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The Best Festivals & Expos in New Jersey

Best of NJ works hard to create a statewide calendar full of fun things to do. But since there are so many types of events going on all year round, we’re breaking things up a bit. Below, you’ll find a list of The Best Festivals & Expos in New Jersey.

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North Jersey Festivals & Expos


Passaic County Fair

Where: Garret Mountain Reservation – 08/13/2020: All Day
Details: The annual Passaic County Fair is here! Admission is free for the family event, and parking is only $5.00 per car. Attendees can expect to…


Morris Township Family Food Truck Fest
Morris Township Family Food Truck Fest

Where: Ginty Field – 08/22/2020: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details: Come to the Morris Township Family Food Truck Fest. Join in at this beautiful outdoor park and ball fields. Check out a wide variety of gourmet options.


Fall Festival Street Fair - N. Bev Rd. Business

Where: Parsippany Recreation Department – 09/20/2020: All Day
Details: Fall Festival Street Fair - N. Bev Rd. Business


Fall Festival Street Fair- Out of Town Food Vendor

Where: Parsippany Recreation Department – 09/20/2020: All Day
Details: Fall Festival Street Fair- Out of Town Food Vendor


Clifton Food Truck & Music Festival

Where: Wayne P.A.L. Hall – 10/18/2020: All Day
Details: Food! Beer! Music! Fun! It’s a fun filled family day! Over 25 Gourmet Food Trucks, music, pony rides, & petting zoo,  vendors & fun! Bring…


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/24/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival


Paramus Food Truck & Music Festival

Where: Paramus Park Mall – 11/01/2020: All Day
Details: Food! Beer! Music! Fun! It’s a fun filled family day! Over 25 Gourmet Food Trucks, music, pony rides, & petting zoo, vendors & fun! Bring your…


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Central Jersey Festivals & Expos



Jersey Shore Festivals & Expos


Irish/Italian Festival

Where: Kix McNutley’s – 06/13/2020: All Day
Details: The Luck of the Irish and the Pride of the Italians take over Sea Isle City.  This festival guarantees to offer the best of both…


Wildwood Beer Fest
Wildwood Beer Fest

Where: Fox Park – 06/13/2020: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Details: The Wildwood Beer Fest is a beer tasting event to celebrate the art of locally brewed craft beer. Access to 100+ brews, a commemorative tasting cup


Barefoot Country Music Fest: Carrie Underwood - 3 Day Pass

Where: Wildwood Beach – 06/19/2020: All Day
Details: Barefoot Country Music Fest: Carrie Underwood - 3 Day Pass


Skimmer Festival

Where: JFK Blvd. & Promenade – 06/20/2020: All Day
Details: Skimmer Festival is Sea Isle’s largest summer festival, featuring family-friendly activities and entertainment.


Skimmer Festival: Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours

Where: Excursion Park – 06/21/2020: All Day
Details: Tours will be led by members of the Sea Isle City Historical Society, who will point-out notable landmarks and explain how Sea Isle has grown…


Beardfest 2020
Beardfest 2020

Where: Paradise Lakes Campground – 06/25/2020 - 06/28/2020: 1:00 am - 1:00 pm
Details: Come to Beardfest 2020! Escape for a weekend in the Jersey Pines where you'll experience music, visual art, nature, discussion, playtime


BRIDGEFEST

Where: Great Auditorium – 06/26/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: A fun-filled two day festival filled with family fun activities, including boardwalk games, a surf clinic, local & national venders, food trucks, and a Friday…


Shadow Of The City

Where: Stone Pony Summer Stage – 06/27/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Shadow Of The City


Sara the Turtle Festival

Where: Excursion Park – 07/02/2020: All Day
Details: Come learn about the important role turtles play in our environment while enjoying activities, entertainment and nature displays.  Let’s all help save our turtles!


Surf & Turf Seafood Festival

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 07/11/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Surf & Turf Seafood Festival Day 1We’ve got the Turf so we are adding in the Surf – with fresh seafood all weekend long at our Annual Surf &…


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Gilda's Club South Jersey Dragon Boat Festival

Where: Lake Lenape Park East – 07/12/2020: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: Join in at the 5th Annual Gilda's Club South Jersey Dragon Boat Festival! This event features dragon boat races, Brews for Dragons beer tasting, food…


Surf & Turf Seafood Festival

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 07/12/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Surf & Turf Seafood Festival Day 2We’ve got the Turf so we are adding in the Surf – with fresh seafood all weekend long at our Annual Surf &…


Italian Festival & Wine Tasting

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 08/01/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Pizza, Pasta & Wine – it’s the most delicious time of year at our Italian Festival & Wine Tasting! Bring your family and friends to savor…


The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

Where: Atlantic City Convention Center – 08/07/2020: All Day
Details: The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will be Postponed until August 7-8, 2020. The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival has been rescheduled. Good…


A Taste of New Orleans Festival

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 08/08/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Follow the New Orleans motto and Let the Good Times Roll! Monmouth Park welcomes back the Taste of New Orleans Festival on Saturday, August 8!Enjoy…


New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival & Giveaway

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 08/30/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Come to Monmouth Park to support and celebrate New Jersey Thoroughbred racing!Watch and wager while supporting your local horses, jockeys, trainers and owners as they…


BBQ & Craft Beer Festival

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 09/05/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: BBQ & Craft Beer Festival Day 1Is your mouth watering? It’s time for our annual BBQ & Craft Beer Festival!Dig in to the juiciest, most…


Fall Family Festival

Where: JFK Blvd. & Promenade – 09/19/2020: All Day
Details: Fall Family Festival is Sea Isle’s most popular autumn festival, featuring two-days of family-friendly activities and entertainment.


Sea Hear Now Festival 2 Day Pass Tickets (September 19-20)

Where: Asbury Park Oceanfront – 09/19/2020: 12:59 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sea Hear Now Festival 2 Day Pass Tickets (September 19-20)


Fall Family Festival: Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours

Where: Excursion Park – 09/20/2020: All Day
Details: Tours will be led by members of the Sea Isle City Historical Society, who will point-out notable landmarks and explain how Sea Isle has grown…


Irish Festival Weekend

Where: LA Costa Motel – 09/25/2020: All Day
Details: This yearly Celtic celebration will feature live Irish music, dancing, an Irish Vendor’s Market, great food and countless festival-goers “wearing the green.”


Fall Festival: Flannels & Food Trucks

Where: Monmouth Park Racetrack – 09/26/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: One. Last. Time.For the final time this season, nearly a dozen of your fan-favorite Food Trucks return to Monmouth Park serving up everything from empanadas…


Italian Festival

Where: Kix McNutley’s – 10/03/2020: All Day
Details: Festival-goers will enjoy an Italian Vendors Market with craft and specialty merchandise, delicious Italian delicacies and plenty of live entertainment.


OKTOBERFEST

Where: Historic Smithville and Village Greene – 10/03/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Historic Smithville’s famous Oktoberfest has over 100 juried crafters, an international food court, music, kids activities, non-profit organizations and more! All of this is in…


Irish Festival

Where: Historic Smithville and Village Greene – 10/10/2020: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: The annual Irish festival at Historic Smithville is a well attended festival and for good reason! It is lots of fun. The music alone is…


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South Jersey Festivals & Expos


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