This week at the shore features Italian eats, suspense-filled monster truck races, family festivals, and even a treasure hunt! Check out upcoming event highlights and plan your fun accordingly!
15th Annual Bishop McHugh Golf Tournament
Friday, September 26th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Sand Barrens Golf Club – 1765 U.S. 9, Swainton
Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School will hold its 15th Annual Golf Tournament Sept. 26, 2014 at the Sand Barrens Golf Club. The tournament is the major fundraiser for the PreK-8 school.
The tournament is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Non-golfers may support the school by attending the awards dinner. The golf tournament will kick off at 11 a.m. with registration and lunch. There will be a shotgun start with scramble format at 1 p.m. Cocktails are at 5 p.m. and dinner and awards are at 6 p.m.
Cost is $150 per golfer and includes cart, greens fees, lunch, golfer’s gift, hors d’oeuvres and dinner. Guests may also just register for the cocktail reception and dinner for $50.
For more information, call Colleen Moretti at (609) 425-1121 or Michelle Powell at (609) 602-9474.
All About Tea
Friday, September 26th from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Cape May Lutheran Church – 509 Pittsburgh Ave, Cape May
Find out more about tea, its taste and its fascinating history during a lecture and tea tasting sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate. All About Tea with Jessica Litt, the proprietor of House of Tea in Philadelphia, features a discussion of tea and its history, with an explanation of the five types of tea, along with tastings of select teas from The House of Tea, 720 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Admission is $8 for members of the Friends of the Physick Estate and $12 for non-members. Join the Friends group and save on this and future programs. For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
Olde Time Italian Festival
Friday-Saturday, September 26th & 27th
Where: Fox Park – Ocean Ave between Burk and Montgomery Aves, Wildwood
This free two-day festival celebrates Italian culture and heritage with Italian crafts, authentic Italian cuisine, games for the little ones, contests and continuous free live entertainment. Take in the mouth-watering smells and tastes of an Olde World Italian Market, plus Italian made goods, crafts and merchandise as vendors of all kinds fill Fox Park.
For additional information about the Olde Time Italian Festival call 609-374-0016 or visit www.SonsOfItalyWildwood.org.
Monster Truck Beach Nationals
Friday-Sunday, September 26th to 28th
Where: Wildwood Beach – Lincoln to Spencer Aves, Wildwood
Monster trucks will square off on a custom beach race course for their chance to win the title of “King of the Beach.” Hours are Friday from 6-10 p.m., Saturday from 12-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Gates open one hour before each start time. Food and merchandise vendors as well as monster truck rides on the beach will also be available. A FREE pit party will take place before each of Saturday’s races as well as before the final competition on Sunday. For more information, call 609-522-4546. To purchase tickets visit http://www.WildwoodMotorEvents.com/monster-truck.
Wild Thang 14 Chrysler Car Show
Saturday, September 27th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Wildwoods Boardwalk, Wildwood
All Chrysler Car Show! Friday night will feature a Glow Show and BBQ at the Imperial 500 Motel for participants only. Cars will be displayed on the Wildwoods Boardwalk on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE for spectators! For more information, call 860-388-6441 or visit http://www.ChryslerOwnersGroup.com.
3rd Annual Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, September 27th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Cape May Harbor, Cape May
Join us at our 3rd Annual Cape May Dragon Boat Festival presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May and the City of Cape May. Experience the thrill, the adrenaline, the teamwork, and the sheer fun of being connected on a level comparable to nothing else. It’s power, speed, synchronization and endurance! It happens to be the fastest growing international team water sport. Paddles up! For more information, call 609-884-5508 or visit www.capemaychamber.com, www.capemaydragonboat.com.
1st Annual Crabs & Crafts Festival
Saturday, September 27 starting at noon
Two Mile Landing Restaurants – Fish Dock Rd, Wildwood Crest
Enjoy fun for the entire family! The festival will feature kids face painting, balloon artists, a bouncy house, a Blue Crab Derby, pumpkin painting, and more. For just $20, enjoy craft beer tastings and receive a complimentary souvenir tasting glass. All-you-can-eat crabs will be offered at just $20 per person. Or opt for a half dozen crabs to share for $20. Tasting/crab combo tickets are also available for purchase. Participating breweries include Flying Fish Brewing Company, Dogfish Head, Tuckahoe Brewing Company, Heavy Seas, The Brewer’s Art, Cape May Brewing Company, and DuClaw Brewing Co.
North American Sea Glass Festival
Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Cape May Convention Hall – 714 Beach Ave, Cape May
The annual Sea Glass Festival comes to Cape May! The whole family will enjoy exhibits and lectures on the origins and history of sea glass. Some of the finest sea glass artisans in the country will be represented featuring stunning sea glass jewelry and home decor.
Ed’s Funcade Boardwalk Treasure Hunt
Saturday, September 27th from 12 to 2 p.m.
Where: On the Wildwoods Boardwalk from 22nd & 23rd Aves, North Wildwood
Join the fun at this treasure hunt for kids in the hay! It is completely free of charge to join the hunt. For more information, call 609-729-3223 or visit http://www.EdsFuncade.com.
Big Band Concert and Dance
Saturday, September 27th from 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum – 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport,
Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum will hold a 1940s Style Big Band Concert and Dance for the second year running. The dance will take place Sept. 27 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at historic Hangar #1. The night will feature live music by the 14-piece Big Band, Walt Wagner and the Serenaders as well as dance instruction by Tom Cupp. Individual tickets and full table sales are still available. Tickets are required, advanced purchase is encouraged. Tickets are available at the museum office, online (usnasw.org) or by phone (609-886-8787).
OCNJ Half Marathon & 5K
Sunday, September 28th from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Music Pier – Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Enjoy this 13.1 mile run with spectacular views of our City through various neighborhoods, the downtown business district, and most importantly our award winning beaches and boardwalk.
Sunday, September 28th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Cape May Point State Park Museum – 215 Light House Ave, Cape May Point
The festival will be held both indoors & out, rain or shine, featuring camel rides, Marshal Steve’s pony rides, hay rides with Rea Farms, Dorothy’s chinchillas, Smokey the Bear & fire trucks. Miss Chris Marina and the Wetlands Institute will sponsor “touch tanks”. There will also be horseshoe crab & turtle ponds, Tracy’s monarch butterflies, a display of terrapins through the Wetlands Institute, a hawk banding demonstration, and turtle races hosted by the Turtle Singer! Learn more about dog agility with Chip the Wonderdog. Enter your hermie in the hermit crab races. Or make a pet rock to bring home! Plus, children climb the lighthouse free! Call (609) 884-2159 for info.
For more information about these, and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.
Be sure to visit DoTheShore.com for more information about dining, shopping, activities, entertainment happenings and nightlife.