The Chatsworth Cranberry Festival, the Crawfish Fest, and the New Jersey State Chili and Salsa Cookoff are all popular food festivals that take place in New Jersey. Each festival occurs once annually.
The Chatsworth Cranberry Festival takes place in downtown Chatsworth, typically in October, and celebrates the state’s cranberry harvest. The Crawfish Fest occurs in June, typically held in Augusta. This festival lasts three days and features live music and plenty of crawfish vendors. Toms River is the scene of the Chili and Salsa Cookoff, typically in May, which features chili-eating contests and entertainment by local bands.
All three festivals have occurred annually for over twenty-five years. The Chatsworth Cranberry Festival has been around the longest, with its thirty-third annual festival expected in 2016.