Ahoy, matey! Historic Cold Spring Village invites you to celebrate the maritime culture and history of the Jersey Cape at Seafarers’ Weekend on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event will feature pirates, music and family fun. The Village buildings will also be open, featuring historical interpreters in period clothing who demonstrate the trades, crafts and lifestyles of Early America. “There is such a rich heritage related to the sea in and around Cape May County,” said HCSV Executive Director Anne Salvatore. “It’s important we celebrate that and present the history to our visitors.”
Valhalla’s Pirates will join the event, bringing thrilling fight scenes both days at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Captain Black and his crew will also meet with guests throughout the day to take pictures and tell tales of the sea. The Sea Dogs, an authentic maritime reenactment crew, will perform sea chanties on both Saturday and Sunday at the Village Gazebo. Visitors should be on the lookout for gold coins hidden throughout the Village that can be redeemed for a free treat in the Country Store! This event is generously sponsored by the Marsh & McLennan Agency.
The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. Admission during the season is $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free. Unlimited free admission is available with Village membership. The Village Nature Trail at Bradner’s Run is open to the public for free self-guided tours. Visit the Country Store, Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor, Brewery and Cold Spring Grange Restaurant. For more information on events, membership, volunteering or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300 ext. 10, or visit the Village website at www.hcsv.org.