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

Twitter Contest Starts 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!

PS. The Facebook contest ends at 8pm TONIGHT…so if you still haven’t entered…get on it ASAP!

The Twitter contest will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, August 12th at 8pm and a winner will be chosen the following 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

2 Ways to WIN Tickets to The Big Brew Beer Festival on Oct 11th

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!

I am running not one, but TWO contests to win tickets to this event. One will be on Facebook which started on Monday, August 4th. A winner will be chosen on Monday, August 11th at 8pm.

Here’s How to Enter the Facebook Contest:
1. You must “like” New Jersey Isn’t Boring and The Big Brew Beer Festival on Facebook. I will check!
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Facebook (including the link to this blog post), you must SHARE the status and LIKE it as well. If you do not like it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, August 11th at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

The Twitter contest is similar. It will begin on Tuesday, August 12th at 8pm and a winner will be chosen the following 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

10 Events to Check Out This Week/Weekend – August 5 – 10

Middlesex County Fair – Now until Aug 10

I am a big fan of the Middlesex County Fair. This year is the 76th anniversary! Here are the details:

Dates: Now – Sunday, August 11th, 2014
Address: 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Cost: Adults – $7, Seniors (ages 65+) – $4, Children (ages 3-12) – $1, Children age 2 and under – Free
Like on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @middlesexfairnj

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NJ State Fair – Now – Aug 10

Where Farm Meets Fun! The New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show features agricultural events and education, animals, exhibits, horse shows, carnival, petting zoo, crafts and vendors, flower and vegetable shows, art and photography, 4-H, chainsaw artist and auction of carved pieces, fair food, free entertainment and much more! Visit our website for tickets, carnival specials, daily schedules and other information.

The Sussex County Fairgrounds is a year-round facility. Visit our website for our public All-Season Calendar of Events or for information about facility rentals for events of all sizes, including The Conservatory at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. With 5,000 sq ft inside this beautiful glass and mahoganny building and professionally landscaped gardens and courtyard, The Conservatory offers you the perfect venue for personal, social and business events.

Dates: Now – Sunday, August 10th, 2014
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds; 37 Plains Rd. Augusta, NJ 07822
Cost:  $9 to $13 dollars. Get tickets HERE

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Somerset County 4-H Fair – Aug 6 – 8

Here is some information on the Somerset County 4-H Fair : Since 1948, thousands of visitors have enjoyed the Somerset County 4-H Fair. The Fair has grown and changed, but there are still no admission or parking fees, no midway or carnival rides. This Fair recognizes the accomplishments of 1,000 Somerset County 4-H members and is a showcase for visitors to see a wide variety of 4-H projects in action.

Dates: August 6th – 8th, 2014 (Wed – Fri); 10am to 10pm
Address: North Branch Park; 355 Milltown Rd, Bridgewater, NJ
Cost: FREE
For more information find them on Twitter @4HFair
For more information about the Fair, how to join 4-H or how to volunteer to assist, call the 4-H Office at: 908-526-6644.

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Seaside on Tap Beer Festival – Aug 7

The Seaside On Tap Beer Festival is Thursday, August 7th at the Seaside Park Municipal Lot from 7pm to 10pm!

The three-hour premium event will showcase over 120 releases from more than 60 of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will receive an unlimited sampling of beers, in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors.

What better way to spend a Thursday evening in August than with great friends, amazing beer, delicious food and live music! Must be 21+ to attend.

Ticket Info: $30 in advance, $40 at the door and includes admission into the event, a 5 oz. souvenir tasting glass and 3 hours of unlimited sampling.

To purchase tix: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/seaside-on-tap-beer-festival-tickets-11916463463

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Just Jersey Food Truck Festival – Aug 9

 

The Just Jersey Food Truck Festival is  fun filled family day filled with food trucks, a beer garden and live music. Free face painting from 11am to 5pm!

Date: Saturday, August 9th, 2014; 10am – 6pm
Address: County College of Morris; 214 Center Grove Rd, Randolph, NJ
Cost: $5 admission, Kids under 12 Free. Free parking

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Cape May Craft Beer and Crab Festival – Aug 9th

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 9th, for the third annual Cape May Craft Beer and Crab Festival. This FREE event will take place at the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May for an all-day festival featuring local and regional craft beers to wash down favorite summer picnic foods/

  • All-day music on outdoor stage.
  • An old-fashioned Victorian circus with jugglers and acrobats from the The Give & Take Jugglers Little Circus.
  • Plus crafts and food vendors

There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Commemorative T-shirts will be available.

Visit the Craft Beer Tent and enjoy the beers from these great breweries courtesy of Harrison Beverage:
Cape May Brewing Company
Tuckahoe Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company

For more information, “like” them on Facebook.
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Summer Chill Wine Festival – Aug 9

12 Participating Wineries will have their latest vintages for you to taste and purchase.
Date: August 9th, 2014; 4pm – 9pm
Cost:  $15. To get tickets click Here
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Hollystock Music and Arts Festival- Aug 9

Hollystock is a unique music festival presented by Main Street Mount Holly and the Hollystock planning committee. Their purpose is to drive the economy of Mt. Holly by promoting its diverse business community, drawing attention to our town with the participation of merchants near and far. Their goal is to provide a family-friendly atmosphere of fun and music while supporting charitable causes such as VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Dates: August 9th and 10th, 2014; 11am to 10pm
Address: 4 Mill Street, Mount Holly NJ 08060
Cost: Free
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Rock the Truck – Aug 9 & 10

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Head out to Downtown Asbury Park and enjoy award-winning food from a variety of food trucks. Food trucks from around the tri-state area will convene in Downtown Asbury Park for your enjoyment. Sample foods of all varieties including Italian, Mexican, BBQ, desserts and so much more.

Dates: August 9th and 10th, 2014
Address: Downtown Asbury Park
Cost: Unclear. Call 732-897-1111 for more info

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Lose Yourself in the Vines – Aug 9 & 10

The vineyard is changing quickly now. Like a baby in the last months of pregnancy, the fruit has finished development and is now swelling in size and sweetness to prepare for harvest. Join us for a walking tour of the vineyard. Learn which grapes have completed verasion; which have reached the half-way mark of sweetness; which are still developing flavor. See the multitude of birds who we are preparing to ban from the vineyard. Observe the various plants that populate the vineyard floor, changing with each season. Then join us for a wine tasting in our newly renovated tasting room. Buy tickets at the door. Tours are free. Feel free to pack a picnic and enjoy your lunch here on our porch or on a blanket down one of the vineyard rows!

Dates: Augusut 9th and 10th, 2014; 1 to 5pm
Address: Villa Milagro Vineyard; 33 County Road 627, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Cost: $5

Big Brew Beer Festival Returns to Morristown on October 11

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ!

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

Register now for the Summer Lovin Promo at Adventure Boot Camp for Women

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The next session begins this Monday, August 4th, 2014. Don’t wait! Register today!

Official Press Release:

Join with a friend this month and split the cost of a 5 day program with a friend, you pay only $198 each!

Offer valid at both Montville and Parsippany locations!

Morning Classes meet: Mon-Fri 5:30am Veteran’s Memorial Park in Parsippany with Tracy.

Evening Classes meet: Tues & Thurs 6:30pm Parsippany Physical Therapy with Jessica (The evening program is sold out this session, inquire for waiting list.)

Register for boot camp here: www.MontvilleBootCamp.com

Information is available at www.ParsippanyBootCamp.com or by calling (908) 220-1967.

About Adventure Women Boot Camp

Dr. John Spencer Ellis has been an innovator in the fitness industry for more than half his life. He began his life of fitness at age 12, and has continually educated himself in the areas of fitness, sports conditioning, medical advancements, education and business. John is a personal trainer, fitness consultant, trainer of personal trainers, media advisor, medical exercise specialist, mentor, life coach, and peak performance consultant.

Since the late 1990s, John has operated an Adventure Boot Camp in Orange County, CA and oversees the Spencer Escape fitness retreat center in Big Bear, CA. After years of research, hundreds of hours of instruction, experimenting with various teaching methods, camp formats, and nutrition programs, the Adventure Boot Camp method emerged. This is the method you will learn.

10 Events to Check Out this Week/Weekend: July 15th – 20th

Burlington County Farm Fair – July 15 – 20

Located at the new Burlington County Fairgrounds at the intersection of Route 206 and Jacksonville-Jobstown Roads in Springfield Township NJ (just 1/4 mile south of the Columbus Farmers Market), the Fair offers a variety of activities to the more than 100,000 visitors expected in 2011. Horses, cows, rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats and other animals are on display each day. Most of these are shown by 4-H members who hope their project animal will win a blue ribbon. Daily horse shows, all new food vendors and new for 2011 is a Tractor Pull track and a Tractor Pull in scheduled for Thursday evening. Old steam engines and antique farm equipment can bring back memories for Grandpa. See the full schedule for details on the many new things happening at this year’s fair!

Dates: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 –  Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Address: 1990 Jacksonville Jobstown Road, Springfield Township, NJ
Cost: Free
For more information find them on Facebook and follow on Twitter @BurlCoFarmFair

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Cape May County 4-H Fair & Chicken BBQ - July 17 – 19

FREE admission for 3 days of old-fashioned family fun, including amusement rides, evening live entertainment, midway, 4-H horse and livestock exhibitions, food court,

Thursday night livestock auction, delicious chicken BBQ served every night from 5 pm until its gone, Children’s Pet Show Saturday at 9 am. Saturday antique tractor auction and Exhibits, booths and hands-on activities.

Dates: July 17th – 19th, 2014
Address: 4-H Fairgrounds; 355 Court House-S. Dennis Rd, Cape May Court House, NJ
Cost: Free
Like them on Facebook for more info

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Morris County 4H Fair – July 17 – 20

4-H exhibits, entertainment, pony rides, dog show, talent show, children’s pet show, dress-a-pet and dress-a-cage contest. Hay rides, 4-H dog show, small animal show, seeing eye puppy demo, petting barn, karate demo, chicken bar-b-que, and more.

Dates: July 17th – 20th, 2014; Thurs 4 – 10 pm; Fri – Sat 10am – 10pm; Sun 10am-4pm.
Address: Chubb Park; Rte. 24, Chester, NJ 07930
Cost: Free Admission – $5 parking donation.

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NJ State Ice Cream Festival – July 19

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The NJ State Ice Cream Festival will have games, rides, food and entertainment. Fun for the whole family! Ice Cream makers from all around New Jersey will be competing to have their ice cream be named the best in New Jersey!

Date: Saturday, July 19th; 3pm to 8pm
Address: Downtown Toms River; GPS 218 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
Cost: Free to Attend. Tasting kits for the event are $6 in advance, $7 at the door. To get tickets in advance click here
Like them on Facebook for more information

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Film One Fest: July 19

film one festFilmOneFest is a celebration of the short-short film that takes place every third Saturday in July in the historic Atlantic Highlands Marina. Films from around the world are selected and shown on a giant screen in front of an audience of over 1,000 and entries are shared and seen globally through our mobile apps.

Date: July 19th, 2014, 7pm to 10:30pm
Address: Atlantic Highlands Marina; 2 Simon Lake Dr, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Cost: Free
Like them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @FilmOneFest

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New Jersey State Crab Festival - July 19

Event takes place in front of the Ice House Restaurant, 4415 Park Blvd., in Wildwood featuring a block party atmosphere with “crabby” fun for the entire family! 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Festival includes bushels of blue claw crabs, a beer garden, “must try” crabby bloody marys, vendors and exciting things for the kids including a crab race at 6 p.m. Live outdoor entertainment will be featured throughout the day as well as a special performance by Parrotbeach at 7 p.m., a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band. FREE admission! “Crabby” fun for all ages! Blue Claw crabs! Beer Garden, “must try” crabby bloody mary! Vendors and exciting things for the kids including a crab race at 6 pm. Live outdoor entertainment all day.

Date: July 19th, 11am to 10pm
Address: Ice House Restaurant; 4415 Park Blvd. Wildwood, NJ
Cost: Free
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Barrel Trail Weekend - July 19 & 20

On July 19th & 20th, New Jersey wine enthusiasts will get a chance to sample future award-winning vintages direct from the barrel of their favorite wineries when the Garden State Wine Grower’s Association’s Barrel Trail and Wine Tasting Weekend is held at participating wineries across the state.

Dates: July 19 & 20, 2014, 12 to 5pm
Address: At participating wineries across the state, click here to view list
Cost: Depends on Vineyard

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Gourmet Food Truck Weekend – July 19 & 20

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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Garden State Cat Club Expo & Show - July 19 – 20

Features: Ask the Vet booth; multiple presentations daily including subjects such as grooming, cat health care, how to find a pet sitter, etc.; feline agility (yes, cats can do agility); Cats in Cars (adorable kitties riding in their own little cars); Breed Showcase (CFA judge explaining origins, personalities and care of 20+ different cat breeds); area shelters with kitties for adoption; pedigreed kittens for sale from top area breeders; Meow Mall with products for cats and cat lovers alike – oh, yes, and a HUGE cat show featuring 450 top show cats from all over the U.S. and Internationally.

Dates: July 19th and 20th, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Garden State Exhibit and Convention Ctr; 50 Atrium Dr. Somerset, NJ 08873
Cost: $10 General Admission, Seniors $8

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Jersey Shore Comic Book Show – July 20

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Come meet the Artists, Writers and Creators of comics in the “Artist Lounge” with over 20+ artists, writers and creators in the comic industry.Tons of golden age, silver age, bronze age comics, Manga/Anime, Collectibles, Toys, Non-Sport Cards and much, much, MORE!!!!

For more information contact: Dan/Mary @ (609) 242-7756

Address: TOMS RIVER ELKS CLUB, 600 WASHINGTON STREET, TOMS RIVER
Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014; 10 AM TO 4 PM
Cost: FREE admission FREE parking
For more information find them on Facebook

Just Jersey Food Truck Festival: A Foodilcious, Foodtastic, Foodgasmic Event on Aug 9

The Just Jersey Food Truck Festival is  fun filled family day filled with food trucks, a beer garden and live music. Free face painting from 11am to 5pm!

Date: Saturday, August 9th, 2014; 10am – 6pm
Address: County College of Morris; 214 Center Grove Rd, Randolph, NJ
Cost: $5 admission, Kids under 12 Free. Free parking

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

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

Official Press Release:

Looking for an exciting, fun filled Summer event that offers something for every member of your family? Look no more! Morris County’s first gourmet food truck festival is coming to The County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The Festival will take place from 10am to 6pm in Parking Lot No.1 and will feature great food, a beer garden, music and many entertaining special events.

Over 20 gourmet food trucks, offering a wide variety of delicious, innovative foods will enable festival visitors to experience the special thrill of eating gourmet food specialties served from the inside of a 4 wheeled vehicle. Among the culinary delights will be fresh lobster rolls, fried Wisconsin cheese curds, Cajun delicacies, empanadas, arepas, Steak, New Orleans creole cuisine, tasty Thai entrees, grilled cheese, hot dogs and sliders with all the fixins, pizza, enticing wraps, bacon creations, cup cakes, ice cream, and so much more. It will be a gourmet wonderland!

The Festival will also have a Beer Garden for anyone over 21, with 4 ice cold Craft Beers on tap, sponsored by Morris Tap & Grill and benefitting Morris Rugby. Great musical sounds will be played by Gasser Dan, sponsored by New Jersey Siding & Windows. Children will enjoy Complimentary face painting and other activities. A number of Vendors will be demonstrating and displaying their products. A very exciting addition to the festival is Bubble Soccer! Bubble Soccer is an alternate and whacky way of playing the beautiful game. This is brought to the festival and run by Jersey Club Sports, Morris County’s premier provider of adult sports leagues. Teenagers and adults will be able to participate in this fun filled game.

The County College of Morris is located in Randolph, just off Route 10, between Center Grove Road and Dover-Chester Road. Parking is free. Admission is $5 per adult. No charge for children under 12. For additional information, call 973-927-2794 or go to http://www.JustJerseyFest.com (or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @justjerseyfest.

Diner Round Up – Empire Diner in Parsippany

Yay, another 24 hour diner to add to the list! It’s hard to believe most of the diners I’ve visited so far have not been 24 hours!

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While I was in Parsippany I got the chance to go to the Empire diner, which I heard was a very popular diner in the area.

The first thing you notice at the diner when you walk in is that is has that classic diner feel – mirrors on the walls, silver interior. I loved it.

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Our waiter was one of the nicest, funniest waiters I’ve ever had. I wish I knew his name so I could recommend it…I was running on very little sleep and forgot to look.

Since I wasn’t too hungry, I ordered a turkey burger…not deluxe. My husband is a copy cat and got the same thing. It was a really good turkey burger! I didn’t eat my coleslaw, but the waiter assured me their coleslaw was very good. I’m just not a coleslaw person…sue me!

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Friends in the area have told me their breakfast is really good. Especially their pancakes. I wish I knew that ahead of time, I never turn down a good pancake.

Overall I thought the diner was a great. Their prices are pretty high which I didn’t really understand, but if the quality is high than why not?

Basic Info
Address: 1315 U.S. 46, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone #: (973) 335-2729

Diner Facts:
24 Hours – Yes
Parking Lot – Yes
Liquor License – Yes
Salad Bar – No
Homemade Desserts – Yes