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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.

July 2021 NJ Beer Festivals

Battleship New Jersey Craft Beer Festival
Battleship New Jersey Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, July 24, 2021
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. 

Cheers in Chester  Wine &  Beer Festival
Cheers in Chester Wine & Beer Festival
Saturday July 24, 2021; 3PM – 7PM
Municipal Field
134 Main St,
Chester, NJ
Cost: $15 – $60
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 2021 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Hops at the Hangar
Hops at the Hangar
August 7, 2021; 3PM – 7PM
Central Jersey Regional Airport
1034 Millstone River Rd
Hillsborough, NJ
Cost: $15 – $70
A rain or shine event. Pets Welcome.
This event features 30+ breweries, including your favorite local and domestic breweries. Each attendee will receive a souvenir tasting glass and have the opportunity to sample many unique and popular craft beers. Enjoy live music from Stereo Junkies Band. Delicious food available for purchase from Food trucks, great vendors, games & merchandise. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Rotary Club of Branchburg

Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing
Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 2 PM – 7 PM (Rain date Sunday, August 8yh)
426 Sand Shore Rd,
Hackettstown, NJ
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Cost: Free
This indoor craft market features 22 local artisans. Patrons are welcome to bring or have delivered their own food into the brewery. Free admission into the brewery and the market. Children and dogs are warmly welcomed! Beer is available for purchase.

Manahopkin Craft Beer & Music Festival
Manahopkin Craft Beer & Music Festival
August 7, 2021; 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;
Tickets cost $35 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.

Cape May Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival
Cape May Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival
August 14, 15, 2021
The Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ
Come to the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate for this family friendly, two-day festival featuring local and regional craft beers to wash down favorite summer foods … steamed crabs, pulled pork, crab cakes, shrimp and hot dogs, as well as food from regional vendors. This event is FREE to attend. Varying costs for food, beer, and crafts vendors.

Edison's Food Wine & Beer Festival
Edison's Food Wine & Beer Festival
Saturday Aug 21, 2021
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lake Papainni Park
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 retailers.

Summer Swelter Craft Beer Festival
Summer Swelter Craft Beer Festival
August 28, 2021
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!  

September 2021 New Jersey Beer Festivals

New Jersey Motorsports Park Beer Fest <
New Jersey Motorsports Park Beer Fest
Saturday September 11, 2021; 4PM - 9PM.
8000 Dividing Creek Rd
Millville, NJ
Website / Tickets
Tickets for the Beer Festival can be purchased for $35.00 on-line and $40.00 at the gate.
This Beer Festival is held during the MotoAmerica Championship of New Jersey!
It features samplings from over 30 craft breweries and 60 styles of beer, in addition to food trucks, vendors, live music and more." The event ticket includes beer samples from all participating breweries. Megan Knight who recently appeared on American Idol will be the featured performer at the Beer Festival. The Beer Fest will be held after the track activity is done that Saturday on the grounds of the NJMP Clubhouse.
All ticket holders must bring valid ID for admission to the festival to receive proper credentials, wristband, and tasting glass. Guests are reminded that New Jersey Motorsports Park offers overnight accommodations.

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival
Glassboro Craft Beer Festival 
September 25, 2021; from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Glassboro Town Square
1 High Street West
Glassboro, NJ
Website Tickets
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.

October 2021 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Central Jersey Beer Festival<
Central Jersey Beer Festival
Saturday. October 9, 2021 at 12:00pm ; 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
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