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East Coast Wine Festival


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Blues & Wine Festival
Saturday May 26 – Gates open at 11:30am – Sampling from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday May 27 – Gates open at 11:30am – Sampling from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
(Rain Date – May 28)

Musical Entertainment
Saturday – Slackjaw Blues Band featuring Nasty Ned: www.slackjawbluesband.com
Sunday – Shade Tree Mechanics Band: www.shadetreemechanicsband.com


May 10, 2012 – Looking for the perfect way to usher in the summer season? Look no further than beautiful Natirar Park in Peapack-Gladstone in Somerset County when the Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) hosts their annual Blues & Wine Festival on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-27 from Noon-5 p.m. each day.

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A Sampling Ticket can be purchased at the Admissions Tent for $25 from 11:30 am until 4:30 pm each day of the festival for those 21 and older. (CASH ONLY at the Admissions Tent). Advance Tickets can also be purchased online ahead of time and are valid either Saturday or Sunday.
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Those sampling will receive a wine glass and wristband – this allows sampling of the numerous wines available at the festival.

2-Day pass is offered for $40 – this allows admission entrance both Saturday and Sunday. Passes can be purchased online or at the Admission Tent on Saturday (until 4:30pm). You will obtain a "Sunday" ticket when you receive your wristband on Saturday.

Anyone under 21 is FREE

Designated Drivers are FREE

General FAQ’s

Majority of the wineries accept credit cards.

There are NO ATM’s on site (except for Cape May inside the Ferry Terminal – ATM’s located on premise not at admission tent).

Sampling Ticket Sales end at 4:30pm EACH DAY – this way patrons are able to savor and enjoy the numerous wines available to sample.

Discounted group tickets can be purchased in advance for groups of 16 or more. Please contact wineinfo@newjerseywines.com to coordinate tickets for your group! Group rate tickets will not be sold at the door – all group rate tickets must be purchased in advance. In order to receive this discounted group rate ($18/person), your entire group must enter the festival at the same time.

Permitted Items

Picnic baskets and coolers – we reserve the right to check these items upon entry.

Blankets and/or chairs

Items NOT Permitted at any Garden State Wine Festival

No Outside Alcohol is permitted

Pets – however Pets are permitted at events taking place on State Property: Allaire Village, Waterloo Village and Cape May. All pets must be kept on a leash at all times. Assisting animals are permitted however you must provide proof.

Pop-up tents and large beach or patio style umbrellas

FAQ’s About Our Festivals – click here
Any other questions, leave a message on our wine line at (609) 588-0085 or e-mail us at wineinfo@newjerseywines.com. We look forward to seeing you at any of our upcoming wine festivals!

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