2013 New Jersey : October 2013
LOCAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
(see also: 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007)
October 1-2, 2013 Tri-State Food Expo
Meadowlands, Secaucus, New Jersey
The Tri-State Food Show is a fresh approach to a Retail & Foodservice Trade Show. Attend the show alongside other qualified foodservice and retail colleagues, and make face to face connections with vendors whose products and services can help you stay competitive in today's market. 250+exhibitors featuring products for the retail and foodservice industry.
October 5-6, 2013 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 5-6, 2013 25th Annual Chowder Cook-Off Classic - Beach Haven, New Jersey
Part of Chowderfest Weekend. Enjoy unlimited chowder tasting! Live music, children's entertainment, and a food court are all part of the event.
(also: www.visitlbiregion.com/visitors/chowderfest/ )
October 5-6, 2013 NJBG Harvest Festival - Ringwood, New Jersey
Annual festival will feature hot-air balloon rides, live music, hay rides, petting zoo, dance exhibitions, pie contest, craft show, and great harvest food and drink. $20 per carload includes all activities and raffle tickets.
October 5-6, 2013 NJ Garden State Wine Growers Association Wine Festival
Morristown, New Jersey
With football season getting underway, the fall wine harvest season is now upon us. 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 6, 2013 Applefest 2013 - Warwick, New York
Experience the extraordinary variety of Warwick's apples, culture, and entertainment--over 200 craft vendors, six stages of music & entertainment, farmers' market, apple pie baking contest. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations.
October 8, 2013 Lemon: NYC - New York, New York
A unique dining event, with a team of more than 30 culinary greats from New York and around the country, raising funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer.
October 11-13, 2013 South Jersey Pumpkin Show 2013 - 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 11-13, 2013 Deerfield Township Harvest Festival - Rosenhayn, New Jersey
The 35th annual festival pays tribute to local farmers. Local, regional and national entertainers. It also includes a parade, arts & crafts show, mascot mania, amusement rides and games, a Sing Fest competition, a multi-cultural food court and fireworks. (Also: www.deerfieldtownship.org/harvestfestival/index.htm )
October 12, 2013 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 12-13, 2013 Cape May Wine Festival - Cape May, New Jersey
Cape May - Lewes Ferry Terminal. Garden State Wine Growers Association.
October 13, 2013 Autumn Toast to the Environment - Jackson, New Jersey
Come on out and sample great wine, snack on spectacular food, meet some great people and support Clean Water! We are holding our 4th annual wine & chocolate tasting and charity auction
October 13, 2013 Dunellen HarvestFest - Dunellen, New Jersey
The Dunellen Downtown Management Organization is excited to be sponsoring the first annual Dunellen HarvestFest in Washington Memorial Park (North Washington Avenue from 10am-4pm. This event will feature artists and crafters from around the Garden State, local nonprofits, activities for kids, foods, music, dancing, and more! Apple pie contest and scarecrow contest open to all NJ residents. No entry fee. Participating in Dunellen's HarvestFest is rather affordable: starting at $20 for a 10'x10' non-food vendor space. DUNELLEN NONPROFITS RECEIVE A FREE SPACE (based on availability). Please note that this event is RAIN OR SHINE. For more info, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 15-16, 2013 Ocean Spray's Big Apple Bog - New York, New York
Ocean Spray will be hitting the Big Apple again this year for the 9th time at New York’s Rockefeller Center, and this year, the event is focused on sharing the tasty little secrets of the exceptional cranberry. New to this year’s Big Apple Bog are “Taste and Tell” video booths. Housed within the farm stand at the bog, these stations will allow people to taste a variety of Ocean Spray juice drinks or Craisins Dried Cranberries and record video testimonials describing their tasting experiences. And just for sharing these videos on Twitter, fans can enter to win an Ocean Spray gift pack, valued at $100!
October 18-20, 2013 St. Leon's Armenian Food & Arts Festival
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
From dining and dancing to art exhibits and cooking classes, the Armenian Food & Arts Festival offers cultural fun for the entire family to enjoy. Delicious and traditional Armenian cuisine available for the duration of the festival, and a special tasting from several Armenian restaurants. Exciting music and dance performances and an exclusive art exhibit showcasing award-winning Armenian artists. Instructional cooking classes and hands-on demonstrations led by Armenian culinary experts in a professional on-site kitchen.
October 19, 2013 Chestnut Festival at Goose Watch Winery - Romulus, New York
Each fall we harvest the chestnuts grown right at Goose Watch Winery and host one of the biggest celebrations of the year! Come enjoy Live Music while you sample a variety of foods made from our own chestnuts. We will also have mulled wine and wine slushies for you to purchase and enjoy while playing lawn games and overlooking the beautiful fall foliage of Cayuga Lake!
October 19-20, 2013 Chatsworth Cranberry Festival - Chatsworth, New Jersey
The 30th annual event will be a celebration of New Jersey's cranberry harvest, the third largest in the United States and offer a tribute to the Pine Barrens and local culture.
October 19-20, 2013 NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Rhinebeck, New York
Always the third full weekend in October, the festival includes livestock shows & sales, photo contest, workshops, cooking demonstrations, children's activities, sheep dog trials, Make It With Wool Contest and more.
October 21, 2013 Signature Chefs Gourmet Gala - Teaneck, New Jersey
This newly created, premier event combines 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, ballroom dancing demonstrations and enjoying top of the line as well as the newest wines, spirits and liqueurs. Business or Cocktail attire is recommended. 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. You will also experience the opportunity to bid on incredible, creative and unique silent auction and culinary packages. Auction packages highlight fabulous cuisine, fine wine, travel, entertainment, dinners, hotel stays and vacation getaways to raise funds to help America’s babies.
October 21, 2013 20th Annual The Feast - New York, New York
Join us for our premier fundraising event, The Feast, an evening of gastrononical extravagance benefiting the programs and services of the Center for Hearing & Communication.
October 23-27, 2013 NYC Food Film Festival - New York, New York
The NYC Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival that presents awards in six categories. Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival showcases the best, and the most memorable, of the world's favorite foods. Along with a heaping helping of mouth-watering films, guests are served food they are watching on the screen for a multi-sensory, full-bodied experience. The NYC Food Film Festival is proud to announce its partnership with the Food Bank For New York City.
October 25, 2013 Self Help Africa's 4th Annual Change Maker's Ball
Chelsea Piers, Pier Sixty NYC, New York
Held to benefit Self Help Africa's projects in nine countries across African, the black-tie event, which includes a gourmet meal, open bar, a seven-piece band along with live and silent auctions, has raised $1.2 million to date. Stars from the entertainment world, many of whom appeared to support Self Help Africa's fundraising efforts in Manhattan earlier this year, are expected at the event.
October 25-Nov 3, 2013 The Opportunity Card - New York, New York
This fall, youth-serving nonprofit Futures and Options is thrilled to bring you The Opportunity Card, an exciting new sales event and fundraiser offering caring New Yorkers ten fabulous days of food, shopping and fun, all while raising awareness and funds for NYC teens - you won't want to miss out!
(also: www.futuresandoptions.org/fao/how_you_help/events/the_opportunity_card_1/ )
October 28, 2013 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction - Farmingdale, New Jersey
The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction provides a unique opportunity to sample gourmet cuisine and taste artesian and craft beverages from the best chefs in the Central Jersey community and have fun bidding on wonderful live and silent auction packages.
October 29-30, 2013 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 11, 2013 YCS Festival of Flavors - Park Ridge, New Jersey
Savor the Taste of Giving--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.