Halloween Events for Adults in Cape May County

Who says Halloween festivities are just for kids? Read on to find some suggestions for Halloween fun, adult style!

Test your pumpkin carving skills at Elaine’s Drunken Pumpkin Carving Contest on Thursday, October 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy fall in Cape May with beautiful cool weather and glowing jack-o-lanterns on Elaine’s porch and new patio. Although all ages are welcome, Elaine’s will offer drink specials and holiday cocktails throughout the evening. There will also be apple bobbing, a fire pit, live music from Bill Caterini and more. This event is FREE and the pumpkins are provided, but you must make reservations in advance to secure your pumpkin. Judging will begin at 8 p.m. Donations will be accepted for the Animal Outreach of Cape May County. For more information, call (609) 884-1199.

Play along and solve the mystery during the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities’ Murder Mystery Dinners on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m. You’ll meet some disreputable characters during this mystery that occurs all around you during a delicious dinner at the Inn of Cape May. Suspicion will challenge your sleuthing skills while you savor a four-course dinner at Aleathea’s Restaurant. Tickets are $50. This is a limited event and reservations are necessary. For more information, to view show dates and times and to purchase tickets, visit www.capemaymac.org.

Call up the babysitter ASAP and get your tickets to Congress Hall’s Masquerade Ball in the grand ballroom on Friday, October 28 from 8 to 11 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, of course, and attendees have a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes, which will be awarded for Best Congress Hall Icon, Best Political Costume, Best Couple, Funniest, Scariest, Crowd Favorite and Best Overall. Tickets are $25 and include a specialty cocktail and sweet treats from the dessert bar. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (609) 884-6583.

Go bar hopping in Cape May County this Halloweekend! Multiple bars in the area are hosting special events to celebrate Halloween. On Friday, October 28, check out Surf Dog Bar & Grill’s Halloween Party featuring the Bare-Bones Band and cash prizes. Then, head over to Rio Station for a Scareoke Halloween Party with big screen karaoke, a costume contest with prizes, giveaways, food and drink specials, a pumpkin beer tap takeover, a fall-themed cocktail menu and more! On Saturday, October 29, stop by Casey’s on Third’s Haunted Hillbilly Bash featuring the Sindi Raymond Band and a costume contest with prizes, then make your way over to Menz Restaurant & Bar’s Gilligan’s Island Halloween Bash including a costume contest with cash prizes, drink specials and live music by Animal House! For more information and to see all of the Halloween fun happening at the local bars, browse through the ads in the DoTheShore section.

To see all of the ways both adults and children can celebrate Halloween, check out the DoTheShore section or visit www.dotheshore.com.