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New Jersey Guide Newsletter -September, 2019 Edition
August 30, 2019

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
September, 2019

With the official end of summer not far off and the weather still very pleasant to enjoy outdoor activities, September is a great month to catch up on visiting attractions and participating in outdoor activities before it turns cold. With the crowds at the Jersey shore having dwindled, and the ocean water still warm in southern NJ, popular destinations like Cape May, Wildwood and Ocean City are excellent choices for a weekend getaway or late season vacation.

. 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 2019 Events and Things To Do

Bradley Beach Lobster fest
August 31 & September 1, 2019: ( Saturday 11 am - 8 pm, Sunday 11 am - 6 pm)
500 Ocean Avenue
Bradley Beach, NJ
Free event!
Bradley Beach comes alive this weekend with it's popular oceanfront family event featuring live music, great lobster, beer & wine, crafts, and plenty of kids activities.
Highlighted by 6 bands and a DJ emcee, over 180 craft and specialty vendors, a beer & wine garden and children's activities including water slide, rides, face painters and sand art.

The 48th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Labor Day Weekend, August 30, 31, September 1, 2019
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 groun

Allamuchy Country Fair
September 6, 7, 8, 2019; Friday, 6-10PM, Saturday, 12PM - 10PM , & Sunday, 12PM - 6PM
Waterloo Concert Fields
Waterloo Road
Allamuchy, NJ
Free admission, Parking for this event is $10
This family event features carnival rides, live music, entertainment, country fair games, food and vendors. Enter into a pie or corn on the cob eating contest. Enter your pie, vegetables or jam into the "Best in the County" contest! Adults can visit the Czig Meister Brewing Company Craft Beer Garden all 3 days! Food Court and and vendors will be available in the vendor tents.
On Saturday @8pm The Nerds will be perfining followed by Fireworks show Saturday at dusk

Asbury Park Oysterfest
September 6, 7, 8, 2019
Bradley Park
101 5th Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
This annual family event features music, food and fun ----- and of course oysters. and more.

Downbeach Seafood Festival
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Ski Beach
Dorset Ave &Burk Ave
Ventnor. NJ
Admission: $10 per person. Kids under 12 are FREE
This family 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. This is a seafood lover's dream featuring approximately 25 different local and regional seafood restaurants and purveyors who will be serving up their favorite seafaring dishes! It's also a great opportunity for foodies and food seekers to meet some of Atlantic County's most unique chefs and restaurateurs all while eating their tasty creations.

Central Jersey Jazz Festival
September 13, 14, 15, 2019; 6:00pm — 10:00pm
at three venues
Free to the public
This event takes place at three venues.
On Friday in Flemington on Stangl Road, rain or shine, bring your own chairs. Performers include: Willerm Delisfort, Jeanne Gies and Winard Harper & Jeli Posse, with an additional performances by the NJPAC Jazz for Teens.
On Saturday in New Brunswick, rain or shine, bring your own chairs, on George St. (between Liberty St & Bayard St). Performers include: Dizzy Gillespie Afro Latin Experience, The DIVA Jazz Quintet and Jerome Jennings, with an aAdditional performances by the New Brunswick Jazz Brass
On Sunday in Somerville (rain or shine) bring their own blankets and chairs, at the Somerset County Historic Courthouse Green. Corner of E. Main & Grove Streets. Performers include: Nat Adderley, Jr, Brianna Thomas, Javon Jackson, with an additional performances by the NJPAC Jazz for Teens.

High Caliber Festival 2019
Saturday, Sunday, September 14, 15, 2019
Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Pl
Camden, NJ 08103
Website/Tickets & Line-up
High Caliber is the world's first and only bass music festival aboard a US Navy Battleship. The festival takes place over two days and features over 50 artists across three stages.

Irish Fall Festival
September 19, 20, 21, 22, 2019
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
One of the largest Irish festivals in the country is held at the Jersey shore -- every September, Wildwood holds the annual Irish Fall Festival!. The yearly celebration of Irish heritage is expected to draw as many as a quarter of a million people to the resort of the Wildwoods for the festival.
The Four-day event celebrates Irish heritage with dancing, music, food, crafts, a piper competition, and a parade on Sunday. 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Daily. Free Other festival activities include a golf tournament, amateur boxing matches, Irish dance lessons, Ceili, 5k Run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, Irish music concert, Catholic Mass and concludes with a parade on Surf Ave. from 26th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues, North Wildwood

The Camden County Fair
September 21st and 22nd, 2019
Camden County Fairgrounds
508 Lakeland Road
Gloucester Township, NJ
Free Admission, parking.
This family event features a variety of carnival games, food rucks, 4-H demonstrations, continuous entertainment from their stage including local talent, bands, singers, dancers, a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides, and more

Germania Park Oktoberfest 
September 21, 22, 2019
Germania Park
56 Conger Street
Dover, New Jersey
(973) 328-9693
This event featres a celebration of German heritage with live German music, beer, food, and the Steuben Parade.
Germania Park has been dedicated to preserving German culture since 1895.

Mountan Creek Oktoberfest
September 21, 22, 2019
Red Tail Lodge at Mountain Creek
200 Route 94
Vernon,NJ 07462
Website & Reservations
This event features a weekend full of authentic german food, refreshing drinks, live music, activities galore and a great time for adults and kids alike.

Sea.Hear.Now Festival
September 21 - 22, 2019; Doors open 12:30pm
North Beach & Bradley Park
Asbury Park, NJ
Website & Tickets
Sea.Hear.Now is committed to raising awareness about the issues facing our ocean environment, including the global plastic waste crisis and climate change.
Two days featuring over 25 performances on three stages, all on the gorgeous Asbury Park Waterfront. The event features 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. The lineup for the festival is decidedly rock-heavy with alt-rockers Incubus and folksy surfer dude Jack Johnson headlining the two days, which will feature three stages -- two on the beach just north of Convention Hall and one in nearby Bradley Park -- and more than two-dozen of bands. This years big draws include; Dave Matthews Band, The Lumineers, Dropkick Murphys, Dispatch, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Work In Progress, Brick + Mortar, and many more.

Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival
September 27, 28, 29, 2019; Hours: Friday 3:00pm - 11:00pm , Saturday 12:00pm - 11:00pm & Sunday 12:00pm - 9:30pm (Rain or Shine)
Mercer County Park
1638 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Contact: John Scarpari, Phone: 609-631-7544, Email: [email protected]
Admission: Adults: $5.00, Senior Citizens, 65 years of age and older: $4.00, Children, 12 years of age and younger: FREE
The 20th Anniversary of New Jersey's number one Italian American Festival returns to Mercer County Park. Named one of New Jersey's Best Fall Festivals by CBS New York, this annual celebration of Italian and Italian American culture features a Food Piazza with Beer & Wine Gardens, national and regional entertainment, an Italian Market with contemporary and traditional Italian merchandise, a Heritage Pavilion with local memorabilia and cultural presentations, amusement rides, children's activities, fireworks, bocce and more! The festival is a rain or shine event with plenty of covered areas for guests' comfort.

Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival
September 29, 2019; Noon - 6 PM (rain date October 6th)
White Street Parking Lot
Red Bank, NJ
Cost: $5 for anyone over the age of 10
| This family event is a celebration of food, music & beer. It features Red Bank's excellent restaurants with continuous live music on two stages. Performers include: Brian Kirk & the Jirks, Tim McLoone & the Shirleys, Almost U2, Fish Eyed Blues Band, Atlantic Watch Pipes & Drums and Alan Chez & the Brothers of Funk! Activities for kids include games, kiddie rides, petting zoo and more!
This culinary feast is an awesome display of Guiness and fresh Oysters, plus 20 of Red Bank's favorite restaurants will be serving a variety of specialty seafood and Irish menu items. Wine and lighter beers will be available for purchase. The Guinness Oyster Festival is a fundraiser for T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, Monmouth Day Care & the Red Bank RiverCenter.

10th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival
September 29th - October 6th, 2019
Held at various locations in
Hoboken, NJ
This annual event features the celebration of Hoboken's entertainment independence. Each year theevent attracts premier talent in the comedy industry. In addition to comedy, there will be live & DJ music, food trucks, and more.
Preceeds go to support the Liberty Humane Society.

Seasonal Frequently Asked Question:

Question: Looking to Go Mountain Climbing, Hiking, and Kayaking: Looking for a place to do mountain climbing, kayaking, and hiking over the weekend in New Jersey.

Answer: One of the top places to go mountain climbing, hiking and kayaking in NJ is the Delaware Water Gap area.
Mount Tammany on the Delaware River offers some spectacular views from the The Kittatinny Ridge (meaning “Endless Mountain” in the Lenape Native American language) comes to an abrupt, spectacular end at Mount Tammany. The 1,527-foot ridge plunges 1,200 feet into the Delaware Water Gap. This river gorge is a NJ natural treasure. The gorge serves as gateway to the Upper Delaware River Valley, a tapestry of folded mountains, tumbling waterfalls and forested bottom land supporting black bear, migrating golden eagles and spawning shad. A good hiking trail to take is from Dunnfield Creek parking area in Worthington State Forest. There are over 26 miles of trails within the park including 5 miles of canoe trails on the Delaware River and over 7 miles of the Appalachian Trail. All trails within the park are hiking only. Boat Launches (River Access Points) on The NJ side of the Delaware are:
Namanock Access (No fee) GPS 41.255441 -74.845498 & Poxono Access (No Fee) GPS 41.040349 -75.022222
Click here for more information on hiking in NJ

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:
Salt Seafood and Oyster Bar
New Brunswick, NJ
Salt Seafood and Oyster Bar is more than a restaurant with a NYC vibe. With outstanding seafood, this high end, upscale restaurant that has quickly become one of New Brunswick's top dining spots. This new addition to the New Brunswick dining scene is popular with diners who come for a date, a family gathering, a special occasion, a business meeting, or even to meet up with friends for cocktails and and a bite to eat.
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Top Ten Things To Do in September - The popular NJ seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

September 2019 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 - Labor Day is often regarded simply as a day of rest and or end of summer celebrations that include picnics, barbecues, fireworks, parades, water sports, and public art events. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before kids begin the new school year,

Best Oktoberfest Events
- With increased worldwide popularity, New Jersey Oktoberfests have become a popular fall event and with Oktoberfest celebrations found throughout the state just a short driving distance of their home. Oktoberferst events can begin as early 16 days before the first Sunday in October.

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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