The Best Food Events in New Jersey

Mark your calendar for this month's tastiest happenings.

Oktoberfest table of beers and pretzel
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Enjoy October in New Jersey with this delicious assortment of dining and drinking events.

Artisan Bakery Expo • Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City 

October 1-2 

Enjoy the oldest baking industry trade show on the East Coast, with demos, workshops, competitions and more. Various pricing options are available for exhibitors and non-exhibitors.
1 Convention Boulevard

Atlantic City Restaurant Week

October 1-6

Ready to celebrate AC’s culinary scene? Participating restaurants are offering multi-course meals at fixed prices. (Check out our favorite restaurants in Atlantic City here.)
Various locations

Asbury Park Oktoberfest • Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten, Asbury Park 

October 6-8 

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten celebrates its eighth annual weekend-long Oktoberfest celebration with authentic German snacks, a live polka band and plenty of beer to go around.
527 Lake Avenue

Pick of the Batch Fall Festival • Cape May Brewing Co., Rio Grande 

October 7, noon-6 pm

Cape May Brewing Co. hosts this day with live music, new seasonal brews, events like a keg and steinholding relay race, and family-friendly activities. Tickets are $10-$20.
1250 Hornet Road

Oasis Oktoberfest • Franklin Lakes

October 14, 7-11 pm 

This celebration features German food, beer, live music, raffles, games and contests. Proceeds benefit Oasis, a Paterson-based nonprofit supporting women and children.
McBride Field

Chatsworth Cranberry Festival • Chatsworth 

October 21-23, 9 am-4 pm

The festival features a full weekend’s worth of live music, a juried craft show and a plethora of food vendors.
3980 Route 563 

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