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New Jersey Beer & Food Festival

Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey

Jun 20 2020 - Jun 20 2020

Price: $75-$100

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The New Jersey Beer & Food Festival is a summer ritual in New Jersey. For more than 10 years, this treat for the palette has been introducing visitors to many familiar and unfamiliar tastes. There are expert chefs and brewers on hand to present the delicious cuisine and smooth beers, and there is plenty of fun entertainment to see and do while here.

The festival is held every year on a Saturday in the summer at the Crystal Springs Resort, a spectacular vacation destination. Only an hour's commute from New York City and even less travel time from many other northern and central New Jersey towns, Crystal Springs Resort is a prime destination for many return guests. The resort is situated on more than 4,000 acres against the backdrop of the Kittatinny Mountain Range and features two hotels, restaurants, numerous golf courses, indoor and outdoor heated pools, hot tubs, a sauna, indoor tennis courts, racquetball, a steam room and much more. The Grand Cascades Lodge is one of the two hotels at Crystal Springs Resort, and it possesses distinctive architecture that can be seen from miles away.

After enjoying a wide variety of beers at the festival, you can explore the rest of New Jersey, which is home to many wonderful attractions like the famous Boardwalk in Atlantic City, the Liberty State Park and a segment of the Appalachian Trail. It also has many museums, state parks, lakes, miles of ocean coastline, historical sites and much more. Start planning now for your fun trip through the state on your way to sample all the culinary delights at the New Jersey Beer & Food Festival.

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

The New Jersey Beer & Food Festival has been a fun part of summer in Hamburg, New Jersey, for the past 10 years. It is a wonderful showcase of culinary food and beverages as presented by well-known chefs like Thomas Keller, Michael White, David Kinch, Daniel Boulud, David Bouley, Jose Andres and others. You will love the all-you-can-eat BBQ that includes homemade sausage, pulled pork, spit-roasted Berkshire pork and more. Besides all the food and more than 200 types of craft and specialty beers that are available for tasting, there are also many other activities like hot air balloon rides, a golf tournament and many unique outdoor games, like human foosball. There is also live music provided by Lima Bean Riot during the festival.

LOCATION

The New Jersey Beer & Food Festival is held each year at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey. The resort is close to Sparta, New Brunswick and Philadelphia.

RVING AT THE EVENT

The New Jersey Beer & Food Festival is held at the Crystal Springs Resort, which specializes in offering luxurious accommodations, dining, spa facilities, golf courses and many other activities and amenities. The resort also serves as a venue for special events. As such, the resort itself does not offer RV camping. However, there are many great RV parks and campgrounds that are close to Crystal Springs Resort. If you don't have an RV, consider getting an RV rental from RVshare so you can check out these campgrounds.

Indian Rock RV Park & Campground - Indian Rock is a family-owned RV park that has been in operation for 30 years. There are 30 acres of pine and oak trees to enjoy, and there are plenty of activities such as horseshoes, mini-golf, basketball, volleyball, a swimming pool and a playground. The park also offers special weekend activities. The RV sites are back-in and have 30-amp power outlets. Pets are allowed, and there is free Wi-Fi.

Timberline Lake Camping Resort - This RV park is situated in the middle of the Jersey Pine Barrens and has 185 back-in or pull-through sites that can accommodate any size RV, and all have full hookups with either 30 or 50 amps. The park offers lovely lake views and plenty of wooded shade. Pets are allowed, and there is a pool and free Wi-Fi. Timberline Lake Camping Resort offers military and AAA discounts.

Pleasant Acres Farm Campground - Pleasant Acres is a unique RV campground in Sussex that is an actual working farm. Guests can interact with the animals, and there are activities that immerse visitors in real farm life. Both the young and the old will have a great time. The little ones will love the animal meet and greet and the opportunity to milk a cow and shear a sheep. There are also crafty activities for everyone and a swimming pool. This campground has been in operation for 45 years and has 290 back-in or pull-through 30- and 50-amp sites. There is free Wi-Fi, and pets are allowed.

Beachcomber Camping Resort - This 100-acre wooded park has two spring-fed lakes with plenty of boating activities. You can swim and fish. There are three adult pools and three kiddie pools plus a large beach area. During the spring and fall, the hosts offer themed activities, and guests have access to an arcade room, two laundry facilities and a well-stocked campground store with groceries, fishing supplies and camping gear. The adult clubhouse has a pool table, a dartboard, a fireplace and cable TV. There are 820 back-in sites with full 30- or 50-amp hookups. Pets are allowed, and there is free Wi-Fi.

WHERE TO STAY

The New Jersey Beer & Food Festival takes place at the Crystal Springs Resort, which has all the luxurious accommodations you could want if you are looking for a hotel and resort. There are also various hotels and bed-and-breakfast lodgings in the general area in the cities of Hamburg, Sussex and Sparta.

If you are using an RV to get around, there are many RV parks, campgrounds and state parks where you can stay. Most of these are big-rig friendly with full hookups. They are also quite convenient for the festival and all the other New Jersey attractions you may want to visit.

HOW TO GET THERE

Located in the Skylands Region of Northern New Jersey, Crystal Springs Resort is surrounded by woods, farms, mountains and valleys, and it's only a few miles from the New York state border.

From Philadelphia, take I-95 to New Brunswick, Highway 18 to Piscataway, I-287 and Highway 23. Turn right on Highway 94 to Crystal Springs.

From New York, take I-95 and then Highway 280, Highway 287 and Highway 23. Turn right on 94 to Crystal Springs.

PARKING

Crystal Springs Resort offers free parking for all guests. The venue also has valet parking for registered guests from the Grand Cascades Lodge.

TICKETS & PRICING

General admission prices are $75 for admission to the festival at 3 p.m. VIP admission prices are $100 and include early admission at 2 p.m. and a free gift. The festival is open to all ages 21 and older, and the event is held rain or shine.

WRAP UP

Attending the New Jersey Beer & Food Festival for a Saturday afternoon of fun during the month of June is just one of the many things you can do while in New Jersey and the surrounding regions. Using an RV, a rental RV or your own vehicle is one of the best ways to ensure that you don't miss any of the places you want to see most. It is a given that you will have some great photos of your trip, and we at RVshare would love to see them. Simply email your best photos to [email protected], and you may see them soon on our blog and social media channels. We look forward to seeing what you get up to!

Be sure to stay current on all the latest news and schedule updates for the New Jersey Beer & Food Festival by visiting @CrystalSprings on Twitter, Crystal Springs Resort on Facebook, @crystalspringsresort on Instagram and @CrystalSpringsNJ on YouTube.