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The Best Fairs and Festivals in NJ

We’ve rounded up more than 30 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 some hits. 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 it all. If you’re looking for even more, visit our full list of NJ Fairs and Festivals to find even more events close to home.

Harvest Festivals

Strawberry Festival

June 9-10, 10 am-5 pm
VonThun Farms
519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction
732-329-8656; vonthunfarms.com

Red, White and Blueberry Festival

June 24, 10 am-4 pm
Hammonton High School
566 Old Forks Rd., Hammonton

Blueberry Bash

July 7-8, 10 am-5 pm
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
609-924-2310; terhuneorchards.com

Blueberry Festival

July 7-8, 14-15, 11 am-5 pm
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
908-528-8823; alstedefarms.com

Morris County 4-H Fair

July 19-22, Times vary
Chubb Park
Rte. 24 ½ mile West of Rte. 206, Chester
973-285-8301; morris.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h

Gloucester County 4-H Fair

July 26-29
4-H Fairgrounds
275 Bridgeton Pike (Rte. 77), Mullica Hill
856-307-6450; gloucester.njaes.rutgers.edu/4hfair

Peach Festival

July 28-29, 11 am-5 pm
Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester
908-528-8823; alstedefarms.com

Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival

August 4, Noon-8 pm
Stangl Rd., Flemington
908-809-5464; exploreflemington.com

Just Peachy Festival

August 4-5, 10 am-5 pm
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
609-924-2310; terhuneorchards.com

Beach Festivals

Lighthouse International Film Festival

June 7-10, Times vary
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township


Skimmer Festival

June 16, 9 am-4 pm
JFK Blvd. and Promenade, Sea Isle City
609-263-8687; visitsicnj.com


June 23-24, 11 am-8 pm on Sat., 11 am-6 pm on Sun.
500 Ocean Ave., Bradley Beach

Atlantic City Food Truck Fest

June 23-24, Noon-8 pm on Sat., Noon-6 pm on Sun.
Brighton Park at The Claridge Hotel
1800 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City

Sharkfest 2018

June 30
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor Marina
2 Simon Lake Dr., Atlantic Highlands

28th Annual Oceanfest

July 4, 10 am-10 pm
Beach, 1 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch
732-222-0400; oceanfestnj.com

Ocean County Fair

July 11-15, Times vary
Robert J. Miller Air Park
Rte. 530 and Mule Rd., Berkeley Township
732-914-9466; oceancountyfair.com

Summer in the Street

July 21, Noon-6 pm
Washington St., Toms River
732-341-8738; downtowntomsriver.com

24th Annual Clam Festival

August 2-5
Huddy Park
325-329 Bay Ave., Highlands

NJ State Crab Festival

August 4, 11 am
Ice House Wildwood
4415 Park Blvd., Wildwood
609-522-0033, icehousewildwoodnj.com

Festival of the Sea Carnival

August 8-12, 6-10 pm
St. Francis Parish & Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township
609-494-8861; stfranciscenterlbi.org

Grown-Up Festivals

Hop Sauce Festival

June 2, 11 am-6:30 pm
Taylor Avenue Waterfront
830 N. Bay Ave., Beach Haven

Sharrott Winery’s Wine and Music Festival

June 2-3, Noon-5 pm
370 S. Egg Harbor Rd., Hammonton
609-567-9463; sharrottwinery.com

Wildwood Beer Fest

June 9, Noon-4 pm or 6-10 pm
Fox Park
Ocean Ave., Wildwood
609-729-8870; wildwoodbeerfest.com

Pour Into Summer Wine Festival

June 9-10
Veterans Bicentennial Park
30 East Engleside Ave., Beach Haven

Battleship New Jersey NJ Beer Festival

June 23, 1-5 pm
USS Battleship New Jersey
100 Clinton St., Camden
1-866-877-6262 ext. 108; battleshipnj.org

Brew at the Zoo

June 23, 6-9 pm
Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange
973-731-5800; tbzoobrew.com

Wine and Chocolate Weekend

June 23-24, 11:30 am
Monmouth Park
175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport
732-222-5100; monmouthpark.com

Somerville Craft Beer Fest

June 23-24, Noon-9 pm on Sat., Noon-7 pm on Sun.
North Bridge St. between Main and High Sts., Somerville

TRUCKerton with a Side of Bacon

July 7-8, 11 am-6 pm on Sat., 11 am-5 pm on Sun.
The Tuckerton Seaport
120 West Main St., Tuckerton 
609-296-8868; tuckertonseaport.org

Laurita Summer Food Truck Festival

July 21-22
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Rd., New Egypt
609-752-0200; lauritawinery.com

Cape May Craft Beer and Crab Festival

August 4, 10 am-6 pm
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St., Cape May
609-884-5404; capemaymac.org

More Can't-Miss Festivals

Michael Arnone’s 29th Annual Crawfish Fest

June 1-3, 10 am-9 pm
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd., Augusta

Firefly Festival

June 24, 4-9 pm
330 Cold Soil Rd., Princeton
609-924-2310; terhuneorchards.com

Black Potatoe Music Festival

July 13-15, Times vary
The Red Mill Museum
56 Main St., Clinton
908-230-7861; blackpotatoe.com

The Butterfly Festival

August 4, 10 am-4 pm
The Watershed Reserve
31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington
609-737-3735; thewatershed.org

42nd IAATO Italian Festival

August 8-12, 5-11 pm
Joe Palaia Park
200 Whalepond Rd., Oakhurst
732-517-1040, iaato.com/festival

Montclair Jazz Festival

August 11, Noon-9 pm
Nishuane Park
48 High St., Montclair
973-744-2273; montclairjazzfestival.org

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