Do The Shore This Halloween!

Looking for something spooktacular to do this week? Check out our rundown of all the Halloween, harvest, and action-packed fun happening at the shore!

Midnight at the Physick Estate with Craig McManus
Friday, October 24th at 11 p.m.
Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 1048 Washington St, Cape May

Don’t miss the rare opportunity to spend midnight in the Physick Estate with Cape May’s most famous ghost hunter. Author, psychic medium and ghost investigator Craig McManus will host Midnight at the Physick Estate, in which 25 lucky people will hear Craig share his stories, experiences and perhaps channel a spirit or two. Admission is $35 per person and tours begin at 11 p.m. For more informations visit

Olde Tyme Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 25th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Mechanic St, Cape May Court House

Our 17th annual “Olde Tyme Harvest Festival” is scheduled for Saturday October 25, 2014, with the rain date being Sunday October 26, 2014, to be held on Mechanic St. in Cape May Court House. This will be a day-long celebration of the old and new in Middle Township, featuring live music, games, rides, food and much more!

Boardwalk Pumpkin Run
Saturday, October 25th at 10 a.m.
Where: Beginning at the Wildwoods Convention Center – 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

The Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run is a fun and exciting family event for all ages. The festive boardwalk event begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Wildwoods Convention Center, rain or shine, and offers a 5K run along with a one-mile family walk. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. inside the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes and vie for prizes in the best dressed categories of Family, Youth, Infant and Best All-Around. All proceeds benefit Wildwoods’ Elementary Schools located on the Island. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for 18 and under. All participants will receive a Pumpkin Run T-shirt. For additional information visit or call 609-849-8887.

Ghost Investigation
Saturday, October 25th from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village – 720 Shore Road, Cape May

Interested in ghost hunting? Like learning about the supernatural? Join teams of paranormal investigators for two nights of hands-on ghost hunting in Historic Cold Spring Village. The Truth Paranormal research team will lead guests through tests using digital photography and sound recording equipment to try and capture evidence of the supernatural.

The investigation will begin in the Welcome Center with an introduction to ghost-hunting etiquette and equipment, and an overview of the history of paranormal activity at the Village. Guests will then be escorted in groups to each of five buildings where researchers will allow guests to assist with the investigations. After the investigation, guests will return to the Welcome Center to discuss their findings over dessert. Tickets to each investigation are $40 each and must be purchased in advance. For more information visit

Paranormal Tour at the Wildwoods Shore
Saturday, October 25th from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: George F. Boyer Museum – 3907 Pacific Ave, Wildwood

The Paranormal Tour at the Wildwoods Shore will be held at the George F. Boyer Museum on Pacific Avenue in Wildwood Oct. 25. An interactive paranormal tour at the former site of a funeral parlor, the event is presented by Teen Paranormal Society. Smart phones and ear plugs are necessary to participate. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information call 609-523-0277.

Pumpkin Hayride
Saturday, October 25th from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Lower Cape Library – 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas

Adults and children alike are welcome to celebrate the best parts of autumn with us as we take a hay ride 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. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and all patrons must register beforehand.

Island Pumpkin Fest
Sunday, October 26th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Fox Park & the beach, Wildwood Crest

Craft and food vendors, a bounce house, a costume contest and entertainment will be in Fox Park. A Hay ride will start on the beach at Andrews Avenue and go to the Great Pumpkin Patch on the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. Featured live entertainment will be Country Rock artist Dave Hangley and DJ entertainment by “DJ Eddy B” of “Good Times Music” and “DJ Master J” of “Master DJ and Sound LLC.” For more information call 609-374-6213.

Harry Potter Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 29th – 6 to 9pm
Where: Main Branch of the CMC Library – 30 W. Mechanic St, Cape May Court House

The Cape May County Library invites children, ages 6-12, and their families to attend a Harry Potter Halloween Party. This event will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 29. The party will be held at the Main Branch of the Library located at 30 W. Mechanic Street in Cape May Court House.

Young witches and wizards (ages 6-12) and their families are invited to attend a Halloween Party at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry! Come dressed as your favorite character from the Harry Potter series for an evening of games, crafts, trivia, treats, and more. We will also be featuring creepy critters from the NJ Nature Center.

Registration is not required for this event. For additional information please contact the Children’s Room at (609) 463-6354 or visit online at

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat
Thursday, October 30th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Wildwood Crest Pier Lot – Heather Rd & Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest

The event consists of adults bringing their Halloween-decorated vehicles to the Wildwood Crest Pier parking lot at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, where they will distribute candy from the trunks of their vehicles to children outfitted for Halloween. The event includes other Halloween related activities, a DJ, refreshments and prizes awarded to the best decorated vehicles. Trunk-or-Treat is a free event, but vehicles must be pre-registered to take part. Registration forms are available at the Crest Pier Recreation Center. Please call 609-523-0202 or visit for further information.

Ocean City Halloween Parade
Thursday, October 30th from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: On Asbury Ave from 6th – 11th Sts, Ocean City

The parade is sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club and will proceed from 6th to 11th Street.

The 2014 Wildwoods Halloween Parade
Thursday, October 30th at 5 p.m.
Where: Beginning at the Wildwoods Convention Center – 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

The parade will begin at the Wildwoods Convention Center and head South on Ocean Avenue ending at
Crest Pier. Registration of participants and line-up will begin at 5 p.m. Judging will take place at the Convention Center. The parade will begin at 6pm. Trophies will be awarded in various categories for costumes and group participation. Please call 609-522-4546 with any questions.

Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House
Friday, October 31st from 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Elks Lodge – 1st & Olde New Jersey Aves, North Wildwood

On Halloween evening, the Greater Wildwood Elks will host a free Halloween Haunted House at the Elks Lodge. Trick-or-Treaters can walk through a “Haunted House” and receive treats from 5 – 8 p.m. For additional information call 609-729-5776.

North Wildwood Trunk or Treat and Block Party
Friday, October 31st from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: On Olde New Jersey Ave between 2nd & Chestnut Aves, North Wildwood

Parents are encouraged to bring their automobiles decorated for Halloween. Children will come in costume and visit each car where families will provide treats from the trunks of their cars. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated car. For more information call 609-522-2955 or

Trick or Treat at the Physick Estate
Friday, October 31st from 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Emlen Physick Estate – 1048 Washington St, Cape May

On All Hallows Eve, Oct. 31, there are spooky characters waiting to give treats to all the good little boys and ghouls at Cape May’s original haunted house, the Emlen Physick Estate.

For more information about these, and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.

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