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Three-Day BBQ & New Jersey Craft Beer Festival On Tap For Labor Day Weekend at Monmouth Park Starting Saturday

August 30, 2023

The three-day BBQ & New Jersey Craft Beer Festival, featuring 17 food vendors, nearly 50 beers and live music will serve as the complement to Monmouth Park’s Saturday through Monday racing schedule over the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

The Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days, with the Beer Garden showcasing only New Jersey craft beers. Beer wristband sales will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with fans able to enjoy ten 2-ounce samples for $15. The cost includes a commemorative glass.

If purchased in advance on, the cost is $13.

The 17 food vendors scheduled to be in attendance are El Lechon de Negron; Enzo’s Pizza and Subs; Empanada Beast; Empanada Guy; Five Sisters Food Company; Four Boys Concessions; Highway 2 Ohana; House of Cupcakes; Lexylicious; Local Smoke; Joe Smoke BBQ; Kiersten’s Creations; Kutz Q BBQ; Magic Mike’s Smoked Meats; Nip N Tuck; NYC Mac Truck and Wild Bill’s.

The featured band on Saturday will be After the Reign. West End Dogs will take the stage on Sunday, with Chris Morrisy performing “On the Green” on Monday.

Saturday and Sunday will also be Family Fun Days, with free clowns, face painters, pony rides and a bounce house for children 12 and under. These will be the final Family Fun Days of the meet.

First race post time all three days is 12:40 p.m.

Parking is free.