Jockey Victor Espinoza at JERSEYFEST on Saturday

03:12 AM 28 May 2014 NZST
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - May 2014 - Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is pleased to announce that on Saturday May 31st, Victor Espinoza, jockey of California Chrome will be making an appearance at The Meadowlands.

Espinoza will be at The Meadowlands beginning at 7:00 P.M. on Saturday and will be signing autographs of special California Chrome posters. He will also make an appearance on The Meadowlands television show and make a winner's circle presentation.

The Espinoza meet & greet event is made possible through the sponsorship of "Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, Purple Haze Center."

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has partnered up with Exposure North Jersey and the North Jersey Media Group to host the 3rd annual Jerseyfest on Saturday, May 31st.

Jerseyfest will take place from 5-11pm with free admission, showcasing the best food trucks in the area, along with New Jersey artisans, vendors and crafters. Other highlights include games and entertainment and special guests.

The wide selection of Jersey-centric food trucks includes Bacon on Wheels, Gorilla Cheese NYC, Lechon de Negron, The Thai Elephant, Dark Side of the Moo, Luke's Lobster, Kona Ice, Wrap Star, Waffle de Lys, Empanada Guy, Incrediballs, Polkadot Cupcake, Sweet Spot Ice Cream, and The French Quarter.

Guests can enjoy live musical performances from American Country duo, Brothers Osborne as well as children's singer, songwriter and entertainer Kimmy Shwimmy.

Sports Authority will host a Sports Zone with outdoor games, a bouncy house and entertainment for kids. Former NFL linebacker, Quentin Coryatt, will be presenting live demos from his one of a kind invention The Perfect Jumper, a unique training aid for the serious basketball player. His invention has been endorsed by NBA greats such as Carmelo Anthony, Steve Nash and Bob Night. Coryatt will be donating a percentage of all proceeds from the sales of The Perfect Jumper at Jerseyfest to The Max Cure Foundation, Meadowlands "Charity of the Month" for July and August.

Charity partners for Jerseyfest include Center for Food Action and Max Cure Foundation. Both organizations will be on-site collecting donations with Center for Food Action collecting non-perishable food and Max Cure Foundation collecting used sneakers and athletic shoes.

On the racetrack, the Garden State's finest horsepower will be showcased in the New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals worth $400,000. Post Time is 7:15 pm

"Our new $100 Million entertainment complex is the perfect location to celebrate all the great food, crafts, entertainment and live racing that the Garden State has to offer," stated Jason Settlemoir, General Manager & CEO of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. "Last year's Jerseyfest was a tremendous success and with all the new additions, this year's event will be even better."

Jerseyfest will be held rain or shine. For up-to-date event information: http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/event_detail.aspx?id=7543.

by Rachel Ryan, for the Meadowlands

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