1. NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
Friday, July 7 at 4 p.m., and Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 at 10 a.m.
North Wildwood Entertainment District, 2nd & Olde New Jersey avenues, North Wildwood
The Wildwoods will host the annual NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival on 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues, and surrounding pubs in North Wildwood. Over 65 talented BBQ teams will be competing for the State title and a chance to move on to the National Championships. Experience the BEST in Barbeque & Blues at this exciting three-day festival. Live cooking demonstrations, incredible food and top regional and national blues acts on the Wildwoods FREE main stage. Hours are Friday 4 – 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call (609) 523-6565, or visit www.njbbq.com or www.angleseablues.com for a detailed schedule of events.
2. Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival
Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m.
Wildwoods Beach, Heather Road alongside Beach Pier, Wildwood Crest
Grab your buckets and shovels and head to the Wildwoods beach from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This 5th Annual festival will feature an amateur sand sculpting contest, amazing sand sculpture designs, live music and games right on the beach. Rain date is Sunday, July 9. Registration is FREE and begins at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to multiple divisions. The contest is organized in conjunction with Can You Dig It Sand Tools and directed by internationally known sand sculptor Matt Long. For more information, visit www.VisitWildwoodCrest.com.
3. Whaler Yeoman Weekend
Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
Whaler Yeoman Weekend celebrates the Cape May County founding families’ livelihoods, which were tied to the land and the sea. Demonstrations and discussions regarding whaling to farming, to trades and crafts that support these early settlers, will be featured. This event sponsored by Priester Foundation & Harpoons on the Bay. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 or visit hcsv.org.
4. Wildwood Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, July 8 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, July 9 at 9 a.m.
Wildwoods Beach, between Wildwood & Oak avenues, Wildwood
The bags will fly on the Wildwoods beach during this double elimination Cornhole Tournament. Teams of two will compete in the popular tailgating beanbag toss game. Saturday’s event is $25 registration fee, with an 11 a.m. start time. All ages are eligible to register. Sunday hosts the main event with cash prizes. To participate, you must be 18 years and older. This tournament will start at 10:30 a.m. and costs $45 per team of two if pre-registered, or $50 per team day of event. For more information, visit www.WildwoodCornhole.com.
5. Burke Annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show
Saturday, July 8 at 12 p.m.
Burke Motor Group, 227 Bayberry Dr., Cape May Court House
From noon to 4 p.m., bring the whole family to this free event and admire classic, high performance, custom cars, trucks, motorcycles and more! The event will also feature a complimentary BBQ, vendors, Rita’s Water Ice, live entertainment by Thirsty Wilson, one of South Jersey’s most popular local bands, and fun for the whole family! If you are interested in displaying your car, truck or motorcycle, registration is only $10 and includes all event amenities as well as welcome gifts, awards and more. Pre-registration is mandatory. Vehicle spaces are very limited, so register online at burkemotorgroup.com. All proceeds raised at the event will benefit the Middle Township Police Department. For more information about the Car, Truck and Cycle Show, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at www.capemaycountyherald.com/calendar.