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How are you going to spend the first weekend of October? Let us help you decide with these five ways to Do The Shore this weekend!
1. Olde Time Italian Festival – POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY, OCT. 24
Friday, October 2 – Saturday, October 3
Fox Park, Wildwood
Event is held at Fox Park on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues in Wildwood. An ‘Olde World’ family festival weekend including crafts, games, great Italian food and continuous FREE live entertainment! A grape stomping contest and spaghetti eating contest will both take place on Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the festival is FREE. Friday: 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday: noon to midnight. For more information, call (609) 374-0016 or visit www.SonsOfItalyWildwood.org.
2. Oktoberfest – POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY, OCT. 4
Saturday, October 3 at 9 a.m. (rain date Oct. 4)
Historic Jackson Street from Carpenter Lane to Beach Avenue
Celebrate the famous Bavarian tradition on Historic Jackson Street as it is transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. Visit the beer gardens and food courts and browse the artisans’ tables selling crafts, antiques and collectibles. Admission is FREE! For more information, visit www.capemaychamber.com.
3. Harvest Festival Crafts & Collectibles Show – CANCELED
Saturday, October 3 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington Street, Cape May
The vibrant colors of autumn in Cape May are the setting Saturday, October 3 for the Harvest Festival Crafts & Collectibles Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the beautiful grounds of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). It’s a perfect day for families to enjoy some shopping, games and great food. Family-friendly events are a huge part of the day and are designed for hands-on fun. For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
4. Harborfest – CANCELED
Saturday, October 3 at 11 a.m.
Marina Park, Sea Isle
This bay-side festival celebrates Sea Isle’s fishing and nautical history. Festival-goers will enjoy delicious seafood, live music, nautical display, crafts and specialty vendors. For more information, call (609) 263-9090 or visit www.seaislechamber.com.
5. Cape May County 4-H Fall Open House – POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY, OCT. 11
Sunday, October 4 at 1 p.m.
4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House
Come see what 4-H has to offer for your child in Cape May County during the Cape May County 4-H Open House on Sunday, October 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the 4-H fairgrounds. The open house kicks off National 4-H Week from October 4-10. During the event, which is open to all, 4-H members and leaders from various 4-H clubs in the county will share information about their clubs and offer fun, hands-on children’s activities. The 4-H Open House will also feature a Halloween Fun Horse Show, which is open to all participants in 12th grade and under with their own horse. Costumed youth and horses will compete for prizes in fun classes such as a costume contest, the “Headless Horseman’s Hideout,” the “Team Witches’ Brew Relay Race” and the “Hairy Scary.” The 4-H Open House starts at 1 p.m. and runs until 4 p.m. at the Coover Livestock Pavilion located at the rear of the 4-H fairgrounds on 355 Court House South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. The Halloween Fun Horse Show starts at 11 a.m. Entry fees are $1 per class. Both events are open to the public. For more information, call (609) 465-5115 ext. 605 or visit cmc4h.com.
To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at dotheshore.com/events.