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Jersey Shore Wine Festival
The Lakewood Blue Claws will host the 2nd annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival June 2nd and 3rd at FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood. The festival celebrates New Jersey wines and the many varietals produced here. In addition to wine tasting, the festival features live musical entertainment, crafters, vendors, food, and the Blue Claws play area for children. Hours are 12 noon to 5 pm daily; admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate for adults 21 years and older. A two-day ticket option is also available. Those under 21 years of age or designated drivers are free.
The festival will consist of wine tasting by 10 New Jersey wineries from around the state; participating wineries include Auburn Road Vineyards, Cava Winery, Cream Ridge Winery, DiMatteo Vineyards, Four Sisters Winery, Plagido’s Winery, Tomasello Winery, Unionville Vineyards, Valenzano Winery, and Wagonhouse Winery. Each paid admission includes a commemorative wine glass to use for the tasting.
Attendees can sample all the varieties that each winery has available and purchase individual bottles or cases on the spot. Festival goers are also encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit and enjoy the live bands lined up for the event.
The Saturday stage will feature Dave Clive and the Nawlins Funk Band. Performing Sunday will be singer/songwriter Eryn Shewell and her five piece band. Sunday afternoon will feature the blues/soul sound of The Christopher Dean Band.
I grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey across the Hudson River from New York City. My husband, Dennis, and I raised our two children there. As soon as the kids were finished with school, Dennis and I ....
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