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July 5: Stop by the Downtown Wildwood Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. until August 30. The market features fresh produce, baked goods, local wine, craft beer and more. Corner of Pacific and Schellenger Avenue, Wildwood.
July 5, 6: Fans of blueberries will flock to Princeton for Terhune Orchard’s Blueberry Bash. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday try some of Terhune Orchard’s best blueberry concoctions, and even enter your own in their ‘Blueberry Bash Bake-off.’ Admission is $5 a person (children under 3 are free). Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton.
July 11 to 13: What’s better than barbecue and blues? North Wildwood has both, and is home to the New Jersey State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival. See who has the best barbecue skills with teams competing from all over the country. You can even try some of their barbecue while experiencing some of the best blues acts from around the area. Admission to the event is free. 201 New Jersey Ave, North Wildwood.
July 11, 18, 25: On three Fridays in July at 6:30 p.m., Haddonfield’s In The Kitchen Cooking School welcomes chef Natalie Stone for hands-on cooking classes. July 11 features the menu from Stone’s appearance on Rocco’s Dinner Party on the Bravo Network. The July 18 class offers Italian holiday favorites and more cooking classics are featured on July 25. The cost is $75 per class. Call 609-206-4511 to register. In The Kitchen Cooking School, 10 Mechanic Street, Haddonfield.
July 19: Ice House Restaurant in Wildwood is the host for the New Jersey State Crab Festival. There will be things to do for all ages starting at 11 a.m. including a beer garden, fresh blue claw crabs and a crab race for kids. Also, donate to the events’, ‘Crabby Fundraiser’ with proceeds benefiting Lunch with Lynch. A $5 donation enters you into the chance to win $1000 at the Crabby Fundraiser Crab Race at 7 p.m. Ice House Restaurant, 4415 Park Boulevard, Wildwood.
July 20 to 25: Collingswood’s Farm Fresh Restaurant Week starts July 20 and will feature several of area restaurants including: Tortilla Press, Nunzio’s Ristorante, and more. Restaurants will include discounted specials on their most popular dishes. Check online for more information.
August 16: The EARTH Center’s Garden Field Day takes place at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park in South Brunswick. A variety of events are scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. including garden tours, live music, samples of local produce from Middlesex County farmers, and a Backyard Garden Contest where guests are welcome to bring their biggest tomato, pumpkin or pepper. Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick, 732-398-5262.
August 24: Sweet tooth, anyone? Kean University is the place to be for the NJ Confection & Dessert Tasting Expo. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy workshops for all ages along with sweet samplings and goodies that will be for sale. A Sweet Demonstration Stage will feature baking demonstrations from award-winning bakers and sweet entrepreneurs. General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are available for $65. Contact info@NJDessertTastingExpo.com for more details. Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union.