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The Best February Festivals in NJ

Just because it’s chilly outside, doesn’t mean you have to stay inside this February. The Garden State still has plenty of fun events and festivals to get you out of the house, from a magical ice world to a weekend spent along the New Jersey Wine Trail. Check out this list of the 12 best February festivals happening in New Jersey this year.

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North Jersey

Glen Ridge Antiques Show

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Where: The Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge
When: February 1 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm & February 2 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: $9 general admission
Details: The 73rd annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show is one of the nation’s longest-running antiques shows. Don’t miss out on a gathering of fine antiques, fresh food and the welcoming spirit of this event, which donates all proceeds to local Essex County charities.
More info: www.glenridgeantiques.com or call 973-743-5596

Great Beer Expo

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Where: Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus
When: February 2 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Session 1) and 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (Session 2)
Price: $46+ tax/fees in advance, $60+ tax/fees at the door and $10+ tax/fees designated driver tickets
Details: Gear up for the Super Bowl by pre-gaming before the big game! Sample more than 150 craft beers in your souvenir tasting glass. Food and water will also be available for purchase. Tickets do sell out, so make sure you grab them while you can.
More info: www.greatbeerexpo.com or call 631-940-7290

New Jersey Home Show

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Where: Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus
When: February 16 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm & February 17 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Getting ready to start a remodeling or DIY project in your home? At the New Jersey Home Show, you will find inspiration and connect with home improvement professionals. Enjoy interactive exhibits, speak with the best in the home renovation field and leave excited and motivated!
More info: www.njhomeshow-me.com or call 201-620-9432

Central Jersey

The Heldrich Craft Beer & Spirit Festival

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Where: The Heldrich Hotel, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
When: February 9 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Price: $46 per person
Details: Sample over 50 different craft breweries and spirits from NJ/NY area distributors at The Heldrich Hotel. Proceeds raised from this third annual event will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties.
More info: www.theheldrich.com or call 732-214-2206

Maple Sugaring Fest

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Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit
When: February 24 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Price: Free for RRA members and children under 3; $5 for non-members
Details: Spend the day learning how early settlers tapped maple trees and made maple syrup. A family scavenger hunt, the “Maple Syrup Challenge,” and sampling the Arboretum’s own delicious maple syrup is included. Pre-registration is not required.
More info: www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call 908-273-8787 ext. 1515

Wassailing the Apple Trees

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Where: Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
When: February 2 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Price: Free admission
Details: Learn all about the ancient British tradition of wassailing at Terhune Orchards. Sing, dance and toast to the New Year with hot apple cider. Enjoy a toasty bonfire and live music at this fun, family-friendly event.
More info: www.terhuneorchards.com or call 609-924-2310

Jersey Shore

Atlantic City RV & Camping Show

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Where: Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City
When: February 15 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, February 16 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and February 17 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: $12 for adults, children 12 & under are free
Details: Check out the latest in recreational vehicles from the nation’s top manufacturers. If you are an RV enthusiast (or want to be!), this is the show for you. Learn about the best campgrounds, tow vehicles and more, as you plan your next RV vacation.
More info: www.atlanticcityrvshow.com or call 800-848-6247

9th Annual Cape May Chili & Chowder Cookoff

Cape May Chili & Chowder Cookoff Logo

Where: The Grand Hotel of Cape May, 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May
When: February 17 from noon to 3:30 pm
Price: $10 per person
Details: Got a hankering for a hearty bowl of chili or chowder? Admission to this yearly event lets you taste 20+ entries in the mouth watering competition, plus enjoy beer, wine and cocktails from the cash bar. Also on hand are local vendors and crafters, so be prepared to do some shopping, as well.
More info: www.facebook.com or call 609-884-5508

Carving Class with Jode Hillman

Wood Ducks

Where: Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main Street, Tuckerton
When: February 10 & February 17 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $215 for members, $230 for non-members
Details: Join master carver Jode Hillman in this intensive two-day class at Tuckerton Seaport. You will learn how to carve and paint a hollow cedar Redhead decoy, leaving with your finished creation. Call ahead to register.
More info: www.tuckertonseaport.org or call 609-296-8868

South Jersey

Jersey Shore Nerd Fest

Jersey Shore Comic Con Logo

Where: Lindenwold Moose Lodge, 2425 S. White Horse Pike, Lindenwold
When: February 24 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: $3 per adult, children 12 and under are free
Details: Join fellow comic book, cosplay, gaming and graphic novel aficionados at the first annual Nerd Fest. Artists, vendors, cosplay groups, collectibles and more will be on hand to entertain you. Enter the cosplay contest or the Chinese Auction to win a fun prize.
More info: www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com

Time to Make the Donuts

Powdered Donuts

Where: Burlington County Community Agricultural Center, 500 Centerton Road, Moorestown
When: February 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Price: $45 per person
Details: Never settle for store-bought donuts again once you’ve learned how to make them yourself! Spend an evening creating traditional yeast donuts, as well as fillings, glazes and more. Register online for this delicious experience.
More info: www.co.burlington.nj.us

Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend

Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend

Where: Various wineries throughout New Jersey
When: February 9 & 10
Price: Prices vary by winery
Details: Stop in at various Garden State Wine Growers wineries throughout New Jersey this weekend for special tastings and pairings in honor of Valentine’s Day. Iron Plow Vineyards will be offering complimentary artisan chocolates by The Farmer’s Daughter with your wine tasting. Laurita Winery, Hawk Haven Vineyard and Terhune Orchards Vineyard are among the other participating wineries in this weekend-long event.
More info: www.newjerseywines.com or call 609-588-0085