Festivals of Food – Fall 2009

UPDATED 10/26/09!
Take a beautiful bike ride through South Jersey while touring different farms
The Jack Allen Memorial Early Country Living Museum – Landing Road, Vincentown. 609.267.1639 x5.
Starts at 8AM. Admission: $45 ($40 in advance).
Big big BIG seafood event – over 25 participating restaurants and now a wine bar
Downtown Point Pleasant Beach. 888.PPBFUN2.
10AM to 7PM. Admission: free.
Celebrate Hispanic culture through music, art and food
Route 557 (Washington Avenue) and Route 550 (Woodbine-Ocean View Road), Woodbine. 609.861.5800.
11AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
Entertainment, rides for the kids, crabs to eat, and crabs to race!
LAC Municipal Complex – Locust Island Road, Hancock’s Bridge. 856.981.3944.
11AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
Sample a number of brews while enjoying the music and food
The Deck at Trump Marina – Huron and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City. 800.777.8477.
2PM to 7PM. Admission: $25.
Wine tastings, local food and winery tours
Natali Vineyards – 221 North Delsea Drive (Route 47), Cape May Courthouse. 609.465.0075.
2PM to 7PM. Admission: $5.
Never put crabs and bowling together myself, but there’s always a first time
Pinsetter Bar & Bowl – 7111 Maple Avenue, Pennsauken. 856.665.3377.
2PM to 10PM. Admission: $5.
No buffalo wings to be found, but lots of seafood, a wine tasting and a chowder cookoff
The Wetlands Institute – 1075 Stone Harbor Road, Stone Harbor. 609.368.1211.
10AM to 5PM (Saturday) and 10AM to 4PM (Sunday). Admission: free.
9/19-20WineFest 2009
Jazz and blues, lots of food, and of course – wine
Valenzano Winery – 1320 Old Indian Mills Road, Shamong. 609.268.6731.
12PM to 5PM. Admission: $10 ($8 in advance).
Wine and beer tastings. Gourmet marketplace. Dine arounds. Lots o’ stuff!
Cape May. 609.884.5404.
Times and admissions vary from each event.
Sample some wine while enjoying a sail on the Delaware
Freedom Park – Gloucester City. 856.456.5909.
6PM, 7PM and 8PM. Admission: $25.
9/25-27 – Que By The Sea
Beach and barbecue: perfect together
Grant Avenue, Seaside Heights. 732.854.8000.
5PM to 10PM (Friday), 10AM to 10PM (Saturday), 10AM to 6PM (Sunday). Admission: free.
9/25-27Egyptian Festival
Not only Egyptian food, but grocery items, supplies and cookbooks
St. Anthony’s Coptic Orthodox Church – 267 Hartford Road, Medford. 609.714.7100.
5PM to 10PM (Friday), 11AM to 8PM (Saturday), 12PM to 5PM (Sunday). Admission: free.
9/25-27, 10/23-25, 11/20-22Cape May Wine Weekends
Wine dinner, wine tour and wine class; nothing to whine about here
Cape May. 609.884.5404.
Admission: $135.
Food events include a chili cook-off, a wine tasting and a burger competition
Admission: free.
Enjoy the apple treats and pie contest
Schoolhouse Museum – Route 9, Forked River.
9AM to 3PM. Admission: free.
9/26 Fall Festival
Festivities include a chili contest
War Memorial Park – Main Street and Route 50, Mays Landing.
10AM to 4PM. Admission: free.
Food items include a chili contest, homemade desserts and root beer floats
10AM to 4PM. Admission: free.
Food is theme again, and many food writers will be there
Ocean County Library, Toms River Branch – 101 Washington Street, Toms River. 732.349.6200.
11AM. Admission: free.
The three P’s of Italian-American food
Washington Street, Toms River. 732.341.8738.
11AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
9/26Block Party
Food provided by local restaurants
Park Boulevard and Crystal Lake Drive, Haddon Township.
12PM to 6PM. Admission: free.
Wine tasting, art and music…with your dog!
Mill Race Village – Church and White Streets, Mount Holly. 609.518.0077.
2PM to 6PM. Admission: $30 ($25 if purchased in advance).
Give your ears and your taste buds (and stomach) a good workout
Landis Avenue, Vineland. 856.794.8653.
3PM to 8PM. Admission: free.
Sample the dishes of about two dozen area restaurants before Lucy does!
Amherst Avenue (between Decatur and Coolidge), Margate. 609.822.1129.
10AM to 7PM (Saturday) and 10AM to 4PM (Sunday). Admission: free.
Oysters, crabs and ‘cue. Woohoo!
Mauricetown Fire Hall – Noble Street, Mauricetown.
Admission: $20.
Food stands and wine tastings, with a portion of the proceeds going to Atlantic County SPCA
Balic Winery – 6623 Route 40, Mays Landing. 609.625.2166.
11AM to 7PM. Admission: $25 ($23 in advance).
A nice limo drive around to four wineries, then to Swede’s Inn
Service provided by Arrive In Style Luxury Limousine
12PM to 6PM. Admission: $45.
Wine, beer and lots of small plates, all to help raise funds
Barry D. Brown Health Education Center – 106 Carnie Boulevard, Voorhees. 856.355.0830.
6PM to 9PM. Admission: $75.
They say they’ll make 100,000 loukoumades, so eat up!
St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church – 615 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill. 856.665.1731.
11AM to 2AM. Admission: free.
A library is always a good place to get a kernel of knowledge
Camden County Library, Anthony P. Infanti Bellmawr Branch – 35 East Browning Road, Bellmawr. 856.931.1400.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
Presented by St. Mary’s School in Vineland
Merighi’s Savoy Inn -4940 East Landis Avenue, Vineland. 856.691.8051.
6:30PM. Admission: $65.
10/2Oktoberfest 2009
Food, wine tasting and beer amongst other things
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church – 178 West White Horse Pike, Berlin. 856.767.3684.
6:30PM to 11PM. Admission: free.
Manga bene!
Fox Park – Ocean Avenue (between Burk and Montgomery Avenues), Wildwood. 609.374.0016.
Starts at 5PM on Friday. Admission: free.
Check out the food and other events from many different cultures
Kennedy Center – 429 JFK Way, Willingboro. 856.235.5337.
10AM to 3PM. Admission: free.
German food, beer garden and traditional music
Jackson Street, Cape May. 609.884.5508.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
Celebrating the many cultures of the people that live in the area
Stackhouse School Complex – 125A Trenton Road, Browns Mills. 609.893.5034.
11AM to 4PM. Admission: free.
Enjoy the fresh seafood along with the music and other exhibits
42nd and the Bay, Sea Isle City. 609.271.8989.
11AM to 6PM. Admission: free.
Festivities include a chili cook off
Martin’s Lake – Johnson Boulevard, Gloucester City. 856.603.9035 x235.
12PM to 6PM. Admission: free.
View works from artists from around the East Coast and enjoy the specialty foods
WheatonArts – 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville. 800.998.4552.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: $10 for adults $10, $9 for seniors, $7 for students, kids five and under are free.
Music, crafts and an international food court
Smithville Village Greene – 615 East Moss Mill Rd, Smithville. 609.748.8999.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
The competition is fierce – and the chowders are yummy!
Taylor Avenue ball field – Ninth Street and Taylor Avenue, Beach Haven. 609.494.7211.
10AM to 4PM (Saturday), 11AM to 4PM (Sunday). Admission for Sunday: $20 for adults, $10 for kids ages 4 to 12.
The home of Ocean Spray
Bordentown. 609.298.9066.
11AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
Programs include an open hearth cooking demonstration
Barclay Farmstead – 209 Barclay Lane, Cherry Hill. 856.795.6225.
12PM to 4PM. Admission: free.
Includes their German “Wurst” Festival
Renault Winery – 72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City. 609.965.2111.
12PM to 4PM. Admission: free.
10/4Gloucester County Italian Heritage Festival
Now at a new location
Riverwinds Community Center – 1000 RiverWinds Drive, Thorofare. 856.467.0096.
12PM to 6PM. Admission: free.
Zeppoles and sausage and pepper sammiches…oh yes!
Grant Avenue from Bay Boulevard to Boardwalk, Seaside Heights. 732.447.6507.
4PM to 10PM (Friday), 10PM to 10PM (Saturday), 10AM to 8PM (Sunday). Admission: free.
There will be a baking challenge as well as a Caribbean food stand
678 Morton Avenue, Rosenhayn. 856.455.3200.
6PM to 10PM (Friday), 12PM to 10PM (Saturday and Sunday). Admission: free.
10/10 Apple Festival
Presented by the Medford Historical Society
Kirby’s Mill – 275 Church Road, Medford. 609.654.7767.
9AM to 4PM. Admission: free.
10/10Pedricktown Day
They keep having pork chop on a stick, so we’ll keep listing them
Mill Street and Railroad Avenue, Pedricktown. 856.299.2133.
9AM to 4PM. Admission: free.
I won’t get Lisa here – but don’t let that stop you from enjoying all the food and fun
Wilbraham Park, West Cape May. 609.884.9325.
9AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
Music, crafts and food from ‘all around the world’
College Avenue, Glassboro. 856.881.0500.
10AM to 4PM. Admission: free.
Look for ‘piney vittles’ such as cranberries, fresh produce and Smokey’s BBQ
Wells Mills County Park – Route 532, Waretown. 609.971.3085.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
Food vendors and a chowder contest
Atlantic Avenue (between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues), Wildwood. 609.729.4000.
11AM to 7PM. Admission: free.
Taste the best batches of beer being brewed locally…really locally
High Street Grill – 64 High Street, Mount Holly. 609.265.9199.
12PM to 4PM. Admission: $25.
Ladies and gentlemen – stuff your cabbage!
Roebling Museum – 100 Second Avenue, Roebling. 609.499.7200.
12PM to 5PM. Admission: free.
Events and special food samplings throughout the town
Mullica Hill.
Admission: free.
Seafood all weekend, and a chowder contest on Sunday
30th Street and the Beach, Avalon. 609.967.3936.
11AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
Another big boffo vino event-o
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal – Route 9 South, Lower Township. 609.884.5404.
12PM to 5PM. Admission: $20.
There will be a large selection of American Indian foods to sample
Rankokus Indian Reservation – Rancocas Road, Westampton Township. 609.261.4747.
11AM to 6PM. Admission: $12 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids ages 6-12.
Seafood, seafood, seafood
Music Pier – Ocean City. 609.525.9300.
9AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
A music and food celebration!
Ocean County Library, Stafford Branch – 129 North Main Street, Manahawkin. 609.597.3381.
6PM to 8:30PM. Admission: free (must register in advance).
Homemade German food and traditional songs sung by a choir
Ocean County Library, Upper Shores Branch – 112 Jersey City Avenue, Lavallette. 732.793.3996.
7PM. Admission: free (must register in advance).
10/16Harvest of Hope
Help support The Alcove Center for Grieving Children
Caesars Palladium Ballroom – 2100 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City. 609.484.1133.
6:30PM to 9:30PM. Admission:
Food, hayrides and a flea market at a local working farm
Bayshore and Stevens Streets, West Cape May. 609.884.4522.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
Wine samplings, local food vendors and blues music
Natali Vineyards – 221 North Delsea Drive (Route 47), Cape May Court House. 609.465.0075.
12PM to 5PM. Admission: free.
Can’t go wrong with an ethnic food tasting
St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church – 120 United States Avenue, Gibbsboro. 856.751.1364.
2PM to 5PM. Admission: free.
German food, a beer garden and a potato salad competition!
Shops on Stokes – Stokes Road bewteen Jackson and Tabernacle Roads, Medford.
4PM to 8PM. Admission: free.
Several bands playing throughout the area, including a number of restaurants and a wine tasting tent
Swedesboro. 888.315.8009 x707.
4PM to 12AM. Admission: $25 ($20 in advance).
LOTS of vendors and some cranberry stuff, too.
Chatsworth. 609.726.9237.
9AM to 4PM. Admisson: free ($5 for parking).
10/17-18Italian Festival
Not only do you get wine and food, but there will be bocce!
Bellview Winery – 150 Atlantic Street, Landisville. 856.697.7172.
11AM to 5PM. Admission: $5 for adults (kids are free).
Good food, good wine, plenty of music…and Rex, the Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur!
Laurita Winery – 35 Archertown Road, New Egypt. 800.LARUITA.
12PM to 5PM. Admission: $10.
Sample from the curbside food vendors and the farmers’ market – and say Happy Birthday to Haddy the dinosaur!
Haddonfield. 856.216.7253.
10AM to 5PM. Admission: free.
Over 30 varieties of beer to sample
The Pier Shops at Caesars – One Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City. 609.345.3100.
5:30PM to 8:30PM. Admission: $25.
More information to follow soon
JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City. 609.263.9090.
11AM to 3PM. Admission:
An international celebration of music, art and food
Ocean County Library, Lakewood Branch – 301 Lexington Avenue, Lakewood. 732.363.1435.
2PM. Admission: free.
German food, beer and music at an Indian-themed casino. Sure, why not?
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort – 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Atlantic City. 609.449.5150.
Admission: $5.
Sample the best of the region and help support the Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Elite Catering – 333 Preston Avenue, Voorhees. 856.216.0004.
12PM to 6PM. Admission: $45 ($35 in advance).
Many wines and beers will be available for tasting; proceeds support Cathedral Kitchen
Collingswood Grand Ballroom – 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood. 856.964.6771.
7PM to 10PM. Admission: $60.
Wine tasting and ghost investigations on display – but will they have boojolais?
Historic Smithville Mansion – Smithville Road, Eastampton. 856.778.8052.
6PM to 10PM. Admission: $25.
11/13-14Greek Fall Festival
The usual food suspects, but there will also be a Greek market
St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Community Center – 310 West Wheat Road, Vineland. 856.696.0917.
5PM to 10PM (Friday), 11AM to 11PM (Saturday). Admission: free.

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