Festivals of Food – Summer 2009

UPDATED 9/4/09!

June

6/19Blueberry Festival ’09
Desserts and pints of blueberries straight outta Hammonton
Trinity Episcopal Church – 207 West Main Street, Moorestown. 856.235.0811.
5PM to 9PM. Admission: free.

6/20Harborfest
A celebration of seafood and song, and maybe even songs about seafood
Cape May. 609.884.5508.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: free.

6/20Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival
Fresh local seafood and many activities, including the ever-popular clam shucking classes
Tuckerton Seaport – Route 9 & 539, Tuckerton. 609.296.8868.
11AM to 5PM. Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for kids 6 to 12.

6/20Point Pleasant Beach Jazz and Blues Festival
While enjoying the music, sample wines from 11 Jersey wineries
Municipal Parking Lot – Route 35 South and Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach. 732.899.2424.
12PM to 9PM. Admission: free.

6/20 Garden State Craftbrewers Fest
The annual get-together of the state’s microbreweries
Battleship New Jersey – Delaware Waterfront, Camden. 856.966.1652 x107.
1PM to 5PM. Admission: $40.

6/21, 7/12, 8/9Cape May Wine Trail
Lunch then a tour of Cape May’s wineries
Cape May. 609.884.5404.
12PM to 5PM. Admission: $75.

 

Plenty of music and food to be had
Olde New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood. 609.729.4676.
4PM to 11PM (Friday), 12PM to 11PM (Saturday), 12PM to 6PM (Sunday). Admission: free.

 

Festival #1 of a big blueberry weekend
Historic Whitesbog Village – Route 530, Browns Mills. 609.893.4646.
10AM to 4PM. Admission: $8 parking fee.

 

An international beer selection and some BBQ to boot
Island Heights Volunteer Fire Company #1 – 15 Lake Avenue, Island Heights. 732.288.1660.
Starts at 5PM. Admission: $30 ($25 if purchased in advance).

 

This would be Festival #2
Hammonton High School – Old Forks Road, Hammonton. 609.561. 9080.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: free.

 

A good ol’ social gathering with The Salem American Legion Band providing the music
Hancock House State Historic Site – 3 Front Street, Hancocks Bridge. 856.935.4373.
1:30PM to 4PM. Admission: donations accepted.

 

July

 

Here come the county fairs!
Carmel Rd, Millville. 856.825.3820.
4PM to 11PM (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday), 11AM to 11PM (Wednesday), 11AM to 12AM (Friday and Saturday). Admission: $5, $3 for kids ages 6 to 18, free for kids 5 and under.

 

Enjoy the smell and taste of some good ‘cue while enjoying the blues music
New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood. 609.523.6565.
4PM to 11PM (Friday), 10AM to 11PM (Saturday), 10AM to 6PM (Sunday). Admission: free.

 

Enjoy blueberry donuts, enter the dessert contest…or just pick your own
Mood’s Farm Market – 901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill. 856.478.2500.
10AM to 3PM. Admission: free.

 

Come. Eat. Vote!
Millville Riverfront Park – Buck Street and Route 49, Millville. 800.887.4957.
11AM to 6PM. Admission: free.

 

Wine tasting to the blues
Tuckerton Seaport – Route 9 & 539, Tuckerton. 609.296.8868.
3PM to 8PM. Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for kids 6 to 12.

 

A great way to enjoy the wineries of South Jersey
Participating wineries throughout the South Jersey region,
12PM to 5PM.

 

Learn about blueberries, taste blueberries, and maybe even compete in a bake-off
Historic Whitesbog Village – Route 530, Browns Mills. 609.893.4646.
Starts at 1PM. Admission: $5 donation.

 

7/14-19Ocean County Fair
Deep-fried Oreos here we come!
Robert J Miller Air Park – Route 530, Berkeley Township. 732.914.9466.
5PM to 11PM (Tuesday and Wednesday), 11AM to 11PM (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), 11AM to 5PM (Sunday). Admission: $6, free for kids under 10.

 

Just a reminder – it’s the oldest Italian festival in the USA
Mount Carmel Grounds – 298 Tilton Street, Hammonton. 609.561.4818.
6PM to 11PM (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), 6PM to 12AM (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Admission: free.

 

The ‘cue commences at 5PM every night
355 Court House/South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. 609.625.0056.
12PM to 9PM. Admission: $5 parking donation.

 

Landis Avenue gets turned into a beach
500 and 600 Blocks of Landis Avenue, Vineland. 856.794.8653.
3PM to 8PM. Admission: free.

 

Will Sprinkle Shack defend its title?
Washington Street, Toms River. 732.341.8738.
11:30 AM to 5PM. Admission: $6 for tasting ($5 if purchased in advance).

 

Local and non-local breweries along with food from the grill
The Pour House – 124 Haddon Avenue, Westmont.
12PM to 4PM. Admission: $30 ($25 if purchased in advance).

 

Music, dance and lots of patties – yum!
Wiggins Park – Camden Waterfront. 856.580.0178.
12PM to 8PM. Admission: free.

 

Enjoy local wines and a farmers market as well as tomato-y contests
Woolwich Township Municipal Building – 120 Village Green Drive, Woolwich.
12PM to 8PM.

 

7/18-19Sweetcorn Festival
Celebrate yet another great Jersey-grown food!
Johnson’s Corner Farm – 133 Church Road, Medford. 609.854.8643.

 

7/18-19Culture Fest
It’s all about our diversity
Historic Cold Spring Village – 720 Route 9 South, Cape May. 609.898.2300.
10AM to 4:30PM. Admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for kids 3 to 12.

 

Craving some pielmeni, pirozhki and golubtsi? Da? Then come on out, Vlad!
Holy Trinity Church – 2211 West Landis Avenue, Vineland. 856.558.0610.
Starts at 1PM. Admission: free.

 

Sample different Asian cuisines? Sounds nice to me
D&Q Plaza – 1720 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill. 856.596.2651.

 

Rides, farm animals, old tractors, and panzarottis
62 Chestnut Street, Lumberton. 609.267.2881.
Admission: $10 parking fee.

 

Love peaches? Look no further!
4-H Fairgrounds -Route 77 South, Mullica Hill. 856.307.6450.
Admission: $10 parking fee.

 

Seafood, rides, music…not a bad way to spend a Friday night at the shore
6th to 9th Streets on Asbury Avenue, Ocean City. 609.399.2269.
5PM to 9PM. Admission: free.

 

7/25 Blueberry Festival
Homemade baked goods and blueberry shortcake
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church – 180 Route 539, Whiting. 732.350.2121.
1PM to 3PM. Admission: $5 for adults, $2 for kids.

 

Chicken and crabs by the lake
Wenonah Lake – Maple and Jefferson Avenues, Wenonah. 856.468.9701.
3PM to 7PM. Admission: $20 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under (must purchase in advance).

 

Food celebs include Ted Allen, Emeril, Duff and Guy Fieri
Bally’s Atlantic City – Park Place and Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609.340.2000.
Caesars Atlantic City – 2100 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City. 609.348.4411.
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City – 777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Atlantic City. 609.441.5000.
Showboat-The Mardi Gras Casino – 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609.343.4000.
Times and admission vary from each event.

 

7/31 – 8/2Camden County 4-H Fair
Look for more information soon
Lakeland Complex – County House Road & Salina Road, Blackwood. 856.566.2900.
5PM to 10PM (Friday), 9AM to 10PM (Saturday), 10AM to 4PM (Sunday).
August

 

Peachy keen
Dutch Neck Village – 97 Trench Road, Bridgeton. 856.455.6003.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: $2 parking fee.

 

Good seafood is a sure sign that God loves us
St Mary’s Episcopal Church – 95th Street and Third Avenue, Stone Harbor. 609.368.5922. Lunch from 12PM to 2PM, Dinner from 4:30PM to 7PM.

 

8/1Crabfest
And it’s not just the Episcopals that think so
Lacey United Methodist Church – 203 Lacey Road, Forked River. 609.693.5222.
12PM to 4PM. Admission: $24 for adults.

 

8/1Peach Festival
Not only peaches but pies, cakes and homemade ice cream!
Mount Laurel Friends Meetinghouse – Moorestown-Mount Laurel and Hainesport-Mount Laurel Roads, Mount Laurel. 856.235.1561.
4:30PM to 7PM. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for kids over 4.

 

Rib BBQ on Wednesday, chicken BBQ on Thursday and a pig roast on Friday
Salem County Fairgrounds – Route 40, Woodstown. 856.769.0414.

 

A chicken BBQ and a crabcake sandwich dinner are part of the festivities
David C Wood 4-H Fairgrounds – Route 50, South Egg Harbor. 609.625.0056.
12PM to 10PM. Admission: $3 parking fee.

 

8/7Peach Social
Look for more information soon
Bordentown Historical Society – 302 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown. 609.298.1740.

 

8/8Salem BBQ Cookoff
Back for a second year – free samples and live music
Downtown Salem. 609.364.9794.
10AM to 6PM. Admission: free.

 

Tastings of 20 wineries in the state as well as local food
Heritage Vineyards of Richwood – 480 Mullica Hill Road (Route 322), Richwood.
12PM to 5PM.

 

Enjoy the parade, then stay for the music and food
Boardwalk, Atlantic City. 609.909.0262.
Starts at 11AM. Admission: $5 for adults, $2 for kids (for the concert).

 

8/11Women’s Community Club of Cape May Peach Festival
Peach desserts all around!
Our Lady Star of the Sea – 525 Washington Mall, Cape May. 609.602.2680.
9AM to 3PM.

 

Chocolate is fair in every way!
LBI Historical Association – Engleside and Beach Avenues, Beach Haven. 609.492.0700.
6PM to 8PM. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12.

 

8/15-16Peach Fest
Even more peach fun
Johnson’s Corner Farm – 133 Church Road, Medford. 609.854.8643.

 

8/15-16Seafood Festival
Seafood, wine, music and classic cars
Bellview Winery – 150 Atlantic Street, Landisville. 856.697.7172.
11AM to 5PM. Admission: $5 for adults, free for kids.

 

In its 35th year and going strong
Market Street, Salem.
10AM to 3PM. Admission: free.

 

Ukrainian food, beer and music will be there
St. Stephen Ukrainian Catholic Church – 1344 White Oak Bottom Road, Toms River.
12PM to 7PM. Admission: free.

 

Look for the Jamaican and Mexican food available
500 Block of Landis Avenue, Vineland. 856.794.8653.
3PM to 8PM. Admission: free.

 

Together again for your enjoyment
Camden Children’s Garden – 3 Riverside Drive, Camden. 856.365.8733.
12PM to 4PM. Admission: $6 for adults, $5 for kids 3 to 11.
Sundaes, ice cream sodas and root beer floats…oh my
Havens Homestead Museum – 521 Herbertsville Road, Brick. 732.785.2500.
2PM to 5PM. Admission: $5 donation for adults, $2 for kids.

 

8/29-30Fall Festival
Local food, hot air balloon rides and music
Sharrott Winery – 370 South Egg Harbor Road (Route 561), Winslow. 609.567.WINE.
12PM to 5PM. Admission: free.

 

September

 

Third annual ‘cue competition
Donald Rainear Amphitheater at Sunset Lake, Bridgeton. 856.207.2576.
5PM to 10PM (Friday), 11AM to 4PM (Saturday). Admission: free.

 

Back after a year’s absence
Wilbraham Park – West Cape May. 609.884.8382.
9AM to 5PM. Admission: free.

 

Rides, games, music, lots of food
St. Barbara Church – 2200 Church Road, Toms River. 732.255.5525.
5PM to 10PM (Thursday), 11AM to 11PM (Friday), 11AM to 12AM (Saturday), 11AM to 6PM (Sunday). Admission: $2.

 

Enjoy yummy homemade breads and gingerbread men
West Union Street at High Street (Promenade and Riverbank), from Talbot Street to Wood Street, Burlington. 609.386.0200.
9AM to 4PM. Admission: free.

 

Take a hayride out and pick some apples, or stuff yer face in the donut eating contest
Mood’s Farm Market – 901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill. 856.478.2500
10AM to 4PM. Admission: free.

 

I got the sauce under my nails blues
Iron Works Park – Mount Holly. 609.914.0811.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: $5.

9/12A Taste of Medford
Sample the best that’s offered by the restaurants in Medford
Freedom Park – Jones Road at Old Marlton Pike, Medford.
12PM to 3PM. Admission: $15 for adults ($12 if bought in advance), $5 for kids.

9/13 – Beach Plum Festival
Plum plants, jelly and ice cream!
Island Beach State Park – 732.793.0506.
9AM to 4PM.

9/13Seafood in Seaside Seafood Festival
Lots of seafood, along with music and crafts
Grant Ave, Seaside Heights. 1.800.SEA.SHORE.
10AM to 7PM. Admission: free.

9/15Peach Festival
Peaches, ice cream and cakes
Brooklawn United Methodist Church – Maude and Hannevig Avenues, Brooklawn. 856.456.0370.
6PM to 8PM. Admission: $4 for adults, $3 for kids, $10 for families.

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