As the leaves begin their golden transformation and the air turns crisp, it’s time to usher in the magic of fall in Southeast Pennsylvania. For beer enthusiasts, this season brings a series of vibrant beer festivals that promise a perfect blend of craft brews, lively music, and unforgettable memories. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor seeking the essence of the season, these upcoming fall beer festivals are not to be missed.
Monmouth Park Labor Day BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
Monmouth Park, NJ
Labor Day weekend from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM – three days of delectable BBQ and craft beer delights in an exclusive Craft Beer Garden. Sample NJ Craft Beers from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM, secure your tickets from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM (cash-only for day-of tickets), and groove to live music daily from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Don’t forget FREE Family Fun Day activities on Saturday and Sunday, featuring pony rides, clowns, face painters, and a bounce house.
WMGK Brew Blast on the Battleship
Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for craft brews (50+) and stunning views at the MGK Brew Blast. Rain or shine, this event offers an array of flavors under a tented main area. Enjoy over 50 brews, live classic rock by Incognito, and a FREE Battleship New Jersey tour with every ticket. Discover brews from Double Nickel, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, and more. Don’t miss this unique experience, get your tickets now for the ultimate craft beer celebration on September 9th.
This event promises a day packed with excitement, showcasing over 30 local breweries from the Greater NJ area. Enjoy live music from two different bands, a DJ to keep the vibes alive near the beer sampling tents, and a range of adult games like cornhole, giant Jenga, and bucket pong. Satisfy your taste buds with a diverse selection of cuisines from 10-15 local food vendors (food available for purchase). You can also explore a wine sampling tent, browse local craft vendors, and grab some unique merchandise to remember the day by.
Harvest Brew Fest
Cape May, NJ
Admission to this event is absolutely FREE, and you’ll only pay for what you choose to indulge in, whether it’s the delicious food, craft beers, or unique crafts from vendors. The grounds are open to all without any entrance fees, and there’s ample free parking for your convenience. Join us to celebrate South Jersey with a wide array of local food vendors, talented artisans, craft beers brewed locally, and live music from the region.
Burlington Hops & Rocks & 5K
This event offers a dynamic combination of activities, including a thrilling 5K run and an exciting beer festival. Dive into a world of flavor with unlimited beer tastings from 25 breweries hailing from New Jersey and neighboring states. Satisfy your taste buds with delectable offerings from food vendors, all while enjoying the musical talents of My Next Ex.
Ticket prices for this event are as follows: General Admission to the Beer Festival is $50, an Adult VIP ticket is $70, and designated driver tickets are available for $20.
Mountain Creek Oktoberfest
Enjoy Oktoberfest in Vernon, New Jersey, featuring an extensive selection of beers, ciders, hard sodas, and seltzers, the most diverse offering yet. Indulge in authentic German cuisine, festival fare, and a range of activities and games suitable for both kids and adults.
Glassboro Craft Beer Festival
Annual Beer festival in Glassboro, NJ since 2013. Sampling local and national breweries with limited release selections. Food and artisan vendors.
Stone Harbor Savor September
Stone Harbor, NJ
Join us at this cherished annual family gathering celebrating the best of Stone Harbor. Delight in a medley of flavors, including food, wine, microbrews, and the vibrant arts scene. Experience the local culture through tasting tents, participate in a lively grape stomping competition, groove to live and local music, and explore the works of talented art vendors. This event promises endless fun for everyone in the family.
South Toms River Food Truck and Craft Beer Fest
South Toms River, NJ
There will be lots of food trucks, local craft beers, and entertainment. including a Bounce House, Live Bands, and Local Vendors, and DJ . Music. The grand finale will be Fireworks at dusk.
Bacon, Bourbon, & Brews Festival
Mark your calendars for the Bacon, Bourbon & Brews Festival on September 30th and October 1st at the Flying W Airport and Resort in Medford, New Jersey. Don’t miss the Eagles game screening on Sunday! Bring your own lounge chair and immerse yourself in two days of non-stop entertainment, featuring live bands on two stages throughout both days. Savor the flavors with bourbon, beer, wine tastings, cocktails, and specialty drinks, complemented by an array of food trucks and dessert vendors. Get adventurous with axe throwing and hatchet throwing by Bury The Hatchet in Cherry Hill, NJ, and, weather permitting, experience the thrill of tethered hot air balloon rides. Plus, enjoy family-friendly activities like Cornhole Golf by TossinTens and East Coast Fairy Hair. It’s a weekend you won’t want to miss!
Hanover Twp. PBA Food, Wine & Brew Festival
This charitable gathering showcases delicious cuisine, fine wines, craft beers, engaging activities, entertaining games, and a live musical performance by Jersey Bound. A percentage of the event’s earnings will be contributed to a nearby charitable organization.
Join us at Witch-Craft on October 13th and 14th for an enchanting Fall festival at Paradise Lakes Campgrounds in Hammonton, featuring magical stews and brews from local partners in a mystical wooded village setting. Explore 60 charming tents with brewmasters and distillery wizards pouring their creations, and choose the “best dressed” tent at night’s end. Inside the festival, enjoy captivating activities like live Séances, fortune-telling, apple bobbing, a Costume Contest, Mixology demos, and Silent Disco dancing. Venture to Hammonton for thrilling entertainment and frightful delights, whether you’re a beer enthusiast, craft spirits fan, or food lover. You can even camp in our haunted woods for the ultimate spooky experience! Don’t miss this unforgettable event where fun meets fright. Experience the magic at Witch-Craft!
Central Jersey Beer Festival
West Windsor, NJ
VIP access and tastings commence at noon, accompanied by food trucks and music continuing until 6 PM. This gathering highlights an impressive selection of more than 175 beers, live music, delectable food options, and an extensive 4-hour beer tasting session. Feel free to bring along your picnic blanket or chairs, invite your friends, and enjoy a leisurely spread on the park’s lush grass. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting local 501C3 non-profit charities.
Annual Boo Brew By The Bay
Experience the tasting event against the stunning backdrop of the scenic Shrewsbury River waterfront. Admission tickets are priced at $40, which grant you access to seven 4oz. tastings and a pint of craft beer served in a special commemorative pilsner cup. Should you desire more tastings, they can be acquired on-site for just $3 each. The festivities also include live musical performances, a costume contest, cozy fire pits, and an array of delectable food options. This event marks one of New Jersey’s premier beer festivals.
Gloucester Twp. Annual Food & Craft Beer Fest
The annual Food & Craft Beer Festival along the Black Horse Pike in the Blackwood area of Gloucester Township presents an exciting lineup of food trucks, wineries, craft beer vendors, and a delightful beer & wine garden. Generous general seating areas will be available for you to savor your food and drinks while enjoying quality time with family and friends. If you require parking, worry not, as complimentary shuttles will be operating from Highland High School for your convenience.
Beers on the Boards
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
At this gathering, you’ll find an array of locally crafted beers and a delectable all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet. Plus, groove to the live tunes performed by Matt Baker & Big Bang Baby Duo!
Join us at the Westfield Armory event, where you can savor over 100 craft beer and cider samples. Enjoy lively music by The Counterfeiters, indulge in delicious food, peruse diverse vendors, partake in games, and shop for merchandise. Don’t miss out on the fun!