Happy June! Another month filled with food trucks and festivals is ahead. Seafood makes appearances on a grand scale throughout the state and wine events are plentiful. Soak in the sun and enjoy the eats.
June 6th– The WineMaker’s Co-op Presents The Fine Wine Showcase; Princeton, NJ: 4 of New Jersey’s most esteemed wineries started the Winemakers co-op Organization to help promote the quality wine movement in NJ. This summer event will be a celebration of each of these wineries top wines. Guests will get to sample, kickback and listen to jazz music, and learn more about what the garden state has to offer in the wine world! http://thewinemakerscooperative.virb.com/events
June 6th-7th – Pour into Summer Wine Festival; Beach Haven, NJ: This year marks the 4th annual go around for this summer wine centered event. There will be 10 featured New Jersey wineries to taste. There will also be a corvette show on the Sunday of this weekend event only. To stay up to date with what’s coming follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PourIntoSummerWineFestival
June 12th – Hammonton Food Truck Festival; Hammonton, NJ: This takes happy hour to a whole new level. Spend your Friday evening enjoying the first food truck festival ever to take place in Atlantic County! https://www.facebook.com/events/659953380775954/
June 12th-14th– New Jersey Seafood Festival; Belmar, NJ: I went to this event last year and it made me “happy as a clam!” With more than 40 seafood vendors, a beer and wine garden, live entertainment and beach views this event is popular with the crowds! Get there early for tastings and to claim a spot on the boardwalk or lake to set up shop (lawn chairs and picnic blankets were a plenty!) http://www.visitbelmarnj.com/upcomingevents.php?event=1601
June 13th-14th – Jersey Shore Wine Festival; Lakewood, NJ: The Lakewood Blue Claws are hosting a weekend full of fun! 9 wineries, along with craft and food vendors, live music and more. Proceeds of the event will go to Sylvia’s Children. Ticket information here: http://jerseyshorewinefestival.com/
June 15th– The Taste of NJ; New Brunswick, NJ: Celebrity Chef’s cooking demos, wine tasting, photo booth fun and even a price wheel are what to be expected at this exciting event. Tickets start at $45 and attendees will get to taste cuisine from all over the state! http://thetastenj.com/
June 20th-21st – Father’s Day Weekend at Crystal Springs Resort; Hamburg, NJ: Crystal Springs resort is rolling out 2 big events for Father’s Day Weekend. To kick it off on Saturday it’s the 7th annual NJ Beer & Food Festival. More than 120 beers from 40 breweries will be on tap, with live music, bbq and more. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.crystalgolfresort.com/dine/beer-fest/ the second event is the Father’s Day BBQ where cclaimed Pitmaster Billy Durney will collaborate with Crystal Springs ResortExecutive Chef John Greeley on a menu of bbq dishes showcasing the Chef’s Garden’s wood-fired grills, oven and smoker. Reservations can be made by calling 866-973-9738.
June 27th-28th– Win and Wine Festival; Oceanport, NJ: $10 gets you a souvenir glass and wine tastings for the day. Find a spot in the picnic area, bring your own food or enjoy one of the race track’s vendors. Place some bets and hope to get lucky! http://www.monmouthpark.com/event_detail.aspx?id=2786
June 27th-28th – Lobster Fest 2015; Bradley Beach, NJ: A whole weekend dedicated to Lobster! What could taste sweeter than succulent seafood right on the shore? Come down to sample lobster in all different forms along with many other treasures of the sea. http://www.newjerseyfairsandfestivals.com/452617-bradley-beach-lobsterfest-bradley-beach-new-jersey-june-2015.html#.VWuvPfBDV20
June 27th-28th– Rock, Ribs, and Ridges; Augusta, NJ: There’s a barbecue in NJ where you can eat all day, enjoy live Rock, and then camp over night and do it all over again the next day! This Rock, Ribs, and Ridges festival is one of a kind. Grab your friends and make a mini foodie weekend getaway out of it! Tickets and more information: http://www.rockribsandridges.com/ribbers/
June 28th – The 29th Annual Red, White and Blueberry Festival; Hammonton, NJ: this annual family friendly event is a great day for some fun in the sun, great food, and of course stocking up on the “blueberry capitol of the world’s” blueberries! https://www.facebook.com/events/343345985862698/
…all for the love of the dish