2014 New Jersey : July 2014
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
(See also: 2015 - 2012
July 7-12, 2014 Cumberland County Fair
Millville, New Jersey
Cumberland County Fair, New Jersey's oldest county fair. Racing Pigs - Daily 4-H Activities - Free Hayrides - Great Food ~ Free Daily Entertainment - Farm & Garden Exhibits - Home & Arts Exhibits - Rides.
July 11-13, 2014 New Jersey State Barbecue Championship
Anglesea , New Jersey
Come witness barbecue teams from around the country show off their skills in a quest for the best. Don't miss the live cooking demonstrations, special displays, and much more. The Anglesea Blues Festival is held in conjunction with the NJ State BBQ Championship.
July 12-13, 2014 Bradley Beach Lobster Festival
Bradley Beach, New Jersey
Restaurants/food vendors, beer and wine garden, crafts, six bands, children's activities. Sat 11am-9pm & Sun 11am - 6pm - FREE (Zero admission fee). Presented by the Bradley Beach Chamber of Commerce. • More Lobsters than ever before! • Broiled Lobster, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Lobster rolls etc • 6 bands, live emcee/DJ playing requests • over 100 craft and speciality vendors • HUGE Beer & Wine Gardens • Great Oceanfront location • Giant Waterslide! • Childrens activities including rides, face painters and sand art. Sorry, no pets at Lobster Fest.
July 16, 2014 28th Annual Sandcastle Contest - Belmar, New Jersey
Due to the threat of heavy rains and thunderstorms, the Sandcastle Contest, originally scheduled for July 16th, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 30th.
July 19, 2014 12th Annual NJ State Ice Cream Festival
Toms River, New Jersey
Does your ice cream have what it takes to be named best in New Jersey? Introduce your ice cream to over 8,000 attendees at the Festival! Games, rides, food and entertainment. Ice cream eating contests for both adults and children.
July 20, 2014 Farm-to-Fork Dinner - Milford, New Jersey
Alba Vineyard will host the Annual Farm-to-Fork fundraiser to benefit the Foodshed Alliance. Attend a VIP vineyard tour followed by an elegant al fresco dining experience amongst the vines. Eight of northern New Jersey's most reputable Chefs will pair our nationally, award-winning wines with a cocktail hour of passed hors d'oeuvres and 7-course dinner featuring locally produced food from farms throughout northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
July 24-27, 2014 Gloucester County 4-H Fair & New Jersey Peach Festival
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Features the crowning of the New Jersey Peach Queen, the awarding of the New Jersey Governors Cup for the best box of peaches, a peach bake-off, educational displays, the sale of fresh juicy peaches & peach products, live music and carnival rides.
July 25-27, 2014 Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival - New Jersey
If you're a gourmet enthusiast and love your kitchen; love to cook; love to eat gourmet foods; love to sample fine wines and spirits; or just love to shop for unique specialty gifts. This annual event is a must. Featuring world-renowned chefs and exciting events hosted by Caesars Entertainment properties. New this year, the primary location for the festival will be outdoors at the beautiful Atlantic City Beach, historic boardwalk and amazing courtyards. This years festival will conclude with a concert on the beach featuring today’s hottest musicians.
July 26, 2014 Manahawkin Food Truck Showdown
Manahawkin, New Jersey
From 10 am until 5 pm when the best food trucks from New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia roll into town for the ultimate Food Truck Showdown.
July 30, 2014 28th Annual Sandcastle Contest - Belmar, New Jersey
Due to the threat of heavy rains and thunderstorms, the popular New Jersey Sandcastle Contest, originally scheduled for July 16th, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 30th on the 18th Avenue Beach in Belmar. Presented annually by the Belmar Tourism Commission and D'Jais, the competition is free and open to competitors of all ages and abilities. Prizes will be awarded in six different categories: ages 7 & under, ages 8-11, ages 12-15, and 16 and over, along with Best Group and Best Family. Judges will also award a "Best on the Beach" for the top sand creation. The contest promises tons of fun with free giveaways, drinks, games and music and a chance to win great prizes, including tickets to a 2014/15 New Jersey Devils game.
July 31-Aug 3, 2014 20th Annual Clam Festival - Highlands, New Jersey
The famous Clam Festival is a four-day spectacular event featuring a 120’ seafood court serving the freshest food from many of Highlands’ famous restaurants. Admission and parking is free, and the event takes place rain or shine. Live entertainment. The Clam Fest will feature a Beer and Wine Garden on the corner of Waterwitch and Bay Avenues sponsored by Shore Point Distributing Company.