Do The Shore: October 9 to October 15
47th Annual Victorian Weekend
Thursday, Oct. 10 to Monday, Oct. 14
Throughout Cape May
The 47th annual Victorian Weekend celebrates Cape May’s Victorian heritage, featuring exciting and entertaining activities from history to murder mysteries, plus historic house tours, food and wine events and much, much more. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, visit www.capemaymac.org.
Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest
Friday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 & Sunday, Oct. 13 at 12 p.m.
Mariner’s Pier, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Join us for Oktoberfest, that ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels, and bratwurst! Mariner’s Pier will be open for Oktoberfest from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Raise a glass and tap a toe as bands play throughout the night Friday and Saturday on the main stage from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 609-522-3700 or visit www.MoreysPiers.com.
Scarecrow Alley at the Physick Estate
Begins Friday, Oct. 11
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washinton Street, Cape May
Once again, the grounds of the Physick Estate will be transformed for a spooky Halloween, and Scarecrow Alley showcases homemade scarecrows -- from the ghoulishly gruesome to the foolishly funny! Visit the Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate during hours of operation and cast your vote for your favorite scarecrow. Want to participate? Individuals, businesses, school classes and other groups are welcome to submit a scarecrow for display at Scarecrow Alley and maybe win a cool prize! Admission to Scarecrow Alley is FREE. For more information, visit capemaymac.org or call (609) 884-5404.
2nd Annual BluesFest Cape May
Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12
Cabanas & Carney’s, Cape May
BluesFest Cape May, sponsored by Three Chord Bourbon and Blue Moon Brewing Company, features premiere Blues acts, craft beers, and smokin’ barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. It kicks off Friday night at Cabanas and Carney’s, located on the beachfront in Cape May. For more information on BluesFest, call (609) 884-4800 or visit cabanasonthebeach.com.
West Cape May Lima Bean Festival
Saturday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m.
Wilbraham Park, West Perry Street, West Cape May
West Cape May celebrates her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in Wilbraham Park! The lowly legume takes center stage and delights locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available. The fun continues till 5 p.m., but plan to stop by early so you don’t miss a trick (or the great entertainment)! Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 7. For more information, visit www.westcapemaytoday.com.
Fall Fest in the Park
Saturday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Rotary Park, Lafayette Street, Cape May
Begin your Christmas shopping early! Come out and shop at the Fall Fest in the Park on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will feature handmade jewelry, Christmas items and decorations, linens, photos and artwork, homemade baked goods, and more! This event is sponsored by The Women's Group and Cape May United Methodist Church. For more information, call (609) 884-8154.
Indian Summer Weekend
Saturday, Oct. 12 to Monday, Oct. 14 at 9 a.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
Indian Summer Weekend will feature seafood vendors at the Music Pier and boardwalk table sales from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, visit oceancityvacation.com
Avalon Seafood Festival
Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.
30th Street & the Beach, Avalon
Taste delectable treats from the sea at the Chamber’s Annual Seafood Festival, featuring fresh seafood, a chowder contest, live music, vendors, children’s activities and crafts, and more. For more information, call 609-967-3936 or visit www.visitavalonnj.com.
Cape May Monarch Festival
Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May
This year’s Monarch Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best Monarch costume complete with wings. The fun really gets started with an official Monarch parade that steps off at 2:30 p.m., and those “best-dressed” Monarchs compete for the title of “Best Dressed” Monarch. Fore more information, contact Brendan Schafer at Brendan.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Nature Center on Facebook at facebook.com/NatureCenterofCapeMay.