Best NJ Beer Festivals and Events
2023 Edition

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 2023 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
September 2, 3, 4, 2023; 11:00am to 5:00pm
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport, NJ
This Labor Day weekend from 11am to 5pm for three days of delicious BBQ and a great selection of brews in their Craft Beer Garden.
NJ Craft Beer sampling will go from 11:30-5pm. Sale and check-in for tickets will be from 11:30-4pm. Day of tickets are Cash Only. Enjoy live music from 12-4pm all three days! After the Reign rocks out on Saturday, followed by West End Dogs Sunday and Chris Morrisy on Monday. FREE Family Fun Day activities take place from 12-4pm on Saturday and Sunday featuring pony rides, clowns, face painters and a bounce house. Participating food trucks:

Battleship NJ Beew Festival
Battleship New Jersey MGK Brew Blast
Saturday, September 9, 2023; 1pm - 5pm
100 Clinton St
Camden, NJ 
Cost: $20 - $50 All tickets include a FREE TOUR of the Battleship New Jersey.
Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for a great day of craft beer sampling (over 50 beers) & live classic rock (courtesy of the MGK House Band) on the tented deck of America's most decorated battleship at the 12th Annual Brew Blast. All tickets include a FREE TOUR of the Battleship New Jersey. WMGK's Steve Vassalotti and Andre Gardner will be on board ready to talk music & beer with you. There will also be great food available for purchase. This year's Brew Blast will feature over 50 craft beers.
Boonton Brewfest
Boonton Brewfest
Saturday, September 9, 2023; 1pm - 5pm
Canalside Park
Plane Street
Boonton, NJ
Cost: $20 - $80
This event features a fun filled day with over 30 local breweries all from the Greater NJ area, music, games, and more. There will be live music from two different bands DJ keeping the vibes going close to beer sampling tents Various adult games including corn hole...giant Jenga...bucket pong 10-15 local food vendors representing a variety of cuisines w/ food for purchase. One wine sampling tent, Local craft vendors, and merchandise available.

Harvest Brew Fest
Harvest Brew Fest
Saturday, September 16, 2023:10 AM – 5 PM
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ 08204
This event is FREE to attend. Varying costs for food, beer, and crafts vendors.
Admission to the grounds is free and free parking is available..
This event features craft beers and a celebration of South Jersey. Enjoy local food vendors, local artisans, local craft beers and local musical talent.

Burlington Hops & Rocks & 5K
Burlington Hops & Rocks & 5K
Saturday, September 16, 2023; 12PM – 5PM (rain or shine)
Riverfront Promenade
High St. & Pearl Blvd
Burlington, NJ
Cost: Beer Festival General Admission $50, Adult VIP $70, and designated driver $20.
This event features a 5K run and a beer festival with unlimited beer tastings from 25 breweries from New Jersey and surrounding states, food vendors, and music by My Next Ex.

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival
Glassboro Craft Beer Festival
September 23, 2023: 12pm - 5pm
Glassboro Town Hall
1 High Street West
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Event Cost: $60 GA, and $70 VIP
This event features over 100 craft beer samplings from NJ and tri-state breweries, live music, food trucks, and more!

Stone Harbor Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
Stone Harbor Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
Saturday, September 23, 2023; 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. Enjoy tasting tents, a grape stomping competition, live & local music, talented art vendors and much more fun for the whole family.

South 47 at Bacon, Bourbon, & Brews Festival
South 47 at Bacon, Bourbon, & Brews Festival at the Flying W
Saturday, Sunday, September 30, October 1, 2023
Flying W Airport & Resort
60 Fostertown Rd
Medford, NJ
This event features lots of bourbon, beers, wine, some bacon, live music, food trucks, and fun activities

Hunterdon Harvest Fest (Oktoberfest)
Hunterdon Harvest Fest (Oktoberfest)
Saturday, September 30, 2023: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Rain Date - Saturday, October 7th)
Lone Eagle Brewing
Stangl Road (Enter via Route 12 and park at Liberty Village)
Flemington, NJ
Cost: FREE
This event features harvest celebration of our local businesses, farms, and breweries with New Jersey Craft Breweries, live music, farm to festival local foods, craft beer & games for all ages! Bring your own chair.

South Toms River Foodtrucks and Craft Beer Festival
South Toms River Foodtrucks and Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, September 30th, 2023: 12pm to 9pm
Mathis Veterans Memorial Park
Route 166 .
South Toms River, NJ
Cost: Free
There will be lots of food trucks, local craft beers, and entertainment. including a Bounce House, Live Bands, and Local Vendors, and DJ . Music. The grand finale will be Firewirks at dusk. There will also be live Police, Fire, and EMS demo's throughout the day.

October 2023 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Hanover Twp. PBA Food, Wine & Brew Festival
Hanover Twp. PBA Food, Wine & Brew Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2023; 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Bee Meadow Park
Brickyard Field
111 Reynolds Avenue
Whippany, NJ
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.

Central Jersey Beer Festival
Central Jersey Beer Festival
Saturday, October 14, 2023; from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM* (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 with 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.
Portion of funds support Local 501C3 Non-profit charities.

Boo Brew By The Bay
Annual Boo Brew By The Bay
Saturday, October 21st, 2023; 1-5PM( Rain date October 22nd)
The Seafarer
1 Atlantic St
Highlands, NJ
The tasting takes place on the picturesque waterfront of the Shrewsbury River. Tickets are $40 and include seven 4oz. tastings and a pint of craft beer in a commemorative pilsner cup. Additional tastings can be purchased at the event for $3. Live music, a costume contest, fire pits and great food. st New Jersey Beer Festivals.

Gloucester County's  Annual Food & Craft Beer Festival
Gloucester County's Annual Food & Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2023: 2PM – 7PM (Rain Date: Sunday, October 22nd)
15 S Black Horse Pike
Downtown Blackwood, NJ
This event features the annual Food & Craft Beer Festival features food trucks, wineries, craft beer vendors, and a beer & wine garden along the Black Horse Pike in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township.
There will be plenty of general seating tents to enjoy your food and beverages with your family and friends. There will be complementary shuttles running from Highland High School should you need to park your vehicle.

November 2023 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Beers on the Boards
Beers on the Boards
November 4, 2023 @ 12:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk
308 Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Cost: All beer and buffet food is included in the ticket price of $65
2 Sessions – 12:30PM & 6:00PM
This event features local Craft beers a gourmet all-you-can-eat buffet! Live music by Matt Baker & Big Bang Baby Duo.