By Samantha
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Here’s what the New Jersey and Eastern PA 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.


June 7: Farm Tour & Cookout/Potluck

Hershberger Heritage farm (Sellersville, PA)

We are Bucks County’s only Certified Organic Livestock Farm offering Pasture Raised Meats and Eggs. Come join this FREE community event as we tour the grounds while telling you all about the why, who, where, when and how of it all! Cookout/Potluck Dinner begins at 6:00pm. Feel free to bring a dish to share or if you don’t have time to prepare something, NO WORRIES! We will have food for purchase. Local Chef, Kelly Unger, has an AMAZING menu planned including our own meats and local produce! Menu Includes: Our own organic raised Hot dogs and Hamburgers grilled to perfection with a side of local organic Balsamic Strawberry Spinach Salad AND Organic Cheddar Cheese Grits for $9/plate.”


June 9: Tyler Tasting Party

Bucks County Community College Foundation (Newtown, PA)

Celebrate with us on the beautiful grounds of the Tyler Mansion and Formal Gardens and savor foods and spirits from Bucks County’s finest restaurants, wineries, breweries, caterers, and bakeries. Voted “Best Foodie Event” for a fourth year in a row on the Bucks Happening List, this year’s event once again features a dueling piano show and artwork from the second annual Bucks County Plein Air Festival.


June 10 + 11: Jersey Shore Wine Festival

Blueclaws Stadium (Lakewood, NJ)

“This is the 7th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival and promises to be one of the best. Sample over 125 wines from New Jersey’s best wine growers while enjoying great food, delightful entertainment and shopping the various crafters and merchandise vendors. Come for the day and discover some truly wonderful, award-winning wines grown in the beautiful state of New Jersey. Bring your chairs and plan on enjoying the live entertainment all afternoon!”


June 16-18: NJ Beer & Food Festival

Crystal Golf Resort (Sussex County, NJ)

“Join us for a weekend full of delicious food, a variety of craft beer, cider and traditional drafts! Don’t miss the ultimate beer lover’s weekend where we have brewed up barrels of fun and entertainment. Fill your cup with an UNLIMITED pour of 150+ craft and specialty brews, ALL YOU CAN EAT delicious BBQ – pulled pork, homemade sausage, spit-roasted Berkshire pork and more! Take flight with hot air balloon rides, tee off at the Brews & Birdies Golf Tournament, rock out to live music by Hollywood Krush and try your hand at unique outdoor games – like human foosball.”


June 17: Sourland Music Festival

Hillsborough Golf & Country Club (Hillsborough, NJ)

“Central Jersey’s premier outdoor music event, the Sourland Music Festival, has everything a music lover could want: Blues, Jazz, Folk and Rock, local food and drink, family activities and a spectacular view all on the top of the Sourland Mountains. TO MAKE THE DAY EVEN BETTER there’ll be food, snack and dessert trucks, local artisans, hand-crafted gifts, native plants, books, services and more. Free water all day for your refillable container!

BEER AND WINE TENT will feature two local businesses: Flounder Brewery, returning with “Rockin’ Ale”, the signature beer they brewed just for the Sourland Music Festival and Unionville Winery, returning with a wonderful selection of their most popular wines.

• The Ryland Inn VIP Service, offering a superb buffet from renowned Executive Chef Chris Albrecht, using locally-sourced, sustainably-grown food, a unique Sourland Punch, and a $25 Ryland Inn gift certificate with each ticket – all in the VIP tent close to stage.
• Exciting field activities: Rock Climbing Wall for all age groups, new trail bicycle to test provided and supervised by Sourland Cycles, and Cool Critters an environmental education area.”


June 17: Brews & Bites

Pennsbury Manor (Morrisville, PA)

“Our hugely popular Father’s Day weekend fundraiser is marking its 5th year! over two dozen local craft breweries, cideries, and wineries are joined with half a dozen food trucks, live music and lawn games on our gorgeous Delaware River front for 4 hrs in early summer!”


June 17: Tri-State VegFest

NJ Convention Center (Edison, NJ)

“VegFest is a dairy-free, meatless, plant-based food festival that showcases plant-based cuisine and cruelty-free products that are part of a vegan lifestyle – but ultimately the festival is all about food, community, and entertainment. VegFest is a celebration of the health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. There will be vegan food to sample and purchase, engaging speakers, exciting performers, and members from the local vegan community to answer questions and showcase what inspires them. As a participant, volunteer, or attendee, your presence assists us to achieve our mission in educating as many families and individuals as possible about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.”


June 21: Clam Bake

Ninety Acres (Peapack, NJ)

“This year we are keeping the outdoor dining tradition of this event, but relocating to the newly renovated Mansion Lawn! Our menu will feature Maine lobsters, Long Island clams, house made sausage and more. We will perfectly pair hand-poured craft brews, wine selections, and a specialty cocktail highlighting NJ’s Claremont Vodka. End the night under the stars at our build-your-own shortcake bar by Pastry Chef, Lindsay Stewart.”


June 24: Brew at the Zoo

Turtle Back Zoo (West Orange, NJ)

“Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and the Zoological Society of New Jersey will celebrate the park’s 54th Birthday by hosting the 5th annual Brew at the Zoo on June 24, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The festival will feature live entertainment, an abundance of brewers and vendors, and a selection of over 100 craft beers. Enjoy local craft beers from the best of New Jersey and our favorite national brands!”


June 29: Carton Beer Pairing Dinner

Coltello Restaurant (Hamilton, NJ)

“Coltello and Carton Brewing from Atlantic Highlands will join forces to offer a culinary experience meant for foodies and craft beer fans alike. Our First ever Beer-B-Q will be held on Thursday, June 29th at 6:30. Beer pairings will be announced soon!

1st Course Grilled Shrimp, Smoked Gouda “Grits”, Pickled Vegetables, Salsa Verde

2nd Course Beef Tamales, Charred Tomato Salsa, Baby Kale, Queso Fresco

3rd Course BBQ Ribs, Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage, Smoked Chicken, Polenta Cornbread

Dessert Grilled Pineapple, Olive Oil Cake, White Chocolate Ganache, Smoked Macadamia Nuts”





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