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12 NJ Food Events to Attend in September

Asbury Park OysterFest

The Annual Asbury Park Oysterfest is back and better than ever! What’s the perfect recipe for a cool weekend in hottest town at the Jersey Shore? Start with fresh seafood and other culinary delights, add a dash of music, and a pinch of surprises and you have Asbury Park’s Oysterfest, a three-day culinary event you don’t want to miss. This year’s event will be held in Bradley Park in front of the Historic Paramount Theatre and Convention Hall.

Date: September 7th – 9th, 2018 | Friday: 5pm – 10pm, Saturday: 11am – 10pm, Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Address: Bradley Park (in front of the Paramount Theatre/Convention Hall), Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: $3, 6 years and younger Free


Atlantic City Seafood Festival

Don’t miss the 2018 Atlantic City Seafood Festival at Bader Field on September 8 & 9! Highlights include the Great Brews of NJ Tasting Tent as well as a Crab Cake Eating Competition; in addition, this year’s Chowder Cook-Off will benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

This year’s showstopper is the Carve Wars event; a traveling HIGH OCTANE chainsaw carving competition! Attendees will have meet & greet opportunities with artists; Meanwhile, one-of-a-kind carvings will be for sale, and live demonstrations are also available.

Dates: September 8th & 9th, 2018 from 11am to 6pm
Address: Bader Field; 600 Albany Ave, Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $10


Sea Isle City Food Truck Fest
Annual Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival returns for its Fourth Year in a row on Sept. 7, and will be running until Sept 9. Hours are 4 to 9 pm on Sept. 7, Noon to 9 pm on Sept. 8. And noon to 5 pm on Sept. 9. This exciting collection of food trucks is sure to fill your family’s’ tummies with plenty of delicious food, so make sure to stop by.
Dates: September 7th – 9th, 2018
Address: Kix McNutley’s, 63rd and Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City, NJ
Cost: Free


4th Annual NJ Taco Festival
Who said only Tuesday is for Tacos? For one whole September Saturday, the NJ Taco Festival is going down at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Bring your friends, your family and — most importantly — your appetite for a full day of early fall weather, more than 50 vendors selling delicious tacos, craft beer, margaritas and plenty of live music, Lucha wrestling and so much more.
Date: September 8th, 2018 from 10am to 7pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $10 GA, $75 VIP


Roselle’s Sweet & Savory Beer, Wine & Food Truck Festival 
20 mobile cuisine vendors and a exclusive beer and wine garden. FREE Entry To Enjoy Family Fun Including Bounce Houses, Face Painting & Mechanical Bull Rides. Shop the Artisan Pop-Up Marketplace for art,jewelry,clothing, bath, beauty and more. 20 Gourmet Mobile Eateries (available for purchase) Main Stage Entertainment Throughout the Day.
Date: Saturday, September 8th, 2018 from 12pm to 9pm
Address: Chestnut St (between 1st & 3rd Ave), Roselle, NJ
Cost: Free


Join Monmouth Park Racetrack for their  Food Trucktoberfest and enjoy all of your favorite food trucks plus a German beer garden.
Date: Saturday, September 8th, 2018 from 11:30am to 5pm
Address: Monmouth Park Racetrack; Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport NJ
Cost: $5, Parking $5, Children 12 and under are always FREE


4th Annual Seafood Festival 
Loads of seafood~sushi, clams, lobster,,scallops, fish taco’s, wings, beer, wine and more!
Date: Saturday, September 15th, 2018 from 2pm to 9pm
Address: Bay Village Fair Grounds, Beach Haven, NJ
Cost: Free, donations appreciated!


Latino Festival of Monmouth County
The Latino Festival of Monmouth County is a family-oriented event displaying the cultural flavors of the Latino communities in the United States. It seeks to unite people from all backgrounds and cultures during a day of celebration and fun. You can be certain the food and exhilarating atmosphere is a great way to spend with family of not just your own culture, but with families of different cultures as well.
Date: Saturday, September 15th, 2018 from 12pm to 7pm
Address: 1 E Main St, Freehold, NJ
Cost: Free to attend


Nacho Fathas Oktoberfest BBQ
Nacho Fathas Oktoberfest BBQ will celebrate both the season, beer and (of course) BBQ in Northern New Jersey outdoors at Garden State Plaza. An array of BBQ vendors will be on hand selling smoked meats and sausages. Other food vendors will offer traditional Oktoberfest fare like potato pancakes and soft pretzels. Grab some brews from a seasonal biergarten featuring local craft breweries and German beer on tap. Other attractions and activities include music and games for the entire family plus fun contests, giveaways and more!
Date: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 from 12pm to 8pm
Address: Garden State Plaza; 1 Garden State Plz, Paramus, NJ
Cost: $10, Kids under 6 are free

Hopatcong PBA 149 Food Truck & Music Festival 
The Just Jersey Fest is rolling into Hopatcong Borough. Food! Beer! Music! Fun! New Jersey foodies, eat your hearts out! It’s a fun filled family Fall day! Over 20 Gourmet Food Trucks, partnered with some incredible bands.Bring your appetite, lawn chairs, 4 legged friends and blankets. Dine on excellent food, while enjoying the beer and sangria garden along with the amazing sounds. Benefit for Hopatcong PBA 149! Dogs are welcome!
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 11am to 7pm
Address: Civic Center Field; 32 Lakeside Blvd, Hopatcong, NJ
Cost: $5, kids under 10 are free


Yogi Berra Stadium Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest 
Tap into the fun at the annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival presented by the New Jersey Jackals. Join in for an all day party of fun for the whole family. The Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest will feature over 20 food trucks with a variety of delicious fare and a beer garden with over 50 different craft beers!
Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 12pm – 5pm
Address: 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ
Cost: $5

Brunswick Food Truck Harvest 
Listen to some good music and have a beer with your meal all while checking out some of the most unique Food Trucks around!!
Dates: September 29th & 30th, 2018 from 1pm to 10pm
Address: Civic Center Field; 32 Lakeside Blvd, Hopatcong, NJ
Cost: $5, Kids 12 & Under Enter Free. Military Active & Inactive Enter Free with Show of I.D.


New Jersey 4th Annual Paella Cook-off Festival
Featuring Paella, Tapas, Live Flamenco show, music, and sangria!
Date: Sunday, September 30th, 2018 from 1pm to 5pm
Address: Perth Amboy Harborside Marina; 260 Front St, Perth Amboy, NJ
Cost: Free to attend



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