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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July 2018 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Crafts and Drafts festival
Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing
Saturday, July 14th, 2018; 2pm to 7pm
426 Sand Shore Rd,
Hackettstown, NJ
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Cost: Free
This summer event features a celebration of the greatest state in the USA --- Crafts and Drafts style!
16 local artisans to joining in on Jersey Girl's brew-warehouse for a handmade pop-up market.
Please note: There will not be food trucks on-site for this event. Jersey Girl highly recommends a number of local restaurants for take-out or delivery. You are also welcome to bring your own food into the brewery.

Cheers in Chester wine festival
Cheers in Chester Wine & Beer Festival
July 21, 2018; 3 - 7pm
Municipal Field
134 Main St
Chester, NJ
Website & Tickets
This event features over 100 craft brews & wine, live music & entertainment by Mr. Lovejoy, food, vendors, and more.
Outdoors, under a tent.
Proceeds from this event will go to support the Chester First Aid Squad.

August 2018 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival
Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival
Saturday, August 4, 2018: 11am-6pm (Food served 11am-6pm)
The Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ
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This family event features live entertainment, some favorite NJ summer foods, local craft beers, and some fun for the kids. All-day music on outdoor stage. An old-fashioned Victorian circus with jugglers and acrobats from the The Give & Take Jugglers Little Circus Crafts and collectibles show Craft beers and other spirits Admission to the grounds is free. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Commemorative T-shirts will be available

Flemington Corn, tomato, and beer festival
Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival
Saturday, August 4, 2018; from 12 noon to 8pm (rain date August 5th)
Stangl Road
Flemington, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend
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.

Manahopkin - Craft Beer and Music Festival
Saturday, August 11th, 2018; 12pm to 7pm
Manahawkin Lake Park
193 East Bay Avenue
Manahawkin, NJ
Cost: $25
This family friendly Craft Beer and Music Festival features over 50 different beers from 25 breweries, local food, and live music.. Those who will not be drinking will be admitted at no cost. Drinkers will be required to buy a glass and tickets for beer samples, allowing you to sample as many beers as you wish.

Edison food wine beer festival
Edison's Food Wine & Beer Festival
Saturday, August 18th, 2018; 12pm to 8pm
Papaianni Park
100 Municipal Blvd
Edison, NJ
Cost: $5, Children under 10 are Free
This family event features 5 Craft Brewers including Edison's Cypress Brewery, Wine, Live Entertainment, Artists & Activities for the Kids

summer swelter beer fest
Summer Swelter Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, August 18th, 2018; 1pm to 5pm
400 N Woodbury Rd
Pitman, NJ
Cost: $5.25 - $52.50
This first annual craft beer festival will feature craft breweries!, food trucks. live music, and more.
Designated driver tickets will be available at a deep discount. Limited VIP tickets available for 12:00 – 1:00 PM featuring exclusive beers, early access to the main festival breweries and beers, shorter lines, and voting for "Best of the Fest"
General Admission will allow sampling from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.

September 2018 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
September 1, 2, 3, 2018; 11:30am to 5:30pm
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, NJ
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.

Battleship New Jersey
WMGK Brew Blast
Saturday, September 8, 2018; 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Battleship New Jersey
100 Clinton St
Camden, NJ 
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.

Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest
5th Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest
September 27, 2018; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Wilshire Grand Hotel
350 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
Web Site & Tickets
Contact: Nicole McVeigh, Phone: 973-535-1181, Email:
Event Cost: $100
This fundraiser features a wide selection of fine wines, craft beers, spirit tastings, restaurant samplings, an awards program, and a silent auction.
All proceeds will benefit The Arc’s programs and services that support individuals with Down syndrome, Autism, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. The Arc of Essex County is the largest service provider to individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Essex County, New Jersey.

Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at Yogi Berra Stadium
Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at Yogi Berra Stadium
Saturday, September 29, 2018; 12pm to 7pm
Yogi Berra Stadium
8 Yogi Berra Drive
Little Falls, NJ
Contact: Kirsten Muhaw; Phone: 973-450-1070, Email:
Cost: Entry is $5 for 13 & Older; Free for Kids 12 & Younger. Parking is Free
This all-day party is fun for the whole family. Parking is FREE. The Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest will feature more than 20 food trucks with a variety of delicious fare, a beer garden with over 50 different craft beers, and great live music. Family Fun will also include a Bounce House, a Mechanical Bull and plenty of backyard games including Knockerball, Ladderball, KanJam and Cornhole.

October 2018 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Big Brew Beer Festival
The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018; Session 1, 12:00 pm - 4:00pm & Session 2, 5:30pm - 9:30p
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

Central Jersey Beer Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2018; 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 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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