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Best NJ Beer Festivals and Events

New Jersey Beer Festivals

New Jersey beer festivals play host to well over 100 major breweries and micro breweries

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.





Note: 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.





September 2021 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
September 4, 5, 6, 2021; 11:00am to 5:00pm
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, NJ
Website
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.

Meadowlands Racetrack's Craft Beer Fest
Meadowlands Racetrack's Craft Beer Fest
September 11, 2021 ; 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM ( rain or shine)
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Dr.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Website/Tickets
Walk-up tickets available
Admission : $85 VIP Ticket: includes admission, VIP Lounge, special VIP food buffet, tasting glass, Exclusive VIP tastings and 1 additional hour of sampling (limited to 200). $45 GA Ticket: includes admission, tasting glass and 4 hour sampling. $50 for day of event.
Over 60 breweries and cideries will be participating including a number of local New Jersey craft breweries. NJ favorites Lone Eagle Brewing, NJ Beer Co., Toms River Brewing, Ashton Brewery, Bolero Snort, Broad Street Seltzers, Flying Fish, Untied Brewing, Seven Tribesman, Ghost Hawk and 902 Brewing will be pouring at the festival.
PA favorites including Weyerbacher, Victory, Evil Genius, Neshaminy Creek and Yards will also be featured. Defiant, Ithaca, Southern Tier, Brooklyn, Coney Island, Captain Lawrence, Blue Point, and Ommegang are just a few New York based companies that will be available for tasting.
Live harness racing kicks off at 6:20pm and DJ ALX will be providing the festival music. 
All ticket holders have access to samplings, pairings, educational seminars and more. 

New Jersey Motorsports Park Beer Fest <
New Jersey Motorsports Park Beer Fest
Saturday September 11, 2021; 4PM - 9PM.
8000 Dividing Creek Rd
Millville, NJ
Website / Tickets
Tickets for the Beer Festival can be purchased for $35.00 on-line and $40.00 at the gate.
This Beer Festival is held during the MotoAmerica Championship of New Jersey!
It features samplings from over 30 craft breweries and 60 styles of beer, in addition to food trucks, vendors, live music and more." The event ticket includes beer samples from all participating breweries. Megan Knight who recently appeared on American Idol will be the featured performer at the Beer Festival. The Beer Fest will be held after the track activity is done that Saturday on the grounds of the NJMP Clubhouse.
All ticket holders must bring valid ID for admission to the festival to receive proper credentials, wristband, and tasting glass. Guests are reminded that New Jersey Motorsports Park offers overnight accommodations.

Brew Blast on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Brew Blast on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
September 11, 2021: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 966-1652
Website
This event features a craft beer sampling (over 50 beers) and live classic rock from MGK House Band, the Launch, on the tented deck of America's most decorated battleship. All tickets include a FREE TOUR of the Battleship New Jersey. The MGK Brew Blast is a rain or shine event. The main event area is tented. If it's raining on Saturday, you may want to bring rain gear or an umbrella to stay dry if waiting in line to check in or to walk from the main event area to the bathrooms (about 20-50 feet from beer tent). WMGK's John DeBella, Matt Cord and Andre Gardner will be on board ready to talk music and beer with you. There will also be great food available for purchase. This year's Brew Blast will feature over 50 craft beers. Parking is available at the garage next to BB&T Pavilion. It is a short walk from the parking garage to the Battleship.

Boo Brew By the Beach
Brew By the Beach
Saturday, September 18th, 2021; 12 - 6PMm( Rain Date is Sunday, September 19th)
Sandbox at the Seastreak
325 Shore Drive
Highlands, NJ 07732
Web Site/Tickets
Event Cost: $40.00 and includes six 4oz. tastings and a pint of craft beer.
This event features craft beers for beer lovers to sample . There will be food trucks and live music by HIX.

Burlington Hops and Rocks
Burlington Hops and Rocks
September 25, 2021; 12PM – 7PM
Riverfront Promenade
High St. & Pearl Blvd
Burlington, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $18, Kids under 10 are Free
The festival located on the Promenade overlooking the Delaware River and Burlington Island, features live music with three bands, There will be local food and craft vendors/trucks. a beer garden, as well as a separate children's play area with some fun games and activities for the little ones.

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival
Glassboro Craft Beer Festival 
September 25, 2021; from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Glassboro Town Square
1 High Street West
Glassboro, NJ
Website Tickets
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.

Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at Yogi Berra Stadium<
Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at Yogi Berra Stadium
Saturday, September 25, 2021; 12pm to 7pm
Yogi Berra Stadium
8 Yogi Berra Drive
Little Falls, NJ
Website
Contact: contact@jackals.com
Phone: 973-746-7434
A day of Food, Fun, and Family that you won't want to miss. Our event has entertainment for all ages. Spend a special day enjoying the outdoors, delicious food, craft beer, live music, and more!
Parking is FREE. There will be 100+ beers, 25+ food trucks.

Stone Harbor Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
Stone Harbor Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
Saturday, September 25, 2021; 12:00pm - 8:00pm
96th Street Shopping District
Stone Harbor, NJ
Website
This annual family event features food, wine, microbrews, art, music and a taste of culture from the Stone Harbor area. Enjoy tasting tents, a grape stomping competition, live & local music, talented art vendors and much more fun for the whole family.





October 2021 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Hanover Twp. PBA Food, Wine & Brew Festival
Hanover Twp. PBA Food, Wine & Brew Festival
October 2, 2021; 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bee Meadow Park
Brickyard Field
111 Reynolds Avenue
Whippany, NJ
Website
This charity event features great food, Wine, brews, activities, games, and live music by Jersey Bound.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity.

South Toms River Foodtrucks and Craft Beer Festival
South Toms River Foodtrucks and Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, October 2, 2021; 12pm to 9pm
Mathis Veterans Memorial Park
Route 166 .
South Toms River, NJ
Website
Cost: Free
There will be lots of food trucks, local beers, and entertainment. including a Bounce House, Live Bands, Local Vendors and more.

Central Jersey Beer Festival<
Central Jersey Beer Festival
Saturday. October 9, 2021 at 12:00pm ; 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
VIP Entry & Tasting beginning at 12PM Food trucks and music until 6PM
This event features over 175 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

The Fifth Annual Bridgewater Beerfest & Wine Tasting
The Fifth Annual Bridgewater Beerfest & Wine Tasting
October 10, 2021; 12pm - 5pm.
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC)
775 Talamini Road
Bridgewater, NJ
Website/Registration
908-443-9002
Cost: $15.00 – $75.00
This event features over 50 Beers, Wine Tastings, Live Music, Food Trucks, and an afternoon outside on their beautiful Campgrounds!
The VIP tasting experience from 12:00 TO 1:00 PM at a cost of $75, will be an exclusive one hour early admission, first access to all beers and wines, with exclusive pours of select brewers choice taps and wines, and an opportunity to speak with representatives from the breweries and Pacific Highway Wines and Spirits, and a swag item.
Proceeds from this event will benefit JCC Special Needs programs for children and adults.

Gloucester County's  Annual Food & Craft Beer Festival
Gloucester County's Annual Food & Craft Beer Festival
October 16, 2021: 2PM – 7PM (Rain Date: Sunday, October 17th, 2pm-7pm
15 S Black Horse Pike
Downtown Blackwood, NJ
Website
This annual Food & Craft Beer Festival features food trucks, wineries, craft beer vendors, and a beer & wine garden

Oktoberfest at Raceway Park
Oktoberfest  at Raceway Park
October 16th, 2021; VIP Session 12-5pm, GA Session 1-5pm
Raceway Park
230 Pension Road
Englishtown NJ 07726
732-446-7800
Website/Tickets
Cost: $65 -GA, $75 - VIP, designated driver $15
This event features sample selections from over 30 tri-state area breweries in a safe and fun outdoor setting. Lagers, IPAs, Stouts, Pilsners, wines, hard seltzers…. sample and enjoy with your own commemorative sampling glass. Other features include gourmet food vendors, live bands and a variety of games, including corn hole and hatchet tossing! Pay one fee to get in, and all drinks are on the house! You will receive a five ounce souvenir glass with a two ounce pour line. You are welcome to sample any and all beers that our brewers have.