THIS WEEKEND: Seafood Fests, Car Cruise, & Ghost Hunt

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

Kiwanis Wine Gala
Friday, October 4th from 7 to 10 pm
Where: Cape May Winery – 711 Townbank Rd, Cape May
In support of our continuing efforts, the Kiwanis club of Cape May Court House is hosting a Wine Gala at Cape May Winery on October 4th from 7 to 10pm. This “Evening of Small Plates” is offered courtesy of Cape May’s finest dining establishments. There will be three renowned Cape May restaurants – The Washington Inn, Tisha’s and the Black Duck – to provide an array of dishes along with a diverse collection of wines. You can purchase tickets by emailing or calling (609) 231-6676.

3rd Annual “All for the Girls”
Friday, October 4th from 7 to 10 pm
Where: Cape Trinity Catholic School – 1500 Central Ave, Wildwood
This is the event everyone is talking about! Cape Trinity Catholic School will host their 3rd annual “All for the Girls”, an evening of shopping, food and fun on Friday night, October 4th from 7-10pm. This fun, fund raising event will be held at Cape Trinity Catholic’s South Campus (St Ann’s Gym), located at 2901 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood. Volunteers are hard at work transforming the gym into a glamorous party hall! There will be numerous vendors, such as Tastefully Simple, Silpada, Mary Kay, “31”, Arbonne, Tupperware, Cash for Gold, Pampered Chef and more! Wine, appetizers and desserts will be served. There will be raffle tickets for gift certificates and gift baskets. Guests who bring a non-perishable food item for the Lazarus House Food Pantry will get a free raffle ticket! The Parent Association will be selling 50/50 tickets for what is becoming one of the biggest 50/50 payouts in recent school history!

Sharing The Freedom Flea Market
Saturday, October 5th from 9 am to 4 pm
Where: The Hut -113 W. Oak Ave, Wildwood
Sponsored by the Entertainment/Special Events Committee – The Twelfth Step House.

Tuckahoe Cars, Cruise & Crafts Show
Saturday, October 5th from 9 am
Where: Amanda’s Field – Route 50, Upper Township
A car cruise will begin promptly at 9 a.m., and will include antiques, street rods, motorcycles, Tuners, Imports and just about anything else that is has wheels and is street legal. There is a $15 registration fee to enter the show. All vehicles that are to be included in judging must be on the lot by noon. Trophies will be awarded in twelve categories, plus Judges’ Choice and Best in Show. Other activities include DJ John Lockwood from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Face Painting, Moon Bounce and Crafts for Kids, and much, much more. Food will be available. Please visit the web site at for more information on the Contests.

Saturday, October 5th from 9:30 am to 4 pm
Where: 42nd Place, Sea Isle City
On Saturday, October 5, the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization will host their annual Harborfest celebration, which will delight music lovers, shoppers, competitive eaters, athletes and anyone who enjoys fresh seafood. The fun will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the Harborfest 5K Run on Sea Isle’s oceanfront Promenade at JFK Boulevard. Additional Harborfest activities will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along 42nd Place and the Bay, where delicious seafood, nautical displays, live music by the Daisy Jug Band, and a vendors market with crafts, fashion apparel and collectibles will delight festival-goers. At 1 p.m., the Harborfest Chowder Contest will begin, featuring chowders prepared by numerous local restaurants. Then, at 3 p.m., the festival’s exciting Raw Clam Eating Contest will begin along 42nd Place. To learn more about Sea Isle City’s 2012 Harborfest celebration, phone (609) 263-9090 or visit For more information about the Harborfest 5K Run, phone (609) 263-3611 or visit .

Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to 8 pm
Where: Jackson Street, Cape May
Come out and celebrate the famous Bavarian tradition on Historic Jackson Street as it is transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. Visit the Beer Gardens and browse the artisans tables selling crafts, antiques and collectibles.

Seafood and Music Festival
Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to 8 pm
Where: Atlantic Ave Between Wildwood and Schellenger Aves, Wildwood
The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will host a FREE street fair on Atlantic Avenue between Wildwood and Schellenger Avenues, Wildwood. Live music, crafters, food vendors, pie eating contest & much more! Two stages of free musical entertainment. A Kids Korner with activities including pumpkin painting, face painting and bounces will take place from noon – 4 p.m.

Hands-On Ghost Hunting
Saturday, October 5th from 6:30 pm
Where: Historic Cold Spring Village – 720 U.S. 9, Cape May, NJ
Interested in ghost hunting? Like learning about the supernatural? Join Truth Paranormal Investigators for two nights of hands-on ghost hunting in Historic Cold Spring Village. The Truth Paranormal Investigators team will lead guests through tests using digital photography and sound recording equipment in order to capture evidence of the supernatural. After the investigation, guests will return to the Welcome Center to discuss their findings over dessert. Tickets to each investigation are $35 each and must be purchased in advance. Visit or call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10 to purchase tickets. A limited number of tickets are available! Please B.Y.O.F. (bring your own flashlight) for this night of fright!

4-H Fall Halloween Fun Horse Show and Fun Fest
Sunday, October 6th from 11 am to 4 pm
Where: 4-H Fairgrounds – 355 Courthouse – S. Dennis Road, Cape May Court House
On Oct. 6 the 4-H Fall Halloween Fun Horse Show and Fun Fest will be held at the 4-H Fairgrounds from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Fairgrounds are located at 355 Courthouse – S. Dennis Road in Cape May Courthouse. Free hands-on activities and crafts offered by 4-H Club Leaders and Rutgers Master Gardeners begin on Sunday starting at 2:00 p.m.

“To Cozy With Love” Tribute
Sunday, October 6th from 2 pm
Where: Performing Arts Center of Middle Township – 212 Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House
A bandleader who came to know Cozy Morley when she worked at his North Wildwood Club Avalon nightclub as a music librarian in the 1970s, will honor the late comedian- musician when she brings her swing band to the Performing Arts Center of Middle Township on Sun. afternoon, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. Denise Black, now an Egg Harbor Township resident, said the tribute, called “To Cozy With Love” by her Black Magic Swing Band, will feature big band music of the 1940s as well as recollections of Cozy and some of his jokes. Tickets are $25 and may be reserved by calling 609-463-1924. The Performing Arts Center is situated at 212 Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House, one mile east of exit 10 of the Garden State Parkway. There is free parking on the premises.

4th Annual Howlin’ Jam
Sunday, October 6th from 1 to 5 pm
Where: Harpoon Henry’s – 91 Beach Dr, North Cape May
Harpoon Henry’s will be hosting its 4th Annual Howlin’ Jam for the Animal Outreach Adoption Center on Sunday, October 6, from 1-5pm. Harpoon Henry’s is located at 91 Beach Drive in North Cape May (Thank you Ed & Teresa Henry–you two are jammin’!). Enjoy the spectacular view, listen to great music, eat fantastic food, drink great beer, and enter to win some wonderful prizes. Cost is $20 per person (food and beer included). For four years now, the Howlin’ Jam has been your chance to chill on the bay all for the cause of helping homeless cats and dogs find permanent, loving homes! It’s a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Call 609-898-1738 or visit or mail/visit our adoption center at 600 Park Blvd, Unit 3, W. Cape May, NJ 08204!

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

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