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New Jersey Guide Newsletter - September, 2018 Edition
August 30, 2018

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
September, 2018

The month of September is also the unofficial ending of summer on Labor Day weekend, and the official beginning of fall on September 21st. With pleasant temperatures, this is still a popular month for Jersey Shore beaches, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, festivals, and events

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular September 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 September, 2018 Events and Things To Do

Airfest 2018
August 31 through September 3, 2018
NASW Aviation Museum
500 Forrestal Road
Cape May Airport
Rio Grande, NJ
(609) 886-8787
This event features many aircraft on display including the B-17 Flying Fortress, P-51 Mustang, B-24 Liberator, and NASW's 26 historic aircraft. The event will also include the Hangar filled with vendors, exhibitors, music, food, and much more.

The 47th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Labor Day Weekend, August 31, September 1, 2, 2018; noon to 11pm
Salem County Fairgrounds
725 Route 40
Pilesgrove Township, NJ
Website (Line-up, schedule, and Tickets)
This family music festival features southern Appalachian old-time and bluegrass and related music styles. For kids, there is also a Children's Stage.
The festival site has plenty of room for camping for tenters as well as RVers, and unlike many other festivals, they do not charge extra for camping. Weekend ticket holders may camp on the grounds at no charge, but camping is available only to weekend ticket holders - daily ticket holders may not bring vehicles or camping gear into the campground.

Shinedown & Godsmack
Sat Sep 1, 2018 6:30PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Indo-American Fair
September 1, 2, 2018; 11am to 7 PM (Both days) Rain date - September 3rd
Mercer County Park
West Windsor, NJ.
A premier art and culture event for people of South Asian descent. The Indo-American Fair is organized to spread and share the art, culture and heritage of India amongst our American friends and other local and regional communities.
Everyone from all cultures aew welcomed to attend to be part of Indo-American Fair and enjoy this outdoor event while shopping, enjoying the food and entertainment

Earth, Wind And Fire
Sun Sep 2, 2018: 8:00PM
Borgata Events Center
Atlantic City, NJ

Filipino American Festival
Sunday, September 2, 2018; 10 AM - 8 PM
New Overpeck Bergen County Park
199 Challenger Rd.
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Facebook page
This event features a celebration and integration of cultural diversity. The show is highlighted with traditional costumes through fashion show, traditional cultural dances, Filipino local talents, and Filipino food.

Fall Out Boy & Machine Gun Kelly
Tue Sep 4, 2018; 7:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Deep Purple & Judas Priest
Thu Sep 6, 2018; 7:00PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Alanis Morissette
Fri Sep 7, 2018; 9:00PM
Tropicana Casino - Tropicana Showroom
Atlantic City, NJ

Annual Asbury Park Oysterfest 
September 7, 8, 9, 2018; Friday: 5pm - 10pm, Saturday: 11am - 10pm Sunday: 11am - 6pm
Bradley Park
Across from Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ
Admission is $3; Kids 6 years and youger Free.
This family event features loads of fresh seafood and other culinary delights, Diverse live music throughout the weekend, crafts from 25 local & unique vendors, and activities for children of all ages, and lots more.
Oysters, seafood, and traditional festival fare are available from over 25 vendors. A variety of beer vendors including the Asbury Park Beer tent featuring beers from the Asbury Park Brewery.
Oysterfest and Asbury Park are dog-friendly!

Atlantic City Seafood Festival
September 8 & 9, 2018
Bader Field
600 Albany Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $10 per person, per day. General Admission. Kids under are FREE to enter. Restaurants charge between $4 and $11 per entree
This family friendly event features foods available from local restaurants, Tastings of Jersey made craft beers and wines in the tasting tent, Cooking Demos, Live Music, Local Art and Artists, Wine Seminars, a Crab Cake Eating Competition, a Chowder Cook-Off, Children's activities and amusements including a Sand Sculpting / Kids Sand Sculpting area, and more.

Ozzy Osbourne & Stone Sour
Mon Sep 10, 2018; 7:30PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Camp Jam in the Pines
September 13 - 15, 2018
Paradise Lakes Campground
Hammonton, NJ
This annual event features national, international, and regional touring acts while still showcasing local talent. Camp Jam is an eclectic mix of blues, bluegrass, funk, country and good ol' rock-n-roll (just to name a few).In addition to a strong following, Camp Jam is graced with wonderful craft and food vendors, as well as yoga workshops and even kid's activities. So if fun in the sun with like minded folks and a truly unique musical experience sounds good to you, come on out to Camp Jam in the Pines (no camping required, but you may want to stay for a while)
Paradise Lake Campground is located in the heart of the Pine Barrens, surrounded by Wharton state forest. The secluded campground features a Cedar lake and a beach on which our main stage is built.

Outlaw Music Festival: Willie Nelson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Van Morrison, Greensky Bluegrass & Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
Sat Sep 15, 2918: 2:00PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Asbury Parrk Fall Bazaar & Indian Summer Music Fest
September 15, 16, 2018; Noon -6pm
Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Web Site
Contact: Jenny Vickers, Phone: 732-897-6517, Email: [email protected]
Cost: Bazaar is Free; Indian Summer is $10
This event features music, camping, & a shopping festival. The event, now in its fifth year, is a local summer celebration of makers, music and art in Asbury Park, home to a thriving, music, art, and bar/dining scene.

Paul Simon
Sat Sep 15, 2018; 8:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker & Russell Dickerson
Fri Sep 21, 2018; 7:00PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Ed Sheeran
Sep 21, 22, 2018;
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

10th Annual "QUE by the SEA" BBQ Festival & Competition
September 22, 23, 2018; Saturday, 11AM to 9PM and Sunday, 11AM to 6PM.
Grant Avenue
Seaside Heights, NJ
This Family event features a BBQ lover's weekend packed with mouth-watering specialties along with all day musical entertainment, artists and crafters, kids zone, and our 10th annual Seaside Heights BBQ Competition on Grant Avenue.

BTS - Bangtan Boys
Fri Sep 28; 2018; 8:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Christina Aguilera
Fri Sep 28, 2018; 8:00PM
Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at Yogi Berra Stadium
Saturday, September 29, 2018; 12pm to 7pm
Yogi Berra Stadium
8 Yogi Berra Drive
Little Falls, NJ
Contact: Kirsten Muhaw; Phone: 973-450-1070, Email: [email protected]
Cost: Entry is $5 for 13 & Older; Free for Kids 12 & Younger. Parking is Free
This all-day party is fun for the whole family. Parking is FREE. The Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest will feature more than 20 food trucks with a variety of delicious fare, a beer garden with over 50 different craft beers, and great live music. Family Fun will also include a Bounce House, a Mechanical Bull and plenty of backyard games including Knockerball, Ladderball, KanJam and Cornhole.

Rock the Farm Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2018; Noon - 10pm
Grant Avenue
Seaside Heights, NJ
Cost: $25 to $150
Website- Tickets & Line-up
Rock the Farm is a premier music festival located in central coastal New Jersey. Featuring craft vendors, food trucks, games, wine and beer bars, 8 hours of music across 2 stages, and the infamous foam dance party.
All proceeds from the festival benefit CFC Loud n Clear Foundation, an organization that promotes positive life choices by aiding drug recovery efforts. CFC has been featured on CBS, NBC, Fox, NJ 101.5, and so much more. CFC has assisted over 7,500 families since conception in 2012.

15th Annual Woodstown Fall Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2018; 10AM-4PM (Rain or shine)
downtown shopping district
Woodstown, NJ
Woodstown's historic district comes alive; scarecrows by the dozens keep watch along the streets; historic houses are decorated in their fall best; and vendors, crafters and local shops line their food and wares along Main Street. Local South Jersey wineries bring out their best wines for tasting in the wine tasting tents. Woodstown's own Auburn Road Vineyards & Winery is always a favorite at the festival, offering tastes of their award-winning wines produced by grapes grown right on their vineyard here in Salem County.

Sea.Hear.Now Festival
September 29 - 30, 2018; Doors open 12:30pm
North Beach & Bradley Park
Asbury Park, NJ
Website & Tickets
Cost: $99+ for 2 day program
Children 7 & under allowed in free with a ticketed adult
This a two-day music, surf culture and arts festival features over 25 performances, food from regional and local restaurants including vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free options, specialty items from dozens of art vendors with giveaways with Bars & concessions throughout the park and beach Water stations with free refills.

This Month's Frequently Asked Question

Question: Cape May in the Fall. We are looking for an offseason getaway probably the end of September, first week of October and was wondering if Cape May at this time of the year is still active?

Answer: Cape May is not just a summer resort, the fall season is very popular with many theme weekends and the water is still warm enough to visit the beach. If you go on a weekend, everything will be open. During the week some stores and restaurants may have shorter hours but most will still maintain regular hours. Cape May does not reach a lull until after Christmas. B & B's are very popular in the fall and you will need to book early

For more inforamtion visit the Cape May Visitors Guide

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:
The Surfing Pig
North Wildwood, NJ
North Wildwood's only bay front dining restaurant, is a summer hot spot enjoyed by diners  looking for a casual Jersey Shore waterfront setting with great sunset views, live entertainment, full bar service, and a well prepared slow cooked smoked barbecue and seafood menu.
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Top Ten Things To Do in September - The top ten seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

September 2018 Events - This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, sports, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests.

Labor Day Weekend Events - Parades, Events, and Festivals

Monthly Events - This page has links to events that appear in future months, usually 3-4 months in advance. The Monthly newsletter that you are receiving includes many of the events found on the pages.

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