Fall Food Festivals

Celebrate harvest season with a bounty of foodie events in New Jersey.

Harvest season produces oodles of delicious foods in the Garden State. From bustling apple festivals to special wine tasting events on rolling vineyards, experience the specialty foods and feasts at these must-taste fall festivals.
Avalon Seafood Festival
October 6 – 7, 2018
The annual Chamber's Seafood Festival features fresh seafood vendors, chowder contest, live music, vendors and more.
Medford Apple Festival
October 13, 2018
Visit the charming Kirby’s Mill—a historic gristmill dating back to the 1700s—for a festival of all-things-apples. Enjoy freshly pressed apple cider, apple products (think: apple butter and apple jelly), live music, 100+ craft booths and children’s activities.
Pork Roll Palooza
October 13, 2018
Whether you call it Pork Roll or Taylor Ham, you’ll find plenty of reasons to pig out at this celebration of New Jersey’s iconic meat product. Indulge in pork roll sliders, deep-fried pork roll, live music, a costume contest and more.
Sussex County Harvest, Honey & Garlic Festival
October 13, 2018
Celebrate the harvest season at this festival at Sussex County Fairgrounds highlighting agritourism, arts and local heritage. Shop locally made goods such as farm-fresh vegetables and fruits, aged cheeses, jams and wine. Learn about the honey making process and buy a jar of fresh, golden honey. This free family event also includes pumpkin painting, hay rides and more.
Taste of Elizabeth
October 15, 2018
Enjoy all you can eat for $40 at this food-tasting event! 40+ of the area's finest restaurants, bakeries and beverage merchants will be present. All proceeds benefit Elizabeth charities
Annual Italian Festival
October 20 – 21, 2018
Head over to Bellview Winery to take in scenic views of the rows of vineyards while enjoying traditional Italian music, wine tasting and a full spread of locally made Italian dishes. Kids and leashed pets are welcome at this family-friendly event.
Chatsworth Cranberry Festival
October 20 – 21, 2018
Did you know? The Pine Barrens in New Jersey are home to acres of bogs covered in brilliant red cranberries, and the history of cranberry cultivation in this area goes back centuries. Celebrate this local food at an annual festival featuring artists, crafters and more. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Historic White Horse Inn, a former stagecoach inn.
Harvest Food Truck & Wine Festival
October 20 – 21, 2018
Enjoy the splendor of the season at this foodie festival at Alba Vineyard, where you’ll be surrounded by fall foliage and rolling vineyards while filling up on food truck fare and tastings of the award-winning estate wines.
Chocolate Lover’s Feast
October 27, 2018
Cape May
Satisfy your sweet tooth when you escape to The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant, housed in a historic Victorian mansion, for an indulgent seven-course feast of beautifully prepared chocolate desserts at this special event.
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