Presented by the Mays Landing Merchants Association, the 8th Annual South Jersey Wine and Food Festival is returning to serene Lake Lenape Park East in Mays Landing, on Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Come out to meet some of South Jersey’s best winemakers and culinary personalities and sample their delicious creations!

The 2018 South Jersey Wine & Food Festival is brought to you by The Mays Landing Merchants Association.

Presented by the Mays Landing Merchants Association, the 8th Annual South Jersey Wine and Food Festival is returning to serene Lake Lenape Park East in Mays Landing, on Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Come out to meet some of South Jersey’s best winemakers and culinary personalities and sample their delicious creations!

With the picturesque lake and the historic lighthouse as the backdrop, this Fall festival allows attendees to dine on a vast array of local culinary and sample Garden State wines, grown right in our own backyard! In addition to the wine and food, attendees will be able to immerse themselves in live music, culinary demonstrations, as well as shop local craft and novelty vendors. The laid-back atmosphere of the South Jersey Wine and Food Festival sets the mood for a fantastic, relaxing day filled with food, wine, and fun for the entire family.

The new site layout will create pop-up entertainment areas with diverse musical selections, creating a site plan more conducive to conversation and relaxation in the winery and vendor areas.

And, if you find wines that you really like, you can purchase them onsite! Better yet, if you can’t wait until you get home to drink it, new rules at the lake allow guests to enjoy their wine throughout the park, rather than in one designated section, so they can feel free to pop open their new bottle of bubbly or vino.

Local craft and novelty vendors will also be set up at the event, along with fun crafts like wine glass painting and enjoy live performances by Violinist Susan Salmon Guitarist and Mary Winkle, recording artist Beth Tinnon, Steel Drummer Joe Divita, and more.

Tickets

General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate, which includes wine samples and a commemorative sampling glass. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available for $50 in advance and $60 at the gate (if available). VIP includes wine samples, a commemorative sampling glass and lanyard, priority entrance at 11:00 AM and reserved parking.

Non-Wine Tasting Tickets

This year, the Festival has added a $10 Designated Driver ticket which will allow you access to the Designated Driver tent and 4 complimentary non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day. Designated Driver tickets can be purchased at the gate only. Attendees under the age of 21, will be charged $10 at the gate and children 12 and under are FREE with a paying adult.

Parking

A limited number of parking spaces will be available on-site. There are two overflow parking options. Option 1: At the Municipal lot located on 13th Street, off of Rt. 50 (across from the Town Hall, at the turn for Lake Lenape Park East) Option 2: The J Lot of The Hamilton Mall (see image below) Shuttles will be provided to and from the festival.

More info here.