Do The Shore: Oct. 31 to Nov. 6

10th Annual Scarecrow Contest – Last Day to Vote!
Wednesday, Oct. 31
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

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour
Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 6:15 p.m.
Cape May

Board a MAC trolley for a 30-minute evening ride through the haunted streets of Cape May. The paranormal findings of Craig McManus come alive as your guide translates McManus’ spooky stories. $12 adults, $8 children (ages 3-12).

Historic Haunts Combo Tour
Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 7:15 p.m.
Cape May

Get into the spirit of things on a trolley tour past some of Cape May’s regal Victorian residences, reputed to host more than the living. Then it’s a guided tour of the historic (some say haunted) 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, where you’ll learn about Victorian spiritualism and modern ghost hunting techniques. $22 adults, $14 children (ages 3-12). House tour only is offered at 7:45 p.m. for $12 adults, $8 children (ages 3-12).

Clue’ On Stage
Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City

The Ocean City Theatre Company presents a comedy based on the cult classic film and popular board game. It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunit? “Clue” features a cast of student performers in grades 6 to 12. Tickets are $12. Call (609) 399-6111 or visit

Trail of Two Cities
Saturday, Nov. 3
Ocean City-Somers Point Bridge

Run or walk over the scenic Ocean City-Somers Point Bridge for this longtime 5K fundraiser for a good cause! Participants receive a commemorative long-sleeve t-shirt, and medals will be given in a variety of age groups. The event begins at the Ocean City Transportation Center and ends in Kennedy Park in Somers Point. Proceeds benefit the Somers Point Foundation for Education and Children’s Programs in Ocean City. To register online, visit

Ghoul Spring Village
Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Rt. 9 S., Cape May

If you dare, please join us as we pierce the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Venture to hear the trues stories behind some of New Jersey’s infamous legends as you are guided through the darkness by lantern light. Haunted Walk Tickets are $25 for ages 13 and over, and $20 for HCSV Members. Enjoy live music, vendors and tasty treats! Trinka Hakes Noble will be signing her children’s book “The Legend of the Jersey Devil.” Advanced tickets only – visit

OC Quiet Festival
Sunday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m.
Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City

Ocean City once again will welcome the calmer season with its annual Quiet Festival. Activities will include tours, storytime, the Quiet Pet Competition, the Bubble-Blowing Bonanza and more. All of the events are free. For more information and a schedule, visit