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The vibrant colors of autumn in Cape May are the setting Saturday, Oct. 3 for the Harvest Festival Crafts & Collectibles Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the beautiful grounds of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). It’s a perfect day for families to enjoy some shopping, games and great food.
Shop and browse among crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region who will display and sell their wares, including Sea Glass Jewelry by Nora, of Hamsburg, Pa., offering hand-crafted sea glass jewelry necklaces, earrings and rings; Barefoot Angel Candles of Buena, N.J., selling hand-poured soy candles and hand-painted recycled glass bottles; Nantiques, of Delran, N.J., who will show and sell antiques; and Mary Oriscak, offering beautiful vintage and estate jewelry, collectible glassware and pottery and vintage prints and photographs for sale. More will be available to shop for.
Family-friendly events are a huge part of the day and are designed for hands-on fun. Kids and their parents can visit tents featuring activities such as a Caramel Apple Topping Stand, Face Painting/Temporary Tattoos, Pumpkin Painting, an Apple Cider Doughnut Eating Race, Sand Art, Bracelet/Necklace Making and Harvest Hat Making, along with a bubble pond, hula hoops and more. Children can go on a Scavenger Hunt and collect stickers at locations around the estate for a prize. In addition, children can take a hayride around the estate.
The Carriage House Café & Tearoom on the estate grounds is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch. Enjoy gracious, yet casual, dining with an a la carte menu that includes signature sandwiches, salads, crab cake and tea sandwiches, as well as homemade soups and quiche, a kids menu, plus an Afternoon Tea Luncheon featuring loose tea service with teas from the House of Tea in Philadelphia. Reservations are accepted by calling (609) 884-5411.
Hot dogs and popcorn will be available for purchase on the grounds as well. Free parking is available and admission is free, with a charge for some activities.
The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals and special events, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at www.capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at (609) 884-5508 or visit www.capemaychamber.com. For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at www.capemaylodging.com.