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: 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.

January 2020 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Asbury Park BeerFest
Asbury Park Beerfest
January 25, 26, 2020
Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: $44 advance, $48 at the door
This event features local craft beers, cider, vendors, and more!
There will be 3 sessions from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. on January 25, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 26.

February 2020 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Great Beer Expo
Great Beer Expo: New Jersey
February 1, 2020: Session 1: 12:30PM 4:00pm, Session 2: 5:30pm-9:00pm
Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow
355 Plaza Dr.
Secaucus, NJ
The biggest names in brewing are getting ready for New Jersey's biggest pre-game tailgate party, the annual Great Beer Expo is a pay-one-price beer tasting extravaganza showcasing more than 70 breweries—local hometown Jersey favorites, award-winning American craft breweries, and international trend-setters—offering tastings of more than 150 beers in all

Fork & Cork Wine & Beer Festival
Fork & Cork Wine and Beer Tasting
Saturday, February 8, 2020; 6PM – 10PM
Nottingham Ballroom
200 Mercer St,
Mercerville, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: $50
This is a charity event will feature various wine and beer vendors (local and national), great food, unlimited tasting (wine & beer), music, and more. A portion of the proceeds will be supporting The Children's Home Society of New Jersey, dedicated to finding loving families for children, to protect children from harm, and to help parents find better ways to be parents so they can keep their children.

Heldrich Beer Festival
The Heldrich Craft Beer & Spirit Festival
February 8, 2020; 5PM – 8PM
10 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
Ticket Price: $65/person
Join The Heldrich on February 8th for our 4th Annual Craft Beer & Spirit Festival, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters! Enjoy food, drinks, raffle prizes, live music, and more.
Included in your ticket: Samples from over 50+ local craft beer and spirit vendors, A commemorative tasting glass, All-you-can-eat snacks and food, provided by an award-winning culinary team

Big Brew Beer Festival
The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday, February 29, 2020
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Website & Tickets
Cost: $15 & $60
The Big Brew Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 200 unique tastings it's a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Enjoy great food, vendors & live music. Free shuttle to and from the Morristown Train Station

March 2020 NJ Beer Festivals

Beers on the Boards
Beers on the Boards
March 21, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk
308 Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Cost: All beer and all food is included in the ticket price and at $60
Enjoy unlimited samples of fine craft beer from over 40 breweries AND unlimited food from our gourmet buffet (open all day).

April 2020 NJ Beer Festivals

Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival
April 3, 4, 2020
Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ
Tickets & Information
This event features a celebration of a decade of AC music, brews, breweries. Attendees will experience over 1,000 different beers from 150 breweries, the biggest music acts to date, interactive touch points such as life size beer pong and a pop-up jam band space, a state-of-the-art March Madness viewing area and culinary offerings from our favorite AC food and beverage joints.
Music by New Found Glory, Goldfinger, & Against Me.
Three sessions:
Session 1 Friday, 8am - 12:00 am, Session 2 Saturday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, & Session 3 Saturday, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Skylands Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Skylands Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, April 4, 2020; 12:00 - 7:00 PM (Rain or shine)
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
(973) 383-7644
Adults: $5, Children 38 Tall and Shorte, Free
This family event features more than 25 food trucks with a variety of delicious fare • Over 100 craft beers • A variety of hard ciders, hard sodas, flavored drinks, and wine • Backyard games and activities, including Ladderball, KanJam, Wiffle ball, volleyball, carnival games, and bounce houses • Great live music • Sports on our giant video board • Shopping with local vendors • Free parking

May 2020 NJ Beer Festivals

Burlington Craft Beer Festival
Annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
May 2, 2020: 3pm - 8pm (Event is rain or shine)
Burlington County Fairgrounds
1990 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road
Columbus, NJ 08022
Event Contact Phone: 609-265-5858, Email:
The afternoon will feature Gourmet Food Trucks, Craft Beer from local breweries, local wine, & live bands. Local breweries will have all of their finest brews on tap. Live music on the main stage throughout the day. VIP perks available.

Highlands Brew by the Bay
3rd Annual Brew By the Bay
May 9, 2020: 1:00pm — 6:00pm
The Seafarer
1 Atlantic St.
Highlands, NJ 07732
732-291-4713Website / Tickets
Tickets: $25 and include six 4 oz. tastings and a pint of craft beer and a commemorative pilsner cup. Additional tastings can be purchased at the event for $2
This event features a tasting on the picturesque waterfront;. Live music by Stringbean & the Boardwalk Social Club, fire pits and delicious local fare.

New Jersey Motor Sports Park Beer Fest
New Jersey Motorsports Park for the Designer Wraps Beer Fest
May 23, 2020: 1PM – 5PM (Rain Date May 24)
8000 Dividing Creek Rd
Millville, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: $35, early entry tickets at $45, and VIP tickets at $75 -Parking will be $10 per car - cash only
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at NJMP. Attendees of the festival can expect up to 50 craft breweries and over 100 styles of beer, in addition to food trucks, vendors, music, and more. Participating breweries include Founders Brewing Company, Evil Genius Beer Company, Urban Village Brewing Company, Three 3's Brewing Company, Pinelands Brewing Company, and D9 Brewing Company, with more to come. On-track action during Memorial Day Weekend at NJMP includes car club racing on Thunderbolt Raceway and motorcycle club racing on Lightning. Both activities are free for spectators, beginning at 9AM. NJMP also offers go-karting, axe throwing, and paintball.


Have a comment about what you just read! Leave a comment in the box below.