13 Events to Check Out this Weekend – Oct 4th & 5th, 2014

Annual Highlands Oktoberfest – Oct 4

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The 14th Annual Highlands Oktoberfest returns on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 2pm – 9pm at Veterans Park. Modeled on the traditional Munich, Germany Oktoberfest with an emphasis on eating; drinking and being merry while providing something for everyone. Authentic German food, children’s activities, crafters, live music, dancing and other great entertainment.  Executive Chef Butch Greenwaldt formerly of the Hofbrauhaus is preparing the menu with plenty of traditional German favorites hot off the grill such as bratwurst, knockwurst, kraut, potato pancakes, goulash, sauerbraten and Bavarian noodles along with other tasty fare to please the kids and those less adventurous. Quench your thirst with plenty of Oktoberfest Beers, both light and dark.

Admission and Parking is Free.
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Asbury Park Zombie Walk – Oct 4


Last year, The New Jersey Zombie Walk shattered records, proving to the world that the Jersey Shore lives. We showed what it really means to be strong and we are a community built of many amazing people…or should we say zombies? Are you ready to stumble the streets of Asbury Park in the name of a zombie’s favorite thing….BRAINS?

Like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @NJZombieWalk

Date: October 4th, 2014; Begins at 10am
Address: Asbury Park Boardwalk; Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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Glassboro Craft Beer Festival – Oct 4

The Glassboro Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm on Rowan Boulevard in downtown Glassboro. This event features a sampling of a wide variety of craft beers from all over the country, along with food, fun, live entertainment and vendors tailored to craft beer enthusiasts.

Date: October 4th, 2014; 1 to 5pm
Address: 201 Rowan Boulevard , Glassboro, NJ
Cost: $30 to $40. $5 for non-drinkers. Get tickets HERE
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Harborfest – Oct 4th


Chowder contest, Clam Eating contest, Blessing of the Fleet, Daisy Jug Band and food vendors.

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014; 11am to 4pm
Address: Marina Park; 347 42nd Place, Sea Isle City, NJ
Cost: Free
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Wildwoods Seafood and Music Festival – Oct 4th

The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will host a free street fair from 10 am – 8 pm on Atlantic Avenue between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues, Wildwood. Live music, crafters, food vendors, pie eating contest & much more! Two stages of free musical entertainment.  A “Kids Korner” with activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and bounces will take place from noon – 4 pm.

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Address: Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Ave., Wildwood, NJ
Cost: Free
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Oktoberfest on Historic Jackson St – Oct 4


Celebrate the famous Bavarian tradition on Historic Jackson Street as it is transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. Visit the Beer Gardens and browse the artisans tables selling crafts, antiques and collectibles.

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Jackson St, Cape May, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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Food Trucks and Fire Pits – Oct 4 & 5

Once again food and wine lovers will converge at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt for a Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings while sipping on wine! Live music all day and the gathering of good friends will make this day special. Enjoy gourmet treats from the tri-state area’s top food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the view of the vineyard. No pets or outside food allowed. Admission includes parking, shuttle service and entrance to the event

Dates: October 4th & 5th, 2014
Address: 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Cost:  Event Admission fee $8 per person Saturday or Sunday.  Buy tickets here. 12 and under are free, children are welcome! Tickets can be purchased the day of.

Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @NJLauritaWinery
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Hammonton Fall Festival – Oct 4 & 5


Over 40 seasonal craft beers and ciders to try out. Live Music by The Benderz, Goodman Fiske and Mesquite Honey.  DJ Ralph D’Amelio form the Tropicana Tango Bar in Atlantic City. Over 60 crafters and food vendors.

Dates:  October 4th & 5th, 2014; Begins at Noon
Address:Mt. Carmel Fairgrounds; 3rd & French Sts., Hammonton, NJ
Cost: Free Admission & Parking
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25th Annual Cranberry Festival - Oct 4th & 5th

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This is one of the largest Juried Craft Shows in New Jersey. Over 125 vendors featuring the finest craftsmen in the region come to sell their creations from fine arts, pottery, homemade pastries, jams, wines, jewelry and clothing. Enjoy the vintage car show on Saturday and live music and entertainment for everyone all weekend.

Dates: October 4th and 5th, 2014; 11am to 5pm
Address: 200 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown City, NJ
Cost: Free
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Oktoberfest in Historic Smithville – Oct 4th & 5th

Oktoberfest has over 100 juried crafters, an international food court, music, kids activities, non-profit organizations and more!

Dates: October 4th and 5th, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: 615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Smithville, NJ
Cost: Free
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26th Annual Chowderfest Weekend – Oct 4th & 5th

This family fun festival features live music, activities and unlimited Chowder tasting with the opportunity for each ticket holder to vote for their favorite red and white chowder. It has become a tradition for family and friends to gather together to say good bye to summer and welcome in the fall. Always the weekend before Columbus Day Weekend, this year join us on October 4, 2014, for the fabulous Merchant Mart (free admission) where local vendors offer the best deals of the season and Sunday for the Chowder Cook Off Classic.

Dates: October 4th and 5th, 2014; 11am to 4pm
Address: Little League Field; 9th St. & Taylor Ave., Beach Haven, NJ
Cost: Free for the Merchant Mart on Oct 4th, Oct 5th – $20+. Buy tickets HERE
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Grand Harvest Wine Festival - Oct 4 & 5

20 New Jersey wineries will take a break from the intensity of the Autumn harvest to celebrate the latest and greatest vintages of New Jersey wine at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris County. Bands, food trucks, arts and crafts all will highlight a terrific family friendly event.

Dates: October 4 & 5, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, NJ
Cost:  $20 (additional service charge applies; $25 at the Gate. Two Day Pass – $40 (21 or older). Buy tickets Here
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Pig and Prince Oktoberfest – Oct 5

FEATURED BREWERS:
High Point Brewing Co. (Ramstein) – Brooklyn Brewery – Flying Dog
River Horse – Carton Brewing Co.  – Kane BRewing Co. – Weyerbacher
Ommegang – Docs Hard Cider

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FEATURING:
“The Defending Champions”
http://www.thedefendingchampions.com

Date: Sunday, October 5th, 2014; 12pm to 7pm
Address: Pig & Prince; 1 Lackawanna Plaza. Montclair, NJ 07042
Cost: $20; $5 per token

14 Events to Check Out this Weekend – Sept 25 – 28, 2014

Golden Door International Film Festival: September 25th – 28th

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The Golden Door Film Festival was founded by actor Bill Sorvino on the dream of giving every filmmaker the opportunity or “Golden Door” to be on equal footing.  We are an elite festival but we are far from elitist! We believe that all selected films to our festival’s program, deserve equal treatment and so do the filmmakers, actor and crew behind them.  The name Golden Door Film Festival was derived from the poem by Emma Lazarus which adorns the base of the Statue of Liberty (in Jersey City waters!). The final line of that poem reads “I lift my lamp beside the golden door”.   Jersey City is that golden door and Ellis Island (also in Jersey City waters) served as the door to opportunity for several decades.

Set with the backdrop of the beautiful Manhattan skyline, this four day film festival holds the opportunity for filmmakers, actors and crew to network with colleagues and share their work with the public in the heart of the NYC indie filmmaking landscape. Screenings, after parties and gala celebrations all take place within some of the most beautiful local treasures Jersey City has to offer. Located immediately next to downtown Manhattan, Golden Door Film Festival is an indie filmmakers dream come true. The festival affords all filmmakers the opportunity to be on an equal plane; from the burgeouning helmer to the most well known actors and established directors and producers today.

Dates: September 25th – 28th, 2014. View Schedule HERE
Address: 31 Glenwood Ave Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $10+. View all options and purchase tickets HERE
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Sea Isle City Food Truck Fest – Sept 26-28

The Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival is a three-day festival in the popular “shoulder” season of Cape May County. It will take place on Sept. 26-28, on the property of Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Ave. in Sea Isle City. The property is home to a number of other popular events, including Sea Isle City’s Columbus Day Weekend Italian Festival and the Sea Isle City Craft Beer and Rock Fest. The event itself will feature up to a dozen food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, family fun, and more. The focus is to bring all of the hottest food trucks in the Tri-State Area., the best sweets along the Cape May seashore, along with the top crafts in food and cooking related products.

For more info follow them on Facebook and Twitter @Seaislecityfood

Dates: September 26th – 28th, 2014
Address: Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Ave. in Sea Isle City
Cost: Free admission
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New Heights Festival - Sept 26 – 28

All events are free admission – featuring live music, action sports and more. Surf, SUP & Wakeboard events Surf & SUP clinics, Yoga & Tai Chi on the beach, live music, freestyle BMX, and skateboard stunt shows, elite amateur boxing matches, vendor village, fireworks, and more.

Dates: September 26th – 28th, 2014
Address: 901 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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Beer on the Pier Festival in Belmar – Sept 27

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What beats spending the afternoon sampling a wide array of the best craft beer from across New Jersey, the US and the globe, while enjoying the cool breezes and scenic vistas of the Shark River Inlet at Belmar Marina? The Second Annual Beer on the Pier festival will be help on Saturday, September 27th,2014 at the Belmar Marina; K Street Pier. The festival features over 40 labels (12 oz or more) with representatives on hand. Food provided by 9th Ave Pier.A great way to say goodbye to summer and support the Belmar Relief Fund.

Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014; Two sessions: 12:30-3:30pm and 4:00-7:00pm
Address: Belmar Marina; K Street Pier, Belmar, NJ
Cost: $35 before Sept 26th, $40 at the Gate. $10 Designated Driver. Get Tickets HERE
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Capital City Food Truck Battle – Sept 27

All-star collection of the best food trucks in the Tristate area compete for the first ever CAPITAL CITY FOOD TRUCK BATTLE!  Competition will be fierce! Bragging rights will be earned! Stomachs will be filled! Locally designed and sourced trophy from the Trenton’s AbominOg Intl. Arts Collective www.abominog.org. Cash prize for the winner. Beer garden and wine bar located in the courtyard of Trenton Social. Trucks will be parked and served in the Trenton Social parking lot.

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014; 11am – 7pm
Address: Trenton Social; 449 S Broad St, Trenton, New Jersey 08611
Cost: $5
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Hamilton Park BBQ Festival – Sept 27

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival is an Annual Event in September at Hamilton Square, Jersey City. Full of BBQ, vendors, live bands, fun and excitement, it is NOT to be missed!! Proceeds of the BBQ Festival support the Hamilton Park Conservancy!

Date: Saturday. September 27th, 2014; Noon to 8pm
Address: 232 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: Free to attend
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Read Between  the Vines – Sept 27

Come and mingle with your favorite Adult/NA authors while enjoying tastings of wine! Join us September 27th, 2014 at 12 PM for one of the sassiest author events to hit New Jersey! Hosted by Ginger Sharp, the day will be filled with a book signing, wine tastings, giveaways, and more!  Must be 18 or older to mingle, 21 and over to drink. Ticket price includes wine tasting and buffet lunch. Glasses of wine are also available for purchase. This event will be held at Plagido’s Winery, in Hammonton, NJ. http://plagidoswinery.com

Date: Saturday, September 28th; Begins at Noon
Address: Plagido’s Winery; 570 N. First Road, Hammonton, NJ
Cost:$25 General Admission Tickets available until September 26th, 2014. $30 at the door day of show if not sold out
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Foodshed Alliance Wine and Food Festival - Sept 27 & 28

Sponsored by Alba Vineyard and Wegmans to benefit the Foodshed Alliance, the Garden State’s best wineries will join forces with the state’s premium wine wholesalers to pour their finest estate wines at the first annual Foodshed Alliance Wine and Food Festival at Alba Vineyard on September 27 and 28, 2014, from noon to 5 p.m..

The festival is the vineyard’s largest charitable event of the year with 100% of the proceeds going to the Foodshed Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening local food systems that nourish people, sustain farmers, respect lands, and build a resilient food economy.

In staying true to the Foodshed Alliance’s mission, the festival will feature:

  • New Jersey’s most reputable chefs who will present cooking demonstrations, lectures and samples.
  • Local celebrity cookbook authors as well as farmers will also share tips and strategies on how to best prepare, preserve and enjoy food locally produced in New Jersey.
  • Tours of the vineyard will be ongoing throughout the even

Dates: Sept 27th & 28th, 2014; 12 to 5pm
Address: Alba Vineyard, Milford NJ
Cost: $25 in advance, $25 at door. Buy Tickets Here
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16th Annual Oktoberfest Weekend – Sept 27 & 28

Keeping with tradition, the Oktoberfest will focus on celebrating traditional music, native dress and a special Oktoberfest beer only available for a short time. Authentic German foods including bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut and smoked pork chops will be offered along with tasty apple strudel, delicious beehive cake, authentic plum cake, and more. The weekend long event will offer non-stop entertainment. The Adler’s, a notable German Band will perform familiar German tunes and will be accompanied by spectacular dancers, bell ringers and water goblet musicians. Activities for kids will include Pony Rides, Rock Climbing Wall, Obstacle Course, Super Slide, and more. RAIN OR SHINE!

Dates: September 27th – 28th, 2014; Noon to 8pm
Address: Chubb Park; Rt. 24 W., Chester, NJ
Cost:  $6, 12 and under Free.
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Waterfront Wine and Food Festival – Sept 27 & 28

The festival will feature multiple tastings from nine wineries: Renault, Natali, Amalthea Cellars, Auburn Road Vineyards, Coda Rossa, Di Matteo Vineyard, Plagidos, Sharrot and Wagonhouse.

Dates: Sept 27th & 28th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Lake Lenape Park East; 753 Park Road, Mays Landing, New Jersey
Cost: $20 – $40. Buy Tickets Here
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Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival– Sept 28


The Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is back on Sunday, September 28th (Rain Date Oct 5), 2014 from noon – 7pm. A huge family food and music festival featuring Red Bank’s top restaurants as well as entertainment with live music!    It will also be a family friendly event, with activities for the kids. Top bands performing on two stages with a mix of Irish music, blues, funk and rock and roll.  There will be tons of GUINNESS and fresh OYSTERS plus 25 of Red Bank’s favorite restaurants. The festival will be held in the White Street Parking Lot. The Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is a fundraiser for the Jane H. Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, The Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ, and Red Bank RiverCenter.

The after-party begins at 7PM at THE DUBLIN HOUSE, 30 Monmouth Street, adjacent to the festival site.

Date: September 28th, 2014; Noon to 7pm
Address: White Street Parking Lot, Red Bank, NJ
Cost: Admission is $5.00 for anyone over age 10.
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BBQ Showdown – Sept 28

Join the City of South Amboy and iRun New Jersey for the hottest BBQ festival in Central New Jersey. Previous food events at the Park have drawn thousands so plan to get there early! BBQ Showdown features the best Gourmet BBQ Food Vendors in the area with plenty of retail vendors, exhibitors, workshops and activities. There will be live music on stage all day, with the bands After the Reign, the Mark Miklos Band, Kentucky Rifles, AJ Jansen, and 11:56. The event is emceed by WCTC’s radio host, Bert Baron.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, families, friends and most of all, your appetites! Event is Rain or Shine!

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Raritan Bay Waterfront; Keenan Way, South Amboy, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival – Sept 28

Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as local businesses, restaurants, food vendors and more. Plus 3 stages of live music and a special children’s section with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art and more.  Rain or Shine.

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014, 11am to 6pm
Address: Between Observer Hwy. & 7th S, Washington St., Hoboken, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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Harvest Home Festival – Sept 28

An old-fashioned country fair reminiscent of the 1890s. It takes visitors back in time when neighbors gathered to accomplish work, harvest, and spend time socializing and enjoying each other’s company. It calls not only for the exhibition of the best products that have been grown and the best needlework that has been done in the community, but also for games, athletic contests and similar features of recreational or educational value. Experience old-fashioned fun as it was a century ago with wagon rides, games and live entertainment. See craft demonstrations that will inspire you to start a new hobby or career. Enter one of many competitions ranging from needlework, baked goods to homegrown vegetables. Each person entering in a competition will have a chance to win a prize ribbon.

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014; 11am to 5pm
Address: Historic Longstreet Farm; 44 Longstreet Rd., Holmdel, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend

Mercer County FALL Food Truck Fiesta – Saturday, October 18th

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!!

Click HERE to see what trucks will be attending!

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

Official Press Release:

Mercer County Park hosts area’s best gourmet food trucks for the 2nd time!

Fall is upon us and it’s time to celebrate! There are not many places where you can indulge in delicious lobster rolls, rosemary marinated steak sandwiches, empanadas, gourmet sliders, fried Wisconsin cheese curds, slow smoked barbeque ribs & pork sandwiches, chili, crepes, yak burgers, wood fired pizza, Mexican tacos; vegan salads and smoothies, tater tots; Korean BBQ, Crab Cake Sandwiches, crepes, cake in a cup, schnitzel, gourmet cupcakes, tacos, and melt in your mouth, made on the truck donuts all in one place.

The area’s best food trucks are scheduled to roll into Mercer County Park for the 2nd time this year, for the FALL Food Truck Fiesta on Saturday, October 18th from 11am to 7pm. (Rain or Shine). The event will not only offer delicious food, but also a variety of children’s activities, such as a portable rock wall, bounce houses, pony rides, petting zoo, human hamster balls, and an all-ages interactive art installation.

Hopewell Valley Winery will be bringing some of their great varietals of wine to pair with the delicious food. A Beer truck will be serving our favorite beers on tap including perhaps an Octoberfest.

New to the event is Mobile Fashion Boutique’s Smak Parlour and Grassroots who will be bringing their fabulous Fashion on Wheels where you can browse and buy.

Another new attraction is The Salvation Army’s 40ft long disaster relief Food Truck. It is the largest in the United States, capable of turning out 10,000 meals/day, and will be on site for all to tour.

Live music for the 2nd Food Truck Fiesta will feature local band Kindred Spirit, DJ Jim Smith as well as headlining band, The Sensational Soul Cruisers. So whether your choice of beverage is wine, beer, or a soft drink, make sure to enjoy the music with your gourmet food.

Food trucks that are participating in this year’s event include the following: Surf and Turf Truck, Bonjour Creperie, BrazBQ, Cow and the Curd, Cupcake Carnivale, Empanada Guy, Flying Deutschman, KAMI Philadelphia, Kevin’s Salad Station, Dark Side of the Moo, Laughing Crab, Oink and Moo BBQ, The Outslider, I Love The Pizza Wagon, Pura Vida Dogs, The Tot Cart, Underground Donuts, Whirly Pig, and Wonderland Cakes.

Bring your appetite and the family and toast your buns by the Fire Pits!

There is a $5 admission (children 2 and under Free), of which proceeds benefit Friends of Mercer County Parks and local schools. All children’s activities are included in the admission, Food, Drink and Fashion are pay as you go!

For Mercer County Park FALL Food Truck Fiesta updates and information, please visit: www.foodtruckfiesta-nj.com

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12 Events to Check Out this Weekend – Now – Sept 21

Cape May Food and Wine Festival – Now –Sept 21

Indulge in good food, fine wine, and all types of culinary delights and events during the 18th Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Tickle your taste buds while sampling the best of the best and find out why the New York Times has dubbed Cape May “the restaurant capital of New Jersey.” Visitors can enjoy winery tours and tastings, a beer tasting dinner, a Harvest Food & Wine Tasting, luncheons at some of Cape May’s best restaurants, Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, and more. Most festival events cannot accommodate children.

Dates: Sept 13th – 21st, 2014
Address: Tastings and Tours all over Cape May
Cost: Depends on location. Download Brochure Here
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Uncorked and Uncapped: Wine, Beer and Food Festival – Sept 18

Enjoy an evening of fine wines, craft beers and interactive food stations at the 2014 Uncorked and Uncapped – Wine, Beer & Food Fest. Be sure to stop by and cast your vote for the home brew competition. All event proceeds will benefit The Arc of Essex County.

Date: Thursday, September 18th, 2013; 6:30pm
Address: Westminster Hotel: 550 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039
To Get Tickets Click Here
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Summit Wine and Food Fest - Sept 19 – 21

The Summit Wine and Food Festival brings together leading chefs and wine makers from around the country to celebrate and advance public knowledge of and appreciation for great wine and food, while supporting charitable organizations. The Festival provides a diverse range of interactive and educational epicurean experiences while showcasing the area’s unique and rich culture and history, and promoting local businesses

Dates: September 19th – 21st, 2014. For a full schedule click HERE
Address: Various places in Summit. See website
Cost: $45+. Get tickets HERE
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37th Annual Festival of the Sea – Sept 20


Vistors sample dishes by area’s finest restaurants, from Clam Chowder to Lobster, to Steak, even Desserts! Arts and Crafts, pony rides, hundreds of vendors attend this festival. Kiddie games, live entertainment and more. Voted Best Seafood Festival in Ocean County by the Asbury Park Press Readers Year after Year! Rain Date: 9/21.

Date: Saturday, September 20th, 2014; 10am to 7pm
Address: Arnold & Bay Aves., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Cost: Free
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Valenzano Wine Fest – Sept 20 & 21

Dates: Sept 20 & 21, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Valenzano Winery, Shamong
Cost: $15 advance, $20 at gate. Buy Tickets Here
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28th Annual Crystal Springs Oktoberfest – Sept 20 & 21


Get your lederhosen out for the #1 Oktoberfest in the Northeast! Enjoy tons of carnival rides and games, along with whacky contests, pony rides and sumo wrestling. Feast on delicious roast pig and knockwurst paired with authentic German beer. Kick up your heels to 18 Time Grammy Award- Winner Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra with Special Guest Chris Caffery of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Dates: September 20th & 21st, 2014
Address: Mountain Creek; 200 McAfee Vernon Rd., Vernon, NJ
Cost: $7+. Buy Tickets Online Here
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Lakewood Lions Renaissance Faire – Sept 20 & 21


The Lakewood Lions Club and The Society for Creative Anachronism will host their 33rd  Annual Charity Renaissance Faire. It features Shane Adams, host of History Channel’s Full Metal Jousting and The Knights of Valour whose jousters will compete in full combat armour. The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) will present Knights in combat, sword fighting, archery competition, soccerers, belly dancers and magicians. On Sunday a King and Queen of the Faire will be chosen from children ages 10 and under dressed in period costumes. This event will take place at 2 pm on the main stage. Plenty of crafters, merchants and food vendors to please every taste and thirst. This event is used by the Club as it’s main fund raiser. Proceeds will go to support many of its charitable causes ie: Lehman School (Ladacin Network), scholarships for high school seniors, eye exams and glasses for the needy and many others.

Dates: September 20th & 21st, 2014; Opens at 10am
Address: Lakewood Pine Park;145 Country Club Dr., Off West County Line Rd. (Rt.526) at Hope Chapel Rd., Lakewood, NJ
Cost: $10 adults, $2 kids in advance. Buy Tickets Here
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New Jersey Highlands Coalition Festival – Sept 20 & 21

The 2nd Annual Festival at Waterloo is an environmental festival celebrating local food, music, arts, history and cultural and natural resources of New Jersey. This rain or shine event will benefit the New Jersey Highlands Coalition while providing attendees with the opportunity to not only enjoy the Festival, but also the activities and attractions of Waterloo Village. This event will host performances by 20 NJ musicians/bands, a Local Food Court, Crafts and Fair Trade Marketplace, a Living Green Expo, workshops, an art show, Lenape Village activities, canal rides, kayaking, and guided nature hikes.

Dates: September 20th & 21st, 2014; Begins at 11am
Address: Waterloo Village; 525 Waterloo Rd., Byram, NJ
Cost: $15+. Buy tickets in advance Here
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Grand Harvest Wine & Music Fest – Sept 21

The 7th annual Grand Harvest Wine & Music Festival offers guests an opportunity to TASTE AND LEARN: Sample and learn more about outstanding, award-winning wines produced by Four Sisters Winery and those of our invited guest, Brook Hollow Winery. Tour the grounds and enjoy the music of Electric Gumbo, Michael Long, Steve Kirchuk, and WNTI Public Radio’s Nine of a Kind – guaranteed to get you on your feet and dancing in the field! BREAKING NEWS! We are pleased to announce a special appearance by The Devyl Nellys!  Rain or shine!

Date: Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 12 to 5pm
Address: Four Sisters Winery; 783 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ 07823
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Buy Tickets Here
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COMIC ART CON – Sunday, Sept 21

The First Exclusive Comic Art Convention. NO COMIC BOOKS! No fan boys! No hustle and bustle of the big cons! This is a gathering of Comic Art collectors in a friendly venue to buy, sell, trade, network and talk about comic art . . . and only comic art! Vendors and collectors gather from all over the country for what is truly a comic art collectors dream – a jammed packed room with wall to wall comic art. If you collect comic book art then this is the convention for you!

Date: Sunday, Sept 21, 2014; 10am – 4:30pm
Address: Empire Meadowlands Hotel by Clarion; 2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus
Cost: Adult admission $10. Children are FREE. Free parking
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Champion of the Grill BBQ & Blues Fest – Sept 21

11th annual event! Enjoy an amazing day full of great eats and melodic blues!  Sample each competitor’s grilled food and vote for the one you think should win People’s Choice!

Date: September 21st, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds; 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ
Cost: Free
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22nd Annual New Jersey Storytelling Festival – Sept 21

Come celebrate New Jersey’s 350th birthday with entertainment by more than 40 NJ storytellers, surrounded by amazing sculptures.  Exercise your imagination with tales of inventions, innovations, and intrigues as you stroll through a park, highlighting its founder’s 50 years of work.

Date: September 21st, 2014; Noon to 6pm
Address: Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Rd., Hamilton Twp., NJ
Cost:  The festival is free with park admission: $15 Adult, $12 Senior, $10 Student Under 5 Free.

11 Events to Do this Weekend – Sept 12th – 14th, 2014

Trucktoberfest – Sept 13

Usher in the fall with a special Oktoberfest Celebration…Food Trucktoberfest featuring a German Beer Garden! Your favorite mobile eateries from The Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival are BACK to help showcase brewers’ Oktoberfest creations. Enjoy live music, unique German brews, as well as all of your favorite food trucks! As part of Food Trucktoberfest: all fans wearing lederhosen receive FREE Grandstand admission!

The event will be at Monmouth Park,  175 Oceanport Ave, Oceanport, NJ.
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Rahway Bands and Brews – Sept 13

The Rail House and Union County Performing Arts Center will be hosting the first annual Rahway Bands and Brews. A combination of independent rock bands and highly rated craft beers. This year’s brewery sponsors are Lagunitas, Smuttynose,  Abita and Founders.

The event will take place in front of the Rahway Train Station on Saturday, September 13th 2014.  There will be two sound stages with 10 bands and continuous music all afternoon. Concessions including food trucks, arts and crafts and local businesses will also be staged within the party grounds. New Jerseyans will quench their thirst on original sounds and suds while enjoying the festive atmosphere of Rahway’s Arts District. The event is being organized by the Rail House Bar located at 1443 Irving St, Rahway.

The bands on this top notch roster include Graveyard Lovers, The Ugly Club, DEVI, The Downrights, Modern Chemistry, XNY, The Rooftop, Brien McVernon and the Blackouts, Gay Guy/Straight Guy and Harley Black.  The event will be hosted by Khalil Kairos and many special guests are expected.

Get Tickets Here
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Bordentown City Craft Beer and Wine Festival – Sept 13

The Second Annual Bordentown City Craft Beer and Wine Festival:Enjoy a Taste of New Jersey’s fine crafted Wines and Beers. This 2nd Annual event focuses on the best crafted wines and beers in New Jersey! This is also a fundraiser to help restore Old City Hall. The festival was created for individuals to experience the fine eateries of Bordentown City’s restaurant row and stroll through the boutiques and galleries of our charming city.  Tickets will be available for purchase on August 15th

Date: September 13th, 2014; 2pm to 6pm
Address: Farnsworth Avenue Bordentown City, NJ 08505
Cost: $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Get Tickets Here
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Baronfest – Sept 13

Baronfest, A Festival of Music, Beer & Food at Historic New Bridge Landing Sat., Sept 13, 2014, rain date Sept 14. Come and enjoy the finest that regional craft breweries have to offer together with 6 food trucks, relax to your favorite songs and originals by 4 New Jersey bands, shop & talk to local artists at their stands, tour three 18th century sandstone houses, and stroll the grounds of Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge, Washington’s HQ in 1780, later home of Major General Baron von Steuben.

Date: Saturday, Sept 13, 2014, (rain date Sept 14) 12 noon to 5 pm
Address: Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main St., River Edge, NJ
Cost: $15 – Adult Admission | $10 – Designated Driver and 12 – 20 yrs old. Buy thru PayPal now. Under 12 – Free but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Credit cards accepted, exact cash line will move faster. Have photo ID out for review. BCHS is a 501 c3 non-profit organization.

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Atlantic City Seafood Festival –  Sept 13 & 14

The Atlantic City Seafood Festival is back! This is a great event filled with NJ craft beer, Live Music, NJ Wine…and of course SEAFOOD!

Dates: September 13th (11am to 7pm) and 14th (11am to 6pm), 2014
Address: Bader Field; 600 N Albany Ave, Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: Free Admission! Parking is $10 per Car

Find them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @ACSeafoodFest
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23rd Annual Bluegrass & Pig Roast Harvest Festival Weekend – Sept 13 & 14


It’s time for the annual Bluegrass and Pig Roast Harvest Festival! $10 Admission Includes, Parking, Music, Wine Tasting, Wine Glass & Wagon Rides and other events. Does not include Pig Roast/Food from Food Vendors. Bring Lawn Chairs. Pig Roast both days! Pig Roast plates and other food specials additional costs – Rollin’ Bistro Food Truck Cafe! Plus Tractor and Wagon Rides Around the Vineyard.

Dates: September 13th and 14th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: 145 County Road 539, Cream Ridge, NJ
Cost: $10
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Jersey Skyline Wine Festival – Sept 13 & 14

On the bank of the Hudson river where the towers of New York etch the horizon, enjoy two days of hundreds of NJ wines, great food and music in New Jersey’s newest festival location!
Dates: September 13 & 14, 2014
Address: Overpeck County Park, Ridgefield Park, NJ
Cost:  $20 in advance, $25 at door. Buy tickets Here
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Harvest Party, Belleview Winery – Sept 13 & 14

It should go without saying that at Bellview, the favorite fruit is most certainly the grape, and since grape harvesting only happens once a year, they want to make sure we celebrate it properly! Come out and join them for the very start of the 2014 vintage, and make this celebration the best one yet! Walking tours, grape stomping, live music and more!

Dates: September 13th & 14th, 2014
Address: 150 Atlantic Street, Landisville, NJ 08326
Cost: $10
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Cape May Food and Wine Festival – Begins Sept 13

Indulge in good food, fine wine, and all types of culinary delights and events during the 18th Cape May Food & Wine Celebration, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Tickle your taste buds while sampling the best of the best and find out why the New York Times has dubbed Cape May “the restaurant capital of New Jersey.” Visitors can enjoy winery tours and tastings, a beer tasting dinner, a Harvest Food & Wine Tasting, luncheons at some of Cape May’s best restaurants, Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, and more. Most festival events cannot accommodate children.

Dates: Sept 13th – 21st, 2014
Tastings and Tours all over Cape May
Download Brochure Here
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Opening Reception for Nexus at Arts Guild NJ – Sept 14

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Arts Guild New Jersey is pleased to present “Nexus”, an International Juried exhibition. This exhibit will feature 40 artists from New Jersey, New York, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, and Washington DC. The juror for the Nexus show was Dorrie Papademetriou, who is currently the Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, New Jersey. The exhibition, which opens on September 14th and runs through October 9th, 2014 will have a free, public reception on Sunday, September 14th, 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.

Date: Sunday, September 14th, 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

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1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival - Sept 14

Join the festivities as Fosterfields recreates the sights, sounds, and sensations of a local 1920s country fair. Live music, exhibits, demonstrations, woodstove cooking, period games, food concessions, and hands-on activities are sure to please!

Date: Sunday, September 14th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm; 73 Kahdena Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: $8

12 Events to Do this Weekend – Sept 5th – 7th, 2014

Food Truck Friday – Sept 5

Food Truck Friday is back in Hopewell, NJ. Food trucks, music and tons of fun! Rain or Shine.  Bring your friends, bring your family, and bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

Date: Friday, September 5th, 2014. 5pm to 9pm
Address: Hopewell Train Station; Railroad Place, Hopewell NJ 08525
Cost: Free to Attend
Follow on Twitter @FTFHopewell
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SALUTE TO SUPERNATURAL- September 5th- 7th

Headlining the convention: superstars JENSEN ACKLES, JARED PADALECKI, and MISHA COLLINS will all be on hand for the convention (Jensen and Jared on Sunday, Misha on Saturday).

Date: September 5-7, 2014
Address: The Hanover Marriott Hotel- 1401 Rt 10 E, Whippany
Get tickets ASAP. They may already be sold out…
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4th Annual MGK Brew Blast on the Battleship – Sept 6

Join the MGK air staff for a great day of craft beer sampling & live classic rock (courtesy of the MGK House Band) while on the tented deck of one of our nation’s most revered battleships. All tickets include a FREE TOUR of the Battleship. There will also be great food, available for purchase. This year’s Brew Blast will feature over 50 craft beers.

Date: Saturday, Sept 6th, 2014. 1pm to 5pm
Address: 100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ 08103
To Get Tickets Click Here
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Capital City Food Truck Battle – Sept 6

All-star collection of the best food trucks in the Tristate area compete for the first ever CAPITAL CITY FOOD TRUCK BATTLE!  Competition will be fierce! Bragging rights will be earned! Stomachs will be filled! Locally designed and sourced trophy from the Trenton’s AbominOg Intl. Arts Collective www.abominog.org. Cash prize for the winner. Beer garden and wine bar located in the courtyard of Trenton Social. Trucks will be parked and served in the Trenton Social parking lot.

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014; 12pm
Address: Trenton Social; 449 S Broad St, Trenton, New Jersey 08611
Cost: Free to attend
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Brews by the Bay – Sept 6

Brews By The Bay…brought to you by the Garden State and Delaware Brewers Guild. Two festivals in two states combine into one incredible beer event. A celebration of New Jersey and Delaware brewing with your local breweries! This event will be held on the grounds of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry (both Cape May and Lewes Terminals).  New Jersey Participating Breweries include: • Cape May • Tuckahoe • Flying Fish • Kane • Carton • Rinn Duin • Glasstown .• Iron Hill• Cricket Hill Delaware Participating breweries include: • 16 Mile • Dogfish Head • Fordham/Old Dominion • Iron Hill • Stewarts • Twin Lakes • 3rd Wave• Argilla• Mispillion River Brewing. The festival has been designed so that there is ample time at both festivals and be able to return in one day. The ferry between Cape May and Lewes takes approximately 90 minutes.

Date: Saturday, Sept 6th, 2014; 12pm to 4pm (on Cape May side)
Address: 1200 Sandman Blvd Cape May, New Jersey08204
For Tickets and more info click Here

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Somers Point Good Old Days Festival - Sept 6

An annual family-fun festival featuring a variety of music (3 stages), antique cars, children’s activities, community group participation, hot dogs, hamburgers, and sodas.

Date: Saturday, Sept 6th, 2014; 11am to 6pm
Address: John F. Kennedy Park, 24 Broadway, Somers Point, NJ
Cost: Free
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Pirate’s Day - Sept 6

Fun filled family event attended by over 15,000 people. Event runs 9 am – 4 pm. Over 160 vendors; 3 Live bands, Valhalla’s Pirates; Ye Pyrate Brotherhood, Sea Dogs Jug Band, David Engel “Pirate School”, evening concert at the Barnegat Docks by Tommy Edwards as “Sir Rod” beginning at 7 pm.

Date: Saturday, Sept 6th, 2014; 9am to 4pm
Address: Rte. 9 & E. Bay Ave., Barnegat, NJ
Cost: Free

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Jersey Fresh Wine Festival – Sept 6 & 7

For the 3rd year at the historic Burlington County Fairgrounds, guests can sample over 250 New Jersey wines from wineries all around the state. The GSWGA will herald the beginning of the harvest season with two days of wine, music, great food and fun for the whole family.

Date: September 6 & 7, 2014; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Burlington County Fairgrounds; 1990 Jacksonville Jobstown Rd, Columbus, NJ
Buy Tickets Here
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Festival in the Borough – Sept 6 & 7


Northwest Jersey’s largest music and street festival features 3 stages of entertainment with an array of musical genres, children’s activities, rides, an assortment of food, and more!

Dates: Sept 6th & 7th, 2014
Address: Rt. 57 Downtown Washington, NJ
Cost: Free
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41st Annual Fall Craft Show – Sept 6 & 7

Rated #1 in New Jersey and one of the Top 50 Craft Shows in the Nation by America’s Premier Art and Craft Show Magazine, Sunshine Artist. Over 200 tents filled with the most talented artisans on the East Coast. They will exhibit and sell their unique hand-crafted creations. Previous shows have set all-time attendance records, with crafters and artisans from throughout the region offering an array of select, hand-crafted furniture, jewelry, apparel, ornaments, home accessories and more.

Dates: September 6th and 7th, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Municipal Field, 134 Main St, Chester, NJ
Cost: $5, get a $1 Coupon Here, Children under 12 Free
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Festival of Art – Sept 7

What better way to enjoy the last warm days of summer than with a wonderful outdoor event featuring work from local artists, food & wine tastings, and music, in a setting that couldn’t be better suited for a beautiful September day! Tickets to enjoy the event can be purchased in advance at a cost of $20 and includes wine tasting, delicious food, live music, and an opportunity to view and purchase art! Tickets are available at the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council’s Gallery in Newton (973-383-0027), the Lake Mohawk Pool (973-726-3263) and the Lake Mohawk Country Club (973-729-6156).  Please call or stop by to reserve your tickets today! If you are an artist and would like to show and sell your work, please contact us as soon as possible to reserve your space.  To register, please complete and return the registration form. Please call the council’s office at 973-383-0027 for more information.

Date: Sunday, Sept 7th, 2014; 11am to 5pm
Address: Lake Mohawk Pool Marine Terrace, 600 East Shore Trail, Sparta NJ
Cost: $20 in advance, Get Tickets Here

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Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show – Sept 7

Over 200 Artists, crafters and vendors and 25,000 spectators.

Date: Sunday, Sept 7th, 2014; 11am to 5pm
Address: Streets of the Downtown, Red Bank, NJ
Cost: Free

Atlantic City Seafood Festival Returns to Bader Field – Sept 13th & 14th, 2014

 

The Atlantic City Seafood Festival is back! This is a great event filled with NJ craft beer, Live Music, NJ Wine…and of course SEAFOOD!

Dates: September 13th (11am to 7pm) and 14th (11am to 6pm), 2014
Address: Bader Field; 600 N Albany Ave, Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: Free Admission! Parking is $10 per Car

Find them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @ACSeafoodFest

Official Press Release:

Good Time Tricycle Productions, The City of Atlantic City and CRDA are excited to announce the return of the Atlantic City Seafood Festival. This two-day extravaganza of fun, food, and entertainment celebrates the treasures of the Atlantic Ocean and highlights the East Coast’s favorite City-by-the-sea. This year’s festival takes place Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th on Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

For the 3rd consecutive year the Atlantic City Seafood Festival will play host to over 50 restaurants and culinary personalities. This annual event gives attendees the opportunity to experience dishes from some of Atlantic City’s and the region’s best restaurants. Attending foodies and fans get a chance to meet some of the chef personalities as they create their savory dishes. And it’s all in one location.

The festival is not just a celebration of great food but also a great opportunity to mingle with unique exhibitors, local artists and some genuinely unique human beings. The festival is packed full of fun programs that will keep families busy and smiling all day long. This year’s event won’t be short of great entertainment and thanks to a generous grant from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA); the festival is free to attend all weekend long. Attendees are encouraged to arrive hungry!

Just some of the Programming Highlights includes:
Children’s activities
Cooking demos
Live music
Local art & artists
Wine seminars & Tastings
The great Craft Brews of NJ Tasting Tent
Phillips Seafood Crab Eating Competition
Chowder Cook Off – benefiting the Community Food Bank of New Jersey

For a third year The Festival is honored to host the fourth annual Atlantic City International Triathlon awards ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of all the weekends’ athletes. The Atlantic City International Triathlon has quickly become one of the most anticipated races of its type in the country. The triathlon is an international-distance event that includes a 1 mile swim, a 20- mile bike and a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) run, while the ‘sprint’ race consists of a 1/4 mile swim, 10 mile bike, and 5k run (3.1 miles). Over 1500 athletes from around the globe will compete in this national event.
For more information visit actriathlon.com

A new exciting addition to the festival lineup is the New Jersey Pirates and Privateers Weekend. This interactive historically accurate experience will take attendees on a walk through the historical pirate life of the seventeen hundreds. The organizers promise “All Things Pyrate”, including live pirate music, sword-fight shows, and an afternoon battle on sea and shore. They intend to “bring history to life”. For more information on the New Jersey Pirates and Privateers weekend check out http://www.NJPirateWeekend.com.

The Atlantic City Seafood Festival September 13th and 14th on Bader field in Atlantic City New Jersey admission is free, onsite parking $10. For more information on the Atlantic City Seafood and other weekend festivities check out acseafoodfest.com or contact Jon Henderson 609.412.9056 or at Jon@goodtimetricycle.com

ARRIVE HUNGRY!!!

9 Events to Do This Weekend – Labor Day Weekend

Wine and Romance – the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz

August 29 – Aug 31

Two exceptional artists come together for an extraordinary Labor Day exhibition: Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz. Having grown up surrounded by the beauty of the wilderness, Shvaiko developed a penchant for painting little cafes and other intimate places, which have become his trademark. Stiltz uses an old world technique of applying many layers of glazed oil paint, which gives color intensity and depth to wonderful visions that express the pleasures of sight, taste, sound, smell, and touch.

Dates: August 29th – 31st. 2014
Address: Ocean Galleries; 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Cost: Free
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18th Annual Airfest – Aug 29 – Sept 1

Featuring WWII aircraft: B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress and a P-51 Mustang and other “Flyin” aircraft. vendors, exhibitors, music, food and much more. Stop by NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum to experience “living history.” The public will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to view, explore and even take a flight in these historic treasures. Separate fees required for fighter and bomber flight experiences. For flight reservations and tour information call 800-568-8924. For flight reservations call 800-568-8924 or visit http://www.collingsfoundation.org -Want to be a Vendor or Exhibitor? Call the office or fill out an application on our website!

Dates: August 29th – September 1st, 2014
Address: Aviation Museum – 500 Forrestal Rd, Cape May Airport, NJ
Cost: $12/Adults $8/Children (3-12) 2 &Under/Free
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BBQ and Craft Beer Festival at Monmouth Park – Aug 30 & 31

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Don’t miss a celebration of everything barbeque at the annual BBQ & Craft Beer Festival  held on August 30th and 31st at Monmouth Park 175 Oceanport Ave, Oceaport, NJ. Ribs, pulled pork, brisket etc  will be served up by some of the Garden State’s best BBQ  joints. Cool off with a cold one in the beer garden with the company of a live band!

Dates: August 30th & 31st, 2014
Address: Monmouth Park; 175 Oceanport Ave, Oceaport, NJ
Cost: $3 general admission gets you into the track AND festival area. Food items are priced a la carte. Beer Garden is $10 for ten 2oz samples and a commemorative mini Pilsner glass.

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Jazz It Up Wine Festival – Aug 30 & 31

Join 18 of New Jersey’s finest wineries, jazz bands, food trucks and artisan crafters for two days of great wine and cool jazz notes at idyllic Allaire State Park in Farmingdale, New Jersey! Allaire State Park is home to Allaire Village, a 19th century metal working living history town. The reenactment of early American living will be on display throughout the day alongside the wine festival, making it an incredible family friendly dynamic event!

Dates: August 30 & 31, 2014 (rain date Sept 1); 12 to 5pm
Address: Allaire State Park, Farmingdale, NJ
Cost: Tickets are $25 per person, but $20 per person in advance, Buy tickets Here
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Wine Release Weekend - Aug 30 & 31

Join Old York Cellars for this wine release weekend and be the first to try their 2013 vintages of these two dry white wines. Their new Chardonnay is un-oaked, medium bodied, and has hints of vanilla. Their Dry Riesling is a crisp white with hints of stone fruit and apple.

Dates: August 30th & 31st, 2014, 12pm to 5pm
Address: Old York Cellars, 80 Old York Rd, Ringoes, NJ
Cost: Free
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30th Anniversary Scandinavian Fest, ScanFest ’14 – August 31st

Heritage festival celebrating the cultures, contributions, and current life of Scandinavia and the Nordic countries: Denmark, Estonia, FInland, Iceland, Norway, and  Sweden. Full day of Nordic and traditional festival foods, crafts, imported gifts, artisans, demonstrating handcrafts, special kids events, tradktional Nordic folk, classical, jazz, and world music, dance, folkdress, talks, reenactors, vikings, entertainment through the day on 6 performance areas, plus the 4th annual North American wife-carry championships. Special kids area and stage.

Dates: Sunday, August 31st, 2014, 10am to 6pm
Address:Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd., Budd Lake, NJ 07828
Cost: Adults: $14.00, Seniors: $13.00, Children (12 and Under) free. Free entry with authentic folk dress
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Nutley Street Fair and Craft Show  – Aug 31

Over 200 Artists, crafters and vendors and 25,000 spectators. Something for everyone!

Date: Sunday, August 31st, 2014, 11am to 5pm
Address: Streets of the Downtown, Nutley, NJ
Cost: Free
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Woodland Park  Street Fair – Aug 31

Over 125 exhibitors, merchandise vendors, amusement vendors, special prime section for craft exhibitors, food vendors, kiddie rides,pPony rides. Variety of musical performers, clown, games, face painting, sand art, temp tattoos.No entrance fee.

Date: Sunday, August 31st, 10am , 10am to 5pm
Address: McBride Ave. from Lackawana Ave. to Memorial Dr., Woodland Park, NJ
Cost: Free
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Riverdale’s Labor Day Street Fair - Sept 1

Non-stop music and entertainment along with family fun attractions. Over 150 exhibitors, kiddie rides and  climbing wall, kids games, face painters, amusements, temp tattoos, and more. A special section with craft exhibitors and artists. Fabulous festival foods, everything from shishkabobs, kettle corn, pulled pork, sausage sandwiches to ice cream, zeppoles, funnel cakes, and Italian ices. Come eat, shop and play!

Date: Monday, Sept 1, 2014: 10am to 5pm
Address: Newark Pompton Tpk., Riverdale, NJ
Cost: Free

10 Events to Check Out This Weekend: Aug 22 – Aug 24

Wine and Music Under the Stars – Aug 22

Join Old York Cellars Winery on the patio overlooking the vineyard. Here you can enjoy the wonderful summer night sipping on Old York Cellars’ award winning wines while listening to great music. Guest are welcome to bring food to accompany the wines or grab something from the Fired Up Flatbread Food Truck. Groups are also welcome with reservations. Live Music by Acoustic Road.

Date: Friday, August 22nd, 6pm to 9pm
Address: Old York Cellars Winery; 80 Old York Rd., Ringoes
Cost: $5 in advance, $7.50 at the door. Buy in advance Here
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Reel East Film Festival – Aug 22 – 23

The first annual Reel East Film Festival is honored to bring independent and upcoming feature films and shorts to Camden County and greater South Jersey. This event will feature screenings of new and classic films, discussions, workshops, and a gala. Attendees can look forward to meeting regional and visiting filmmakers over the course of three nights in June. A weekend festival, Reel East serves area residents, visitors, students, local businesses, and the regional film community. Committed to a global perspective and the power of storytelling, the festival will feature independent films of all levels and genres. John Sayles will be there on August 23rd to screen his new film, GO FOR SISTERS.

Dates: August 22nd and 23rd, 2014
Address: Ritz Theater; 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township, NJ
Cost: $7 to $40, depends on ticket. Buy Tickets Here
Find them on Facebook
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Garden State Comic Fest – Saturday, August 23

Garden State Comic Fest will be a Great Day Out for all Fans of Comics, Toys, Comic Art, and Pop Culture Memorabilia.

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Address: Hyatt Morristown; 3 Speedwell Ave. Morristown
Cost: $10 adults, 10 and under FREE

For more info check out their Facebook page
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Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival – Aug 23

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival! Enjoy live music, food, an Alex and Ani Hospitality Tent, crafts, kids activities, good company and plenty of dancing and fun for the entire family, followed by fireworks

Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014; 12pm to 9:30pm
Address: The Great Lawn at the Boardwalk; 28 McKinley Street, Long Branch
Cost: Free
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40th Annual Salem Market Street Day – Aug 23

Enjoy a day in Historic Salem NJ from 10 am – 4 pm. The event will include a variety of musical entertainers, crafts, food court, antique cars & exhibition cars auto show, demostrations by local artisans and a display of various fire truck apparatus. This is a FREE event.

Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Broadway (Rt. 49) & Market St., Salem, NJ
Cost: Free
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Gourmet Food Truck Weekend – August 23 & 24

Once again food and wine lovers will converge at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt for a Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings while sipping on wine! Live music all day and the gathering of good friends will make this day special. Enjoy gourmet treats from the tri-state area’s top food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs and beach blankets to enjoy the festivities on Laurita Winery’s rolling grassy slopes, many terraces and pergolas overlooking 40 cultivated acres of vineyards, or stake your spot in the adjacent Wine Garden, a cool, shaded area with children’s playgrounds and two entertainment stages.

Dates: Saturday, July 19, 11:00-10:30pm; Sunday, July 20, 11:00-8:00pm
Address: 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Cost:  $8 per person Saturday or Sunday. 12 and under are free, children are welcome!
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Bradley Beach Boardwalk Festival – Aug 23 & 24

Free Two-Day event presented by the Bradley Beach Chamber of Commerce! 6 bands, live emcee/DJ playing requests, over 100 craft and specialty vendors, HUGE beer & wine gardens, GIANT waterslide and children’s activities including rides, face painters and sand art.

Dates: August 23rd and 24th, 2014; Sat 11 am – 9 pm & Sun 11 am – 6 pm.
Address: 500 Ocean Ave., Bradley Beach
Cost: Free
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Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show – Aug 23 & 24

The Largest Train and Toy Show in the Northeast! Hundreds of Tables of Trains for Sale. Exhibitors from Across the Country. Operating Model Train Displays. Free Workshops and Demonstrations.Hourly Door Prize Giveaways. Plus Much, Much More!

Dates: August 23rd & 24th; 10am-4pm, both days.
Address: New Jersey Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837
Cost: Adults $8, kids 12 and under FREE
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150th Anniversary and Grape Stomping Festival – Aug 24

Award winning chefs will have a great BBQ menu for you to enjoy. The outdoor bar pavilion will have Renault wines, seasonal cocktails and beers. Various crafters and artisans will have their latest wares on display. Plenty of activities for the kids, with the featured event of the day GRAPE STOMPING.

Grape stomping tickets are just $5 per person and includes a souvenir bottle with the fruits of your labor! Purchase grape stomping tickets on line. Before the festival join us for Sunday brunch starting at 10 am. Admissions free and this event is rain or shine!

Date:  Sunday, August 24th, 2014. 12pm to 4pm
Address: Renault Winery; 72 N. Bremen Ave, Egg Harbor City
Cost:  Free, grape stomping $5

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Cranford Street Fair and Craft Show – Aug 24

Over 200 Artists, crafters and vendors and 25,000 spectators.

Date: Sunday, August 24th, 2014. 11am to 5pm
Address: Downtown Cranford; 8 Springfield Ave, Cranford, New Jersey 07016
Cost: Free

Twitter Contest Ends Tomorrow For The Big Brew Beer Festival

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, October 11th. The event will feature over 250 unlimited craft beers and Free Shuttle Service to & from the Festival!

A winner will be chosen TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 19th at 8pm.

Here’s How to Enter the Twitter Contest:
1. You must follow @njisntboring and @bigbrewbeerfest on Twitter. I can check this as well!
2. When you see a Tweet regarding the contest, you must ReTweet (or RT as the kids say) and Favorite it.
3. I will pick a winner on August 19th at 8pm, and I will declare it in a Tweet.

Not social media savvy? Don’t want to test your luck?

Well…I have more good news.

I have an exclusive $10 off promo code for the event which you can redeem on the Big Brew Beer Fest ticket page. The promo code is: NJISNTBORING

Details on the Event:

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Time: Session 1 1:00 pm-4:30pm (VIP extra hour 12pm-1pm); Session 2 7:00pm-10:30pm (VIP extra hour 6pm-7pm)
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: VIP: $80′; General Admission: $50; Designated Driver:  $10
* Ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show. Get them early!
Buy tickets HERE
Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

For more beer events check out the NJIB section for Beer Events

Official Press Release:

Event Set To Showcase Over 250 Unlimited Craft Beer Tastings

The Big Brew Beer Festival is returning to the Morristown Armory in Morristown, New Jersey on Saturday, October 11, 2014 and promises to be the best Fest yet!

“Big Brew” has become synonymous with featuring unique and plentiful craft brews from around the state and around the world. The October Fest will also include some wonderful additions for attendees.

“We are always committed to improving our Festivals,” says Allison Kohler, President of JMK Events, “and we are very excited to welcome four great VIP food sponsors as well as free shuttle service to and from the event!”.

Big Brew Fest is teaming up with My Limo to provide free shuttle service—running every 15 minutes during the event—back and forth between the Morristown courthouse and the Armory. Service is provided courtesy of the Big Brew Beer Fest. Event attendees also have access to discounted sedan rates.

And with a tip of the hat to food-lovers, VIP ticket holders will also enjoy beer-infused hors d’oeuvres served during the VIP extra hour provided by Morris Tap & Grill of Randolph (with menu designed by Food Network “Chopped” Champion, and Morris Tap & Grill Chef and partner, Chef Eric LeVine), Nicole’s Ten of  Randolph, Hot Rods Real Pit BBQ of Wharton and the Village Food Garden at the ShopRite of Greater Morristown.

VIP Food options will include a bbq pulled pork sandwich with sevendust chips (from Morris Tap & Grill), smoked turkey and smoked wings (from Hot Rods BBQ) and seared pepper tuna with micro greens, avocado, wasabi, and tomatoes in a phyllo cup & mini soft shell tacos made with chicken verde and pork al pastor, diced tomato, and crunchy cabbage (from Village Food Garden).

Foodies can also look forward to the return on The Cow & The Curd’s award-winning Wisconsin battered cheese curds.

Morris Tap & Grill will also present the VIP Lounge, where VIP ticket holders can enjoy an extra hour of tasting and more than 25 VIP-only rare beers available throughout the event.

Session times are as follows:
Session 1:  1 pm – 4:30pm      VIP extra hour 12pm -1pm
Session 2:  7 pm – 10:30pm    VIP extra hour 6pm -7pm

Pricing is as follows:
Special Pricing for both Sessions (from now until September 27, 2014):
VIP – $80     General Admission – $50     Designated Driver -$10
Note:   Pricing will change 2 weeks and 1 week before event
from September 27 – October 3:    VIP – $85     GA – $55   DD – $15
from October 3 – October 11:  VIP – $90    GA – $60   DD- $15  (DOOR PRICES)

Advance tickets are available online at:  http://bigbrewnj.com
The Big Brew Beer Festival Fall-Fest
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960
Session 1   1:00 pm-4:30pm (VIP extra hour 12pm-1pm)
Session 2   7:00pm-10:30pm (VIP extra hour 6pm-7pm)
All tickets include unlimited tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. Attendees can also vote on the People’s Choice Award for best beer at the festival.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Morris Rugby, which raises funds and awareness for youth rugby throughout the region. For more information, please visit www.morrisrugby.org