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Thousands to Gather for NJ's Biggest Pre-Game–Feb 3
More Than 150 Beers and a Marching Band

SECAUCUS, NJ. January 9, 2018. — The biggest names in brewing are getting ready for New Jersey’s biggest pre-game tailgate party on February 3, 2018. The 8th Annual Great Beer Expo, selected as one of the “TOP TEN NJ EXPOS” by, is a fun-filled, pay-one-price beer tasting extravaganza. It will showcase more than 70 breweries—hometown Jersey favorites, award-winning American craft breweries, and international trend-setters—offering tasting of more than 150 beers in all. The Expo will be held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center 355 Plaza Drive in Secaucus, NJ 07094. The Expo offers two sessions, afternoon (12:30-4:00pm) and evening (5:30-9:00pm). Tickets are on sale now and another sell out is expected. This is a 21+ event.

“The Great Beer Expo offers beer enthusiasts a unique pay-one-price opportunity to try some amazing craft beers from local, national, and international breweries,” said Andy Calimano, owner of event producer, Starfish Junction. “This year’s event is packed with football themed fun to get everyone in the mood for the big game,” added Calimano.

The year’s Great Beer Expo will include a variety of different activities for attendees, including a football toss for prizes, a cornhole challenge, sports-themed photo booth, a sports memorabilia silent auction, a special performance by the Bushwackers Drum Corps and more fun surprises. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite team’s football jersey and pose for on-site “team photo”.

The Great Beer Expo ( will have two sessions: 12:30-4:00 pm and 5:30-9:00 pm. A limited number of tickets will be sold. Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available for purchase. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $45 each when purchased in advance on the event website Tickets include admission to the Expo, admission to beer seminars, a souvenir tasting cup, and the freedom to enjoy a 2 oz. sample of any of the beers present at the Expo. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each. All attendees, including designated drivers, must be 21+ and present valid photo I.D. for admission. The Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow is located at 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, New Jersey 07095.

The event will raise funds for Kids Need More, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, families, and young adults coping with cancer and life-threatening illness. The event is sponsored in part by For a complete list of sponsors, partners, and exhibitors, visit The event is produced by Starfish Junction.

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