Festivals of Food – Spring 2009

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UPDATED 6/2/09!


3/20 Adventures for the Mind and Palate
“Frida Kahlo: Vibrant Paintings, Vibrant Life”; multi-course Mexican dinner
Georgian Court University – 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood. 08701. 732.987.2263.
6:30PM. Admission: $35 (must reserve in advance).

3/20 – Earth Share Celebrates New Jersey
For the love of nature and wine
Laurita Winery – 35 Archertown Road, New Egypt. 609.758.8000.
6:30PM to 9:30PM. Admission: $40.

3/20-22Atlantic City Beer Festival
Three days of beer beer beer; judging event on Friday is new this year
Atlantic City Convention Center – 1 Miss America Way, Atlantic City. 609.412.9056.
Judges Event will be held at: Harrah’s – 777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Atlantic City.
7PM to 11PM (Fri), 12PM to 4:30PM and 6PM to 10:30PM (Sat), 1PM to 5:30PM (Sun). Admission: $200 for Friday event, $45 for each session ($36 if purchased in advance).

3/21Maple Sugaring
Learn about the history, view a demonstration, and then taste the real deal!
Mount Holly Free Library and Lyceum – 307 High Street, Mt. Holly. 609.267.7111.
11AM to 12PM. Admission: free (must pre-register).

3/21Victorian Tea
Enjoy a step back in time in Salem County
Historical Society of Penns Grove, Carneys Point and Oldmans Township – 48 West Main Street, Penns Grove. 856.299.1556.
1PM to 3PM. Admission: $15.

3/21Wine, Cheese & Beer Tasting
Back for a second year
Sacred Heart Church Hall – 11 North Black Horse Pike, Mount Ephraim. 856.931.1979.
6:30PM to 10:30PM. Admission: $40.

3/21-22Riesling Release Party
Be the first on your block to sample the new release
Sharrott Winery – 370 S. Egg Harbor Road (Route 561), Winslow. 609.567.WINE.
11AM to 5PM. Admission: $5 wine tasting.

3/22Open Hearth Cooking at the Historical Log Cabin
See a demonstration of old school cooking – verrrry old school
Lower Alloways Creek Log Cabin – 736 Smick Road, Canton. 856.935.6691.
1PM to 4PM. Admission: free.

3/24Colonial Burlington Cookery
Learn about Polly Burling and her ‘receipts’ (recipes) from 1770
Burlington County Library – 5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton. 609.267.9660.
7PM to 9PM. Admission: free (must pre-register).

3/25 The Asian Tea Experience
A chance to learn about tea ceremonies in China and Japan
Burlington County Library – 5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton. 609.267.9660.
1PM to 3PM. Admission: free (must pre-register).

3/28Spring Fling
Enjoy local artisan foods, live music and sample the wines
Natali Vineyards – 221 North Delsea Drive (Route 47), Cape May Courthouse. 609.465.0075.
11AM to 5PM. Admission: free.

3/28Greek Independence Day Celebration
If it’s a Greek celebration, you know the food will be good
Island of the Flags – 9th and Central Avenue, North Wildwood. 609.522.0152.
Starts at 12PM. Admission: free.

3/28Chili Cook-Off and Dinner
No matter how hot the chili might be, please – no swearing, OK?
Our Lady of Sorrows Church – 724 Maple Avenue, Linwood. 609.927.1154.
4:30PM to 7PM. Admission: $8 for adults, $3 for children, $18 for a family of four.

3/28 Dandelion Dinner & Beer Festival
The 36th anniversary of this event
Merighi’s Savoy Inn – 4940 East Landis Avenue, Buena Vista Township. 856.691.8051.
6PM to 11PM. Admission: $45.

3/28-29Dandelion Wine Release Weekend
Continue the celebration of the dandelion
Bellview Winery – 150 Atlantic Street, Landisville. 856.697.7172.
11AM to 5PM. Admission: free.

3/28-29Girlfriends Getaway Weekend
Take some time for you for a change
Cape May Winery – 711 Townbank Road, Cape May. 609.884.1169.
12PM to 4PM. Admission: free.


4/3 Philly Festival
Get your cheesesteak and water ice fix
Tropicana Casino and Resort – Brighton and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 800.THE.TROP.
6PM to 10PM. Admission: free; $5 menus at participating restaurants.

4/3-5Australian Wine Weekend
G’day mate! Wine and meal pairings with wines from Jacobs Creek Vineyards
Golden Inn Hotel & Resort – Oceanfront at 78th Street, Avalon. 609.368.5155.
Admission: $185.

4/10Fish Fry
Menu includes clams casino, crab cakes, deviled clams, flounder, clam chowder and a raw bar
Brigantine BPO Elks Lodge – 400 W. Shore Drive, Brigantine. 609.266.9826.
Starts at 4PM.

4/11A Night in Tuscany
Includes an overnight stay, wine tour and tasting and a Tuscan-themed dinner
Renault Winery – 72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City. 609.965.2111
Admission: $119.

4/17-19Cape May Wine Weekend
Wines of Northern Italy
Cape May. 609.884.5404.
Admission: $125.

4/25Somers Point Bayfest
Claims to be the largest single-day festival in New Jersey
Bay Avenue, Somers Point. 888.300.9010.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: free.

4/25Wine Tasting at the Community House
Over 400 wines will be available to taste!
Moorestown Community House – 16 East Main Street, Moorestown. 856.235.0326.
5:30PM to 8PM. Admission: $65 ($55 in advance).

4/25-26Spring Wine and Cheese
Cheeses from around the world!
Heritage Vineyards of Richwood – 480 Mullica Hill Road (Route 322), Richwood.
12PM to 5PM. Admission: $8 for tasting, $15 for tasting and tour.

4/26 Wine and Unwind Tour
Spend an afternoon touring four South Jersey wineries and finish at Swedes Inn
Offered by Arrive In Style Luxury Limousine. 856.467.2760.
12PM to 6PM. Admission: $45.

4/26Mrs. Harker’s Tea
Enjoy an afternoon tea from the 1930s in a restored 18th Century home
Peachfield – 180 Burrs Road, Westampton. 609.267.6996.
2PM to 4PM. Admission: $15 (must register in advance).


5/1-3Cape May Wine Weekend
Cape May. 609.884.5404.
Admission: $125.

5/2Spring Block Party
Start getting your summertime juices flowing
5th to 14th Streets, Ocean City. 609.399.2269.
9AM to 5PM. Admission: free.

5/2-3Sail Into Summer Weekend
Enjoy the seafood and chowder contest
96th Street, Stone Harbor. 609.368.6101.
10AM to 7PM (Sat), 10AM to 5PM (Sun). Admission: free.

5/2-3Irish Festival
Just in case you didn’t get enough on St Patty’s Day
Tuckerton Seaport – 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton. 609.296.8868.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: $10 for adults, free for kids under 18.

5/8Avalon Chamber of Commerce Wine & Spirits Festival
Over 200 wines to sample, as well as flavored vodkas and dishes from local restaurants
Avalon Community Hall -30th and Avalon Avenue, Avalon. 609.967.3936.
6:30PM to 9:30PM. Admission: $40.

5/9Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour
Sample wines from more than 200 of the best wineries in the world – pace yourself, please!
Borgata – One Borgata Way, Atlantic City. 866.MY.BORGATA.
7PM to 10PM. Admission: $200.

5/9-10Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend
Sounds like a nice way to treat Mom, no?
Participating wineries throughout the South Jersey region.
12PM to 5PM.

5/15Wine Tasting Party
As if wine tasting could be anything else BUT a party – and it’s for a good cause as well
Palmyra Cove Nature Park – 1300 Route 73 North, Palmyra. 856.829.1900.
6PM to 8PM. Admission: $35.

5/16 Wine & Dine
Progressive dining event in Sea Isle City; more information will hopefully be forthcoming
Sea Isle City. 267.968.5582.
4PM to 8PM.

Festivities include an international food court
Historic Smithville & Village Green – 1 North New York Road, Smithville. 609.652.7777.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: free.

5/16-17Bordentown Street Fair
The 32nd edition – food, crafts and music
7AM to 4PM. Admission: free.

5/17Bluegrass & Barbecue Festival
Plenty of finger-pickin’ and finger-lickin’ will be a-happenin’
Tuckerton Seaport – 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton. 609.296.8868.
11AM to 5PM. Admission:

5/17Taste of Evesham 2009
Wine tasting, samples from local restaurants and cooking demonstrations
Cooper Avenue at Main Street, Marlton.
1PM to 4PM. Admission: $15 (includes wine tasting), $10 (without wine tasting), $5 for kids 12 and under, kids 3 and under are free.

5/21-242009 Greek Festival
Lots of food, lots of music, lots of dancing
The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Anthony – 430 West Wheat Road, Vineland. 856.696.0917.
Starts at 5PM on Thursday and Friday, starts at 12PM on Saturday and Sunday. Admission: free.

5/23May Fair
Two food courts as well as the famous Collingswood Farmers Market
Haddon Avenue, Coillingswood. 856.524.2588.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: free.

5/29Women Winemakers of Napa Valley
Sample wines made from women winemakers
Paulsdale – 128 Hooton Road, Mount Laurel. 856.231.1885.
6PM to 8PM. Admission: $50 (register in advance).

5/30Cumberland County Community Festival
Inaugural event taking place during the Vintage Grand Prix weekend; includes a dessert and an Iron Chef competition
NJ Motorsports Park – 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville. 856.327.8000.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: $17 ($10 for Cumberland County residents).

5/30New Jersey State Chili & Salsa Cook Off
Es muy caliente!
Washington Street, Toms River. 732.341.8738.
11AM to 5PM. Admission: free ($7 for tasting kit).

5/30Wine & Wildlife
Featuring international wines and microbrews
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford. 856.983.3329.
4:30PM to 7:30PM.

5/30Spring Craft Beer Festival
Not your usual rations at this prison!
At the Prison Yard behind the Historic Prison Museum, 215 High Street, Mount Holly. 609.265.9199.
1PM to 5PM. Admission: $40 ($35 if purchased in advance).

5/31Spring Festival and Crafts Show
Enjoy BBQ and drinks as you check out the craft vendors
Renault Winery – 72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City. 609.965.2111.
12PM to 4PM. Admission: free.


6/4-7Holy Trinity Greek Festival
All the Greek food you can stand, and the Moussakapalooza Music Festival!
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church – Mill Road and Ridge Avenue, Egg Harbor Township. 609.653.8092.
5PM to 10PM (Thursday and Friday), 12PM to 11PM (Saturday), 12PM to 10PM (Sunday). Admission: $1, free for kids ages 5 and under.

6/5-6 The Art of Barbecue Cookoff
Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event for pro and amateur competitors
Atlantic City Race Course – 4501 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.
12PM to 8PM (Friday), 10AM to 6PM (Saturday). Admission: free.

6/6Moorestown Day
Food, entertainment, sidewalk sales and theater performances
Main Street, Moorestown. 856.235.9176.
9AM to 3PM. Admission: free.

6/6 Strawberry Festival
Celebrate the great Jersey strawberry!
Wilbraham Park – Broadway and Perry Streets, West Cape May. 609.884.9325.
9AM to 5PM. Admission: free.

6/6 Strawberry Festival
Crafts, pony rides, entertainment, and, of course, strawberries!
Dutch Neck Village – 97 Trench Road, Bridgeton. 856.455.6003.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: $2 for parking.

6/6Strawberry Festival
Enjoy strawberry desserts at one of the best bakeries in South Jersey
The Sweet Life Bakery – 601 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland. 856.692.5353.
11AM to 3PM. Admission: free.

6/6-7Spring Festival
Wine, local foods, live music and crafts
Sharrott Winery – 370 S. Egg Harbor Road (Route 561), Winslow. 609.567.WINE.
12PM to 5PM.

6/7Festival of Art, Music & Wine
Yes yes and yes to all three
Main Street, Medford. 609.714.8811.
11:30AM to 4PM. Admission: free.

6/13Delaware Valley ICS Regional Chili Cook-Off Concert and Festival
Winners qualify for the 2009 World’s Chili Cook-Off Championship
DREAM Park – 400 Route 130 South, Logan Township. 856.881.6560.
11AM to 5:30PM. Admission: $10 per carload in advance, $20 per carload at the door.

6/13-14Delaware Bay Days
A celebration of life along the Delaware Bay and the Maurice River – and seafood!
Along the ‘wild and scenic’ Maurice River in Bivalve, Port Norris, Shellpile and the East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville. 856.785.2060.
Admission: free.

6/14Wine and Unwind Tour
Tour five wineries courtesy of Arrive In Style
Offered by Arrive In Style Luxury Limousine. 856.467.2760.
12PM to 6PM. Admission: $45.


3 thoughts on “Festivals of Food – Spring 2009

  1. Chef E – you’re out of our ‘jurisdiction’. šŸ˜‰ But now that you’ve mentioned it, we’ll have to do something. – John

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