery, Grape Gallop allows you to choose to run or walk the challenging 2-mile course, or take a second turn and make it a 4-miler!  After crossing the finish line, stimulate your taste buds with Alba’s award winning wines and relax with your fellow participants.See you at the Start! For further information and to register please visit the website.

Dates: Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Address: Alba Vineyard; 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Finesville, Milford, NJ
Cost:  Regular Pre-Registration (by October 14)  $55, Race Day $60 Designated Driver (No Tasting) Pre-Registration (by October 14)  $35
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Autumn Wine Festival - Oct 18 & 19

The Autumn Wine Festival is coming to the RiverWinds Community Center in West Deptford this year. It takes place on Saturday, October 18th, and Sunday, October 19th from 12-5. Not only will this festival feature 12 local NJ wineries with over 200 different wines to taste, but also live music, food trucks, and fall activities for the kids, making it fun for the whole family.

Dates: October 18th & 19th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Riverwinds Community Center Grounds; 1000 RiverWinds Drive West, Deptford, NJ
Cost: Tickets are $20 at the gate, and $15 in advance. Get Tickets HERE
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Toy Con NJ – Oct 18 & 19

ToyConNJ will feature  170+ tables of Collectibles and featuring special celebrity guests, comic artists and special events for the entire family. A COSPLAY cash prize contest will be held Saturday Evening and run by Mayhem Collectibles. If you plan to attend in costume than why not enter the contest!

Address: 33 Baldwin Rd, Parsippany
Dates: October 18th & 19th, 2014
Cost: $5, free to anyone in fully costume. Children under 12 are free
For more information check them out on Facebook
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Stafford Fall Wine Festival – Oct 18 & 19

The Stafford Township Fall Harvest Wine Festival at Manhawkin Lake Park will be held October 18th and 19th, 12 noon to 5 pm, rain or shine. The festival features wine tasting by New Jersey wineries, along with food, crafters, vendors, and live music. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit and enjoy the music. Admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the gate for adults 21 years and older. Under 21 years of age or designated drivers are free. Advance tickets can be purchased, visit website.  The Stafford Township Fall Wine Festival is sponsored by TD Bank and WJRZ 100.1. The festival will offer sampling from some of New Jersey’s leading wineries, participating are Cava Winery, DiMatteo Winery, Monroeville Vineyard & Winery, Plagido’s Winery, Southwind Vineyard & Winery, Tomasello Winery, and Valenzano Winery. Dozens of varieties of wines will be available; each paid admission includes a commemorative wine glass.

Dates: October 18th & 19th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Manahawkin Lake Park; Rt. 9 & No. Lakeshore Dr., Manahawkin, NJ
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the gate. Get tickets HERE
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Southwind Wine and Art Weekend – Oct 18 & 19

Dates: Oct 18 & 19, 2014′ 11am to 6pm
Address: Southwind Vineyard, 385 Lebanon Rd, Millville, New Jersey.
Cost: Free to attend
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Laurita Winery Harvest Festival - Oct 18 & 19

An event you do not want to miss! Join us to celebrate the ongoing harvest at one of the Outer Coastal Plain’s most highly regarded winery. Bring the family and friends. Enjoy live music, fine wines, great food, and shopping for antiques from our Farm Treasures plus handmade items from over 50 different artisans. Kids will enjoy pony rides, REX the pumpkin eating dinosaur and the playground. Vineyard wagon tours starting at 1:00pm.

Dates: October 18th & 19th, 2014
Address: Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
Cost: $5. Get tickets in advance HERE
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Just Jersey Jazz & Food Truck Festival - Sunday, Oct 19

Over 25 Gourmet Food Trucks, partnered with some incredible Jazz bands, make for an enchanting and fulfilling October afternoon. Bring your appetite, lawn chairs and blankets. Dine on excellent food, while enjoining the amazing sounds of Jazz greats! Benefit for the Roxbury food pantry, who is in dire need. Bring a can or boxed item to donate and Save $1 on admission. $5 per person, 12 and under free. There will be childrens activities and vendors too! It’s a gourmet wonderland and it’s all for a good cause! More info visit website.

Date: Sunday, October 19th, 2014; 11am to 6pm
Address: Horse Shoe Lake – Island; 72 Eyland Ave., Succasunna, NJ
Cost: $5 per person, $1 off admission w/ food donation. 12 & under free

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Opening Reception for Artist of the Month Show at AGNJ – Oct 19

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Arts Guild New Jersey is pleased to present The 2014 Artists of the Month Art Exhibit, featuring the artwork of twelve winners from our 2014 Artist of the Month competition. The exhibition, which opens on October 19 and runs through November 13, 2014 will have a free, public reception on Sunday, October 19th, 1-4 PM, at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065. Gallery Hours are Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm, Fri: 10am to 1pm, Sat & Sun: 1-4pm or by appointment for groups of 10 or more. The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.

In 2013, Arts Guild New Jersey presented an open juried competition in order to select twelve artists who were featured one per month on our website as an Artist of The Month starting in January 2014. The artists featured are: Michael Benevenia, Cathleen Parra, Bill Ross, Linda Jacobs, Chiara Chandoha, Norma Greenwood, Sharon Heyward, Tania Sen, Raul Villarreal, Patricia A. Bender, Susan Evans Grove, and Richard Buntzen. Their work shows not only great skill and talent, but a broad range of styles and mediums and genres.

Date: Sunday, October 19th, 2014; 1 to 4pm.
Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Cost: Free
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

Hometown Heroes Zombie Run – November 2nd, 2014

Looking for a Zombie run? The Hometown Heroes Zombie 5K Fun Run will be held on November 2nd, 2014!

Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Address: Argos Farm; 1250 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ
Cost: Regular – $40, Kids- $25, Special Group Rate: 6 or more participants $35 Each. Register HERE

Press Release:

The Hometown Heroes Zombie 5K Fun Run is the event of the season! Hosted on 100 acres at Argos Farm in Forked River, NJ, the Zombie 5K will feature apocalyptic obstacles, including a giant corn maze. We’ll also have free face painting at The Zombification Station by professional make-up artists. Enjoy the day with family & friends at Argos’ brand new Farm Market and Café by savoring seasonal treats including apple cider donuts and fudge. Come for the run, but stay for the fun!

We will be giving away prizes for Best Zombie, First Finisher and so much more! Sign up today for your free event t-shirt and other great goodies.

Nutrishop will be on hand to with free merch and giveaways!

About Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes’ main purpose is to foster an environment of goodwill, generosity, and encouragement by supporting local communities when unexpected needs arise during a crisis without discrimination towards an individual’s ethnicity, gender, and age. The organization provides an opportunity for all of us to give back to the community through professional assistance, financial assistance, and advocacy. Hometown Heroes helps those in need, often with little or no time, to find a solution to a problem that at the time appears overwhelming.

Hometown Heroes has provided assistance with:

- Hurricane Relief
– Homelessness
– Domestic violence
– Drug abuse
– Disability
– Providing food and heat for the elderly
– Assistance for new mothers with nowhere to turn
– Joint fundraisers with local and national nonprofits

You Can Be A Hero Too!

Whether you are a professional offering services for members of our community or an individual who wants to volunteer to help, they are looking for you!

Simply go to their website www.usahometownheroes.org and fill out the contact form or send them a message via their Facebook page.

South Jersey Pumpkin Show this Weekend – Oct 10th – 12th, 2014

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is BACK! Enjoy Artist and Craftsmen Village, Fall/Winter Home Show, Little Miss Pumpkin Show, truckloads of pumpkins, live bands, hay rides, The Legend of the Headless Horseman, Giant Pumpkin Pyramid, pumpkin dessert contest, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie and so much more. Boo barn for kids, inside and outside festival. Voted by CBS of New York as one of the best fall festival in New Jersey.

Dates: October 10th – 12th, 2014
Address: Salem County Fairgrounds, Rte. 40, Woodstown, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend

Press Release:

The 11th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the fall harvest this October 10-12, 2014, hosted at the Salem County Fairgrounds. South Jersey Pumpkin Show was created out of the love of pumpkins and the fall harvest from Millville residents Kathryn & Leslie (Beau) Wright, The event’s theme for 2014 is “Enjoy all things Pumpkin” and the festival will showcase a giant pumpkin pyramid, Big Pumpkin Weigh-Off, pumpkin wine sampling, pumpkin foods, dessert contest, pumpkin themed pageant, pumpkin contests and so much more.Thousands of families from many states show up year after year in support of the South Jersey Pumpkin Show. The 2014 show will feature the reading of Sleepy Hollow legend and the arrival of the Headless Horsemen on Friday & Saturday evenings.

The giant pumpkin pyramid will be showcased as the center piece of the festival and kids under ten will enjoy a free, friendly boo barn, pumpkins, craft making and free pumpkins.

Families visiting the festival can enjoy wine sampling, pumpkin desserts, rows and rows of craftsmen, Fall Home & Living Expo, fun contests, scarecrows, amusement rides, give-a-ways, Adult only pumpkin toss, live bands, festival food court, camping, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, colorful pumpkins, pumpkins and so much more!

The South Jersey Pumpkin Show is a completely self-supporting festival made possible by the sponsors, exhibitors and $6.00 parking fee!

South Jersey Pumpkin Show will always be dedicated to Kathy’s October son, Scott R.W. Bailey, who succumbed to ATV injuries on May 13, 2010. Kathy’s son was a huge part of the festival from the beginning and will always be remembered by his friends and family. Admissions is free, parking $6.00 a carload and free shopping bags for visitors. Home & Garden vendors, sponsors, craftsmen and farm markets are being sought for 2014. Visit www.sjpumpkinshow.com for details. Call 856-765-0118

Lighting of Giant Pumpkin Pyamid Friday Night, Headless Horseman arrive on Friday night, Little Miss Pumpkin Show Pageant, Sunday at 2:00pm, Pumpkin/apple dessert contest Saturday, Costumed Dog Parade Sunday at noon, Decorated Fall baby strollers, Amusement and Hayrides all three days.
Free Admission, Parking $6.00 a carlaod

 

20 (!) Events to Check out This Week/Weekend: Oct 9 – 12, 2014

Fall Harvest and Wine Festival – Oct 9

SAVE THE DATE for the Camden Children’s Garden First Annual Fall Harvest & Wine Festival. Taste over 15 wines from Monroeville Vineyard & Winery, enjoy live music, sample hors d’oeuvres showcasing seasonal ingredients from local eateries, and browse hand-made crafts all while taking in the fall scenery at the Garden. For guests 21+ only.

Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014; 6pm to 9pm
Address: Camden’s Children Garden; 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
Cost:  $35 per person, $60 a couple. To purchase tickets, please call: 856-365-8733.
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Fashion Field Launch Party – Oct 10

Fashion Field LLC and Motor Media in association with The Headliner present an exciting evening of style on October 10th. This night will include a fashion show featuring Setata and DiLaRu Boutique with performances by DJ Skribble, Louie Devito, and DJ Vicious Vic.  Invite only fashion show at 7pm and the after party open to the general public at 10pm at The Headliner, 1401 Route 35, located in Neptune, NJ 07753.

Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014; 7pm,, after part at 10pm
Address: The Headliner; 1401 Route 35, Neptune, NJ
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of. Age 21+
You can get tickets HERE
RSVP to the Event on Facebook HERE
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Canal’s 5th Annual SJ Oktoberfest – Oct 10

The 5th annual event, benefiting the American Red Cross SJ Chapter, will take place  from 7 pm – 10 pm at the 1000-person-capacity majestic Masso’s Orchard Garden. This year’s presenting sponsors are Canal’s of Glassboro, and the South Jersey Times and Washington Township Times newspapers and NJ.com. NJ Social Affair Permit No.14005424. Tickets to the event are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Ticket purchase includes: all food sampling, beer and wine sampling, party favors, DJ, dancing, live entertainment, contests and prizes and all event festivities-benefiting the American Red Cross SJ Chapter. Patrons must be 21 to attend. Reserve Now On-Line! Visit the website for more information.

Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014, 7pm to 10pm
Address: Masso’s Orchard Garden, 210 Delsea Dr. S., Glassboro, NJ
Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Get tickets HERE
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South Jersey Pumpkin Show – Oct 10 – 12

The 11th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the fall harvest this October 10-12, 2014, hosted at the Salem County Fairgrounds. South Jersey Pumpkin Show was created out of the love of pumpkins and the fall harvest from Millville residents Kathryn & Leslie (Beau) Wright. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show was voted by CBS of New York as one of the best fall festivals in New Jersey The event’s theme for 2014 is “Enjoy all things Pumpkin” and the festival will showcase a giant pumpkin pyramid, Big Pumpkin Weigh-Off, pumpkin wine sampling, pumpkin foods, dessert contest, pumpkin themed pageant, pumpkin contests.

Dates: October 10th – 12th, 2014
Address: Salem County Fairground; 735 Harding Hwy., Rt. 40, Woodstown, NJ
Cost:  Free
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The Big Brew Beer Festival in Morristown – Oct 11

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The Big Brew Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ. The event is split up into 2 sessions, an afternoon and evening session. VIP tickets are available.There will be over 200 Craft Beers – featuring fall seasonal brews, with unlimited tastings. This is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados and beer lovers to meet, hang out, discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives.

General Admission Tickets at the door (if still available): Session 1 – $65, Session 2 – $65
– Access to unlimited beer tastings of over 200 craft beer selections.
– Souvenir tasting glass

VIP Tickets at the door (if still available): Session 1 – $95, Session 2 – $95
-Access to unlimited beer tastings of over 200 craft beer selections.
-An extra hour of tasting (Session 1: 12:00pm-1:00pm; Session 2: 6:00pm to 7:00 pm)
-Over 25 special and rare, VIP-only brews in roped-off VIP Lounge (available to VIPs throughout the entire session)
-Beer-infused hors d’oeuvres served buffet-style during the VIP extra hour (Session 1: 12:00pm-1:00pm; Session 2: 6:00pm to 7:00 pm)
-Souvenir tasting glass

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Times:  Session 1 – VIP: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM; GA: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM; Session 2: VIP: 6:00 PM – 10.30 PM; GA: 7:00 PM – 10.30 PM
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $60, $65 at door, VIP $90, $95 at door

There is a designated driver ticket for $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
For tickets visit Here.. $10 off admission code: NJISNTBORING
You can also get more information on their Facebook and Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

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Oktoberfest Food Truck Mash Up – Oct 11

The Food Truck Mash-Up is returning to Bergen County, this time in an Oktoberfest theme. The event will include food trucks, entertainment and vendors.  Free admission.

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 5pm to 11pm
Address:  Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment; 1 Racetrack Drive,  East Rutherford, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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Montclair’s Dog Walk of the Dead – Oct 11

New Jersey’s only zombie dog walk to help benefit The Montclair Animal Shelter (MAS) returns on October 11th 2014 Erie Park Montclair, NJ.When there’s no more room in Hell the dead will walk their Dog! Join us again this October at Erie Park in Montclair, NJ for zombies, dogs & mayhem to benefit MAS. Vendors, music, pet friendly restaurants, and a pet costume contest will all lead to our Z-Walk. . This is a FREE event.

Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @DogWalkoftheDead

Date: October 11th, 2014, Noon to 3pm
Address: Erie Park, Montclair, NJ
Cost: Free
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Heart of the Shore World Premiere – Oct 11

On Saturday, October 11th Hometown Heroes presents, “Heart of the Shore”, A Film Documentary of Superstorm Sandy. The film will be presented by Emmy nominated Cliff Charles of “When the Levee Breaks” a Katrina Story.

Date: Saturday,  October 11, 2014; 6:15pm Doors Open: 5:30 PM
Address: Seaside Park Beach Corner of Ocean Ave & Stockton Ave, Seaside Park, NJ
Cost: FREE!

Learn more about the film on their Website, Facebook & Twitter @HeartoftheShore
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The Witches Ball – Oct 11

This outdoor event is a one of a kind opportunity for adults to dress up and act like, well, whatever they want! Surrender yourself to the atmosphere and detail while all around you performances blend with the patrons as the night progresses. A diverse collection of music, art and revels await those who have the inclination and imagination to take part. Costumes are encouraged. Be elaborate, be imaginative and be different. More than witches are welcome. Delve deep into the genres of Fantasy, Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian, Steampunk, Pirate, Goblin, Gothic, Horror, Carnival, Celtic and Faerie lore. Visit the ‘Gypsy Village’ and find out what lies ahead of you in your future. Compete in the Costume Contest. Visit the “Bizarre Bazaar” for unique wares. This event is suggested for over 16. -

Dates: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 6pm to 11pm
Address:  Mill Race Village; Church Street, White Street, Mount Holly, NJ
Cost: Free
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Sussex County Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival – Oct 11

The Festival is a celebration of agritourism, ecotourism, arts & heritage. The County of Sussex, the Sussex County Beekeepers Association and the Garden State Garlic Growers are joining with the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show to showcase New Jersey’s great northwest.

Dates: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds, Livestock Buildings; 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ
Cost: Free
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Ocean Grove’s Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show – Oct 11

The event includes a variety of food offerings, sidewalk sales by our merchants, pumpkin painting from noon – 3 pm at The Starving Artist, and a close-up view of a fire truck and ambulance for the children.  Rain or shine.

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: 45 Pilgrim Pathway, Main Avenue Business District, Ocean Grove, NJ
Cost: Free
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50th Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show – Oct 11

A free show with about 100 adult visual artists juried exhibition of diverse artistic expression from northern NJ arts community. The 5 juried categories will be: Acrylics/Oils; Drawings/Prints/Pastels; Mixed Media; Watercolors; and Photography. Special concert by the Klezmer-Bluegrass All Stars from 12:30 – 3:30 pm.  Audience chairs available on a first come-first serve basis.  11 am – 3:30 pm. Rain date: Oct. 12.

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 11am to 3:30pm
Address: Van Saun County Park; 216 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ
Cost: Free
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Mullica Hill Ghost Walk - Oct 11

Join the Harrison Township Historical Society for our ever-popular Ghost Walk. Explore Mullica Hill’s haunted history as you walk past the historic houses and public buildings along Main Street during the 1 and 1/2-hour guided tour. Tours will depart from outside blueplate restaurant, 47 South Main Street, every 10 minutes beginning at 6:30 pm. . Please visit harrisonhistorical.com for purchasing details. If you require an early tour time, be sure to get your tickets as far in advance as possible as they sell out first.

Dates: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; Begins at 6:30pm
Address: Blueplate Restaurant; 47 S. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ
Cost: $7; buy in advance HERE
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Unionville Vineyards Fall Festival – Oct 11

Set in bucolic Hunterdon County, Unionville Vineyards consistently produces award-winning wines. At the annual fall festival, the winery welcomes thousands of visitors, who come to celebrate the harvest and taste amazing wines. Wine lovers and future wine enthusiasts will find plenty to do. Each adult ticket includes a wine tasting and complimentary glass. Winery tours and vineyard walks are offered throughout the day, and visitors will get the chance to engage with the entire winemaking team! Guests can attend talks by key figures in the New Jersey food and wine industry. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Unionville Vineyards offers the ultimate chance to relax on 90 acres of idyllic farmland.

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 12pm to 6pm
Address: Unionville Vineyards; 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, New Jersey
Cost: $20; Get tickets HERE
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Cape May Wine Festival – Oct 11 & 12

Held adjacent to the classic Cape May Winery & Vineyard, cherish the last whisper of the summer shore season with 20 premier New Jersey wineries, delicious shore-inspired foods, and terrific live music. $25 per person, $20 in advance if purchased online

Dates: October 11 & 12, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Cape May Winery; 711 Townbank Rd, North Cape May, NJ
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at gate. Buy tickets Here
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Secrets of the Deep Exhibition featuring The Art of Dr. Seuss – Oct 11 & 12

A whimsical and historic exhibition highlighting 70 years of Dr. Seuss’s creativity and artwork. “Secrets of the Deep,” featuring a compelling selection of artworks from The Art of Dr. Seuss. This fascinating look at the art and life of Theodor Seuss Geisel includes gallery receptions featuring noted Dr. Seuss expert Jeff Schuffman from 7 – 10 pm on Sat., Oct. 11 & 1 – 4 pm on Sun, Oct. 12. -

Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014
Address: Ocean Galleries; 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ
Cost: Free
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Allentown Fall Festival Beer Garden – Oct 11 & 12

The Allentown Lions Club will be hosting a Craft Beer Garden at this years Fall Festival on October 11&12. We will be pouring a selection of local brews from River Horse, Yards, Sixpoint, Dogfish, and Weyerbacher. The Fall Festival features live music, food trucks, classic cars, craft vendors, A civil war camp and reenactment and activities for kids. All proceeds for Beer sales got to benefit the Allentown Lions Club and are used to fund AHS scholarships, the Mememorial Day Parade, The Easter Egg Hunt, and other local efforts!

Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: 19 Main St, Allentown, NJ
Cost: $5 per our 16oz pour
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Vernon Harvest Festival - Oct 11 & 12

Enjoy live music, wine tasting, and awesome BBQ while taking in the breathtaking fall foliage. Shop over 30 area farmers markets and crafters for delicious fresh fare, fine handcrafted pottery and art, handmade soaps, honey, preserves, artisanal breads and much more.  Plus, kids will love the pony and hay rides, pumpkin painting and a petting zoo!

Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014
Address: The Farm; 135 Rt. 94, Vernon, NJ
Cost: FREE
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Belvidere Harvest Festival – Oct 12

The Fun Family Activities include but not limited too …

* Sack Races   * Hay Ride   * Pony Ride   * Mechanical Bull Ride   * Face Painting   * Bounce House   *Readings with Ms. Gerrie   * Sand Art   * Pumpkin Patch   * Pumpkin Bowling   * Caricatures  * Lasso & Whip Demonstration  * Food Vendors   * Assorted Vendors & Other Family Friendly Activities

Date: Sunday, October 12th, 2014; Noon to 4pm
Address: Garrett D. Wall Park (The Square); 2nd St., Belvidere, NJ
Cost: Free
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Riverside Fall Festival - Oct 12

Bring your families and take part in the festivities. There will be: makin’ bacon in the smokehouse, LIVE Bluegrass music, tours of the buildings with architectural historian Dennis Bertland. Plus pumpkin painting, corn husk dolls, storytelling by the campfire and MORE. Chili, artesian bread, donuts and cider will be served … while it all lasts! Admission, activities and food are FREE! Rain or Shine.

Date: Sunday,October 12th, 2014; 1pm to 4pm
Address: Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site; Rt. 46, Ramseyburg Rd., Columbia, NJ
Cost: Free

JUST JERSEY JAZZ AND FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL makes its debut on Sunday, October 19th

The Just Jersey Jazz & Food Truck Festival is  fun filled family day filled with over 25 Gourmet food trucks and Jazz Music! This is a Special Benefit Event for the Roxbury Food Pantry.

Date: Sunday, October 19th 2014; 11am – 6pm
Address: Horseshoe Lake – Island. 72 Eyland Ave. • Succasunna, NJ 07869
Cost: $5 admission, Kids under 12 Free. $4 with donation of can or boxed item of non perishable food. Free parking

For more information find them on Facebook and follow on Twitter @JustJerseyFest

The Jazz Lineup:
11:30 – 1:30: The Eric Mintel Quartet
1:30 – 3:30: Dick Voigt’s Big Apple Jazz Band
3:30 – 5:30: Alan Dale & The New Legacy Jazz Band

Eric Mintel Quartet

Produced by JMK Events, the Just Jersey Jazz & Food Truck Festival will benefit the Roxbury Food Pantry.

You can find this event and all other NJ Food Truck Events on the Food Truck Events section of NewJerseyIsntBoring.com!

Official Press Release:

There really isn’t anything more hip, sophisticated or family cool to do on a beautiful fall day than spend it surrounded by the finest gourmet food, immersed in the sounds of incredible jazz bands, while enjoying a multitude of fantastic family activities and fall fun. What makes this even better – it is an important benefit for the Roxbury Food Pantry. Eat Good! Play Good! Feel Good! That’s the Just Jersey Jazz and Food Truck Festival on Sunday, October 19th at beautiful Horseshoe Lake –Island in Succasunna.

Gates open at 11:00 am. Admission is just $5 (kids under 12 FREE). Bring a can of food or non-perishable food item (to go directly to the Roxbury Food Pantry), then admission is just $4. You can park your car for free in the ample parking areas. The First 300 people who bring more than 1 item for the Food Pantry, will receive a T-shirts from the festival sponsor, Pazoo.com!

You will be engulfed in the scent of gourmet food wafting from the over 25 trucks featuring everything from; Lobster rolls, Puerto Rican cuisine, Pizza, Thai, Cajun, Creole, Grilled Cheese, Empanadas, Tacos, Sliders, Steak, Seafood, Fried Cheese Curds, Exotic Meats, Waffles, Mac & Cheese, Bacon, Cupcakes and so much more. For the first time, there will be Farm to Table truck! To help keep the line time down, we have added 10 more trucks, for this Just Jersey Fest! The Barn Restaurant of Rockaway & Randolph, will be serving a special Octoberfest menu. Check that out – foodtastic as well!

Take a break from the food frenzy for a minute and get ready for 11:30am, as the stage comes alive with the first incredible Jazz Band of the day. The Jazz Lineup begins with the amazing Eric Mintel Quartet they will be playing the powerful sounds of Jazz and Classical until 1:30 when the style and energy of Dick Voigt’s Big Apple Jazz Band take the stage until 3:30pm. Coming from Washington D.C., the next 2 hours will fill the island with the sounds of Alan Dale & The New Legacy Jazz Band. WOW! Make sure to find a spot to lay your blanket or set up your lawn chairs over by the band shell to reserve the best seats in the house. There will be picnic tables available across the field. We encourage everyone to bring their own chairs, blankets and relax.

The Just Jersey Jazz and Food Truck Festival is a day devoted to fun, culture, music, the arts, and fine food. There will be vendors & activities for the kids, including face painting, an obstacle course and other fall fun! More important, is in this privileged region of the State, there are still thousands of people and families that don’t have food to eat. It’s with great honor that the Just Jersey Jazz and Food Truck Festival is doing its part to ensure that the Roxbury Food Pantry, whose needs have increased by 100% over the last 18 months, for food and money, continues to thrive because we believe NO ONE SHOULD GO HUNGRY. JMK Events, producer of this event, would also like to thank their sponsors for joining them in this cause: The Barn Restaurant, Wells Fargo Bank, Pazoo.com, Kitchen Magic, New Jersey Siding and Window, Fulton Bank of New Jersey, Big Brew NJ, and The Morristown Armory Antiques Show.

Going hungry certainly WON’T be the case for everyone who attends the FoodJazzmic Just Jersey Jazz and Food Truck on Sunday, October 19th at Horseshoe Lake-Island. Additional parking is available at Eisenhower Middle School, located across the street and at the Roxbury High School whose driveway connects to the Middle School.

 

World Premiere of “Heart of the Shore” – Oct 11th, Free to Attend

On Saturday, October 11th Hometown Heroes presents, “Heart of the Shore”, A Film Documentary of Superstorm Sandy. The film will be presented by Emmy nominated Cliff Charles of “When the Levee Breaks” a Katrina Story.

Date: Saturday,  October 11, 2014; 6:15pm Doors Open: 5:30 PM
Address: Seaside Park Beach Corner of Ocean Ave & Stockton Ave, Seaside Park, NJ
Cost: FREE!

Learn more about the film on their Website, Facebook & Twitter @HeartoftheShore

Trailer:

Press Release:

This documentary covers a year in the lives of people that represent the best of the Jersey Shore. Superstorm Sandy tore through the shores of New Jersey on October 29th and left behind several iconic images as a reminder of the havoc it wreaked. Those images include the fallen Star Jet roller coaster in Seaside Heights, a Union Beach home torn in half, boats dumped in a pile in Long Beach Island, and a Mantoloking house washed into the Barnegat Bay.

The storm, nicknamed Sandy, formed on October 22nd, 2012 in the southern Caribbean Sea. It started on a wake of destruction through the islands of Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba before turning its rage on to the coasts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. Within days, Sandy had morphed into a Superstorm, carrying wind spans of over 1,000 miles and a powerful surge aided by the force of a full moon. One by one, each of the symbols of the storm’s destruction were removed, which marked great strides in the recovery effort. Meanwhile, the people living and working at the shore faced increasing barriers to rebuild and regain what they had lost.

This film brings to light a year in the lives of those people as they do battle with insurance companies, mortgagors, and governmental agencies to rebuild their communities, culture, and economics. They learn that picking up the pieces after the storm is even more difficult than surviving it.

About Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes’ main purpose is to foster an environment of goodwill, generosity, and encouragement by supporting local communities when unexpected needs arise during a crisis without discrimination towards an individual’s ethnicity, gender, and age. The organization provides an opportunity for all of us to give back to the community through professional assistance, financial assistance, and advocacy. Hometown Heroes helps those in need, often with little or no time, to find a solution to a problem that at the time appears overwhelming.

Hometown Heroes has provided assistance with:

- Hurricane Relief
– Homelessness
– Domestic violence
– Drug abuse
– Disability
– Providing food and heat for the elderly
– Assistance for new mothers with nowhere to turn
– Joint fundraisers with local and national nonprofits

You Can Be A Hero Too!

Whether you are a professional offering services for members of our community or an individual who wants to volunteer to help, they are looking for you!

Simply go to their website www.usahometownheroes.org and fill out the contact form or send them a message via their Facebook page.

Fashion Field Launch Party – October 10th, 2014 @ The Headliner

Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014; 7pm,, after part at 10pm
Address: The Headliner; 1401 Route 35, Neptune, NJ
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of. Age 21+

You can get tickets HERE

RSVP to the Event on Facebook HERE

Official Press Release:

Fashion Field LLC and Motor Media in association with The Headliner present an exciting evening of style on October 10th. This night will include a fashion show featuring Setata and DiLaRu Boutique with performances by DJ Skribble, Louie Devito, and DJ Vicious Vic.

Setata is a clothing line that encompasses the east coast street and shore lifestyle for both men and women. “The brand represents a funky-fresh, couture-inspired line, driven to encourage people to make bold statements,” Lyndsay Palianto, Setata.

DiLaRu Boutique has a unique collection or the most trendy fashion and accessories. They offer fashion jewelry and accessories, handbags, clothing, and much more for any occasion.

DJ Skribble of MTV fame is a DJ, producer, remixer, radio personality, and actor. His most known shows were MTV Jams, The Grind, MTV Spring Break, and Total Request Live. He has also toured and collaborated with artists like Taio Cruz, P. Diddy, Ciara, Britney Spears, Dave Navarro, and Tommy Lee. Skribble was number 3 the last two years in the DJ Times for the top DJ’s in the world and continues to produce top 10 Billboard mix compilations.

DJ Skribble

Louie Devito, America’s top selling dance DJ, was best known for his mix series, NYC Underground Party. He has worked with artists such as David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Kelly Rowland, and Wynter Gordon. Some of his exclusive remixes were The Jungle Brothers “Girl I’ll House You”, Black Eyed Peas “My Humps” and Cody Simpson featuring Flo Rida “lyly”. He has also teamed up with Lucas Prata on “Nowhere Left To Go” and is currently working on a new production.

Vicious Vic was the DJ that gave global recognition to the Caffeine brand and the New York Underground. He also owns the widely successful Moist Music NYC.

The show will take place October 10th with Setata and performances by DJ Skribble, Louie Devito, and DJ Vicious Vic. Invite only fashion show at 7pm and the after party open to the general public at 10pm at The Headliner, 1401 Route 35, located in Neptune, NJ 07753.

For more information contact Erica@FashionFieldLLC.com or by phone 973-615-8902