Good Evening Members of the New Jersey Jerk Fest Family,

This is the final date change for the New Jersey Jerk Festival 2020

In order to meet the CDC eight weeks guideline to schedule festival events of this nature The Jerk Fest Committee had to move the date to

SAT AUGUST 8, 2020 at 2PM due to concerns over COVID-19.

“In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that’s currently impacting countries across the globe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently made a sweeping recommendation to cancel any events with 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. “Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals,” the CDC website reads.”

We recognize the difficulty in scheduling public events during this ever-changing environment. At this time, we are putting out this date with the understanding that there is much to transpire between now and August. We will continue to follow the guidance and direction of health officials to ensure the appropriate environment for our patrons, vendors, participants, volunteers and staff. This is a challenging time for everyone, but we’re all #InThisTogether.

” Tickets for the event that were already purchased will still be accepted on the new date. Within the next few days, vendors will get details about what to do if the new dates conflict with their schedules. The New Jersey Jerk Fest Team will continue to monitor and make necessary adjustments to future COVID-19 regulations. We will work closely with local, state and federal officials as well as local health care experts; our main objective is to ensure a safe and healthy experience for patrons and participants. This includes the addition of enhanced measures that will be in place at the rescheduled date. Any additional measures will be announced as they occur and shared on our website and social media as soon as they are finalized. Thank you for your patience and continuing support as we monitor the outbreak.

Any further questions please reach out to us at or


The New Jersey Jerk Festival 2020 Team

Date & Time:

2 PM to 8 PM

August 08, 2020


Arbor Rescue Squad

1790 W 7th St, Piscataway, NJ 08854


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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, August 08, 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

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