Do The Shore: October 5 to October 11

Cape May Stage Presents “Disgraced”
Wednesday, October 5 to Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m., & Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 at 3 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 5 to Saturday, October 8 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

POSTPONED: Scarecrow Alley
Now starting Wednesday, October 12
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 October 12 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’s 44th Annual Victorian Weekend
Friday, October 7 to Monday, October 10
Various locations throughout Cape May
Cape May’s 44th annual Victorian Weekend, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), highlights the city’s Victorian architecture and history with a long holiday weekend of house tours, walking tours, living history programs, food and wine events, a crafts and collectibles show, murder mystery dinners, trolley tours and more. Cost varies by event. For more information, visit

Sixth Annual Food Day Celebration
Friday, October 7 at 11 a.m.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 355 Court House-South Dennis Rd., Cape May Court House
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Food Day event will include a variety of activities for all ages, from toddlers to grandparents. There will be educational exhibits, interactive workshops, cooking and food demonstrations, gardening and horticulture lectures, food vendors and much more. The sixth annual Food Day will see thousands of events in all 50 states bringing people together to celebrate and enjoy real food. In Cape May County, Food Day is devoted to educating the community about the need for healthier nutrition habits to reduce unnecessary diet related disease, supporting local agriculture, food vendors and restaurateurs, and businesses which actively promote healthy lifestyles. For more information, call (6090 465-5115 ext. 609 or email

ACCC Golf Tournament
Friday, October 7 at 12:30 p.m.
Cape May National Golf Club, Rt. 9 & Florence Ave., Erma
The 2016 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships golf tournament will benefit student scholarships and Foundation operations. In honor of the college’s upcoming 50th anniversary, a few surprises will also be added to the tournament. The tournament will follow a scramble format, beginning with a shotgun-start at 12:30 p.m. Player fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, are $150 per person and $500 per foursome. Golfers can participate in a variety of skills challenges. For more information, contact Alicia McMackin at (609) 463-4672 or

Murder Mystery Dinners
Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9 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

Historic Haunts Combo Tour
Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9 at 7:15 p.m.
Throughout 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, during the Historic Haunts Combo Tour. 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. Admission is $22 for adults and $14 for children (ages 3-12). For those who prefer just the house tour, the Historic Haunts House Tour is available separately on these evenings. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12). For more information and tickets, visit

“Nunsense” by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company
Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m., & Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City
This musical comedy is a winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off-Broadway Musical. “Nunsense” begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, has accidental poisoned 52 of the sisters and they are in dire need of burial funds. They decide the best way to raise money is to produce a variety show in the school auditorium. Here we meet Rev. Mother Regina, a former circus performer, a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne, the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head, and other characters. The show features tap and ballet dancing, and an audience quiz with comic surprises. “Nunsense”
has become an international favorite. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for kids 12 and under. Group rates are available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Fall Fest in the Park
Saturday, October 8 at 9 a.m.
Rotary Park, Lafayette St., Cape May
The women of Cape May United Methodist Church will hold their annual Fall Fest in the newly renovated Rotary Park on October 8 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Enjoy crafts, vendors and more. Start your Christmas shopping early! The event will benefit the missions of the Cape May United Methodist Women. For information or to become a vendor, please contact Joyce Ewing at (609) 884-8154.

Ocean City Fall Block Party
Saturday, October 8 at 9 a.m.
5th to 14th Sts., Asbury Ave., Ocean City
Ocean City’s Fall Block Party will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, enjoy family night entertainment on the Boardwalk. Admission is free. Due to the potential for rough surf, the fireworks display that had been scheduled for 9 p.m. has been cancelled. The show will be rescheduled for some time in the 2017 season.

Annual Lima Bean Festival
Saturday, October 8 at 9 a.m.
Wilbraham Park, Perry St., West Cape May
West Cape May celebrates her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in Wilbraham Park! The lowly legume takes center stage beginning at 9 a.m. and delights locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available. The fun continues till 5 p.m., but plan to stop by early so you don’t miss a trick (or the great entertainment!) The event moves to October 9 in case of rain. Admission is free! For more information, visit

Pokemon Go Day at the Zoo
Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m.
Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 Rt. 9 N., Cape May Court House
Bring your little Pokemon Go enthusiast for a great day at the Zoo! There will be family friendly, free activities planned all day long with two Pokémon Gyms, over 20 Pokéstops and dozens of lures that will be set. Special enrichment pokéballs will be given to the animals and a scavenger hunt for the kids will be held! For more information, visit

Avalon Seafood Festival
Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m.
30th St. & the Beach, Avalon
Taste delectable treats from the sea at the Chamber’s Annual Seafood Festival, featuring fresh seafood vendors, chowder contest, live music, vendors and more. Enjoy live entertainment featuring Michael Thompson Duo, Tom Curtis, Jr., Sean Loosh & Brett Haenn, MJ Nestor and Where’s Pete! Be sure to stop by the Sound Advice lounge for live streaming of College and NFL football, including the Sunday 1 p.m. Eagles game! Admission is free. For more information, visit

Sea Isle City Italian Festival
Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m.
Kix McNutly’s, 63rd & Landis Ave., Sea Isle City
The Italian Festival will offer a variety of great food, an Italian Market with craft and specialty vendors, a Cannoli Eating Contest, a Cento Food display and live musical entertainment. Event is rain or shine. For more information, visit

Greater Wildwood Chamber Seafood & Music Festival
Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m.
Atlantic Ave. between Wildwood & Schellenger Aves., Wildwood
The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will host a FREE street fair from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues in Wildwood. The festival will feature two stages of live music, crafters, food vendors, a pie-eating contest and much more. A “Kidz Korner” with activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and bounce houses will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Fall at the Farm
Saturday, October 8 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

Cape May Wine & Food Experience
Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 at 12 p.m.
Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Rd., Rio Grande
The Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) returns to the NASW Aviation Museum at the historic Hanger #1 in the Cape May Airport for the Cape May Wine & Food Experience on Columbus Day weekend October 8 and 9 from noon to 5 p.m. each day, featuring sampling from 17 leading GSWGA wineries and celebrity chef demonstrations. Attendees during Cape May’s Victorian Weekend will be able to see classic Cape May Airport airplanes on display, sample over 150 New Jersey wines and see such notable chefs as Mike Colameco, Diane Henderiks, Erick Weatherspool and Marilyn Schossbach prepare some gastronomical delights. Tickets are $25 + fee and can be purchased online at After October 5, tickers will be $30. Gates open each day at 11:30 a.m. with wine sampling conducted from noon to 4:30 p.m. each day. Wine sales end at 5 p.m.

The All American & Mrs. All American 2017 Pageant
Saturday, October 8 at 6:15 p.m.
The Grand Hotel of Cape May, 1045 Beach Ave., Cape May
This pageant is a National Pageant System that has been in existence since 1998. The contestants come from all over the country to compete for the top prizes at the National Level. They are judged on Interview, Runway and Evening Gown and also some top awards are given out including the Letisha Coleman Award for Breast Cancer. Letisha was a past Queen with this system so we honor her every year with a Spokes model title. The queens also enjoy their time while here with beach photo shoots, a tour and time spent at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood. The Pageant is open for all ages 10 up and all sizes size 16 over. This year we are crowning 16 National Titles who will represent the system. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20 for the public, $10 for senior citizens 55 and up, $5 for children, free for 9 and under, free for current reigning queens (2016-2017), and $10 for other titleholders (sash only, no crowns). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. For more information, visit or email

Victorian Weekend Crafts & Collectibles Show
Sunday, October 9 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Walk the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate on Sunday, October 9 during the Victorian Weekend Crafts & Collectibles Show on the lawn at the Emlen Physick Estate. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region will display and sell their unique and handmade wares from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and free parking is available. For more information, visit

5th Annual Spooks ‘N’ Kooks Costume Surf Contest
Sunday, October 9 at 10 a.m.
7th Street Beach, Ocean City
The 5th annual Spooks ‘N’ Kooks is a costume surfing contest held at 7th Street Beach in Ocean City. The entry fee is either 10 nonperishable food items, or a $10 gift card to ACME or ShopRite. Donations all go to the Ocean City Food Cupboard. Registration starts at 10 a.m. on the beach. Divisions include: Open Longboard, Open Shortboard, Women’s, and Groms (13-under).

Oktoberfest Kids Fun Run
Sunday, October 9 at 11:45 a.m.
Morey’s Mariner’s Pier, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Time for the kids to lace up their running shoes for the Oktoberfest Kids Fun Run! The run, for kids 12 and under, will begin and end outside our Mariner’s Pier on the beach. Not only will they get a chance to take on the beach course, but they will also have access to discount Oktoberfest passes where they can continue the fun after the race. Discount passes are only available with pre-registration. Cost is $10. For more information and to register, visit….

Upper Township Fallfest
Sunday, October 9 at 12 p.m.
Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Dr., Petersburg
This one-day event is geared towards community involvement and family fun! From 12 to 4 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. For more information, visit

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