2018 New Jersey : July 2018
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
(See also: 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2012)
June 16-October 28, 2018
Famous Food Market
Jersey City, New Jersey
July 3-8, 2018
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 ~ Music ~ Rides
JULY 4, 2018 - 4TH OF JULY - U.S. Independence Day
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.`
July 13-15, 2018 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 conjuntion with the NJ State BBQ Championship.
July 14, 2018 11th Annual Troy Pig Out - Troy, New York
The annual Troy Pig Out challenges barbeque masters from across the Northeast to duke it out for the top prize in the categories of: Best Pulled Pork, Best BBQ Chicken, Best Pork Rib, Best Beef Brisket, Grand Champion, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que People's Choice Pork Rib contest, Mayor’s Choice, and more. The Troy Pig Out is an official Empire State competition sanctioned by New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, citing New York pride in its place as the site of events that highlight the state and its tradition of excellence in offering unique foods and specialty dishes often based upon tried and true recipes that have endured through the generations.
July 14, 2018 - Empire Brewfest - Syracuse, New York
Welcome to the New Empire Brewfest. Chevy Court on the New York State Fairgrounds. In addition to amazing craft beers from all over the State and Country, we've jam-packed the festival with hard to find craft beer, spirits, food, music, games, shopping and much, much more. This is the craft beer festival you've been training for.
July 14-15, 2018 - Surf & Turf Seafood Festival
Monmouth Park, Oceanport, New Jersey
The Shore's biggest seafood festival is back for another year at beautiful Monmouth Park!
Enjoy everything from ocean-fresh lobster rolls, to succulent shrimp, to the freshest clam chowder around. We'll even have some "turf" for you non-seafood lovers. But this two-day seafood festival will have more than just delicious fare. Rockin' live music will fill the track all weekend long as the perfect accompaniment to an ice-cold brew or chilled glass of wine.
July 18, 2018
32nd Annual Sandcastle Contest
Belmar, New Jersey
The Annual New Jersey Sandcastle Contest at Belmar’s 18th Avenue Beach from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The competition is free and open to participants of all ages.
July 21, 2018 - The Hermitage Food Truck Festival
Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey
The Hermitage Museum is holding a Food Truck Festival from 11am - 6pm. Admission is $5. Children under 5 are free. No pets please. There will be a large variety of delicious foods to choose from. Explore different cuisines or just keep it simple. It’s your choice! Craft beer, live bands and fun activities for the kids will also be part of the day’s offerings. Seating will be provided on our beautiful property, or you can bring a blanket and picnic the day away! Come join us for great food and drink, terrific music, and a spectacular day at The Hermitage. This fundraiser will benefit the Hermitage Museum. The Hermitage is a National Historic Landmark. The historic house incorporates a stone structure that was visited during the Revolutionary War by George Washington and Alexander Hamilton.
July 21, 2018 - Cheers in Chester Wine & Beer Festival
Chester, New Jersey
Featuring over 100 Craft Brews & Wines with Unlimited Samplings, Great Food & Live Music. (also: www.bigbrewnj.com/ )
July 22, 2018 Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
New York, New York
The Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival – New York will attract over 20,000 patrons, a mix of professional chefs and home cooks, eager taste-testers, reggae and soca music lovers, dance aficionados, and cultural enthusiasts in the most anticipated event of the year. Held annually in Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York, the third Sunday in July, the Festival appeals to all ethnicities and key demographics, particularly the vibrant Caribbean communities in the Metro New York market.
July 23-August 17, 2018 NYC Restaurant Week New York, New York
July 26-29, 2018 - Gloucester County 4-H Fair
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Drawing roughly 20,000 visitors annually from the tri-state area, the Gloucester County 4-H Fair has become a star attraction for South Jersey. Each year, a wide variety of activities are planned to encourage participation by agricultural and commercial exhibitors. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the equestrian, livestock and other 4-H projects exhibited in arenas, pens and stalls and demonstrated through shows and competitions. For only one parking fee, Fair attendees can take advantage of all four-days of Fair to discover the many facets of Gloucester County, the 4-H Fair and "Jersey Fresh – Jersey Grown" products. 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. Attendance: 20,000.
July 29, 2018 6th Annual Taste of Montauk
Montauk, Long Island, New York
Taste of Montauk at the Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina 6-9pm A Celebration of Montauk Restaurants. Culinary Bites from Montauk Restaurants | Long Island Wines | Local Beer. Live Music. Tickets $65 per person $75 at door.