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

The Big Brew Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. Featuring 200+ Craft Beers, 10 Casks in VIP (Casks are a true rarity at beer fests) and great food from area restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill and Nicole’s Ten.

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

Here’s How to Enter the Twitter Contest:
1. You must “Follow” New Jersey Isn’t Boring (@njisntboring) and The Big Brew Beer Festival (@bigbrewbeerfest) on Twitter. I will check!
2. When you see a post promoting the contest on Twitter (including the link to this blog post), you must RT it!
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 26th, 8pm on Twitter. I will post and direct message the winner!

Good luck!

Official Press Release:

The Big Brew Beer Festival is returning to the Morristown Armory in Morristown, New Jersey on Saturday, February 21st, 2015.

Over 200 styles will be available during the General Admission session and there VIP Session will include over 20 rare and special beers featuring 10 Casks (presented by Morris Tap & Grill of Randolph, NJ). Craft Beer lovers will not want to miss this rare opportunity to sample so many beers poured from casks.

Big Brew is also 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.

VIP ticket holders Additional Benefits include:

* An extra hour of tasting

* Over 20 Special Brews featuring 10 Casks (VIP Lounge presented by Morris Tap & Grill)

(available to VIPs throughout the entire session)

* Food (served during VIP extra hour) provided by area restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill and Nicole’s Ten (both of Randolph, NJ)

SESSION TIMES:

Session 1   1:00 pm-4:30pm (VIP extra hour 12pm-1pm)
Session 2   7:00pm-10:30pm (VIP extra hour 6pm-7pm)

SESSION PRICING: Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing (prices go up two weeks and one week before Fest): VIP – $85     General Admission – $60     Designated Driver -$10

Tickets are available online at:   http://www.bigbrewnj.com

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

Music provided by Morris County’s own Mr. LoveJoy.

For information, contact Allison Kohler, JMK Events, at 973-927-2794 Jmkevents@aol.com

$10 off with Promo Code: NJISNTBORING

Contest Ends this Monday! Win Tickets to The Big Brew Beer Festival

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. The BBBF will feature 200+ Craft Beers, 10 Casks in VIP and great food from 4 area restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill and Nicole’s Ten.Full beer list and menu coming soon. UNLIMITED TASTINGS! This is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados and beer lovers to meet, hang out, discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Plus Free Shuttle Service to & from the Festival!

I am running not one, but TWO contests to win tickets to this event. One will be started TODAY. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. I will also be doing a Twitter contest at a later date.

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 and COMMENT on 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, January 5th at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

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, February 21st, 2015;  2 sessions
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $60,, VIP $85, $10 DD
* 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

Events to Check Out this Weekend – Dec 31st – Jan 4th

I can’t believe 2015 begins this week! Crazy! In addition to these events, be sure to check out my list of Winter Events & Festivals at the top of the site (with all other other links).

Skate for Wishes – Dec 31

On Wednesday, December 31st, the 7th annual Skate for Wishes event will be held at Flyers Skate Zone in Atlantic City with the hopes to raise over $5,000 for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of New Jersey. Join us by ending 2014 with a day of skating for children suffering with life-threatening medical conditions!

Date: Wednesday, December 31st, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Flyers Skate Zone, 501 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City , NJ
Cost: $16 including a $5 donation to Make-A-Wish New Jersey
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Hogmanay Bonfire in the Great Meadow- Dec 31

Get your toss list ready for Lawrenceville’s Hogmanay Bonfire. Held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, the Hogmanay Bonfire has been a Lawrence Historical Society tradition since 1997. The Mercer County bonfire began as a way to showcase the Brearley House while it was being renovated and proved to be so popular it has become an annual event. The first bonfire was suggested by Joe Logan, who remembered fires like this from his childhood in Savannah. In his hometown the fires marked the end of the holidays and they were a good way to get rid of the family Christmas tree. LHS took Logan’s suggestion and combined it with Hogmanay, another festival that often includes bonfires and a large community gathering.

Hogmanay is a Scottish New Year’s celebration that has it roots in Pagan tradition. To this day, Hogmanay is the main winter holiday and includes many Christmas-like features, such as gift giving. Create a list of all the bad things you want to forget about 2012 and bring it to the fire on New Year’s Eve. Toss it in the giant flames and watch it burn. Paper and pencils will also be available for you to write down all the bad things from the previous year that you wish to toss into the fire. You are also invited to prepare a list in advance and bring it to the fire. The most important aspect of any Hogmanay celebration is cleansing for the new year. Cleansing includes paying off old debts, washing the home, and banishing thoughts of bad happenings from the previous year.

Other traditions include the banging of pots at midnight to ward off dark spirits, banishing stray dogs to keep evil at bay, and first-footing – a tradition of visiting friends and relatives at midnight to bring them good cheer to start off the new year.

The Hogmanay Bonfire will take place in the Great Meadow behind the Brearley House. The ceremonial blaze will be lit at 6:00 pm by fire master, Joe Logan. Other activities during the event include a bagpiper, free refreshments, free parking and house tours. The refreshments in previous years included cake from Main Street Catering and apple cider from Terhune Orchards.

Date: Wednesday, December 31st, 2014; 6pm to 8pm
Address: The Brearley House; Meadow Rd, Trenton, NJ
Cost: Free
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New Year’s Eve Kids’ Kazoo Parade – Dec 31

Your children will love to be a part of the Annual New Year’s Eve Kids’ Kazoo Parade in Collingswood. Held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, this New Year’s Eve event takes place from 4:15 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The parade begins at 4:15 p.m. in front of The Pop Shop. There will be Mummers present from a local string band to join in the parade down Haddon Avenue. After the parade, there will be free cookies and a New Year’s Eve Countdown with confetti. The parade is outdoors, so be sure to dress for winter weather. You can enjoy dinner at The Pop Shop after the celebration. Reservations are suggested. The restaurant will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

Date: Wednesday, December 31stl 2014; 4:15 – 5:30pm
Address: Downtown Collingwood; The Pop Shop; 790 Haddon Avenue in Collingswood
Cost: Free
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Disney on Ice – Jan 1 – 4

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Phillip, in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora, defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon! Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin.  Join Elsa and Anna and the hilarious snowman Olaf, from Disney’s blockbuster hit Frozen, and discover how an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart.  And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away.

Dates: January 1st – 4th, 2015
Address: IZOD Center; 50 State Route 120, East Rutherford, NJ
Cost: Tickets start at $25
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Sing-a-long Wizard of Oz – Jan 3

Join us and sing along to the classic 1939 film starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and Frank Morgan. Come dressed as your favorite character and be a part of the costume parade on the Basie stage. Enjoy an afternoon of fantasy and song on the big screen as we travel with Kansas farm girl Dorothy down the yellow brick road to the magical land of Oz. A fun event for the whole family.

Date: Saturday, January 3rd, 2015; 2pm
Address: Count Basie Theatre;
Cost: $15
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Sing-a-long Sound of Music – Jan 4

The Hills are alive! Join in on the fun in as you sing along to the classic Julie Andrews Oscar-winning movie musical. Wave your Edelweiss! Dance in the gazebo with Liesl! Bark at Rolf! Boo the Nazis! Partake in earnest choruses of “My Favorite Things!” And come in costume. Don’t worry, all the lyrics are subtitled.

Date: Sunday, January 4th, 2015; 3pm
Address: Mayo Performing Arts Center; 100 South St., Morristown, NJ
Cost: $15 – $20

Check Out the Holiday Light Displays!

North Jersey
Denville Holiday Lights (Denville) (Free)
Christmas Ice Caverns (Fairfield)
Oakland Light Display (Oakland) (Free)

Central Jersey & Jersey Shore
Kloos Family Lights (East Brunswick) (Free)
Schaefer Farms Holiday Light Show(Flemington)
Martel’s Winter Wonderland (Hamilton)(Free)
Johnny’s Hazlet Holiday Light Extravaganza (Hazlet)(Free)
Holiday Lights Spectacular @ PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel)
Cook’s Christmas Lights (Jackson) (Free)
Dano Lights (Monroe) (Free)
Old Bridge Light Display (Old Bridge)(Free)
T & A Sprinkler Light Show (Old Bridge) (Free)
MacCary Christmas Light Display (Ocean)(Free)
Gress House Lights (Union Beach) (Free)

South Jersey
Sooy Lane Light Show (Absecon) (Free)
Burlington Lights (Burlington) (Free)
Christmas Light Show Hayrides (Medford)
Haggerty’s Christmas Lights (Pitman) (Free)
Historic Smithville Holiday Light Show (Smithville) (Free)
Turnersville Light Display (Turnersville) (Free)
Westhampton Light Display (West Hampton) (Free)

WIN Tickets to The Big Brew Beer Festival on February 21st

The Big Brew Beer Festival is BACK in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. The BBBF will feature 200+ Craft Beers, 10 Casks in VIP and great food from 4 area restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill and Nicole’s Ten.Full beer list and menu coming soon. UNLIMITED TASTINGS! This is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados and beer lovers to meet, hang out, discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Plus Free Shuttle Service to & from the Festival!

I am running not one, but TWO contests to win tickets to this event. One will be started TODAY. A winner will be chosen on Monday, January 5th at 8pm. I will also be doing a Twitter contest at a later date.

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 and COMMENT on 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, January 5th at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

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, February 21st, 2015;  2 sessions
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $60,, VIP $85, $10 DD
* 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

Join Morris Animal Inn’s Canine Cardio Fitness Camp from Jan 12 – 16, 2015

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The Morris Animal Inn’s Canine Cardio Fitness Camp is January 12th to the 16th and it will be filled with fun and fitness for your pet. Participants will workout on the canine treadmill, swim laps in our indoor heated pool, do dog yoga, eat a healthy treat, keep busy with group and private play sessions and so much more!

From January 12-16, a dog can join the Morris Animal Inn  for a day, a few days, or a week of fitness and fun. Their fit camp promotes an active lifestyle, healthy eating, and a bit of relaxation. Activities for the week include:

· Doga (Dog Yoga for stretching and relaxation)Morris Animal Inn_AH_02
· Doggie Massage
· Treadmill Cardio Sessions
· Trails Runs
· Group & Private Play Sessions
· Indoor Swim Sessions
· Healthy treats & tips to take home
· …and much more!

Their fit camps are specifically tailored to each and every pet participant. Whether someone has a pudgy pooch or a pet that is fit and full of energy, the next Canine Cardio Fitness Camp is a can’t miss event.

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Each dog that attends for the week will receive a report card with their weight results, waist measurements, and achievement highlights.

Cost is $59 per day or $249 for the week.

Anyone interested should call 973-539-0377 to reserve a spot!

Dates: January 12th – 16th, 2015
Address: 120 Sand Spring Road, Morristown, NJ

Like on them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @MorrisAnimalInn

About Morris Animal Inn:

Party events will be customized to fit your pet’s personality (private or group).

Morris Animal Inn is a family owned and operated luxury pet resort in Morristown, New Jersey, for cats and dogs.  For more information, visit the Morris Animal Inn website, call 973-539-0377, or email info@morrisanimalinn.com.

Also, this video is adorable:

11 Events to Check out This Week: Dec 4th – 7th, 2014

In addition to these events,  there is now a list of Winter Events and Festivals Resources on the menu of NewJerseyIsntBoring.com.

Beer for Heroes – Dec 4

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

Tickets are $25.00 per person and will include beer sampling, brewery tour, buffet dinner, and prizes. You are not going to want to miss this event!

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

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Merry Go-Go Shoppa-Palooza – Dec 5

The Merry Go-Go Shoppa-Palooza is a one-of-a-kind shopping event featuring local artisans, crafters, and a variety of vintage and collectible resellers, food, and more! Photos with Santa will be available.

Date: Friday, December 5th, 2014; 5pm-11pm
Address: Asbury Park VFW, 701 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: $2, Free with non-perishable food item

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DerpyCon – Dec 5 – 7

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DerpyCon is a multi genre sci fi convention, celebrating the culture of science fiction, fantasy, animation, and beyond. DerpyCon 2014 will be located at the Hyatt Morristown in Morristown, NJ. The weekend event will have panels, LARPs, concerts, video gaming, cosplay, vendors, dances, table-top gaming, AMVs, and more!

Dates: Dec 5th – 7th, 2014
Address: Hyatt Morristown; 3 Speedwell Ave. Morristown
To register click Here
You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on twitter @DerpyCon
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Home for the Holidays, Yuletide Tour of Historic Salem, NJ – Dec 6

Historic Salem City is the oldest permanent English-speaking settlement in the Delaware Valley. Visit 14 Private Historic Homes, plus Churches & Museums featuring Demonstrations, Exhibits and Characters from the past. Shop for Antiques, local art and collectibles.

Date: Saturday, December 6th, 2014; 1pm to 6pm
Address: Broadway & Market St., Salem, NJ
Cost: $10 each prior to the tour and $15 the day of the tour. Reserve HERE
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Wine and Appetizers at Villa Milagro – Dec 6 & 7

It’s that time of year. Guests dropping in unexpectedly, office and school events to which you need to bring something. And you have no time! Come on out to sample delicious tidbits that are quick & easy to make for the holidays. We will show you how to make these treats from ingredients you have on hand. You can “eat’n’learn!” We will also discuss how to pair wines with appetizers to best compliment one another.

Dates: December 6th & 7th, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Villa Milagro Vineyard; 33 Warren Glen Road, Finesville, NJ
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Willow Creek Winery Sip & Shop Holiday Food Drive – Dec 6 & 7

Sip and sample wines while shopping and supporting local Cape May businesses, crafters, jewelers, and artists. They will also be collecting non-perishable food donations.

Dates: December 6th & 7th, 2014; 11am to 4pm
Address: Willow Creek Winery; 160-168 Stevens St. West Cape May, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend
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Holiday Family Weekend at Terhune Orchards – Dec 6 & 7

Enjoy fun for the whole Family with wagon rides and visiting our barn yard of animals. Choose the perfect Christmas tree and wreath. Start your holiday shopping. Unique selection of gift baskets, with Terhune Orchards fruit, baked goods, and even wine – perfect for anyone on your list! In the wine tasting room from noon – 5 pm, try our award winning wines and warm up with our hot mulled wine. Sample our delicious Gift Basket “ingredients” – homemade baked goods, cheeses, apple butter and more.

Dates: December 6th & 7th, 2014; 10am to 5pm
Address: Terhune Orchards; 330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton, NJ
Cost: Free admission, $5 tastings.
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Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market – Dec 6 & 7

2014 will be the 13th year of the Market and we continue to see expansion of vendors, entertainment and authentic German food again this year. The Lake Mohawk Country Club has embraced the market and utilized further real estate down the boardwalk area in addition to the Ballroom and the Papoose room for vendors to sell their quality wares. The entertainment venues will once more be both indoors and outdoors as visitors will be serenaded by various local groups lakeside. Come and enjoy this years festivities and consider using the Park & Ride option – since there will be a charge for premium parking at the Lake Mohawk Country Club car parking lot. Park & Ride to the Plaza from 2 locations within Sparta. For more details see Directions. All proceeds will be donated to charitable organizations.

Dates: December 6th (10am to 9pm) & 7th (10am to 5pm), 2014
Address: Lake Mohawk Boardwalk; 14 Boardwalk, Sparta, NJ
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Santa Paws –  Dec 7

A fundraising event by Holisticat Rescue and Rehabilitation and Homeless Animal Lifeline, hosted by South Brunswick Animal Hospital. 100% of the proceeds to benefit homeless animals. Pet photos with Santa, giveaways, cats and kittens for adoption, Ugly Sweater Contest for dogs!!, baked good, beverages, and merchandise for sale! We will be accepting donations of cat supplies (food, litter, toys, beds, etc.).

Date: Sunday, December 7th, 2014; 11am to 4pm
Address: South Brunswick Animal Hospital; 879 Georges Ave, Monmouth Junction

For more information visit their Facebook Event

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Coming Home Rescue Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast – Dec 7

Coming Home Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue organization, will host a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast at Applebee’s®, 435 Route 46 East, Dover, NJ, on Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 8am-10am to help raise funds to continue to save homeless animals. The cost is $10 per adult and $6 for children 6 and under. The meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and a choice of beverage (coffee, juice, soda or tea). Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Coming Home Rescue at 1-888-405-7221 or info@cominghomerescue.org. Tickets are also available at adoption events which are held nearly every Saturday in Morris, Essex and Passaic Counties. Santa will be in attendance at the breakfast and patrons interested in having a photo with him should bring a camera. Hand decorated Christmas ornaments ($7 each or two for $12) and iPad Air raffle tickets ($5 each) will also be available for purchase. For more information about the organization, available dogs and upcoming adoption events, visit www.cominghomerescue.org

Date: Sunday, December 7th, 2014; 8am to 10am
Address: Applebee’s; 435 Route 46 East, Dover, NJ,
Cost: $10 adult, $6 kids.
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Wayne Toy and Collectible Show – Dec 7

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The Wayne NJ Toy and Collectibles Show, which began in 1991, is New Jersey’s longest running toy collectibles show.  There are many things you can find at the show: Toys, Comics, Sports Cards, Sports Memorabilia and Autographs, Small Antiques, Action Figures, Movie Posters-Memorabilia and Autographs, Die-Cast-Cars, Trucks and Planes, Books and Magazines, Dime Store Toys, Gumball Machine and Vending Prizes, Trains, Dolls, DVD’s, Star Wars, PEZ, Corgi, Gi Joe, Hot Wheels, Mego, Barbi, Original Art, Vintage Military, Cap Guns, Monster, Sci-Fi and Horror Items and so much more.

It is held the first Sunday of every month, unless there is a holiday conflict. It is a $2 fee to get in, or free for kids under 12.

Date: Sunday, December 7th, 2014; 8am to 2pm
Address: Company #1′s Firehouse Banquet Hall; 97 Parish Drive Wayne, NJ
Cost: $2

Holiday Photo Shoot to Benefit Make a Wish NJ @ Morris Animal Inn – Sat, Nov 15, 2014

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Join the Morris Animal Inn  for their annual holiday pet photo shoot on November 15th from 10am to 2pm. A portion of the proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® New Jersey. Cost is $15 which includes a 5×7 and $10 of it goes to Make-A-Wish® New Jersey.

In addition, they are donating 10% of the proceeds from retail sales that day to Make-A-Wish® New Jersey as well. Theirprofessional photographer is Hugo Juarez. He has a gallery of photo items to choose from such as cards, key chains, tote bags, etc. Attendees choose either the Santa Scene or the Winter Scene. They also have a bunch of holiday clothing for their pets so if they do not have a holiday outfit and would like borrow one of theirs! Anyone interested should call 973-539-0377 to reserve a spot. Refreshments will be served.

Date: November 15th, 2014;  10am to 2pm
Address: 120 Sand Spring Road, Morristown, NJ
Cost: $15

Like on them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @MorrisAnimalInn

About Morris Animal Inn:

Party events will be customized to fit your pet’s personality (private or group).

Morris Animal Inn is a family owned and operated luxury pet resort in Morristown, New Jersey, for cats and dogs.  For more information, visit the Morris Animal Inn website, call 973-539-0377, or email info@morrisanimalinn.com.

Also, this video is adorable:

My Day at the Big Brew Beer Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

#BigBrewBeerFest #NewJerseyIsntBoring #flipagram #newjersey #morristownnj had a great time today!

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

Also, I loved my tasting glass:

Only 15 minutes until we get in for #VIP #BigBrewBeerFest!

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

The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival – Dec 13

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

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

MUTTster Mash Halloween @ Morris Animal Inn – Wed, Oct 29, 2014

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A day-long Halloween party awaits your pooch at Morris Animal Inn on Wednesday, October 29th!

The MUTTster Mash is a witch-themed party is from 9am to 4pm and will have your pet celebrating Halloween in style with hocus pocus games and delicious “tricky treats.” Pups will play Transylvania Tag, race over hay hurdles and show off their costumes when they sit for their portrait in our Witches Photo Boooth! All guests will go home with a treat fit for the spooky season. Call 973-539-0377 to register your pet for a day of witchy fun today!

Date: October 29, 2014; 9am to 4pm
Address: 120 Sand Spring Road, Morristown, NJ
Cost: $59

Like on them on Facebook and Follow on Twitter @MorrisAnimalInn

About Morris Animal Inn:

Party events will be customized to fit your pet’s personality (private or group).

Morris Animal Inn is a family owned and operated luxury pet resort in Morristown, New Jersey, for cats and dogs.  For more information, visit the Morris Animal Inn website, call 973-539-0377, or email info@morrisanimalinn.com.

Also, this video is adorable:

20 (!) Events to Check out This Week/Weekend: Oct 9 – 12, 2014

Fall Harvest and Wine Festival – Oct 9

SAVE THE DATE for the Camden Children’s Garden First Annual Fall Harvest & Wine Festival. Taste over 15 wines from Monroeville Vineyard & Winery, enjoy live music, sample hors d’oeuvres showcasing seasonal ingredients from local eateries, and browse hand-made crafts all while taking in the fall scenery at the Garden. For guests 21+ only.

Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014; 6pm to 9pm
Address: Camden’s Children Garden; 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103
Cost:  $35 per person, $60 a couple. To purchase tickets, please call: 856-365-8733.
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Fashion Field Launch Party – Oct 10

Fashion Field LLC and Motor Media in association with The Headliner present an exciting evening of style on October 10th. This night will include a fashion show featuring Setata and DiLaRu Boutique with performances by DJ Skribble, Louie Devito, and DJ Vicious Vic.  Invite only fashion show at 7pm and the after party open to the general public at 10pm at The Headliner, 1401 Route 35, located in Neptune, NJ 07753.

Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014; 7pm,, after part at 10pm
Address: The Headliner; 1401 Route 35, Neptune, NJ
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of. Age 21+
You can get tickets HERE
RSVP to the Event on Facebook HERE
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Canal’s 5th Annual SJ Oktoberfest – Oct 10

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

Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014, 7pm to 10pm
Address: Masso’s Orchard Garden, 210 Delsea Dr. S., Glassboro, NJ
Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Get tickets HERE
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South Jersey Pumpkin Show – Oct 10 – 12

The 11th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the fall harvest this October 10-12, 2014, hosted at the Salem County Fairgrounds. South Jersey Pumpkin Show was created out of the love of pumpkins and the fall harvest from Millville residents Kathryn & Leslie (Beau) Wright. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show was voted by CBS of New York as one of the best fall festivals in New Jersey The event’s theme for 2014 is “Enjoy all things Pumpkin” and the festival will showcase a giant pumpkin pyramid, Big Pumpkin Weigh-Off, pumpkin wine sampling, pumpkin foods, dessert contest, pumpkin themed pageant, pumpkin contests.

Dates: October 10th – 12th, 2014
Address: Salem County Fairground; 735 Harding Hwy., Rt. 40, Woodstown, NJ
Cost:  Free
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The Big Brew Beer Festival in Morristown – Oct 11

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

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

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

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Times:  Session 1 – VIP: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM; GA: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM; Session 2: VIP: 6:00 PM – 10.30 PM; GA: 7:00 PM – 10.30 PM
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $60, $65 at door, VIP $90, $95 at door

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

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Oktoberfest Food Truck Mash Up – Oct 11

The Food Truck Mash-Up is returning to Bergen County, this time in an Oktoberfest theme. The event will include food trucks, entertainment and vendors.  Free admission.

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 5pm to 11pm
Address:  Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment; 1 Racetrack Drive,  East Rutherford, NJ
Cost: Free Admission
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Montclair’s Dog Walk of the Dead – Oct 11

New Jersey’s only zombie dog walk to help benefit The Montclair Animal Shelter (MAS) returns on October 11th 2014 Erie Park Montclair, NJ.When there’s no more room in Hell the dead will walk their Dog! Join us again this October at Erie Park in Montclair, NJ for zombies, dogs & mayhem to benefit MAS. Vendors, music, pet friendly restaurants, and a pet costume contest will all lead to our Z-Walk. . This is a FREE event.

Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @DogWalkoftheDead

Date: October 11th, 2014, Noon to 3pm
Address: Erie Park, Montclair, NJ
Cost: Free
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Heart of the Shore World Premiere – Oct 11

On Saturday, October 11th Hometown Heroes presents, “Heart of the Shore”, A Film Documentary of Superstorm Sandy. The film will be presented by Emmy nominated Cliff Charles of “When the Levee Breaks” a Katrina Story.

Date: Saturday,  October 11, 2014; 6:15pm Doors Open: 5:30 PM
Address: Seaside Park Beach Corner of Ocean Ave & Stockton Ave, Seaside Park, NJ
Cost: FREE!

Learn more about the film on their Website, Facebook & Twitter @HeartoftheShore
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The Witches Ball – Oct 11

This outdoor event is a one of a kind opportunity for adults to dress up and act like, well, whatever they want! Surrender yourself to the atmosphere and detail while all around you performances blend with the patrons as the night progresses. A diverse collection of music, art and revels await those who have the inclination and imagination to take part. Costumes are encouraged. Be elaborate, be imaginative and be different. More than witches are welcome. Delve deep into the genres of Fantasy, Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian, Steampunk, Pirate, Goblin, Gothic, Horror, Carnival, Celtic and Faerie lore. Visit the ‘Gypsy Village’ and find out what lies ahead of you in your future. Compete in the Costume Contest. Visit the “Bizarre Bazaar” for unique wares. This event is suggested for over 16. -

Dates: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 6pm to 11pm
Address:  Mill Race Village; Church Street, White Street, Mount Holly, NJ
Cost: Free
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Sussex County Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival – Oct 11

The Festival is a celebration of agritourism, ecotourism, arts & heritage. The County of Sussex, the Sussex County Beekeepers Association and the Garden State Garlic Growers are joining with the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show to showcase New Jersey’s great northwest.

Dates: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds, Livestock Buildings; 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ
Cost: Free
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Ocean Grove’s Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show – Oct 11

The event includes a variety of food offerings, sidewalk sales by our merchants, pumpkin painting from noon – 3 pm at The Starving Artist, and a close-up view of a fire truck and ambulance for the children.  Rain or shine.

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: 45 Pilgrim Pathway, Main Avenue Business District, Ocean Grove, NJ
Cost: Free
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50th Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show – Oct 11

A free show with about 100 adult visual artists juried exhibition of diverse artistic expression from northern NJ arts community. The 5 juried categories will be: Acrylics/Oils; Drawings/Prints/Pastels; Mixed Media; Watercolors; and Photography. Special concert by the Klezmer-Bluegrass All Stars from 12:30 – 3:30 pm.  Audience chairs available on a first come-first serve basis.  11 am – 3:30 pm. Rain date: Oct. 12.

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 11am to 3:30pm
Address: Van Saun County Park; 216 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ
Cost: Free
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Mullica Hill Ghost Walk - Oct 11

Join the Harrison Township Historical Society for our ever-popular Ghost Walk. Explore Mullica Hill’s haunted history as you walk past the historic houses and public buildings along Main Street during the 1 and 1/2-hour guided tour. Tours will depart from outside blueplate restaurant, 47 South Main Street, every 10 minutes beginning at 6:30 pm. . Please visit harrisonhistorical.com for purchasing details. If you require an early tour time, be sure to get your tickets as far in advance as possible as they sell out first.

Dates: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; Begins at 6:30pm
Address: Blueplate Restaurant; 47 S. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ
Cost: $7; buy in advance HERE
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Unionville Vineyards Fall Festival – Oct 11

Set in bucolic Hunterdon County, Unionville Vineyards consistently produces award-winning wines. At the annual fall festival, the winery welcomes thousands of visitors, who come to celebrate the harvest and taste amazing wines. Wine lovers and future wine enthusiasts will find plenty to do. Each adult ticket includes a wine tasting and complimentary glass. Winery tours and vineyard walks are offered throughout the day, and visitors will get the chance to engage with the entire winemaking team! Guests can attend talks by key figures in the New Jersey food and wine industry. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Unionville Vineyards offers the ultimate chance to relax on 90 acres of idyllic farmland.

Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014; 12pm to 6pm
Address: Unionville Vineyards; 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, New Jersey
Cost: $20; Get tickets HERE
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Cape May Wine Festival – Oct 11 & 12

Held adjacent to the classic Cape May Winery & Vineyard, cherish the last whisper of the summer shore season with 20 premier New Jersey wineries, delicious shore-inspired foods, and terrific live music. $25 per person, $20 in advance if purchased online

Dates: October 11 & 12, 2014; Noon to 5pm
Address: Cape May Winery; 711 Townbank Rd, North Cape May, NJ
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at gate. Buy tickets Here
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Secrets of the Deep Exhibition featuring The Art of Dr. Seuss – Oct 11 & 12

A whimsical and historic exhibition highlighting 70 years of Dr. Seuss’s creativity and artwork. “Secrets of the Deep,” featuring a compelling selection of artworks from The Art of Dr. Seuss. This fascinating look at the art and life of Theodor Seuss Geisel includes gallery receptions featuring noted Dr. Seuss expert Jeff Schuffman from 7 – 10 pm on Sat., Oct. 11 & 1 – 4 pm on Sun, Oct. 12. -

Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014
Address: Ocean Galleries; 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ
Cost: Free
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Allentown Fall Festival Beer Garden – Oct 11 & 12

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

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

Enjoy live music, wine tasting, and awesome BBQ while taking in the breathtaking fall foliage. Shop over 30 area farmers markets and crafters for delicious fresh fare, fine handcrafted pottery and art, handmade soaps, honey, preserves, artisanal breads and much more.  Plus, kids will love the pony and hay rides, pumpkin painting and a petting zoo!

Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2014
Address: The Farm; 135 Rt. 94, Vernon, NJ
Cost: FREE
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Belvidere Harvest Festival – Oct 12

The Fun Family Activities include but not limited too …

* Sack Races   * Hay Ride   * Pony Ride   * Mechanical Bull Ride   * Face Painting   * Bounce House   *Readings with Ms. Gerrie   * Sand Art   * Pumpkin Patch   * Pumpkin Bowling   * Caricatures  * Lasso & Whip Demonstration  * Food Vendors   * Assorted Vendors & Other Family Friendly Activities

Date: Sunday, October 12th, 2014; Noon to 4pm
Address: Garrett D. Wall Park (The Square); 2nd St., Belvidere, NJ
Cost: Free
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Riverside Fall Festival - Oct 12

Bring your families and take part in the festivities. There will be: makin’ bacon in the smokehouse, LIVE Bluegrass music, tours of the buildings with architectural historian Dennis Bertland. Plus pumpkin painting, corn husk dolls, storytelling by the campfire and MORE. Chili, artesian bread, donuts and cider will be served … while it all lasts! Admission, activities and food are FREE! Rain or Shine.

Date: Sunday,October 12th, 2014; 1pm to 4pm
Address: Ramsaysburg Homestead Historic Site; Rt. 46, Ramseyburg Rd., Columbia, NJ
Cost: Free