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2017 New Jersey : November & December 2017

(see also: 2016  -   2014  -  2011)


November 4, 2017  Holiday in Hopewell Crafts & Gift Show
Bridgeton, New Jersey
One of the largest single day arts and crafts show in South Jersey. This one day, indoor event will showcase hundreds on handmade items just in time for your Holiday shopping needs. Visitors will find everything from wreaths, candles, snowmen, reindeer art, pottery, decorated holiday trees, jewelry, gift boxes, quilts, wood working angels and so much more. The West Park United Methodist Church, 625 Shiloh Pike, Hopewell, New Jersey will host this holiday shopping event.  In addittion to the handmade crafts, there will be Home Party Plans, direct sales vendors, home products and services, great food, bake goods and give a ways all day. Over 80 vendor booth spaces and free shopping bags available at the main entrance.  Call 856-765-0118 with questions.

November 4, 2017  CHS Project Graduation Food Truck & Music Festival
Cranford, New Jersey
11 am to 5 pm at Nomahegan Park, Springfield Avenue in Cranford.  Come to the CHS Project Graduation Food Truck and Music Festival and indulge in all your favorite food fantasies, with dishes like gooey cheesesteaks, savory Australian meat pies, creamy pierogis, crispy empanadas, and sinfully delicious cupcakes.  Browse unique crafters and dance to the live music. Bring beach chairs and blankets and your favorite four-legged friend for this pet-friendly outdoor event.  The CHS Project Graduation Food Truck and Music Festival was created as an exciting and delicious fundraiser to help underwrite the cost of the 2018 senior class Project Graduation night.


November 4-5, 2017
8th Annual Grape Adventure Wine & Food Festival
Jackson, New Jersey
The 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 12, 2017  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 13, 2017  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 13-20, 2017  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 14-15, 2017  KosherFest
Meadowlands, Secaucus, New Jersey
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 23, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are
so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

November 24-26, 2017  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 24-26, 2017  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.

November 25, 2017  10th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Asbury Park, New Jersey
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Asbury Park Boardwalk lights up The Grand Arcade within legendary Asbury Park Convention Hall. Doors open at 6 pm. The show begins at 7 pm. Please note, space is limited and subject to capacity. Please arrive early to ensure admission.

December 1, 2017  Old Fashioned Holiday - Boonton, New Jersey
Businesses will be open late for an evening of sales, socializing, dining, art, and shopping!

December 1-3, 2017  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.

December 2-3, 2017  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 3, 2017  Edible Jersey Holiday Market
Gladstone, New Jersey
The local businesses within Edible Jersey's 2017 holiday issue help to create and support sustainable communities. This year, these businesses come together for Edible Jersey's annual holiday market to sell their locally made goods. The market will take place from 11am-4pm at The Willow School in Gladstone, and will feature dozens of vendors and locally crafted products, from wines to art work to gourmet foods and much more.

December 10, 2017 - 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.

December 31, 2017  First Night Morris - Morris, New Jersey
The LARGEST First Night in New Jersey, attracting nearly 10,000 participants each year. An alcohol-free celebration of arts and culture, First Night® Morris County attracts families, seniors, singles and anyone looking for an exciting way to ring in the New Year!  First Night Morris County features more than 200 artists in over 80 performances at 24 venues throughout Morristown ranging from dance and comedy to music and children’s performers. The event has showcased rock and roll, classical, blues, jazz, opera, choral music, and so much more.

December 31, 2017  First Night Ocean City - Ocean City, New Jersey
The admission price for all First Night events is only $15. Our goal is to keep First Night "family affordable" to benefit individuals and families alike.  First Night offers over 60 entertainment programs ranging from popular children''s shows featuring magicians, jugglers, and puppeteers to Broadway Shows, the Fabulous Grease Band and much more.  You will find entertainment that satisfies every taste and age group. To realize maximum enjoyment from First Night, plan your itinerary in advance and have a great time.


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

events still waiting for new dates

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.


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

events still waiting for new dates

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.?


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.




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