Somehow, we’ve already reached August here in the Garden State.

Maybe you’re planning on hitting the beach every day that you possibly can. Maybe you’ve got a road trip to visit family or friends lined up. Or maybe you’re planning on having a cookout in your own backyard. But if you are looking for something fun to do that involves food, I’ve got you covered.

There are many events taking place this month around Jersey where you can sample some great food, whether it’s sweets or delicious food truck creations.

It’s always fun to head to one of the events with a group of friends or your family, so you can sample some unique eats and discuss with your party.

Even when you have to travel a bit to get to the festival or celebration, it’s kind of neat to take a road trip to have some great car ride conversation and listen to some cool music!

Last summer, we invited my son’s best friend and his parents to a food truck festival near our house and it was a lot of fun because we got to know them better and have some fun talking and hanging out. All while enjoying delicious food. As a matter of fact, we still talk about these special French Fries that one of the trucks was selling. They were amazing!!

So, I’ve put together this list of five really cool events that you might want to attend, Whether it’s to bond with your friends, travel to another town, enjoy some really tasty treats, or all of it!

Check out the list below and wrap up the summer with some terrific eats and be sure to not let distance stop you from hopping in the car and traveling to a town that’s not nearby. It could become a Summer 2023 highlight.

  • 1. Chocolate Fair - Long Beach Island Historical Association Museum, Beach Haven

    This one takes place on August 3rd, 6:30-8 pm. Indulge your sweet tooth and sample a variety of delicious chocolates. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. The address is 129 Engleside Avenue.

  • 2. Sparta Food Truck & Music Festival - Station Park, Sparta

    The event takes place on August 5th from 11 am to 7 pm. Of course, you’ll Enjoy great chow. Plus, they’ll have music too! $5 admission, with kids under 5 free. The event benefits the Sparta Benevolent Society.

    The address is 80 Station Road, Field 11

  • 3. Latin Festival: Tacos & Tequila - Monmouth Park, Oceanport

    The date is August 6th from 11 am to 5 pm. The Asbury Park Press’ Latin Festival brings together authentic food, margaritas, and live music as well! The food trucks include Chillangos, El Lechon de Negron, Empanada Guy, and Empanada Beast. Tickets start at $6.

    Find the Fest at 175 Oceanport Avenue

  • 4. Paramus Food Truck Festival - Paramus Park Mall, Paramus

    Come by August 13th from 11 am to 7 pm. There will be all sorts of food trucks on hand.  $5 admission, with kids under 5 free. Dogs are welcome.

    Come by the East main entrance in front of Old Navy and LL Bean

  • 5. Burlington County Restaurant Week - Burlington County

    It happens August 20th – 26th.  Enjoy specials at restaurants throughout Burlington County including Asian House (Florence), Bout the Hops Brewing (Mount Laurel), Palermo’s (Bordentown), and Taste of Soul (Burlington).  Plus, many others!

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