1. 4-H Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
When: Saturday, October 10, Saturday/Sunday, October 17-18, Saturday/Sunday, October 24-25 at 11 a.m.
Where: Lehner Farm & Nurseries, 175 Route 47 South, Cape May Court House
A brand new addition to the 4-H line-up and a great fall fun adventure for the kids! The 4-H Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch will include the corn maze, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, a pumpkin decorating station and refreshments. The corn maze will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and is a fundraiser sponsored by the 4-H Livestock Committee and the CMC Board of Agriculture. The fee is $5 per person for the maze and $20 for a family of 5 or more. There are additional fees for pumpkins, decorating and refreshments. Handicapped accessible; restrooms on site and ample parking. For more information, visit www.cmc4h.com.
2. 15th Annual AppleFest
When: Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m. (Rain date: Sunday, October 18)
Where: John Wesley Gandy Farmstead, 26 Tyler Road (Route 616), Greenfield
The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township, NJ presents its 15th Annual AppleFest on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival will feature demonstrations by traditional craft artisans, live music, food, children’s activities and an apple pie baking contest at 2 p.m. The festival will also include all things apples – caramel apples, fresh New Jersey apples, an apple bake shoppe, apple cider and fall produce. Special appearance by Johnny Appleseed! Free admission and free parking. For more information, call (609) 390-565, email email@example.com or visit www.uppertwphistory.org.
3. Boo at the Zoo
When: Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m.
Where: Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House
The Cape May County Park & Zoo’s annual “Boo at the Zoo” event will take place on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholder, this event is free and open to the public. Visitors of all ages are invited to wear a costume to this fun family event, which includes activities for the kids, games, candy, entertainment, animals, an inflatable obstacle course, a magic show and more. A Freeze Frame Costume Dance Contest will start at 11 a.m. An awards presentation will follow the Halloween costume contest. Registration for the contest begins at 10 a.m. A live animal show will start at 1 p.m. continuing on the hour and half hour. Be sure to visit the Zoo after the festivities! For more information, call (609) 465-5271 or visit www.cmcZoo.com.
4. Cape May County Library’s Pumpkin Hayride
When: Saturday, October 24 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Lower Cape Branch Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Lower Township
Adults and children alike are welcome to celebrate the best parts of autumn with us as we take a hayride through a local pumpkin patch. We will meet at the Lower Library for a short presentation on pumpkins and other fall squash, then drive the short distance to Les Rae’s Farm at the beanery for a hay ride, after which patrons will be able to choose a pumpkin in the field to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and all patrons must register beforehand. Event is FREE! For more information, call (609) 463-6386, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cmclibrary.org.
5. Annual Island Pumpkin Fest
When: Sunday, October 25 at 10 a.m.
Where: Fox Park and Wildwoods Beach, Wildwood
The 3rd Annual Island Pumpkin Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family fun event will feature great FREE entertainment, craft vendors and food. Take a hayride to the Great Pumpkin Patch behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Cost is $7 for children and $3 parents. For more information, call (609) 374-6213.
To see all of the fall events happening in Cape May County for both children and adults, visit dotheshore.com/events.