New Jersey Audubon’s Fall Festival at Cape May Convention Hall

Walk through the doors of Cape May Convention Hall this weekend and enter a world of discovery. Everyone is invited, so bring the whole family for a day of fun; IT’S FREE! Whether you are a casual birder, backyard naturalist, avid explorer or just have an interest in nature, there is something for everyone’s interest. Plus, the first 850 people will receive a free tote bag.

You’ll find wildlife photography, glass art, jewelry made from nature, gifts and books. For the adventurer, there are tour companies that travel the globe, and binoculars and spotting scopes to fit all lifestyles and budgets.

If you want to get up close and personal with hawks, owls and eagles, you MUST see Jonathan Wood and his nationally acclaimed Raptor Project. Jonathan and his feathered friends will be at Convention Hall all weekend, with three special shows daily: Friday at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Don’t miss it!

We have gathered an exciting diversity of items to bid on in our silent auction, set up throughout Convention Hall. Binoculars, carvings, gifts, artwork and even some birding trips. Bidding runs from noon on Friday to noon on Sunday. Winning bidders will be notified by phone and must retrieve their items by 3 p.m. Sunday. Auction proceeds benefit NJ Audubon.

All youngsters can play our scavenger hunt game, finding as many objects as they can inside Convention Hall. Bring back the finished list and everyone wins a prize! For more activities, visit the Nature Center of Cape May exhibit in Convention Hall’s lobby for a variety of hands-on activities, interactive nature discovery and lots more. Be sure to visit children’s nature book author Kim Kurki at booth #7 to make your own binoculars!

Admission to Convention Hall is FREE! Hours are Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hope to see you there!