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2019 New Jersey - September 2019
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

(see also: 2018  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015  -  2014  - 2013  - 2012  - 2011)


August 31-Sept 1, 2019
Labor Day Lobsterfest
Bradley Beach, New Jersey


September 7-8, 2019
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 7-8, 2019  South Jersey Apple Fest - Millville, New Jersey
Cumberland County Fairgrounds. Families are invited to show up from 10am to 5pm to kick-off the apple harvest season. Apples, Apples & more: Apple Pies, Apple Doughnuts, Candy Apples, Apple Bread, Apple Fritters, Apple Salad and of course Apple Butter. Bakers are invited to enter their best apple dessert in our “Everything Apple Dessert Contest” on Saturday at 2pm. After judging, sample the Apple Dessert entries for free. The Craft Show; Fall Home Show, Little Miss Apple Pageant, Apple Toss for adults, live bands, Vendor Fair, hayrides, delicious festival food, apple butter and apple cider for sale, bushels of apples, farm produce, free craft making for kids, face painting, Pin the Apple on the Tree, Apple Pie Eating Contest, pony rides, hayrides and more.  A pet friendly event, free parking, general admission is $3.00, Seniors $2.00 and kids 6 & under free. Free apples for kids. All contests are free to enter.  Free shopping bags for families will be given out at the main entrance.

September 29, 2019 - 10th 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.

2018 New Jersey - September 2018
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates


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: )

September 8, 2018 - Food Trucktoberfest - 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 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.


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

waiting for new dates

September 15-17, 2017  7th Annual Jack Daniel's Atlantic City Smoke on the Water New Jersey State Barbecue Championship
Atlantic City, New Jersey
When the flames begin, music fans, barbecue enthusiasts and championship barbecue teams will descend upon Atlantic City for what is fast becoming known as one of the premier barbecue competitions in the world.  Considered one of the world's richest contests with a guaranteed purse of $15,000, the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned DO AC Smokin' Hot Atlantic City BBQ Championship Grand Champion's purse of $4,400 is also one the largest on the competition circuit. We're spreading the love by paying top five overall and through fourteen places in all four categories.

September 16, 2017  Jersey Draft & Craft Festival
Freehold, New Jersey
Everything JERSEY MADE-  BEER  -  MUSIC  -  FOOD  30+ Breweries & Distilleries.  Featuring Jersey made Cheese, Chocolate, Beef Jerky and Jersey Made Crafts.  Limited VIP tickets available- VIP tickets holders can use designated VIP entrance and gain access to an exclusive VIP area with special/limited beers.

September 23-24, 2017  NJ Wine, Beer and Spirits Festival
Milford, New Jersey
Noon to 5 p.m. at Alba Vineyard in Milford, NJ.  The event, a benefit for the Foodshed Alliance, will feature tastings of New Jersey’s finest wines, craft beers and distilled spirits. The festival’s host, Alba Vineyard is New Jersey's largest estate vineyard and will be offering samplings of its award-winning wine.  We invite you to not only taste, but learn about the wines you are sampling. Alba wines are available for purchase to enjoy with food from “Morini at Alba” and to take home.  We will also feature New Jersey’s top craft breweries and its ground-breaking distillery to join us to share samples of their outstanding products.

September 30-Oct 1, 2017  Oktoberfest - Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Featuring live entertainment under the Festhalle Tent complete with authentic German cuisine and excellent brews on tap. Two blocks will be transformed into the Kunsthandwerk StraBen featuring fabulous food trucks, artisan crafters, outdoor seating for dining and strolling performers. Brauer Dorf will host a seasonal craft brew tasting area with some of the best local, national and international beers you can find. Add in a whole block of fun for the kids at the Kinderplatz and you’ve got a great time for everyone!


2016 New Jersey - September 2016
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates

September 3-4, 2016  Wine & Music Experience - Allentown, New Jersey
Garden State Wine Growers Association.  Our annual Labor Day Weekend festival moves from its long-time home at Allaire State Park to the beautiful and spacious Horse Park of NJ in Allentown from noon to 5 p.m. The rain date is Monday, Sept. 5. The event will feature two separate band stands showcasing non-stop musical entertainment.

September 24, 2016  Garden State Brewfest - Whippany, New Jersey
At the grassy, tree-lined groves of Anchor Golf Center in Whippany, NJ!  This year’s festival is a fundraiser to benefit the Whippany Fire Company and the relocation to their new firehouse!  In addition to the new and improved venue, we have more than doubled the number of breweries, added several stages as well as fun activities and local vendors. #GSBF2016 will feature over 200 brews, including a Tri-State tent featuring brews from NY/NJ/PA, a National Craft tent and a lively Oktoberfest tent.  As in years past, the festival will start at 1:00 pm and run until 5:00pm.  Early entrance VIP tickets are available!


2015 New Jersey - September 2015
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates

September 18-20, 2015  7th Annual Summit Wine and Food Festival
Summit, New Jersey
Bringing together renowned chefs, expert sommeliers, and a host of food television celebrities.

September 27-October 2, 2015  South Jersey Food & Wine Week
Various, New Jersey
We are locally owned, independent restaurants that are chef driven by passionate culinary professionals dedicated to providing great food and great service. In almost all cases, you will find an owner present during your visit. We live here, and we are tied to our communities.


2014 New Jersey - September 2014
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates

September 6-7, 2014  Seafood in Seaside Festival
Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Seaside Heights is the place to be for seafood lovers. There will be tastes to satisfy every hankering, from savory to sweet. The annual festival features some of Seaside’s finest seafood and desserts specialties.  The Seafood Festival will feature: blackened shrimp and scallop kabobs, coconut shrimp, crab cake sandwiches, cream of crab soup, sushi, gator legs, cannoli’s and much more.  Guests can take a break from eating and browse the over sixty vendors participating on Grant Avenue. The vendors’ tables will be overflowing with a wide variety of items for all ages, including jewelry, sunglasses, paintings, candles, wood crafts, apparel, and much more. The event will feature musical performances all weekend long.

September 7, 2014  17th Annual Beach Plum Festival
Island Beach State Park, New Jersey
The Festival will be held from 9am to 4pm at the Ocean Bathing Area 1 in Island Beach State Park. The celebration will include beach plum picking and jelly making demonstration, arts and craft show, food and entertainment, children’s games, bird banding demonstration, environmental and non-profit exhibits, and a kayak raffle.  Come and enjoy the day.  Support the Friends of Island Beach State Park as our volunteer members work to help our park.  All funds raised at this event stay in Island Beach State Park.

September 13, 2014  Fall Family Fun Festival - Williamstown, New Jersey
Come join us for this community, family-friendly Fall Event!  Bring your friends and neighbors for a day full of sun, fun, music, games, dancing, crafts and food!

September 13-14, 2014  Jersey Skyline Wine Festival
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
With a perfect view of the NY skyline as a vantage point more than a dozen of the finest New Jersey wineries will be on hand at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park for the inaugural Jersey Skyline Wine Festival, promoted by the Garden State Wine Growers Association.

September 27, 2014  Belmar Beer on the Pier - Belmar, New Jersey
Craft brew lovers will have over 50 beers to choose from, including specialties from Anchor Steam, Flying Fish, He'Brew, Harpoon, Ommegang, Shiner and Speakeasy along with Beach Haus, currently constructing a brew pub in downtown Belmar. The afternoon will feature live entertainment, crafters and displays by local artists. 
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2013 New Jersey - September 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

waiting for new dates

September 21-22, 2013  Bergen County Wine Festival
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Overpeck County Park.  Garden State Wine Growers Association.

September 22, 2013  Barefoot Grape Stomp - Belvidere, New Jersey
If you've ever seen the famous "I Love Lucy" episode with Lucy stomping grapes, here's your chance to actually experience it.  Roll up your pants and take off your shoes and socks.  Willing guests will have the opportunity to experience the old-fashioned way of crushing grapes.  Wine tasting, buffet-style dinner, wine cellar tour and barefoot grape stomping.  Reservations are required.


2012 New Jersey : September 2012

events waiting for new dates

Sept 8, 2012  Highlands Harvest Hoedown & Jersey Fresh Food Festival
Chester, New Jersey
Enjoy a family fun evening on the farm! Don’t miss it!  Enjoy all you can eat home grown fruits, vegetables and specialties from the grill.  Roast marshmallows and eat s’mores by the campfire.  Live music.  Relax on an evening hayride.

September 15-16, 2012  St. Nikola's 3rd Annual Macedonian Food Festival
Totowa, New Jersey
Enjoy a taste of homemade, authentic Macedonian food, such as polneti piperki (Stuffed Peppers), Goulash, Kebapi and more. Don't forget to treat yourself to homemade deserts , krofni (Macedonian Donuts) made to order, baklava, tulumbi are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Remember to bring the family, especially for the kids we have arts & crafts, games and bounce houses. Rain or Shine the tents cover us all!


2011 New Jersey - September 2011
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates

Sept 16, 2011  1st Annual Wine, Beer,Liquor & Food Tasting
Hamilton, New Jersey
Charity beverage and food tasting. Live Music!!!  Raffle. 50/50!  All proceeds go to 3 local charity organizations. American Cancer Fund, SPU Alumni, Wounded Warriors Foundation.



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