Do The Shore: October 19 to October 25

Scarecrow Alley
Wednesday, October 19 to Tuesday, October 25
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 “Buyer and Cellar”
Wednesday, October 19 to Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m., & Saturday October 22 and Sunday, October 23 at 3 p.m.
The Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May
“Buyer and Cellar” is the fictional account of a struggling actor in L.A. who takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. It’s an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things and the oddest of odd jobs. Admission is $38 adults, $33 seniors (62+) and $18 students and active duty military. October 19 is a Half-Price Preview, and October 20 is the Official Opening Night with Party. For more information, visit

Wildwood RV Show
Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23 at 10 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
An all-new RV show will be held inside the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring recreational vehicles from Dylans RV Center, Driftwood RV Center, Whitehorse RV, Cross Roads Trailers and Scott Motor Coach RV Center. Admission is $10. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For additional information, visit

Phantoms of the Physick Estate: What Happens After Dark
Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 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

49th Annual Ocean City Fishing Club Invitational Tournament
Saturday, October 22 at 5:30 a.m.
OC Intermediate School, 1801 Bay Ave., Ocean City
Registration from 5:30 to 7 a.m. at OC Intermediate School. Teams are $60 (up to 6) and individuals are $15. Includes lunch, awards and door prizes. For more information, email or call (609) 399-6111.

Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run
Saturday, October 22 at 8:30 a.m.
Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run is a ghoulishly fun and exciting family event for all ages. This festive Boardwalk event offers a 5K run along with a 1 mile family walk, starting at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes to vie for the prizes in the best dressed categories of Family, Youth, Infant and Best All Around. All proceeds benefit the Elementary Schools of the Wildwoods. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for those 18 and under. All participants will receive a Pumpkin Run T-shirt. For more information, visit or call (609) 849-8887.

Clean Ocean Action Beach Clean Up
Saturday, October 22 at 9 a.m.
Cape May County Beaches
Rain or shine, come out to Cape May County’s beaches from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and clean them up! Beach sites include Avalon, Cape May, Del Haven, North Wildwood, Ocean City, Stone Harbor and Wildwood. Bring gloves and bring a friend! Do it for volunteer hour credit, do it for your county, do it for the environment or do it for you. For more information, to register and for a full list of Cape May County sites, visit

Boo at the Zoo
Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders, this event is free and open to the public. Visitors of all ages are invited to wear a costume to this fun family event, which includes activities for the kids, games, candy, entertainment, animals, bounce houses, a magic show and more. A Costume Contest will start at 11 a.m., registration begins at 10 a.m. An awards presentation will follow the Halloween costume contest. A magic show will start at 1 p.m. with a live animal show following. For more information, call (609) 465-5271 or visit

Quilt Marketplace
Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m.
Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Rt. 50, Tuckahoe
Please join the South Shore Stitchers for their Quilt Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature a flea market, vendors, sewing and quilt items for sale, raffle baskets and food. Enjoy free admission and free parking. For more information, visit

Middle Township Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m.
Mechanic St., Downtown Cape May Court House
This will be a daylong celebration, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., of the old and new in Middle Township, featuring live music, games, rides, food, craft vendors and much more! Come be a part of celebrating Middle Township’s heritage. Rain date is Sunday, October 23 from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Indian Summer Beach Fest
Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m.
Taylor Ave. Beach, Wildwood
Indian Summer Beach Fest is a new event for Wildwood featuring the best local foods, unique pieces of art and multiple music acts. Enjoy Foods of the World Tasting, Fall Wine Tasting, Artisans Alley, live music, rock climbing, face painting, Zorb Balls, bounce houses, zip lining, a bonfire, movies on the beach and more! The event is FREE to enter and for all ages. Entry to the festival is on Taylor Ave. and the Boardwalk. For more information, visit

16th Annual Applefest
Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m.
John Wesley Gandy Farmstand, 26 Tyler Rd. (Rt. 616), Greenfield
The Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township presents the 16th Annual Applefest. Enjoy traditional craft artisans, bee keeping demonstrations, flint-lock musket demonstrations, a restored 1812 barn, farm equipment, an antique tool display and more, as well as live music, food, contests and children’s activities. Special appearance by Johnny Appleseed! Free parking is available. Rain date is Sunday, October 23. For more information, visit

Stone Harbor Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 22 at 11 a.m.
96th Street, Downtown Stone Harbor
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating in our shops, and creepy & crawly, but cute, animals! Sponsored by the Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit

Fall at the Farm
Saturday, October 22 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

Sea Isle City Octoberfest
Saturday, October 22 at 11 a.m.
Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave., Sea Isle City
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., this celebration will feature live German music, vendors, free hayrides on the beach, magic acts, pumpkin painting, children’s entertainment and a fantastic Pie Baking Contest. For more information, visit

4-H Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch & Fun Farm Activities
Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 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.

Pumpkin Hayride at the Rea Farm
Saturday, October 22 at 12:30 p.m.
Lower Cape Library, 2600 Bayshore Ave., Villas
Adults and children alike are welcome to celebrate the best parts of autumn with us as we take a hayride through a local pumpkin patch. We will meet at the Lower Library for a short presentation on pumpkins and other fall squash, then drive the short distance to Les Rae’s Farm at the beanery for a hay ride, after which patrons will be able to choose a pumpkin in the field to take home. Event is free, however registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit

Tea & Confessions: Typhoid Mary, Dinner is Served
Saturday, October 22 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 during the entertaining Tea & Confessions Series, perfect for the Halloween season. Mary Mallon was finally quarantined by authorities in the early 1900s as a carrier of typhoid fever after people she came into contact with kept dying from the disease. Meet the notorious “Typhoid Mary” and hear her story on over afternoon tea during Tea & Confessions: Typhoid Mary, Dinner is Served. Admission is $30. Reservations are necessary. For more information and reservations, visit

Bonfire on the Beach
Saturday, October 22 at 6 p.m.
1st & Surf Aves., North Wildwood
Enjoy a bonfire on the beach from 6 to 10 p.m. in North Wildwood with live entertainment. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase. Admission is $10; children 12 and under are $2. Bring a beach chair and enjoy a great fall night on the beach! Sponsored by the Anglesea Irish Society and the Greater Wildwood Jaycees. Rain date is Saturday, October 29.

2017 Miss Cape May Co. & Miss Cape Resort Pageants
Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m.
Walter E. Edge Hall, Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing
The public is invited to attend the pageant as young women ages 17 to 23 compete for the title of Miss Cape May Co. and Miss Cape Resort. For more information, visit

Middle Township Jr. Football & Cheer Beef & Beer Scoreboard Fundraiser
Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m.
Bellevue Tavern, 9 S. Main St., Cape May Court House
Come help the Middle Township Jr. Football and Cheer teams with their scoreboard fund! The Beef & Beer will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. with a Chinese auction, door prizes, live music by DJ Cree and a menu including hot roast beef sandwiches, salad and baked ziti. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

“Broadway Sensations” Played by the Spirit Players
Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. & Sunday, October 23 at 3 p.m.
St. John Neumann Parish, 680 Townbank Rd., North Cape May
The Spirit Players of St. John Neumann Parish will be presenting their new musical, “Broadway Sensations” on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, as well as Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. Come out and enjoy the wonderful music of Carousel, Andrew Lloyd Webber and more. Event is free but donations will be accepted.

East Lynne Theater Company Presents “Poe by Candlelight”
Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May
Several ELTC actors will be reading their favorite stories by the master of the macabre just in time for Halloween. For more information, visit

Wildwood Crest Vol. Fire Co. Aux. Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, October 23 at 8 a.m.
Wildwood Crest Vol. Fire Co., 7100 Pacific Ave., Wildwood Crest
Enjoy an old fashion all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast which includes sausage, juice, coffee, tea, milk and more. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

Upper Township Fallfest
Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m.
Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Dr., Petersburg
This one-day event is geared towards community involvement and family fun! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy music, vendors, face painting, games, a petting zoo, pony rides, characters, hay rides, pumpkin painting and more! Enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest! Pre-registration required. Guests of the festival will vote at the event and a prize will be awarded for best pumpkin carving. All proceeds benefit Make a Wish. Admission is free. If inclement weather, will be moved indoors. For more information, visit