THIS WEEKEND: Seafood Fest, Stripers, and Holiday Sale

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun going on at the shore!

7th Annual High Tides Striper Tournament
Saturday, November 2nd from 8 am
Where: Hinch Marina – 989 Ocean Dr, Cape May
Sponsored by the Carpenters Union Local 255, this tournament is “making a difference” for the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund. Captain’s Meeting takes place on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 pm. Northern Scale at Hoffman’s Marina – 602 Green Ave, Brielle, NJ 08730. Southern Scale at Hinch Marina – 989 Ocean Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204. Meeting will feature cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Fishing tournament is on Saturday, Nov. 2. $60.00 per angler includes awards dinner. Weigh-in stations at the Northern and Southern scales listed above. Scales open at 3 pm and close at 5 pm. Awards dinner located at VFW Post 386 in Cape May.

Indoor Christmas Bazaar and People’s Choice Motorcycle Contest
Saturday, November 2nd from 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Cape Community Church Fellowship Hall -1159 Route 9, Cape May Court House
Santa and Mrs. Claus will hear Christmas wishes FREE from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Motorcycle contest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. People vote for best bike with a $1 donation, which will go to Matt’s Stocking to help provide toys for needy children in Cape May County. Best motorcycle receives a giant trophy! There will be a strolling Nativity scene, Christmas music and lots of baked goods and food. Call 609-425-3410 for more information or to sign up.

Avalon Chamber Seafood Festival
Saturday-Sunday, November 2nd & 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 30th St and the beach, Avalon
Complete with pumpkins, hay bales and delicious seafood, the Avalon Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Seafood Festival on Oct. 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held at 30th Street and the beach in Avalon, and will feature crafts, gifts, live entertainment, children’s games and activities, and of course, the best seafood in the area. Sound Advice returns with the popular Sound Advice Lounge, allowing visitors to enjoy the weekend football games on large-screen televisions. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, including fall favorites such as Sam Adams Oktoberfest. For more information on the event, please visit the website at, or call the Avalon Chamber of Commerce at 609-967-3936.

Cheer Tech Island Championship
Sunday, November 3rd from 9 am to 3 pm
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center – 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
Cheer Tech returns to the Wildwoods Convention Center for four days of cheerleading competitions on Nov. 3, Nov. 17, and again on Dec. 7 and 8. Hundreds of cheerleading teams will bring their dance moves, pom-poms and spirit to compete for a winning title. The Cheer Tech Island Championship U.S. Finals competition on Nov. 3 will include recreation, high school, college, open and all-star divisions. Competitions will be held from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. All teams from each competition will compete on a 54’ by 42’ spring floor trying to impress the crowd and win the judges’ votes. All performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded prizes. Competitions will take place inside the Wildwoods Convention Center, located at 4501 Boardwalk in Wildwood. Tickets for admission are $15 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under, and free for children 3 and under. For additional information about Cheer Tech events, call 866-52-CHEER or visit

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

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