24 Amazing New Jersey Food Festivals Happening in June 2017


NEW JERSEY – Food, beer, music. What else do you need this summer to have a great afternoon out with friends and family? The following list is sure to have an event worth dropping by this month.

June 2-4: Crawfish Fest
Hankering for a trip to New Orleans? Michael Arnone’s 28th Crawfish Fest has crawfish etouffee, fried pork cracklins, beignets, red beans and rice and a full slate of live music along with cajun dance lessons at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta; crawfishfest.com

June 3: Hop Sauce Festival
Combine hot sauce with craft beer and music and you have this Shore creation. The Hop Sauce Festival, which drew about 6,000 people to Long Beach Island last year, returns on June 3 at the Taylor Avenue Waterfront in Beach Haven, with food, beer, hot sauce and live music. Lee Fields & the Expressions will headline the Toms River Volkswagen Music Stage; visit hopsaucefest.com

June 3: Hungarian Festival
It’s time for the 42nd annual Hungarian Festival in New Brunswick and all of the folk dancing, music, chicken paprikash and pacalpörkölt (stewed beef tripe) that comes with it; hungarianfestival.org

June 3: Jersey Fest Food Truck Mash-up
See which food trucks are tops — Jersey or Philly — at the Jersey Fest Food Truck Mash Up at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, with a beer garden, vendors, and plenty of local and Philly food trucks; northjerseyevents.com

June 3-4: VonThun Farms’ Strawberry Festival
It’s strawberry season! Go strawberry-picking or take a hayride at the Strawberry Festival at VonThun Farms in Monmouth Junction on June 3 and 4; vonthunfarms.com/special-events-2

June 3: West Cape May Strawberry Festival
The West Cape May Strawberry Festival on June 3 at Wilbraham Park (Broadway and West Perry), sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association, celebrates the berry in all its forms: strawberry decor, strawberry shortcake and freshly picked strawberries. Rain date June 4; westcapemaytoday.com/festivals

June 3-4: Appel Farm Music & Wine Festival
Appel Farm’s Music & Wine Festival is set for June 3 and 4, with regional wines, microbrews, vendors, food trucks and a bonfire with s’mores; appelfarm.org/music-wine-festival

June 3-4: Atlantic City Food Truck Festival
The Atlantic City Food Truck Festival is back for its second year at Brighton Park near the Claridge Hotel. Taste each truck’s offerings, then vote online for your favorite to help crown the fest’s first champion; acfoodtruckfest.com

June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25: Strawberry Harvest Festival
Alstede Farms in Chester hosts its annual Strawberry Harvest Festival on weekends in June: June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25, with strawberry treats, strawberry-picking and hayrides; alstedefarms.com

June 9-11: Big Greek Festival
St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Randolph hosts its Big Greek Festival from June 9 to 11, with folk dancing, music, gyros, souvlaki and Greek pastries; biggreekfestival.com

June 10: Wildwood Beer Fest
The Wildwood Beer Fest at E. Burk and E. Montgomery avenues in Wildwood on June 10 will have two sessions of unlimited beer tasting with more than 100 beers, food, craft vendors and exhibits; wildwoodbeerfest.com

June 10-11: Jersey Shore Wine Festival
The Jersey Shore Wine Festival returns to FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, rain or shine, from June 10 to 11, with 11 featured wineries, live entertainment, food vendors, a children’s play areas, vendors and crafters. Admission $20 in advance, $30 at gate; jerseyshorewinefestival.com

June 11: Feria de Sevilla Festival
Feria de Sevilla comes to Parker Press Park in Woodbridge, with Flamenco music, dance from Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, food and a sangria tasting; twp.woodbridge.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/3725 (PDF)

June 17: Parsippany Food Truck & Music Fest
The Parsippany Food Truck & Music Fest hits the Mack-Cali campus on Sylvan Way on June 17 with beer, food from more than 25 gourmet food trucks, face painting and rock wall climbing (no pets allowed); facebook.com/justjerseyfest

June 17: Tri-State VegFest
Lost in a sea of summer barbecue? New Jersey’s first Tri-State VegFest lands at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center from noon to 6 p.m. on June 17, featuring vegan, plant-based foods and cruelty-free wares. There will be cooking demonstrations, wine sampling, and everything is guaranteed 100 percent vegan. Admission $15; vegfestexpos.com

June 23-25: Jersey Shore Greek Festival
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church hosts the Jersey Shore Greek Festival from June 23 to 25 with rotisserie lamb, moussaka, grilled octopus, gyro, folk dancing, games and rides; jerseyshoregreekfestival.com

June 23-25: North Wildwood Italian-American Festival
Get in on a meatball relay, see a Miss Italy contest or try your hand at some grape-stomping at the Knights of Columbus’ North Wildwood Italian-American Festival at First and Olde New Jersey avenues in North Wildwood from June 23 to 25; northwildwood.com or kofc2572.org

June 24: Cape May Hops Festival
The Cape May Hops Festival will have barbecue, beer from local breweries, collectibles and music at the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts on June 24; capemaymac.org/cape-may-hops-festival

June 24: Jazzy Scallop & Seafood Festival
Want to munch scallops while listening to jazz? Viking Village in Barnegat Light hosts its ninth Jazzy Scallop & Seafood Festival on June 24; vikingvillage.homestead.com/Jazzy-Scallop-Festival.html

June 24-25: Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival
Tuckerton Seaport hosts the Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival on June 24 and 25, with shrimp, crabs, clams and scallops and local beers; tuckertonseaport.org/event/baymens-seafood-music-festival

June 24-25: Bradley Beach LobsterFest
LobsterFest returns to Bradley Beach on June 24 and 25, with lobster, seafood, vendors, beer and wine gardens and live music; bblobsterfest.com

June 24-25: Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival
The eighth Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival is at Sussex County Fairgrounds on June 24 and 25, with an array of barbecue ribs and other fare from the grill, along with a full slate of musical performances from groups including the Charlie Daniels Band; rockribsandridges.com/artistsandschedule2017

June 24-25: Whitesbog Blueberry Festival
The 34th Whitesbog Blueberry Festival, celebrating the blue jewel of the Pinelands in the birthplace of its cultivation, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 and 25, rain or shine; whitesbog.org

June 24-25: Wine & Chocolate Festival
The Wine & Chocolate Festival at Monmouth Park in Oceanport pairs two perennial favorites — just don’t let the summer heat melt your candy before it gets to your mouth; monmouthpark.com

Source: NJ.com

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