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Toms River is a Township in Ocean Co., NJ. On November 7, 2006, voters approved a change of the official name of Township of Dover (or, Dover Township) to the Township of Toms River.*

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Brick Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 76,119, making it the second most populous municipality in Ocean County behind Toms River Township.

After hovering for years in the top five, in 2006, the township earned the title of "America's Safest City", out of 371 cities included nationwide in the 13th annual Morgan Quitno survey.*
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Seaside Heights is a resort community, with a beach, an amusement-oriented boardwalk, and numerous clubs and bars, making it a popular destination. Seaside Heights calls itself, "Your Home For Family Fun Since 1913!" Peak months are July and August, but the season actually runs March-October.*

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Food Trucks at Laurita Winery 2016
Date:  Call or check website, (more)
Venue: Laurita Winery
When   9/24/2016 - 9/25/2016 -  10/22/2016 10/23/2016 -  11/12/2016 -  11/13/2016 -
Description Don't miss this food and fun filled weekend at Laurita Winery! Check out all the details @LauritaWinery.com
Cost $8 person/ 12 and under FREE (includes parking, shuttle service and entrance)
Business Laurita Winery
Address 35 Archertown Road
Town Plumsted Township
Contact Kate Devine
Phone 609 758 8000
Email kdevine@lauritawinery.com


FREE Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Toms River
Date:  Call for times & tours    9/10/2016 -  9/17/2016 -  9/24/2016 -  10/1/2016 - Call for times & tours 10/8/2016 - Call for times & tours ?s
Description Most Saturday afternoons from April 30 - October 8, 4 different tours to choose from, reservations required.
Cost Free
Business Ocean County Historical Society
Address 26 Hadley Ave.
Town Toms River Township
Phone 732-664-1318
Email tomsriverwalkingtour@gmail.com


Downtown Art Stroll -  10/6/2016 - 4pm - 7pm
The Art Stroll will consist of artist of all genres who will set up their show and sell their
works on the sidewalks along the Main St. & Washington St., Downtown Toms River.
Website: http://www.downtowntomsriver.com


New Jersey WILD Expo, 9/10 & 9/11

The New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo celebrates the state's bountiful natural resources and rich outdoor heritage. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily the weekend after Labor Day each year at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, Ocean County. The Expo is free of charge and takes place rain or shine.


Wine on the Beach Festival - Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11
Held on the sand, south beach of Seaside Heights at Blaine Avenue. This upscale event will host a dozen New Jersey wineries and numerous food venues. Musical entertainment is scheduled for both days of the festival. In addition, guests will be able to attend numerous wine-related seminars and presentations.

Ship Bottom Irish Festival - September 10, 11
10th Street & Shore Avenue on the Bay, Ship Bottom
Call for information: 609-494-2171.

19th Annual Beach Plum Festival- September 11, Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park. Information:
848-333-1949, http://friendsofibsp.org/


Cruisin' Downtown Toms River - Wed, Sept. 14. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Washington St., Downtown Toms River.
Good times, great music and loads of vintage cars each night! Cruisin'
For more information, call Downtown Toms River at 732-341-8738.


8th Annual “QUE by the SEA” BBQ Festival & Competition, September 16, 17, 18, Seaside Heights.  Friday through Sunday, featuring a BBQ lover’s weekend packed with mouth-watering specialties along with all day musical entertainment, artists and craft vendors, and our eighth annual Seaside Heights BBQ Competition on Grant Avenue. Friday, 5 to 10PM, Saturday, 10AM to 10PM, and Sunday 10AM to 6PM.


Nightmare at Gravity Hill Haunted Trail
Dates: 9/16/2016 - Dusk - 11pm, 9/17/2016 - Dusk - 11pm, 9/23/2016 - Dusk - 11pm,  Cicconi Farms

When 9/16/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 9/17/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 9/23/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 9/24/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 9/30/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 10/1/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 10/2/2016 - Dusk - 9pm 10/7/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 10/8/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 10/9/2016 - Dusk - 9pm 10/14/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 10/15/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 10/16/2016 - Dusk - 9pm 10/21/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 10/22/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 10/23/2016 - Dusk - 9pm 10/28/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 10/29/2016 - Dusk - 11pm 10/30/2016 - Dusk - 9pm  Click for more dates
Description As you enter the gates of Gravity Hill, the nightmare begins…find over a dozen different scenes/settings on over 5 acres: 35 minutes of spine chilling walkable haunted trails and creepy themes and adventures…wear comfortable shoes.
Cost Nightmare @ Gravity Hill: $20
1005 Farmingdale Rd.
Jackson Township
Phone: 732-703-4198


Romeo Delight - The Ultimate Van Halen Tribute Band, 9/16/2016 - 8pm
Strand Center For the Arts

The Music of Van Halen performed by award winning, Romeo Delight with the same energy, timeless songs, flamboyant look, and exact sound that made Van Halen famous! Named 13th Top Tribute Band by Mashable.com
Cost $35, $25, $15 (Plus $5 fee per ticket).
Strand Center For the Arts
400 Clifton Ave.
Lakewood Township
Phone: 732-367-7789


28th Annual Chowderfest Weekend
Date: 10/1/2016 - 11am - 4pm, 10/2/2016 - 11am- 4pm, (more)
Venue: Taylor Avenue Waterfront

10/1/2016 - 11am - 4pm 10/2/2016 - 11am- 4pm  Click for more dates
Description Chowderfest begins with the annual (free admission) Merchant’s Mart on October 1 and gets right into the famed festival of unlimited chowder tasting, live music, beverage, and food court, on October 2, both at the Taylor Avenue Waterfront in Beach Haven. This 28th annual event will have special meaning this fall, as a nasty nor’easter sunk Chowderfest in 2015, causing it to be cancelled.
Cost General Admission $25; Kids $10; VIP $50
Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
830 N Bay Ave.
Beach Haven Township
Kelly Randazzo, Phone: 609-494-7211


Italian Street Festival - October 7, 8, 9 – Seaside Heights.br>
Friday through Sunday, featuring performances from Italy. Friday, from 4 to 10 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm. Savor a weekend of delectable Italian specialties, arts and crafts, outstanding entertainment and a parade that is bound to delight young and old alike.


Seaside Heights Half Marathon - Sunday, October 16

The Ocean Running Club’s 39th Annual Seaside Half Marathon and 5K will benefit the Tri-Boro First Aid Squad of Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Twp. and The ORC Scholarship Fund. The flat, fast, out-and-back course starts at the Beachcomber Bar & Grill on the Boardwalk and continues into Island Beach State Park.
Race begins at 9AM.


Trick or Treat Street and Howl-O-Ween happens Sunday, October 23.

12 Noon to 5 PM on the Boardwalk. Free admission, prizes, pumpkin painting, dog parade and kids’ costume parade, trick or treating, pumpkin chunkin’...fun for everyone.


5th Annual Christmas on the Island & Parade, including Santa Claus
Saturday, December 10, 12 noon to 5 PM. A Christmas Parade along the Boulevard in Seaside Heights. Event is open to all Ocean County, NJ residents with gifts, giveaways, Santa’s Workshop, and a special Santa’s send-off with live entertainment as we light Santa’s
way back home to the North Pole.



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