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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.