New Jersey Craft Beer Events

Great news beer fans! There are plenty of Beer Events and Festivals coming up (And yes, I list them in date order)! If you’d like to submit your event, email

Annual Highlands Oktoberfest – Oct 4


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

Admission and Parking is free.


Glassboro Craft Beer Festival – Oct 4

The Glassboro Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm on Rowan Boulevard in downtown Glassboro. This event features a sampling of a wide variety of craft beers from all over the country, along with food, fun, live entertainment and vendors tailored to craft beer enthusiasts.
Date: October 4th, 2014; 1 to 5pm
Address: 201 Rowan Boulevard , Glassboro, NJ
Cost: $30 to $40. $5 for non-drinkers. Get tickets HERE

Oktoberfest on Historic Jackson St – Oct 4

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

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Jackson St, Cape May, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

Hammonton Fall Festival – Oct 4 & 5

Over 40 seasonal craft beers and ciders to try out. Live Music by The Benderz, Goodman Fiske and Mesquite Honey.  DJ Ralph D’Amelio form the Tropicana Tango Bar in Atlantic City. Over 60 crafters and food vendors.
Dates:  October 4th & 5th, 2014; Begins at Noon
Address:Mt. Carmel Fairgrounds; 3rd & French Sts., Hammonton, NJ
Cost: Free Admission & Parking

Pig and Prince Oktoberfest – Oct 5

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

Canal’s 5th Annual SJ Oktoberfest – Oct 10

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

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

The Big Brew Beer Festival in Morristown – Oct 11


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

VIP: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM – $80; General Admission: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM – $50;
Designated Driver: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM – $10

VIP: 6:00 PM – 10.30 PM – $80; General Admission: 7:00 PM – 10.30 PM – $50;
Designated Driver 7:00 PM – 10.30 PM – $10

Advance General Admission Tickets: Session 1 – $50, Session 2 – $50
Note: GA ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show: September 27 – October 3: Session 1 – $55, Session 2 – $55
October 4 – October 11: Session 1 – $60, Session 2 – $60

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

Advance VIP Tickets: Session 1 – $80, Session 2 – $80
Note: VIP ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show:
September 27 – October 3: Session 1 – $85, Session 2 – $85; October 4 – October 11: Session 1 – $90, Session 2 – $90

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

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


Allentown Fall Festival Beer Garden – Oct 11 & 12

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

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

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.


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

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

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

9 thoughts on “New Jersey Craft Beer Events

  1. Kane Brewing Company – 1750 Bloomsbury Avenue, Ocean NJ ( open Friday 5PM – 8PM and Saturday 12PM – 5PM) Is one of New Jersey best craft breweries.

    Per Website – Launched in August of 2011, Kane Brewing Company is a small craft brewery located on the coast of New Jersey. Our focus is brewing American-style and Belgian influenced ales. All of our handcrafted beers are unfiltered, unpasteurized and brewed locally in our custom built brew house located in Ocean Township in Monmouth County. Most of our beers are draft-only and available at bars and restaurants in coastal, central and northern New Jersey where we hand deliver each beer to ensure the highest level of both beer freshness and service. We hope you enjoy drinking our beers as much as we enjoy creating them.

  2. Beer on the Boards – A Boardwalk Craft Beer Fest on Saturday March 22, 2014 at Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.

    This is a fundraising event for the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce. This will include a gourmet buffet and live music. Tickets are $55 per person. Many of the participating breweries are from New Jersey. There are 2 separate sessions – AFTERNOON 12:30-4:00 PM and EVENING 6:00-9:30 PM. Please refer to the website for more details.

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