Foodie Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

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DSCN2758August 1 and 2: The 77th Annual Warren County Farmers’ Fair featuring the Hot Air Balloon Festival runs through Saturday, August 2. Throughout the week-long event, there’s plenty of food, rides, prizes and much more. Admission is $7 for adults, and $4 for children ages 5 to 12. Kids 4 and under get in for free, and parking is free. 1350 Strykers Road, Phillipsburg, 908-859-6563.

August 1 to 3: Check out Highlands Business Partnership’s 20th Annual Clamfest at Huddy Park in Highlands. The four-day event features fresh seafood, live entertainment, rides, games, prizes and more. Friday: 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday: 12 to 11 p.m., Sunday: 12 to 8 p.m. Admission and parking is free. Huddy Park, 70 Waterwitch Avenue, Highlands, 732-291-4713. 

August 2 and 3: The Just Peachy Festival returns to Terhune Orchards. The two day event features tastings from nearby chefs who use locally sourced ingredients, and of course, a lot of peaches. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 and children under 3 are free. Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, 609-924-2310. 


Orange SquirrelAugust 3 to 9: Bloomfield Restaurant Week will take place from August 3 to 9. The week features prix fixe meals of $30 or less for lunch and/or dinner. Participating restaurants will also raffle away gift certificates for guests. For more information on the participating restaurants, click here.

August 6: Jersey Girls Food Tours hosts its Hamilton Park tour in Jersey City at 7 p.m. The 2 1/2 hour walking tour will take guests through the neighborhood of Hamilton Park while sampling food from various restaurants. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased here.

August 9: The Just Jersey Food Truck Festival heads to Randolph at the County College of Morris. From 10 a.m to 6 p.m., enjoy a fun-filled day featuring 20 of the top gourmet food trucks in the area, a beer garden, live music, and other activities. Admission is $5 for adults and kids under 12 are free. County College of Morris Parking Lot 1, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, 973-927-2794.

August 9: Emlen Physick Estate is the home of the 3rd Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with live music and entertainment lasting all day long. Plenty of crab can be washed down with craft beer from various local breweries. Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May, 609-884-5404.

August 10 to 17: Caldwell Restaurant Week will be held from August 10 to 17. Featuring prix-fixe menus and specials at participating restaurants, the week will showcase the diverse collection of restaurants in the Caldwell area. For more information, click here.

FTTDAugust 16, 17: Four Sisters Winery of Belvidere hosts Vintage North Jersey’s first annual Wine and Food Festival. Taste some of the best wines North Jersey has to offer along with samples of the finest cheeses, breads, produce, sauces, and more. The event beings at 12 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 at the gate, or can be purchased in advance online. Four Sisters Winery, 783 County Road 519, Belvidere, 908-475-3671. 

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.

Sweet Escape

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 for more details. Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union. 

August 31: The 30th annual ScanFest, Scandinavian Festival, will be held at Vasa Park at Budd Lake. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., experience some of the best the Scandinavian culture has to offer with ethnic food, performances and artisans. Tickets are $14 at the gate for adults, $13 for seniors, and children under 12 are free. Vasa Park, 1 Vasa Drive, Hackettstown.

October 20: The second annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gourmet Gala returns to The Terrace at Biaggio’s Restaurant in Paramus. Guests will experience an upscale night of dancing, spirits, and food from dozens of North Jersey’s top chefs. There will also be a silent auction and chances to win great prizes. The Terrace at Biaggio’s Restaurant299 Paramus Road, Paramus, 201-652-0201.