5 Ways to Do The Shore This Weekend: Oct. 7-9

Photo from Sea Isle City’s annual Italian Festival

1. Annual Lima Bean Festival
Saturday, October 8 at 9 a.m.
Wilbraham Park, Perry St., 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 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 October 9 in case of rain. Admission is free! For more information, visit www.capemay.com.

2. Avalon Seafood Festival
Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m.
30th St. & 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. Enjoy live entertainment featuring Michael Thompson Duo, Tom Curtis, Jr., Sean Loosh & Brett Haenn, MJ Nestor and Where’s Pete! Be sure to stop by the Sound Advice lounge for live streaming of College and NFL football, including the Sunday 1 p.m. Eagles game! Admission is free. For more information, visit www.visitavalonnj.com.

3. Sea Isle City Italian Festival
Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m.
Kix McNutly’s, 63rd & Landis Ave., Sea Isle City
The Italian Festival will offer a variety of great food, an Italian Market with craft and specialty vendors, a Cannoli Eating Contest, a Cento Food display and live musical entertainment. Event is rain or shine. For more information, visit visitsicnj.com.

4. Greater Wildwood Chamber Seafood & Music Festival
Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m.
Atlantic Ave. between Wildwood & Schellenger Aves., Wildwood
The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will host a FREE street fair from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues in Wildwood. The festival will feature two stages of live music, crafters, food vendors, a pie-eating contest and much more. A “Kidz Korner” with activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and bounce houses will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.gwcoc.com.

5. Upper Township Fallfest
Sunday, October 9 at 12 p.m.
Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Dr., Petersburg
This one-day event is geared towards community involvement and family fun! From 12 to 4 p.m., enjoy music, vendors, face painting, games, a petting zoo, pony rides, characters, hay rides, pumpkin painting and more! Enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest! Pre-registration required. Guests of the festival will vote at the event and a prize will be awarded for best pumpkin carving. All proceeds benefit Make a Wish. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/utfallfest.

To see all the ways you can Do The Shore this weekend, visit our events calendar at www.capemaycountyherald.com/calendar.