Dear NJ Jerk Fest Family & Friends,

We are reaching out to assure you we are monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in New Jersey and the Tristate area. Like many others, we are taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, the State of New Jersey Department of Health , and other state and local resources. The health and safety of our festival attendees, vendors, volunteers, performers, and staff has always, and will continue to be, our highest priority.

We will be working with the Middlesex County Health Department and other local and statewide officials to make decisions that are in the best interest of our festival family. We encourage you to follow CDC cleaning and disinfection guidelines, which you can find by clicking this link.

At this time we expect the New Jersey Jerk Festival to be held Sat May 23, 2020

We understand there is concern around ticket purchases and vendor registrations. However, in the event that we need to change the date, all tickets will be honored at the new date. The jerk fest committee will announce the new date before the end of April 2020

For the fastest response, festival questions can be sent to us  @ or

Thank you for your patience and continuing support as we monitor the outbreak. Please, follow our facebook  page and Instagram  page to stay up-to-date.


The New Jersey Jerk Festival 2020

Date & Time:

2 PM to 8 PM

May 23rd, 2020


Arbor Rescue Squad

1790 W 7th St, Piscataway, NJ 08854


Food Trucks, Live Music, Shopping, 

Kids Activities, & More…

Interested in being a vendor?

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Interested in being a performer?

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Early Bird Special – $5

About the Event:

Objective Events & Hospitality and Legends Events NJ presents NJ Jerk Fest.

The New Jersey Jerk Fest is anticipating to be the largest Caribbean Festival in New Jersey. It has a broad general market appeal as the popularity of ‘Jerk’ transcends easily across the New Jersey area’s dynamic, multi-ethnic population.

The New Jersey Jerk Fest., is on Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Piscataway NJ 08854, 2:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The New Jersey Jerk Fest, will offer residents of New Jersey as well as visitors, a deliciously entertaining experience as they feast on spicy jerk cuisine, enjoy hot music and the cool festival vibes.

The flavour of the New Jersey Jerk Fest is a mixture of old-time fair and contemporary concert

Pork and chicken are the main Jerk offerings, but also available are Jerk foods that deviate from the norm, to include delicacies such as Jerk banana Ice cream, Jerk Lobster and Jerk Oxtail and many more………


Local chefs and restaurants cooking up variations of Jerk food

Food trucks and food vendors

Craft and other shopping vendors

Bouncy Houses and other Kids Activities

Local performers & Live stage acts

A Beer garden (You Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol and must bring a valid picture ID)

Early Bird Special – $5

Purchase tickets

Venue Map