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The Woodbury Fall Arts festival comes to Railroad Ave. in Woodbury this Saturday!

Well, the list of foodie events over at Jersey Bites isn’t South Jersey-centric enough for my taste, so I went ahead and compiled a Franken-list of South Jersey Fall Foodie Stuff with the help of Jersey Bites, FestivalNet  , Google, and various Jersey goons that report directly to me.

1.   1st Annual Woodbury Fall Arts Festival

Sept. 29: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Craft Beer Garden, Wine and Cheese, Art of Spice Chili Cook-off, Writer’s Corner, Performing Arts stage, vendors, special guests…. a whole lot of variety.

This is my foodie-favorite this weekend because it features quite a bit of DIY food, including a session on “Preserving the Art of Home Canning.” And, remarkably, it’s right down the street from me.

2. Sea Isle City Harborfest

Sept. 29: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lots of seafood, a clam-eating contest, vendors market, “a blessing of the fleet by local religious leaders,” and participating local eateries.

3.  9th Gloucester County Italian Heritage Festival 

Sept. 30: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Located at the West Deptford Riverwinds Community Center. Traditional Italian food, crafts, and activities for the kids.

4. Jersey Fresh Wine Festival at the Burlington County Fairgrounds  

Sept. 29 & 30: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$25 a ticket or $20 in advance. Features wine sampling from over 15 wineries and live music.

5. Long Beach Island Chowderfest 2012

Sept. 29 & 30: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$20 for adults, $10 for children, $50 for VIP. On Saturday: Merchants Mart, outdoor food court, live music & entertainment. On Sunday: Chowder Cook-Off Classic (help decide on a winner!), local restaurant participation, live music.

6. Cape May’s Annual Oktoberfest Street Fair

Sept. 29: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

German beer, sausage, local food vendors, crafters, live music, and that great Cape May aesthetic. See the video on the website for last year’s highlights.

7. Pemberton Borough Fall Fest 2012

Sept. 29: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Scarecrow contest, children’s bicycle parade, vendors, a street car show, and whatever a “duck race” is!

8. Mays Landing Pepsico Fall Festival

Sept. 29: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Pumpkin painting, crafts, vendors, a hay toss, and a mummy-wrapping contest.

9. Somerdale Day on the Boulevard

Sept. 29: 10:00 a.m. – ?

Classic car show, BMX stunt show, food, live music, crafters, vendors.

10. Woodstown Fall Festival

Sept. 29: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Scarecrow competition, 5K Run for Education, chili contest, crafters, vendors, kids’ zone, wine tasting, live music.

11. Margate Fall Funfest by the Bay

Sept. 29 & 30: Sat. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Car show, children’s stage, arts & crafts, venders, crafters, live bands.

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