Do The Shore: Oct. 18 to Oct. 24

Wildwood RV Show
Friday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
An RV show will be held inside the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring the best-selling recreational vehicles from New Jersey’s biggest RV dealers including Dylan’s RV Center, Driftwood RV Center, Whitehorse RV Center, Cross Roads Trailers and Scott Motor Coach RV Center. Many vehicles will be clearance priced and trades are also welcome. Admission is $10 per day and parking is FREE. Hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (856) 228-0090 or visit

Downtown Wildwood Fall Farmers Market
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 a.m.
Farmers Market Lot, 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
New for 2017, the Downtown Wildwood Fall Farmers Market will take place every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until Oct. 28. Farm goods, regular and gluten free baked goods, wine, honey, fall flowers and produce, gourmet sauces, guacamole, salsas, nuts, dried fruits, soaps, lotions & scrubs, pulled pork, twice baked potato pots, dog treats, pickles, breakfast sandwiches and more will be sold! 98.7 The Coast will broadcast live from the Fall Farmers Market and provide music from 8 to 10 a.m. There will be strolling children’s entertainers and live music from 9 to 11 a.m. most weeks. Free parking is provided as well as free DOOWW magnets and tote bags, while supplies last! For more information, visit

17th Annual Lighthouse Challenge
Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8 a.m.
Lower Township, North Wildwood, Stone Habror and Ocean City
The 17th annual Lighthouse Challenge will allow visitors to experience the state’s remarkable maritime history first-hand at 12 historic lighthouses, two life-saving stations and historical museums along the New Jersey shore. Cape May County locations include the Cape May Lighthouse (Lower Township), the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and Delaware Bay Lights Virtual Tour (North Wildwood), Tatham Life Saving Station 35 (Stone Harbor) and U.S. Life Saving Station 30 (Ocean City). Participants will earn souvenirs at each site as they compete to visit every one. Proceeds from the Challenge will support the preservation of these treasured majestic beacons. Most of the museums and lighthouses are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is also a nighttime climb of the Cape May Lighthouse on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8:30 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Pumpkin Run Registration at the Wildwoods Convention Center will begin at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is highly suggested. The race will begin at 10 a.m. and includes the following events: 5K Halloween Pumpkin Run, Kids Pumpkin 1 Mile Challenge (pre-K to 5th), FIRST Timers 5K Run Challenge, and 1 Mile “family” Pumpkin Walk. Proceeds benefit the Lunch with Lynch Foundation and the Education Foundation of Cape Trinity Catholic. Event is rain or shine! Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for ages 18 and under. All pre-registered participants will be guaranteed a Pumpkin Run T-shirt. For more information, visit or email

26th Annual Pumpkin Festival and Share the Harvest Food Drive
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9, Cape May
It’s the spookiest time of the year at the Village! Celebrate all things Halloween and autumn at the 26th Annual Pumpkin Festival. This fun, free event will take place on the grounds of Historic Cold Spring Village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is presented by the Lower Township Rotary Club. Admission is free! Guests are encouraged to donate non-perishable goods to the ‘Share the Harvest’ Food Drive.

Middle Township Harvest Festival
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.
Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House
The annual Middle Township Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Mechanic Street in Cape May Court House. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy craft and food vendors, rides and entertainment, and a costume contest for kids and pets. Pre-registration is required for the contest. Call (609) 465-8743 for more information.

Wildwood Fall Food Truck Festival
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.
Fox Park, Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery avenues, Wildwood
The Wildwood Food Truck Festival is back on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wildwood’s Fox Park. The festival will feature 20 food trucks of all different cuisines. As always, there will be no duplicate cuisines to keep the festival unique. This year, a newly added kid’s area will be present, featuring a bounce house, face painting, a balloon twister and multiple games. Also, come check out the new vendor row, featuring retailers and crafters all day long. Entry to the festival is free. For more information, visit

Sea Isle City Octoberfest
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.
Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard & Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City
The celebration will feature live German music, vendors, free hayrides on the beach, magic acts, pumpkin painting and children’s entertainment. You can also win $100 easy as pie during the fantastic Pie Baking Contest! First prize is $100 cash and there will be numerous other prizes. For more information, contact Cheryl Kehner at (609) 263-8847 or

Fall at the Farm
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.
Beach Plum Farm, 140 Stevens St., West Cape May
Warm autumn afternoons were meant to be spent on the farm. Come on out to Stevens Street in West Cape May for Beach Plum Farm’s “Fall at the Farm” celebration. Have a seat in the shade and enjoy delicious food, and sip on seasonal craft beer. Hop on a hayride or take a stroll around the beautiful, wide-open 62 acres. Enjoy live entertainment by the SunDogs and Dale Barth. Activities include hayrides, pumpkin picking, pumpkin decorating, crafts and face painting for a small charge.

3rd Annual 4-H Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m.
Lehner Farm & Nurseries, 175 S. Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House
Join 4-H and the CMC Board of Agriculture for the third annual Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch at Lehner’s Farm & Nursery. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you will find a family and wallet friendly day of fun with a five-acre scare-free corn maze, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, tiny tykes hay maze, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, petting zoo, games and refreshments. Cost is $5 per person, or $20 for a family of five or more, and 2 years and under free. On Oct. 21, there will be a 4-H Open House on site for the public to explore the variety of 4-H clubs available in Cape May County.

Bonfire on the Beach
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.
17th Avenue Beach, North Wildwood
Bring a blanket and chair and enjoy a bonfire on the beach! The night begins at 6 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. at 17th Avenue Beach in North Wildwood with live entertainment. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase (no glass containers – plastic only). Admission is $10; children under 12 are $2. Sponsored by the Anglesea Irish Society and the Greater Wildwood Jaycees. Rain date is scheduled for Nov. 4.