2018 New Jersey - September 2018
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
(see also: 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010)
June 16-October 28, 2018
Famous Food Market
Jersey City, New Jersey
September 1, 2018
West Cape May Tomato Festival
West Cape May, New Jersey
The West Cape May Tomato Festival featuring Jersey fresh grown tomatoes, food, fine vendors, South Jersey Artists, handmade jewelry, and stained glass.
September 1-3, 2018 - BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
Oceanport, New Jersey
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.
September 6, 2018 Whisky Live - Paramus, New Jersey
The very best whiskies of the world under one roof. Mingle with producers and distillers, independent bottlers and brand ambassadors and meet the stars of the industry.
September 6-9, 2018 - 41st Annual Greek Festival - Union, New Jersey
Moussaka, pastitsio, leg of lamb, dolmades, spanakopites, tiropites, and more! Great food, live music, and folk dancing – there’s nothing like a Greek festival, and one of the best in NJ is the 41st Annual 4-day Greek Festival at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Union, NJ. There will be a full lineup of homemade Greek food & homemade desserts, full bar, plus live music, dancers, vendors, rides and games. Admission is $1 and the ample parking is free.
September 7-9, 2018 Oysterfest - Asbury Park, New Jersey
The Annual Asbury Park Oysterfest is back and better than ever! What's the perfect recipe for a cool weekend in hottest town at the Jersey Shore? Start with fresh seafood and other culinary delights, add a dash of music, and a pinch of surprises and you have Asbury Park's Oysterfest, a three-day culinary event you don't want to miss. This year's event will be held just outside the iconic Carousel building where the downtown meets the Asbury Park waterfront.
September 7-9, 2018 14th Annual Flemington Opa Festival
Flemington, New Jersey
St Anna Greek Orthodox Church. Come be Greek for a day! Food and Fun for the Whole Family. Authentic Greek Food - Greek Music & Folk Dancing - Children's Activities - Vendors - Church Tours - Rain or Shine! (Also: www.stannagoc.org/festival/ )
September 8, 2018
Oceanport, New Jersey
Usher in the fall with a special Oktoberfest Celebration...Food Trucktoberfest featuring a German Beer Garden! Your favorite mobile eateries from The Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival are back to help showcase brewers' Oktoberfest creations. Enjoy live music, unique German brews, as well as all of your favorite food trucks! As part of Food Trucktoberfest: all fans wearing lederhosen receive Free Grandstand admission!
September 8-9, 2018 - Atlantic City Seafood Festival
Atlantic City, New Jersey
A two day extravaganza of fun, food and entertainment celebrating the treasures of the Atlantic Ocean while highlighting our sea side city. The event is constructed to be the ultimate family day at the Jersey Shore! The wide variety of programming, great wines and beers of New Jersey, over a hundred local restaurants, amusements, cooking demonstrations, a chowder cook off and live entertainment adds to the outdoor fun for the whole family to enjoy!
September 8-9, 2018 Wine on the Beach - Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Event Features 10 New Jersey Wineries, Exciting Live Musical Performances on Both Days, Skilled Artisans & Crafters, Great Local Restaurants and Activities for the Whole Family to Enjoy.
September 9, 2018 Netcong Day - Annual Main Street Fair
Netcong, New Jersey
Although the annual NJ street fair has entertainment, a walk/run, a reverent ceremony for 9/11 and family fun activities, the real core of the Netcong Day street fair is food. There are a number of food vendors participating including two of Netcong's more well-known Italian restaurants. 40% of the people who live in Netcong are of Italian decent.
September 15, 2018 Annual Festival of the Sea
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
The Festival of the Sea is a street fair located in the heart of downtown Point Pleasant Beach where visitors sample dishes by the area's finest restaurants (from clam chowder to lobster to steak); wine garden, arts & crafts, pony rides, antiques, kiddie games and live entertainment.Attendance: 60,000.
September 15-16, 2018 Valenzano Winefest - Shamong, New Jersey
The Garden State”s largest blues, jazz and wine festival featuring continuous live entertainment, award winning wines from seven of New Jersey's favorite wineries, cheese tasting, top crafters from around the state.
September 15-16, 2018 Belmar San Gennaro Festival
Belmar, New Jersey
This year’s festival will feature delicious foods, live entertainment, music and dancing in the traditional Feast way. The festivities kick off on Saturday with a Mass celebrated in Italian at St. Rose Church in Belmar, followed by the traditional procession of the Statue of San Gennaro to its place of honor on Main Street. Visitors will can enjoy Italian treats, a Wine & Beer Garden, an eating contest, crafters, kids activities, dancing in the street and more.
September 15-November 4, 2018 Great Pumpkin Festival
Vernon, New Jersey
An old-fashioned hayride to the U-Pick Pumpkin Patch; Pigtucky Derby Pig Races; Corn Stalk Maze; Hay Maze; Hay Crawl; Corn Box; Glass Bee Hive; Visiting Farm Animals; Boo Barn; “Chicken Little” Chick Barn; Dancing Robot Show; Duck Racing; Vortex Tunnel.
September 16, 2018
Sussex County Day at Champions of the Grill
Augusta, New Jersey
Enjoy an amazing day full of great eats and melodic blues! Enjoy the Champion of the Grill grilling competition, classic car show, free blues concert, food, vendors & exhibitors, and family fun. Sample each competitor's grilled food and vote for the one you think should win People's Choice! Admission is Free.
September 18-20, 2018
World of the Latino Cuisine
Secaucus, New Jersey
Food Products and Beverage Trade Show. The largest Latino market food products and beverage trade show in the United States! This event features the active and dynamic participation of the largest distributors serving the Latino market. The show will be a the Meadowands Expo Center. Registration for exhibitors is open NOW!
September 20-22, 2018
St. Stephen Festival
South Plainfield, New Jersey
Delicacies from the Middle East, Greece, Slovakia, and America. Baked sweets. Eat in and to go orders. Kibbie, taubooley, gyros, backlava, grape leaves, kefta, pita, etc. Church tours, Mega Raffle, Entertainment, Kids Corner, Vintage Car Show, Costumed Dancers, etc.
September 21-29, 2018
Edible Jersey’s Eat Drink Local Week
Various Locations, New Jersey
The 7th annual Eat Drink Local Week, which celebrates the bounty of New Jersey farmers and the culinary skills of dozens of our state’s most talented chefs, will take place at 47 restaurants statewide. Presented by Edible Jersey - the James Beard award-winning magazine dedicated to promoting the local, seasonal foods of the Garden State - Eat Drink Local Restaurant Week showcases the broad range of foods produced in the Garden State and the creativity of the state’s chefs in preparing dishes using these locally-sourced products. Participating restaurants will be offering specially crafted prix-fixe menus, seasonally driven dishes, supplemental menus, cocktail specials and more during the 10-day event.
September 22, 2018 - Fall Festival-Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross
Medford, New Jersey
Traditional and International Foods: Kielbasa, Stuffed Cabbage, Pierogi, Halushki, Borscht, and Hot Dogs, Babkas, Cookies and Cakes (some sugar free), pies, water ice, soft pretzels Kids: FREE Moon Bounce, face painting, pumpkin painting, water ice, pretzels. Handmade jewelry, fall crafts, icons, christian music cds, large basket raffle/auction, 50/50 church tours
September 22-23, 2018 - Que by the Sea BBQ Competition & Festival
Seaside Heights, New Jersey
However you call it, barbecue or barbeque, BBQ, Bar-B-Q or Bar-B-Que, cooking food over an open flame, either directly or indirectly, is practically an American way of life. Come watch, taste and pick your personal favorites at the annual Que-by-the-Sea BBQ Competition and Festival. Features a BBQ lover’s weekend packed with musical entertainment, mouth-watering specialties along with artists and crafters.
September 23, 2018 - The Epicurean Palatte
Mercer County, New Jersey
Annual fundraiser for Grounds for Sculpture. Deliciously woven throughout the beautifully landscaped sculpture park, this crowd pleasing event is renowned for featuring more than 30 of the finest area chefs and the extraordinary culinary offerings they prepare as well as a robust selection of great wines, craft beers, and exclusive spirits from regional purveyors. New this year is a decadent twist as GFS introduces artisan chocolate by our region’s finest chocolatiers.
September 23, 2018 1st annual Food Truck Festival
Waldwick, New Jersey
The Waldwick Community Alliance (WCA) is proud to announce that the 1st annual Food Truck Festival will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. The Festival will be held on Hewson Avenue between West Prospect Street and Walter Nightengale Place. Live Entertainment. Beer and wine will be available for sale at the WCA Hall. A rain date of September 30, 2018 has been established in the event of inclement weather. The fee for admission is $5.00 for adults and children over 12. Children under 12 are admitted free. Parking is available in the railroad parking lot on Hewson Avenue. As always with any WCA function, the historic Restored Waldwick Railroad Station will be opened for the duration of the event displaying the Trains, Planes and Automobiles exhibit.
September 27, 2018 Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer & Food Fest
Livingston, New Jersey
The Arc of Essex County will host the 4th Annual Uncorked and Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, NJ. All proceeds will benefit The Arc’s programs and services that support individuals with Down syndrome, Autism, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Attendees will enjoy a wide selection of fine wines, craft beers, spirit tastings, restaurant samplings, an awards program and a silent auction while supporting The Arc of Essex County. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased through the event website.
September 29, 2018 11th Annual Paulsdale Uncorked
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Take a little refuge and join us at Paulsdale Uncorked! Alice Paul Institute's annual wine and food pairing event. The splendid evening will feature great wines paired with food prepared by highly-trained, certified chefs. Each chef is certified by the United States Personal Chef Association. Proceeds from this event will support the continued preservation of Paulsdale.
September 29-30, 2018 Chowderfest - Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Part of Chowderfest Weekend. Enjoy unlimited chowder tasting! Live music, children's entertainment, and a food court are all part of the event.
September 29-30, 2018 20th Annual Oktoberfest Weekend
Chester, New Jersey
Keeping with tradition, the Oktoberfest will focus on celebrating traditional music, native dress and special Oktoberfest beer only available for a short time. Authentic German foods including bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut and smoked pork chops will be offered along with tasty apple strudel, delicious beehive cake, authentic plum cake, and more. The weekend long event will offer non-stop entertainment. The (Die) Spitzbaum, a notable German Band will perform familiar German tunes and will be accompanied by spectacular dancers. Activities for kids and a car show will also keep you entertained. All proceeds go to charity.
September 30, 2018 - 9th Annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival
Red Bank, New Jersey
Join us at the Annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival Presented by the Asbury Park Press & Guinness! It will be a huge food, music & beer celebration which will showcase Red Bank’s excellent restaurants and entertain thousands with continuous live music on two stages! And it's family friendly with activities for the kids. The event will be a culinary feast with tons of GUINNESS and fresh OYSTERS plus 25 of Red Bank’s favorite restaurants will be serving a variety of specialty seafood and Irish menu items, there'll be something for everyone! Wine and lighter beers will also be available for purchase. The Guinness Oyster Festival is a fundraiser for Riverview Medical Center & the Red Bank RiverCenter. Admission is $5.00 for anyone over age 10.