Best NJ Beer Festivals and Events:
2024 Edition

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.

February 2024 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Red White & Brew Fest

Red, White & Brew Fest
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Cure Insurance Arena
Trenton, NJ
Cost $94+
Buy Tickets: TicketNetwork | TickPick | Vivid Seats
In the late 1750's, George Washington inscribed a recipe "to make small beer" in the notebook he carried as colonel of the Virginia Militia during the French and Indian war. That's right - our founding father made a pretty revolutionary pint! Because of that moment in American history, we celebrate our founding fathers presidents' weekend 2024 with a patriotic sampling event featuring over 50 styles from featured craft breweries, wineries, and spirits.

March 2024 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Big Brew Beer Festival

The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday, March 2, 2024
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Website & Tickets
Cost: $60
The Big Brew Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 150 unique tastings it's a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Enjoy great food, vendors & live music. Live entertainment by Naughty Humphrey.
Free shuttle to and from the Morristown Train Station

Craft Beer wine festival at The Boat

Craft Beer, Wine, & Spirit's Festival at "The Boat"
Saturday, March 2, 2024: 4 - 9pm
The Showboat Hotel
801 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $60-$75
This event features over 50 breweries, 20 distilleries, 20 vineyards, 10 ready-to-drink options, and 10 ciders & seltzers. There's something for everyone to taste. Explore various vendors, indulge in delicious food options, taste drinks from around the world and enjoy live entertainment throughout the event.

April 2024 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Atlantic City Beer Festival

Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival
April 12, 13, 2024
The Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Blv'd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Purchase Tickets -
Tickets are $75 plus applicable taxes and fees. Tickets increase to $85 on March 12th.
This event features a celebration of music, brews, breweries. A ticket to The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival grants you access to responsibly enjoy our selection of nearly 400 beers made by over 100+ breweries from across the globe. Enjoy!

Why settle for just drinking beer and listening to awesome music? Try your hand at the giant-sized corn hole, cooking seminars, mixology demos, and of course MUSIC on both their main and acoustic stages with great national and local music acts!

Beer Run at Allaire Festival

The Beer Run 5K Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, April 21st, 2024: 12 - 4pm
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: from $20-$60
Where your running buddies are your drinking buddies. Run (or walk) a 5K through a historic 1800's village and natural trails to cross the finish line into a craft beer festival featuring some of the best beer and eats NJ has to offer. Your ticket includes race registration, 12 5 oz. pours from NJ's best breweries, a tasting glass, and festival access with live music, lawn games, food trucks, and more. Don't feel like running? Grab a Beer Fest Only ticket and cheer on your crew at the finish line instead. Designated Driver tickets are also available for those who don't wish to indulge and get their friends home safe.

May 2024 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Bridgewater Beer Wine Fest

The Annual Bridgewater Beerfest & Wine Tasting
Saturday, May 4, 2024; 4pm - 8pm
Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC)
775 Talamini Road
Bridgewater, NJ
Website/Registration
908-443-9003
Cost: $15.00 - $60.00
This event features over 40 Beers, Wine Tastings, Live Music, Food Trucks,Over 40 Beers to Taste! Tequila and Bourbon Tastings! Live Music! Food Trucks! Door Prizes! Beer Pong Tournament with Prizes! and an afternoon outside on their beautiful Campgrounds!
Proceeds from this event will benefit JCC Special Needs programs for children and adults.

Meadowlands Beer fest

Meadowlands Racetrack's Beer Fest
Saturday, May 4, 2024: 5 PM - 9PM ( rain or shine)
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Dr.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Website/Tickets
Event Cost: * VIP: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm * GA: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This event features Beers from around the US, DJ, Live horse racing, & beginning 6:20pm The Kentucky Derby Simulcast. All ticket holders have access to samplings, pairings, educational seminars and more.

Brew By The Bay Craft Beer Festival

Brew By the Bay Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, May 11th, 2024; 12pm - 5pm (May 12th Rain date)
Seafarer
1 Atlantic St.
Highlands, NJ 07732
Tickets
Contact: 732-291-4713
[email protected]
Event Cost: $40.00
The tasting takes place on the picturesque waterfront; tickets include seven 4oz. tastings, a pint of your favorite craft beer and a commemorative pilsner cup (for the first 300 registered). Additional tastings can be purchased at the event for $3. Each participating brewery will bring two styles of beer each. There will be live music, fire pits and food is available for an additional fee.

July 2024 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival: Summer Sessions

The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival: Summer Sessions
Saturday, July 13th, 2024: Session #1:12pm to 4pm, & Session #2: 6pm to 10pm
Baderfield
3101 Sunset Ave
Atlantic City, NJ
Website/Tickets
The outdoor extravaganza features two sessions, 75 breweries, live music, fantastic food options, unique vendors, and of course, more shenanigans!

September 2024 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Central Jersey Beer Festival

Central Jersey Beer Festival
Saturday, September 28, 2024; 12pm (Rain or Shine, Tents will be used in case of inclement weather!)
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds. 
1665 Mercerville-Edinburg Rd
West Windsor, NJ
Buy Tickets: TicketNetwork | TickPick
VIP Entry & Tasting beginning at 12PM with 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.
Portion of funds support Local 501C3 Non-profit charities.