This Week at Monmouth Park: Surf & Turf Festival!

This Week at Monmouth Park: Surf & Turf Festival!

Surf & Turf Festival 

Saturday, July 15 & Sunday, July 16

Does anything scream summer at the Jersey Shore more than fresh seafood?

The Shore’s biggest seafood festival is back for another year at beautiful Monmouth Park!  Enjoy everything from ocean-fresh lobster rolls, to succulent shrimp, to the freshest clam chowder around.  We’ll even have some “turf” for you non-seafood lovers.

But this two-day seafood festival will have more than just delicious fare.  Rockin’ live music will fill the track all weekend long as the perfect accompaniment to an ice-cold brew or chilled glass of wine.  Fun 107.1FM will supply the music on Saturday with tunes Sunday from Pez Head.


Gates open at 11:30am Saturday and Sunday with the first live race at 12:50pm.  The festival continues until the end of live racing each day at approximately 5:30pm.

You want games and fun?  We got it!  The Surf & Turf Seafood Festival will feature activities for kids on Sunday at our FREE Family Fun Day.  Activities include clowns, face painters, pony rides and a bounce house.


This weekend is what the Jersey Shore is all about!  The freshest seafood, entertainment that’s second-to-none, and of course world-class horse racing in a family-friendly atmosphere!

See below for our delicious list of food vendors.

  • Aunt Dee Dee’s Old Fashioned Oven Baked Goodness
  • Cape May Salt Oyster Company
  • ChipStix
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Dags Dippers
  • Enzo’s Pizza
  • Fed by Ed
  • House of Cupcakes
  • Ike’s Famous Crabcakes
  • Jersey Johnny’s
  • Red Hook Lobster Pound
  • Star of the Sea Seafood
  • Surf & Turf Truck
  • The Little Sicilian Riceballs
  • The Tasty Trolley
  • Tony’s Italian Sausage and Tony’s Clam Bar

Sponsored by: 

New Jersey Lottery, GEICO, World Subaru

  • Grandstand Admission is just $5
  • General Park is just $5
  • Children 12 and under are always FREE
  • Gates open 11:30am Saturday & Sunday.  First race 12:50pm.  Festival and racing go until approximately 5:30pm.
  • No pets allowed

This event is sponsored by The Star-Ledger.