Wine Festivals and Food-Truck Festivals

Events in Ringoes, Chester and Jersey City.

This year’s Spring Wine & Food Festival at Unionville Vineyards notches a landmark for the winery located at 9 Rocktown Road in Ringoes: its 25-year anniversary.

Double reason to attend the festival set for Saturday, May 5 from 11:30 am to 6 pm.

The event includes six hours of music, guided tours of the winery and vineyards on a preserved property as well as lunches and dinners that can be purchased from food trucks or local artisan food producers.

Food vendors include Jammin’ Crepes, Minuteman BBQ, Antimo’s Italian Kitchen, and AMA Gelato.

V.I.P. admission, at $60 per person, includes additional access to the 1858 farmhouse, where the winemakers will pour tastings of library wines. This admission also includes seated tastings, live jazz, cheese and charcuterie.

General admission tickets are $18 in advance until May 9 and $25 from May 10 through the day of the event. Children 12 and under are free; young adults and designated drivers are $10.

Admission includes unlimited wine-tasting, a glass to keep, parking and all entertainment. Food is additional and can be purchased directly from the vendors. Wine will be available by the glass, bottle and case.

For tickets and more information, visit


It’s officially food-truck-festival season, and there’s one, including both food and music, planned in Chester that’s a benefit for the local First Aid Squad and the Food Pantry for Saturday, May 5 from 11 am to 7 pm at the municipal field, 134 Main Street.

More than 25 food trucks will be on hand; there will be a beer-sangria garden. Admission is $5 per person; children under 5 are free. For more information, visit


Speaking of food truck festivals: The Jersey City Food Truck Festival is celebrating Cinco de Mayo and paying tribute to the Kentucky Derby at its feast Saturday, May 5 from noon to 6 pm in the Urby Parking Lot, between Bay and Green streets. Admission is $5, and children under 12 are free. For tickets, visit


Choc-O-Pain, 157 First Street in Hoboken, is offering baking classes in breads, croissants and macarons. There are classes on various days; prices start at $90 per person for one class. For more information and to register, visit or

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