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May 5-7, 2023
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 14, 2023 - 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 20, 2023 - Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown - Morris Plains, 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.

May 27-28, 2023  Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival
Lakewood, New Jersey
The Lakewood BlueClaws will host the annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ. This exciting event will feature New Jersey wineries plus food, crafters, vendors and live music. The event is easily accessible to people from New York City, Philadelphia, Delaware and, of course, all the Jersey Shore towns.
 

2022 New Jersey - May 2022
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

May 2, 2022 - Annual A Taste of Talent - Andover, New Jersey
At Perona Farms.  A Taste of Talent, the premier culinary event in northern New Jersey, is held each year.  Patrons enjoy sampling hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts from numerous celebrated restaurants.  A Taste of  Talent Raises Funds for Project Self-Sufficiency.  Visit the website for sponsorship packages and individual ticket sales.

May 7, 2022  Toms River Food Fest - Toms River, New Jersey
The Annual Toms River Food Fest is an annual festival taking place from 12:00 - 8:00pm in downtown Toms River on Washington St.  Food Trucks, arts & crafts vendors free children's rides and live music.  Free admission!

May 15, 2022  Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Fest
Red Bank, New Jersey - EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS.
The Annual Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Festival is a family friendly, outdoor celebration of International food, music, wine and beer!  Twenty five of Red Banks finest eateries will be selling specialty International menu items from tented areas throughout the festival!  International wines and beers will also be available for purchase.  Attendance: 20,000.
 


 

May 19-22, 2022  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 20-22, 2022 - New Jersey Seafood Festival - Belmar, New Jersey
Downtown Belmar. An ultimate feast of crowd-pleasing fare — from gumbo, lobster rolls, and jambalaya, to coconut shrimp, crab legs, conch fritters, and more.  Admission to the festival is free, with grab-and-go fare for sale at each individual food vendor. If you are looking for some savory sides to add to your seafood platter, you'll find food trucks selling street corn, cheesy grits, hush puppies, lobster and crab fries, and a selection of fresh salads.  For your sweet tooth, take your pick from vendors selling funnel cakes, apple fritters, fried Oreos, deep-fried brownies, cannoli cream waffles, and ice cream treats.

May 21-22, 2022  Riverview Beach Park Wine Festival
Pennsville, New Jersey

May 28-30, 2022  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.
 

2021 New Jersey - May 2021
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

May -, 2021  6th Annual Waretown Wine Festival
Waretown, New Jersey - EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Festival goers can look forward to sampling wines from a nice variety of award-winning Garden State wineries. In addition to wine tastings, there will also be live entertainment, as well as crafters, retail vendors, food vendors, and a children’s play area. The festival will be held each day from 12 p.m. noon to 5 p.m. ET., rain or shine.  The cost to attend is $20 in advance or $30 at the gate for those over 21.  Tickets available online. Designated drivers are allowed in for free.

May 7, 2021 - School Lunch Hero Day - Nationwide
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.
 

2020 New Jersey - May 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

May 2-3, 2020  Fast Tracks and Food Trucks Food and Beer Festival
Jackson, New Jersey
Join us for the annual Food Trucks Food & Beer festival with 15+ food trucks all with delicious treats! Food Truck area located in Movietown is open from 11 to 8 p.m. each day.  Admission to the festival is included with theme park admission or a season pass. Food is available for an additional fee. Entrance to the event is located in Movietown.  Discounted theme park tickets will also be available for the event.

May 16, 2020  30th 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 23, 2020  7th 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.
 

2019 New Jersey - May 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

May 4, 2019  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 11, 2019 - Taste of Justice Food Truck Festival
North Haledon, New Jersey
The FREE FUNdraiser event features food trucks, vendors, kid’s activities, and music.  All donations go to scholarships for victims of human trafficking to support their journey, from victim to survivor to thriver. 100% of donations go to HT Survivor Scholarship Fund!  Sponsored by Justice Network, High Mountain Church, NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking.  Food Truck Festival! Come out and enjoy a day of great food & fun with the kids, music, shopping, and more!

 

May 18-19, 2019
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 21, 2019
AHF-NJ's Annual Culinary Competition
Edison, New Jersey
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 25, 2019
6th 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.
 

 

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.

 

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