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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September 2019 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Brew Blast Battleship New Jersey
Brew Blast on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
September 7, 2019: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 966-1652
50+ Brews, Live Band, Free Tour It will be a great day of craft beer sampling (over 50 beers), including Bell's, Dogfish Head, Three 3's, Founders, Yards, Troegs and Neshaminy Creek. Plus, & live classic rock from the new MGK House Band (who will be crowned on 8/23)last, on the tented deck of America's most decorated battleship. All tickets include a TOUR of the Battleship New Jersey!. Hang with the MGK DJs WMGK's John DeBella, Debbi Calton & Andre Gardner will be on board ready to talk music & beer with you. There will also be great food available for purchase. This year's Brew Blast will feature over 50 craft beers. .Parking $10 parking is available at the garage next to BB&T Pavilion. It is a short walk from the parking garage to the Battleship.

NJ Highlands Brewfest
The NJ Highlands Brewfest at Boonton
Saturday September 7th, 2019; 1:00-5:00pm.
Canalside Park
Boonton, NJ
The event benefiting the NJ Highlands Coalition will feature over 40 breweries and 80 beers takes place in Boonton's Canalside park. In addition to the craft beer sampling the afternoon will feature live music as well as food vendors and local merchants.

Golden Nugget - 9th Annual Craft Beer Festival
Golden Nugget - 9th Annual Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, September 14, 2019; 7pm -11pm
Golden Nugget
600 Huron Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ
Admission is $59 to $69. Your ticket includes over $75 worth of exciting Golden Nugget offers and a souvenir glass. Police officers, firefighters and teachers who show credentials could get in for $45
Sample over 100 varieties of seasonal craft beers from over 30 different breweries with chef-inspired appetizers and enjoy live entertainment by Seven Stone.

Harvest Brew Fest
Harvest Brew Fest
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019: 10am-6pm
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.

Jersey City Craft Beer Fest
Jersey City Craft Brew Fest
Saturday, September 14, 2019
-Session 1: 1:00pm - 4:30pm -Session 2: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Harborside 3 Atrium
153 Exchange Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Cost: $15 - $70
In the spirit of Oktoberfest, a traditional German celebration of beer and countrymen will be held over with more than 150 styles of craft beers featuuring many NJ craft breweries. This event will feature an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles combining the best elements of a Beer Garden with the staggering array of choices found only at a Craft Beer Festival. Guests will enjoy unlimited craft beer samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, Food and Interactive Games.

Stone Harbor Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
The 8th annual Stone Harbor Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2019; 12:00pm - 8:00pm
96th Street Shopping District
Stone Harbor, NJ
This annual family event features food, wine, microbrews, art, music and a taste of culture from the Stone Harbor area. Activities include Oyster and clam shucking, carnival games, zoo animals and art activities for kids, a grape stomping competition and a café with fire pits for the evening live entertainment.

Glassboro Craft Beer Fest
Glassboro Craft Beer Festival 
September 28, 2019; Noon - 5pm
201 Rowan Blvd
Glassboro, NJ
Website Tickets
Cost: $5 - $45
This event features local and regional breweries along with live music entertainment, in addition to food vendors on site selling food and non alcoholic beverages. Ticket holders will receive a tasting glass to sample beer. 2 ounce samples will be offered of each beer available.

South Toms River Foodtrucks and Craft Beer Festival
South Toms River Foodtrucks and Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, September 28, 2019; 11am to 8pm
Mathis Veterans Memorial Park
Route 166 .
South Toms River, NJ
Facebook page
Cost: Free
There will be lots of food trucks, local beers, and entertainment. including a Bounce House, Live Bands, Local Vendors and more.This years entertainment features JP LaStella and Company and and South Toms Rivers very own acoustic musicians Kait and Tom!

Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at Yogi Berra Stadium
Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at Yogi Berra Stadium
Saturday, September 28, 2019; 12pm to 7pm
Yogi Berra Stadium
8 Yogi Berra Drive
Little Falls, NJ
Contact: Kirsten Muhaw; Phone: 973-450-1070, Email:
Cost: Entry is $8 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 food, beer, games, live music by Alternate Groove Party Band, and more. There will be 100+ beers, 25+ food trucks.

October 2019 NJ Beer Festivals

Uncorked Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and  Food Fest
Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest
Thursday, October 3, 2019; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Wilshire Grand Hotel
350 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
Web Site & Tickets
Contact: 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. There will be 25+ craft beers, & ciders, 45+ Wines, and 15+ Sprits & cocktails with 50+ food samplings.
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.

Boo Brew By the Bay
Boo Brew By the Bay
October 19, 2019;m 1pm - 5pm
1 Atlantic St.
Highlands, NJ 07732
Web Site/Tickets
Contact: Diane McIlwaine, 732-291-4713,
Event Cost: $30.00
The Highlands Business Partnership Boo Brew By the Bay features craft beers for beer lovers to sample on the pier at this picturesque location, overlooking the NY City skyline and Sandy Hook. Local breweries that will be participating are Jughandle Brewing Company, Carton Brewing Company, Raritan Bay Brewing, Belford Brewing Company, Red Tank Brewing Company, Toms River Brewing and Jersey Cyclone Brewing Company, to name a few.
Tickets are $30 and include a commemorative tasting pilsner, six 4-ounce samples and one pint of the craft beers of your choice. Costumes are optional but encouraged, as we will be having a costume contest. There will be live music, fire pits and delicious food from the Seafarer.

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

Flemington Rotary Beer Fest
Flemington Rotary BeerFest: Craft Beer Tasting, Music & Food
October 19, 2019; 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Rain or shine)
Nex Level Arena
426 Case Boulevard
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Web Site & Tickets
Contact: Bob Chittenden, 609-516-9306, Email:
Event Cost: $50 - early bird available, All participants will receive one (1) tasting glass for sampling.
This event will feature 30 Breweries with over 60 types of beers to taste and sample. In addition, food vendors and live music provided by SunDog.
Bring your friends, listen to good music, make pretzel necklaces and Give Back at the same time! Proceeds form this event will help support The Rotary Club of Flemington - providing humanitarian service and advance goodwill and peace in the Flemington Community and around the world.

Tropicana Beer & Whiskey Festival
Tropicana's Annual Beer & Whiskey Festival
Saturday, October 19, 2019; from 2pm - 8pm
Tropicana Grand Exhibition Center
Atlantic City, NJ
Website ( $35 in advance and $40 the day of.)
This event features beer and whiskey, live entertainment, food, artisan crafters, beer & whiskey seminars, and more. There will be over 60 beers including craft, domestic and imported, in bottle and drafts, plus 30 whiskeys. Tickets for the event will include a tasting glass, and beer and whiskey seminars.

Gloucester County's  Annual Food & Craft Beer Festival
Gloucester County's Annual Food & Craft Beer Festival
October 26, 2019: 2PM – 7PM (Rain Date: Sunday, October 27th)
15 S Black Horse Pike
Downtown Blackwood, NJ
This annual Food & Craft Beer Festival features food trucks, wineries, and craft beer vendors

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