2018 New Jersey : October 2018
LOCAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
(see also: 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009)
September 15-November 4, 2018
Great Pumpkin Festival
Vernon, New Jersey
October 4-7, 2018 Deerfield Township Harvest Festival
Rosenhayn, New Jersey
The 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 6, 2018 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 6, 2018 17th Annual Oktoberfest - Highlands, New Jersey
Veterans Park. The park is festive with fall decorations, the food is great and the varieties of German beers are even better. Authentic German food is a highlight of this famous festival. Executive Chef Butch Greenwaldt is preparing the menu with plenty of traditional German favorites hot off the grill such as bratwurst, knockwurst, kraut, potato pancakes, goulash, sauerbraten and Bavarian noodles along with other tasty fare those less adventurous. Quench your thirst with a large variety of Oktoberfest Beers, both light and dark. The beer garden will also serve Riesling wine and Sangria.
October 6, 2018 Bloomfield Harvest Fest - Bloomfield, New Jersey
Two food courts serving festival and ethnic food favorites, over 150 vendors offering crafts, Kid Zone and non-stop entertainment.
October 6-7, 2018 Cape May Wine & Music Fest
Cape May, New Jersey
The Cape May Wine & Music Fest at Hawk Haven Winery will feature live music from world class performers, wine tastings from some of New Jersey’s finest wineries, a craft beer garden that will blow your hops off, and a variety of tasty street food vendors.
October 7, 2018 5th Annual 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. Please note that this event is RAIN OR SHINE. For more info, please email: [email protected] orough.com
October 12-14, 2018 - South Jersey Pumpkin Show
Woodstown, New Jersey
Salem County Fairgrounds. 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. Free admission.
October 13-14, 2018 7th Annual Harvest Festival
Williamstown, New Jersey
It’s that time of year again! As the seasons change, our grape varieties are readying themselves for harvest, one by one. Careful planning & long hours ensure they reach their full potential. It’s the foundation of our next vintage, & we want to celebrate with you from 12-5pm.
October 15-19, 2018 National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
2017 New Jersey : October 2017
LOCAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates
October 7-8, 2017 - 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 8, 2017 - Belmar's Oktoberfest - Belmar, New Jersey
Bring the whole family to enjoy plenty of authentic German food, live music, dancing, and fun activities for the kids. Live Music, Oompah Bands, crafters, vendors and fun activities for the younger set. Feeling mighty? Come to the Beer Garden at noon to sign up for the official Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Contest, hosted by the WRAT.
October 8, 2017 - Autumn Toast to the Environment
Jackson, New Jersey
This exciting event features wine, beer and chocolate tastings, savory hors d'oeuvres, charity auction, live music by the Sandy Sasso Jazz Quartet, and much more!
October 13-15, 2017 St Leon 81st Annual 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 14, 2017 Oktoberfest - Warren, New Jersey
October 14-15, 2017 - Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Secaucus, New Jersey
The Expo is the biggest gluten free & allergen friendly event in the US.
October 14-15, 2017
6th Annual Stafford Township Fall Wine Festival
Manahawkin, New Jersey
Manahawkin Lake Park, Manahawkin, NJ. Sample dozens of wines from some of New Jersey’s leading wineries while enjoying the beautiful lake-front setting. Unique crafters, vendors and food will also on hand. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to sit and enjoy live music.
October 21-22, 2017 - Autumn Fest & Childrens' Halloween Fest
Pitman, New Jersey
October 21-22, 2017 34th Annual Chatsworth Cranberry Festival
Chatsworth, New Jersey
The 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 21-22, 2017 Harvest Food Truck and Wine Festival
Milford, New Jersey
Join us for our last festival of the year and celebrate the end of another great harvest. This event will feature cuisine from the region’s most award-winning food trucks, Alba’s estate wines, and live music. Food prices vary by truck. So put on a comfy sweater and gather your wine, food, and music loving friends for a great time! Admission includes entrance to the event, parking, and music. $10 for adults 21 and over, $5 for ages 13 to 20, and children 12 and under are free. No Reservations – pay at the entrance gate. Wine tastings are available for an additional $10 per person, 21 and older, which includes eight samplings of our nationally award-winning wines in an etched Alba Vineyard wine glass.
October 28, 2017 - Haunted Hops & Goulish Grub
West Deptford, New Jersey
Beers on tap from 8 NJ Craft Breweries; 18+ Food Trucks; Live Music; Artisan Crafters; Kids Activities.