Do The Shore: October 23 to October 29


Scarecrow Alley at the Physick Estate
Continues Wednesday, Oct. 23
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washinton Street, Cape May

Once again, the grounds of the Physick Estate will be transformed for a spooky Halloween, and Scarecrow Alley showcases homemade scarecrows — from the ghoulishly gruesome to the foolishly funny! Visit the Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate during hours of operation and cast your vote for your favorite scarecrow. Want to participate? Individuals, businesses, school classes and other groups are welcome to submit a scarecrow for display at Scarecrow Alley and maybe win a cool prize! Admission to Scarecrow Alley is FREE. For more information, visit or call (609) 884-5404.


Ocean City Halloween Parade
Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:15 p.m.
6th Street to 11th Street along Asbury Avenue, Ocean City

The march includes an array of colorful bands, floats and costumed characters competing for prizes, and is a fun-filled, family evening. The parade is sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. For more information and to register, visit


Stone Harbor Harvest Festival
Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m.
9508 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor

Enjoy hayrides, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating in our shops, and creepy & crawly, but cute animals at the Stone Harbor Harvest Festival! Dress the kids up in costumes and trick or treat throughout the shops and businesses. There will be a live animal show, free hay rides, kids crafts, and more! The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 96th Street Business District in Stone Harbor. For more information, visit


Boo at the Zoo
Saturday, Oct. 26 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 Freeholder, 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, an inflatable obstacle course, a pirate ship and more. A Costume Contest will start at 11 a.m., and registration begins at 10 a.m. An awards presentation will follow the Halloween costume contest with exciting entertainment and the zoo’s very own ambassador animals.


22nd Annual Olde Tyme Harvest Festival
Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.
Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this daylong celebration will honor the old and new Middle Township and feature live music, games, rides, food, a craft show and much more! Come be a part of this celebration of Middle Township’s heritage. For more information, visit