6 Food Events to attend in New Jersey this Month

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Nothing brings people together quite like food does. From Southern-style cooking to vegan and seafood options, celebrate food in all of its forms at these exciting food events happening this month throughout the state.

Wildwoods Restaurant Showcase | Blue Water Grille, Wildwood

Located at the Blue Water Grille at Bolero Resort & Conference Center, this event will offer the tastes of local restaurants and shops. Tickets are currently on sale for $30 which can be purchased online or at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Wildwood Chamber of Commerce and scholarships for graduating Wildwood seniors. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 11th from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.

Smorgasburg | Exchange Place, Jersey City

What started in Williamsburg has now made its way over the Hudson. Smorgasburg is one of the biggest food festivals in the world. The Jersey City location will feature beer and food from 40 different vendors. You can check them out every Saturday in the Summer from 11 am to 6 pm. Entry is free.

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Vegan Food Festival | Bradley Park, Asbury Park

This event will feature vendors from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania that specializes in all types of vegan products from food to clothing. One-day tickets will cost $15 a person, and two-day tickets are $20. This all-day event will take place on Saturday, May 14th, and Sunday, May 15th from 11 am to 5 pm.

Garden State Plaza Food Truck and Music Fest | Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus

Celebrate the warm weather at one of the best malls in New Jersey at this outdoor festival. From food trucks to live music and games, this is the perfect event for families to attend. Tickets cost just $6 for adults, $4 for children 13 and younger, and will be free for children 3 and under. The event will take place Sunday, May 15th from 11 am to 7 pm.

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New Jersey Seafood Festival | Belmar

Back for its 35th year, the New Jersey Seafood Festival features live music, shopping, and tons of local seafood from favorites like Ragin' Cajun, Klein's, Jimmy's Place, Mr. Shrimp, Federico's, and Coney Waffle. This event will take place in downtown Belmar between 8th and 10th avenue. The festival starts Friday, May 20th at 4 pm and runs until Sunday, May 22nd.

Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival | Monmouth Park, Oceanport

Monmouth Park's biggest event is back in time for Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy 35 of the Jersey Shore’s most delicious food trucks. You'll be able to sample everything from lobster rolls to fried Oreos here. Admission is just $6 a person. This event will take place all weekend from Saturday, May 28th to Monday, May 30th from 11 am to 5 pm.

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