Foodie Things To Do This Weekend & Beyond

Food Events in New Jersey

Harvest on the Hudson, Thursday, October 18th from 6pm-10pm. Jersey City. This event focuses on the farm-to-table dining experience and the benefits of choosing produce and seafood selections from local providers. In addition to tasting dishes from Michael Anthony’s famed chef, Bryan Gregg and sipping on delicious cocktails Harvest on the Hudson will exclusively benefit Share Our Strength’s® No Kid Hungry® campaign. Click for more information.

A Savory Evening | Wine and Beer Tasting, Thursday, October 18th from 7pm-10pm at McLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange. This tasting event benefits the Arc of Essex County, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with intellectual and development disabilities. For tickets and more info, click here.

Hot Chili & Cool Brew, Thursday, October 18th at 6pm. Newark, NJ. Enjoy a wide variety of the finest domestic and international beers and sample meat and vegetarian chilis and other tantalizing treats in the setting of the beautiful Newark Museum. Click for more information.

Amanti Vino’s Oktoberfest, Friday, October 19th from 7:30pm-11pm. Held at the Wellmont Theatre, Montclair. All you can eat food, wine and beer plus live entertainment. Click for more information.

Unbeerable | Cooking With Beer, Friday, October 19th from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Taught by Chef Cardie Mortimer at King’s Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills. You will get “drunk” with happiness as Chef Cardie shows you how to make his fabulous recipes using beer. For more information and to register, click or call 973-258-4009.

HarvestFest, Saturday, October 20th from 11:30am-5pm. Downtown Toms River. There will be lots of kids activities, live entertainment, pumpkin decorating, fall dessert contest, a beer garden, football games on large screen TVs, food and merchandise vendors and more.

Shark River Beer Fest, Saturday, October 20th from 3pm-6pm at Sunsets in Neptune. Enjoy beers from 30+ breweries on a waterfront setting with a full buffet and live entertainment. Click for tickets and more information.

Laurita Winery Harvest Festival, Saturday & Sunday, October 20th & 21st. New Egypt. Bring the family and friends. Enjoy live music, fine wines, good food, and shopping for handmade items from over 50 different artisans. Kids will enjoy pony rides, REX the pumpkin eating dinosaur and the playground. Vineyard wagon tours starting at 1:00pm. Click for more info.

Autumn Wine Festival, Saturday and Sunday, October 20th-21st from 12pm-5pm. Held at Manahawkin Lake. Sample over 250 varietals and blends from ten of New Jersey’s finest wineries. There will be live entertainment, crafts, local cuisine, pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, hayrides and more.

Italian Festival, Saturday & Sunday, October 20th & 21st from 11am-5pm. Bellview Winery in Landisville, NJ. Celebrate Italian heritage with a festival of delicious Italian foods and live Italian music. Other activities and attractions include wine tasting; winery and vineyard tours at noon, 1, and 3 PM; crafters; bocce ball and much more. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a great fall afternoon! Click for more information.

Cranberry Festival, Saturday & Sunday, October 20th & 21st from 9am-4pm. Chatsworth. Paying tribute to the 3rd largest cranberry harvest in the United States, this annual festival is filled with lots of great food, baked goods, crafts, vendors, and more.

Oktoberfest at Revel, Saturday & Sunday, October 20th & 21st. Atlantic City. The tent is up. The barrel is tapped. The sausages are on the grill. It’s not a code, just some good old Bavarian fun—complete with live music and tasty treats like pretzels, frankfurter, bratwursts, potato salad, spaetzle beer and more.

And Beyond…

CPC’s 9th Culinary Adventure, Monday, October 22nd from 6pm-9pm. Deal Golf & Country Club. A gourmet food, wine, beer and spirits tasting to benefit CPC Behavioral Healthcare. There will also be silent and gift auctions, raffles and a 50/50. Click for more info.

Locals Feeding Locals, Wednesday, October 24th at 5pm. An evening of delicious food, fine wine, and great entertainment. Giamano’s is graciously hosting the 4th annual LOCALS FEEDING LOCALS event to benefit The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Hearty Italian fall specialties will be served, including appetizers, salad, entrees, dessert, coffee, and a glass of wine-compliments of Montcalm. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to win beautiful prizes at a gift auction. Click for more info.

Montclair Fall Food Classic, Friday, October 26th from 12pm-2pm. A seasonal light lunch will be served from a menu devised by two of NJ’s finest restaurants, the Orange Squirrel and Osteria Giotto, to benefit The Salvation Army hot meal program at the Citadel in Montclair. Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets available from The Salvation Army, 13 Trinity Place, Montclair NJ 07042; contact Michele Kroeze telephone 973-744-3312 ext. 4651 or email

Crantoberfest, Sunday, October 28th from 11am-5pm at the Cranbury Buy Rite. Enjoy 40+ beers, wine and liquor to sample, live music, local food vendors and more. This event is also charitable. Click here for more information.

Chocolate Lovers | Grand Opening Celebration, Sunday, October 28th from 1pm-5pm. Princeton. Enjoy free chocolate tastings, refreshments, and treats. This is a good event for kids, if they dress up they get a free goodie bag. Click for location.

Wine & Chefs Tasting, Thursday, November 1st from 6pm-9pm. The Mill, Spring Lake Heights. Enjoy a variety of wines and spirits, and sample tastings from some the area’s best restaurants and caterers! Bring friends and enjoy the great atmosphere and music. This event benefits Michael’s Feat. Click for tickets and more information.

Chef Wars II, Friday, November 2nd. Egg Harbor City. You can be the judge as the Renault Winery chefs compete against the Joseph’s/ Tuscany chefs. Both teams will create award winning cuisine as they vie for your votes. For more information, call Renault Winery Resort & Golf at 609-965-2111.

3nd Annual Wine & Food Classic, Friday, November 2nd from 5pm-9:30pm. Join the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties for the 3rd Annual event. This year’s event benefits the Y’s Community Support Campaign that provides services to children and families in Burlington and Camden counties regardless of their ability to pay. Guests will enjoy more than 700 of South Jersey’s finest selection of wines and dishes prepared by premium chefs. A limited number of tickets will be sold for a V.I.P. reception, featuring premium wine and menu selections. For tickets, click here.

Beers on the Boards, Saturday, November 3rd. There will be two sessions: 12:30pm-4pm and 6pm-9:30pm at Martell’s Tiki Bar, Point Pleasant Beach. A craft beer tasting festival on the boardwalk! With over 25 breweries and an all day buffet. Local NJ breweries like East Coast, Kane, Carton and Cricket Hill will join regional favorites like Yards (PA) and Sixpoint (NY) and breweries from across the country (along with a handful of unique imports) to offer a tremendous variety of beer flavors. Buffet to include some cool beer inspired fare and different beer/food pairings to sample. Click for tickets and more info.

Coffee & Tea Festival Atlantic City, Saturday & Sunday, November 3rd and 4th. The event will offer two days of programming including tastings, classes, lectures and demonstrations from well-known industry professionals and pioneers. Chocolates and other sweet treats will offer a wonderful compliment to the spectacular collection of coffees and teas. Click for more info.

Six Flags Grape Adventure, Saturday & Sunday, November 3rd & 4th. Jackson. The event will feature NJ wineries offering nearly 150 locally produced wines for sampling and music. Schedule a time for the Safari Tasting Tour which includes a private tour and stop in the Wild Safari. (Theme park is not open during this event.) Click for tickets and more info.

Savor Borgata Restaurant Week, November 4th- 9th. Atlantic City. Enjoy special three-course prix-fixe menus at Borgata’s finest restaurants.

Savor Borgata, Saturday, November 10th from 8pm-10pm. Atlantic City. Sip, savor and celebrate with world-class chefs Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Michael Mina (SEABLUE), Michael Schulson (Izakaya), Stephen Kalt (Fornelletto), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club), Thaddeus DuBois (Borgata Executive Pastry Chef), and restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry with Chef Romeo DiBona (Old Homestead Steak House). Taste an array of all the cuisine they do best, paired with some of the finest wines the country has to offer. Click for tickets and more info.

Savor Borgata Day Events, Saturday, November 10th. Atlantic City. There are seven culinary events happening throughout Borgata on the 10th. From tastings to demonstrations from some of the best chefs you’re sure to find something you’ll like. Click for tickets and more information.

Kosherfest | Tradeshow, Tuesday & Wednesday, November 13th & 14th. Secaucus. The perfect platform to connect with buyers and sellers from across the globe to find what your business needs to succeed. See hundreds of new certified-kosher products first-hand and meet thousands of qualified buyers face-to-face, all under one roof. Click for more information.

Queen of Hops Awards Ceremony, Thursday, November 15th at 6pm at The Copper Mine Pub in North Arlington. Taste the homebrews, meet other women home brewers and celebrate women in craft beer. You’ll also have the chance to get free swag and meet the judges. For more information about the Queen of Hops contest, click here.

Buddy Valastro Live | Homemade for the Holidays Tour, Monday, November 26th at 7:30pm. Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. Candy canes, carols, and the Cake Boss. Celebrate the holidays this season Buddy style! TLC’s Cake Boss Buddy Valastro brings a special holiday show the entire family will enjoy. Sharing the holiday traditions and stories from his family at Carlo’s Bakery, Buddy presents an all new show full of holiday spirit and jingle bell rock, demonstrating the techniques that have made him the most famous cake artist in the country. Click for more details and tickets.