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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 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.


2013 New Jersey : October 2013
events still waiting for new dates

October 1-2, 2013  Tri-State Food Expo - Meadowlands, Secaucus, NJ
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  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.
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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 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.
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October 13, 2013  Autumn Toast to the Environment - Jackson, NJ
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:

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 19-20, 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 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 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.


2012 New Jersey : October 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

October 14-19, 2012  South Jersey Fall Harvest Week
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Savor the Bounty of Local Farmers and Fishermen.


2011 New Jersey : October 2011
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 9, 2011  Dinners On The Farm - Milford, New Jersey
The event will benefit farmers suffering from the damage wrought by Hurricane Irene.

October 23, 2011  ReRun Fall For Horses Food Festival - Allentown, NJ
(domain name expired)
ReRun's Ninth All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, Clinic and FOOD Festival.

October 27, 2011  Taste for Empowerment - Mountainside, New Jersey
A Wine and Food Tasting Fundraiser to benefit the families who rely on services provided by the Spina Bifida Resource Network of New Jersey and Metro New York.

October 28, 2011  October Moon Food Tasting Fiesta - Jersey City, NJ
Sponsored by the Puerto Rican Family Institute for New Jersey Families and Children Programs. Fantastic Foods from a Variety of Cultural  Palettes.


2010 New Jersey : October 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 28, 2010  Celebrity Chef Tour - Atlantic City, New Jersey
The Celebrity Chef Tour benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The reception and dinner promise to delight the palates of the most discriminating epicureans.


2009 New Jersey : October 2009

events still waiting for new dates

October 25, 2009  Food for Your Health - Madison, New Jersey
Learn about food and its affects on your health with Lorraine Maita, MD who has over 18 years of experience in Preventive Health and Wellness, Internal, Occupational and Travel Medicine and Executive Health.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration strongly recommended.


2008 New Jersey : October 2008
waiting for new dates

October 20, 2008
4th Annual Eclectic Evening: A Food, Wine & Martini Tasting
West Long Branch, New Jersey
All funds raised will support the nonprofit New Jersey Repertory Company's general operating budget. Tickets are $95 per person, and a reserved table of 10 is $900. You can save $10 off your ticket if you make your reservation before October 1st.  For ticket information, please call Teresa Staub, NJ Rep’s Development Director, at 732-229-3166

October 27, 2008  Food for the Arts - Dine Around - Mountainside, NJ
(no website)
You won't go hungry, and your taste buds won't be disappointed as many of the areas highly rated and ethnically diverse restaurants join together to showcase their signature dishes and support the Mountainside Education Foundation.  All proceeds will benefit the MEF, a not-for-profit organization that raises funds to enrich the curriculum and areas of need for children in the Mountainside School District.   Tickets are $75 per person, which covers all costs for food and drinks.  For more information or to purchase tickets please call 908-232-8828 x 415, or write the Mountainside Education Foundation, PO Box 1203, Mountainside, NJ  07092.


2007 New Jersey : October 2007
waiting for new dates

October 22, 2007  Battle of the Chefs - Wayne, New Jersey
(no website)
A fundraising event, featuring food, wines and the selection of the winning Chef, will benefit Katie's House.  Katie's House provides assisted living for women with disabilities so they may lead meaningful and productive lives as independently as possible  There will be a classical guitarist and a vodka sampling table as well as a silent auction.  Ticket price is $100 per person.  Call 973-383-3221 for reservations or information.



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