Hometown Heroes and Rinn Duin Present “Beer For Heroes” Event – Thurs, Dec 4th, 2014

Rinn Duin Brewing and Hometown Heroes partner up for an exclusive tasting event called “Beer for Heroes

Rinn Duin Brewing has teamed up with Hometown Heroes to bring you a premier tasting event. Rinn Duin is brewing an exclusive beer that will only be available at this event for sampling and purchase called “Honey Hero Pale Ale.” Proceeds will be going to Hometown Heroes whose primary mission in the community is to help people in a crisis. Tickets are available for purchase online, and also at the brewery prior to this event. The official hashtag to use all over social media is #BeerForHeroes.

The event is being held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 6-9 pm. Tickets are $25.00 per person and will include beer sampling, brewery tour, buffet dinner, and prizes. You are not going to want to miss this event!

Date: Thursday, December 4th, 2014; 6pm to 9pm
Address: Rinn Duin; 540 Rt 37 W, Toms River, NJ
Cost: $25. Get Tickets HERE

About Hometown Heroes

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

Hometown Heroes has provided assistance with:

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

You Can Be A Hero Too!

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

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

Only 2 Hours Left! The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival Twitter Contest – Win 2 Free Tickets!

Time is running out on a chance to win!

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 250 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Great craft beer, food trucks, fire pits, music and an ugly sweater contest!

I am giving away  2 FREE tickets to the event via Twitter!

Here’s How to Enter the Twitter Contest:
1. You must “Follow” New Jersey Isn’t Boring (@njisntboring) and The Big Brew Beer Festival (@bigbrewbeerfest)on Twitter. I will check!
2. When you see a post promoting the contest on Twitter (including the link to this blog post), you must RT it!
3. A winner will be chosen TONIGHT Monday, November 17that 8pm on Twitter. I will post and direct message the winner!

Good luck!

Official Press Release:

The Big Brew Beer Festival is coming to Sussex County, NJ!

After the resounding success of the Big Brew Beer Festival events in Morristown, New Jersey, and Westchester County, New York, the Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival will have its inaugural launch on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ (Inside the Conservatory and Outside in the Courtyard).

Big Brew Sussex Winter Fest will feature:
Over 200 Unlimited Craft Beers
7 Gourmet Food Trucks (including  award-winning The Cow & The Curd and their Wisconsin-battered cheese curds, Empanada Guy, Fired Up Flatbread, Waffle De Lys, Oink & The Moo BBQ and The Taco Truck)
Music
Fire Pits
Ugly Sweater Contest

VIP ticket holders will enjoy:
Early admission
Over 20 additional special craft beers (available throughout the event)

Great food (served during the VIP extra hour) provided by VIP sponsors Forno Italiano of Sparta and Trinity in Newton

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is also a benefit for the Newton Fire Museum.

Don’t Wait to Purchase Tickets!

Pricing will increase 2 weeks and 1 week before event

Tickets are available at: www.bigbrewnj.com

$10 off with Promo Code: NJISNTBORING

Date: Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $55 GA, $80 VIP, $10 Designated Driver. Ticket Price increases on Nov 29th. Get Tickets HERE

7 Events to Check Out This Weekend – Nov 14 – 16, 2014

ReelAbilities NJ Disabilities Film Festival – Nov 14


Matheny’s Arts Access Program will be joining NJ Disabilities Film Festival. This is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. “Getting Up” will be screened at 5:30pm, Free Admission. About the Film: HOW DOES A FALLEN MAN GET BACK UP? Tony ‘TEMPT” Quan is a legendary LA graffiti artist, social activist and publisher. In 2003, he was disgnosed with ALS. BUT HIS MIND AND CREATIVE SPIRIT ARE STILL INTACT. In 2009, Mick Ebeling and his “Not Impossible Foundation” brought international hackers and artists to Los Angeles to attempt the impossible: invent a low-cost, open source DIY device that allows Tempt to once again creat art, using the only part of his body that still moves, his eyes. After months of harrowing trial and error, The EYEWRITER was born and Tempt was once able to create art. Visit artsaccessprogram.org  and reelabilities.org for more information.

Date: Friday, November 14th, 2014; 5:30pm
Address: Matheny’s Arts Access, 65 Highland Ave., Peapack, NJ
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Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix New Jersey - Nov 14 – 16

Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix events are the largest open entry Magic: The Gathering events.   Grand Prix NJ will feature the Legacy format as well as full slate of special events!

Dates: November 14th – 16th, 2014
Address: NJ Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison NJ, 08837
Cost: Free to Attend
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Relief Beerfest – Nov 15
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Relief Beerfest provides a unique opportunity for the community to meet their local volunteers and enjoy some original new brew together.

Date: Saturday, November 15th, 2014; VIP 5:30 – 6:30pm, GA 6:30 – 9:30
Address: Moorestown Community House; 16 E Main St, Moorestown, NJ
Cost:$50 GA, $75 VIP. Buy tickets HERE
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Villa Millagro Holiday Wine Release – Nov 15 & 16

Once per year the winery releases “Gracias” – their refreshing and balanced white wine for Thanksgiving and “Feliz Navidad” – their special mulled wine for Christmas. Each wine makes a great gift to give your holiday host, family, co-workers, special customers and clients, as well as to give that person who has everything except a bottle of delicious Villa Milagro wine!

Dates: November 15th & 16th, 2014; 12pm to 5pm
Address: 33 Warren Glen Rd, Finesville, NJ
Cost: $5
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Pie Tasting Weekend at Alstede Farms – Nov 15 & 16

Don’t miss this chance to try all the flavors of Alstede Farm’s tasty home-baked pies!

Dates: November 15th & 16, 2014; 11am to 4pm
Address: Alstede Farms; 1 Chesterfield Dr., Chester, NJ
Cost: Free
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Potters’ Guild Hosts Annual Fall Pottery Festival – Nov 15 & 16

The Potters’ Guild of New Jersey will host its Annual Fall Pottery Festival and Sale of functional and sculptural ceramics from Sat, 11 am – 5 pm and Sun, from noon – 5 pm. Showcasing American craft made by more than 40 exhibiting artists across the state, the sale will offer a chance to meet the makers. This increasingly popular event draws hundreds of customers from throughout New Jersey and the tri state area. Available for sale will be a fabulous selection of vases, wall pieces, pitchers, teapots, platters, casseroles, raku and pit-fired vessels in varying colors and styles, and one-of-a-kind sculptures and decorative objects of art. The show is the perfect place to find a unique item or gift for any occasion. Admission is free, and major credit cards are accepted.

Dates: November 15th & 16th, 2014
Address: Community Presbyterian Church; 1459 Deer Path, Mountainside, NJ
Cost: Free to attend
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Jersey Shore Comic Book Show – Nov 16


The Jersey Shore Comic Book Show will be hosting another show on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Toms River Elks Club, 600 Washington Street Toms River, New Jersey for what promises to be yet another GREAT show for everyone attending. Once again we will be featuring our “Artist Lounge” with over 20 Comic Artists, Writers, and Creators showing off their great and unique work, as well as offering them up for purchase to attendees. There will be not one, not two, but THREE huge cosplay/costume groups: THE NORTH JERSEY GHOSTBUSTERS, THE 501ST LEGION and the U.S.S. IWO JIMA INDEPENDENT STAR TREK GROUP. Also making his debut, will be “MAC” the famous cat from Rusty Gilligan’s comic strip about his pets, “Mac and Trouble.” MAC will be on hand for photo’s and will be handing out goodies and tickets for a surprise raffle drawing for some great prizes!AND…parents, Don’t Forget to Bring the KIDS!! Why?? Because SANTA arrives at 1pm with goodies for everyone!!!!Drawings for Door Prizes will be held thru-out the day with some great prizes and our popular $how Ca$h ! Goodie bags for the first 50 attendees and for those in cosplay costumes! Yes, be sure to wear your cosplay costume, as we will be having a cosplay costume contest with judging to take place at 2pm.

Date: Sunday, November 16th 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Toms River Elks Club, 600 Washington Street, Toms River, New Jersey
Cost: $2.00 Kids under 12 FREE Those in Cosplay Costumes also FREE !

The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival Twitter Contest – Win 2 Free Tickets!

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 250 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Great craft beer, food trucks, fire pits, music and an ugly sweater contest!

I am giving away another 2 FREE tickets to the event – this time through Twitter!

Here’s How to Enter the Twitter Contest:
1. You must “Follow” New Jersey Isn’t Boring (@njisntboring) and The Big Brew Beer Festival (@bigbrewbeerfest)on Twitter. I will check!
2. When you see a post promoting the contest on Twitter (including the link to this blog post), you must RT it!
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, November 17that 8pm on Twitter. I will post and direct message the winner!

Good luck!

Official Press Release:

The Big Brew Beer Festival is coming to Sussex County, NJ!

After the resounding success of the Big Brew Beer Festival events in Morristown, New Jersey, and Westchester County, New York, the Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival will have its inaugural launch on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ (Inside the Conservatory and Outside in the Courtyard).

Big Brew Sussex Winter Fest will feature:
Over 200 Unlimited Craft Beers
7 Gourmet Food Trucks (including  award-winning The Cow & The Curd and their Wisconsin-battered cheese curds, Empanada Guy, Fired Up Flatbread, Waffle De Lys, Oink & The Moo BBQ and The Taco Truck)
Music
Fire Pits
Ugly Sweater Contest

VIP ticket holders will enjoy:
Early admission
Over 20 additional special craft beers (available throughout the event)

Great food (served during the VIP extra hour) provided by VIP sponsors Forno Italiano of Sparta and Trinity in Newton

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is also a benefit for the Newton Fire Museum.

Don’t Wait to Purchase Tickets!

Pricing will increase 2 weeks and 1 week before event

Tickets are available at: www.bigbrewnj.com

$10 off with Promo Code: NJISNTBORING

Date: Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $55 GA, $80 VIP, $10 Designated Driver. Ticket Price increases on Nov 29th. Get Tickets HERE

Only 2 Hours Left to Win! The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival – Win 2 Free Tickets!

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 250 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Great craft beer, food trucks, fire pits, music and an ugly sweater contest!

I am giving away 2 FREE tickets to the event! Contest ends 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 LIKE and COMMENT  it as well. If you do not like/comment it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen TONIGHT at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

Official Press Release:

The Big Brew Beer Festival is coming to Sussex County, NJ!

After the resounding success of the Big Brew Beer Festival events in Morristown, New Jersey, and Westchester County, New York, the Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival will have its inaugural launch on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ (Inside the Conservatory and Outside in the Courtyard).

Big Brew Sussex Winter Fest will feature:
Over 200 Unlimited Craft Beers
7 Gourmet Food Trucks (including  award-winning The Cow & The Curd and their Wisconsin-battered cheese curds, Empanada Guy, Fired Up Flatbread, Waffle De Lys, Oink & The Moo BBQ and The Taco Truck)
Music
Fire Pits
Ugly Sweater Contest

VIP ticket holders will enjoy:
Early admission
Over 20 additional special craft beers (available throughout the event)

Great food (served during the VIP extra hour) provided by VIP sponsors Forno Italiano of Sparta and Trinity in Newton

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is also a benefit for the Newton Fire Museum.

Don’t Wait to Purchase Tickets!

Pricing will increase 2 weeks and 1 week before event

Tickets are available at: www.bigbrewnj.com

$10 off with Promo Code: NJISNTBORING

Date: Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $55 GA, $80 VIP, $10 Designated Driver. Ticket Price increases on Nov 29th. Get Tickets HERE

9 Events to Check Out This Weekend – Nov 1 – Nov 2, 2014

Rahway Zombie Pub Crawl – Nov 1


Pub crawl event on Halloween in Rahway.

Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @RahwayZombie

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014, Begins at 6pm
Address: Downtown Rahway – Starts at Meatball and Brews, 1482 Main St
Cost: Free to attend, pay for make up, food, drinks etc
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Legend of the Jersey Devil Show - Nov 1

Live concert of country and bluegrass music with the New Jersey Devil appearing at the 8 pm set. Show from 7:30 – 11 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.

Bring your cameras and be ready to be entertained Pineland style. No reserve seating….tickets purchased at door. Light refreshments available.

Date: Saturday, Nov 1, 2014
Address: Albert Music Hall; 131 Wells Mills Rd., Waretown, NJ
Cost: $5 adults, Children $1
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Pulp Adventurecon – Nov 1

Thousands of Pulp Magazines, Vintage Papebacks, Movie Collectibles, Radio Memorabilia and MORE. If your tastes lean toward classic crime fighters, salt-of-the-earth cowboys, damsels in distress, detectives under duress, space travelers with jet-packs, swooning ladies, or just plain weird creatures that cannot be named this is probably an event you would enjoy. Vintage pulp magazines, movie memorabilia, collectible paperbacks, original artwork, and even some new media turn up.

Date: November 1, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Ramada Inn; 1083 Highway 206, Bordentown, NJ
Cost: $5
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6th Annual Harvest Fest & NJ Microbrew Night – Nov 1

St. James Men of Charity will host their 6th annual Harvest Fest & NJ Microbrew Night on Saturday November 1st. – 6:00 PM at the St. James School Gymnasium – 195 South Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ. The proceeds of the event will benefit Men of Charity projects targeted for local families in urgent need. There will be German Fest foods and music as well as microbrews from NJ craft brewers. Carton Brewing, Cricket Hill Brewery and Flying Fish Brewery headline a group of local breweries that include: Boak’s Brewing, Climax Brewery, Trap Rock Brewery, Ramstein, East Coast Brewing, Uno’s Chicago Grill, and more. Amateur brewers will compete in Home Brew contest. A Tricky Tray raffle is planned. Tickets are only $40. They include a commemorative tasting glass, food, wine, soda, and microbrews. There will also be on an on site babysitting service (3 years and older) offered by the St James RFL Committee for $20 per family.

Date: Saturday, November 1st, 2014; 6pm
Address: St James School Gymnasium, 195 South Finley Ave; Basking Ridge, NJ
Cost: $40, Call Michael Hober – 908-285-5085 for tickets. Limited tickets sold at the door
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Harvest Food Truck and Wine Festival – Nov 1 & 2

First ever Harvest Food Truck and Wine Festival. The event will feature cuisine from the region’s most award-winning food trucks and live music by The VooDUDES. Admission includes entrance to the event, parking, and music. $10 for adults 21 and older, $5 for ages 13 to 20, and children 12 and under are free. Reservations are not required.Wine tastings are available for an additional $10 per person, 21 and older, which includes eight samplings of our nationally award-winning wines in an etched Alba Vineyard wine glass.

Dates: November 1st and 2nd, 2014
Address: Village of Finesville; 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford, NJ
Cost: $10 21+, $5 13 to 20, Free 12 and under. Wine Tasting additional $10

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BrickFair NJ – Nov 1 & 2

LEGO fan festival celebrating our favorite toy! BrickFair brings together adult fans of LEGO from across the USA to show off their LEGO creations great and small.

Date: November 1st and 2nd, 2014; 11am to 4pm
Address: Garden State Exhibit Center; 50 Atrium Drive Somerset, NJ
Cost: $10
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Hometown Heroes Zombie Run -  Nov 2

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

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

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South Jersey Comic Con and Toy Bonanza – Nov 2

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Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Holiday Inn; Route 70 East, Cherry Hill
Cost: $3
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Day of the Dead – Nov 2

The Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center present the annual Day of the Dead celebration. Celebrate Mexico’s El Diá de los Muertos with strolling mariachis, Mexican paper flower making, sugar skull decorating, professional face painting by Second Look Face Painting, and Mexican dishes.  Learn about the traditions of this rich cultural holiday with the whole family!

Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Address: 301 N. Harris St., Princeton, NJ
Cost: Free

The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival – Win 2 Free Tickets!

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 250 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Great craft beer, food trucks, fire pits, music and an ugly sweater contest!

I am giving away 2 FREE tickets to the event!

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 LIKE and COMMENT  it as well. If you do not like/comment it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, November 3rd at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

Official Press Release:

The Big Brew Beer Festival is coming to Sussex County, NJ!

After the resounding success of the Big Brew Beer Festival events in Morristown, New Jersey, and Westchester County, New York, the Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival will have its inaugural launch on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ (Inside the Conservatory and Outside in the Courtyard).

Big Brew Sussex Winter Fest will feature:
Over 200 Unlimited Craft Beers
7 Gourmet Food Trucks (including  award-winning The Cow & The Curd and their Wisconsin-battered cheese curds, Empanada Guy, Fired Up Flatbread, Waffle De Lys, Oink & The Moo BBQ and The Taco Truck)
Music
Fire Pits
Ugly Sweater Contest

VIP ticket holders will enjoy:
Early admission
Over 20 additional special craft beers (available throughout the event)

Great food (served during the VIP extra hour) provided by VIP sponsors Forno Italiano of Sparta and Trinity in Newton

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is also a benefit for the Newton Fire Museum.

Don’t Wait to Purchase Tickets!

Pricing will increase 2 weeks and 1 week before event

Tickets are available at: www.bigbrewnj.com

$10 off with Promo Code: NJISNTBORING

Date: Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $55 GA, $80 VIP, $10 Designated Driver. Ticket Price increases on Nov 29th. Get Tickets HERE

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

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

Chiller Theatre - October 24th-26th

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Blend Central Jersey Beer Fest – Oct 25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Like them on Facebook

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

My Day at the Big Brew Beer Festival

On Sunday, I got to check out the Big Brew Beer Festival in Morristown. I was all over my social media accounts Tweeting, Instagraming, Facebooking etc but I wanted to give a quick blog post about the NJ representation at the event:

The Following Breweries Were in Attendance (and yes I tried all their beer):
Angry Erik Brewing
Beach Haus
Bolero Snort
Boaks Beer
Cricket Hill Brewery
Flounder Brewing Co
Flyish Fish
Ramstein Beer
River Horse
Tuckahoe Brewing Co

They’re technically not beer, but Sandy Hook Iced Tea was incredible.

Other NJ things Worth Mentioning:
I got this awesome Flying Fish necklace from Thirst Quencher Neckware.

I also picked up Sweet Potato Maple Syrup from Momma’s Homemade. So good!

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I made a flipagram but it didn’t include all my photos. Oh well:

You can check the full list of Breweries at the event with this handy, dandy Twitter list I made.

Also, I loved my tasting glass:

Be sure to check out the next Big Brew Beer Fest in Sussex:

The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival – Dec 13

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 250 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Great craft beer, food trucks, fire pits, music and an ugly sweater contest!.

Date: Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $55 GA, $80 VIP, $10 Designated Driver. Ticket Price increases on Nov 29th. Get Tickets HERE
You can also get more information on their Facebook and twitter @BigBrewBeerFest

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

New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Show – Oct 19

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

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

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

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

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Fall Food Truck Fiesta – Saturday, Oct 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date: Sunday, October 19th, 2014; 1 to 4pm.
Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Cost: Free
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