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May 1, 2017
21st annual A Taste of Talent
Andover, New Jersey
Perona Farms will host the annual A Taste of Talent on behalf of Project Self-Sufficiency, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Featuring samplings of appetizers, entrees and desserts offered by renowned chefs from 35 of the tri-state area's finest restaurants. Music and silent auction. Event sells out quickly. Visit the website for sponsorship packages and individual ticket sales. Perona Farms is located at 350 Andover Sparta Road, Andover, NJ.
May 6, 2017 Gloucester County Craftsmen & Home Show
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds (Outdoor or Covered Pole Buildings spaces)
May 6, 2017 - Toms River Food Fest - Toms River, New Jersey
The 7th Annual Toms River Food Fest is an annual festival taking place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11:00am-8:00pm in downtown Toms River on Washington St.(rain date May 7, 2017). Food Trucks, arts & crafts vendors free children's rides and live music. Free admission!
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).
May 14, 2017 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 18-21, 2017
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 19, 2017 Earth Share Celebrates New Jersey
Princeton, New Jersey
EarthShare New Jersey’s annual celebration features a photography exhibition showcasing NJ’s wildlife, landscapes and waterways; ecofriendly auction prizes of unique experiences such as wildlife releases and art work; tastings of beverages and specialty dishes served by chefs from across the state; and live jazz music.
May 19-21, 2017 31st 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 20, 2017 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.
May 20, 2017 28th 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 20-21, 2017 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 23, 2017 Global Bites: A Tasteful Tour Around the World
Edison, New Jersey
Annual Culinary Competition. Greater New Jersey Society for Healthcare Food Service culinary competition. Culinary teams from hospitals throughout New Jersey. At JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ.
May 27-29, 2017 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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