Best NJ Beer Festivals and Events

New Jersey Beer Festivals

New Jersey beer festivals play host to a well over 50 major breweries and micro breweries with many brew masters and staff available to provide information on over 250 beers and ales.

NJ has made a mark in the beer brewing history of the United States. During the late 19th century, New Jersey was considered to be the nations hub of breweries and was home to some of the largest breweries in the United States.

With a large German immigrant population, there were many brew masters and owners who preserved the style of beer from their homelands. During the 1880s, there were no less than six breweries in Newark, NJ alone.

In 1935, the G. Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, New Jersey became the first brewer to market beer in steel cans. In that year, only about 25 percent of beer was packaged in bottles and cans -- the rest was kegged. Today, however, about 90 percent of America's beer production is consumed from bottles and cans.

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July 2019 NJ Beer Festivals

Truckerton-food and beer fest
"Truck”erton Food Truck & Brew Fest: Bacon is Back!
Saturday, July 6, 7, 2019;
Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ
Cost: General Admission is $10. Children under 5 are free. Food prices set by individual food truck vendors.
Sizzle into summer with all things bacon, featuring food trucks and restaurants plus mini pig races and a sizzling cooking demonstrations. Whoever said nothing tastes as good as being skinny obviously never had bacon.

Cheers Chester Beer & Wine Fest
Cheers in Chester Wine & Beer Festival
July 20, 2019; 3PM – 7PM
Municipal Field
134 Main St,
Chester, NJ
Cost: $15 – $55
This event features over 100 styles of craft beer & wine, fantastic music, delicious food & wonderful vendors. Plus it's a Benefit for the Chester First Aid Squad! Great music provided by the fantastic Katastrophy. Delicious food provided by The Bearded One BBQ, Angry Archie's, Hold My Knots & JerseyRollz d.

August 2019 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Cape May Beer & Crab Fest
Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival
Saturday, August 3, 2019; 10am - 6pm
The Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ
This family event features live entertainment, some favorite NJ summer foods, local craft beers, and some fun for the kids. All-day music on outdoor stage. An old-fashioned Victorian circus with jugglers and acrobats from the The Give & Take Jugglers Little Circus Crafts and collectibles show Craft beers and other spirits Admission to the grounds is free. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Commemorative T-shirts will be available.

Flemington Corn Tomato & Beer Festival
Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival
Saturday, August 10, 2019; 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Rain Date: Sunday, August 11th)
Stangl Road
Flemington, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend
Held in Flemington's Artisan District, this foodie and beer-lovers event will feature an expansive micro-brewery beer garden, live music, great food, and family entertainment --- and of course, New Jersey's finest corn and tomatoes! This is a family friendly event for all ages with an expanded kids zone and free entertainment

Hops at the Hanger
Hops at the Hangar
August 10, 2019; 3PM – 7PM
Central Jersey Regional Airport
1034 Millstone River Rd
Hillsborough, NJ
Cost: 415 – $70
This event features craft breweries with a few wine & spirits booths to aid The Rotary Club of Branchburg with their fund raising efforts. Featuring 40 breweries, including your favorite local and domestic breweries. Each attendee will receive a souvenir tasting glass and have the opportunity to sample many unique and popular craft beers. Enjoy live music from Luke & The Troublemakers. Delicious food available for purchase from Food Trucks, great vendors, games & merchandise. This is a rain or shine event. Pets Welcome.

Manahopkin Food & Beer Festival
Manahopkin - Craft Beer and Music Festival
Saturday, August 10th, 2019; 12pm to 9pm
Manahawkin Lake Park
193 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin, NJ
Cost: $25 for each session
This family friendly Craft Beer and Music Festival features over 50 different beers from 25 breweries, local food, and live music.. Those who will not be drinking will be admitted at no cost. Drinkers will be required to buy a glass and tickets for beer samples, allowing you to sample as many beers as you wish.
Tasting Session 1 : 12pm – 4pm
Tasting Session 2 : 5pm – 9pm

Burlington Hops and Rocks
August 17, 2019; 12PM – 7PM
Riverfront Promenade
High St. & Pearl Blvd
Burlington, NJ
Cost: $15, Kids under 10 are Free
The festival located on the Promenade overlooking the Delaware River and Burlington Island, features the 0pening for The British Invasion Experience with local favorites Kenny Raye Pisa and Shelter in Place with John Johnson. Each act brings their own take on rock & roll favorites from through the decades as well as some original tunes. There will be local food and craft vendors/trucks as well as a separate children's play area with some fun games and activities for the little ones.

Edison Food Wine & Beer Festival
Edison's Food Wine & Beer Festival
August 17, 2019; 12PM – 8PM
Lake Papainni Park
Edison, NJ
Cost: $5, Kids under 10 are Free
This annual family event features Wine & Craft Brewers including Edison's Cypress Brewery, face painting and activities for the kids, live entertainment, local vendors, artists and retailers.

Summer Swelter Beer Festival
Summer Swelter Craft Beer Festival
August 17, 2019
Total Turf Experience
614 Lambs Rd
Pitman, NJ
Cost: $5.25 - $52.50
This first annual craft beer festival will feature craft breweries!, food trucks. live music, and more.
Designated driver tickets will be available at a deep discount. Limited VIP tickets available for 12:00 – 1:00 PM featuring exclusive beers, early access to the main festival breweries and beers, shorter lines, and voting for "Best of the Fest"
General Admission will allow sampling from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

Monmouth Park Beer Festival
Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
August 31, September 1, 2, 2019; 11:30am to 5:30pm
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, NJ
The Monmouth Park Racetrack will be hosting their Annual Labor Day Weekend Festival filled with horse races, beer tasting, great barbecued food, and fun for the entire family. some of the Garden State's best BBQ joints. In addition, cool off with a cold one in the beer garden with live music.

September 2019 New Jersey Beer Festivals

NJ Highlands Brewfest
The NJ Highlands Brewfest at Boonton
Saturday September 7th, 2019; 1:00-5:00pm.
Canalside Park
Boonton, NJ
The event benefiting the NJ Highlands Coalition will feature over 40 breweries and 80 beers takes place in Boonton's Canalside park. In addition to the craft beer sampling the afternoon will feature live music as well as food vendors and local merchants.

Harvest Brew Fest
Harvest Brew Fest
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019: 10am-6pm
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ 08204
Admission to the grounds is free and free parking is available..
Enjoy craft beers and celebrate South Jersey during this all-day festival that celebrates all things local! Enjoy local food vendors, local artisans, local craft beers and local musical talent. Taps flow beginning at 10am.

Stone Harbor Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
The 8th annual Stone Harbor Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2019; 12:00pm - 8:00pm
96th Street Shopping District
Stone Harbor, NJ
This annual family event features food, wine, microbrews, art, music and a taste of culture from the Stone Harbor area. Activities include Oyster and clam shucking, carnival games, zoo animals and art activities for kids, a grape stomping competition and a café with fire pits for the evening live entertainment.

Glassboro Craft Beer Fest
Glassboro Craft Beer Festival 
September 28, 2019; Noon - 5pm
201 Rowan Blvd
Glassboro, NJ
Website Tickets
Cost: $5 - $45
This event features local and regional breweries along with live music entertainment, in addition to food vendors on site selling food and non alcoholic beverages. Ticket holders will receive a tasting glass to sample beer. 2 ounce samples will be offered of each beer available.

October 2019 NJ Beer Festivals

Uncorked Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and  Food Fest
Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest
Thursday, October 3, 2019; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Wilshire Grand Hotel
350 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
Web Site & Tickets
Contact: 973-535-1181, Email:
Event Cost: $100
This fundraiser features a wide selection of fine wines, craft beers, spirit tastings, restaurant samplings, an awards program, and a silent auction. There will be 25+ craft beers, & ciders, 45+ Wines, and 15+ Sprits & cocktails with 50+ food samplings.
All proceeds will benefit The Arc’s programs and services that support individuals with Down syndrome, Autism, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. The Arc of Essex County is the largest service provider to individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Essex County, New Jersey.

Central Jersey Beer Festival
Central Jersey Beer Festival
Saturday October 12, 2019; Beer tasting 1PM - 5PM** (Rain or Shine, Tents will be used in case of inclement weather!)
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds. 
1665 Mercerville-Edinburg Rd
West Windsor, NJ
Website & Tickets
Cost: $10 General admission, $60 Presale VIP Beer Tasting Ticket, $80 VIP
VIP Entry & Tasting beginning at 12PM Cash bar, food trucks, and music until 6PM
This event features over 150 beers, live music, food, and 4 hours of Beer Tasting. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs and friends and spread out on the grass in the park

Flemington Rotary Beer Fest
Flemington Rotary BeerFest: Craft Beer Tasting, Music & Food
October 19, 2019; 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Rain or shine)
Nex Level Arena
426 Case Boulevard
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Web Site & Tickets
Contact: Bob Chittenden, 609-516-9306, Email:
Event Cost: $50 - early bird available, All participants will receive one (1) tasting glass for sampling.
This event will feature 30 Breweries with over 60 types of beers to taste and sample. In addition, food vendors and live music provided by SunDog.
Bring your friends, listen to good music, make pretzel necklaces and Give Back at the same time! Proceeds form this event will help support The Rotary Club of Flemington - providing humanitarian service and advance goodwill and peace in the Flemington Community and around the world.

Gloucester County's  Annual Food & Craft Beer Festival
Gloucester County's Annual Food & Craft Beer Festival
October 26, 2019: 2PM – 7PM (Rain Date: Sunday, October 27th)
15 S Black Horse Pike
Downtown Blackwood, NJ
This annual Food & Craft Beer Festival features food trucks, wineries, and craft beer vendors

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