SUPER PET EXPO

Food fests are on the way, flowers will soon be in bloom and PEEPS make their return to Peddler’s Village. Here are some of the best fairs and festivals taking place in and around New Jersey in March.

March 1-3

Super Pet Expo
NJ Convention & Expo Center, Edison
Friday – Sunday
Bring your kids and your leashed pets and spend the weekend checking out awesome pet exhibits. New this year are visits by Siberian Husky starts Memphis, Kira and Eleanor from Gone to the Snow Dogs; a chance to join a research project on longevity for dogs; and tips on how to relieve your dog’s tension through movement. You can get your pet’s pawprint, see a literal catwalk, let your dogs play in the agility course, shop at hundreds of vendors, and check out reptiles and lizards.

March 2

Parsippany Bonfire and Food Truck Fest
Liquid Church, Parsippany
The Kiwanis of Greater Parsippany and Liquid Church present a festival that includes a bonfire, music by DJ Mega Steve, food trucks, and lots of hot and cold beverages.

Big Brew Fest
The Morristown Armory, Morristown
There will be 150 samples to choose from, music by Naughty Humphrey and Mr. LoveJoy, food and entertainment.

Jersey City Wine Fest
Harborside, Jersey City
Sample over 100 wines from around the world. There will be vendors, music, food, entertainment and unmatched views of the NYC skyline.

March 2-3

A Taste of New Jersey
CURE Insurance Arena, Trenton
There will be more than 100 food vendors, a sports lounge, face painting, balloon twisting, and music. Presented by Jersey Eats.

Puchi Con Teaneck
Marriott Glennpointe, Teaneck
The anime and gaming sensation returns for a weekend of anime, gaming, cosplay, maid cafe, karaoke, arcade, screenings celebs, and more.

PENNSYLVANIA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY / The Garden Electric Philadelphia Flower Show

March 2-10

Philadelphia Flower Show
PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Expect to see flowers, shrubs and landscaping at every turn, designed with the theme “United by Flowers” in mind. There will be a gardening speaker series, ancient food exhibit, Kids Cocoon with activities for younger gardeners, and a makers market.

March 3

Maple Sugaring Fest
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit
The whole family will spend the day outdoors, hiking the trails, and taking part in maple sugaring challenge activities. There will be tapping and cooking demonstrations, taste tests, a story trail, hot cocoa, maple vendors, and more.

West Orange Classic Film Festival
AMC Theatre, Essex Green Shopping Center, West Orange
Tonight is the last showing of the series. Watch “The In Laws”: On the eve of their children’s wedding, newly-introduced in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo get themselves into a series of misadventures that just might get them killed before the vows are spoken.

PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY / Albert Einstein dolls

March 9 and 14

Pi Day Princeton & Einstein’s Birthday Celebration
Downtown Princeton
To celebrate Albert Einstein’s birthday on March 14 (3.14, the numerical equivalent of Pi), Princeton holds an Einstein Look-a-Like Contest, Pi recitation contest, pie sampling experience, pie flight contest, Einstein-themed picnic, Dinky rides with Albert, a movie matinee, a Pi-Rade, storytime, and other activities and events.

March 9-10

The Chocolate Expo
NJ Convention & Expo Center, Edison
The Chocolate Expo features tastings and sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, dairy products, craft beverages and ready-to-eat foods. Entertainment typically includes celebrity appearances, chef demos, magic and music, plus fun for children in the Kidz Zone.

March 9-10, 16-17

Maple Syrup Festival
Happy Day Farm, Manalapan
Take a tour of the barn and the farm to learn about the maple sugaring process. Sample the syrup and buy some snacks from the market, including maple pancakes.

PEDDLER’S VILLAGE / PEEPS IN THE VILLAGE

March 11 – April 14

PEEPS in the Village
Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA
The colorful display includes over 90 pieces of wall art, dioramas and sculptures made out of the famous Easter marshmallow candy. Note: The display is not open on Easter (March 31).

March 23

Uncork Spring! A Food and Wine Experience
Carteret Performing Arts and Events Center, Carteret
More than a dozen wineries from New Jersey will have over 150 wines for you to taste and buy. There will be chef pairings, food samples, music and a vendor market.

Happy Wellness Expo
Kushner Academy, Livingston
There will be 100 exhibitor booths set up with info and products based on holistic wellness and natural healing. Get inspired by a lineup of speakers who will share their knowledge on mental health resources, disease prevention and wellness.

Easter Market
American Hungarian Foundation, New Brunswick
This artisan market will include food and dessert vendors, Magyar apparel, beer from Seven Tribesmen Brewery, a Scout store and info from Magyar Reformed Church.

Nerd Force Fan Fest
Courtyard Marriott, Glassboro
Vendors will be selling everything nerdy you could possibly want: toys, comic books, movies, anime and games. There will be artists to meet and cosplayers. The event supports the Pitman School District Art and Music departments.

March 23-30

Springtime & Easter Festival
Alstede Farms, Chester
Explore the farm on a hay wagon ride, and visit with the adorable baby farm animals. Go on an Easter egg hunt and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Wander through the Bunny Trail Maze or the evergreen maze, then climb on the giant hay pyramid.

March 24

Holistic Health & Healing Expo
DoubleTree by Hilton, Cherry Hill
There will be tons of resources for natural wellness, organic food, healthy pets, spirituality, sustainability and green living.

Spring Craft Show
Paramus High School, Paramus
Arts and crafts products from 125 vendors will be available for purchase. A breakfast and lunch menu will be set up in the cafe.

Main Street Pops Artisan Market 2024 Kickoff
Under the Viaduct, 1401 Adams St., Hoboken
Kick off the Hoboken market season with a lineup of more than 60 vendors, live music from Two For the Road, an embroidery art workshop, kids’ activities from Mile Square Early Learning, outdoor games, and the launch of the new Be A Maker series.

March 28

Monmouth Wine & Food Experience
Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
Sample food from dozens of local restaurants and caterers, sample fine wines and spirits, check out some hands-on food demos and go home with a swag bag.

March 30-31

Bunny Trail Spring Festival
Terhune Orchards, Princeton
Kids 2-10 can follow hand-drawn clues around the farm in a self-guided treasure hunt. There will be lots of bunny-themed craft activities as well as a meet-and-greet with Ginger, a real bunny rabbit.

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