Come to Cape May for Harvest Brew Fest Sept. 17

CAPE MAY – Come to the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. this fall for Harvest Brew Fest, an event celebrating local food, local wine, local beer, local spirits and local talent, on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Shop from seasonal vendors and enjoy great food perfect for an autumn day, with local food vendors including Crespella, Capt. Marriner’s Seafood, Kate Coleman’s Corn on the Cob, Empanada Mama’s, Eat Well and Gaiss’ Market.

Wash down these delicious foods with craft beer from local and regional breweries in the beer garden on the estate lawn. Purchase and enjoy local and regional craft beers from the Cape May Brewery, Sunset Liquors and Slacktide Brewery. Enjoy rum beverages from Cape May Rum, vodka beverages from Tito’s Vodka and wine from local vineyards (including Sangria), also will be available for purchase, as will non-alcoholic beverages.

Enjoy live music on an outdoor stage featuring homegrown talent: Mike Flanagan, Animal House and The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey with Valerie Vuolo.

Family-friendly events are a big part of the day. Kids will enjoy the Give & Take Jugglers, a bubble pond, face painting and pumpkin painting as part of the fun.

Admission to the grounds is free and free parking is available at the Cape May Elementary School, 921 Lafayette St. A free trolley shuttle will operate from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth at Ocean Street to the estate throughout the day. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Commemorative t-shirts will be available.

The Harvest Brew Fest is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit MAC’s website at For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at (609) 884-5508 or visit For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at