Events this Week: Oct. 5 – 12, 2022

This week is another busy one across the county. Halloween season kicks off this week with a few Halloween-themed events, including the Pumpkin Festival at Cold Spring Village which features a haunted house, and a kid’s Halloween dance party in Avalon.

Creatures of the Night: Bats of NJ 

Thursday, October 6 from 6 to 7 p.m.  

Cape May Court House Library 

The talk covers a general overview of bats (what they are, how they work, how diverse they are), a look at the bats we have here in NJ, how bats can be beneficial to humans, myths and misconceptions about bats, threats to bats, and what we can do to help combat those threats.  This talk hopes to show attendees that bats are our friends (not something to fear). 

Avalon Wine and Spirits Festival – Paid Event 

Friday, October 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  

Avalon Community Hall 

Returning after a 2-year hiatus, the Avalon Wine & Spirits Festival returns with a variety of high-end wine, beer, and spirits! 

Live music with Five Times Famous. Food from Mermaid Mutineer and local restaurants. An expansive silent auction featuring local décor, gift certificates, art, and more! Tickets are $65 in advance or $75 at the door. 

Sea Isle Beach Cleanup and Dune Planting 

Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to noon 

JFK Boulevard, Sea Isle City 

Volunteers are asked to register on the day of the event at JFK Boulevard and the Promenade, where Environmental Commission members will distribute trash bags, dune grass seedlings, and other supplies. For more information about Sea Isle City’s Autumn Beach Clean-Up and Dune Grass Planting event, please phone 609-263-2081. 

Woodbine Car Show and Swap Meet 

Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

501 Washington Ave., Rt. 550, Woodbine 

The Greater Woodbine Chamber of Commerce Car Show & Swap meet is an annual event that takes place on the 2nd Saturday of October. Most of the years it falls on Columbus Day weekend. 

Kid’s Halloween Dance Party  

Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m.  

Avalon Free Public Library  

It’s a Kids’ Halloween Dance Party! Break out your costume early as our DJ keeps the music going. “Monster Mash,” anyone? 

Avalon Arts and Seafood Festival  

Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain date Oct. 9)  

Surfside Park to 30th Street & the Beach, Avalon 

This year, the Avalon Arts & Seafood Festival will feature a focus on vendors with original artwork and photography, craft and artisan items, food, and island businesses!  

The event will also feature the returning favorites of live music, children’s activities, local beer and wine, and the Sound Advice Lounge for the Saturday football games. 

Unity Day  

Saturday, October 8th  

Fox Park Amphitheater, 4500 Ocean Ave, Wildwood  

Right to Unite welcomes you to their 6th Annual Unity Day, Saturday, October 8th. Come together with local churches, police, fire, and sheriff departments to promote unity in Cape May County, New Jersey. Enjoy face painting, inflatables, and games, as well as FREE food. Bring a chair and enjoy live music. Unity Day will take place from noon to 5:00 pm at Fox Park Amphitheater, 4500 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood, New Jersey. Learn more at Right2UniteNJ.wixsite.com/unityday 

West Cape May Lima Bean Festival  

Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

732 Broadway, behind the Fire House 

West Cape May celebrates her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in the Borough’s Backyard Park!  The festival will delight locals and visitors alike with a vast array of recipes, crafts and products available.  

Any questions for this event should be directed to the Event Organizers,Theresa and Erin at (609) 884-1005 ext 100 or 101 or via email to festivals@westcapemay.us 

Cold Spring Village Pumpkin Festival  

Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Cold Spring Village, 733 Seashore Road  

This fun, free event will take place on the grounds of Historic Cold Spring Village and is presented by the Lower Township Rotary Club. Guests are encouraged to donate non-perishable goods to the ‘Share the Harvest’ Food Drive. 

Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village’s shell-paved lanes. Vendors will be selling hot dogs, funnel cake, and other snacks. Visit a haunted house at the Village Barn. Don’t miss the Children’s Halloween Parade at 11 a.m. 

Ocean City Fall Block Party  

Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

From 5th – 14th Streets on Asbury Ave.  

Over 350 crafters, food vendors, music and more will be at the popular fall event. Fireworks will start in the evening over the boardwalk.  

Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk 

Sunday, October 9 from at 8:30 a.m.  

Beach block at Sixth Street in Ocean City.   

The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides is a 5,000+ participant breast cancer fundraising 5K walk honoring over 250 survivors in Ocean City.  Check-in starting at 8:30 a.m. at the practice field on the beach block of Sixth Street. Stage program starts at 9 a.m., Survivor Runway Lap at 9:50 a.m., and walk at 10 a.m. Participants can register online at makingstrideswalk.org/OceanCityNJ. 

Upper Township Fall Festival  

Sunday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Amanda’s Field, 1091 NJ-50, Woodbine 

Come join Upper Township for family fun! There will be food trucks, free laser tag, and fun fall activities.  

Wildwoods Food and Music Festival 

Sunday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

Byrne Plaza  

This free event features a full day of fantastic food options, music, shopping and more. The festival will take place in Downtown Wildwood. 

The festival will include messy pie-eating contests, craft vendors and much more. The festival will provide fun for the kids with a “Kids Korner,” open from noon to 5 p.m. featuring games, pumpkin painting, and inflatable bounce houses. 

Stone Harbor Classic Car Show  

Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

200 Block of 96h Street 

Car enthusiasts, you won’t want to miss Stone Harbor’s second annual Classic and Vintage Car Show! The display will be followed by an award show and a car parade down 96th Street! For an application to participate or for more information, please email tourism@shnj.org

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