The best weekend NJ events: November 6 – November 8
Looking for something to do this weekend? New Jersey has a lot of festivals, art shows, fairs and concerts this upcoming weekend. Check out the list below and find out what’s happening in your county.
There's a lot of fun events on our calendar, but here's our top picks for this weekend:
Best of North, Central and South Jersey
Do you love wine? If the answer is yes head over to the New Jersey Harvest Wine Festival on Friday, November 6, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy 150+ expert picked wines like full-bodied and rich reds, crisp whites, and many specialty wines. Bring friends or meet new ones who love wine. There will also be live jazz music to listen to. Wine lovers head over to Location: Hilton Short Hills; 1 John F Kennedy Pkwy, Short Hills, NJ
It's never to early to start holiday shopping. If you're one of the early birds Head to Toe Holiday Women’s Expo. The event will be held at Robbinsville High School, 155 Robbinsville Edinburg Road, Trenton. Bring friends the Expo will be Saturday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also bring a shopping list! There will be a "Made in New Jersey" boutique. Also there will be home party reps, with the latest gadgets, accessories, clothing and jewelry. Admission is $3 and includes a goodie bag and a chance to win a handcrafted diamond necklace.There will be door prizes all day. Register today and get a head start on Holiday Shopping.
Interested in tattoos? Go to the Atlantic City Tattoo Expo at Bally’s Atlantic City . Not interested in tattoos it's okay, there is something for everyone! It will feature tattooists and ink aficionados from around the world and will highlight art and ink. There will be be entertainment, tattoo contest, seminars, parties and meet and greets. It is expected that there will be 4,000 plus attendees over the week at the Tropicana. The expo also offers a chance to check out unique exhibitors including a variety of clothing, jewelry and novelty vendors.The event also promises to astonish and amaze with its circus antics, pin up contest, tattoo contests, and a wide range of tattoo “reality” personalities.
The dates are: Friday, Nov. 6, Saturday Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8, Friday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.to 5 p.m.
And there's lots more going on around the state too! We have events below listed by county.
Fortitude Events Bridal Expo
At the expo there will be a DJ, vendors, honeymoon giveaway, door prizes and more!
Admission to all brides is free.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, Noon to 3 p.m.
Location: Trump Taj Mahal,1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue,
Holiday Craft Show
There will be a diverse assortment of jewelry, crafts and home-made foods. Start your holiday shopping here! This is a free event for the public to attend.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 5045 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township
This event showcases jewelry, ceramics, wood, photography, prints, paintings, baskets, woven and knit items, home goods, décor and more. The weekend’s festivities will also include artist demonstrations, live music light refreshments, and wine. Indoor event so it will go on rain or shine.
Date: Saturday Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, 733 Lily Lake Road,
Holiday Craft and Vendor Show
Bergen Center Holiday Vendor and Craft Show will be a fundraiser to benefit Bergen Center for Child Development. There will many items up for sale that can be great gifts.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7,10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Bergen Center For Child Development, 140 Park Street, Haworth
St. Joseph’s Craft Shows
The vendors will have hand crafted arts, crafts, gifts, holiday items, etc.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph’s Regional High School, 40 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale
Holiday Vendor and Craft Show
There will be home consultants or crafters selling items for the holidays. Some vendors are
Avon, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, crocheted gifts, Chets Scents, Eternal Intoxications, Jamberry Nails, Stacey’s Creative Confections, K&S Silver Stone Jewelry, Tara’s Naturals, Pink Zebra, Scrumptious Homemade Body Essentials, and many more. Free admission and there will be food for sale.
Date: Sunday, Nov.8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Paterson Elks Lodge, 192 Market Street, Elmwood Park
Run The Vineyards
This event is the annual Valenzano Winery 5K race that goes through the vineyards. The starting line is just outside the Winemaker’s Ballroom, runners follow a path through the new vineyard of Ives grapes, around the solar panels that power 100% of our energy usage, round the property’s oldest vines of Cynthiana and exit the farm onto the scenic Forked Neck Road. Enjoy the scenic views. As you exit the forest you enter the finish line and you will have completed the second 5K! Event Organized by Good Day For A Run. $40 to Register
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.
Location: Valenzano Winery, 1320 Old Indian Mills Rd, Shamong
Grace Church Fall Festival
The fair will have gifts, food, Christmas, and Thanksgiving items.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 7 East Maple Avenue, Merchantville
Rock the Aisle Bridal Show
Rock the Aisle Bridal Shows will have the best New Jersey wedding professionals and inspiration to help plan your wedding day in one place, at the same time. There will be every element needed to rock your New Jersey wedding! No matter where your wedding will be held, our Bridal Shows have the top local NJ wedding professionals for you.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Paris Caterers, 281 Cross Keys Road, Berlin
New Jersey Collectors Convention
This event focus' on Collectors. There will be a dealer room, events and guests. There will be Toys, Action Figures, Comic Books, Video Games, Memorabilia, and more. Early Admission 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. $20.00, General Admission 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10.00,
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Location: Holiday Inn Cherry Hill; 2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill
Superheroes for Hospice Charity Comic Book Sale
This event will have cheap comic books (and related items) and the event will support the non-profit agency Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center. There will be more than 250 long comic book boxes of material to choose from, a vendor selling older and more expensive comics, and Mark’s T-Shirts.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange,
Holiday Shop Til U Drop Expo
This is a free event. Bring children! Santa will be there for pictures. There will also be a craft table, nothing over $5, perfect for little gifts. There will also be demos from the vendors. Lunches also can be purchased from the Club for shoppers.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Wedgewood Country Club, 200 Hurfville Road, Turnersville
American Bridal Show
There will be the area’s top wedding professionals. Admission is always free for bride and all guests. At the show enter to win door prizes, receive special show discounts, and enter to win the grand prize.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: St. Peter’s University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City
It's a holiday shopping event. Lunch and bake sale items will be sold by the Grange.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Ringoes Grange #12, 1101 Old York Road and Route 179 South, Ringoes
Fall Craft and Vendor Fair
The fair will have over 50 crafters and sale vendors. Free raffles and there will be refreshments sold by fire company. Proceeds benefit Pennington Road Fire Company & First Aid Unit. Free admission.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Pennington Road Fire Company, Clifford B. Martin Memorial Hall, 1666 Pennington Road, (Route 31) Ewing
Senior Care Day
This is a one-day event of education and networking opportunities to provide families and care givers the resources they need. Learn about health topics, demos from participating organizations and experts as well as resources, services and products available for your care giving needs. Connect with other caregivers, medical and health care professionals in the industry. There will also be a Comedy show and a chance to win prizes via our raffle! This event will be beneficial for those who provide care or have loved one’s with acute, chronic health problems or aging issues.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Rose Garden, 911 Arena Drive, Hamilton
Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market
The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market is a punk rock-inspired flea market that takes place three times per year in Trenton, NJ. There are over 200 vendors ranging from vintage clothing, original artwork, antiques, silk screened posters and handmade jewelry to handmade T-shirts, vintage toys, vinyl , bone jewelry and more! There will also be a dozen of the Tri-state’s best food trucks.
According to the website, "The TPRFM hosted our first event in January 2013 and welcomed just over 50 vendors and has grown, in a few short years, to hosting over 200 vendors with 250 tables. We were recently named one of the Best Flea Markets in America by Huffington Post. We embrace a life-long love of punk rock and hardcore, DIY ethics, the arts, tattoos, copious amounts of coffee, the occasional shot of Jameson and a solid, well-styled quiff."
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Roebling Wire Works, adjacent to the Roebling Market, 675 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton
Food Truck Farm Fest
There will be fresh produce, live music, agriculture seminars, craft beer and NJ’s best food trucks. Admission is $5 per person.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Tri County Farmers Market; 619 NJ 33. East Windsor
Christmas Bazaar and Gift Auction
Assumption Catholic School will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar and Gift Auction.
There will be great prizes like an iPad, large HDTV, Disney Hopper Passes, Giants tickets w/parking pass, boy’s and girl’s bikes, American Girl Dolls, Coach Bag, and more. There will be homemade traditional ethnic foods, a 50/50, wheels of chance, games, vendors crafts and more!
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Assumption Catholic School, Auditorium 380 Meredith Street, Perth Amboy
4 JG’S Winery Soup And Sip Weekend
There will be delicious soups paired with their wines. Come for lunch, it will be a $10 cover charge per person which includes soup, wine pairing and logo glass.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8, Noon to 5 p.m.
Location: 4 JG’s Orchards and Vineyards; 127 Hillsdale Road, Colts Neck
2nd Hopped Up Highland Pub Crawl
Tickets start at just $20 (plus some fees) and they are available online in advance or via mail. Tickets will be sold at each bar along the route the day of the event at $25 per person. The Pub Crawl will have 5 stops throughout Morristown beginning with check-in at HOPS Craft Beer Wine Bar. Stop in to register and to get your complimentary Pub Crawl t-shirt! Registration includes, Custom Pub Crawl t-shirt discounted craft beer specials and food, and Our ‘Clean Water Pledge’ banner
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, Noon to 6 p.m.
Location: Begins at HOPS Craft Beer & Wine Bar; 18 Washington Street, Morristown,
Craft and Vendor Show
The show will have vendors, crafters and giveaways. First 100 shoppers will receive a gift bag with advertisements and goodies. This event will benefit Graceful Hope for ovarian cancer awareness and in support of females in our community battling this terrible disease.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 8, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Brick Township First Aid Squad, 500 Aurora Place, Brick
Grape Adventure features 14 New Jersey vineyards with 150 locally-produced wines for sampling, handcrafted gifts from local artisans and dishes from specialty food truck vendors. Visitors can purchase an upgraded safari package which includes a private tour of the 350-acre safari, a special wine tasting at Camp Aventura with a view of African plains animals including giraffes, zebras, Ankoli cattle, kudu, springbuck, gnu and more plus an unforgettable, face-to-face giraffe feeding experience. Prices range from $20.99, to $39.99
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, and Sunday, Nov. 8th, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m The Safari Off Road Adventure tours will run from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
Location: Six Flags Great Adventure; 1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson
Cupsaw Lake Holiday Artisan Sale
The indoor Cupsaw Lake Holiday Artisan Sale event will help you get in the mood for the holidays! There will be over 35 tables of vendors, crafters and artisans. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Cupsaw Lake Clubhouse, 185 Cupsaw Drive, Ringwood
Beer, BBQ, Bacon Showdown
Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown, will have 54 styles of ONLY New Jersey Beer, with BBQ and Bacon Competition, all for purchase.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, VIP, Noon to 1 p.m., GA 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 1053 Waterloo Rd, Stanhope
Four Sisters Winery Barefoot Grape Stomping
Take off your shoes and socks and squish some grapes to the music.There will be Formal wine tasting, spaghetti and meatballs dinner with tossed salad and home made breads, wine cellar tour and ending with a tasting of our dessert wines. $32.95 per person plus tax. Reservations required.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Four Sister’s Winery; 783 County Route 519, Belvidere,