28th Annual Crawfish Festival
June 2-4 Chow down on New Orleans-style
dishes like po’ boys, jambalaya and alligator
sausage at the three-day festival with 24 live
bands. $40-$50, daily general admission;
$165-$195, camping admission. Sussex County
Fairgrounds, Augusta ( crawfishfest.com).
Jerseyfest Food Truck Mash-Up 2017
June 3 Dig into tasty treats from over two dozen food trucks, visit the beer garden and watch
harness racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
Early access, 3-5 pm; general admission, 5-11 pm;
$5-$35. East Rutherford ( thebigm.com).
June 3 This celebration of the sea features
a boat show, the Scallop Challenge, wine
and beer sampling, and locally caught fish.
Schellenger’s Landing, Cape May
Atlantic City Food Truck Festival
June 3 & 4 The second annual festival brings
together finger food, live music, and a beer and
wine garden. Sat, noon- 8 pm; Sun, noon- 6 pm.
Brighton Park, Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City
Metuchen Junebug Artfest
June 3, 10, 17 & 24 Each Saturday night in
June, the streets of downtown Metuchen
become an interactive art exhibit, featuring an
array of visual and performing artists. 6-10 pm
Lighthouse International Film Festival
June 8-11 Named in honor of Long Beach
Island’s historic Barnegat Lighthouse, this three-day celebration of cinema hosts screenings and
panel discussions ( lighthousefilmfestival.org).
Maplewood South Orange Book Festival
June 9 & 10 The inaugural festival brings
together booklovers and authors, such as keynote speaker Mary Roach, at SOPAC in South
Orange and the Woodland in Maplewood.
June 10 Witches and wizards gather in the
Asbury Park Convention Hall for a day of Harry
Potter-themed fun. 2-8 pm; $15.
June 10 The shark-themed festival features
nautical-craft vendors, fishing lessons and
food trucks at the Atlantic Highlands Municipal
Harbor Marina ( sharkfest2017.com).
June 15-18 Rides, entertainment, games
and fireworks abound at this carnival on
the 107-acre property of Christ Church. Thurs
& Fri, 6-11 pm; Sat, 3-11 pm; Sun, 1-6 pm.
Rockaway ( tricountyfair.org).
Cultural Festival & Food Truck Rally
June 17 Enjoy performances, art
demonstrations and food-truck treats at
Mercer County Park. 11 am- 7 pm. West Windsor
Hot Rods & Food Trucks
June 17 This classic car show offers
trophies for Best in Class as well as
plenty of tastebud-tantalizing food trucks.
Noon- 5 pm; Downtown South Amboy
National Marbles Tournament
June 19-22 During this four-day
tournament, mibsters (marble shooters)
ages 8 to 14 compete for college scholarships
and awards. 8 am-noon, daily. Ringer
State Fair Meadowlands
June 22-July 9 The 18-day carnival is packed
with family entertainment, from magic shows
and hypnotists to a petting zoo and pig races.
$6-$8. Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford
Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival
June 23-25 Enjoy delicious meals on
wheels and other food-related vendors.
Fri & Sat, noon- 9 pm; Sun, noon- 6 pm. 63rd
and Landis Avenue ( seaislecityfood.com).
8th Annual Margate Beachstock
June 24 Celebrate summer with
paddleboard races, a beach-volleyball
tournament and a movie on the beach. 8
am- 10 pm. Huntington Avenue Beach,
Margate City ( margatehasmore.com).
Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival
June 24 & 25 Try some fresh Jersey seafood
and enjoy local craft beers at Tuckerton
Seaport. 11 am- 5 pm; $8. Tuckerton
Bradley Beach Lobsterfest
June 24 & 25 Tie on a bib for some
finger-licking good food on the
boardwalk. The annual event also welcomes
live bands, more than 180 craft vendors, and
a beer and wine garden. Sat, 11 am- 8 pm;
Sun, 11 am- 6 pm. 500 Ocean Avenue.
Red, White & Blueberry Festival
June 25 Visit the blueberry capital of
the world for the 31st annual festival,
featuring a car show, food court and kiddie
rides. 10 am- 5 pm. Hammonton High School
grounds ( hammontonnj.us).
I Kids I
The Way Back Home
June 8-11 A boy discovers a single-propeller
airplane and flies it to outer space in this
puppet show about friendship and conquering the fear of the unknown. Times vary;
$15-$20. Two River Theater, Red Bank
Privateers & Pirates Festival
June 10 Ahoy there mateys! Drop anchor
in Tuckerton Seaport for a treasure hunt,
pirate-ship obstacle course and a costume
contest. 11 am- 5 pm; $5-$8. Tuckerton.