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2016 New Jersey : November & December 2016
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

(see also:  2014 - 2012 - 2011 - 2007)

September 17-November 6, 2016  Great Pumpkin Festival - Vernon, New Jersey


November 5-6, 2016
Six Flags Grape Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey
The 7th Annual Grape Adventure features 14 wineries & vineyards. The event features Live Music, Food and Craft Vendors. Safari Packages are available for a special tasting of reserve wines at Camp Aventura in the African Plains

November 7, 2016  March of Dimes Signature Chefs
Paramus, New Jersey
The March of Dimes' Signature Chefs.  Join us for this elegant upscale event of fine dining featuring the skills and creativity of approximately 25 – 30 of the finest chefs and hottest restaurants in North Jersey.  This gourmet extravaganza will include top of the line and the newest of wines, spirits and micro-brews.  Bud Maltin and his orchestra will be on hand for dancing with a floor show featuring the Divas of Soul from Broadway.  Bid on incredible, creative and unique silent auction items which include culinary packages of fabulous cuisine, fine wine, vacation getaways of travel and hotel stays and entertainment.  Help us at giving a fighting chance for every baby.  Business or cocktail attire is recommended.

November 13, 2016 - The Chocolate Expo - Edison, New Jersey
Celebrate your passion… and celebrate life! Chocolate is one of life’s true pleasures. No matter what your age, background or interests, almost everyone loves chocolate.  The Chocolate Expo has by far become the northeast’s largest chocolate-themed event. The Chocolate Expo offers tastings & sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses and much more from local and regional vendors. Depending on location, tastings and sales of wines, beers and other “adult beverages” may also be offered.  Each Chocolate Expo event combines chocolate and food with a dash of fun such as unique exhibits, performances, demonstrations and/or celebrity appearances.

November 14, 2016  YCS Festival of Flavors - Park Ridge, New Jersey
How to set a table with love - heal the hearts of NJ's defenseless children.  Over 30 restaurants and wine vendors will showcase their signature dishes and delicious wines for you to sample while you listen to live music and participate in our elegant raffle.  Sponsorship opportunities available.


November 14-21, 2016
New Jersey Wine Week
Statewide, New Jersey
New Jersey Wine Week is a statewide celebration of Garden State wine making and grape growing. The budding New Jersey wine industry represents the fastest growing segment of New Jersey agriculture, and now boasts over fifty licensed wineries from Sussex County to Cape May. Celebrating New Jersey Wine means celebrating local- local business and local farming, and the vast array of benefits that these represent.

November 15-16, 2016  KosherFest - Meadowlands, Secaucus, NJ
Kosherfest is the perfect platform to connect with buyers and sellers from across the globe to find what your business needs to succeed.  See hundreds of new certified-kosher products first-hand and meet thousands of qualified buyers face-to-face, all under one roof.

November 24, 2016  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are
so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

November 25-27, 2016  Holiday Wine Trail Weekend
Statewide, New Jersey
Visit participating wineries statewide for a Thanksgiving holiday weekend of special wine tastings, pairings, entertainment and offers.

November 25-27, 2016 - Holiday Open House - Milford, New Jersey
Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy the company of all the people you are thankful for in your life.  It is a time for laughter, memories, and best of all great wine and food!  Alba Vineyard invites you to our annual Holiday Open House Weekend.  Join us for this celebration and enjoy wine tastings and specialty food pairings prepared by featured local restaurants.  Be part of the experience - wine, food, and fun!  Stock up on your favorite wines for yourself, family, or friends.

November 25-27, 2016  Holiday Wine Trail - Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Villa Milagro Vineyards.  Experience a little bit of Christmas in Mexico.  Luminarias will light your way to our Cantina.  Inside warm yourself near our wood burning stove as you enjoy traditional Mexican Christmas music.  Snack on taquitos, bolas de arroz and albóndiga as you sip Gracias and our other fine wines.  Then finish with a bunuelo and a taste of our special Christmas wine, Feliz Navidad.

December 2, 2016  Old Fashioned Holiday - Boonton, New Jersey
Businesses will be open late for an evening of sales, socializing, dining, art, and shopping!

December 2-4, 2016  14th Annual Christkindlmarkt
Tuckerton, New Jersey
Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum.  A True Christmas Village Atmosphere! Holiday market and fair under huge heated tents. Santa (of course!), craft & gift vendors, fabulous food court, horse drawn cart rides, kiddie rides, trackless train, make & take crafts, hot Gluhwein, rolling chair sleigh rides on the boardwalk, entertainment and lots of holiday fun. Wine tasting and sales by Valenzano winery. The Festival of Trees will be open for viewing. $3 admission, free for members. $5 onsite VIP parking / free offsite parking with free shuttle bus.

December 3, 2016  Weihnachtsmarkt - Sparta, New Jersey
Annual Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market.  This will be the 15th year of the Market and we continue to see expansion of vendors, entertainment and authentic German food again this year.  The Lake Mohawk Country Club has embraced the market and utilized further real estate down the boardwalk area in addition to the Ballroom and the Papoose room for vendors to sell their quality wares. The entertainment venues will once more be both indoors and outdoors as visitors will be serenaded by various local groups lakeside.

December 4, 2016  Edible Jersey Holiday Market
Gladstone, New Jersey
Gift local this holiday season! Edible Jersey in partnership with the Foodshed Alliance is excited to announce its first-ever Holiday Market.  This fun and festive event – ideally timed for the holiday food and gift shopping season - will feature over 50 vendors, selling and sampling sweet and savory goodies, wine, cheese, coffee, beauty products, gift baskets, home goods, gift certificates, and more.  Come check out locally produced, sourced and inspired holiday gifts and treats.  The one-day Market will be held in The Willow School’s new LEED Platinum Certified Health and Wellness Center in Gladstone NJ, off Route 206, just a 10-minute drive from the intersection of I-78 and I-287.  A suggested donation of $5 (under 17 free) will be collected at the door.  Proceeds will benefit the Foodshed Alliance, an organization dedicated to building a local resilient food economy in New Jersey. Visit for an up-to-date list of vendors.

December 10, 2016 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.


2014 New Jersey: November & December 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

November 22, 2014  St. Vincent de Paul Food & Wine Tasting Fall Festival - Stirling, New Jersey
St. Vincent de Paul School Presents:  Food & Wine Tasting Fall Festival 7pm to 11pm  $40 per adult (21 or older)  Live music.  Sponsored by Wine World in Stirling, NJ.  Must be 21 years of age to enter and ID required.  Basket Raffles, 50/50, wine pull and live music - Fun Event!

December 4, 2014  Red Bank Holiday Flavor - Red Bank, New Jersey
Red Bank’s fabulous flavours - the culinary event of the season at the Molly Pitcher Inn.   Featuring fare from more than 15 Red Bank restaurants. Savor the season with a sampling of delectable food and libations.  Tickets will be $45 at the door. Featuring live entertainment by pianist George Markey, tree lighting, Santa, prize giveaways and more!  The evening’s proceeds will benefit the Parker Family Health Center.

December 4, 2014  Winter Festival of Lights - Newark, New Jersey
Newark Museum.  A celebration of cultural and artistic treasures at our annual holiday kick-off, "Winter Festival of Lights." There's something for everyone including performances, planetarium shows, family workshops, holiday storytelling and candlelight tours. Free hot cocoa and cider will be served. Also, enjoy 20 % savings on all Museum Shop purchases.

December 5-7, 2014  NJ Holiday Gift Show & Sale - Edison, New Jersey
This annual gift show takes place during the first full weekend in December. It is the perfect place for you to complete your gift shopping that goes beyond the everyday ordinary. Our vendors will offer you a wide array of gifts and collectibles to include antiques, art, coins, cosmetics, crafts, gems, handmade items, memorabilia, fossils, gems, historical items, jewelry, militaria, minerals, science items, specialty food items, sports, trains, watches, and the list goes on and on.?


2012 New Jersey : November & December 2012

events still waiting for new dates

December 8, 2012  Murder Mystery Dinner - Hamilton, New Jersey
Cedar Gardens Banquets is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner at its Hamilton, NJ location. ** Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door - a table for 8 is $240. Come join us for this fun event. Profits from event will be donated to the American Cancer Fund's fight against cancer. Food, Fun and MURDER. What could be more fun!


2011 New Jersey : November & December 2011
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates

November 9-10, 2011  Vanilla 2011 - Monroe, New Jersey
We will attempt at this meeting to address the most burning issues in the vanilla industry today, and provide discussions and perhaps solutions to them.


2007 New Jersey : November & December 2007

waiting for new dates

November 10, 2007  3rd Annual Women in Wine Event - Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.




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