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The Best Fairs and Festivals in NJ

We’ve rounded up more than 50 of the best summer fairs and festivals you won’t want to miss. From harvest celebrations to state fairs to beachside parties, mark your calendars now!


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From June through August, the Garden State is packed from top to bottom with hundreds of festivals—from local street fairs to week-long carnivals. Lucky for you, we’ve gone through them all and picked out the hits from the misses. Whether you’re looking for thrill rides, petting zoos, circus acts, hot air balloons or great food and crafts, our top picks for New Jersey’s must-see fairs have got it all. Though if you are looking for even more, visit our full list of Fairs and Festivals, to find even more events close to home. 

Harvest Festivals

Strawberry Festival

June 3-4, 10 am-4 pm

VonThun Farms

519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction

732-329-8656; vonthunfarms.com

Strawberry Surprise and Art in Nature Festival

June 10-11, 1-4 pm

Camden Children’s Garden

3 Riverside Dr., Camden

856-365-8733; camdenchildrensgarden.org

Red, White and Blueberry Festival

June 25, 10 am-5 pm

Hammonton High School

566 Old Forks Rd., Hammonton

609-561-9080; hammontonnj.us/red-white-blueberry-festival

Blueberry Bash

July 8-9, 10 am-5 pm

Terhune Orchards

330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton

609-924-2310; terhuneorchards.com 

Blueberry Festival

July 8-9 and 15-16, 11 am-5 pm

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester

908-879-7189; alstedefarms.com

Morris County 4-H Fair

July 19-23, Times vary

Chubb Park

Rte. 24 ½ mile West of Rte. 206, Chester

973-285-8301; morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h

Sweet Corn Festival

July 22-23, 10:30 am-4 pm

Oasis Family Farm

3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville

609-259-7300; oasisfamilyfarm.com

Gloucester County 4-H Fair

July 27-30

4-H Fairgrounds

275 Bridgeton Pike (Rte. 77) 

Mullica Hill

856-307-6450; gloucester.njaes.rutgers.edu/4hfair

Peach Festival

July 29-30, August 5-6 and 

12-13, 11 am-5 pm

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester

908-879-7189; alstedefarms.com

Just Peachy Festival

August 5-6, 10 am-5 pm

Terhune Orchards

330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton

609-924-2310; terhuneorchards.com

Corn and Tomato Festival

August 6, All Day

Flemington Borough Park Flemington

415-518-2416; exploreflemington.com

Peach and Nectarine Weekend

August 12-13, 10:30 am-4 pm

Oasis Family Farm

3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville

609-259-7300; oasisfamilyfarm.com

Jersey Fresh Harvest Festival

August 19-20, Noon-4 pm

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester

908-879-7189; alstedefarms.com

Melons! Melons! Melons!

August 26-27, 10:30 am-4 pm

Oasis Family Farm

3 Circle Dr., Robbinsville

609-259-7300; oasisfamilyfarm.com 

 

Beach Festivals

Atlantic City Food Truck Fest

June 3–4, Noon-8 pm on Sat. and Noon-6 pm on Sun.

Brighton Park at The 

Claridge Hotel

1800 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City

acfoodtruckfest.com

Lighthouse International Film Festival

June 8–11, Times vary

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

120 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township

571-212-3292; lighthousefilmfestival.org

Sharkfest 2017

June 17

Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor Marina

2 Simon Lake Dr., Atlantic Highlands

732-787-4275; sharkfest2017.com

Skimmer Festival

June 17-18, Times vary

JFK Blvd. and Promenade, Sea Isle City

609-263-8687; visitsicnj.com

Lobsterfest

June 24–25, 11 am-8 pm on Sat. and 11 am-6 pm on Sun.

500 Ocean Ave., Bradley Beach

732-897-1111; ext. 108 bblobsterfest.com

Oceanfest

July 4, 10 am-10 pm

Ocean Place Conference Center

1 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch

732-222-0400; oceanfestnj.com

Ocean County Fair

July 12–16, Times vary

Robert J. Miller Air Park

Rte. 530, Berkeley Township

732-914-9466; oceancountyfair.com

NJ State Crab Festival 

July 15

Ice House Wildwood

4415 Park Blvd., Wildwood

609-522-0033

Summer in the Street

July 15, Noon-6 pm

Washington St., Toms River

732-341-8738; downtowntomsriver.com

23rd Annual Clam Festival

August 3–6

Huddy Park

325-329 Bay Ave., Highlands

highlandsnj.com

Festival of the Sea

August 9–13, 6–10 pm

St. Francis Parish & Community Center

4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township

609-494-8861; lbicarnival.com

JDRF/FARE Crab Race

August 26, 5-7 pm

Breakwater Beach Waterpark

800 Ocean Terr., Seaside Heights

732-793-6488; casinopiernj.com

 

Grown-Up Festivals

Hop Sauce Festival

June 3, 11 am-7 pm

Taylor Avenue Waterfront 

830 N. Bay Ave., Beach Haven

hopsaucefest.com

Jersey City Brew Fest

June 3, Noon-4 pm 

or 5:30-9:30 pm

Harborside 3 Atrium

Christopher Columbus Dr., Jersey City

jerseycitybeerfest.com

Wine and Music Festival 

June 3-4, Noon-5 pm

Sharrott Winery

370 S. Egg Harbor Rd. Hammonton

609-567-9463; sharrottwinery.com

Wildwood Beer Fest

June 10, Noon-4 pm or 6-10 pm

Fox Park

Ocean Ave., Wildwood

609-729-8870; wildwoodbeerfest.com

Pour Into Summer Wine Festival

June 16-17, 5-8:30 pm on Fri. 

and Noon-7 pm on Sat.

Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

visitlbiregion.com

Somerville Craft Beer Fest

June 17-18, Noon-9 pm on Sat. and Noon-7 pm on Sun.

N. Bridge St., Somerville

908-526-0505; Somerville’s Craft Beer Fest 2017 on Facebook

Battleship New Jersey Craft Beer Festival

June 24, 1-4:30 pm

USS Battleship New Jersey

100 Clinton St., Camden

1-866-877-6262 ext. 108; newjerseybeer.ticketleap.com

Brew at the Zoo

June 24, 6-9 pm

Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave., West Orange

973-731-5800; tbzoobrew.com

Wine and Chocolate Weekend

June 24-25, 11:30 am-5:30 pm

Monmouth Park

175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport

732-222-5100; monmouthpark.com

Washington Lake Park Wine Festival

June 24-25, Noon-6 pm on Sat. and Noon-4 pm on Sun.

Washington Lake Park

626 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd., Sewell

newjerseywineevents.com

Bourbon and Biergarten

July 15, 7 pm

Wellmont Theater

5 Seymour St., Montclair

montclairfoodandwinefestival.org

Laurita Summer Food Truck Festival

July 15-16, 11 am-9:30 on Sat. and 11 am-8 pm on Sun.

Laurita Winery

85 Archertown Rd., New Egypt

609-752-0200; lauritawinery.com

Craft Beer & Crab Festival 

August 5, 10 am-6 pm

Emlen Physick Estate

1048 Washington St., Cape May

609-884-5404; capemaymac.org

TRUCKerton Food Truck and Brew Fest: Farm to Table Edition

August 12-13, 11 am-7 pm 

on Sat. and 11 am-5 pm on Sun.

The Tuckerton Seaport

120 W. Main St., Tuckerton

609-296-8868; tuckertonseaport.org

Wine Down Summer at RiverWinds

August 26-27, 1-7 pm on Sat. and

Noon-5 pm on Sun.

RiverWinds Community Center

1000 Riverwinds Dr., West Deptford

newjerseywineevents.com

 

More Can't Miss Festivals

Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest

June 2–4, 9 am-7 pm

Sussex County Fairgrounds

37 Plains Rd., Augusta

crawfishfest.com

Privateers and Pirates Festival

June 10, 11 am-5 pm

Tuckerton Seaport

120 W. Main St., Tuckerton

609-296-8868; tuckertonseaport.org

Happyfest Obstacle Course and Festival

June 17, 9:30 am-1 pm

Old Bridge Township Raceway Park

230 Pension Rd., Englishtown

888-593-0087; happyfestusa.com

Firefly Festival

June 25, 4–9 pm

330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton

609-924-2310; terhuneorchards.com

Front Porch Bluegrass Festival & Pig Roast

July 8, 10 am-8 pm

Gazebo Park Municipal Field

Main St., Chester

908-443-1294; ilovechester.com

Black Potatoe Music Festival

July 14–16, Times vary

The Red Mill Museum

56 Main St., Clinton

908-230-7861; blackpotatoe.com 

15th Annual Newport Beach Party

July 19, 6-8 pm

Newport Green Playground

Washington Blvd. and 14th St., Jersey City

41st Annual Italian-American Festival

August 9–13, 5–11 pm

Joe Palaia Park

200 Whalepond Rd., Oakhurst

732-517-1040, iaato.com/festival

The Butterfly Festival

August 12, 10 am–4 pm

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve

31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington

609-737-3735; thewatershed.org

Montclair Jazz Festival

August 12, Noon–9 pm

Nishuane Park

48 High St., Montclair

973-744-2273; montclairjazzfestival.org

Fair Haven Firemen’s Festival

August 25-September 2, Times vary

645 River Rd., Fair Haven

fhfd.org

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