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August 11, 2018
18th Annual Butterfly Festival
Pennington, New Jersey
Held at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on our 930-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township, NJ This family-oriented day has grown to be a major regional event, attracting more than 3,000 visitors. The day will feature new and exciting ways in which the Watershed is fulfilling its mission to protect the environment and clean water. We invite you to join us in modeling ways to participate in the process of keeping our earth green and provide examples of planet-friendly choices to help support greener-living. We will feature local food,crafts and products and feature exhibitors and contributors with many types of art, crafts,photography, sculpture, etc. There will be activities and workshops, art and entertainment. The popular Butterfly Parade and tours of the Butterfly House. Insect Zoo and live Music! Attendance: 3,000.
August 3-6, 2017 - 23rd Annual Clam Festival - Highlands, New Jersey
The famous Clam Festival is a four-day spectacular event featuring a 120’ seafood court serving the freshest food from many of Highlands’ famous restaurants. Admission and parking is free, and the event takes place rain or shine. Live entertainment. Huddy Park, Highlands, NJ.
August 4-13, 2017
New Jersey State Fair
Augusta, New Jersey
Showcasing New Jersey's agriculture, the fair takes place at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. The schedule includes a farm and horse show as well as food, music, arts, and cultural events.
August 5, 2017
Italian Festival & Wine Tasting
Oceanport, New Jersey
Join with friends and family as we celebrate the culture of Italy with authentic music, delicious food, bocce and wine! The Metropolitan Festival Band will fill the air with sounds of Italy from 12-4pm. Details will be announced soon for our wine tasting. The day will also feature live, Thoroughbred racing so bring your family and friends and spend the day at beautiful Monmouth Park - your best bet for summertime family fun!
August 12-13, 2017 'Truck' erton Food Truck & Brew Fest
Tuckerton, New Jersey
Tuckerton Seaport has added a brand new event to our summer line-up. Join us as Tuckerton become “Truck”erton with 20 food trucks rolling in to serve up food and fun. From 11am to 7pm, the Seaport will have live entertainment and programs perfect for the whole family.
August 12-13, 2017 Seafood Festival - Landisville, New Jersey
Bellview Winery annual Seafood Festival! We will have a wide selection of seafood delights from some of the best gourmet seafood producers in the area. Wine tasting and Sangria will be available outside with chilled bottles inside for purchase. To the Maxx will be playing live throughout the day to get your sea legs dancing. Tickets to the event are $15. Don’t forget to check out the presale specials starting on July 17th! Children and leashed pets are welcome, and we do allow outside food. Outside alcohol is prohibited. Don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets! Pop up tents are permitted in designated areas on a first come first served basis.
August 19, 2017 Totally Tomatoes - New Brunswick, New Jersey
Rutgers University - Hort Farm No. 1 - Holly House-Nj Garden Club Hdq. Experience the wonderful world of tomatoes. From Rutgers hybrids to old-time heirlooms, from supersized beefsteaks to tiny cherries, from deepest purple to pale yellow, learn about many tomato varieties and find out how you can grow your favorites next year. Sample a wide variety of tomatoes.
August 19-20, 2017 Vintage North Jersey Wine & Food Festival
Belvidere, New Jersey
Garden State Wine Growers Association.
August 26, 2017 Peach & Butterfly Festival - Little Silver, New Jersey
Sickles Market, Little Silver, will hold its annual Peach and Butterfly Celebration from Noon – 3 p.m. The celebration’s mission is to create awareness about the very special, delicious New Jersey peach, its many varieties, preparations made with fresh peaches and products made from peaches such as preserves, jams and baked goods. Several activities are scheduled including the highly anticipated Painted Lady butterfly release. • Live Entertainment • Everything Peaches Tastings & Demos - baked goods, jams, jellies and preserves, grilled peaches with pork, peach soup and New Jersey peach varieties 1-3 p.m. • Kids’ Peach Pie Eating Contest 1 p.m. • Butterfly Release: 1:45 p.m. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE.
August 27, 2017 Farm-to-Fork Dinner - Milford, New Jersey
Alba Vineyard. A cocktail hour and SEVEN-course wine-pairing dinner will be presented by SEVEN of New Jersey’s most reputable chefs, featuring locally produced food from farms throughout northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Each course will be paired with one of Alba's nationally award winning wines beginning with gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres, a VIP vineyard tour, and elegant dining overlooking the stunning grounds. Seating is Limited ~ $150.00 Per Person
August 14, 2016 - Vineland's Jersey Fresh Festival
Vineland, New Jersey
Celebrate New Jersey's agricultural heritage at this free event featuring continuous live entertainment, a variety of delicious foods, crafters, kids activities, exhibits, special guests, and a live produce auction. Free parking, bring your lawn chairs. 12pm to 6pm.
August 20-21, 2016 Late Summer Laurita Food Trucks!
New Egypt, New Jersey
Food and wine lovers will converge at the Laurita Winery in New Egypt for a Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks and Fire Works weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings while sipping on wine and enjoying a seat to watch the Fire Works! Live music and good friends will make this day special! Fireworks Display both nights!
August 31, 2016 Annual Great Tomato Tasting - Pittstown, New Jersey
Snyder Research and Extension Farm. Join us in this unique opportunity to taste over 80 tomato varieties (including heirlooms and hybrids), farm grown produce, stroll through our demonstration garden, and take a wagon tour.
August 15-16, 2015 Shore Chef Crab Cake Cook-Off
Oceanport, New Jersey
Shore Chefs compete for the best crab cake award and the coveted People's Choice Award. Taste fare from your favorite local restaurants. Crab cakes, fried catfish, and clam chowder bread bowls are just a few of the favorites.
August 15-16, 2015 Sweet Corn & Tomato Festival
Vernon, New Jersey
The home of New Jersey’s popular “Great Pumpkin Festival” now brings you a super summer festival you won’t want to miss!
August 1, 2013 Gourmet Burger + Wine Tasting Event
Riverdale, New Jersey
Join us at Your Own WInery in Riverdale, N.J. for our Gourmet Burger + Wine Tasting Event on August 1, 2013. Sample various slider burgers, a decadent cupcake bar and fantastic wine made at Your Own Winery.
August 18, 2013 Barefoot Grape Stomp - Belvidere, New Jersey
Don't miss out on the fun as you stomp grapes with your barefeet and feel the grape skins squeeze between your toes. Grape stomping event includes formal wine tasting, buffet style dinner, wine cellar tour, barefoot grape stomping and concludes with a dessert wine tasting. $53.50 per person includes tax and gratuity.
August 24, 2013 4th Annual Spicy Wing Challenge
Wood Ridge, New Jersey
Buffalo’s Chicken Shack will be hosting its 4th Annual “Spicy Wing Challenge” wing eating contest. Challengers compete for the title of “Buffalo King” and a grand prize of $1000.00 based on the challenger that can eat the largest amount of our spiciest wings in 7 minutes. These are Jumbo Buffalo Wings sauced with Buffalo’s “Numb Ya Face” spicy buffalo sauce that is measured at more than 500,000 SHU. There will be plenty of water, milk and ice on hand for the dropouts or challengers that’ll need special “cool me down” attention. This will be a great and fun event for the challengers as well as spectators. Got a sauce you make that’s a hit? Bring it to compete. A new addition to the annual event is the “Wing Sauce” Contest. For 2013 we have added the Buffalo’s “Wing Sauce” Contest where contestants will submit their home-style sauces to compete.
August 26, 2012 Sustenance on the Farm Dinner - Morristown, NJ
Fosterfields resident farmer Rob Kibbe will provide a farm tour. The chefs will prepare an elegant farm-to-table six-course dinner centered around Fosterfields, vegtables, grass-fed meat and poultry as well as School Lunch Farms heirloom vegetables. Vegetarian and Vegan options are available. Rounding out the meal are foods from artisans based within a small radius of the farm and top-rated organic & sustainable wines that will be paired with each course. Live music performed during the dinner. The proceeds from this Sustenance on the Farm Dinner will benefit Slow Food Northern NJ school garden programs and Fosterfields Living Historical Farm school programs.
August 28, 2011 Rib Rock Festival - Holmdel, New Jersey
Bring the family for a day full of music, fun and barbecue cooked low and slow by the regions best pitmasters. Rib Rocks festivals will satisfy fans with a tasty mix of ribs, brisket, pulled pork and other tempting edibles, the best local blues and rock acts performing on the festival.
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