It’s time to grab your swimsuit, get your sunscreen, clean out your favorite wine glass, and head out to Seaside Heights for this year's Wine on the Beach event. Whether it’s wine, beer or bourbon if I can drink some while I’m hanging out on the beach, I’m in!

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If you’ve never been to any type of wine or beer festival, it’s definitely worth checking out. I went to one years ago and it was a blast! You get to try samples of beverages you normally wouldn’t and sometimes, you stumble upon something you really enjoy, like a strawberry beer. Who would have thought that was good? Not me! 

Credit: Kelsey Knight Via Unsplash
Credit: Kelsey Knight Via Unsplash
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If you’re looking to have some fun with this event, put it down on the calendar but be advised that tickets aren’t on sale until August so you have plenty of time to get your corkscrew polished before heading to the festival. You can get your tickets at Exit82.com so maybe have that bookmarked, and make sure your planner is clear for September 10th and 11th. 

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Credit: Maja Petric via Unsplash
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In addition to the wine vendors, there will also be food vendors scattered throughout the two-day festival. You might also learn something during one of the different seminars and presentations scheduled throughout the weekend.

The event is from noon to 5 each day, and there should be plenty of parking at the municipal lot on Blaine Avenue in Seaside. This is on my calendar, so if you see a big bearded lumberjack-lookin’ guy shot-gunning a glass of wine, be sure to say hi!

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