Saturday, October 20, 2012

Barnegate-Manahawkin Patch Raves About Local WIne Festival (NJ)

Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch
Autumn Wine Festival This Weekend at Manahawkin Lake
Ten New Jersey wineries will be featured.

Dozens of New Jersey wines from wineries such as Amalthea Cellars, Auburn Road Vineyard, Coda Rossa Winery, Cream Ridge Winery, DiMatteo Vineyard, Plagido's Winery, Renault Winery, Sharrott Winery, Tomasello Winery and Wagonhouse Winery will be featured this weekend at Manahawkin Lake in Stafford, off of Route 9.

This new, two-day Autumn Wine Festival takes place Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 from noon to 5 p.m., in the heart of the famous Stafford Township Fall Harvest Festival, happening Saturday. The festival features a hay maze, live music, scarecrow making, hayrides, and a movie and bonfire at dusk on Saturday and live music all day on Sunday. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to benefit local food pantries.

Children and adults of all ages are also invited to participate Saturday in the Halloween parade. Interested participants should meet at the firehouse located at 133 Stafford Avenue in costume. At noon, Little Miss Stafford and Little Town Crier, along with one of Stafford's firetrucks will kick off the parade. It will then proceed down Stafford Avenue and into Manahawkin Lake Park, during the Fall Harvest Festival, for judging.

During the regular Stafford Council meeting on Monday, Councilwoman Joanne Sitek, said the Township has been preparing for these events for months, and she is very excited about them both. "It is going to be fun for everyone, and it is supposed to be great weather, so please come out."
Tickets to sample the Autumn Wine Festival are available at or at festival both days for purchase.

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