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New Jersey Guide Newsletter -June, 2019 Edition
May 31, 2019

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
June, 2019

The month of June is a great time of the year with excellent weather and un crowded conditions to visit the popular attractions before school is out and vacationers and day trippers arrive in full force.

. This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular June Events and Things To Do
  • Seasonal Frequently Asked Question
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event

Popular June 2019 Events and Things To Do

Annual Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest
May 31 - June 2, 2019
The Sussex County Fairgrounds
Rt. 206 to Plains Road
Frankford, NJ
Website & Tickets
On-site Camping and camping hook-ups.3 day New Orleans Style Music, Food, and Camping Festival. Featuring the best Music and Food that Louisiana and New Orleans has to offer. Cajun, Zydeco, Delta Blues, New Orleans R&B, Brass, Gospel and Jazz on 4 Stages.
This years lineup features:
Aaron Neville(Saturday), The Marcus King Band(Sunday), Neville Jacobs (Friday), Rebirth Brass Band, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Cowboy Mouth, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Walter Wolfman Washington and The Roadmasters, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Bishop Gunn, Corey Henry & The Treme Funktet, John "Papa" Gros, Jonathon Long, Flow Tribe, Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, Darcy Malone & The Tangle, Amanda Fish, The Iceman Special, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, Tony Smith & The You Know How We do Crew and Big Mamou.

Annual Hop Sauce Festival
June 1, 2019 (rain or shine)
Taylor Ave,
Beach Haven, NJ
Website (tickets & event schedule)
This family friendly event features good food, 100+ hot sauces, 50+ craft beers. live band entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for kids. The Hop Sauce Festival is a gathering of craft beer and spice enthusiasts. As Jetty's largest event, always on the Saturday after Memorial Day, the focus on brew and hot sauce is also paired with local fare, original music, and cultural vendors. A portion of the proceeds are always earmarked for Jetty's nonprofit arm, the Jetty Rock Foundation, which uses funds for youth initiatives, for those in need, and to enhance the community.

South Jersey Arts Festival
June 1, 2, 2019
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center
457 Shirley Road
Elmer, NJ 08318
Web Site (for infomation, tickets, & updates)
Contact: Melissa Tevere, Phone: 856-358-2472, Email:
Event Cost: Ticket: Free for children age 0-13; 1-Day Ticket: $25; 2-Day Ticket: $40; and Overnight Experience Ticket: $60 Includes a 2-Day Ticket, space for your tent, and an exclusive campfire performance by the Yokels
This weekend family festival is jam-packed with performances, innovative arts exhibits and immersive workshops. The event features live music and performance art, student-based performances, crafters and artists, delicious fare from gourmet food trucks, local wine and craft brews. Check out the “Art of Wine-Making” tent hosted by various South Jersey wineries where you can meet the winemakers, learn the secrets to making great wine and sample exclusive vintages. Drop off your kids at “Kids Camp” where they can experience the magic of Appel Farm’s summer camp while parents enjoy the festival. Camp under the stars on Saturday night and enjoy a campfire, s’mores and a special musical performance. On Sunday morning, novice and experienced riders can join the South Jersey Cycling Tour. Don’t miss this special family kick-off to the summer where you will discover what makes Appel Farm the leading arts education center in South Jersey!

Chester's 19th Annual Classic Car Show
June 8, 2019; 10am - 5pm
Historic Downtown Chester, NJ
28 Main Street
Chester, New Jersey 07930
Web Site
Contact: Toni Perry, Phone: 973-223-2665, Email:
Cost: Free
Take a Stroll Down Memory lane in Historic Chester where it will be bursting with Classic Cars and Trucks. This Thrilling Motor Exhibit includes a display of the finest classics, customs, muscle, special interest, antiques, pro street cars and more!
There will also be musical entertainment by DJ-Doc South. A portion of proceeds to benefit Eric Koby Adoption Fund.
Stroll Chester's charming, brick-lined sidewalks with over 80 specialty shops featuring antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, pet products, confections, and wonderful eateries.

Mercer County Cultural Festival
Saturday June 15, 2019: 11am -7pm
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds
1050 Hughes Dr
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
(609) 278-2712
This family event features musical performances, art demonstrations, international food trucks, a bier garten, traditional dances and demonstrations and more. The festival will showcase a variety of rich and diverse cultures.

Downtown Wildwood Inaugural Seafood & Wine Festival
June 15 & 16, 2019
Byrne Plaza
3400 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend
Each day of the festival will bring you some of the Best Food Trucks from the tri-state area along with some far and near Artisan & Seafood Related Vendors, Free Family and Kids Activities (to include but not limited to Corn Hole, Kam Jam, Lawn Jenga, Connect Four, and Face Painting and Bounce House for the kids). There will be Wine & Craft Beer Tasting & sale in Garden/Tent area. Live Band and DJ Music throughout the day.

New Jersey Beer and Food Festival
Saturday, June 15th, 2019; 3pm - 7pm
The Festival Field at Grand Cascades Lodge
Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ
Information & Tickets
This event features a day full of tasty food, a variety of craft beer, cider and traditional drafts! Attendees will get to enjoy their favorite brews and sample a variety of new flavorful beers, great locally-sourced food, and live music by Lima Bean Riot! For the full experience, check out their Brews & Birdies Golf Tournament which includes access to the NJ Beer & Food Festival in the afternoon

36th Annual Blueberry Festival
June 22, 23, 2019: 11 am - 4 pm
Historic Whitesbog Village
120 W Whites Bogs Rd.
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Admission: $5/car load
This annual family event is celebrated at the Birthplace of the Blueberry. It features a great old-fashioned country fair with Pinelands artists, crafters, folk music, dancing, wagon tours, blueberry picking, kids crafts and field games, Blueberry Art show, vintage tractor and engine demos, Pinelands history and ecology, blueberry plants, blueberry baked goods, ice cream, food vendors, blueberry pie eating contest, historic house and museum tours, Jersey Devil sightings, and more'

Battleship New Jersey Craft Beer Festival
June 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
100 Clinton St
Camden, NJ 
Cost: $50 - $75
This event features beer tasting, live entertainment, and a free self-guided tour of the nation's most decorated ship.
Sample over 30 NJ Breweries while being entertained by the Cabin Dogs. Food available for purchase. Ticket includes a collectible sample glass and 15 4 oz. samples with the option to purchase more.  VIP tickets get in one hour early and allow you to try a range of special beers that may run out before main session starts.

Sippin' Away Again!
June 22, 2019; 12pm - 6pm
Washington Lake Park
626 Hurffville - Cross Keys Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080
Web Site
Contact: Randy Carbone, Email:
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 day of event
Sample over 300 varieties of Wineries favorites and purchase them for your enjoyment!  Meet and greet the vintners and receive a complimentary glass. Food Trucks: BBQ, Italian, Brick Oven Pizza, Mexican, Desserts and more.  Local Artisans & Crafters.  Live music all day!  Bring a chair or blanket and stay the day!

State Fair Meadowlands
Thursday, June 20 until Sunday, July 7. 2019
102 NJ State Highway 120
East Rutherford NJ
Next to MetLife Stadium
(Check Schedule)
This very popular family event features quality rides, plenty of free entertainment, games and prizes, and a variety foods. There are a variety of activities to interest all ages. All Tickets Include Free Live shows and concerts. Free Live concerts, and Fireworks shows

5th Annual Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational
Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
63rd St at Landis Ave
Sea Isle City, New Jersey
Cost: Free admission
Facebook page
This 3 day event features some of the best food trucks in the Northeast. . There will also be crafters, live music, and family fun!

Annual North Wildwood Italian-American Festival
June 28, 29 & 30, 2019: Friday 4PM to 10PM, Saturday 10AM to 10PM, Sunday 10AM to 6PM
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
Annual celebration of Italian-American heritage held in North Wildwood. This three-day event draws over 75,000 people and features continuous live Doo-Wop entertainment, Italian Craft & Food vendors, children's activities and many other exciting events.

Hopewell Valley Concert & Fireworks
Sunday, June 30, 2019: 7:30 pm
Woolsey Park
221 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd,
Titusville, NJ
Beginning at 7:30 pm, the 63 rd US Army Band will perform a variety of music prior to the Fireworks Display at dusk. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. The Classic car show opens at 5:30 pm with food vendor(s) on site

Seasonal Frequently Asked Question:

Question: Family Reunion. We are planning a family weekend reunion with lodging, meals and activities, preferably a rustic environment on a lake or the Jersey Shore and within driving distance of the major airports. Budget is flexible.
Answer:  Try the Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, NJ-  As an alternative, for that out of the ordinary family reunion, check out the Rustic Private Party and Event Venues and Event Planners that can suggest venues with overnight accommodations and arrange the entire event.

New Jersey Restaurant Reviews - New Jersey has over 23,000 restaurants and finding about them is often times a time consuming task. Find a restaurant in a town of your choice with comprehensive restaurant reviews.

This Month's Featured Restaurant:
Cafe Matisse
Rutherford, NJ
This is a A destination restaurant for upscale fine dining and a great place to celebrate a special occasion or for an intimate romantic occasion. Dine in the "Secret Garden", a plush outdoor garden with fountains. The garden can also be viewed from the inside through floor-to-ceiling windows.
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