New Jersey's Longest Running AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Event

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your Homebrew sporting a blue ribbon, up on the podium alongside New Jersey's tastiest tomato, most pristine pumkin pie, handsomest heifer, speediest sheep shearer, most exquisite quilt, and beardiest lumberjack? It's time to enter the NJ State Fair Homebrew Competition! See below for dates and info.


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Our 23nd annual competition is open to all amateur homebrewers, and it is a qualifier in the NJ Homebrewer and Homebrew Club of the Year competitions. Don't forget to enter the one and only Jersey Pride Category, now in its third year!


The 2018 Competition judged 334 entries!


All volunteers and judges receive prizes and a ticket to the Awards Ceremony at the Fair.


All winners receive medals, and those who attend the Awards Ceremony receive prizes.


Entry Online Registration Open:

(judge/steward registration is open now)


15 June 2019

Entry Dropoff Open: 


29 June 2019

Registration/Dropoff DEADLINE: 


 13 July 2019

Main Judging: 

Friday & Saturday,

26-27 July 2019

Awards Ceremony: 


3 August 2019

time: to be announced

Richards Building



  • Judge/Volunteer Online Registration is now open!
  • see links to the right for rules, prizes, sponsors, and all other info.
  • for updates, "like" our Facebook page.




 The New Jersey State FairĀ®/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show


Organized by:

Sussex County United Brewers and Alchemists Homebrew Club - SCUBA


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