HOLMDEL, NJ– Tickets are now on sale for the Lakewood BlueClaws’ 9th Annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival, taking place at FirstEnergy Park (2 Stadium Way) in Lakewood on Saturday, June 1st through Sunday, June 2nd from 12 noon to 5 p.m. 

Net proceeds will be donated to Sylvia’s Children, a Holmdel-based 501(c)3 organization working over the past 16 years to improve the living conditions for more than 1,000 children in Mbiriizi, Uganda, Africa. 

The weekend festival will feature select tastings of wines from several award-winning wineries located throughout the Garden State, including DiMatteo Winery, Valenzano Winery, Cedar Rose Vineyards, Villari Vineyards, Plagido’s Winery, Four Sisters Winery, Wagonhouse Winery and Auburn Road Vineyards and Winery. 

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There will also be live performances from Astronaut Jones and Crabdaddy Band, in addition to artisan crafters, retail vendors, and food offerings.      

The cost to attend is $20 in advance or $30 at the gate for those over 21.  Designated drivers and festival attendees 15 and older not imbibing are $5. No dogs except for service dogs, hovercraft/hoverboards, drones, bicycles or skateboards are allowed during festival days.  In addition, no food or beverages are allowed at the event (no coolers).

Tickets are now on sale through EventBrite by clicking ‘Events’ and searching for ‘Jersey Shore Wine Festival,’ as well as through the Blue Claws box office (call 732-701-9000 and press 2) or Allen Consulting at  (732) 946-2711.

For more information, contact Sylvia Allen, sylvia@sylviaschildren.org or 732-946-2711.


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SIDEBAR: Are you a talented artisan crafter who would like to get your handmade goods in front of throngs of festivalgoers? The 2019 Jersey Shore Wine Festival is still accepting applications for a few crafters. Vendors looking to sign up to participate are asked to visit www.allenconsulting.com/events and download and fill out an application. You can also call Sylvia Allen, festival organizer, at 732-946-2711 or email her at Sylvia.allen@allenconsulting.comto request a form be sent to you.