Things to Do

Wine & Chocolate Festival

June 22, 2019 from 08:00am to 05:00pm

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Wine & Chocolate Festival Day 1

Unlimited wine…sweet dessert samples….what more do you need! It’s the sweetest weekend of the summer. Gather your friends and come on out for our Wine & Chocolate Festival!  

New Jersey’s finest wineries are back for another weekend of elegant wine tasting as are some of the area’s best chocolatiers and dessert vendors.

Plan your weekend right and reserve your tickets in advance! Advanced tickets will be available here closer to the event.

So gather up your friends and family, sample from dozens of delicious New Jersey wines and finish it all off with the smooth taste of chocolate. Lots of chocolate!

Option 1: $10 Unlimited Wine Sampling, Commemorative Wine Glass
Option 2: $7 Chocolate Sampling Only
Option 3: $16 Wine and Chocolate Sampling Combo, Commemorative Wine Glass

Wristband sales are cash only and ticket sales end at 4pm each day of the Festival.

Enjoy two days of live music and on Sunday enjoy FREE Family Fun Day featuring clowns, face painters, pony rides and a bounce house.

You definitely don’t want to miss the most decadent two days of the year!

Any crafter/vendor looking for more information on this event can go to http://newjerseywineevents.com

Check out some of the wineries: Laurita Winery, Villari Vineyards, Valenzano Winery, Plagido’s Winery, DiMatteo Vineyards, Wagonhouse Winery, Cedar Rose Vineyards and more to come!

Check out some of the chocolate vendors: 1892 Cacao Arriba Ecuador, Butter Me Up, Decadent Desserts and Crab Cakes by Lew, LLC, Goodway Bakery, Gourmet Creations, Nothing Bundt Cakes, The Cocoa Exchange, Sesame Satori, Beezy Beez Honey and more!

General Information
General parking $5
Grandstand admission $5
Children 12 and under always FREE
Gates open 8am, First Race 12:50pm
No pets allowed
Coolers and BYO are permitted in the picnic area only

Festival Calendar

June

June 22, 2019 - June 23, 2019 from 08:00am to 05:00pm

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July

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Seating & Boxes

Family Activities

Restaurants & Concessions

Concessions

Max's Famous Hot Dogs

Available every live race day in two locations: outside, adjacent to walking ring & inside first floor Grandstand, north end.

Strollo's Lighthouse Italian Ice

Located inside first floor Grandstand

Heartbeat Hot Sauce Fried Chicken Sandwich

Located outside north end of Grandstand at entrance to picnic area.

Derby Dogs

Located inside first floor Grandstand

New York Pizza by the Slice

Located inside first floor Grandstand

Viva Empanada

Located inside first floor Grandstand

Bars

Lady's Secret Bar

Located outside first floor Clubhouse, adjacent to walking ring.

Tito's Finish Line Pub

Located inside first floor Grandstand, south end.

William Hill Sports Bar

Located inside first floor Grandstand.

Kentucky Ale Tap Room

Located inside first floor Grandstand, north end.

Coors Lite Silverbulletday Bar

Located inside first floor Grandstand.

Bud Lite Champions Bar

Located inside first floor Grandstand.

Miller Time Bar

Located inside first floor Grandstand.

Wine Bar

Located inside first floor Grandstand.

Brinley Gold Shipwreck Bar

Located in the Picnic Area featuring Rum Buckets and $3 drafts.

Bud Lite Top of the Stretch Bar

Located in picnic area.

Patio Terrace Teletheater Bar

Located on first floor Clubhouse, inside Patio Terrace Teletheater.  Open after the races.