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.

September 2022 New Jersey Beer Festivals

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.

Harvest Brew Fest
Harvest Brew Fest
Saturday, September 17, 2022:10 AM – 5 PM
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ 08204
Admission to the grounds is free and free parking is available..
Enjoy craft beers and celebrate South Jersey during this all-day festival that celebrates all things local! Enjoy local food vendors, local artisans, local craft beers and local musical talent. Taps flow beginning at 10am.

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival
Glassboro Craft Beer Festival
September 24, 2022: 12pm - 5pm
Glassboro Town Hall
1 west high street
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Event Cost: Ranges between $10, $50, $60 and $70
This event features over 100 craft beer samplings from NJ and tri-state breweries, live music, food trucks, and more!

October 2022 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Hunterdon Harvest Fest
Hunterdon Harvest Fest
October 1, 2022: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Rain Date - Sunday, October 2nd, 2022)
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.

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.

South Toms River Foodtrucks and Craft Beer Festival
South Toms River Foodtrucks and Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, October 8th, 2022: 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. Music will be provided by DJ Defib Entertainment, with live band Katfish Lucy, performing in the evening! The grand finale will be Fireworks at dusk. There will also be live Police, Fire, and EMS demo's throughout the day.

Annual Boo Brew By The Bay
Annual Boo Brew By The Bay
Saturday, October 15th, 2022; 1-5PM( Rain date October 16th)
The Seafarer
1 Atlantic St
Highlands, NJ
The tasting takes place on the picturesque waterfront of the Shrewsbury River. Tickets are $35.00 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.

November 2022 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Beers on the Boards
Beers on the Boards
November 5, 2022 @ 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 $60
2 Sessions – 12:30PM-4:00PM | 6:00PM-9:30PM
This event features Craft beer from over 30 breweries! Gourmet all-you-can-eat buffet!
Live music by Matt Baker & The poor Boys Trio