Wine FestivalsMark your calendars. Two of New Jerseys most popular wine festivals are once again returning this year.

The third-annual Waretown Spring Wine Festival will return on Saturday, April 22rd and Sunday, April 23th in the Waretown Recreation and Lake Area, located at 182 Wells Mill Road.

The yearly two-day event will feature tastings from a number of award-winning Garden State wineries. The cost to attend is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate for those over 21.

The Lakewood BlueClaws will again host the 7th annual Jersey Shore Wine Festival at Lakewoods FirstEnergy Park, on Saturday, June 10 through Sunday, June 11. The 2017 Jersey Shore Wine Festival will feature samplings from a variety of wineries from throughout the state. The cost to attend is $20 in advance or $30 at the gate for those over 21. A two-day combo ticket will also be available.

Both festivals will be held from 12 p.m. noon to 5 p.m. EST each day, and will include live entertainment, retail vendors, crafters, and food trucks.

Net proceeds from both wine festivals will be donated to Sylvias Children, a Holmdel-based 501(c)3 organization working since 2003 to improve the lives of more than 1,000 children in Uganda, Africa.

For more information, contact Sylvia Allen at or 732-946-2711.