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2018 New Jersey - May 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2017  -  2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013  -  2012  -  2011)


May 1, 2018  Taste of Vernon
Vernon, New Jersey
Heaven Hill Farm.  Guests will enjoy exquisitely prepared samples of sumptuous gourmet foods from Vernon area chefs and caterers who incorporate local produce, served amid relaxing music from area musicians.

May 4-6, 2018
10th Annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival
Crystal Springs Resort, Sussex County, New Jersey
The New Jersey Wine & Food Festival at Crystal Springs Resort is a celebration of the world's best wines and renowned local and national chefs, benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The weekend's events are designed to allow food and wine lovers to meet and mingle with chefs, winemakers, sommeliers and fellow wine aficionados.

May 5, 2018  Gloucester County Craftsmen & Home Show
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds.  Enjoy over 100 artists and craftsmen booths, $500 Home Depot Gift Card Give Away, Food Trucks & Concessions, Little Miss & Mister Springtime Pageant, Free shopping bags, Pet Friendly, Flowers & Produce for sale, Spring Dog Parade and so much more.

May 5, 2018  Toms River Food Fest - Toms River, New Jersey
The Annual Toms River Food Fest is an annual festival taking place from 11:00am-8:00pm in downtown Toms River on Washington St.  Food Trucks, arts & crafts vendors free children's rides and live music.  Free admission!

May 13, 2018  MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday in May).


May 17-20, 2018
44th Annual Greek Festival
Paramus, New Jersey
St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church.  Enjoy the pleasures of our world famous cuisine, culture, music and hospitality.  The festival will feature indoor and outdoor dining, and fun for the entire family, including; Gyro, Souvlaki, Baklava, Pastries, Wines, Church Tours, Vendors, Games, Super 50/50 Raffle, Live Greek Music, Ouzo, Beer, Loukoumades, and Dancing in the Aisles.

May 18-20, 2018  Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival
Belmar, New Jersey
Chefs from 45 of the area's finest restaurants and food vendors will serve all manner of seafood from traditional steamed lobster, crab cakes, shrimp and calamari to the more exotic alligator sausage, sushi, conch fritters and fish tacos. International wine tent and garden; talk with wine experts about food and wine pairings, vintages and more. Live Music. Dozens of crafters and commercial vendors, community organizations and a children's tent with a variety of activities for young visitors provide lots of enjoyment for the whole family.

May 19, 2018 - Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown - Morristown, New Jersey
Who says NJ doesn’t have great BBQ & awesome Beer?  The Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown is New Jersey’s first festival, featuring only New Jersey Beer, coupled with restaurants, gourmet food trucks & Chefs, offering a delectable array of mouth watering BBQ & Bacon creations, all available for purchase.  There will be a competition to showcase their culinary skills, with a panel of celebrity judges choosing the best of the best, along with People’s Choice awards for Best Dish & Best Beer. 30 New Jersey Breweries will be in attendance, each bringing 4 styles of Beer.  One of these styles will be either a rare Beer or a Brew created specifically for this event. The event will take place outdoors and under tents, with some fantastic Music! This is destined to become a New Jersey Fall classic. (also )

May 19, 2018  29th Annual NJ State Chili & Salsa Cook Off
Toms River, New Jersey
The Original, The Biggest & The Best Official ICS Chili & Salsa Cookoff in NJ!  Family fun, mouth watering vittles, contests, chili & salsa tasting, live music and much more!  Competition open to "Cooks" from across the country!

May 19-20, 2018 - 7th Annual Burlington County Spring Home Renovation Show - Moorestown, New Jersey
The Annual Burlington County Spring Home Renovation Show, a three-day event will bring together homeowners and many of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts under one roof. Consumers will find tremendous savings on 100's of products and services for home improvements, renovations and home décor.

May 19-20, 2018  Riverview Beach Park Wine Festival
Pennsville, New Jersey
Wine on down the river at the first ever Riverview Beach Park Wine Festival! Become a part of this new tradition with local crafters, food vendors, live music, and New Jersey wine tasting.  Experience the incredible variety of wines that New Jersey has to offer, all while listening to music, shopping around and having a bite to eat.  It's bound to be an enjoyable spring weekend that you do not want to miss.

May 22, 2018  AHF-NJ's Annual Culinary Competition
Edison, New Jersey
2018 Competion: 'Stuff It'.  Association for Healthcare Foodservice, New Jersey Chapter.  All entries must be a "stuffed" item. Please bring copies of your recipe to share.  Culinary teams from hospitals throughout New Jersey.  At JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ.

May 26, 2018  5th Annual Pork Roll Festival - Trenton, New Jersey
A family-friendly food and music event dedicated to everyone favorite meaty treat PORK ROLL!  Live Music - Food Trucks - Pork Roll Recipe Contest.

May 26-28, 2018  Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival
Monmouth Park, Oceanport, New Jersey
Join us for the Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival! The top food trucks in town (and out of town) will be rolling in to serve up their delicious dishes and try to earn your vote for People's Choice.

May 31-June 3, 2018  NJ Greek Fest - Westfield, New Jersey
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.  Live entertainment, Greek Dancing, Live Cooking Demonstrations and gifts. There will be games for children of all ages and activities for children from 3 years of age to over 100.  Activities include cooking demonstrations dancing, vendors, and best of all, dining under the big tent or inside the air conditioned Bouras Center!  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children's Specialized Hospital, the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. and the HOPE project.


2017 New Jersey - May 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 12, 2017  Wyckoff Food Truck Festival - Wyckoff, New Jersey
At Eisenhower Middle School - 5:00-9:00pm.  Join us for an evening of the BEST FOOD TRUCKS in America, special entertainment by the EMS band and Games & Activities at the first ever Food Truck & Music Festival. This is a family-friendly FUNdraiser sponsored by the EMS PTO and will support the upcoming 3R's Day of Respect, Reflect and Resiliency.  $5 admission per person (kids 5 & under FREE).


2016 New Jersey - May 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 21, 2016  World Beer Festival Meadowlands
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Presented by All About Beer Magazine, the World Beer Festivals are among the premier beer events in the country, with sampling of beers from over 100 breweries, education, and the best local music and food. Part of the proceeds will benefit a local cause.

May 21-22, 2016  6th Annual Cumberland County's Spring Home Improvement Show - Vineland, New Jersey
The Annual Cumberland County's Spring Home Improvement Show, a two-day event will bring together homeowners and many of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts under one roof. Consumers will find tremendous savings on 100's of products and services for home improvements, renovations and home décor.


2015 New Jersey - May 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 9, 2015  Battle of the (meat) Balls - Bayonne, New Jersey
A one-day meatball tasting competition open to home, youth, and professional chefs. Contestants will submit their best balls for judging during this one-day public event, where spectators and guests are invited to attend and sample the best food North Jersey has to offer!  Prizes will be given to best balls in each of the five categories: Traditional, Non-Traditional, Vegetarian/Vegan, Dessert, and “Best Balls” (a People’s Choice award).  The event will showcase and celebrate our local chefs, of any and every level of cooking experience. Home chefs, Youth chefs (18 and younger) and Professional chefs are encouraged to register—each entry will be judged anonymously against all of the other entries in the category. The tasting competition itself will be open to the public, where guests can sample entries from the registrants, participate in games, and a 50/50 raffle. A Kids Corner will be available to entertain the little ones, where LHS will share it’s new Humane Education program, featuring Story Time and activities designed for young animal lovers and advocates.

May 13-17, 2015  MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival
Various locations, New Jersey
The MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival has been canceled "indefinitely" as organizers have struggled with declining attendance and unpaid bills.


2014 New Jersey - May 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 18, 2014  Wine Art Music Poetry Project Festival
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Join us for our second event hosted by the lovely Jamie Samul in Glen Ridge, New Jersey (next to Montclair). Jamie is a wonderful supporter of the arts and has graciously offered her property for our show as she and others invite guest to come and go on her prawling garden, art studio attachment, and beautiful tree covered home property- bring lawn chairs and blankets and picnic food while spending the afternoon sipping on wine and food and enjoying music, poetry, and art work from local grassroot performers into the evening.

May 31, 2014  Get Downe Horseshoe Crab Festival
Fortescue, New Jersey
Promoting Public Awareness & Stewardship of our local natural resources. New Jersey's first and only community-based Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary.


2013 New Jersey - May 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 19, 2013  Bluegrass and Barbeque Festival - Tuckerton, New Jersey
Kick of the summer with the down home sounds of bluegrass and the sweet smell of barbecue. Crafters, vendors, food, refreshments, family actvites, demonstrations, boat rides.


2012 NEW JERSEY - MAY 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 20, 2012  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation - Princeton, NJ
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.


2011 New Jersey - May 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 28-29, 2011  Hot Dog Showdown featuring Burgers. Brats & Beer
Oceanport, New Jersey
The Festival will feature the best hot dog and burger spots from across the state - including the Munchmobile's top wieners - battling it out to be New Jersey's Top Dog, along with exciting live entertainment, crafters and plenty of fun activities for the kids.



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