This sponsored article is brought to you by JMK Shows & Events.
There really isn’t anything more hip, sophisticated or family cool to do on a beautiful fall day than spend it surrounded by the finest gourmet food, immersed in the sounds of incredible jazz bands, while enjoying a multitude of fantastic family activities and fall fun. What makes this even better? It is an important benefit for the Roxbury Food Pantry. It’s the Just Jersey Jazz & Food Truck Festival on Sunday, October 19, on the island at beautiful Horseshoe Lake in Succasunna.
Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Admission is just $5 (kids under 12 are free). Save $1 on admission when you bring a can of food or nonperishable food item (to go directly to the Roxbury Food Pantry). You can park your car for free in the ample parking areas. Kids will have plenty to do, including face painting, an obstacle course and other fall fun. The first 300 people who bring more than one item for the Food Pantry will receive a T-shirt from festival sponsor Pazoo!
Guests will find themselves engulfed in the aromas of gourmet food wafting from the 25+ trucks featuring everything from lobster rolls, Puerto Rican cuisine, pizza, Thai food, Cajun and Creole options, grilled cheese, empanadas, tacos, sliders, steak, seafood, fried cheese curds, exotic meats, waffles, mac and cheese, bacon, cupcakes and so much more. For the first time, there will be a farm-to-table truck! The Black River Barn will be serving a special Octoberfest menu. And to help keep the line time down, the festival will feature 10 trucks more than last year.
At 11:30 a.m., the stage will come to life with the first incredible jazz band of the day. The lineup begins with the amazing Eric Mintel Quartet, which will play until 1:30, when Dick Voigt’s Big Apple Jazz Band takes the stage until 3:30 p.m. Next up will be two hours with the sounds of Alan Dale & The New Legacy Jazz Band. Make sure to find a spot for your blanket or set up your lawn chairs over by the bandshell to reserve the best seats in the house. Picnic tables will be available across the field.
The Just Jersey Jazz & Food Truck Festival is a day devoted to fun, culture, music, the arts, and fine food. But it’s important to remember that it’s an event that can–and WILL!–truly make a difference for the Roxbury Food Pantry, whose needs have increased by 100% over the last 18 months. The food pantry accepts donations of food and money because NO ONE SHOULD GO HUNGRY. JMK Events, producer of this event, would also like to thank their sponsors for joining them in this cause: The Barn Restaurant, Wells Fargo Bank, Pazoo.com, Kitchen Magic, New Jersey Siding and Window, Fulton Bank of New Jersey, Big Brew NJ, and The Morristown Armory Antiques Show.
Just Jersey Jazz & Food Truck Festival
Sunday, October 19, 2014
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $5 / $4 with donation of can or boxed item of non perishable food
Kids under 12 FREE
FREE PARKING (Additional parking is available at Eisenhower Middle School, located across the street and at the Roxbury High School whose driveway connects to the Middle School.)
The Island at Horseshoe Lake
72 Eyland Ave.