Top 6 Events in NJ This Weekend – September 25-27

    A weekly listing of upcoming not-to-miss events in New Jersey this weekend.  Check back each week for a new list of top events!


    #6.   Middletown Day, September 26th – Leonardo

    12pm to 6 pm – Croyden Hall

    The fall festival boasts activities for all ages including a business and community showcase, craft fair, live local music, tournaments, children’s activities, fire department demonstrations, a petting zoo, hayrides, flea market, food court and more.

    Event is rain or shine.

    #5.   Happy Day Farm – Sunday, September 27th – Manalapan

    11 am – 97 Daum Road

    Join Brian Morelli and Thunder 106 at Happy Day Farm in Manalapan (97 Daum Road) from 11-1 PM.

    There will be hayrides, a petting zoo, pig racing, pumpkin picking and the absolute best corn maze in New Jersey! Bring the whole family for a day of fun and your chance to win great Thunder 106 prizes!


    #4.  26th Annual Festifall – Sunday, September 27th, Westfield


    10 am to 5 pm – Downtown Westfield

    Celebrate Autumn with great food, shopping and kids activities.  Local entertainment playing non-stop music from 11-4 pm!

    Rain or Shine.


     #3.  2nd Annual BBQ Showdown – Sunday, September 27th, South Amboy

    11 am to 6 pm – Raritan Bay Waterfront Park
    Last year, the event had over 25,000 in attendance  – so this is one not to miss & make sure to plan ahead…The City of South Amboy and iRun New Jersey bring you the hottest BBQ Festival in Central NJ!
    BBQ Showdown features the best Gourmet BBQ Food Vendors in the area with plenty of retail vendors, exhibitors, workshops and activities. There will be live music on stage all day.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, families, friends and most of all, your appetites!
    Admission is free, this event is rain or shine!
    A special note about parking from iRun New Jersey:
    Our BEST suggestion: Take the NJ Transit Train to South Amboy on the NJ Coastal and Northeast Corridor Lines. Parking will be at the Train Station lots, South Amboy High School and other lots in town. Look for signage when you get into South Amboy.
    Shuttle Service will run all day from the Train Station to the Park.

    Please note: there is no public parking at the park the day of the event.


    #2.  6th Annual Red Bank Guiness Oyster Festival – September 27th, Downtown Redbank

    The Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is a great time for one and all and is fashioned after the 59 year old Galway Oyster Festival celebrating the opening of the oyster season. It is a huge food & music festival which will showcase Red Bank's excellent
     12 pm to 7 pm – on the Navasink River
    Oysters, Guinness, Live Music…Oh My!!!!

    A huge food & music festival which will showcase Red Bank’s excellent restaurants as well as entertain thousands with great live music and family fun.

    Great Entertainment featured at the 2015 Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival…

    • AND MORE!

    Admission is $5.00 for anyone over age 10 and is a family friendly event.


     #1.  Beer on the Pier – September 26th, 9th Avenue Pier


    9th Ave. Pier & Belmar Tourism are proud to announce our 1st Annual BEER ON THE PIER Festival on the K Street Pier in Belmar, NJ on Saturday, September 26th. You and your friends are in for a treat as we will be showcasing 50 different craft brews for your sampling pleasure.

    * There will be two sessions for you to choose from: 12:30-3:30pm, and 4-7pm.
    * 9th Ave. Pier will be preparing a variety of food items available for purchase.
    * Public transportation is available for everyone’s convenience and safety. The festival is located 3 blocks from the NJ Transit Belmar station and there are plenty of cabs and shuttles available in the area. What better way to spend a Saturday than with great friends, amazing beer, delicious food and live music!

    Ticket Pricing:
    $35 Advance ~ $45 day of Event
    Designated Driver Tickets available for $10

    Tickets Include:

    * Access to 2 ounce samplings of 50 different brews from 25 of America’s best craft breweries
    * A 5 oz. keepsake sampling glass
    * Pretzel Necklaces
    * Live Music
    * Information & Designated Driver Tables
    * Portion of proceeds to benefit Belmar First Aid Autism Awareness in Support of the Belmar Beach Bash.

    Purchase Tickets:
    Tickets can be purchased at our 9th Ave. Pier or Patio Bar locations or online at

    Rain or Shine Event – No Refunds
    Must be 21. No exceptions ~ must have valid photo ID with ticket.
    Designated Driver Tickets available at a cost of $10
    No Children . No Strollers . No Pets
    Gates open at noon (first session) and 3:30pm (second session)
    This is a sampling event and we pour 2 ounces at a time so you can enjoy a variety of the great brews available. Drink responsibility and use Coastline Shuttles for local rides. provides a weekly listing of upcoming not-to-miss events in New Jersey this weekend.  Check back each week for a new list of top events for New Jersey!




    • Tom La Vecchia

      Founder of New Theory & X Factor Media

      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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