Do The Shore: Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

Children’s Story Hour
Thursday, Sept. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Historic Cold Spring Village, 720 Route 9, Cape May
Children’s Story Hour runs through Nov. 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays (except Thanksgiving) at 10:30 a.m. at the Historic Cold Spring Village Welcome Center. This free interactive program includes music, a story and craft centered around Cape May Country’s history. This is a perfect program for pre-K through kindergarten! This program is made possible in part by a re-grant administered by the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission, from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. For more information, visit

Olde Time Italian Festival
Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30
Fox Park, Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery avenues, Wildwood
Celebrate Italian culture and heritage at Fox Park on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery avenues in Wildwood on Friday from 5 to 11 p.m. and on Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. Come experience an ‘Olde World’ family festival including a Procession of the Saints, delicious Italian food favorites, merchandise vendors, games and continuous FREE live entertainment. A grape stomping contest and spaghetti eating contest will take place as well. Admission to the festival is FREE. For more information, call (609) 729-7499 or visit

Oktoberfest at Morey’s Piers
Friday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 1
Morey’s Mariner’s Pier, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
The ancient German tradition of merriment, roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, beer, pretzels and bratwurst comes to the Wildwoods with Morey’s Piers Oktoberfest. Join us on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and Oct. 6-8. Mariner’s Pier will be open for Oktoberfest from 5 to 11 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Jumbo’s restaurant will feature a special themed selection of Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, German potato salad, schnitzel and more. On tap, guests will find a wide selection of beers and tasting flights to be enjoyed at an outdoor “biergarten” located behind Jumbo’s with live entertainment from The Oompah-Delics. Raise a glass and tap a toe as bands play throughout the night Friday and Saturday on the main stage from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call (609) 522-3900 or visit

‘Monsters on the Beach’ Monster Truck Races’
Friday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 1
Wildwood Beach, Lincoln to Spencer avenues, Wildwood
Enjoy a weekend of intense thrills as massive monster trucks race and fly around the Wildwood Beach from Lincoln to Spencer avenues. Friday night features qualifying races beginning at 7 p.m. (not a full show). Saturday features two races at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday features title races and tough truck races starting at 1 p.m. Gates open one hour before each start time. Food and merchandise vendors as well as monster truck rides on the beach will be available. The fun and exciting truck lineup will feature Big Foot, Avenger, Brutus, Heavy Hitter, Basher, Saigon Shaker, Jester and Megasaurus! Monster truck lineup is subject to change. For ticket information, call (609) 522-3644 or visit

Tromeo’s Halloween Cemetery Scare
Friday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m.
St. Babs (Formerly Old Goshen Church), 321 N. Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House
Will Keenan premieres “Tromeo’s Halloween Cemetery Scare!” at St. Babs church Sept. 29 through Oct. 31. Highlights include a haunted cemetery tour, a “Buried Alive Experience” where attendees can feel what it’s like to be buried in a fresh grave, complete with funeral procession, a “Zombie Prom” on Halloween night, Will Keenan’s special readings of the poems of Edgar Allan Poe, a “Trunk Or Treat” for parents and kids, and the famed Zombie Crawl players kicking off the production Sept. 29. On Sept. 29, the Haunted Cemetery Tour + Buried Alive Experience is from 7 to 10 p.m. and costs $15. For details such as dates of each activity and cost, visit

‘Wild Thang’ Chrysler Car Show
Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 a.m.
Wildwoods Boardwalk, Schellenger Avenue, Wildwood
Chrysler cars will be displayed along the Wildwoods Boardwalk on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning at Schellenger Avenue and heading north. All Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Plymouth makes and models will be featured. FREE for spectators. For more information, call (860) 303-2952 or visit

Downtown Wildwood Fall Farmers Market
Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 a.m.
Farmers Market Lot, 3501 Pacific Ave., Wildwood
New for 2017, the Downtown Wildwood Fall Farmers Market will take place every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until Oct. 28. Farm goods, regular and gluten free baked goods, wine, honey, fall flowers and produce, gourmet sauces, guacamole, salsas, nuts, dried fruits, soaps, lotions & scrubs, pulled pork, twice baked potato pots, dog treats, pickles, breakfast sandwiches and more will be sold! 98.7 The Coast will broadcast live from the Fall Farmers Market and provide music from 8 to 10 a.m. There will be strolling children’s entertainers and live music from 9 to 11 a.m. most weeks. Free parking is provided as well as free DOOWW magnets and tote bags, while supplies last! For more information, visit

9th Annual Walk for the Wounded
Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8:30 a.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk between Eighth and Ninth streets, Ocean City
When walkers, sponsors and other supporters gather on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday, Sept. 30 for the 9th Annual Walk for the Wounded, they’ll hear the inspiring story of a hero who was struggling with an amputation and other significant injuries at an age when most young Americans are enjoying college or embarking on a new career. Registration takes place at the Ocean City Music Pier at 8:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m., and the three-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. All proceeds will help Operation First Response, which supports wounded soldiers in times of crisis. To learn more about Walk for the Wounded, please contact Tricia Ciliberto at (609) 402-5190 or, or visit

Autumn Festival Crafts & Collectibles Show
Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May
Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lush estate lawn at the beautiful Emlen Physick Estate Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day also includes hands-on activities and games for children. Admission and parking are free, with a charge for some activities. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Apple-Pumpkin Fest
Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.
South Seaville UMC, 111 Corson Tavern Rd., South Seaville
Join the South Seaville UMC for Apple-Pumpkin Fest, a baking contest and vendor fair! The event will take place from 10 a.m. t0 2 p.m. at the South Seaville UMC, 111 Corson Tavern Rd., South Seaville, on the corner of Corson Tavern Road & Main Street. To reserve a space as a vendor, call (609) 284-5247. Cost is $20 per space. To enter the pumpkin or apple pie/dessert content, enter by 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit

Underground Railroad Trolley Tour
Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10:45 a.m.
Center for Community Arts, 717 Franklin St., Cape May
Climb aboard Cape May’s newest trolley tour to hear tales of the Underground Railroad in Cape May. Hear how, fleeing their chains in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, African American slaves braved strong currents and stormy seas, guided by the beacon at the Cape May Lighthouse. Hear how legendary anti-slavery fighter, Harriet Tubman, walked these streets, as did businessman and former slave, Stephen Smith, whose railroad cars carried hundreds to freedom. Admission is $15. Presented by the Center for Community Arts in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Sea Isle City Harborfest 2017
Saturday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m.
SIC Marina Park, 341 42nd Pl., Sea Isle City
This bay-side festival celebrates Sea Isle’s fishing and nautical history. Festival-goers will enjoy delicious seafood, live music, clam eating contest, crafts and specialty vendors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Harborfest will be held rain or shine. In case of heavy rain, the event will be moved indoors to the Lobster Loft Restaurant. For more information, visit, call (609) 263-9090 or email

Critter Festival 2017
Saturday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m.
Cape May Point State Park, Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point
Don’t miss Critter Festival 2017! Meet all kinds of live animals, and enjoy Marshall Steve’s pony rides, an exhibition from the Cape May County Zoo, Dorothy’s chinchillas, hayrides with Rea’s Farm around the Point of Cape May, Smokey Bear, firetrucks, a touch tank from the Wetlands Institute, hawk banding demonstrations, greyhound adoptions, Paws Seeing Eye Pups, 4-H Small Livestock, tortoise and hare races, dog agility training with Brutus the Wonderdog, pet rock making to bring home, plus other kids activities! Don’t forget to bring your hermit crab along to enter it in the hermit crab races! This event is indoors and out, rain or shine. Cost is $3 per person, ages 3 and under FREE.

CMC Bar Foundation 19th Annual 5K Boardwalk Run/1K Walk
Sunday, Oct. 1 at 7 a.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, Ocean City
The Cape May County Bar Foundation is holding its 19th Annual 5K Boardwalk Run/1K Walk. Course will begin at the Ocean City Music Pier, run south to end of the boardwalk, then reverse course back to the music pier. In-person registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. The race will begin at 9 a.m. There will be prizes for the top finishers in each category. Fee is $25. Register online at Proceeds of this event benefit the Cape May County Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund which awards two scholarships a year to Cape May County High School students going on to college. For more information, call (609) 463-0313 or visit

2nd Annual Chili-Chowder Festival
Sunday, Oct. 1 at 12 p.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk between Eighth and Ninth streets, Ocean City
The second annual Chili Chowder Festival returns to the Ocean City Music Pier noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 1. The event features an opportunity to sample the finest chili and chowder from Ocean City Restaurant Association members. This year’s event includes a “Chili Cook Off” among the three platoons of the Ocean City Fire Department and proceeds benefit the O.C. Fire Fighters Foundation. Wristbands for the event ($15 adults and $5 for kids) are on sale at, at all three Ocean City fire stations and on weekends at Johnny B. Goode Ice Cream Parlor (14th Street & Asbury Avenue).