Music & Wine Festival
Appel Farm’s Signature Fundraising Event
Be a part of Appel Farm’s annual fundraiser! All of the proceeds from our Music & Wine Festival directly benefit Appel Farm’s mission of providing arts education opportunities for underprivileged and underserved children and families in the surrounding region.
Raise a Glass to the Good Things!
Appel Farm is excited to announce that the Music & Wine Festival presented by Bank of America has expanded into a special two-day event that brings together regional artists, musicians, wineries and craft beer by Flying Fish Brewery. The festivities start on June 3, at 3:00 pm with performances by Hotsy Totsy, Christopher Davis-Shannon, JUTUAN and continue into the early evening, culminating with a concert at twilight with Swing that Cat. Sample wine from regional Vintage Atlantic Wineries, shop at our Culinary Grove and Crafts Faire, grab a bite to eat from one of our Food Trucks or enjoy a micro-brew.
Not ready for the day to end? As an additional bonus, Festival guests are invited to enjoy the Overnight Experience. Camp overnight or stay in one of the group cabins and enjoy a bonfire, s’mores and a private concert. On Sunday, June 4, the festival will run from 12:00 – 5:00 pm featuring Deidre Finnegan and Dave Cohen, Greg Jones Project, Joe Crookston. Closing out the festival in grand fashion will be David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket, which features members of The Hooters, The A’s, The Soul Survivors, Smash Palace, Ben Arnold, and Jeffrey Gaines. One-day tickets cost $20 ($25 at the door) and two-day tickets cost $40.
Other highlights include:
- A Sunday morning South Jersey Cycling Tour of rural Salem and Gloucester Counties sponsored by Subaru of America.
- Kid’s Camp – drop kids off for a fun-filled day of camp activities run by the Appel Farm Camp Counselors who have had years of experience working at our summer camp!
- Rent a party tent for you and your friends.
So much to do! Come for one day or make a weekend of it and stay for two!
Raise a Glass to the Good Things by buying Festival Tickets and donating to Appel Farm’s Arts Education Programs.
Join Appel Farm for two afternoons of eclectic music influenced by Blues, Jazz, Folk, Jump Jive and Rock and Roll. Performers include David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket, Hotsy Totsy, Christopher Davis-Shannon, JUTUAN, Swing that Cat, Deidre Finnegan and Dave Cohen, Greg Jones Project and Joe Crookston. A festival of live music not to be missed! Click here for the schedule and bios of performers.
Appel Farm is once again featuring wineries and vineyards from the Vintage Atlantic Wine Region and beyond! Auburn Road, DiMatteo, Monroeville, Paradocx, Penns Woods, Plagido’s, Southwine, Villari, and Wagonhouse. Click here for a list of wineries attending the Festival.
Not a wine drinker? Not a problem! Enjoy delicious craft beer from local South Jersey favorite, Flying Fish Brewery.
Guests are invited to stay overnight in one of Appel Farm’s modern cabins or to pitch a tent on Saturday evening. Overnight guests will enjoy a bonfire, s’mores and a private performance under the stars. Tent Camping is $50 and includes one 2-day ticket to the festival. The cost to rent a private cabin is $500. Each cabin sleeps up to 10 people and the price includes ten 2-day festival tickets. Click here for further information on the Overnight Experience.
10 x 10 Party Tents are available for you to reserve for both Saturday and Sunday. Each tent comes with a table and 6 chairs located in a prime music listening spot and featuring, shade!!! Party tents are $200 per day.
South Jersey Cycling Tour
Winding through the beautiful countryside between Elmer and Swedesboro, cycling enthusiasts can ride in the South Jersey Cycling Tour sponsored by Subaru of America on Sunday morning beginning at 9:00 am. Shower facilities will be available for cyclists to re-fresh before the start of Day 2 of the Music & Wine Festival. The South Jersey Cycling Tour is supported in part by the staff of Action Wheels Bike Shop, and Movement Sports Magazine. The Cycling Tour is free with the purchase of a Music & Wine Festival ticket. Click here for further information and cycling route.
Children can enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of kid-friendly camp activities that include visual and performing arts workshops and sports activities. Kids 3 to 13 can participate in activities guided by the trained Appel Farm Arts Camp staff for only $10 for the day while parents can stroll the Festival tasting wines. Click here for further information on Kid’s Camp.
Crafts Faire, Culinary Grove & Food Trucks
The Crafts Faire features handmade items by artists and craftspeople from the area while the Culinary Grove provides artisanal food by local culinary artists. Food trucks will also be on site selling delicious food including gourmet seafood, BBQ, and comfort classics. For further information on the craft artists and culinary grove vendors click here. For information on the participating food trucks click here.
Want to participate in the Festival?
Volunteers click here. Thanks to Wedgewood Pharmacy for providing support to our volunteers!
Interested in participating as a Crafts Faire, Culinary Grove, or Food Truck Vendor?
Please contact Kathy Bullock at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Sponsors include Bank of America, Subaru of America, Wedgewood Pharmacy, EnviroSafe, Astro Sign Company, Atlantic City Electric-An Exelon Company, Fred Harz and Son, Bowman & Company LLP, Eric M. Krise Electrical Contractor, Your Part-Time Controller, Action Wheels Bike Shop, Movement Sports Magazine, The New Dodge’s Market. Marketing partners include VisitSouthJersey.com, VisitSalemCountyNJ.com, NJHeartland.org, JerseyArts.com, ArtsEdNow.org and Design for Social Impact. Thank you to all our donors for supporting our Arts Education programs!