13 Events to Check Out this Weekend – Oct 4th & 5th, 2014

Annual Highlands Oktoberfest – Oct 4

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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.
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Asbury Park Zombie Walk – Oct 4


Last year, The New Jersey Zombie Walk shattered records, proving to the world that the Jersey Shore lives. We showed what it really means to be strong and we are a community built of many amazing people…or should we say zombies? Are you ready to stumble the streets of Asbury Park in the name of a zombie’s favorite thing….BRAINS?

Like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @NJZombieWalk

Date: October 4th, 2014; Begins at 10am
Address: Asbury Park Boardwalk; Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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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
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Harborfest – Oct 4th


Chowder contest, Clam Eating contest, Blessing of the Fleet, Daisy Jug Band and food vendors.

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014; 11am to 4pm
Address: Marina Park; 347 42nd Place, Sea Isle City, NJ
Cost: Free
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Wildwoods Seafood and Music Festival – Oct 4th

The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will host a free street fair from 10 am – 8 pm on Atlantic Avenue between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues, Wildwood. Live music, crafters, food vendors, pie eating contest & much more! Two stages of free musical entertainment.  A “Kids Korner” with activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and bounces will take place from noon – 4 pm.

Date: Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Address: Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Ave., Wildwood, NJ
Cost: Free
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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
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Food Trucks and Fire Pits – Oct 4 & 5

Once again food and wine lovers will converge at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt for a Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings while sipping on wine! Live music all day and the gathering of good friends will make this day special. Enjoy gourmet treats from the tri-state area’s top food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the view of the vineyard. No pets or outside food allowed. Admission includes parking, shuttle service and entrance to the event

Dates: October 4th & 5th, 2014
Address: 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Cost:  Event Admission fee $8 per person Saturday or Sunday.  Buy tickets here. 12 and under are free, children are welcome! Tickets can be purchased the day of.

Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @NJLauritaWinery
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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
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25th Annual Cranberry Festival - Oct 4th & 5th

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This is one of the largest Juried Craft Shows in New Jersey. Over 125 vendors featuring the finest craftsmen in the region come to sell their creations from fine arts, pottery, homemade pastries, jams, wines, jewelry and clothing. Enjoy the vintage car show on Saturday and live music and entertainment for everyone all weekend.

Dates: October 4th and 5th, 2014; 11am to 5pm
Address: 200 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown City, NJ
Cost: Free
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Oktoberfest in Historic Smithville – Oct 4th & 5th

Oktoberfest has over 100 juried crafters, an international food court, music, kids activities, non-profit organizations and more!

Dates: October 4th and 5th, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: 615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Smithville, NJ
Cost: Free
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26th Annual Chowderfest Weekend – Oct 4th & 5th

This family fun festival features live music, activities and unlimited Chowder tasting with the opportunity for each ticket holder to vote for their favorite red and white chowder. It has become a tradition for family and friends to gather together to say good bye to summer and welcome in the fall. Always the weekend before Columbus Day Weekend, this year join us on October 4, 2014, for the fabulous Merchant Mart (free admission) where local vendors offer the best deals of the season and Sunday for the Chowder Cook Off Classic.

Dates: October 4th and 5th, 2014; 11am to 4pm
Address: Little League Field; 9th St. & Taylor Ave., Beach Haven, NJ
Cost: Free for the Merchant Mart on Oct 4th, Oct 5th – $20+. Buy tickets HERE
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Grand Harvest Wine Festival - Oct 4 & 5

20 New Jersey wineries will take a break from the intensity of the Autumn harvest to celebrate the latest and greatest vintages of New Jersey wine at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris County. Bands, food trucks, arts and crafts all will highlight a terrific family friendly event.

Dates: October 4 & 5, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, NJ
Cost:  $20 (additional service charge applies; $25 at the Gate. Two Day Pass – $40 (21 or older). Buy tickets Here
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Pig and Prince Oktoberfest – Oct 5

FEATURED BREWERS:
High Point Brewing Co. (Ramstein) – Brooklyn Brewery – Flying Dog
River Horse – Carton Brewing Co.  – Kane BRewing Co. – Weyerbacher
Ommegang – Docs Hard Cider

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FEATURING:
“The Defending Champions”
http://www.thedefendingchampions.com

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

14 Events to Check Out this Weekend – Sept 25 – 28, 2014

Golden Door International Film Festival: September 25th – 28th

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The Golden Door Film Festival was founded by actor Bill Sorvino on the dream of giving every filmmaker the opportunity or “Golden Door” to be on equal footing.  We are an elite festival but we are far from elitist! We believe that all selected films to our festival’s program, deserve equal treatment and so do the filmmakers, actor and crew behind them.  The name Golden Door Film Festival was derived from the poem by Emma Lazarus which adorns the base of the Statue of Liberty (in Jersey City waters!). The final line of that poem reads “I lift my lamp beside the golden door”.   Jersey City is that golden door and Ellis Island (also in Jersey City waters) served as the door to opportunity for several decades.

Set with the backdrop of the beautiful Manhattan skyline, this four day film festival holds the opportunity for filmmakers, actors and crew to network with colleagues and share their work with the public in the heart of the NYC indie filmmaking landscape. Screenings, after parties and gala celebrations all take place within some of the most beautiful local treasures Jersey City has to offer. Located immediately next to downtown Manhattan, Golden Door Film Festival is an indie filmmakers dream come true. The festival affords all filmmakers the opportunity to be on an equal plane; from the burgeouning helmer to the most well known actors and established directors and producers today.

Dates: September 25th – 28th, 2014. View Schedule HERE
Address: 31 Glenwood Ave Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $10+. View all options and purchase tickets HERE
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Sea Isle City Food Truck Fest – Sept 26-28

The Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival is a three-day festival in the popular “shoulder” season of Cape May County. It will take place on Sept. 26-28, on the property of Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Ave. in Sea Isle City. The property is home to a number of other popular events, including Sea Isle City’s Columbus Day Weekend Italian Festival and the Sea Isle City Craft Beer and Rock Fest. The event itself will feature up to a dozen food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, family fun, and more. The focus is to bring all of the hottest food trucks in the Tri-State Area., the best sweets along the Cape May seashore, along with the top crafts in food and cooking related products.

For more info follow them on Facebook and Twitter @Seaislecityfood

Dates: September 26th – 28th, 2014
Address: Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Ave. in Sea Isle City
Cost: Free admission
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New Heights Festival - Sept 26 – 28

All events are free admission – featuring live music, action sports and more. Surf, SUP & Wakeboard events Surf & SUP clinics, Yoga & Tai Chi on the beach, live music, freestyle BMX, and skateboard stunt shows, elite amateur boxing matches, vendor village, fireworks, and more.

Dates: September 26th – 28th, 2014
Address: 901 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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Beer on the Pier Festival in Belmar – Sept 27

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What beats spending the afternoon sampling a wide array of the best craft beer from across New Jersey, the US and the globe, while enjoying the cool breezes and scenic vistas of the Shark River Inlet at Belmar Marina? The Second Annual Beer on the Pier festival will be help on Saturday, September 27th,2014 at the Belmar Marina; K Street Pier. The festival features over 40 labels (12 oz or more) with representatives on hand. Food provided by 9th Ave Pier.A great way to say goodbye to summer and support the Belmar Relief Fund.

Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014; Two sessions: 12:30-3:30pm and 4:00-7:00pm
Address: Belmar Marina; K Street Pier, Belmar, NJ
Cost: $35 before Sept 26th, $40 at the Gate. $10 Designated Driver. Get Tickets HERE
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Capital City Food Truck Battle – Sept 27

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 27, 2014; 11am – 7pm
Address: Trenton Social; 449 S Broad St, Trenton, New Jersey 08611
Cost: $5
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Hamilton Park BBQ Festival – Sept 27

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival is an Annual Event in September at Hamilton Square, Jersey City. Full of BBQ, vendors, live bands, fun and excitement, it is NOT to be missed!! Proceeds of the BBQ Festival support the Hamilton Park Conservancy!

Date: Saturday. September 27th, 2014; Noon to 8pm
Address: 232 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: Free to attend
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Read Between  the Vines – Sept 27

Come and mingle with your favorite Adult/NA authors while enjoying tastings of wine! Join us September 27th, 2014 at 12 PM for one of the sassiest author events to hit New Jersey! Hosted by Ginger Sharp, the day will be filled with a book signing, wine tastings, giveaways, and more!  Must be 18 or older to mingle, 21 and over to drink. Ticket price includes wine tasting and buffet lunch. Glasses of wine are also available for purchase. This event will be held at Plagido’s Winery, in Hammonton, NJ. http://plagidoswinery.com

Date: Saturday, September 28th; Begins at Noon
Address: Plagido’s Winery; 570 N. First Road, Hammonton, NJ
Cost:$25 General Admission Tickets available until September 26th, 2014. $30 at the door day of show if not sold out
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Foodshed Alliance Wine and Food Festival - Sept 27 & 28

Sponsored by Alba Vineyard and Wegmans to benefit the Foodshed Alliance, the Garden State’s best wineries will join forces with the state’s premium wine wholesalers to pour their finest estate wines at the first annual Foodshed Alliance Wine and Food Festival at Alba Vineyard on September 27 and 28, 2014, from noon to 5 p.m..

The festival is the vineyard’s largest charitable event of the year with 100% of the proceeds going to the Foodshed Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening local food systems that nourish people, sustain farmers, respect lands, and build a resilient food economy.

In staying true to the Foodshed Alliance’s mission, the festival will feature:

  • New Jersey’s most reputable chefs who will present cooking demonstrations, lectures and samples.
  • Local celebrity cookbook authors as well as farmers will also share tips and strategies on how to best prepare, preserve and enjoy food locally produced in New Jersey.
  • Tours of the vineyard will be ongoing throughout the even

Dates: Sept 27th & 28th, 2014; 12 to 5pm
Address: Alba Vineyard, Milford NJ
Cost: $25 in advance, $25 at door. Buy Tickets Here
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16th Annual Oktoberfest Weekend – Sept 27 & 28

Keeping with tradition, the Oktoberfest will focus on celebrating traditional music, native dress and a special Oktoberfest beer only available for a short time. Authentic German foods including bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut and smoked pork chops will be offered along with tasty apple strudel, delicious beehive cake, authentic plum cake, and more. The weekend long event will offer non-stop entertainment. The Adler’s, a notable German Band will perform familiar German tunes and will be accompanied by spectacular dancers, bell ringers and water goblet musicians. Activities for kids will include Pony Rides, Rock Climbing Wall, Obstacle Course, Super Slide, and more. RAIN OR SHINE!

Dates: September 27th – 28th, 2014; Noon to 8pm
Address: Chubb Park; Rt. 24 W., Chester, NJ
Cost:  $6, 12 and under Free.
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Waterfront Wine and Food Festival – Sept 27 & 28

The festival will feature multiple tastings from nine wineries: Renault, Natali, Amalthea Cellars, Auburn Road Vineyards, Coda Rossa, Di Matteo Vineyard, Plagidos, Sharrot and Wagonhouse.

Dates: Sept 27th & 28th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Lake Lenape Park East; 753 Park Road, Mays Landing, New Jersey
Cost: $20 – $40. Buy Tickets Here
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Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival– Sept 28


The Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is back on Sunday, September 28th (Rain Date Oct 5), 2014 from noon – 7pm. A huge family food and music festival featuring Red Bank’s top restaurants as well as entertainment with live music!    It will also be a family friendly event, with activities for the kids. Top bands performing on two stages with a mix of Irish music, blues, funk and rock and roll.  There will be tons of GUINNESS and fresh OYSTERS plus 25 of Red Bank’s favorite restaurants. The festival will be held in the White Street Parking Lot. The Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is a fundraiser for the Jane H. Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, The Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ, and Red Bank RiverCenter.

The after-party begins at 7PM at THE DUBLIN HOUSE, 30 Monmouth Street, adjacent to the festival site.

Date: September 28th, 2014; Noon to 7pm
Address: White Street Parking Lot, Red Bank, NJ
Cost: Admission is $5.00 for anyone over age 10.
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BBQ Showdown – Sept 28

Join the City of South Amboy and iRun New Jersey for the hottest BBQ festival in Central New Jersey. Previous food events at the Park have drawn thousands so plan to get there early! BBQ Showdown features the best Gourmet BBQ Food Vendors in the area with plenty of retail vendors, exhibitors, workshops and activities. There will be live music on stage all day, with the bands After the Reign, the Mark Miklos Band, Kentucky Rifles, AJ Jansen, and 11:56. The event is emceed by WCTC’s radio host, Bert Baron.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, families, friends and most of all, your appetites! Event is Rain or Shine!

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Raritan Bay Waterfront; Keenan Way, South Amboy, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival – Sept 28

Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as local businesses, restaurants, food vendors and more. Plus 3 stages of live music and a special children’s section with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art and more.  Rain or Shine.

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014, 11am to 6pm
Address: Between Observer Hwy. & 7th S, Washington St., Hoboken, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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Harvest Home Festival – Sept 28

An old-fashioned country fair reminiscent of the 1890s. It takes visitors back in time when neighbors gathered to accomplish work, harvest, and spend time socializing and enjoying each other’s company. It calls not only for the exhibition of the best products that have been grown and the best needlework that has been done in the community, but also for games, athletic contests and similar features of recreational or educational value. Experience old-fashioned fun as it was a century ago with wagon rides, games and live entertainment. See craft demonstrations that will inspire you to start a new hobby or career. Enter one of many competitions ranging from needlework, baked goods to homegrown vegetables. Each person entering in a competition will have a chance to win a prize ribbon.

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014; 11am to 5pm
Address: Historic Longstreet Farm; 44 Longstreet Rd., Holmdel, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend

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.