Cape May: October Events

OKTOBERFEST
October 4

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. For more information call 609.884.5508 or visit www.capemaychamber.com.

Cape May’s 42nd Annual Victorian Weekend
October 10–13

The 42nd annual Victorian Weekend celebrates Cape May's Victorian heritage, featuring the Chocolate Championship Tour & Tasting, Historic House Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, living history programs, lectures, workshops, performances and more.
Admission: Call for information
Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Lima Bean Festival
October 11 (Rain date October 12)
9 am–5 pm
Wilbraham Park, Broadway & West Perry Streets

The West Cape May Annual Lima Bean Festival features all things lima—soup, tacos, salad, jewelry, t-shirts and more. Great food, quality vendors, antiques, entertainment and fun. Come out and celebrate West Cape May's farming heritage.
Admission: Free
Sponsored by the West Cape May Business Association. For more information, contact Diane Flanegan at 609-884-8382.

Victorian Weekend Crafts & Antiques Show
October 12
10 am–4 pm
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Crafters and antiques dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn of the Emlen Physick Estate. Free parking.
Admission: Free
Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Halloween Happenings in Victorian Cape May
October 17-31

More than two weeks of specially-themed tours and events including Ghostwriter Trolley Rides, Madame Parmentier’s Psychic Teas, Scarecrow Alley, Midnight at the Physick Estate, Historic Haunts Combination Tours, Phantoms of the Physick Estate and much more to help you get into the “spirit” of the season.
Admission: Call for information
Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Harvest Festival Crafts & Antiques Show
October 18
10 am–4 pm
Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Crafters and antiques dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn of the Emlen Physick Estate. Free parking.
Admission: Free
Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Weekend
October 18–19

New Jersey Lighthouses, museums, and life saving stations host a “Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey” weekend. The public is invited (and challenged) to visit all participating lighthouses over the weekend and help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.
Hours of operation for each participating lighthouse can be found on the lighthouse and museum websites, and at www.lighthousechallengenj.org, www.njlhs.org and www.visitnj.org.

Carriage House Gallery Exhibit: Cape May County Art League’s Members’ Fall Fine Arts Show
October 18–November 9
Open daily; call for times

At the Carriage House Gallery on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.
Celebrating 85 years of community service.
Admission: Free.
Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.

TEDxCapeMay
Sunday, October 19
9 am –
Cape May Convention Hall

TEDx + Cape May = TEDxCapeMay. Journey back to the Jersey Shore for a TED-like experience of "ideas worth spreading" with over 12 inspiring presentations and performances including lunch and an open bar reception at Congress Hall Hotel. For more information, e-mail norrisclark@me.com or www.TEDxCapeMay.com.

Halloween Parade
Sunday, October 19
3 PM

Save the date and dress the part for Cape May’s 31st Annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 19. The annual parade features music, entertainment, and of course, dozens of costumes from spooky to kooky. Awards will be given in many different categories, groupings, and age ranges. The parade is complemented by trick or treating on the Washington Street Mall, starting at noon. The Cape May Halloween Parade is the most chill and chilling event of the season. Be there or be scared! For more information, call 609-884-9565 or visit www.discovercapemaynj.com.

Trick or Treat
Washington Street Mall
Noon – 2 PM

NJ Audubon Cape May Autumn Festival/The Bird Show
October 24–26
7:30 am–5 pm
Cape May County
Held during the peak of fall migration, enjoy 3 days of naturalist-led field trips, indoor & outdoor workshops, lectures, boat trips, and more. Witness amazing fall of hawks, eagles, owls.
For more information, call Marleen Murgitroyde at 609.884.2736, email at birdcapemay@njaudubon.org, or visit www.BirdCapeMay.

OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz
September 24 – October 31
Wed – Sat 7PM, Sun 3PM
Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette Street

Cape May Stage takes a look at family and what happens when old wounds are revisited. When Brooke Wyeth returns home for Christmas after a six-year absence, she announces her plans to publish a memoir that dredges up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – something they are none to pleased to hear.
Box Office: (609) 770-8311
www.capemaystage.org

Trick or Treat at the Physick Estate
October 31
5 pm–7 pm
The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.

Some spooky characters are waiting with treats for good little ghosts and goblins and pirates and princesses.
Admission: Free.
Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.