The 2014 Garden State Wine Festival Returns to Allaire Village

UPDATE: For more wine festivals in NJ in 2014, check out Six Flags Grape Adventure on November 8-9!

Allaire Village Garden State Wine Festival NJThe Historic Village at Allaire is proud to present its annual “Jazz It Up” wine festival presented by Allaire Village and the Garden State Wine Growers on Saturday, August 30th & Sunday, August 31st from Noon to 5:00 pm. The festival takes place in the beautiful setting of the historic Allaire Village. Gates open at 11:30 am on both days and the event starts at noon. In addition to the over 200 wines for sampling, enjoy music by various groups!

Sampling Tickets can be purchased on-line at a discounted rate until Friday, August 29th at 11:59pm and are valid either Saturday or Sunday of the festival. Visit www.newjerseywines.com for ordering online. Sampling Tickets can be also be purchased at the Admissions Tent for $25 from 11:30 am until 4:30 pm each day of the festival for those 21 and older. (CASH ONLY at the Admissions Tent).  Passes can be purchased online or at the Admission Tent on Saturday. Those sampling will receive a wine glass and wristband allowing sampling of the wines that the wineries have at the festival. Anyone under 21 and Designated Drivers are admitted free.

General Info: Majority of the wineries accept credit cards and there is now an ATM machine located in the General Store. Sampling Ticket Sales end at 4:30pm EACH DAY – this way patrons are able to savor and enjoy the numerous wines available to sample. Discounted group tickets can be purchased in advance for groups of 16 or more. Please contact wineinfo@newjerseywines.com to coordinate tickets for your group or visit www.newjerseywines.com! Your entire group must enter the festival at the same time. No outside alcohol is permitted. Picnic baskets and coolers are permitted, however, Garden State Wine Growers reserve the right to check these items upon admittance.

Jazz It Up Garden State Wine Festival

All visitors are encouraged to visit the Historic Village at Allaire while they are here.  Walk through the buildings, shop at our General Store, and learn about life in the 1830’s. There is a picnic area, playground, hiking trails and you can even take a train ride aboard the Pine Creek Railroad. Children will love fishing in the pond and looking at the authentically dressed museum interpreters, as well as visiting the carpenters, and blacksmith shops, where they can see demonstrations of their crafts.  The Village tells a story of life here over 175 years ago, a creative learning experience for all to see in the restored 1830’s iron manufacturing community.

Jersey Shore Events: NJ Wine Festival Allaire 2014Allaire Village Incorporated is licensed by the State of NJ to operate the 40-acre, state-owned Historic Village at Allaire, site of James P. Allaire’s Howell Iron Works Company in the 1830’s. Allaire Village, Inc. receives no state funding towards the educational programming presented throughout the year, but is strongly supported through private donations, membership fees, fund-raising events and patronage of our retail stores. The Interpreter’s Program is funded in part by a generous grant from the Provident Bank Foundation. Other generous sponsors include the OceanFirst Foundation.

The Historic Village at Allaire is located in Allaire State Park at 4263 Atlantic Ave in Farmingdale., Monmouth County, NJ off Exit 98 of the Garden State Parkway and off exit 31B of Interstate 195.  For more information, please contact Historic Village at Allaire during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 732-919-3500 or visit our website at www.allairevillage.org.

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