Do The Shore: October 12 to October 18

Scarecrow Alley
Wednesday, October 12 to Tuesday, October 18
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
The grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate have been taken over by spooky, scary and just plain silly characters for Scarecrow Alley. Enjoy the scarecrow creations contributed by members of the community, local organizations and MAC staff and vote for your favorites from now through October 31. Or, join in the fun and create your own scarecrow! Admission to the grounds is free. For information on how to create your own scarecrow, call (609) 224-6045 or visit

Cape May Stage Presents “Disgraced”
Wednesday, October 12 to Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May
“Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013 and jolts an audience into cries of pained shock as this work is a bold exploration of grace, culture and what it means to be Muslim in post 9/11 America. Associated Press says, “Add a liberal flow of alcohol and a couple of major secrets suddenly revealed, and you’ve got yourself one dangerous dinner party.” It’s a quite funny dialogue that covers a lot of ground in 80 minutes. Admission: $38 adults, $33 seniors (62+) and $18 students and active duty military. For more information, visit

East Lynne Theater Company Presents “Biography”
Wednesday, October 12 to Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
Richard Kurt asks internationally known portrait painter Marion Froude to write her autobiography for his magazine. At first she laughs off the idea, but it’s Manhattan in 1932, during the Depression, and she can use the money. The prospect dismays a former lover, Leander Nolan from Tennessee who is running for United States Senate and is engaged to the daughter of one of Knoxville’s wealthiest families. Nolan and his future father-in-law exercise their influence to try to kill the story. Conversation in S. N. Behrman’s entertaining comedy is sharp and witty, but beneath the polished surface is a satirical study of American morals and all the dogma that lies in the clash of differing points of views. Admission: $32 general, $27 seniors (age 62+) or disabled, $17 full-time students and military; children 12 and under free. For more information and tickets, visit

Fabulous ‘50s & Beyond Celebration
Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15
Fox Park, Ocean Ave. between Burk & Montgomery Aves.; and Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Wildwoods celebrate their Doo Wop roots with the Fabulous ‘50s & Beyond Celebration. Friday night features a Nifty ‘50s Dance Party at the Wildwoods Convention Center with The Cameos from 7-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. A FREE street fair will take place at Fox Park in Wildwood on Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. featuring classic cars, food and craft vendors, a Doo Wop Bus Tour and live entertainment. Saturday night features a star-studded concert in the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring Bobby Rydell, Little Anthony & The Imperials and Shirley Alston Reeves. Tickets are $49.50 for stadium seating or $65.50 for floor seating, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at or (800) 745-3000, or at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, 3306 Pacific Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m. For additional information, visit

Murder Mystery Dinners
Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m.
Aleathea’s Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May
Help solve the mystery during Murder Mystery Dinners. You’ll meet some disreputable characters during this mystery that occurs all around you during a delicious dinner at the Inn of Cape May. Suspicion will keep you guessing and challenge your sleuthing skills while you savor a four-course dinner at Aleathea’s Restaurant. Admission is $50. This is a limited event and reservations are necessary. For more information and reservations, visit

Phantoms of the Physick Estate: What Happens After Dark
Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Cape May’s “original haunted house,” the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, is the setting for Phantoms of the Physick Estate: What Happens After Dark. Are you brave enough to tour Dr. Physick’s house after dark? Strange things have been seen, heard and done here in the evening hours. Let your guide show you what mysteries await. Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for children (ages 3-12). For more information and reservations, visit

Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey
Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16
Throughout New Jersey
Lighthouses and selected museums throughout the state will host the Lighthouse Challenge of NJ. Challenge yourself to visit each participating lighthouse over the weekend as you tour the state to help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation. Purchase a souvenir for $2 at each, which will be proof of your visit at each lighthouse and commemorate your participation in the event. Hours of operation for each lighthouse can be found at participating lighthouse and museum websites and at During the weekend, children 11 and under climb free with an adult. Participating Cape May County lighthouses include the Cape May Lighthouse and the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. For more information, visit the website.

25th Annual Lower Twp. Rotary Pumpkin Festival, Halloween Parade & Costume Contest
Saturday, October 15 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 25th Annual Pumpkin Festival. This fun, free event will take from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, October 16. The event 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. Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village’s shell-paved lanes. Vendors will be selling hot dogs, funnel cake and other snacks. Visit a haunted house at the Village Barn and hop on a fall hayride through the farm. Don’t miss the Children’s Halloween Parade. Please call the Lower Township Recreation Department at (609) 886-7880 for parade registration information.

Harvest Crafts & Collectibles Show
Saturday, October 15 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., Cape May
Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares during the Harvest Crafts & Collectibles Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cape May Convention Hall. Admission is $2.

Harvest Fair on the Farm
Saturday, October 15 at 10 a.m.
Rea’s Farm, 4th Ave. & Bayshore Rd., West Cape May
Don’t miss our annual Harvest Fair on the farm which includes hayrides to the pumpkin patch, kid’s games, and delicious farm made foods including artisan breads, pies and cookies as well as our own produce canned in our kitchen. We have honey from our own hives and beach plum jelly made with our own fruit. Visit the more than 25 vendors with something for everyone from face painting to antiques to pork barbecue! Admission is free.

Fall at the Farm
Saturday, October 15 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 Steven’s 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 from Cape May Brewery. Hop on a hayride or take a stroll around the beautiful, wide open 62 acres. Say hello to our chickens, piglets, ducks and turkeys. Listen to live entertainment by the SunDog Band. Visit each week for fun activities! “Fall at the Farm” takes place through November 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

4-H Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch & Fun Farm Activities
Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 at 11 a.m.
Lehner Farm & Nurseries, 175 S. Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House
Join us for some fun fall farm family fun at Lehner Farm & Nurseries! There will be a 5-Acre Scare-Free Corn Maze, Tiny Tykes Hay Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Games, Pumpkin Decorating, Corn Stalks for sale and refreshments available. No children allowed without adult supervision. Cost is $5 per person, or $20 for a family of 5 or more. Under 2 years old is free.

Tea & Confessions: Lizzie Borden
Saturday, October 15 at 2:30 p.m.
Carriage House Café & Tearoom, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Some notorious women will be hosting three rather civilized tea luncheons at the during the entertaining Tea & Confessions Series, perfect for the Halloween season. Who was Lizzie Borden, and what really happened on the fateful day her parents were hacked to death in the family home? Meet Lizzie Borden and get swept up in the story of one of the most notorious women in modern history, all over afternoon tea, during Tea & Confessions: Lizzie Borden. Admission is $30. Reservations are necessary. For more information and reservations, visit

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Sunday, October 16 at 8:30 a.m.
Ocean City Boardwalk, 9th St. & Boardwalk, Ocean City
Help raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research, life-saving education and critical patient services by walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Ocean City. Get ready to join more than one million volunteers nationwide. When you sign up, fundraise and participate in one of our noncompetitive, three- to five-mile walks, you will be there to support every person affected by breast cancer. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information, to register online or to donate, visit

Wine Lover’s Sunset Cruise
Sunday, October 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Cape May Ferry Terminal, 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May
Enjoy stunning sunsets, savory food and sips of extraordinary wines when you join us aboard Cape May–Lewes Ferry. The package cost of $65 includes round-trip foot passenger cruise, five course dinner with wine pairings for each course and an opportunity to purchase features wines by the glass. A cash bar will also be available. Check-in begins in the ferry terminal 30 minutes before cruise time. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Space is limited! Reservations are required at 1-800-64-FERRY (33779).

Cape May County Beach Plum Association’s 6th Annual Oyster & Clam Roast
Sunday, October 16 at 6 p.m.
Cape May Winery, 711 Town Bank Rd., Lower Township
Come out and enjoy a fall evening in celebration of the Beach Plum, the official fruit of Cape May County, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cape May Winery. This popular, Cape May County Beach Plum Association event will feature fresh roasted oysters and clams along with pulled pork and fried chicken. There will also be a variety of beach plum desserts and wine. The evening will include live music by guitarist Mike Flanigan as well as a Chinese Auction. This year proceeds from the event will benefit the 2017 Rutgers Study on Beach Plum Pollination and the Cape May County Beach Plum Association. Tickets for this fun event cost $50 each and can be purchased online at For additional information, visit

Avalon Lions Club Pasta Night
Tuesday, October 18 at 5 p.m.
Windrift Hotel, 80th & the Beach, Avalon
Let the Avalon Lions Club treat you to a real taste of Italy, Avalon style! They will cook and serve you a great spaghetti and meatball dinner. There will also be raffles, auctions and live entertainment. Cost is $15 per person and $8 for children under 12. Takeout will be available. Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Call Jim Lutz at (609) 368-1224 or Tony Adamoli (609) 368-2197 for additional information. To learn more about the Avalon Lions Club, or to become a member, visit

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