NJ’s Biggest Pre-Game: GREAT BEER EXPO- FEBRUARY 3, 2018

ATTENTION BEER FANS!!!! NJ’s Biggest Pre-Game to the Big Game will be on Saturday, February 3rd. The Great Beer Expo will be holding their 8th annual event at the Meadowlands Exposition Center.

You don’t want to miss the event that was selected as one of the “TOP TEN NJ EXPOS” by BestOfNJ.com. The Expo will include tastings of more than 150 beers from breweries near and far. There will be two sessions to choose from, 12:30pm or 5:30 and if you buy your tickets in advance, they will only cost you $45.

During the event, you can enjoy backyard games and competitions, a photo booth, and a silent auction. You can also shop for merchandise. All while enjoying entertainment from DJ Meatball and the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corp. Or for the true beer enthusiast, you can attend free beer seminars like our favorite, beer and food pairings.

We almost forgot to mention to wear your favorite team jersey and pre-game the best way we know how.. for charity!

Everything you need to know about the event, can be found below:

Location: Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow, 355 Plaza Dr., Secaucus, NJ 07094

All it’s all for Charity:



In 1990, a group of concerned parents created a camping experience for their children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings called Camp Adventure. Camp Adventure now serves the East Cost and tri-state area remaining one of the only camps of its kind to serve child cancer patients and their siblings.

In 2013, a dedicated group of Camp Adventure volunteers began KiDS NEED MoRE (Motivational Recovery Environments, Inc.) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to parent the camp and ensure its longevity.

KiDS NEED MoRE believes that people and families coping with life-threatening illness and trauma deserve to do more than just survive and need opportunities to enjoy normal day-to-day activities. For 24 years, through the historic Camp Adventure program, volunteers have provided fun activities that foster peer relationships, independence and respite. The mantra is… fun heals!

KiDS NEED MoRE programs and activities are designed to reunite siblings and allow parents time for respite. The organization continues to host camping programs and retreats like Camp Adventure but also hosts community events and activities including Sweet 16s, plus mentoring and college preparation through More U.

More information can also be found on their website at KidsNeedMore.org.

At the Expo:

Wear Your Favorite Team Jersey:


Whether your favorite team is playing in the big game on Sunday or not, get ready to show your team pride by wearing your favorite team jersey to the Beer Expo. As you string your pretzel necklaces for the Beer Expo, get out your jersey and be sure to catch the eye of the event photographer on event day! We’ll be taking a team photo during the event!

Drum & Bugle Corps Parade:


The six-time DCA World Champion Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps is a non-profit performing arts organization based in Princeton NJ. Get ready to be amazed as the drum corps parades into the Expo center to entertain the festival attendees. Get your cameras ready!

Beer Seminars:


Beer Seminars will appeal to beer lovers at every level and will be led by well-known industry pros and pioneers. So whether it’s a history lesson, a tutored tasting, or a food/beer pairing, each seminar is sure to be educational and entertaining. Get to the seminar lounge early, seating is limited! Check back often for updates and schedule announcements.



Do you have what it takes? Go head-to-head against your friend(s) with the giant QB BLITZ football toss game. At the Great Beer Expo, everyone can play quarterback in this fun football challenge.

DJ Meatball:


Straight outta Manahawkin, DJ Meatball is the resident DJ for B98.5, The Ketch, and The Marlin. He’s played along such artists as Flo Rida, Chainsmokers, JoJo, AJR, and MAX…And now he will be entertaining all the beer lovers at the Expo. Get ready to have some fun with DJ Meatball in the house.



Pom-poms, foam fingers, and megaphones….just some of the football themed props you’ll pose with in the event photo booth. Grab your favorite team jersey and your friends and head into the booth for a laugh-out-loud photo session. Send photos right to your email! Free and fun for all attendees! Say CHEESE!

Play Backyard Games:


Who doesn’t love giant jenga and playing cornhole? Challenge your friends to a game and see who has the mad balance skills to excel and jenga or the precision to score some points at the most popular backyard game of them all, cornhole.

Silent Auction:


Bid on music and sports memorabilia, extraordinary travel experiences, and more. From Patrick Stewart to Danica Patrick… You’re invited to bid on several great collectibles (great for gift giving) and travel experiences (how about a California winery tour?).

Pick Up Some Event Merch:


If you love beer (or know someone who does), you’ll want the check out the offerings at the official event merch tent. There you’ll be able to pick up an official event tee or sweatshirt for yourself or as a holiday gift. There’s a great assortment of items for men and women!



Session 1:

Date: February 3rd

Time: 12:30pm – 4:00pm

In Advance Price: $45 each + tax/fees

Day of Price: $60 (if tickets remain)

Session 2:

Date: February 3rd

Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

In Advance Price: $45 each + tax/fees

Day of Price: $60 (if tickets remain)

Designated Driver:

$10 +tax/fee: A DD ticket holder will get a bottle of water. Designated drivers do NOT receive a tasting glass and are NOT permitted to sample any beer. Any designated driver seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

Festival Rules:

– 21+ Only. Must show valid photo I.D. for admission. Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

– Don’t drink and drive! Take mass transit or designate a driver. You can also make a reservation with Late Night Chauffeurs by clicking here

– Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and you grant permission for your likeness to be used.

– Drink responsibly, Know your limits!

– This is a sampling event, 2oz. pours only!

– All attendees must be properly attired.

– We reserve the right to check all bags

– No pets or children allowed.

– No outside glassware or food permitted.

– You get one souvenir glass for this event. Replacements $5.00 ea.

– We reserve the right, at our discretion, to remove any individual(s) from the festival for behaving inappropriately. You will be escorted out by security and not allowed back in!

– All exits are final. No alcohol permitted outside the event.



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