Do The Shore: Oct. 3 to Oct. 9

Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest
Friday, Oct. 5 to Sunday, Oct. 7
Morey’s Mariner’s Pier, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

This fall, Oktoberfest takes over Morey’s Piers with German-themed revelry, live entertainment, a kids “Rootbier Garten” activity area and much more. Wilhelm’s Bier Garten, the home of Oktoberfest, will serve ice-cold German draft beer along with local and domestic imports and wine. Visitors can feast on German fare aplenty. The kid’s zone with a “Rootbier Garten” will include a pumpkin and cookie decorating station. Times are 5 to 11 p.m. on Fridays; 12 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays; and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit

Crest Best Run Fest
Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 a.m.
Centennial Park, Fern Road & Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest

This two-day event includes a 10 Mile, 5 Mile, 3.1 Mile and Kid’s Races. Athletes can complete in all three races over two days for runners seeking the ultimate experience. Each distance has a different course and is exclusively located almost entirely in Wildwood Crest. Runners will have views of Sunset Lake, Ocean Drive Causeway, Cape May National Wildlife Refuge and the Crest Bike Path! To register, call (609) 849-8908 or visit

Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market
Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m.
Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood

The Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market will be held at Byrne Plaza every Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through Oct. 27. 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 Saturdays 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

Fall Fest in the Park
Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Rotary Park, Lafayette Street, Cape May

Fall Fest in the Park will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Rotary Park. The event will include vendors, jewelry, baked goods, artwork, handmade items and more. The event will benefit the missions of the Cape May United Methodist Women. For more information, contact Joyce Ewing at (609) 884-8154. Event will be held rain or shine.

Lima Bean Festival
Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m.
Wilbraham Park, Broadway & West Perry streets, West Cape May

Come to the Lima Bean Festival, where this lovely and lowly legume gets to be the center of our 33rd celebration. Savor a huge variety of lima bean inspired foods including soups, chili, crepes, empanadas, stews, cupcakes, pies, cookies, muffins, hummus, salsa, sauces and hand-crafted sodas. There will be fresh lima beans for sale, some grown at one of the oldest farms in West Cape May. Local arts and crafts vendors will sell lima bean themed T-shirts, hats, bags, pottery and jewelry. Local musicians will be entertaining all day, and we will crown the King and Queen of the Lima Bean Festival at 3 p.m. Admission is free, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 7. Proceeds benefit the West Cape May Shade Tree Commission. For more information, call (609) 886-0412 or visit

4th Annual 4-H Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m.
Lehner Farm & Nurseries, 175 S. Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House

The public is invited to come to the 4th Annual Cape May County 4-H Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, hosted by the Cape May County Board of Agriculture and the 4-H Livestock Program. The event is both family and wallet friendly with many games and activities. Admission is $5; children two and under are free, and there is a discount for larger family groups. Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch runs Oct. 6-7 and Oct. 13-14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit

Saturday Ghost Walks
Saturday, Oct. 6 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

Rio Grande Fire Aux. Craft Show
Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.
Rio Grande Fire House, Rt. 47 across from Wawa, Rio Grande

Come start your Christmas shopping at the Rio Grande Fire Aux. Craft Show Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be lots of vendors and the kitchen will be open for food! For more information, call (609) 408-8895.

Monarch Migration Festival
Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May

It is the peak season for the monarch butterfly migration and the Monarch Monitoring Project is in full swing. We will have programs, live tagging demonstrations, food and vendors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and check out what the fuss is all about and learn what you can do to help save this declining species! Rain date is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call (609) 427-3045.