Do the Shore this Fall: Cape May

While the Jersey Shore most definitely shines during the summer months, it has plenty more to offer when the heat subsides and the leaves begin to fall. Here we outline just a few of the major events occurring in the Cape May community this autumn season. For a complete list, be sure to consult the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce calendar at

Cape May Food & Wine Celebration
Saturday, September 12th to Sunday, September 20th
Where: Throughout Cape May
19th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration: Various locations in Cape May area.

Mutt Strut
Saturday, September 12th at 8 a.m.
Where: Promenade in front of Convention Hall, Cape May
The annual Mutt Strut gives owners and their canines a morning to enjoy a walk on the Cape May Promenade and celebrate the end of the dog days of summer. The 9th annual event will this year highlight dog costume and dog trick contests and a dog obedience demonstration. Half the proceeds benefit No Dog Gets Left Behind, with the remainder to CMCDOTC, the event sponsor. Register on date of event on Promenade near Convention Hall. Raindate is 9/13. Come! Have Fun!

Fall Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, September 17th to Sunday, September 20th at 9 a.m.
Where: Washington Street Mall, Washington Street, Cape May
For more information visit

4th Annual Cape May Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, September 19th at 8 a.m.
Where: Cape May Harbor, Cape May
The races are from 9 AM to 5 PM on Delaware Avenue, along the Cape May Harbor. Over 50 Teams from all over the east coast will be competing for trophies and bragging rights in this year’s thrilling races. This race is 200 meters long and features a beach load. This event has become one of the largest annual events in Cape May County and has been a great opportunity for teams to raise a lot of money for their favorite charities or Non Profits.

Saturday, October 3rd at 9 a.m.
Where: Jackson Street, Cape May
Rain Date: October 4th, For more information call (609) 884-5508 or visit

43rd Annual Victorian Weekend
Friday, October 9th to Monday October 12th at 9 a.m.
Where: Throughout Cape May
43rd Annual Victorian Weekend, For more information call (609) 884-5404 or visit

Lima Bean Festival
Saturday, October 10th at 9 a.m.
Where: Wilbraham Park, Cape May
Rain Date: October 11th. For more information call (609) 884-8302 or visit

Cape May Beachfront Glow Run
Friday, October 16th at 5 p.m.
Where: Beach Avenue, Cape May

Trick or Treat on the Mall
Sunday, October 18th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Washington Street Mall, Washington Street, Cape May

Halloween Parade
Sunday, October 18th at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Perry and Washington Street, Cape May
Mark your calendar for Cape May’s 32nd Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 18, 2015. The annual parade features music, entertainment, and of course, dozens of costumes from chilling to thrilling. Awards will be given in many different categories, groupings, and age ranges. Be sure to bring a sweets bag for trick or treating on the Washington Street Mall, starting at noon. Participants can download a registration form online by clicking here or pick one up at Cape May Convention Hall. Onsite parade registration starts at 1:30 PM on Perry and Washington Street, with judging beginning at 2 PM. The parade steps off at 3 PM from Perry Street and concludes at the Emlen Physick Estate.