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.

May 2022 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Skylands Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Skylands Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Saturday May 7th, 2022; from 12-7pm (Rain or shine)
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
(973) 383-7644
Cost: $5, Children 38 Tall and Shorter, Free
Free parking
This event has entertainment for all ages. Spend a special day enjoying the outdoors, with delicious options including 20+ food truck vendors, deserts, specialty drinks & more. We have 100+ craft beers, live music, and games.

Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown
Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown
Saturday, May 14 2022; 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mennen Arena Field
161 Hanover Ave
Morris Plains, NJ
New Jersey's first festival, featuring 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 3 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!

Brew By The Bay
Brew By the Bay
May 14th, 2022; 12pm - 5pm (May 15th Rain date)
1 Atlantic St.
Highlands, NJ 07732
Web Site/Tickets
Contact: 732-291-4713
Event Cost: $35.00 - tickets include seven 4oz. tastings and a pint of craft beer and a commemorative pilsner cup (for the first 300 registered. Additional tastings can be purchased at the event for $3
This event takes place on the picturesque waterfront. Each participating brewery will bring two styles of beer each. There will be live music, fire pits, and delicious Local Smoke cuisine.

Meadowlands Racetrack's  Beer Fest
Meadowlands Racetrack's Beer Fest
May 21, 2022: 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM ( rain or shine)
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Dr.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Event Cost: $40-$65
$65 VIP Ticket: includes admission, special food access, tasting glass, exclusive VIP tastings and 1 additional hour of sampling. (limited to 200)
$40 GA Ticket: includes admission, tasting glass and 4 hour sampling.
$50 for day of GA ticket purchase: includes admission, tasting glass and 4 hour sampling All ticket holders have access to samplings, pairings, educational seminars and more.

June 2022 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival
June 4, 5, 2022
Bader Field
545 Albany Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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 Alkaline Trio & New Found Glory
Two sessions:
Session 1: Saturday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, & Session 2, Sunday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

New Jersey Beer and Food Festival
New Jersey Beer and Food Festival
Saturday, June 18, 2022 3pm - 7pm
The Festival Field at Grand Cascades Lodge
Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ
Information & Tickets
This event features the ultimate weekend for beer lovers! Don't miss the king of all NJ beer events where you can sample an array of craft beer, cider and traditional brews. Savor selections from over 200 brewers and enjoy an all-you-can-eat BBQ, sausages and other delicious seasonal bites. You'll also enjoy a range of entertainment, including fun outdoor games, premier golf and high energy live music.

Battleship New Jersey Craft Beer Festival
Battleship New Jersey Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, June 25, 2022; 1pm - 5pm
100 Clinton St
Camden, NJ 
Cost: General session,  $50 donation per adult,  will take place from 1pm to 5pm.  The VIP session, which gets guests aboard to enjoy samples an hour earlier at 12pm than the public session, is a $75 donation.
This event features beer tasting, live entertainment, and a free self-guided tour of the nation's most decorated ship — do this early upon arrival; sorry, but no tours once guests sample beer

July 2022 NJ Beer Festivals

Cape May Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival
Cape May Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival
Saturday, July 23, 2022; 10AM – 5PM
The Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ
Admission is free
This family event features hard shell crabs, craft beers, food trucks and vendors, crafters, family entertainment and back-to-back music on the outdoor stage at the Emlen Physick Estate. Bring a blanket or chair and relax in the shade near the outdoor stage. Well-behaved pets welcome!

Cheers in Chester  Wine &  Beer Festival
Cheers in Chester Wine & Beer Festival
Saturday July 23, 2022; 3PM – 7PM
Municipal Field
134 Main St,
Chester, NJ
Cost: $15 – $70
This event features over 100 styles of craft beer & wine, fantastic live music, delicious food & wonderful vendors. Plus it's a Benefit for the Chester First Aid Squad!

August 2022 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Manahopkin Craft Beer & Music Festival
Manahopkin Craft Beer & Music Festival
August 6, 2022; noon to 4 p.m,. and 5 to 9 p.m
Manahawkin Lake Park
Route 9 and North Lakeshore Road
Manahawkin section
of Stafford, NJ;
Two tasting sessions: 12:00pm-4:00pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm.
Tickets cost $30 for attendees who will be sampling beer; admission is free for those who will not be drinking. Food prices will vary by vendor.
This event features beers from local breweries, food trucks, live music, craft vendors and activities for children.

Flemington's Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival
Flemington's Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival
Saturday, August 13, 2022; 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Rain Date: Sunday, August 14th)
Stangl Road
Flemington, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend - Free Parking
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.

Summer Swelter Craft Beer Festival
Summer Swelter Craft Beer Festival
August 13, 2022
Total Turf Experience
614 Lambs Rd
Pitman, NJ
Cost: $5 - $45
This festival features New Jersey craft breweries, on-site food trucks, live music, and covered seating. VIP ticket holders can take advantage of an extra hour of early entry, smaller crowds and small-batch brews available first to VIPs!

Edison's Food Wine & Beer Festival
Edison's Food Wine & Beer Festival
Saturday Aug 20, 2022
4 PM - 10 PM
926 Amboy Avenue (under the Tent)
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 more.

September 2022 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
September 3, 4, 5, 2022; 11:00am to 5:00pm
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport, NJ
Cost: General admission tickets are available in advance as well for $5 or day-of $6.  All crafts will also be available at our craft beer bar for $6. - Parking is FREE!
This Labor Day weekend from 11am to 5pm join us for three days of delicious BBQ and a great selection of brews in our Craft Beer Garden. The perfect companion to delicious BBQ is an ice-cold beer! Our NJ Craft Beer Garden will feature over 40 craft beers to choose from – and for the first time, all beers will be brewed right here in the Garden State.  Enjoy live music from 12-4pm all three days!  After the Reign rocks out on Saturday followed by Chris Morrisy Sunday and Jessica Rose 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.

Burlington Hops & Rocks & 5K
Burlington Hops & Rocks & 5K
September 17, 2022; 12PM – 5PM (rain or shine)
Riverfront Promenade
High St. & Pearl Blvd
Burlington, NJ
Cost: General Admission is from 1:00-5:00 VIP gets an additional hour with a 12:00 entry to the festival. Early Bird pricing is effective through May 31. Full pricing takes effect on June 1.
This event features live music, food trucks, breweries and more!
Your entry ticket will include unlimited tastings from all participating breweries. band, food trucks and breweries. New this year, they have partnered with Burlington Running Club, who will kick-off the event a 5K race just before the VIP session opens. There are ticket options for runners and their guests. If you are planning to run the race, you can purchase race + festival tickets here.

October 2022 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Central Jersey Beer Festival
Central Jersey Beer Festival
Saturday, October 8, 2022; 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 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.