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August 30-31, 2014  Jazz It Up Wine Festival
Allaire State Park, New Jersey
Garden State Wine Growers Association.


2013 New Jersey - August 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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August 1, 2013  Gourmet Burger + Wine Tasting Event - Riverdale, NJ
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 2-11, 2013  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 10-11, 2013  Gourmet Food Truck Invitational - New Egypt, NJ
The  event will bring fourteen different gourmet food trucks to one of the most scenic settings in New Jersey for a weekend that will satisfy food and wine enthusiasts with a taste-tingling array of global cuisine.  With selections from sweet to savory and ethnic to outrageous, no palate will be left unsatisfied.

August 17-18, 2013  11th Annual Seafood Festival - Landisville, NJ
Classic American Car Show, Music, Food, Wine, and One Great Time.

August 17-18, 2013  Shore Chef Crab Cake Cook-Off - Oceanport, NJ
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 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, NJ
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 28, 2013  23rd Annual Great Tomato Tasting - Pittstown, NJ
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 31, 2013  West Cape May Tomato Festival - West Cape May, NJ
The West Cape May Tomato Festival featuring Jersey fresh grown tomatoes, food, fine vendors, South Jersey Artists, handmade jewelry, and stained glass.

August 31-Sept 1, 2013  BBQ & Craft Beer Festival - Oceanport, NJ
Featuring the tastings from the best craft breweries plus an outrageous array of smokin' hot barbecue to go with it, along with exciting live entertainment, crafters and plenty of fun activities for the kids.


2012 New Jersey : August 2012

events waiting for new dates

August 25, 2012  'Chili Cooks Against Cancer' Chili Cookoff
West Windsor, New Jersey
American Cancer Fund and American Cancer Fund for Kids.  We are excited to have the Chili Cooks Against Cancer sanctioned by the International Chili Society (ICS), which is one of the largest food festival organizations in the world. Cook-offs like this one have enabled the ICS to raise considerable money for charity including American Cancer Fund. ICS Sanctioned contest includes three chili categories - Red Chili, Verde (green) Chili and Salsa.  Calling all Chili Cooks: Want to see if your recipe has what it takes to win a prize? Participate as a cook.  Chili Lovers? Come out and taste Chili or Volunteer to be a judge. Either way you'll have a wonderful time.

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.


2011 New Jersey - August 2011
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events waiting for new dates

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.


2008 New Jersey : August 2008

events waiting for new dates

August 20, 2008  Wine and Food Table-Top Showcase - Mount Laurel, NJ
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