What: A swashbuckling weekend of history and activities at an open-air historic village
When: August 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village
Cape Ahoy, matey! Make sure to stop on into Historic Cold Spring Village and celebrate the maritime history and culture of the famous Jersey Cape at our 14th annual Seafarers’ Weekend. This event will feature pirates, puppets, music, and family fun.
The Village buildings will be open, featuring historically clothed interpreters who will demonstrate the trades, crafts, and lifestyles of Early America. A daring puppet show “Death of Blackbeard the Pirate” and tales of the sea by Billy Bully will be performed by Shades of Our Past!
Join in on the fun and frivolity with Captain Jack Sparrow and his trusty first mate Morgan! Kaptain Kristian and Red will be present to tickle your funny bone at the Dennisville Inn. Jolly Shore Leave will be on deck both days to entertain all you scallywags! Musically that is! The Sea Dogs Maritime Band, an authentic reenactment crew, will perform their sea shanties on both days at the Village Gazebo.
Keep a weather eye for troubadours John and Jan Haigis at the Welcome Center. Pirate Pete’s Soda Pop Co. will be weighing anchor to provide the best in handmade artisanal sodas. Pillage the Village! Children should be on the lookout for gold coins hidden throughout the Village that can be redeemed for a free prize! Seafarers’ Weekend is generously sponsored by Ocean Club Hotel, Coastline Realty, Flying Fish Studio, Steger Beach Service, Inn at the Park, and the Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar.
About the Village
Historic Cold Spring Village is a 19thc. open air non-profit living history museum that portrays the crafts, trades, lifestyle, and issues from the “Age of Homespun.” The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from late June to early September, historically clothed interpreters and artisans preserve the heritage of from the “age of homespun.” The museum is located between Route 9 and Seashore Road (Rte. 626) three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. The Seashore Road admission gate is open Thursday thru Sunday; the Route 9 admission gate is open Saturday and Sunday. During the season, the entrance fee is $14 for adults and $12 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are admitted free.