BRIDGEWATER, NJ--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) - Wine growers in the Garden State are planning a festive weekend to usher in the 2013 summer season as the Annual Blues and Wine Festival is set for Memorial Day Weekend in Natirar Park, with the scenic hills of Somerset County providing a spectacular backdrop to the occasion.

Festivities will ignite the area, as blues and wine enthusiasts fill local accommodations in Bridgewater, NJ and surrounding communities to enjoy the Garden State Wine Growers Association's first outdoor wine tasting event of the year, while tunes from talented local blues bands fill the air. Encompassing the Memorial Day Weekend, the festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26 and will allow attendees the opportunity to sample wines and gourmet foods from more than 20 wineries while enjoying the featured performances of the Chuck Lambert Band on Saturday and the DeanSHot Blues Band on Sunday. Offering added amenities and special package rates, the Marriott's Bridgewater, NJ hotel adds gracious Somerset County hospitality to the list of benefits for those planning their Memorial Day Weekend at this fun-filled summer holiday event. Rain date for the festival is Monday, May 27.

A great opportunity for a couple's weekend, the hotel's dining package provides guests with dinner and breakfast for two at one of the best restaurants in Bridgewater, NJ, so it's easy to enjoy an afternoon at the festival, upscale evening dining and a leisure breakfast at Tbones. The Zagat-rated Tuscan Steakhouse, located inside the hotel. Tbones combines authentic Tuscan cuisine with classic American ambiance to serve fresh seasonal menus prepared from sustainable products for a savory dining experience. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 1-908-642-6067.

Located just 15 minutes from Somerset County's Natirar Park, the Bridgewater Marriott hotel is a gracious choice among hotels surrounding Somerville, NJ and the festival site. With rates for the "Dinner for Two + Breakfast for Two" package starting as low as $234* festival goers can enjoy inclusive comforts and services for a carefree start to summer fun. Memorial Day reservations for the weekend dining package may be made online by using promotional code D60 at or by calling 1-800-228-9290 and referencing the same code.

*Rates are per room per night and valid for Friday and Saturday night stays through 9/1/13 based on availability at the time of reservation. Inclusive dinner for two does not account for alcoholic beverages, tax or gratuity and may not exceed $85. Dinner reservations are required. Please see hotel website for additional terms and conditions.

About the Bridgewater Marriott Hotel
The Bridgewater Marriott hotel welcomes guests with a stunning lobby, spacious guest rooms and attentive service so whether traveling for business or leisure, guests are sure to find everything needed for an exceptional hotel experience. Conveniently located just 30 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and close to New York City, the hotel recently completed a $3.3 million renovation of guest rooms and features more than 11,000 square feet of high-tech event space ideal for inspirational business and social gatherings. The hotel's refreshing indoor pool is surrounded by ample space for relaxing or visiting poolside and a well-equipped 24-hour fitness center with special guest privileges makes it easy to maintain a fitness routine.

Contact Information:

Bridgewater Marriott
700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807 USA