Events this Week: October 19 – 26, 2022

If you’re into Halloween, this week is absolutely huge no matter where you live in Cape May County. The “Ghoul Spring Village” returns and is one of the last chances to visit Cold Spring Village this season. There are multiple Halloween parades this week and several beach cleanup events. It shouldn’t be hard to find something to do this week!

Ghoul Spring Village 

Friday & Saturday , October 21 & 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.  

Historic Cold Spring Village 

Historic Cold Spring Village is offering a family-friendly haunted walk-thru for young and old alike. Proceeds benefit HCSV Foundation, a non-profit living history museum. $4.00 Admission fee for children and adults – 2.00 Hayrides! 

Drinks & Drag Queen Halloween Show 

Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m.  

Wildwoods Convention Center 

Join us for a hilarious, entertaining, and wicked good time at the Wildwoods Convention Center on October 21, 2022!! Full-scale Variety Drag Show with six of our favorite Drag Queens and Hosted by the fabulous Astala Vista. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in your favorite costume – Prizes will be awarded. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Adult show, adult language, adult content 

Sea Isle Halloween Parade & Dance Party 

Friday, October 21 at  7 p.m.  

Parade Route: 44th & Landis to 39th & Landis / Dance Party: Excursion Park 

The parade will feature live music, strolling entertainers, floats, local organizations and many well-costumed participants.  The Halloween Awards Ceremony and Family Dance Party will take place at the Excursion Park Band Shell immediately after the parade. The dance party will keep your “spirits” high and delight families with seasonal music and popular dance favorites. 

Wildwood RV Show 

Friday to Sunday, October 21 – 23  

Wildwoods Convention Center 

South Jersey’s largest indoor end-of-year LIQUIDATION SALE will be held inside the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring the top brand recreational vehicles from New Jersey’s largest RV dealers including Dylan’s RV Center, Driftwood RV Center, Whitehorse RV Center, and Cross Roads Trailers. There will also be many vendors for all your RV needs. Admission TBD. FRI: Noon – 7 p.m.; SAT: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; SUN: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 856.228.0090 or visit NJFallRVShow.com 

Dog Day at the Ocean City Boardwalk  

Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Ocean City Boardwalk 

Leashed dogs will be permitted on the boardwalk! All are welcome and encouraged to bring their favorite furry canine friend. Activities for the day include dog-specific vendors along the boardwalk, photo-op stations on the boardwalk, and the Humane Society of Ocean City’s “Pet of the Year” Announcement. 

Avalon Fall Dune Grass Planting 

Saturday, October 22 at 8:30 a.m.  

Avalon Community Hall 

Join volunteers across Avalon in helping to protect our beaches by preserving the Dunes on a special Dune Grass Planting Day. Volunteers will meet at Avalon Community Hall at 8:30am, and lunch will follow the planting. Contact Chuck McDonnell (609-967-3066) or Sue Keen (609-967-5924) to sign up. 

Bonfire at the Beach  

Saturday, October 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. / Rain date November 5  

1st and Surf Avenue  

North Wildwood beach, 1st & Surf Ave. The Anglesea Irish Society & Greater Wildwood Jaycees want you to bring a chair and a blanket and enjoy the 11th Annual Bonfire on the Beach. Admission is $10 (Kids under 12 are $2). Musical entertainment will be provided. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase. Rain date is November 5. 

Sea Isle City Harvest Classic 

Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. & Pleasure Ave 

It will be a day jam-packed with fall festivities that include live music, a pie baking contest, pumpkin decorating for the kids, hayrides on the beach and more. Local stores will offer pop up shopping, and a surf competition on the beach. As some added fun throughout our community, businesses and organizations will decorate a scarecrow to display at their store or building in town! Maps of where each scarecrow location will be available on seaislechamber.com! Families will vote for their favorite scarecrow during the Classic! 

Cape May Community Cleanup  

Saturday, October 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

Meet at Fisherman’s Memorial  

Trash will be picked up from the memorial along the harbor all the way to the nature center. Tools and lunch will be provided! 

Olde Tyme Harvest Festival  

Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House  

Middle Township celebrates fall with one of its biggest festivals of the year. This fall-fest will have rides, vendors, food trucks, live music, and more.  

Guests are encouraged to come in their best Halloween costumes, and a pumpkin decorating contest will be held. 

Middle Township “Olde Tyme” Fall Festival  

Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Downtown Court House on Mechanic Street 

The popular festival returns! Rides, entertainment, food, and activities come to downtown Court House. There will be a costume contest for pets and kids. For more info, call Middle Township Special Events at 609-465-8728 

Cape May Halloween Parade  

Sunday, October 23 at 3 p.m.  

Route listed below 

Cape May’s Annual Halloween Parade returns! The parade route begins at Perry Street and Carpenters Lane, proceeds down Carpenters Lane to Ocean Street, travels down Washington Street, and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington Street.  

Pre-registration is available at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach venue, or download the registration form by visiting www.capemaycity.com. 

Humane Society’s “Howl-O-Ween” Parade 

Saturday, October 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. 

6th to 12th Street on the Ocean City Boardwalk 

 Contestants are encouraged to dress themselves and their pooch in zany, fun Halloween costumes in the spirit of the season. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at the Sports & Civic Center. The parade begins at 3 p.m. and the procession is from 6th to 12th Street on the Boardwalk. Vendor and Parade registration is now open at www.ocnj.us/DogDay. 

Ale O’ Ween  

Saturday, October 22  

565 Dennisville Rd 

The 3rd Annual Dennis Township Ale O’ Ween community festival will be taking place on Saturday, October 22nd featuring local breweries, food trucks, and live entertainment! 

Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair! 

We will be accepting a limited amount of vendors on a first come / first served basis. Please contact me at matalucci@dennistwp.org to get on the list! 

Barrier Beach Ecology  

Monday, October 24 from 6 to 7 p.m.  

Lower Township Public Library  

This event, presented by the Wetlands Institute, will teach you about the delicate ecology of local beaches; the barrier islands here are an entire ecosystem! From the turtles of the marsh to the crabs of the beach, the event will discuss what exactly makes up a barrier island. Guests can meet an animal that lives in each of the many different zones. 

Ocean City Library Halloween Fest 

Tuesday, October 25 at 5 p.m.  

Ocean City Public Library  

Events will be held in rooms N111, N110, or Children’s Activity Room. Join us for a fun Halloween Celebration! Email Sara to register for events and to join our Young Adult Discord server for up-to-date info and announcements 

Middle Township Halloween Parade  

Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m.  

Lineup begins at 6 p.m. at Memorial Field. The parade will travel north along Route 9 to W Mechanic Street. Judging will take place at the library.  

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