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

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

April 30-May 1, 2016  Shad Fest 2016 - Lambertville, New Jersey

May 2-7, 2016  Morristown Restaurant Week - Morristown, New Jersey
Restaurant Week businesses will offer prix fix menus for lunch and/or dinner or special promotions in their establishments.  Look for the Morristown Restaurant Week window decal and posters at participating businesses and ask for their Restaurant Week menu or special promotion.

May 7, 2016  Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival - Augusta, New Jersey
Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 200 unique tastings it's a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives


May 7-8, 2016  Gloucester County Craft & Home Fair
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
6th annual Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds (Outdoor or  Covered Pole Buildings spaces) Horse Show both days, over 165 vendors.

May 8, 2016  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 12-15, 2016  42nd 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 13, 2016  Earth Share Celebrates New Jersey
Princeton, New Jersey
EarthShare New Jersey’s 10th 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 14, 2016  Toms River Food Fest - Toms River, New Jersey
Toms River Food Fest features the best local food trucks, arts, crafts and vendor booths, free children’s rides and live music from great local bands.  Beyond food, guests can also go shopping as the festival includes a number of local businesses and vendors with merchandise for sale. For the younger crowd, there will be kid-friendly rides, a rock climbing wall, face painting and more.  Food this year includes barbeque, seafood, tacos, pizza, cheesesteaks and plenty of sweet treats.  Admission is FREE and open to the public. Just pay as you eat! The 21 and over crowd is invited to the beer and wine garden, sponsored by Toms River Fire Company #1.

May 14-15, 2016  30th 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 21, 2016  27th Annual NJ State Chili & Salsa Cook Off
Toms River, New Jersey
Family fun, mouth watering vittles, contests, chili & salsa tasting, live music and much more!  Competition open to "Cooks" from across the country!


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  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 21-22, 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 25, 2016  Tapas With Attitude Competition
New Brunswick, New Jersey
At the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.  Greater New Jersey Society for Healthcare Food Service culinary competition.

May 28-29, 2016 - Wine and BBQ Experience
Schooley's Mountain Park, NJ
We are happy to announce that the Garden State Wine Growers Association will be sponsoring four events this year starting with our “Wine & BBQ Experience” returning to Schooley’s Mountain Park in Long Valley, New Jersey from noon to 5 pm (rain date Monday, May 30). This will be New Jersey’s biggest wine and barbeque holiday extravaganza.  Tickets will go on sale shortly and will be $25 in advance and $30 on-site.

May 28-30, 2016  Jersey Shore Food Truck Wars
Monmouth Park, Oceanport, New Jersey
Join us for the Jersey Shore Food Truck Wars! 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.


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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