The Best Food Events in New Jersey This June

Mark your calendar for this month's tastiest happenings.

Diner en Blanc
Last year, 2,500 people gathered for Le Dîner en Blanc in Atlantic City. Photo: Courtesy of Chris Mansfield/Mansfield Media

Enjoy June in New Jersey with this delicious assortment of dining and drinking events.

Strawberry Festival • Wilbraham Park, West Cape May

June 3, 9 am-5 pm

This 24th annual event features, arts, crafts, music and, of course, strawberries. Rain date June 4.
Wilbraham Park and Myrtle Avenue

Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival • Bader Field, Atlantic City

June 3, 2 pm-6 pm; June 4, 12-4 pm

Sip from among 400 beers from more than 100 different breweries—and rock to the music of bands including the Dropkick Murphys (Saturday) and 311 (Sunday). Tickets range from $62-$159. Attendees must be 21 years old.
545 N. Albany Avenue

Boujee Foodie Con • Fort Monmouth, Oceanport

June 3, 11 am-9 pm; June 4, 11 am-7 pm

This event—which has a tagline of “Eat.Drink.Vibe”— has offerings from local restaurants, eateries and food and drink purveyors. Offerings from spots including the Butcher’s Block (Long Branch), Pancho Mexican Kitchen (Little Silver and Colts Neck), Safu Sushi (Toms River) and Masha Moro Caviar (Monmouth Beach) are available for purchase. Also enjoy music, games, culinary contests, workshops, face painting and more. Entry is $15 in advance or $20 day of; kids under 10 are free.
1000 Sanger Avenue 

Cape May Restaurant Week  

June 4-11

Enjoy three-course meals with special pricing at several Cape May restaurants, including some of New Jersey Monthly‘s favorites like 410 Bank Street, Blue Pig Tavern, Ebbitt Room, the Lobster House, Mayer’s Tavern, and Sapore Italiano (one of NJM‘s top Italian restaurants in the state).

Uncork & Unwind Wine Pairing Dinner • Exit Zero at Ferry Park, Cape May 

June 16, 6 pm

Exit Zero and the Garden State Wine Growers Association join forces for a wine pairing dinner with delicious food, great wine and beautiful panoramic views of the Cape May Canal and Delaware Bay. The five-course dinner includes dishes such as corn and crab bisque, miso-glazed tile fish and orange blossom ricotta cheesecake. Wines come from local wineries and vineyards. Cost is $100 per person and reservations are required.

Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival • Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta 

June 23-25

Eat up and listen to your favorite tunes. Groups like 38 Special and Artimus Pyle are on tap to perform, while some of the country’s top barbecue pitmasters dish out classic barbecue from local joins like Kimchi Smoke (Westwood) and Bucks BBQ (Phillipsburg) and others from around the country. Camp out or park your RV for the weekend; campgrounds are only a three-minute walk from the festivities. General admission tickets range from $15-$205, with VIP packages also available.
37 Plains Road 

Le Dîner en Blanc • Atlantic City

June 24 

This high-end, pop-up picnic, which last year attracted 2,500 participants to the Atlantic City Boardwalk, is back. Diners dress in white and bring their meals and meet at a secret location for a night of food, music and fun. Tickets cost $48.

Taco Palooza • Hilltop Field, Hopatcong

June 24, 11 am-7 pm

Tacos, tacos and more tacos are on the menu at the appropriately named Taco Palooza. People’s choice awards are being doled out in various categories. Also on tap for the day are beer, sangria, margaritas, kids’ activities, live music and vendors. Entry is $5 in advance or $7 day of; kids under 5 are free. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable canned or boxed item for the local food pantry.
32 Lakeside Boulevard

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