6 Jersey Shore Food Festivals to Attend This Month
To say the month of June at the Jersey Shore is busy would be an understatement. Monmouth and Ocean County residents seem to have endless food options while searching for summer weekend fun, but here are six upcoming food festivals for Shore locals to check out before the month ends. What's your favorite Jersey Shore food festival?
Come out to the New Jersey Seafood Festival in at Silver Lake Park at Fifth and Ocean Avenues in Belmar this weekend (June 12 to 14) and enjoy some of the finest and freshest catch at the Jersey Shore. The annual three-day festival will feature more than 40 seafood vendors, a beer tent and wine garden, children’s activity tent, live music and free admission to Friday night fireworks.
Join the Borough of Seaside Heights and iRun New Jersey for the 2015 Hot Rods & Food Trucks Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 20 as classic cars and hot rods unite with some of the most well-known Jersey Shore food trucks as they take over Bay Boulevard in Seaside. Featured vehicles range from 1930s Fords, Camaro Clubs and many more.
Indulge in the Jersey Shore’s finest shrimp, scallops, clams and crabs at Baymen’s Seafood and Music Festival at The Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton. From 11 a.m. June 21 to 5 p.m. June 22, visitors can enjoy the best local seafood, take a clam-shucking class and talk with Jersey Shore fishermen to learn about what they do. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (age 62 and older), $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children younger than age 5.
Enjoy more than 100 craft and specialty vendors at the Bradley Beach Lobsterfest from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 27 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 28 at 500 Ocean Ave. in Bradley Beach. Considering how admission is free, adults and kids alike can enjoy rides, face painters, sand art, a water slide, as well as a six bands and a DJ accepting requests.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church hosts the Jersey Shore Greek Festival from June 26 to 28 in the church’s complex at 1033 West Park Ave. in Ocean. Festival attendees can indulge in authentic Greek cuisine prepared by community parishioners with recipes that have been handed down generations. Other highlights include traditional Greek folk dancing, games, rides, a children’s playground and more.
If you’re willing to make the drive down to Atlantic County, the 29th annual Red, White and Blueberry Festival offers blueberry pie-eating contests and a space to eat and spend time with friends and family on June 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Hammonton, N.J.