This Weekend: 2/13-2/15

Looking for a way to take your loved one out for something unique? The shore has exactly what you are looking for! Try a tap takeover or a beer flight dinner. The shore has so much happening this weekend that you do not want to miss out on! Check out some highlights below.

Ferry Beer Flight Dinner – Tuckahoe Brewery
February 13 at 5:30 PM
Where: Cape May Ferry Terminal – North Cape May

Start your Valentine’s weekend off early with a Friday night beer lovers’ dinner at the Ferry terminal featuring the best of southern New Jersey craft beer selections! Enjoy a full-course dinner complete with Tuckahoe Brewery’s specially crafted selections on February 13, 2015 when the Cape May- Lewes Ferry hosts its second “Ferry Beer Dinner.” This unique dinner and beer pairing delight will be held inside the Sunset Lounge of the Cape May Ferry Terminal. The cost for the all-inclusive dinner, which begins with the Chef’s Selection of Hors d’ oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., is $50 per person.

Crowning of the Polar Bear Plunge Royal Family
February 13 at 6 PM
Where: LaCosta Lounge – Sea Isle City

Kick off Polar Bear Plunge weekend with the crowning of the Prince and Princess and the King and Queen!

Cape May Brewing Company Tap Takeover
February 13 at 7 PM
Where: Rio Station – Rio Grande

On Friday, February 13 is a Tap Takeover at Rio Station in Rio Grande. If you’re in love, bring your Valentine; if not, come drown your sorrows. There will be at least five CMBC brews on tap and, at 7pm, representatives from the brewery will join the party to mingle and hear what you think of their beer (as long as it’s nice). At 9pm, the band Stellar Mojo takes the stage. The whole shebang is part of Rio Station’s rebranding weekend, which means you can expect to see a brighter, spruced-up dining room and a whole new menu. “We like working with local businesses for events like this, of course,” says the restaurant’s Purchasing Agent Janis Quiggle, “but we’re also beer drinkers, and we simply like Cape May Brewing Company’s product. It’s exciting to have them in our business community.”

Cape May Wine Trail
February 14 at noon
Where: The Mad Batter – Cape May

Spend the day visiting Cape May County’s wineries and sampling the unique flavors of each. Begin with lunch at The Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., then board the trolley to Willow Creek Winery, Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery and Natali Vineyards. $75 includes lunch, wine tastings at each vineyard and a wine tasting glass. Sat., Feb. 14 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

Polar Bear Plunge
February 14 at 2 PM
Where: JFK Boulevard – Sea Isle City

Jump-start the 2015 summer season at the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Come early, as the polar bears don’t stay in the ocean very long!

5th Annual Chili and Chowder Challenge
February 15 at 11 AM
Where: Congress Hall – Cape May

Sunday February 15th The Ballroom at Congress Hall in Cape May will become the hottest spot in town! Come taste Chili & Chowder prepared by professional and home-style chefs, you are the judges and pick the winners. Enjoy the tastings from our group of chefs along with DJ Ed McDonough spinning cool tunes; a cash bar will be available to help you chill!

Cape May Wine School
February 15 at 1 PM
Where: Washington Inn – Cape May

Learn about wines at the Washington Inn, 801 Washington St. Discern and appreciate a selection of fine wines and increase your knowledge of pairings. 1 p.m. Sun., Feb. 15. $40 per person. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information or to make reservations, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit

For more information about these and other community events, see the Herald’s online calendar.

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