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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 full moon hike to a weekend spent along the New Jersey Wine Trail. Check out this list of the best February festivals happening in New Jersey this year.

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North Jersey

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Glen Ridge Antiques Show

Where: The Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge
When: January 31 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm & February 1 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $9 general admission
Details: The 74th 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: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Great Beer Expo

Where: Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus
When: February 1 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Session 1) and 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (Session 2)
Price: $48+ tax/fees in advance, $60+ tax/fees at the door and $12+ 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: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

New Jersey Home Show

Where: Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus
When: February 15 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm & February 16 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Price: Free admission if you register online; $10 admission at the door
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: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Valentine’s Day Foodie Festival

Where: Harborside Atrium, 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City
When: February 14 from 6:30 pm to Midnight
Price: $10 general admission
Details: Celebrate your love of food at this adults-only Valentine’s Day event. Sample the newest foodie trends from local vendors– all items are $7 or less. You can also dance, play games, enjoy cocktails, and mingle.
More info: Get tickets here.

Central Jersey

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Full Moon Hike

Where: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit
When: February 8 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Price: Free for members; $5 for non-members
Details: Head out on a moonlit stroll under the stars. This one-hour, easy hike through the woodland trails is suitable for anyone ages 4 and up. Learn about how our senses work differently at night and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate afterwards. Registration is required.
More info: Visit the Arboretum website or you can give them a call.

The Heldrich Craft Beer & Spirit Festival

Where: The Heldrich Hotel, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
When: February 8 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Price: $65 per person
Details: Sample over 50 different craft breweries and spirits from NJ/NY area distributors at The Heldrich Hotel. Proceeds raised from this fourth annual event will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties.
More info: Visit the Heldrich website or you can give them a call.

Wassailing the Apple Trees

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: Visit the Terhune Orchards website or you can give them a call.

Jersey Shore

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Atlantic City RV & Camping Show

Where: Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City
When: February 14 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, February 15 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and February 16 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: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Asbury Park Vegan Pop-Up Shop

Where: Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park
When: February 16 at 11:00 am
Price: $5 online or $10 at the door
Details: Check out all the best local vegan food in one convenient festival. Cinnaholic, Clean Meals Brooklyn, Fanciful Fox, Freakin’ Vegan, Mexi-Boys, and more will be serving up delicious treats. Check the Facebook listing for the full list of eateries.
More info: Visit the Facebook Page.

10th Annual Cape May Chili & Chowder Cookoff

Where: The Grand Hotel of Cape May, 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May
When: February 16 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: Visit the Facebook Page or you can give them a call.

Carving Class with Jode Hillman

Where: Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main Street, Tuckerton
When: February 16 & February 23 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Price: $190 for members, $200 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: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

South Jersey

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Winter Eagle Festival

Where: Mauricetown Firehall, 9544 Noble Street, Mauricetown
When: February 1 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Price: $10 for adults, $5 for children
Details: Birders, nature lovers, and families will love this annual festival. Live raptors will be on hand from the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge; plus there will be presentations by nature experts. Don’t miss the morning and evening owl watch or the trail walks.
More info: Visit the Facebook Page.


Where: Burlington County Community Agricultural Center, 500 Centerton Road, Moorestown
When: February 9 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Price: $50 per person
Details: Has the thought of making beautiful macarons intimidated you? Let Cara Griffin teach you the way to create perfectly chewy shells with decadent fillings. Following this workshop, you’ll take home an array of Valentine’s Day-themed macarons. Register online for this delicious experience.
More info: Visit the Burlington County website.

Nerd Fest 2

Where: Holiday Inn, 1 Pureland Drive, Swedesboro
When: February 23 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: Visit the website.

Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend

Where: Various wineries throughout New Jersey
When: February 8-9 & 15-16
Price: Prices vary by winery
Details: Stop in at various Garden State Wine Growers wineries throughout New Jersey these weekends for special tastings and pairings in honor of Valentine’s Day. For example, 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: Visit the website or you can call the Garden State Wine Growers Association.

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Other Photos (in Order):
Valentine’s Day Foodie Festival / Facebook
The Heldrich / Facebook
Hillman Decoys / Website
Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival / Facebook

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