10th Annual Scarecrow Contest
Wednesday, Oct. 24 to Tuesday, Oct. 30
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Local families and groups have created their own scarecrows that are taking up residence beside dozens of others along “Scarecrow Alley” this Halloween season. The grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate have been transformed into a spectacle of scary and silly, all original, handmade specters. Visitors to the Physick Estate are encouraged to vote for their favorite scarecrow by filling out a ballot in the Carriage House through Oct. 31 as these groups and families compete for the prize! For more information, visit www.capemaymac.org.
2nd Annual Downtown Wildwood Halloween Movie & Treats
Friday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
Enjoy a Halloween movie and treats under the stars! Treat bags will be given out at 5:30 p.m. and “Hotel Transylvania 2” will begin at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or beach chairs. Admission and parking are FREE! For more information, visit www.dooww.com.
Moulin Rouge Halloween Party
Friday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.
Cape May Distillery, 371 Rt. 47 S., Cape May Court House
Did someone say costume party?! Join the Cape May Distillery for their first-ever Halloween Bash! Themed to fit the venue, staff and servers will be dressed to impress and you should, too! All costumes are welcomed and encouraged. Feel free to go along with the theme or dazzle them with your creativity! Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. This is a night you do not want to miss! For more information, visit www.capemay-distillery.com.
Masquerade Ball at Congress Hall
Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Pl., Cape May
Congress Hall will host a Masquerade Ball in the grand ballroom from 8 to 11 p.m. Costumes are, of course, encouraged, and attendees have a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes, which will be awarded for Best Congress Hall Icon, Best Masquerade Theme, Best Couple, Funniest, Scariest, Crowd Favorite and Best Overall. Tickets are $25 and include a specialty cocktail and sweet treats from the dessert bar. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (609) 884-6542.
Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
The Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market will be held at Byrne Plaza from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is still lots of great farm fresh produce, eggs, plants, honey and flowers available through the fall, and you’ll be able to find all that and more on Saturday in Downtown Wildwood! Vendors will also be selling fresh baked goods, wine, prepared meals to go, jewelry, soy candles, soaps, scrubs and lotions, and more. For more information, visit www.DOOWW.com.
CANCELED: Boo at the Zoo
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Due to the weather, Boo at the Zoo has been canceled.
North American Sea Glass Festival
Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Merchandise vendors with sea glass from around the world will be set up in the arena from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission fee will be charged. For more information, visit www.seaglassassociation.org.
Saturday Ghost Walks
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.
Cold Spring Brewery, 733 Seashore Rd., Cape May
Join Bob Bitting on a 45-minute lantern-lit ghost walk around Historic Cold Spring Village. Bob will regale of the mysterious spectral happenings reported by Village staff and revealed by paranormal investigation teams. Please bring bug spray. No Bite Me Cream will be available for sale. Space is limited and advance purchase is strongly encouraged. $15 per person, $12 children 3-12 years old. *Weather permitting. Tours start at Cold Spring Brewery. For more information and tickets, visit www.hcsv.org.
Lower Township Autumn Fest
Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.
Cape May–Lewes Ferry, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
The Lower Township Department of Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Lower Township Healthy Youth Coalition and the Delaware River and Bay Authority will host Lower Township Autumn Fest! The event will feature a variety of food trucks, vendors, live music, and kids activities including inflatables and games. Trunk or Treat will be held at the parking area of the Ferry terminal from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Rain date is Nov. 4.
Middle Township Harvest Fest
NEW DATE: Sunday, Oct. 28 at 12 p.m.
Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House
Come celebrate Middle Township’s heritage at the 21st Annual Harvest Festival! The downtown area of Mechanic Street near Township Hall will be abuzz with family fun for all ages, including craft and food vendors, rides and entertainment, and a costume contest for kids and pets! Pre-registration is required for the contest. All vendors please report one hour later than instructed for Saturday. For more information, call (609) 425-7272.