The Tuckerton Seaport hosts the 8th Annual RED Wine and Blues Festival this weekend. You know it has got to be good when they make it an annual event and each year gets better than the last. If this economy has got you singing the blues you will have a lot of company at the Tuckerton Seaport this Saturday July 15, 2010. It starts around 3PM and ends about 8PM. Wander in when you are ready.
Enjoy wine tasting from New Jersey wineries like Amalthea, Balic, Bellview, Hopewell Valley, Silver Decoy, Tomasello, and Valenzano while hearing the great licks performed by James Day & the Fish Fry, The Incenerators, Heart Fulla Bluz, and The Cobra Brothers. There will be plenty of Vendors and Crafters with a whole lot to eat.
It's a family event with an appearance by the Blue Claws mascot and other familiar Jersey Shore friends ready to pose for that perfect Christmas Card picture. Check out the Tucker Island Light House Replica and the reconstructed Jersey Shore Shanties. There are also demonstrations by boat builders, basket weavers and other folks from yesteryear and the cars that made it special. You can expect about 2000 other friendly music lovers, so bring your beach chair. Come early and make a day of it. Shop at the Emporium and have lunch with Elvis at Stewart's Drive In or dine at Scojo's.
The Tuckerton Seaport Enterance is right across from the lake on Route 9 and is hard to miss once you get off Exit 58 on the Garden State Parkway. Cost is $20 for non members and $15 for members. Children under 5 are free and those aged 6 to 18 get the discount price of $5 (no wine tasting for minors).
Where to stay? There is the campers' favorite Sea Pirate Campgrounds or the more luxurious stay there is the Inn at SeaOaks and JD Thompson Bed & Breakfast. Or, you can contact me to buy a home at the Jersey Shore. Summer weekly waterfront rentals are available, too.
I would love to hear from those of you that attended and willing to share your comments and experiences.