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

10 Events to Check Out This Weekend: Aug 22 – Aug 24

Wine and Music Under the Stars – Aug 22

Join Old York Cellars Winery on the patio overlooking the vineyard. Here you can enjoy the wonderful summer night sipping on Old York Cellars’ award winning wines while listening to great music. Guest are welcome to bring food to accompany the wines or grab something from the Fired Up Flatbread Food Truck. Groups are also welcome with reservations. Live Music by Acoustic Road.

Date: Friday, August 22nd, 6pm to 9pm
Address: Old York Cellars Winery; 80 Old York Rd., Ringoes
Cost: $5 in advance, $7.50 at the door. Buy in advance Here
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Reel East Film Festival – Aug 22 – 23

The first annual Reel East Film Festival is honored to bring independent and upcoming feature films and shorts to Camden County and greater South Jersey. This event will feature screenings of new and classic films, discussions, workshops, and a gala. Attendees can look forward to meeting regional and visiting filmmakers over the course of three nights in June. A weekend festival, Reel East serves area residents, visitors, students, local businesses, and the regional film community. Committed to a global perspective and the power of storytelling, the festival will feature independent films of all levels and genres. John Sayles will be there on August 23rd to screen his new film, GO FOR SISTERS.

Dates: August 22nd and 23rd, 2014
Address: Ritz Theater; 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township, NJ
Cost: $7 to $40, depends on ticket. Buy Tickets Here
Find them on Facebook
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Garden State Comic Fest – Saturday, August 23

Garden State Comic Fest will be a Great Day Out for all Fans of Comics, Toys, Comic Art, and Pop Culture Memorabilia.

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Address: Hyatt Morristown; 3 Speedwell Ave. Morristown
Cost: $10 adults, 10 and under FREE

For more info check out their Facebook page
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Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival – Aug 23

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival! Enjoy live music, food, an Alex and Ani Hospitality Tent, crafts, kids activities, good company and plenty of dancing and fun for the entire family, followed by fireworks

Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014; 12pm to 9:30pm
Address: The Great Lawn at the Boardwalk; 28 McKinley Street, Long Branch
Cost: Free
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40th Annual Salem Market Street Day – Aug 23

Enjoy a day in Historic Salem NJ from 10 am – 4 pm. The event will include a variety of musical entertainers, crafts, food court, antique cars & exhibition cars auto show, demostrations by local artisans and a display of various fire truck apparatus. This is a FREE event.

Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014; 10am to 4pm
Address: Broadway (Rt. 49) & Market St., Salem, NJ
Cost: Free
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Gourmet Food Truck Weekend – August 23 & 24

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 beach blankets to enjoy the festivities on Laurita Winery’s rolling grassy slopes, many terraces and pergolas overlooking 40 cultivated acres of vineyards, or stake your spot in the adjacent Wine Garden, a cool, shaded area with children’s playgrounds and two entertainment stages.

Dates: Saturday, July 19, 11:00-10:30pm; Sunday, July 20, 11:00-8:00pm
Address: 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533
Cost:  $8 per person Saturday or Sunday. 12 and under are free, children are welcome!
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Bradley Beach Boardwalk Festival – Aug 23 & 24

Free Two-Day event presented by the Bradley Beach Chamber of Commerce! 6 bands, live emcee/DJ playing requests, over 100 craft and specialty vendors, HUGE beer & wine gardens, GIANT waterslide and children’s activities including rides, face painters and sand art.

Dates: August 23rd and 24th, 2014; Sat 11 am – 9 pm & Sun 11 am – 6 pm.
Address: 500 Ocean Ave., Bradley Beach
Cost: Free
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Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show – Aug 23 & 24

The Largest Train and Toy Show in the Northeast! Hundreds of Tables of Trains for Sale. Exhibitors from Across the Country. Operating Model Train Displays. Free Workshops and Demonstrations.Hourly Door Prize Giveaways. Plus Much, Much More!

Dates: August 23rd & 24th; 10am-4pm, both days.
Address: New Jersey Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837
Cost: Adults $8, kids 12 and under FREE
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150th Anniversary and Grape Stomping Festival – Aug 24

Award winning chefs will have a great BBQ menu for you to enjoy. The outdoor bar pavilion will have Renault wines, seasonal cocktails and beers. Various crafters and artisans will have their latest wares on display. Plenty of activities for the kids, with the featured event of the day GRAPE STOMPING.

Grape stomping tickets are just $5 per person and includes a souvenir bottle with the fruits of your labor! Purchase grape stomping tickets on line. Before the festival join us for Sunday brunch starting at 10 am. Admissions free and this event is rain or shine!

Date:  Sunday, August 24th, 2014. 12pm to 4pm
Address: Renault Winery; 72 N. Bremen Ave, Egg Harbor City
Cost:  Free, grape stomping $5

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Cranford Street Fair and Craft Show – Aug 24

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

Date: Sunday, August 24th, 2014. 11am to 5pm
Address: Downtown Cranford; 8 Springfield Ave, Cranford, New Jersey 07016
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

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

8 Events to Check Out This Week/Weekend July 23rd – 27th

Monmouth County Fair - July 23rd – 27th

The original Monmouth County Agricultural Fair that includes fireworks, entertainment, home & garden tent, 4H, and much, much more! This year marks the 40th Anniversary!

Dates: July 23rd – 27th, 2014
Address: 1500 Kozloski Rd. Freehold, NJ 07728
Cost: $8, kids 12 and under are Free

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Shakespeare in the Park – July 24th – 26th

Sit under the stars and enjoy a fabulous production of Shakespeare. Bring your beach chairs, blankets, a picnic basket and your funny bone.

Dates: Thurs, July 24th – Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Address: Divine Park; Passaic & Fifth Aves. Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Cost: Free
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AC Food and Wine Festival  – July 25th – 27th

Caesars Entertainment presents AC Food and Wine Festival: The four-day culinary and spirits festival, which features a star-studded roster of the world’s most renowned culinary experts and TV personalities!

Dates: July 25th – 27th, 2014
Address: Ballys & Caesars Casino in Atlantic City
Cost: To get tickets click here

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32nd Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning – July 25 – 27

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The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America takes off again! Featuring more than 100 hot air balloons from around the world, live concerts and non-stop affordable family entertainment, the Festival is a must on everyone’s list of Things to Do this Summer.

The festival features the awe-inspiring spectacle of colorful balloons taking flight twice each day over the scenic Hunterdon County countryside, headlining concerts from Grammy Award winners, Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famers and the latest teen sensations, children’s amusement rides, age-appropriate family entertainment and attractions, the Running with Balloons 5K race and Family Fun Run, intertactive exhibits from leading consumer brands, and hundreds of arts and crafts and food vendors. Hot air balloon rides available!

Dates: July 25th – 27th, 2014
Address: Solberg Airport;  39 Thor Solberg Rd. Readington, NJ 08889
Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for kids until July 24th, $30 adults, $15 kids. To get tickets click Here
For more information check out Facebook and Twitter @NJBalloonFest

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Food Truck Showdown – July 26

The Manahawkin Flea Market is hosting a Food Truck Showdown on July 26th from 10pm to 7pm. Admission is free.  The Flea Market is located at  657 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ. For more information call 609-233-0000 or email TheMarketPlaceLLC@yahoo.com.

Date: Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Address: 657 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ.
Cost: Free admission
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Soulsational Festival - July 26

For the 4th consecutive year, Music & Wellness will be blissfully joined together at the Soulsational Festival at 11 am – 8 pm. The festival is a free community event featuring live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction, and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community!

This event was created to honor, share, and explore the many healing modalities, practitioners, organizations, and businesses devoted to health and wellness right here on the Jersey Shore. Its goal is to increase awareness of the many different green, holistic, organic, and healthy options within our community, support the local economy and offer a unique interactive experience for all those in attendance.

Date: Saturday, July 26th, 2014; Opens at 11am. Rain or Shine
Address: Veterans Park; 489 Forest Hills Parkway, Bayville, NJ 08721
Cost:  Free
More info on Facebook and Twitter @Soulsational

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Honey Bee Family Festival & Bee Fair – July 26

In addition to honey, did you know that bees provide us with materials to make a variety of products such as candles, soaps, lotions, medicines, and more? On this day, vendors of all these products will be on hand to tell you how these products are made and sell their wares. Of course there will be honey tasting, too! Activities include: Finger-paint Bee Mural, Honey tasting station, Make an antenna Headband, Plant a bee garden, Un-BEE-lievable Beekeeping Demonstration, Create a chromatography butterfly!

Date: Saturday, July 26th, 2014; 11 am – 4 pm.
Address: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: FREE for Members; Non Members: $7/child, $10/adult
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Warren County Farmers Fair & Balloon Fest - July 26 – Aug 2

A family fun event that also features a Hot Air Balloon Festival with up to 40 balloons. Explore the Traditional Arts Building featuring demonstrations of quilting, lacemaking and more. Other highlights include 4-H and FFA exhibits and contest. Main arena events include demolition derbies, mud bogs, lawnmower races and tractor/truck pulls (some additional charges apply). The balloon festival features mass hot air balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, hare and hound races and the unique Bicycle Balloon Race, where pilots and cyclists pair up in a race of skill and speed. The Kids’ Corral is a fun and magical place where children can play, learn and even enter some contests. Best of all, activities at the Kids’ Corral are free of charge to fairgoers

Date: Saturday July 26th – August 2nd, 2014
Address: Warren County Fairgrounds; 1350 Stryker Rd. Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and Under Free

10 Events to Check Out This Week/Weekend! July 8th – 13th

Freedom Fest State Fair – July 8th – 13th

New Jersey’s annual premier agricultural fair! Visit their website and Facebook for more info

Address: HORSE PARK OF NEW JERSEY, 626 Rt 524, Allentown, NJ 08501

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Ocean County Fair – July 8th – 13th

Family fun, entertainment, live music, rides and more!

For more information visit their Facebook page

Dates: July 8th – 13th, 2014; Tues – Thurs 5pm to 11pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 11pm, Sun 11am to 5pm
Address: Robert T Miller Air Park; Rt. 530, Berkeley twp, NJ 08757
Cost: $7 adults, Kids under 10 FREE
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Black Potatoe Music Festival - July 10th – 13th

Without catering to music industry trends, the Black Potatoe Music Festival has presented diverse acts from the national, regional, and local levels. Event is rain or shine

Click here for Festival Line Up. Like them on Facebook for more info

Dates: July 10th – 13th, 2014
Address: Red Mill Museum Village, 56 Main St. Clinton, NJ 08809
Cost: $25 a day or $85 for a 5 day pass. Buy tickets here
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NJ State Barbeque Championship & Blues Festival – July 11th – 13th

Experience the best in Barbeque & Blues at this exciting three day festival. Live cooking demonstrations, incredible food and top regional and national blues acts on the main stage.

Dates: July 11th – 13th; Fri: 4 pm til 11 pm, Sat: 10 am til 11 pm, Sun: 10 am til 6 pm
Address: Olde New Jersey Ave. & 2nd St. North Wildwood, NJ 08260
Cost: FREE

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Rahway Film Festival: July 12th

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Rose and Pearl Films is proud to present the Second Annual Rahway Film Festival, Rahway, NJ’s annual international short film festival and networking event! The Rahway Film Festival is located at Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts, a beautiful newly renovated theater owned by Union County Performing Arts Center. They will be hosting a street fair with music, food and shopping available to anyone and everyone. There will be three blocks of original short films throughout the day. After the screenings, there will be a brief talk-back/ Q&A with our filmmakers. To see this year’s film lineup, please click here.

Date: Saturday, July 12th, 2014, 11:30am to 10 PM
Address: UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage; 360 Hamilton St.​ Rahway, NJ 07065
Cost: Tickets are $15 for each and will be sold online and at the door. VIP tickets are $35

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Blues, Brews, and BBQ - July 12th

Join the Morris Museum for an evening with Finger Lickin’ BBQ, Ice Cold Beer and and Smokin’ Hot Blues Bands. Featuring: Chaz DePaolo Blues Band, The Bad Hands and Billy Hector. Rain or Shine!

Date: July 12th, 5pm
Address: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown, NJ 07960
Cost: $35 in Advance / $40 at the Door. For tickets call or order on-line.
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Tropicana’s Jersey Shore Wine Festival – July 12 & 13

Sample over 300 of New Jersey’s finest wines, available for purchase in bottles and cases. Plus, with live entertainment, it’s this summer’s can’t-miss event for both wine enthusiasts and casual enjoyers. Tickets are available to purchase at the Tropicana Box Office and on TicketMaster.com. Must be 21.

Date: July 12 and 13, 2014, Noon to 6pm Daily
Address: Atlantic City Boardwalk at Tropicana Casino & Resort
Cost: Advance Sales: $20, At The Gate: $25 (includes sampling and souvenir wine glass)
To get tickets click here

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Bradley Beach Lobster Fest – July 12th & 13th

More Lobsters than ever before! 6 bands, live emcee/DJ playing requests, over 100 craft and specialty vendors, HUGE beer & wine gardens, Giant waterslide and children’s activities including rides, face painters and sand art.

Dates: July 12th & 13th, 2014. Sat. 1 1am – 9 pm & Sun. 11 am – 6 pm.
Address: 500 Ocean Ave. Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
Cost: FREE to attend

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22nd Annual Haddonfield Fine Arts & Crafts Festival – July 12th & 13th

The day-long festival features crafters including florals, seasonal items, glass, wool, pottery, clothing and other handcrafted items. Live music!

Date: July 12th (11am to 7pm) and 13th (Noon to 5pm), 2014
Address: Kings Hwy. & Tanner St.2 Kings Ct. Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Cost: Free to attend

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New Brunswick Restaurant Week – July 12th – 26th

New Brunswick Restaurant Week will be held July 12 to July 26, 2014. Downtown New Brunswick restaurants are offering mouth watering selections and sizzling specials. Select from lunch and dinner options. New Brunswick, New Jersey is a vibrant city of 50,000 residents, a number that triples during the business day with college students, corporate and business employees, hospital and health care workers and visitors. It is a community with richly diverse neighborhoods, a bustling downtown, and an innovative and popular cultural arts center. Within a few city blocks converge Johnson & Johnson’s world headquarters, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, the country’s largest medical school, two premiere academic hospitals, three professional theaters, several four-star restaurants, and two four-star hotels. On behalf of New Brunswick City Market, Inc., the nonprofit corporation serving as the management company for New Brunswick’s Special Improvement District (SID), we welcome you to explore the city.

Click here to view the list of Restaurants participating