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

Trucktoberfest – Sept 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Atlantic City Seafood Festival –  Sept 13 & 14

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Arts Guild New Jersey is pleased to present “Nexus”, an International Juried exhibition. This exhibit will feature 40 artists from New Jersey, New York, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, and Washington DC. The juror for the Nexus show was Dorrie Papademetriou, who is currently the Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, New Jersey. The exhibition, which opens on September 14th and runs through October 9th, 2014 will have a free, public reception on Sunday, September 14th, 1-4 PM, at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065. Gallery Hours are Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm, Fri: 10am to 1pm, Sat & Sun: 1-4pm or by appointment for groups of 10 or more. The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.

Date: Sunday, September 14th, 2014; 1 to 4pm.
Address: 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065
Cost: Free
Like them on Facebook Arts Guild New Jersey and Follow on Twitter @ArtsGuildNJ

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1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival - Sept 14

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

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

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

Food Truck Friday – Sept 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Somers Point Good Old Days Festival - Sept 6

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

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

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

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

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Jersey Fresh Wine Festival – Sept 6 & 7

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show – Sept 7

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

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

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

Not 1, Not 2, but THREE Beer Events this Weekend!

You read that right…there are THREE beer events going on this Saturday, July 28th, 2014. How will you choose between the three? Check out the details below and try your hardest to make a decision! All three are amazing events!

2014 Brew at the Zoo in West Orange

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The Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange will celebrate its 51st Birthday by hosting the 2nd annual Brew at the Zoo on June 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM.  The festival will feature live entertainment, 75 brewers, and a large selection of craft beers from the likes of NJ’s own Kane Brewing, River Horse, & Flying Fish, as well as Michigan’s Founders Brewing.  Bar the door, this will be your favorite visit to the zoo since you were 10 years old.

The Brew at the Zoo event will be held rain or shine.  All sales are final.  In the event of inclement weather, patrons and vendors will be able to access indoor space.

Tickets are $60 for general admission and $10 for designated drivers. You can get tickets here: 2014 Brew at the Zoo

The address for this event is 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052.
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Beer Fest on the Battleship in Camden

The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival will be back aboard the Battleship on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Enjoy a tour of the Battleship, live music by the Cabin Dogs, a souvenir sampling mug, delicious food and beer from 21 breweries throughout New Jersey!

This year they are offering a VIP Ticket which will allow a limited number of guests access one hour earlier than the public, as well as the chance to sample some special beers and talk with the brewers.

VIP Tickets, which allow access at 12:00pm, are available for $55 per adult. Beer Festival tickets are available for $45 per adults.

Brewers scheduled to attend include Basil T’s RB, Carton, Cape May, Cricket Hill, Flying Fish, Gaslight, Harvest Moon, High Point, Iron Hill, JJ Bitting, Kane, Krogh’s, New Jersey Beer Co., Pizzerio Uno, River Horse, Ship Inn, Trap Rock, Triumph, Tuckahoe Brewing Co., Tun Tavern and Turtle Stone.

Tickets can be purchased here or calling 1-866-877-6262 ext. 108. Or buy tickets at the Ticket Office, open every day.

Find out more information via their facebook event page.


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Annual BrewFest at the Ballpark in Lakewood

On June 28, 2014 the Lakewood Blueclaws will be hosting their annual Brew Fest at the Ball Park! There will be two, four-hour sessions, the first from 12 noon to 4 pm and the second from 6 pm – 10 pm with beer sampling, food and merchandise. Each guest will receive a special branded glass for use at the event that they can keep as a souvenir. Over 100 styles of beers including New Jersey’s own Cricket Hill, Flying Fish and Boaks. Regional favorites like Ommegang, Keegan’s, Erie Brewing, Blue Point Brewing, Brooklyn, Magic Hat, Saranac, Harpoon and Peak Organic will be available as will national brands such as Sierra Nevada, Boston Beer, Shiner and Killians. Plus, fans will be able to enjoy international legends Duvel, Boon, Innis & Gunn, Rodenbach and Weltenberger and many more. Additionally, Brewfest at the Ballpark will feature many special spring and summer styles of beer. There is also a buffet option for the first time, where fans will recieve access to a Pasta Action Station, Carving Station with flank steak, chicken tenders, assorted wraps, and cookies.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at 732-901-7000 option 2 or in person at the BlueClaws Box Office.

Address: First Energy Park; 1 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ
Tickets are $30 in advance ($50 with buffet option). At the door, tickets are $35 ($55 with buffet option) and tickets are currently on sale, with designated driver admission just $10. All designated drivers will also get free fountain soda throughout the day.

8 Events to Check Out This Weekend!

Jersey Shore Greek Festival

Be Greek for a day at the Jersey Shore Greek Festival. Traditional Greek food, music, dancing,specialty shopping, culture and hospitality will be overflowing during the spectacular family event. For the kids, games and rides will also be on-site. Tour the beautiful Byzantine-style church. For more info check out their Facebook page and Twitter @ShoreGreekFest.

Address: Saint George Greek Orthodox Church Complex, 1033 West Park Avenue, Ocean, NJ 07712

Date: June 27, 2014 – June 29, 2014
Time: Fri 6/27 5-11 pm; Sat 6/28 noon – 11 pm; Sun 6/29 1-8 pm.
Cost: $2. Kids under 6 free. Free parking, free shuttle
Info Phone: 732-775-2777

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2014 Brew at the Zoo in West Orange

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The Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange will celebrate its 51st Birthday by hosting the 2nd annual Brew at the Zoo on June 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM.  The festival will feature live entertainment, 75 brewers, and a large selection of craft beers from the likes of NJ’s own Kane Brewing, River Horse, & Flying Fish, as well as Michigan’s Founders Brewing.  Bar the door, this will be your favorite visit to the zoo since you were 10 years old.

The Brew at the Zoo event will be held rain or shine.  All sales are final.  In the event of inclement weather, patrons and vendors will be able to access indoor space.

Tickets are $60 for general admission and $10 for designated drivers. You can get tickets here: 2014 Brew at the Zoo

The address for this event is 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052.
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Beer Fest on the Battleship in Camden

The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival will be back aboard the Battleship on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Enjoy a tour of the Battleship, live music by the Cabin Dogs, a souvenir sampling mug, delicious food and beer from 21 breweries throughout New Jersey!

This year they are offering a VIP Ticket which will allow a limited number of guests access one hour earlier than the public, as well as the chance to sample some special beers and talk with the brewers.

VIP Tickets, which allow access at 12:00pm, are available for $55 per adult. Beer Festival tickets are available for $45 per adults.

Brewers scheduled to attend include Basil T’s RB, Carton, Cape May, Cricket Hill, Flying Fish, Gaslight, Harvest Moon, High Point, Iron Hill, JJ Bitting, Kane, Krogh’s, New Jersey Beer Co., Pizzerio Uno, River Horse, Ship Inn, Trap Rock, Triumph, Tuckahoe Brewing Co., Tun Tavern and Turtle Stone.

Tickets can be purchased here or calling 1-866-877-6262 ext. 108. Or buy tickets at the Ticket Office, open every day.

Find out more information via their facebook event page.

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Toy Con NJ

ToyConNJ is  debuting June 28 & 29th at the PAL 33 Baldwin Rd in Parsippany with over 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: June 28th & 29th, 2014
Tickets: $5, free to anyone in fully costume. Children under 12 are free
For more information check them out on facebook
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Annual BrewFest at the Ballpark in Lakewood

On June 28, 2014 the Lakewood Blueclaws will be hosting their annual Brew Fest at the Ball Park! There will be two, four-hour sessions, the first from 12 noon to 4 pm and the second from 6 pm – 10 pm with beer sampling, food and merchandise. Each guest will receive a special branded glass for use at the event that they can keep as a souvenir. Over 100 styles of beers including New Jersey’s own Cricket Hill, Flying Fish and Boaks. Regional favorites like Ommegang, Keegan’s, Erie Brewing, Blue Point Brewing, Brooklyn, Magic Hat, Saranac, Harpoon and Peak Organic will be available as will national brands such as Sierra Nevada, Boston Beer, Shiner and Killians. Plus, fans will be able to enjoy international legends Duvel, Boon, Innis & Gunn, Rodenbach and Weltenberger and many more. Additionally, Brewfest at the Ballpark will feature many special spring and summer styles of beer. There is also a buffet option for the first time, where fans will recieve access to a Pasta Action Station, Carving Station with flank steak, chicken tenders, assorted wraps, and cookies.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at 732-901-7000 option 2 or in person at the BlueClaws Box Office.

Address: First Energy Park; 1 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ
Tickets are $30 in advance ($50 with buffet option). At the door, tickets are $35 ($55 with buffet option) and tickets are currently on sale, with designated driver admission just $10. All designated drivers will also get free fountain soda throughout the day.

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Red Bank Rockin’ Country Festival

The Red Bank Rockin’ Country Music Festival is a two day event and will be held in Red Bank in scenic Marine Park on the Navesink River. It is a fundraiser for Red Bank River Center and other deserving non-profits in the Red Bank area. Multiple outdoor stages and venues will host popular country musicians including the rising country star Maggie Rose along with After the Reign and much, much more! Music genres include country pop, country rock, blues, blue grass, folk music, americana and more. Twenty of Red Banks finest restaurants and eateries will be serving specialty country favorites such as fried chicken, BBQ, fritters, etc. The event is family friendly with fun activities for kids! Unique, upscale vendors will be on site as well.
Date: June 28, 2014 – June 29, 2014
Time: 12 to 9pm Sat, 12 to 7pm Sun
Cost: $5 for anyone over 10
Ticket Info: This event will be a huge success and draw visitors from all over the tri-state area and beyond. Sponsors and vendors are welcome. Contact Ruthanne Harrison at Rue Events. 732-829-1104, rue@rueevents.com. Info Phone: 732-829-110

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Freedom Festival

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Park Commission proudly announce the 10th annual Mercer County Freedom Festival will be held in conjunction with popular radio station 94.5 WPST. Freedom Festival will be at Mercer County Park Festival Grounds in West Windsor and is one of the earliest Fourth of July celebrations in the area.The event features great food, beer and wine gardens, craft vendors, live music, tethered hot-air balloon rides, games, water rides, mechanical bull, a children’s area with inflatable rides, and much more. This festival will culminate in a fireworks display at nightfall.The concert lineup starts at 3:00 p.m. with the Mercer County Symphonic Band, Under Pressure at 5:00 p.m., Kristen and the Noise at 6:30 p.m., and Burnt Sienna at 8:30pm. Burnt Sienna will conclude their set immediately following the fireworks display at dusk.

Date: June 28, 2014
Time: 3pm – 11pm
Cost: Free admission
Info Phone: 609-448-1947

7 Events to Check Out This Weekend!

A Capital Celebration

Celebrate New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary at a Family Festival on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Capital Complex in Trenton. This will be a celebration of the arts and history with activities and attractions for people of all ages and food and beverages from local vendors and a special beer tasting. On-site for the day will be the acclaimed New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum, and a NJ 350 Film Series at the State Museum auditorium will feature great New Jersey films and filmmakers from Thomas Edison to Zach Braff followed by an exclusive presentation by tv critic, columnist and radio personality, David Bianculli. A highlight of the afternoon is a must-see State House Rotunda exhibition of the original 1664 land grant – or New Jersey’s birth certificate – that created our state as we now know it. This event is a rain or shine affair.

Performances and Activities Include:

Acoustic Musician Anker
Seth Dale The Charming Magician
Steve Carrington Jazz Trio
Sarah Donner
Dancespora
The Garvey School
StrangeDog Theatre Company
Trenton’s Stoop Theatre
NJ Band Rainbow Fresh!

Other Activities and Events Include:

State House Tours every 1/2 hour
NJ In the Movies Film Series
Live painting by William Butler
Bridge Building Workshops
Storytimes and Colonial History Carts at the Museum
Discounted Planetarium Shows
Beer tasting at the Barracks
Gallery Walks
Mobile NJ Hall of Fame
State Museum Exhibits
Birthday Card signing
Trivia Walk and Street Chalk Mural
Trent House Toy Displays
Civil War Flag Exhibit in 225 State Street
Barracks Museum and Grounds with special Beer Tasting
Petty’s Run and Kids Activity Stations
World War II Memorial
A Ben Franklin Reenactor and other strolling characters!

Date: June 22nd; 11am – 5pm
Address: New Jersey State Museum; 205 West State Street, Trenton , NJ
Price: FREE

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Hot Rods and Food Trucks

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Join in the fun at Seaside Heights for the best Hot Rods and Classic Car show in the area!Hundreds of cars, music, prizes, vendors, and fun for the whole family. Free admission for spectators! Plus…an extreme Food Truck Showdown…come hungry and leave satisfied!
Location: Bay Boulevard and Grant Avenue.

Visit their website for more information.
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Washington Lake Park Wine Festival

The summer season will uncork in grand style once again when 18 of New Jersey’s finest wineries join together for the 2nd Annual “Washington Lake Park Wine Festival”-definitely the best wine festival in New Jersey- taking place Saturday and Sunday June 21-22, from 12 noon – 5pm each day. Produced by GPS, Inc., this weekend of great New Jersey wine, delicious culinary treats, fabulous live music, hand-made artisan crafts and kids activities are the right way to “sip into summer”!

Date: June 21 and 22, 2014: Noon to 5pm Daily
Address: Washington Lake Park: 647 Hurfville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell, NJ 08080
Price: $15 in advance, $20 day of (under 21 & spectators free) To get tickets click here
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Win and Wine Weekend

The best local New Jersey wineries will be pouring their featured wines. Plan a picnic for the day! No advance tickets required. Wine celebration hours 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.Participating wineries include: 4JG’s Winery, DiMatteo Vineyards, Monroeville Vineyard & Winery, Plagido’s Winery, Renault Winery, Cava Winery, Valenzano Winery, and Wagonhouse Winery.

Date: June 21 and 22, 2014; Noon to 6pm Daily
Address: Monmouth Park, 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ, 07757
Price: Free to enter; $10 wristband for unlimited sampling in your commemorative wine glass.
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New Jersey/Philadelphia BADASS Dash

The BADASS Dash™ K9 Companion division is the first of its kind in the OCR genre where participants can bring their canines to take part in a race specifically designed / modified for them to compete as a team. Those not racing are encouraged to travel the course alongside the racers and cheer them on as they move from obstacle to obstacle as well as joining in the festivities of the POST-RACE FESTIVAL which will host racers and canines alike, vendors and spectators in a festival atmosphere with the inclusion of live entertainment, a pet expo area, a beer garden, food & beverages, an awards ceremony, contests and prize giveaways. This event benefits Autism Speaks For more information, please call 330-441-4258 or email registration@badassdash.com. Register Ended in March but you can donate here.
Date: June 21, 2014; 8:00 Am to 5:00 Pm
Address: New Jersey Motorsports Park; 8000 Dividing Creek Rd, Millville, NJ, US
Admission: Free for the Post-Race Festival
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The Art of Ringo Star

The Art of Ringo Star collection will be on display at Caesars Atlantic City (Tiberius Room), where it will be displayed by Ocean Galleries on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 from 1pm to 5pm. Anyone who acquires Ringo’s artwork throughout the exhibition run will have the opportunity to meet and have a photo taken with the legendary artist at a private reception on Saturday, June 21 prior to the All Starr Band’s performance at Caesars. Buyers will get to meet Ringo June 21 prior to his All Starr Band concert at Caesars. As Ringo Starr hits the road this summer with his 14th All Starr Band, a collection of his art, composed by Starr electronically, will make companion stops at galleries in three select cities. Ocean Galleries was chosen for one of the gallery shows in conjunction with the Atlantic City performance. This is a FREE exhibit.
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Baymen’s Seafood and Music Festival

Enjoy delicious Jersey fresh clams, crabs, scallops and shrimp from the finest local seafood purveyors. Micro brew court. There will be crafters, vendors, music, food, refreshments, family activities, demonstrations, boat rides, boat builders and decoy carvers. Speak with commercial fishermen to learn about occupations on the bay or take a clam shucking class. So bring the family and plan to spend the day. Music from local favorites: The Mott’s Creek Pickers on Saturday & The Billy Walton Band on Sunday.

Dates: June 21st and 22nd; 1pm to 5pm
Address: Tuckerton Seaport; 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ
Phone: 609-296-8868
Price: $8 General Admission