May in Toms River

Volume 5 Issue 5



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May is a busy month in Toms River. The weather is getting nicer and more people are outside planting and gardening and getting their homes ready for the summer!  And, since the weather is nicer there are many more events outdoors this month.  

The 7th Annual Toms River Food Fest is an annual festival taking place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11:00am-8:00pm in downtown Toms River on Washington St.(rain date May 7, 2017).

Food Trucks, arts & crafts vendors free children's rides and live music. 

Free admission!

Sunday, May 14th is Mother's Day!  Don't forget those special mothers in your life.  Visit the Ocean County Mall for last minute gifts.    Check out Sales and Mother's Day deals.  Also, Happy Mother’s Day to all! Beautiful carnation flowers will be distributed to mothers on the Boardwalk by Seaside Heights Mayor and Council, while supplies last.

Friday, May 19th- Sunday, May 21st is the 2017 Jersey Shore Festival in Seaside Heights. 

The Jersey Shore Festival is a free-admission event on the beach, boardwalk, and in select bars and venues in Seaside Heights, with over 300 live performances from artists from all over the country and the world. The Jersey Shore Festival is also a great place for musicians to network with some of the top music industry professionals that will be on hand for mentoring and workshops. Other attractions include a Vendor village, Pros vs. Heroes flag football game, BMX and MX stunt shows, and much more. The Jersey Shore Festival kicks off summer with something for everyone!


28th Annual Chili & Salsa Cook-off

Saturday, May 20, 2017

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

(Outdoor Festivals)

Enjoy the biggest and best Chili festival in New Jersey!  Enjoy live entertainment by the area's hottest bands, children's rides and games.   Sample Chili and Salsa and vote for People's Choice!


Event is open to the public. Purchase tasting kits at $6 each in advance/$7 at event.  Website:


11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 *  New Location  *


The Downtown Toms River Farmers' Market is now located at The Ocean County Parking Garage Lawn along Hadley Ave.Convenient FREE parking is available.


NJ Jersey Fresh farmers featuring fruits & vegetables, baked goods, pickles & olives, Italian specialties, herbs & spices, candy & nuts, NJ winery, homemade soaps, coffee, and much more!


Join us the 1st Wednesday of each month to celebrate Jersey Fresh Fruit and vegetables! Enter the free raffle for a chance to win a basket of Jersey Fresh produce featuring the fruit and vegetable of the month plus items from the vendors at the market.


Enjoy lunch at the Farmers Market under the tents! Food vendor and smoothie truck on the premises.


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