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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April 2019 NJ Beer Festivals

Harborside Craft Brew Fest
Harborside Craft Brew Fest
April 13, 2019; 2 Sessions: (Session ) 1 - 4:30PM; (Session2) 6 - 9:30PM
3 Atrium
Jersey City, NJ
This event will feature local variety of fermented beer and cider in all styles combining the best elements of a Beer Garden with a wide variety of choices found only at a Craft Beer Festival. Attendees will enjoy unlimited craft beer samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, Food and Interactive Games.

Allaire BBQ & Brews
Allaire BBQ & Brews
April 27th and 28th, 2019; 11 am to 5 pm.
The Historic Village at Allaire
4265 Atlantic Ave.
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Enjoy a family fun day with a Beer Garden – Serving beer and hard cider, Award winning BBQ, Food Trucks, Crafters, 19th Century games, and Live entertainment,. The historic village will be providing craft demonstrations at the blacksmith shop and carpentry shop. All historic buildings will be open for tours with costumed interpreters. There will be also historic children's games being demonstrated.

May 2019 NJ Beer Festivals

Skylands Food & Truck Festival
Skylands Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2019; 12:00 - 7:00 PM
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
(973) 383-7644
Adults: $5, Children 12 and under: 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

Burlington Food Truck Festival
First Annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
May 4, 2019: 3pm - 8pm (Event is rain or shine)
Burlington County Fairgrounds
1990 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road
Columbus, NJ 08022
Event Contact Phone: 609-265-5858, Email:
Event Cost: $10 with VIP Tent at $300; Parking is free.
Tickets on sale on March 1 and must be purchased online.
The afternoon will feature Gourmet Food Trucks, Craft Beer from local breweries, local wine, live bands and a Kentucky Derby viewing area!
Arms 2 Artisans will be hosting the beer garden and will feature beers from Backward Flag Brewing Co., Bolero Snort Brewery, Screamin' Hill Brewery, Third State Brewing, River Horse Brewing Co., Pinelands Brewing Company, Three 3's Brewing, and Brotherton Brewing Company Wine tent hosted by Arms 2 Artisans featuring Valenzano Winery.
Live music by Billy Walton Band and The GoodManFiske Band

Beer BBQ Bacon Festival
The Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown
May 18, 2019 (12pm-1pm VIP HOUR; 1pm -5pm General admission)
Lewis Morris Park
Doe Meadow Field
270 Mendham Road
Morristown, NJ
Website (tickets & event schedule)
Cost: $20, $60, $90
This event features only New Jersey Beer, coupled with restaurants, gourmet food trucks & Chefs, offering a delectable array of mouth watering BBQ & Bacon creations, all available for purchase. There will be a competition to showcase their culinary skills, with a panel of celebrity judges choosing the best of the best, along with People's Choice awards for Best Dish & Best Beer. 30 New Jersey Breweries will be in attendance, each bringing 4 styles of Beer. One of these styles will be either a rare Beer or a Brew created specifically for this event. The event will take place outdoors and under tents, with some fantastic Music!

Red Bank International Beer, Wine, Food Fest
Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Fest
Sunday, May 5, 2019; 12PM – 7PM
White Street Parking Lot
Red Bank, NJ
Cost: $5 Donation for anyone over 10
The Annual Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Festival is a family friendly, outdoor celebration of International food, music, wine and beer! Twenty of Red Banks finest eateries will be selling specialty International menu items from tented areas throughout the festival! International wines and beers will also be available for purchase. The festival features unique vendors and great live music on multiple stages, a kids area, and family fun,

Meadowlands Beer Fest
Meadowlands Racetrack's Spring Beer Fest
Saturday, May 18, 2019; 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM ( rain or shine)
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Dr.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Walk-up tickets available
Admission : $75 VIP Tickets, $35 GA Tickets ($45 at the door)
This beerfest features 60+ total producers breweries, great food, plus watch and wager on the world's greatest harness racing (post time 7:15 pm).
$75 VIP Ticket: includes admission, VIP Lounge, special VIP food buffet, tasting glass, Exclusive VIP tastings and 1 additional hour of sampling (limited to 200).
$35 GA Ticket: includes admission, tasting glass and 4 hour sampling.
$45 for day of GA ticket purchase: includes admission, tasting glass and 4 hour sampling All ticket holders have access to samplings, pairings, educational seminars

June 2019 NJ Beer Festivals

Hop Sauce Festival
Annual Hop Sauce Festival
June 1, 2019 (rain or shine)
Taylor Ave,
Beach Haven, NJ
Website (tickets & event schedule)
This family friendly event features good food, 100+ hot sauces, 50+ craft beers. live band entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for kids. The Hop Sauce Festival is a gathering of craft beer and spice enthusiasts. As Jetty's largest event, always on the Saturday after Memorial Day, the focus on brew and hot sauce is also paired with local fare, original music, and cultural vendors. A portion of the proceeds are always earmarked for Jetty's nonprofit arm, the Jetty Rock Foundation, which uses funds for youth initiatives, for those in need, and to enhance the community.

Wildwood Beer Fest
Wildwood Beer Fest
Saturday, June 8, 2019; 2 Sessions;12 pm – 4 pm, and 6 pm – 10 pm.
Fox Park
E. Burk & E. Montgomery Avenues
Wildwood, NJ
Website Tickets
Cost: $30
This beer tasting event celebrates the art of locally brewed craft beer will be equally exciting for the brew aficionado and novice alike. A ticket into this event grants you access 100+ brews, a commemorative tasting cup, live music, delicious food, craft vendors and special exhibits. Beer sampling is unlimited with your ticket.

New Jersey Beer Food Festival
New Jersey Beer and Food Festival
Saturday, June 15th, 2019; 3pm - 7pm
The Festival Field at Grand Cascades Lodge
Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ
Information & Tickets
This event features a day full of tasty food, a variety of craft beer, cider and traditional drafts! Attendees will get to enjoy their favorite brews and sample a variety of new flavorful beers, great locally-sourced food, and live music by Lima Bean Riot! For the full experience, check out their Brews & Birdies Golf Tournament which includes access to the NJ Beer & Food Festival in the afternoon

Six Flags International Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
June 16 & 17, 2019: Noon -7pm
Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, NJ
Cost: Cost of Park Admission
Six Flag's annual food truck festival with food trucks full of delicious treats from all over the world, plus beer!
Admission to the festival is included with theme park admission or a season pass. Food is available for an additional fee. Entrance to the event is located in Movietown. Discounted theme park tickets will also be available for the day.

Battleship New Jersey Craft Beer Festival
Battleship New Jersey Craft Beer Festival
June 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
100 Clinton St
Camden, NJ 
Cost: $50 - $75
This event features beer tasting, live entertainment, and a free self-guided tour of the nation's most decorated ship.
Sample over 30 NJ Breweries while being entertained by the Cabin Dogs. Food available for purchase. Ticket includes a collectible sample glass and 15 4 oz. samples with the option to purchase more.  VIP tickets get in one hour early and allow you to try a range of special beers that may run out before main session starts.

Cape May Hops Festival
Cape May Hops Festival
Saturday, June 22, 2019;: 10am-6pm
on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ
For more information, call 609-884-5404
Free Admission
Help us kick off summer in Cape May with some blues, brews and BBQ! This all-day outdoor family festival will feature local breweries, live music on the outdoor stage, and food vendors serving up some tasty BBQ favorites, plus a crafts and collectibles show and kids activities. Varying costs for food, beer, and crafts vendors ​ Live Music Frank Bey 10am-12noon Blue Bone 12noon-3pm James Supra/Sarah Ayers 3pm-6pm

October 2019 NJ Beer Festivals

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

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