Fall means harvest and harvest means wine festivals! The South Jersey Wine & Food Festival is New Jersey’s premiere wine-related event and one worth the 2 hour drive to Mays Landing.
Make It A Weekend: The South Jersey Wine & Food Festival
Everyone loves a weekend getaway but very few, except those steeped in the wine world, consider heading to a festival as a getaway. Wine festivals, though, are the perfect getaway. The weather is usually perfect: not too hot, not too cold and there is plenty to do. Wine festivals usually include entertainment, food, educational sessions and more. The South Jersey Wine & Food festival is no exception and the perfect getaway for the weekend in gorgeous Mays Landing, NJ.
The sixth iteration of the festival will be at Lake Lenape Park East in Mays Landing. The event runs from noon until five o’clock on both Saturday, September 23rd 2017, and Sunday September 24th 2017.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
The cost for general admission is $30 in advance and $40 at the gate. There are also VIP tickets available for $50 in advance and $60 at the gate. VIP tickets may not be available at the gate so if you are interested in this deal, we recommend buying your tickets in advance. Designated Driver tickets are new this year, available only at the gate, and cost $10.
Wine tasting (onsite samples)
Commemmorative sampling glass
Access to the Designated Driver tent
4 non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day
Enjoy New Jersey Wine & Food
The South Jersey Wine & Food Festival features about 20 New Jersey wines as well as local food. Guests can sample and buy wines as well as check out live music and watch culinary demonstrations. The festival includes local artisans and wine novelty shops selling their goods, which is always fun. And while you might think that a wine festival would come with a lot of snobbery, this event is relaxed and enjoyable for the whole family. It has steel drums, after all, which are the epitome of chill.
For a little romance, buy a bottle and head to the wine garden. It offers amazing views of the lake. If you’re coming with friends, be sure to check out the adult games section which will offer corn hole, wine pong, connect 4, huge Jenga, chess, checkers, dominoes, foosball and ping pong! It’s the best event for couples, families, and groups of friends.
This year, attendees will be asked to vote for their favorite red, white and overall wines. Local home winemakers will also participate in a winemaking contest. Whether you’ve been to the event every year or have never checked it out, this is the year to get to the South Jersey Wine & Food Festival.