Highlands New Jersey Announces ~ 1st Annual Zombie Parade and Pub Crawl ~ October 24 @ 10:00 am – October 24 @ 7:00 pm

zombieJoin in the fun and shamble down Bay Avenue! Registration Required – Must be pre-registered by October 21st $5.00 per person or group, kids free, when accompanied by an adult. Check-in begins at 10AM – Huddy Park, 301 Shore Dr. Highlands, NJ 07732 Come to Huddy Park dressed in your most ghoulish Zombie Attire. Make-up artists will be available at 10AM in Huddy Park to complete your transformation! (Optional purchase, see below) The parade begins promptly at 2PM. Immediately following the parade, there will be a costume contest at Veterans Park with CASH prizes! You must be registered to be judged in the following categories: Overall Best Zombie Costume Best Zombie Male Best Zombie Female Best Zombie Child The Zombie Pub Crawl will be held from 3:00-700PM. Fee includes, parade registration, access to Zombie Shuttles and great discounts at our local establishments. EVENT OPTIONS:

❏ Package # 1 – $5 Parade Registration Only – Kids 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

❏ Package # 2 – $20.00 Freshly Dead (no latex) – includes $5 Registration Fee

❏ Package # 3 – $35.00 Mostly Dead (some latex) – includes $5 Registration Fee

❏ Package # 4 – $50 Very Dead (lots of latex) – includes $5 Registration Fee

❏ Package # 5 – $20 Pub Crawl – includes $5 Registration Fee Please go http://www.highlandsnj.com or call 732-291-4713 for more information.

Blue Bay InnIf you’re coming down for the weekend or just an overnight check out some special rates at the one of the Hotels Unlimited properties.  The Blue Bay Inn in  Atlantic Highlands also has some great rates as well.  They offer a special CVB rate so ask for it!  They also sponsor this blog.  Some on down this fall and make a long weekend out of it.  The Jersey Shore Is More Than Just The Shore!

JSI_Logo_JSCVBFor more information on the Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Amusements, Jersey Shore Beaches, Jersey Shore Festivals, Weddings at the shore, parties, beaches, fireworks at the shore, rainy day activities, bonfires at the beach, New Jersey Tourism or maybe you just want to call and remind us how beautiful the Jersey Shore really is, visit us on the web at http://www.visitthejerseyshore.com or call Robert Hilton Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau at 732-244-9283. Come for the beaches and stay for the Culture, Art, Music and History.

Don’t Miss This Exciting Time At The Jersey Shore…. Check Out The Best Of Ocean County Events This Weekend!

Jersey Shore Tourism News9/1 – Classic Car Cruise & Art Walks – Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-2424 www.pointpleasantbeachchamber.com

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9/3 – 9/7 – Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies) vs. Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles) Baseball Game

– FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood 732-901-7000 www.blueclaws.com

9/5 – 29th Annual Antiques & Collectibles Faire & Vintage Automobile Museum Car Show – Ocean County Parking Garage, Toms River 732-341-1880 www.oceancountyhistory.org

9/5 – Art’s & Craft’s Show – 6th Ave. & Central Ave., Seaside Park 732-793-3700 www.seasideparknj.org

9/5 – First Responders Night: Modifieds, Sportsman, NERS Sprints Races – New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt 609-758-1900 www.newegyptspeedway.net

Laurita PIC9/5, 9/6 – Grape STOMPing at Laurita Winery – Laurita Winery, Plumsted 609-758-8000 www.LauritaWinery.com

9/6 – Barnegat Bay Garvey and Skiff Boat Races – Barnegat Public Dock 732-496-9992 www.jerseyoutlaws.com

Casino Pier9/6 – Grandparent’s Day at Casino Pier – Casino Pier, Seaside Heights 732-793-6488 www.casinopiernj.com

9/6 – LBI Historical Association Fall Craft Fair & Market with Bake Sale – Veterans Park, ach Haven 609-492-0700 ww.lbimuseum.com

9/6 – Pickin’ on the Porch – Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum, Tuckerton 609-296-8868 ww.tuckertonseaport.org

9/6 – Viking Village Art & Craft Shows– Viking Village, Barnegat Light 609-361-8039 www.vikingvillageshows.com

radisson-freehold_0001_Welcome-Radisson-Hotel-Freehold-NJIf you’re coming down for the weekend or just an overnight check out some special rates at the one of the Hotels Unlimited properties.  They offer a special CVB rate so ask for it!  They also sponsor this blog.  Some on down this fall and make a long weekend out of it.  The Jersey Shore Is More Than Just The Shore!

JSI_Logo_JSCVBFor more information on the Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Amusements, Jersey Shore Beaches, Jersey Shore Festivals, Weddings at the shore, parties, beaches, fireworks at the shore, rainy day activities, bonfires at the beach, New Jersey Tourism or maybe you just want to call and remind us how beautiful the Jersey Shore really is, visit us on the web at http://www.visitthejerseyshore.com or call Robert Hilton Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau at 732-244-9283. Come for the beaches and stay for the Culture, Art, Music and History.

Special Insider Night at IPlay America ~ August 25th 5-9PM

New Jersey’s Premier Indoor Theme Park, with a full-service bar and grill alongside 200+ games, rides, attractions, laser tag, go karts and much more. Located at 110 Schanck Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728, it’s an experience you will not want to miss.

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Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival Ends the Summer on a Good Note in Long Branch on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 12 -10 p.m

Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival Ends the Summer on a Good Note in
Long Branch

Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival Brings Live Music, Food, Fireworks and Fun for All Ages on Saturday, August 29, 2015, 12:00 – 10:00 p.m., The Great Lawn, 28 McKinley Ave., Long Branch, NJJazz and Blues

Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival

The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s (JSJBF) Summer Series of Festivals, voted “Favorite Music Festival” this year in the JerseyArts.com (http://JerseyArts.com) People’s Choice Awards, ends the summer on a good note at the Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 12 -10 p.m. at The Great Lawn on the Boardwalk, located on Cooper Ave. in Long Branch, N.J. Thousands are anticipated to turn out for a day of live performances by talented jazz and blues musicians, food and beverage, crafters and sponsor exhibits, and a kids activities area. Fireworks to follow. The festival is rain or shine, free to the public, dog friendly and all ages are welcome to attend.

Each year, sponsor donations from the Summer Series of Festivals raise essential funds for the nonprofit Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s operational expenses.

“Our award-winning summer festival has been entertaining jazz and blues fans on the Jersey Shore for more than 25 years,” said Festival organizer Dennis Eschbach. “We attract thousands of visitors of all ages. Thanks to the support of our musicians, volunteers, sponsors and host towns, we’re able to keep jazz and blues music alive and rolling in the region.”

Funktion+11Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival headliner is Funktion 11. With their outstanding original compositions and dynamic interpretations of iconic and contemporary hits, Funktion 11 brings an international and contemporary spin to the funk tradition with three lead vocalists, an electric guitar, electric bass, keyboards, a four-piece horn section, drums and percussion. Spawned from the creative vision of Band Leader and percussionist Ronnie Nalven, Funktion 11 has been garnering a strong East Coast following for their infectious rhythmic grooves and captivating original material. Their energetic, dynamic stage performances feature original choreography and undeniable crowd chemistry, making their live shows as much about dancing and having a good time as listening intently to the tight groove and virtuosic playing of each individual band member. For more information on Funktion 11, visit www.funktion11.com.

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About The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation

Founded in 1987, the nonprofit Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation remains dedicated to its efforts to preserve, promote and perpetuate jazz and blues on the Jersey Shore through performance and education. Visit www.jsjbf.org for more information. Connect with the JSJBF on Facebook at Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival and Twitter @JSJazzBluesFest. For information on becoming a festival sponsor or crafter, contact Doris Lazur at 732-933-1984 or sponsors@jsjbf.org.

HOLIDAYIf you’re coming down for the weekend or just an overnight check out some special rates at the one of the Hotels Unlimited properties.  They offer a special CVB rate so ask for it!  They also sponsor this blog.  Some on down this fall and make a long weekend out of it.  The Jersey Shore Is More Than Just The Shore!

JSI_Logo_JSCVBFor more information on the Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Amusements, Jersey Shore Beaches, Jersey Shore Festivals, Weddings at the shore, parties, beaches, fireworks at the shore, rainy day activities, bonfires at the beach, New Jersey Tourism or maybe you just want to call and remind us how beautiful the Jersey Shore really is, visit us on the web at http://www.visitthejerseyshore.com or call Robert Hilton Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau at 732-244-9283. Come for the beaches and stay for the Music.

2015 Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair Friday, Aug. 28th to Saturday, Sept. 5th

2015 Firemen’s Fair Friday, Aug. 28th to Saturday, Sept. 5th (closed on Sunday’s)

Friday and Saturday: 6p-11p Monday-Thursday: 6p-10p

FerrisWheelToday’s Firemen’s Fair The annual Fair Haven Fire Company Firemen’s Fair is the largest firemen’s fair in New Jersey and is the second largest fair of any kind in the state. Today’s Fair is an exciting family activity that attracts people of all ages from throughout New Jersey.

The firehouse grounds are transformed into blazing lights, sounds and activities, including rides like the Zipper, Rainbow, Wipeout, and a large ferris wheel. There’s also a merry-go-round, train and other rides tailored for the smaller folks.

But for the future firefighters, there’s nothing like a ride on a real fire truck! Children are safely seated on one of Fair Haven’s first-line pumpers and taken on a ride around several blocks in Fair Haven. No child forgets the thrill of a ride with the siren blaring and the engine roaring!

MApFood is one of the main attractions, with a sit-down dining room featuring local seafood specialties and an “Out-Back” kitchen that serves hamburgers, hotdogs, cotton candy and ice cream.

In addition to being the Fire Company’s main fund-raising event, the Fair serves as an “end-of-summer” event for members of the Fire Company and other volunteers who pitch in to work at over 30 booths and in other activities.

BowlingHistory of the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair The Fair Haven Fire Company has produced Firemen’s Fairs for most of its 100-plus year history, except during the years of the World Wars. The first Fairs, starting in 1906, were more like carnivals than the Fair as we know it now. In the days of the “old Fairs” the events were usually held on the first week of August on a small lot on River Road that is now the site of the Fair Haven Municipal Building. Wire-walkers and chances on two autos were among the attractions, in addition to the usual booths with spinning wheels of chance. The highlight of the evening was the chance to swing on the dance floor with your partner to the tunes of a live band — for the sum of 10-cents a dance! In 1936 a Chrysler Royal Sedan was raffled at a cost of 3 shares for 25-cents.

ZipperIn 1954, new state gaming laws put an end to the games of chance, thus ending the “old Fairs.” In an effort to raise funds without the benefits of the Fair, the Fire Company turned to weekly bingo games at the Firehouse, along with door-to-door collections. In early 1960, state gaming laws changed once again, providing an opportunity for the Fire Company to renew its Fair. Having stored all of the gaming equipment over the years, the firemen were ready to go and the Fair was reborn.

For many years, a key draw to the Fair was the Fair Haven Fairraffle of a new automobile. During the summer months proceeding the Fair, the car would be prominently displayed at the front of the Firehouse. The excitement of the final Saturday evening of the Fair culminated with the drawing of the winning raffle ticket. But, like all other changes, automobiles became less attractive to families who increasingly owned multiple vehicles, including top-of-the line SUVs. So, the Fair Company discontinued the automobile raffle in the late 1990’s and replaced the event with a “Super 50-50” event in which the winner walks away with 10s of thousands of dollars — free to spend on a car or anything else of interest. This event has proved to be very popular and will be continued until cash prizes are no long of interest (whenever that might be).

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If you’re coming down for the weekend or just an overnight check out some special rates at the one of the Hotels Unlimited properties.  They offer a special CVB rate so ask for it!  They also sponsor this blog.  Some on down this fall and make a long weekend out of it.  The Jersey Shore Is More Than Just The Shore!

JSI_Logo_JSCVBFor more information on the Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Amusements, Jersey Shore Beaches, Jersey Shore Festivals, Weddings at the shore, parties, beaches, fireworks at the shore, rainy day activities, bonfires at the beach, New Jersey Tourism or maybe you just want to call and remind us how beautiful the Jersey Shore really is, visit us on the web at http://www.visitthejerseyshore.com or call Robert Hilton Executive Director of the Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau at 732-244-9283. Come for the beaches and stay for the Music.