Check out what’s happening this weekend!
Lima Bean Festival
Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m.
Wilbraham Park, Broadway & West Perry streets, West Cape May
Come to the Lima Bean Festival, where this lovely and lowly legume gets to be the center of our 33rd celebration. Savor a huge variety of lima bean inspired foods including soups, chili, crepes, empanadas, stews, cupcakes, pies, cookies, muffins, hummus, salsa, sauces and hand-crafted sodas. There will be fresh lima beans for sale, some grown at one of the oldest farms in West Cape May. Local arts and crafts vendors will sell lima bean themed T-shirts, hats, bags, pottery and jewelry. Local musicians will be entertaining all day, and we will crown the King and Queen of the Lima Bean Festival at 3 p.m. Admission is free, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 7. Proceeds benefit the West Cape May Shade Tree Commission. For more information, call (609) 886-0412 or visit www.westcapemay.us.
11th Annual Seafood & Music Festival
Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m.
Atlantic Avenue between Wildwood and Schellenger avenues, Wildwood
The festival will include live music, delicious food, messy pie-eating contests, craft vendors and much more. The festival will even provide fun for the kids with a “Kids Korner,” open from noon to 5 p.m., featuring games, activities and inflatable bounce houses. The FREE entertainment line-up will feature two stages of live music with Electric Beach Band, SassFaction, 99 Reasons and Shot of Southern. The 11th Annual Seafood and Music Festival is FREE to attend. For more information, call (609) 729-4000.
Monarch Migration Festival
Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.
Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May
It is the peak season for the monarch butterfly migration and the Monarch Monitoring Project is in full swing. We will have programs, live tagging demonstrations, food and vendors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and check out what the fuss is all about and learn what you can do to help save this declining species! Rain date is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call (609) 427-3045.