1. Lima Bean Festival
Saturday, October 10 at 9 a.m. (rain date October 11)
Wilbraham Park, Cape May
West Cape May celebrates her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in Wilbraham Park! The lowly legume takes center stage beginning at 9 a.m. 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!) The event moves to Oct. 11 in case of rain. For more information, call (609) 884-8302, Barbara Collins at (609) 408-2556 or visit www.westcapemay.us.
2. Italian Festival
Saturday, October 10 at 10 a.m.
Kix McNutley’s, 63rd Street, Sea Isle City
The Italian Festival will offer a variety of great food, an Italian Market with craft and specialty vendors, Cannoli Eating Contest, Cento Food display and live musical entertainment. Rain or shine! For more information, call (609) 263-6341 or visit www.kixmcnutleys.com.
3. 8th Annual Seafood and Music Festival
Saturday, October 10 at 11 a.m.
Atlantic Avenue between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues, Wildwood
The free festival will include live music featuring Animal House, The Chameleon Band, The Who Knows Band and The Club Phred Band, crafters, food vendors, pie eating contests and much more. A “Kids Korner” with activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and bounce houses will take place from noon-5 p.m. Food and craft vendors, a beer garden and family fun will highlight this wonderful event. For more information, call (609) 729-4000 or visit www.gwcoc.com.
4. Avalon Seafood Festival
Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 at 10 a.m.
30th Street and the Beach, Avalon
Taste delectable treats from the sea at the Chamber’s Annual Seafood Festival. Featuring fresh seafood vendors, chowder contest, live music, vendors and more. The rain dates for the Avalon Seafood Festival are Oct. 17 and 18. For more information, visit www.visitavalonnj.com/special-events.
5. Cape May Wine Festival
Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 at 12 p.m.
NASW Aviation Museum of Cape May
The Cape May Wine Festival moves to a new location, bringing hundreds of local wines to our most unique, original location yet – the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum at the historic Hanger #1 in the Cape May Airport! Drop your landing gear with us during Cape May’s Victorian Weekend, with classic Cape May airport airplanes on display surrounding the festival grounds! We will welcome gourmet food trucks and regional musical acts to this incredible setting that is sure to be the most unique festival grounds yet for the GSWGA! The two-day event is rain or shine, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $20-$25. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (609) 588-0085, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.newjerseywines.com.
To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at dotheshore.com/events.