Mothers make the world go round, so why not spend this Mother’s Day doing something special for Mom? At Best of NJ, we’re on the hunt for the Garden State’s best Mother’s Day events. For those who want to take their mothers out this holiday (not that there’s anything wrong with breakfast in bed or a peaceful day at home… hint hint), we’re compiling an ever growing list of statewide activities.

There are restaurants all across the state featuring special Mother’s Day brunches, luncheons, and dinners. Besides that, many museums and concert venues are featuring special Mother’s Day events.

We have searched all over the state to bring you the best, the biggest, the smallest and the most simple ways to say “I love you Mom” in New Jersey. Some of the events we’ve listed are not specifically devoted to moms, and some may occur right before or after Mother’s Day, but they all make for a potentially great day out with mom. Happy Mother’s Day, NJ!

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If you know about a Mother’s Day event that isn’t listed here, you can always Submit an Event for free, and we’ll review it for publication. If you’d only like to see events in a certain region, you can click one of the links provided below, or simply search for events by zip code. We hope this guide proves useful in planning your perfect Mother’s Day.


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Mother’s Day Features

Young beautiful woman relaxing in a bath5 Best Ways to Pamper Mom this Mother’s Day

Being a mom is a full-time job with no lunch breaks, no pay and no vacation time. It often requires 24-hour shifts filled with thankless tasks such as cooking, cleaning and carpooling in rush hour traffic. “Moms focus on everyone else all year round,” says Doreen Ellinwood, VP of Regional Operations for Massage Envy in Northern New Jersey…

Mother's Day BrunchTop 10 Places to Go for Mother’s Day Brunch

If there’s one person in the world who deserves a day of praise, it’s your mother. But in order to squeeze as much gratitude and love into that one special day as possible, you’re going to have to start early; I’m talking brunch early. CLICK HERE for special, featured Mother’s Day Events, powered by 40 North Restaurant Group.

Mother's Day Gifts6 Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Mom

If finding the perfect gift to express your gratitude seems like an overwhelming feat, rest assured there is an easier way to give mom a token of your appreciation on May 8th. We turned to Christie Maruka, one of New Jersey’s top personal shoppers, to help compile the ultimate gift guide for any mom…

Mother's Day Crafts8 Great Spots for Creating Mother’s Day Crafts

Looking for a unique gift for Mom this Mother’s Day? Kids can try their hand at canvas painting, pottery or even glass blowing, and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that mom will never forget. Check out these awesome New Jersey art studios, offering drop-in craft hours and special events for the whole family…

Mother's Day Getaways5 Best Ways Moms can “Get Away” on Mother’s Day

Sure, you could celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch at a restaurant — along with a zillion other families — and hope for a freebie carnation from the waiter in between all the clanking plates, chattering people and other assorted chaos. Or you could try asking for what you really want for Mother’s Day: Some peace and quiet.

Mother's Day Tea7 Helpful Tips for Enjoying Mother’s Day Tea

This Mother’s Day, give Mom something she will always treasure—a reservation for a delightful afternoon tea. Enjoy a few leisurely hours with close friends or family, taking in the tea room atmosphere. Highly sought-after Food Historian and Certified Tea Specialist Judith Krall-Russo knows quite a bit about tea…

Mother's Day WineThe Best Wine Gifts for Mother’s Day

April showers throughout the Garden State brought plenty of flowers for the start of May, which is great because Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Before you spend hours scouring the internet for the perfect gift that says, “Thank you for everything, you deserve all of the wine…”

Mother's Day flowersBest Spots to Get Flowers for Mother’s Day

Nothing says Mother’s Day quite like a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The bright colors and sweet scents are the perfect way to celebrate your mom and to welcome the warm temperatures that come with the month of May. If you’re looking for the perfect spot to pick up an arrangement for the special mom in your life, look no further…


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Mother’s Day in New Jersey by Region:

North Jersey Mother’s Day

Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex & Warren County

Central Jersey Mother’s Day

Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset & Union County

South Jersey Mother’s Day

Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem County

Jersey Shore Mother’s Day

Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean & Monmouth County


Mother’s Day Events in New Jersey



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Mommy & Me Tea & Craft Workshop

Saturday, May 6, 2017: Just in time for Mother's Day, you and your child will create a beautiful spring crepe paper flower arrangement. The best part is, these flowers will last forever! After the …


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Mother’s Day Shop-a-Palooza

Saturday, May 13, 2017: To raise funds for children there will be vendors such as arts and crafts, home party merchandise, food trucks, caterers, baked goods and more. Info


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Women/Mother's Day Tea Party

Saturday, May 13, 2017: Empowering women while enjoying a free amazing lunch. There will be 4 women pouring into your spirit/soloist / praise dance/ Vendors and much more. 2nd Floor big community room. Info


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Will Downing Mother's Day Celebration

Saturday, May 13, 2017: Will Downing is a R&B and jazz performer. He will also be performing May 14 at 7:00 pm. Info


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The Wilshire Grand Hotel Mother's Day Specials

Sunday, May 14, 2017: The Spoiled Mother Package includes an arrangement of flowers, bottle of champagne, 20 minute yoga session, breakfast & free movie. The Marvelous Mother's Package includes a $50 credit from Primavera …


Mother's Day at The Urban Muse

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Until May 31 you can give your mother a 75 minute massage plus 15 minute scalp massage and 30 minute facial. To make an appointment, call 973-627-3455. Info


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Make Her Day - Reserve a Bay for Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat Mom to food & fun without the wait on Sunday, May 14 for Mother’s Day at Topgolf Edison! Secure your Topgolf bay for up to 8 guests. She won’t have …


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Mother's Day Brunch at Alstede Farms

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Enjoy a scenic hayride and buffet brunch with open table family style seating. For reservations, call 908-879-7189. Info


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Space Farms Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Free drawing to win a season pass. Special nursery feedings and sessions on maternal behavior. Info


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Mother's Day Brunch at Prospectors Grille & Saloon

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Take Mom out to a fabulous Mother's Day Brunch at Prospectors Grille. Info


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Spirit Cruise Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat Mom to a brunch or dinner cruise with a buffet, interactive DJ entertainment, dancing and views of the NYC skyline. Info


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Villari’s Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat Mom and the whole family to Mother's Day Brunch at Villari's Lakeside Restaurant! They are also offering a children’s brunch buffet. Info


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Mother's Day Brunch at Di Paolo's

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Di Paolo's Ristorante is serving a Mother's Day Brunch on May 14. Seating Times are 10am, 12pm & 2pm. Please call 856-299-4645 to purchase tickets. Info


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Mother's Day Brunch at Due Mari

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat your mother by bringing her to Due Mari for Mother's Day! 2-Course Menu to include pastry plate and coffee. $42 menu, children 10 and under for $16. Info


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Mother's Day Brunch at Luciano's Italian Ristorante

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat Mom and the whole family to Luciano's Mother's Day Brunch Buffet on Mother's Day. $38.00 Per Person. $20.00 Children Ages 12 Under. Executive Chef- Joseph Mastrella & Culinary Staff. …


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Mother's Day Brunch at The Mansion

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Celebrate Mom at The Mansion on Main Street ‘s Mother’s Day Brunch. Seatings Start at 10:00am. Please call 856-751-1717 for reservations. Info


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Mother's Day Brunch Brunch at The Flanders Hotel

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Celebrate Mom on Sunday, May 14th with Flanders Hotel's annual "Mother's Day Brunch". Info


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Mother's Day Buffet at The Bernards Inn

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Seatings for the Mother's Day Buffet in the Fenwick Ballroom are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Feast on Honey Glazed Jones Ham, Roasted Roasted Turkey, Garlic Rubbed Prime Rib, seafood and pasta selections. …


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Seasons 52 Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Enjoy Mother’s Day brunch at Seasons 52 for pasture-raised egg entrées and chef’s takes on traditional brunch dishes, light cocktails perfect for spring, and even an orange marmalade parfait mini …


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Crystal Springs Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Choose from buffets or multi-course menus at one of their six resort locations. Call 855-977-6473 for reservations. Info


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Mother's Day at Amanda's

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Brunch seatings at 10:30, 11:00, 12:30, 1:00. Three Course Prix-Fixe Menu at $39.50 per person. Dinner seatings at 3:00, 3:30,  5:00, 5:30, 7:00. Three Course Prix-Fixe Menu at $60 per person. Info


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Park West Tavern Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat Mom to an elegant brunch buffet, thats low on stress but bursting with the seasons best ingredients. For more information, call 201-445-5400. Info  


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Morris Tap & Grill Mother's Day Buffet

Sunday, May 14, 2017: All day buffet featuring carving stations, cold salads, hot food, desserts and more. Info


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Mother's Day at Diggerland

Sunday, May 14, 2017: A great way to bond with mom! This Mother’s Day, take mom to Diggerland for a day of operating real heavy machinery. Dig holes on the Diggers, drive skid-steers and climb …


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Mother's Day at Red Rooster

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Celebrate Mother's Day at Matt's Red Rooster Grill. Brunch Buffet: seatings from 11am - 2:30pm or Dinner: seatings from 4pm - 8pm. There will be Mother's Day Specials along with the seasonal menu. Info


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Mother's Day at Ten22 Bar & Grill

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Take Mom and the whole family to Ten22 Bar & Grill to celebrate Mother's Day! Reservations required. Call 856-358-3325. Info


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Mother's Day at The Essex House

Sunday, May 14, 2017: The Essex House will host a Mother's Day Brunch and Dinner Buffet on Mother's Day. Call 973-731-2222 for reservations. Info


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Mother's Day at The Molly Pitcher Inn

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Under the crystal chandeliers of their Dining Room, The Molly Pitcher Inn serves some the most tantalizing cuisine for Mother's Day. Make your reservation now. Info


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Mother's Day Brunch @ Hopewell Valley Vineyards

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Come celebrate mom at Hopewell Valley Vineyards' beautiful winery with a delicious brunch. Menu features their ricotta pancakes, breakfast pizzas and much more. Wine, mimosas and bellinis available for purchase. Info


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Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet at Perona Farms

Sunday, May 14, 2017: This Mother’s Day dinner buffet includes a wide variety of hot items along with carving stations, and cold platters – all featuring the latest seasonal ingredients. Info


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Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Spring is a time that makes the plants and the animals that call the Arboretum home feel energized and warm.  Join Cora’s Conservation Corps on Mother's Day as they guide …


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Mother’s Day Wine Trail Picnic

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Mothers Day Picnic with friends and family. Enjoy a beautiful day with some shopping, wine tasting, live entertianment, vendors and more! General Admission includes complimentary wine tasting and souvenir wine glass. Info


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Christopher’s Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Take your Mom to Christopher’s for Mother's Day Brunch. Brunch Seating’s; 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. Bloody Mary’s and Champagne Mimosa’s at $8.00 per glass. Info


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Mother's Day at Bahrs Landing

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Serving Mother's Day Dinner menu and specials all day starting at 11:30. Info


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Mother's Day Brunch at Chambers Walk Cafe

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Happy Mother's Day! Join in for Brunch ~ 11:30-3:00. Reservations Recommended 609-896-5995. Info


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Mother's Day at Joseph's Restaurant

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Join Joseph's Restaurant on Mother's Day for a wonderful celebration. A full selection of wines, beers and spirits will complement your dinner. Info


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Mother's Day at La Terrazza

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Take mom to La Terrazza for Mother's Day. Menu prepared fresh daily by Chef Neftaly Cisnero. All kid’s entrées $12.95. Info


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Mother's Day at the Frenchtown Inn

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Now booking for Mother's Day, May 14. They will be serving a 3 course price fixed dinner menu from 12pm to 5pm. Enjoy your family and friends, allowing the Frenchtown Inn …


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Mother's Day at The Frog and The Peach Restaurant

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Take Mom to The Frog and The Peach for their Three Course Prix Fixe Dinner. Open from Noon to 7:30. Info


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Mother's Day at Tre Piani

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Mother's Day - Full ala carte menu plus local Spring menu additions. Children’s menu available. Info


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Mother's Day Brunch at Four Sisters Winery

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Buffet features blueberry pancakes, casseroles, deviled eggs, French toast, Frittata, fresh fruit and homemade granola. There will be live music and a wine bar. Info


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Mother's Day Brunch at Just Restaurant

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Join in for Mother's Day Brunch at Just Restaurant; a Zagat-rated casual contemporary American dining destination. Brunch menu and cocktails. Info


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Mother's Day Dinner at The Bernards Inn

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Seatings for the Three-Course Prix-Fixe dinner in the dining rooms are from 12 pm to 6:30 pm and will include chef selections from Chef Heyer's Spring Menu, including organic Griggstown Chicken, Roasted Halibut, Filet …


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Mother's Day Festival at Alba Vineyard

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Celebrate Mother's Day by treating mom to a Mother's Day Festival that features family and friends treating mom to a special event filled with a wine tasting, cellar tour, lunch, …


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Mother's Day Festival at Alba Vineyards

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat mom to a wine tasting, lunch, live music, winery tours and more. Info


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Mother’s Day at Blue Morel

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat mom to this special 3 Course menu at Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar. $68 for adults and $34 for children under 12 years old. Seating noon to 9:00 pm. …


Mother’s Day at Morey’s Piers

Mother’s Day at Morey's Piers

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Morey’s Piers is honoring Mother’s Day with tea for two…or three…or four…or more. Mothers visiting will ride free from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Mariner’s and Surfside Piers. From 12:00pm to 2:00pm, families …


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Mother’s Day Celebration

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Sunday, 12 noon. Flowers distributed along the Boardwalk by the Borough of Seaside Heights Mayor and Council. Info


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Restaurant Serenade Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat Mom to a dining experience featuring New Jersey local produce prepared with a French technique. Info


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Happy Mother’s Day @ Camden Children's Garden

Sunday, May 14, 2017: All Moms Ride Free on Mother's Day on The Garden Amusement Rides! Info


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Mother's Day @ Caffe Aldo Lamberti

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Make Mother's Day extra special at Caffe Aldo Lamberti. They will be featuring a Chef's Special Menu! Info


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Painting with a Twist Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Bring your favorite beer or wine and snacks. Arrive 15-20 min early to get uncorked, smocked & in your seat! You are invited to bring your own finger foods in …


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Mother's Day @ Casamari Restaurant

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Celebrate the most important Women in your life on Mothers Day - Sunday May 14th! New Chef selected creations just for Mom. Info


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Mother's Day Dinner at Villari's

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat Mom and the whole family to a special Mother's Day Dinner at Villari’s Lakeside Restaurant. Children's menu too! Info


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Mother's Day Brunch at NJPAC

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Before a performance from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 3:00 pm, families can brunch at NICO Kitchen & Bar and shop at an artisan marketplace in the performance …


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Mother's Day Dinner at Due Mari

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat your mother by bringing her to Due Mari for Mother's Day Dinner! 3-Course Menu $65 per person. $99 per person with suggested wine pairing. Children's menu 10 and under …


Just Restaurant

Mother's Day Dinner at Just Restaurant

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Join in for Mother's Day Dinner at Just Restaurant; a Zagat-rated casual contemporary American dining destination. Regular dinner menu plus specials. Info


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Di Paolo's Mother’s Day Dinner Buffet

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Di Paolo's Ristorante is having a Mother's Day Dinner Buffet on May 14. Available Seating Times 4:30pm & 6:30pm. Please call 856-299-4645 to purchase tickets. Info


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Mother's Day at Restaurant Nicholas

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Celebrate your mother at New Jersey's top rated restaurant. In addition to their exquisite menu, each mother will be gifted a box of our homemade macaroons. Reserve: 732.345.9977. Info


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Mother's Day at Bellview Winery

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017: Treat the mothers in your life to a special wine weekend at Bellview Winery! Taste from their wine list and wines on tap or grab a bottle to go with one …


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Mother's Day Tea Party

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017: Party with Paws at their very first Mother’s Day Tea! There will be kid and farm-friendly crafts to make for mom, drinks such as iced and hot tea, mini sandwiches and …


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Mother's Day Celebration at Plagido's Winery

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017: Celebrate Mother's Day weekend, bring in your loved ones, and friends! Wine Tasting, with Souvenir glass. They will have cheese plates available, but feel free to bring your picnic! Their Award Winning wines …


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2017 Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017: Travel through New Jersey's wine country! The Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend offers unique, special ways to celebrate the important women in your life! Each winery offers their own take on …


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Mother's Day Weekend Wine Trail at 4JG'S Vineyard

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017: Bring your mom (gram, aunt, BFF, cousin) and toast her at the vineyard while sipping their award-winning wines. The weekend is all about the special ladies in the family as they celebrate …


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Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend at Laurita Winery

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017: Here’s what Laurita Winery is doing: Saturday, May 13th: The Bergers live! Sunday, May 14th: Pennington Station live! Mother’s Day Brunch! Info


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Mothers’ Day Wine Trail Weekend

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017: Celebrate mom on this special weekend. Free tastings for moms. What more wonderful way to treat your mom than with an afternoon of wine tasting. They will have special samplings from …