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Thursday, July 6, 2017

New Jersey Cooks Up Food, Fun and Festivals

Wildwood Beach in New Jersey
From Greek to Italian, seafood to barbecue, blueberry to peach, the diverse lineup of food festivals in New Jersey this summer is rich and mouth-watering. Hungry visitors will find something to tantalize every taste from now into the Fall.

To help sate your appetite for adventurous eating, VisitNJ can be your guide to where to find the best outdoor dining throughout the Garden State.

Start with these food festivals and dig in:

* New Jersey State BBQ Championship & Blues Festival, Wildwoods, July 7-9th, 2017
* Rutgers Great Tomato Tasting and Open House, Pittstown, August 30th, 2017

The remainder of the Summer is filled with festivals for every taste bud—from blueberries in Chester (July 8-16) to seafood in Oceanport (July 15-16) and Landisville (August 12-13); clams in Highlands (August 3-6) to Italian in Oceanport (August 5) and Oakhurst (August 9-13).
Lobster Shack Restaurant in Wildwood New Jersey
There are other opportunities to enjoy the New Jersey food scene. For instance, Jersey Girl Food Tours takes visitors to the best eateries in the state’s premier food destinations. Sample the Best of Downtown Food Tour (Jersey City), Booze ‘n’ Bites Tour, Hamilton Park Food Tour, and Rutherford Food Tour. has conveniently compiled tips to make the most of outdoor dining during the summer season:

* N.J.’s Top Summer Outdoor Dining Places
* Rooftops & Patios: N.J.’s Outdoor Dining Guide

If you're looking for great dining options in Stone Harbor, the Wildwoods and/or Cape May in New Jersey, you'll find several extensive restaurant reviews right here on our blog in the New Jersey section. Looking for something in particular, just ask us! We're very familiar with the south Jersey Shore area.

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