One-of-a-Kind, All-Jersey Event Set To Showcase the State’s Finest Craft Beer & Food

May 2, 2018– The Garden State has long been a home to fantastic food (yes, including BBQ) and nationally-recognized craft beer. The time has finally come for a festival to celebrate our Jersey Pride!

Get set for the return of the annual Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown, taking place Saturday, May 19th at Lewis Morris Park-Doe Meadow Field in Morristown, NJ.

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This festival features New Jersey-only craft beer, restaurants, chefs and food trucks, with a mouth-watering array of BBQ & bacon creations available for purchase.

30 great New Jersey breweries will be in attendance, each pouring 4 styles of beer (and one of these styles will either a rare beer or a brew specifically created for the festival!).

The Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown will take place outdoors & under tents. Attendees will also enjoy fabulous live music from New Jersey’s own Street Hassle and The Brass Balls.

And to add to the all-Jersey excitement, there will be a competition to showcase culinary skills, with a panel of NJ celebrity judges choosing the best of the best, along with People’s Choice awards for Best Dish & Best Beer.

The VIP Hour takes place from 12pm – 1pm and will feature a meet & greet with the Brewers, Pitmasters & Chefs, first access to rare & special beers & a delicious buffet prepared by Chef Chris Masey, of South Street Social.. The buffet is exclusive to VIP ticket  holders. Carton Brewing will also be bringing 2 styles of beer, exclusively for the VIP hour.

Both VIP and General Admission ticket holders will enjoy samples of beer, a mason jar mug and People’s Choice Ballot.

Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown is truly a one-of-a-kind New Jersey event.  There is no other festival with NJ-only craft beer and food.  Don’t miss a chance to celebrate the best of New Jersey!

NJ Breweries :  2nd Act Beer, 902 Brewing, The Alementary, Angry Erik, Bolero Snort, Brix City, Brotherton, Cape May Brewing, Cricket Hill, Cypress, Czig Meister, Dark City, Demented, Departed Soles, Double Nickel, Flounder, Flying Fish, Fort Nonsense, Icarus, Jersey Girl, Lone Eagle, Man Skirt, New jersey beer Co, Pinelands, Ramstein, River Horse, Ship Bottom, Three 3’s, Twin Elephant, Two Ton.

 [Full list of styles to date is available at:]


NJ Food (to date):

The Guac Spot (Little Falls), Texas Smoke Barbecue (Jefferson), Bacon Me Crazy (Jersey City), Taste of Poland (Great Meadows), (Jefferson), Bearded One BBQ (Rahway), , Kimchi Smoke (Paramus), Sauced and Rubbed (Port Murray), El Lechon De Negron

DATE:             May 19, 2018

VENUE:          Lewis Morris Park-Doe Meadow Field
                        270 Mendham Road Morristown, NJ

SESSION TIMES:       12pm-1pm VIP HOUR
                                    1pm-5pm GENERAL ADMISSION

SESSION PRICING:  VIP: $85     General Admission: $55     Non-drinking GA: $20

                                    [Note: VIP/GA prices go up to $90/$60 on 5/6, and $95/$65 on 5/13]


Tickets are available online at:                                   

All tickets include Mason jar mug, unlimited samples of beer, great music. Attendees can also vote on the People’s Choice Award for best beer at the festival. 

Sponsors include New Jersey Craft Beer and No Idea Sports. The event is a benefit for The Chester First Aid Squad. The event is 21 and over with picture ID and parking is free.

For information, contact Allison Kohler, JMK Events, at 973-927-2794