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New Jersey Events 2013

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June Festivals and Events in New Jersey

May 30-June 2, 2013  NJ Greek Fest – Westfield, New Jersey
May 31-June 2, 2013  Michael Arnone’s 24th Annual Crawfish Fest – Augusta, NJ

June 1, 2013  West Cape May Strawberry Festival – West Cape May, New Jersey
Every year on the first Saturday of June. Jersey fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake, seafood, kettle corn, fresh produce, fresh barbecued meats, etc. Many vendors featuring antiques, arts & crafts, handmade jewelry, and art. Live entertainment.

June 1-2, 2013  Montclair Food & Wine Festival 2013 – Montclair, New Jersey
The exciting two-day Montclair Food & Wine Festival is confirmed for June 1st and 2nd, 2013 at the historic Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair. This landmark charitable festival will mark the inauguration of what is expected to become an annual event.  The MFWF is establishing a scholarship for a local student who exhibits merit and financial need to further their culinary education. The scholarship will be awarded at this year’s annual Montclair High School award ceremony.  The MFWF will also be donating a portion of proceeds from the event to the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital  Center for Feeding and Swallowing, and to the Partners for Health Foundation to develop an initiative where chefs will visit local food pantries and soup kitchens to demonstrate healthy and economical cooking to volunteers and attendees.

June 7-9, 2013  New Jersey Seafood Festival – Belmar, New Jersey
Chefs from 45 of the area’s finest restaurants and food vendors will serve all manner of seafood from traditional steamed lobster, crab cakes, shrimp and calamari to the more exotic alligator sausage, sushi, conch fritters and fish tacos. International wine tent and garden; talk with wine experts about food and wine pairings, vintages and more. Live Music. Dozens of crafters and commercial vendors, community organizations and a children’s tent with a variety of activities for young visitors provide lots of enjoyment for the whole family.

June 8-9, 2013  4th Annual Rock, Ribs & Ridges – Vernon, New Jersey
It”s another two-day celebration of great music, finger-lickin” barbeque and good times at Hidden Valley Club.

June 8-9, 2013  Jersey Shore Wine Festival – Lakewood, New Jersey
The Jersey Shore Wine Festival will include sampling of a variety of award-winning wines from throughout New Jersey.

June 14-15, 2013  5th Annual New Jersey Beer & Food Festival – Hamburg, New Jersey
Crystal Springs Resort. Sample your favorite brews, discover a variety of new flavorful beers, enjoy great food ranging from an all-out BBQ feast to a 4-course gourmet meal, party to all your favorite music, take part in a seminar/beer tasting competition, participate in the Brews & Birdies Golf Tournament and so much more!

June 15, 2013  5th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting – Summit, New Jersey
The 5th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting…And Beer & Bourbon Tasting.  While listening to music, sample fine wines, bourbon and beer from local brewers and enjoy a delectable assortment of hors d’oeuvres created by the local Cranford cooking club Les Marmitons. Located at the beautiful Liberty Hall Museum Carriage House & Gardens come share a summer evening with us.

June 22-23, 2013  Baymen”s Seafood & Music Festival – Tuckerton, New Jersey
New for 2013… micro-brew court! Enjoy delicious Jersey fresh clams, crabs, scallops and shrimp from the finest local seafood purveyors. Crafters, vendors, music, food, refreshments, family activities, demonstrations, boat rides, boat builders and decoy carvers. Speak with commercial fishermen to learn about occupations on the bay or take a clam shucking class. So bring the family and plan to spend the day. Music from local favorites.

June 27-28, 2013  International Food Expo – Edison, New Jersey
The only trade show designed and organized specifically for manufacturers and exporters of Agri and processed food products from Asia and North America.

June 29, 2013  Annual Red Wine & Blues – Tuckerton, New Jersey
Team up with the Tuckerton Seaport for a perfect afternoon of wine tasting from New Jersey”s finest wineries plus live blues music.

June 29, 2013  30th Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival – Browns Mills, New Jersey
Held annually at Whitesbog Historical Village in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest. Art, handicrafts, walking and wagon tours, bluegrass music, and Outrageously Messy blueberry pie eating contest for kids.

June 30, 2013  27th Annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival – Hammonton, New Jersey
The combination of live music, kiddy rides, arts & crafts, a blueberry bake-off, a fantastic Classic Car Show run by Cruisin’ Classics, incredible food and blueberries in every shape and form has made this day a family favorite for people from all over the Delaware Valley. Free admission.
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July Festivals and Events in New Jersey

JULY 4, 2013 – There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 12-14, 2013  New Jersey State Barbecue Championship – Anglesea , New Jersey
Come witness barbecue teams from around the country show off their skills in a quest for the best. Don’t miss the live cooking demonstrations, special displays, and much more. The Anglesea Blues Festival is held in conjunction with the NJ State BBQ Championship.

July 20, 2013  11th Annual NJ State Ice Cream Festival – Toms River, New Jersey
Does your ice cream have what it takes to be named best in New Jersey? Introduce your ice cream to over 8,000 attendees at the Festival!  Games, rides, food and entertainment. Ice cream eating contests for both adults and children.
Attendance: 8,000.

July 25-28, 2013  Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival – Atlantic City, New Jersey
If you’re a gourmet enthusiast and love your kitchen; love to cook; love to eat gourmet foods; love to sample fine wines and spirits; or just love to shop for unique specialty gifts. This annual event is a must.

July 25-28, 2013  Gloucester County 4-H Fair and New Jersey Peach Festival
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Features the crowning of the New Jersey Peach Queen, the awarding of the New Jersey Governors Cup for the best box of peaches, a peach bake-off, educational displays, the sale of fresh juicy peaches & peach products, live music and carnival rides.

July 7, 2012  Front Porch Bluegrass Festival & Pig Roast – Chester, New Jersey
Food, fun and of course music are in the works and just about ready to roll again at the the annual Front Porch Bluegrass Festival. Every year, on the first Saturday after the fourth of July, we gather at the gazebo in Chester, NJ to celebrate our freedom and raise money to help those in need.

July 13-15, 2012  New Jersey State Barbecue Championship – Anglesea, New Jersey
Come witness barbecue teams from around the country show off their skills in a quest for the best. Don’t miss the live cooking demonstrations, special displays, and much more. The Anglesea Blues Festival is held in conjunction with the NJ State BBQ Championship.

July 21, 2012  10th Annual NJ State Ice Cream Festival – Toms River, New Jersey
Does your ice cream have what it takes to be named best in New Jersey? Introduce your ice cream to over 8,000 attendees at the Festival!  Games, rides, food and entertainment. Ice cream eating contests for both adults and children.
Attendance: 8,000

July 26-29, 2012  Gloucester County 4-H Fair and New Jersey Peach Festival
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Features the crowning of the New Jersey Peach Queen, the awarding of the New Jersey Governors Cup for the best box of peaches, a peach bake-off, educational displays, the sale of fresh juicy peaches & peach products, live music and carnival rides.

July 26-29, 2012  Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival – Atlantic City, New Jersey
If you’re a gourmet enthusiast and love your kitchen; love to cook; love to eat gourmet foods; love to sample fine wines and spirits; or just love to shop for unique specialty gifts‡this annual event is a must.

July 28-29, 2012  Family Fun Days – Belvidere, New Jersey
A day on the farm incorporates live music, tractor-drawn hayrides, wine tasting, vineyard and wine cellar tours, barefoot grape stomping, and more.
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August Festivals and Events in New Jersey

August 31, 2013  West Cape May Tomato Festival
West Cape May, New Jersey
The West Cape May Tomato Festival featuring Jersey fresh grown tomatoes, food, fine vendors, South Jersey Artists, handmade jewelry, and stained glass.

August 31-Sept 1, 2013  Jazz It Up Wine Festival – Allaire State Park, New Jersey
Garden State Wine Growers Association.

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September Festivals and Events in New Jersey

September 7-8, 2013  Jersey Fresh Wine Festival
Burlington County Fairgrounds, New Jersey
Live Music and Wine Tasting from Over 15 of New Jersey’s Finest Wineries Brings Wine Lovers to South Jersey

September 14-15, 2013  Atlantic City Seafood Festival – Atlantic City, New Jersey
A two day extravaganza of fun, food and entertainment celebrating the treasures of the Atlantic Ocean while highlighting our sea side city. The 2013 event is constructed to be the ultimate family day at the Jersey Shore! The wide variety of programming, great wines and beers of New Jersey, over a hundred local restaurants, amusements, cooking demonstrations, a chowder cook off and live entertainment adds to the outdoor fun for the whole family to enjoy!

September 21-22, 2013  Bergen County Wine Festival – Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Overpeck County Park.  Garden State Wine Growers Association.

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October Festivals and Events in New Jersey

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 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 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.

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November Festivals and Events in New Jersey

November 28, 2013  Thanksgiving Day – Nationwide
All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.  (4th Thursday in November).

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