September 28th, 2018

The Arc of Essex County’s 5th Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest took place on September 28th at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ. The 2018 event featured a new venue, layout, and format. With over 400 in attendance, 40+ vendors, 2 tastings rooms, and $90,000+ raised, the 2018 Uncorked & Uncapped was record breaking on all counts.  

Attendees were enticed by fine wine, craft beer, hard cider, spirits, and delicious food from new and returning vendors. Crowd favorites included pumpkin hooch from Jersey Spirits Distilling, tuna ceviche from Stone Water, lobster bisque from H2Ocean, home-made gourmet ice cream from Das’ Creamey, and much more! This year, specialty cocktails were hand-crafted by Mix ‘Em Up Bartending School and Famous Events.

Musical entertainment was provided by JT Rooney and Dancing DJ’s, both of whom graciously donated their services.  Chris Dare made his mind-blowing debut as he wowed the crowd performing card tricks and other illusions that left them stunned and wanting more!

Pictures from the 2018 Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest are now available.  A special thank you to Judy Justin Photography and Kristen Noble Photography for donating their services and taking amazing pictures of the 5th annual event. Be sure to check The Arc of Essex County’s social media for pictures from the event.

The entire event could not have been possible without the help of our 2018 sponsors: PwC, PSE&G, Enterprise Fleet Management, Oratory Preparatory School, TD Bank, Walsh, Pizzi, O’Reilly, Falanga, LLP, Bird Pharma, Primepoint, and William H. Connolly & Company.

Save the Date! The 6th annual event will return to the Wilshire Grand on Thursday, October 3, 2019! To learn more about participating in next year’s event please contact The Arc of Essex County’s Special Events and Development Coordinator, Maria Meizoso, at 973-535-1181 x 1227 or at