2014 New Jersey : October 2014
Local Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007)
September 20-Oct 31, 2014 PumpkinLand Festival
Vernon, New Jersey
October 3-5, 2014 DO AC Smokin' Hot Atlantic City BBQ 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 $20,000, the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned DO AC Smokin' Hot Atlantic City BBQ Championship Grand Champion's purse of $3,500 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.
October 4-5, 2014 Grand Harvest Wine Festival
Morristown, New Jersey
To help celebrate this bountiful time of year, the Garden State Wine Growers Association will once again host its Grand Harvest Wine Festival at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.
October 4-5, 2014 Chowderfest - Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Part of Chowderfest Weekend. Enjoy unlimited chowder tasting! Live music, children's entertainment, and food court are all part of the event.
October 10, 2014 5th Annual Canal’s SJ Oktoberfest
Turnersville, New Jersey
The Fifth Annual Canal's of Glassboro South Jersey OKTOBERFEST will take place from 7:00 p.m. till 10 p.m. at the 1000-person-capacity majestic Masso's Orchard Garden in Glassboro, NJ. Sample foods, beers and wines! This year’s presenting sponsors are Canal’s of Glassboro, and the South Jersey Times newspaper and NJ.com. Each year, this event benefits the American Red Cross South Jersey Chapter---serving Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland counties!
October 10-12, 2014 South Jersey Pumpkin Show
Woodstown, New Jersey
Big Pumpkin Weigh Off, Pumpkin Dessert Baking Contest, N.J. Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, LIttle Miss Pumpkin Show, Live Bands, 100 craftsmen, Fall Home & Garden Expo, Festival Falll Food, Scarecrows, pumpkin pie, fudge, exhibits and so much more. It's our 9th year and its Free admission.
October 11, 2014 West Cape May Lima Bean Festival
West Cape May, New Jersey
Limas, limas, limas, soup, tacos, salad, jewelry, tshirts and more!!!! Great food, quality vendors, antiques, entertainment and fun. Come out and celebrate West Cape May's farming heritage. You will never think of legumes the same way again.
October 11-12, 2014 Cape May Wine Festival - Cape May, New Jersey
Cape May - Lewes Ferry Terminal. Garden State Wine Growers Association.
October 12-18, 2014 National Bulk Foods Week - Nationwide
The Bulk is Green Council (BIG)
October 13-17, 2014 National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association. 'Get in the Game with School Lunch.'
October 18, 2014 Rhythm & Chowder Festival
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce.
October 18-19, 2014 Southwind Vineyard Wine & Art Weekend
Millville, New Jersey
The Wine & Art Weekend will host juried Art and Crafts Show showcasing handcrafted goods made by local and state artisans. Weekend events will include wine sampling, 3K and 5K Walk and Run between the Vines, live entertainment, grape stomping, and a myriad of food offerings, home products, cheese, chocolate sweets and wine glass painting.
October 18-19, 2014 Autumn Wine Festival at RiverWinds
West Deptford, New Jersey
The RiverWinds Community Center in West Deptford will be hosting a wine festival produced by GPS Inc. Tickets are $20 at the gate or $15 in advance Spectators and those under 21 are FREE Come out and enjoy a crisp fall day full of wine, food, and fun at RiverWinds.
October 20, 2014 Signature Chefs Gourmet Gala
Paramus, New Jersey
The March of Dimes' Signature Chefs Gala, now in its second year, has combined North Jersey's 30 year Harvest Ball Black Tie Gala with the North Jersey Signature Chefs Gourmet Gala for a very elegant, upscale evening of fine dining, dancing, dancing demonstrations, a floor show and enjoying top of the line as well as the newest wines, spirits and liqueurs. Bud Maltin and his orchestra will be on hand. This gourmet extravaganza will feature the skills and creativity of approximately 25 -30 of the finest chefs and hottest restaurants in North Jersey. There will also be the opportunity to bid on incredible, creative and unique silent auction and culinary packages that highlight fabulous cuisine, fine wine, travel, entertainment, dinners, hotel stays and vacation getaways. The event will be at The Terrace at Biagio's in Paramus, NJ beginning at 6:00 pm.
October 25-26, 2014 Toast Your Way Into Fall Wine Festival
Beachwood, New Jersey
At Jakes Branch Park in Beachwood, From Noon - 5 pm (Gates will open at 11:30) Tickets are $15 at the gate or $12 in advance Admission includes souvenir wine glass and sampling of over 150 wines from the 10 local New Jersey wineries attending. Spectators and those under 21 are FREE. Come out and enjoy a day full of wine, food, and fun at Jakes Branch Park.
October 27-28, 2014 Tri-State Food Expo - Meadowlands, Secaucus, NJ
Attend the region’s premiere trade show for retailers, restaurant, institutional and commercial foodservice buyers, chefs and industry pros! The 2014 show features hundreds of vendors, suppliers and service providers, a keynote discussion with Martha Stewart, a culinary demo by Chef Mauro Castano of TLC’s Cake Boss, NJRA’s annual meeting, a culinary competition and more! You’ll find everything you need to expand your menu, stock your shelves, stay competitive and run your business.