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Here’s what the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area are dishing up this month! Keep checking back as this page will be updated as new events come to our attention. If you have an event you would like to submit, click here.

Unionville Vineyards Fall Harvest Festival: October 1 (Ringoes, NJ) 

“Unionville Vineyards’ annual fall wine festival will delight with wine tastings, live rock and bluegrass bands, food & wine talks and demonstrations, food trucks, winery tours & vineyard walks, hayrides, pumpkin painting, cork crafts, and more, all on Unionville’s sprawling 89 acre preserved farm winery estate in gorgeous Hunterdon County.”


VegFest: October 2 (Morristown, NJ)

The first annual New Jersey VegFest will be held on October 2, 2016 in Morristown, New Jersey. Over 50 vendors that are supportive of a compassionate, plant-based, sustainable and totally delicious way of living will be featured, as well as local New Jersey, national and internationally known speakers.


The aMAZing Pumpkin Preview Party: October 5 (Hopewell, NJ)

“Grab your friends and neighbors and let’s gather at the Farm for a stompin’ good time! We’re calling it a Pumpkin Preview Party because you’ll be among the first to see this year’s crop of aMAZing Pumpkins. You’ll even get to watch the artful carvers of the 2016 Pumpkin Carve put the finishing touches on their creations under the evening’s spooky light. FOOD AND DRINK: Barbecue, beer, wine, and cider. And did we mention homemade ice cream? MUSIC: We’re bringing in local bluegrass favorites, The Bluewave Ramblers.”


Central Jersey Beer Fest: October 8 (West Windsor, NJ)

“Taste over 100 beers for 4 hours (12:30 -4:30). Listen to Live Music, Meet Brewers, Enjoy a Cash bar and Food Vendors from 12 til 6pm Close to 50 breweries participating!”



Severino Family Style Dinner: October 8 (Collingswood, NJ)

“The Severino Pasta Company – now into its second generation of family ownership – has grown from a small, pasta shop in Westmont, NJ to be a part of homes and professional kitchens across the country. Severino Pasta invites you to a family style dinner under the lights in celebration of 45 years in business!”


Shakespeare In The Barn: October 8 (Carversville, PA) 

“On October 8th, 2016 New Place Players will perform William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Max Hansen as chef in a magical barn in Carversville, PA. The critically acclaimed production, directed by OBIE winner James Ortiz (The Woodsman) surrounds and envelopes the audience while they savor a 5-course feast inspired by the world of the play, accompanied by fine wine. With the magic of LED puppetry, the highest caliber Equity actors and musicians, the guests are guided through a journey of the senses. Employing his original five-act format and the natural intervals within, drama, music, food and the art of conversation are each given the room to flourish in an unforgettable experience. Max Hansen Kitchen and New Place Players are celebrating their third year together where they have performed open public runs in an historic town house in Park Slope, Brooklyn as well as corporate and private celebrations in mansions, estates and apartments throughout the Northeast Corridor. This is their first open performance in Bucks County.”


Yardley Inn’s Pensfolds Dinner: October 9 (Yardley, PA) 

“Join us for a Five course limited seating Penfolds dinner. Featuring some exclusive Penfolds wines – ‘Australia’s most famous wine’!”



Lumberville General Store Autumn Harvest Cookout: October 9 (Lumberville, PA) 

“Partnering with Manoff Market Gardens to offer a local seasonal spread of Cider-Braised Pulled Pork, Grilled Turkey Burgers, Cedar Plank Salmon, Bratwurst with Green Apple and Sauerkraut, Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa, Spinach and Feta, Celery Root Apple Slaw, Sweet Potato, Cabbage and Bacon Salad, Roasted Corn with Chili Butter, Brownie S’mores, Sweet Zucchini Cake, Apple Pie, Caramel Apples, Fresh-Pressed Apple Cider Plus enjoy Jenga, Cornhole and Bacci Ball on our lawn.”


Tinto’s Fall Cider & Tapa Tasting: October 16  (Philadelphia, PA) 

“¡Txotx! (pronounced “choach”) is traditionally called out at Sadartodegis, or cider houses, in the Basque country upon the tapping of a fresh barrel of cider. On October 16th at TINTO, were celebrating fall and bringing the txotx spirit to Philadelphia with an evening featuring traditional ciders, wines, and food from Basque country. This fun, casual, and interactive event will feature ciders poured throughout the evening, and guests can try a variety of beverages at expert-led tasting stations, while our chefs will be providing cheeses, traditional tapas, and whole roasted pigs! Guests can try their hand at throwing cider a style of pouring and aerating the cider to enhance its natural carbonation with prizes going to top throwers.”


Hamilton’s Grill Room Harvest Time Atelier Cooking Class Series: October 12 (Lambertville, NJ) 

“Jim Hamilton’s Atelier Cooking Class Series makes its return with Harvest Time! We’re joined by the Lambertville favorite, Homestead Farm Market on October 12th. Join in for a step-by-step open kitchen demonstration, while you reap the rewards with a delectable 4-course dinner starring a stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Fennel Apple Slaw & Roasted Root Vegetables.”


Hog-Toberfest at Brick Farm Market: October 15 (Hopewell, NJ) 

“Delicious food served from 11am-8pm. Look for Slow Smoked Pasture-Raised Hog (in a sandwich or in tacos), House-Made Hot Dogs, Chorizo Burgers (with local smoked cheddar and vinegar slaw),Berkshire Burgers, Slow Roasted Goat ‘en la Caja China’ Roasted on premise for tacos (after 4pm). Includes a condiment table with house made BBQ sauces, onions and cilantro, ketchup, relishes etc. BYOB and Jugglers and Face Painting for the kids!”


Peddler’s Village Octoberfeast: October 15 & 16 (Lahaska, PA) 

“Raise your beer and bratwurst to celebrate at our 2nd Annual OctoberFEAST in Peddler’s Village! Join us for German food and drink, live music, moon bounces for the kids and fun family entertainment. Our Beer Garden Tent features Free Will Brewing, a new Taproom at Peddler’s Village! The featured Free Will Beer will be thePV Lager, a traditional German marzen-style lager, brewed exclusively for OctoberFEAST.Free Will will also be pouring their German-style Pilsner and Vienna Lager, and the Kragle IPA. Earl’s New American will serve Yuengling Oktoberfest, Sam Adams Octoberfest and other seasonal microbrews. The Cock ‘n Bull Food Tent will serve up a delicious lineup of Bavarian dishes from Bratwurst and Sauerkraut, Currywurst, and Potato pancakes with apple sauce to Frankfurters, French fries with sweet mayo and Pretzels with whole grain mustard.”



New York City Wine & Food Festival: October 13-16 (New York, NY) 

“NYCWFF is a national, star-studded, four-day event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, culinary personalities and America’s most beloved television chefs while fighting to end hunger. Farm fresh brunches, hands-on classes and late night parties are on the calendar for this year. Find the best event suited for your taste!”


Witherspoon Grill’s Under The Harvest Moon Cocktail Party: October 17 (Princeton, NJ) 

“Kick off our Holiday Meal Drive with harvest cocktails, food & live music!”


Calebs Restaurant’s Friend of a Farmer Dinner Series: October 19, 20 and 21 (Lahaska, PA) 

“Friend of a Farmer dinners represent the best in local farming. Patrons enjoy a fabulous four-course dinner, made with local ingredients represents the finest products from local farmers.”


Philadelphia Taste: Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits: October 21-23 (Philadelphia, PA) 

“TASTE is what it is all about this fall at the 2016 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits, presented by Gourmet Shows and being held at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. This year’s Festival showcases the finest in wine, spirits and gourmet foods, along with the talents of local and celebrity chefs. Our annual gastronomical festival in the Delaware Valley, the Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine, and Spirits–will be held October 21-23, 2016 in Valley Forge. This three day event will feature the many award-winning wineries from around the world, including three days of celebrity chef demonstrations, wine tastings, food from the best restaurants in the region at our Zagat Restaurant Row, and food centric exhibits.”


Madam Fromages Cheese Ball: October 30 (Philadelphia, PA) 

“Are you ready to dance, eat cheese, and fall in love? Cheese blogger Madame Fromage presents her 3rd semi-annual dairy-centric disco bash on mischief night. Purchase a ticket and bring 1 hunk of cheese (or a condiment/bread/crackers) to contribute to Philadelphia’s largest cheese board. Then, head upstairs to dance. Live music provided by Disco Hootenanny (featuring cheesemonger/tuba player Alex Jones!) Expect prizes for best costume, a silent auction, and mounds of cheese!”


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