Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cape May Octoberfest 2012

We took the a stroll on Jackson Street yesterday to visit the Cape May Octoberfest. It was a cool and cloudy but beautiful day in Cape May. The scene at Jackson street was a very busy street fair with lot's of quality vendors showcasing local Cape May services and goods. Looks like both Beer Gardens were at full capacity and the outdoor food was great. Check out our pictures of the local Cape May Event. Great job to the Cape May Chamber of Commerce and to all of the local merchants that participated in this event.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Cape May Resort Blog: Cape May NJ Octoberfest Video

Cape May Resort Blog: Cape May NJ Octoberfest Video: Check out this video on last year's Octoberfest in Cape May, don't forget it's a free admission event and a great way to celebrate the start...

Cape May NJ Octoberfest Video

Check out this video on last year's Octoberfest in Cape May, don't forget it's a free admission event and a great way to celebrate the start of Fall in Cape May NJ. For more information on this event please click on the here to go to the Cape May Chamber of Commerce site.

If you are looking for more information on things to do in Cape may please click the Cape May Resort Things to do page here, or you can download the Official City of Cape May Calendar of events here.


 Octoberfest September 29th 10-5




Cape May Oktoberfest this week end September 29tth


Free Admission, Oktoberfest in Cape May September 29th !

Cape May will celebrate its version of the world’s largest folk festival and most famous Bavarian tradition, Oktoberfest, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Historic Jackson Street will be transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. Visit the Beer Garden for a lager and browse vendor tables selling crafts, antiques and collectibles.
Don’t miss out on this fun, free and friendly celebration, and best of all admission is free for this event in Cape May.
Oktoberfest is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May in association with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC). 
Jackson Street Cape May NJ Octoberfest

Get your brat on during the weekend of September 29th, during Cape May's  Octoberfest when the  Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May brings the heart and soul of German Tradition to town.

From 10am- 5pm, Saturday September 29th, the city blocks off Jackson Street between Carpenter's Lane and Beach Drive and it becomes a bustling block party filled with food, crafts, antiques and art.  

Dance the polka to Odessa Klezmer German American Band! Chow down on bratwurst. And lest we forget... there's beer. And lots of it! This year there will be 2 beer gardens selling German and domestic brews- one on either side of Jackson Street.  This is the event of the season, so don't miss it!


Event LocationHistoric Jackson Street  the street is closed from Carpenter to Beach view a map
Date/Time Information10 am   till   5pm
Fees/Admission

FREE


Courtesy of the Mid Atlantic Center for Arts Cape May

About Cape May and Cape May Resort.com
Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. With a rich history, award-winning beaches & boating, designation as a top birding location, and many Victorian structures, Cape May is a seaside resort drawing visitors from around the world. Cape May was recognized as one of America's top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel and its beach was ranked fifth in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches.
http://capemayvictorian.com CapeMayVictorian.com is a custom photo sharing site in which you can explore local Cape May images, download your favorite vacation spot or order a custom framed picture or a one of kind gift of your vacation memory.
http://capemayresort.com Cape May Resort.com is a local Cape May Web Site featuring Things to Do in Cape May, along with Cape May Digital Coupons for savings. If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place. At Cape May Resort.com we’ll give you the most current information from Yelp and real time local You Tube Videos to preview your next vacation or week-end trip.  We offer the best in recent reviews from Real People with Real Reviews from Yelp.
http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/  Looking for Something to Do in Cape May New Jersey ? Spend a day at the beach, or go Dolphin and Whale Watching. Visit a local winery or check out the lighthouse and sunken ship at Cape May State Park. Cape May offers beach lovers Victorian architecture, fine dining, bird watching, boating and fishing in addition to world class resort and vacation accommodations.  If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place.Cape May Resort.com has been part of the South Jersey Cape May area since 1988. Let us put our local experience to work for you.

Local Things to Do in Cape May during Fall.

Local Things to do in Cape May Spend a day at the beach, or go Dolphin and Whale Watching. Visit a local winery or check out the lighthouse and sunken ship at Cape May State Park. Cape May offers beach lovers Victorian architecture, fine dining, bird watching, boating and fishing in addition to world class resort and vacation accommodations.​ Check out all of these local events in Cape May to do during the month of October. This week end September 29th starts with the Octoberfest celebration on Jackson street in Cape May. If you would like to check out more ideas for things to do in Cape May, please click here for some more events.
Arcade on Beach Ave, Cape May NJ


2012 Cape May Fall Calendar of Events!


5-9                  Victorian Weekend, MAC, 884-5404
6                      Victorian Weekend Crafts & Antiques, MAC, 884-5404
6                      Lima Bean Festival, West Cape May, 884-9325
13                    Crafts & Antiques for Harvest Fest, 884-5404
13                    Cape May Dragon Boat Festival, 884-5508
14                    Fishing Flea Market, 9-3pm, C M Elem School, 609-489-9986
19-21               Cape May New Jersey Film Festival, www.capemayfilm.org
26-28               N.J. Audubon Autumn Weekend, 884-2736
21                    Halloween Parade, Register- 1:30pm, Judging- 2pm, Parade- 3pm, Rotary Park
21                    Halloween Party, 4pm, Physick Estate (parade end)
21                   Trick or Treat on the Mall, 12

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Monster Mash for Halloween

Make This Halloween A Monster Mash Of Color And Flavor (via PR Newswire)

SPARKS, Md., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack-o-Lantern Orange. Banshee Black. Frankenstein Green. This is the colorful monster mash of Halloween, encouraging creativity in everything from costumes to decorations to tasty treats. The results are sometimes wicked and sometimes whimsical — and,…

Halloween Safety Tips for your Pooch in Cape May

Take the Scary Out of Halloween for Your Pets (via Clean Me)

Take the Scary Out of Halloween for Your Pet By Deanna Raeke Most people don’t realize how scary and actually dangerous Halloween can be for our pets. They tend to think of it as just a mostly fun filled entree to Fall for children and adults alike but what about our furry companions? It can actually…

Cape May Resort Blog: Cape May - Foodie Things to do this Month in NJ

Cape May Resort Blog: Cape May - Foodie Things to do this Month in NJ: Foodie Things To Do This Weekend & Beyond (via Jersey Bites ) , Thursday, September 27th from 5pm-9pm. Held ...

Cape May - Foodie Things to do this Month in NJ

Foodie Things To Do This Weekend & Beyond (via Jersey Bites)

, Thursday, September 27th from 5pm-9pm. Held at the Sheraton in Mahwah. Over 30 Bergen restaurants will be providing samples of signature dishes. There will also be live music, belly dancers and giveaways. Click herefor more information and tickets. Kathleen King Book Signing & Demonstration, Thursday…

Halloween Happenings in Cape May - Create a Scarecrow for the Scarecrow Alley


Create your own scarecrow for Emlen Physick Estate’s ‘Scarecrow Alley’


Create your own scarecrow for Emlen Physick Estate’s ‘Scarecrow Alley’

CAPE MAY - Create your own scarecrow for display alongside dozens of others along "Scarecrow Alley," when the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., are transformed for Halloween and become the setting for goofy goblins and spooky specters, from Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 4.

The Fourth Annual Scarecrow Contest sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is underway, and it's time to rally friends, family, schoolmates and colleagues, or come up with your own idea, for creating a spooky, scary or just plain silly scarecrow. Register your entry and compete for prizes, with an overall prize of $200 earmarked for the People's Choice Award given to the creators of the scarecrow that receives the most votes from visitors to the Estate.

Scarecrows are entered in one of four categories: "Individuals or Families," "Businesses," "Non-profits, Church, Club, Scout Troops" or "School Class." MAC will have wooden cross stakes and straw available for all registrants, if needed, which can be picked up on the Estate from maintenance staff between Monday, Sept. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 4. All entrants receive a four-by-four foot area to decorate, and larger spaces are available upon request. Multiple scarecrows, whimsical characters and miscellaneous props may be displayed. Scarecrows may reflect a special theme or promote your organization or business.

Visitors to the Physick Estate will be asked to vote for their favorite scarecrow by filling out a ballot in the Carriage House from Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 4. Friends and family members are encouraged to visit the Estate and vote for their favorites.

The deadline to register and drop off a scarecrow for entry in the contest is Thursday, Oct. 4, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Winners will be notified Nov. 5.

Prizes include a People's Choice Award of $200 for the scarecrow with the most votes, $100 in the individual/family category, a display ad on MAC's website in the business category, and a pizza party for the winning non-profit, community or scout group, and the winning school group.

Here are some tips and guidelines for making your scarecrow:
Scarecrows must be constructed to withstand severe wind and rainy weather conditions.
Use care in choosing your materials. All decorations must be firmly attached to your scarecrow/display.
Use staple guns, fishing line or string to secure your scarecrow.
Don’t use newspaper to stuff your scarecrow.
Scarecrows must be in good taste; scarecrows or displays reflecting controversial, social, religious or political opinions or statements will not be accepted.

Original Content Tuesday, September 11, 2012 06:45 pm STAFF REPORTS
To register, or for more information about MAC's Scarecrow Contest, call Anna Marie Leeper at 884-5404 ext. 111 or email aleeper@capemaymac.org , or download an application form and rules from the Halloween page on MAC's website at www.capemaymac.org. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cape May Monarch Monitoring Project: Wednesday update and a bold prediction

Cape May Monarch Monitoring Project: Wednesday update and a bold prediction: The news for Wednesday is much like Tuesday's news.  Strong south winds seem to have monarchs unwilling to leave Cape May Point.  Again we a...

Cape May Butterfly

The Monarch butterfly is a milkweed butterfly, in the family Nymphalidae. It is perhaps the best known of all North American butterfly. I took this picture in front of the Cape May Winery last week end.

Monarch Butterfly in Cape May NJ

Things to do in Cape May - check out this ocean view of the Cape May Lighthouse

This video is an ocean view of the Cape May Lighthouse that was shot over the summer on a beautiful day in Cape May. You can also check out some nautical views of Cape May in the second Cape May video.

video






About Cape May and Cape May Resort.com

Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. With a rich history, award-winning beaches & boating, designation as a top birding location, and many Victorian structures, Cape May is a seaside resort drawing visitors from around the world. Cape May was recognized as one of America's top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel and its beach was ranked fifth in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches.
CapeMayResort.com is a site that's totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area. We have two goals - to promote our beautiful town's local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May.
This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May We also host a local Cape May Blog featuring  local events, Things to Do in Cape May, shopping and beach information and much more.   You can check out Blog at http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/
http://capemayvictorian.com CapeMayVictorian.com is a custom photo sharing site in which you can explore local Cape May images, download your favorite vacation spot or order a custom framed picture or a one of kind gift of your vacation memory.
http://capemayresort.com Cape May Resort.com is a local Cape May Web Site featuring Things to Do in Cape May, along with Cape May Digital Coupons for savings. If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place. At Cape May Resort.com we’ll give you the most current information from Yelp and real time local You Tube Videos to preview your next vacation or week-end trip.  We offer the best in recent reviews from Real People with Real Reviews from Yelp.
http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/  Looking for Something to Do in Cape May New Jersey. Spend a day at the beach, or go Dolphin and Whale Watching. Visit a local winery or check out the lighthouse and sunken ship at Cape May State Park. Cape May offers beach lovers Victorian architecture, fine dining, bird watching, boating and fishing in addition to world class resort and vacation accommodations.  If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place.Cape May Resort.com has been part of the South Jersey Cape May area since 1988. Let us put our local experience to work for you.


Top 12 Fall Activities for Cape May NJ


Top 12 Fall Activities for Cape May NJ

The end of summer is here and the crisp fall weather is starting in Cape May, before the temperature drops, try to fit in these 12 fun activities. This weekend come and enjoy the Oktoberfest located on Jackson Street in Cape May. The Cape May Lewes Ferry will hold its Wine Festival during October 6-7 2012 and you can sample more then 200 award winning wines.

The Lobster House Cape May NJ


1.      Visit the Cape May Lewes Ferry on October 6-7 and attend the Wine Festival to sample local grown Cape May Wines.
2.      Oktoberfest in Cape May is September 29th visit beautiful Jackson Street in Cape May and enjoy the local brews.
3.      Visit the Cape May Winey or Hawk Haven in Rio Grande, spend the afternoon on a wine tasting tour and enjoy a bold local cabernet or merlot while sitting on the crush pad or the deck overlooking the vineyards.
4.      Check out the Cape May and West Cape May Farmers Market, you can plan a meal with farm fresh NJ produce for the week end, visit the Plum Creek Farms and plan a farm to table fresh meal.
5.      Plan a fresh seafood dinner at home, it’s not too late to fire up the grill with some steaks and fresh catch from the Lobster House in Cape May.
6.      Go shopping and get the Cape May Fall discounts, why not Shop and Stroll, check out the Washington Street Mall a three block pedestrian concourse between Perry and Ocean Streets, don’t forget to visit West Cape May and check out the West End Garage.
7.      Spend the day outdoors and enjoy a Cape May late Indian Summer, enjoy the local catch. The Lobster house which is home to a commercial fishing fleet also has a dockside raw bar and the outdoor Schooner American restaurant to sit and order fresh fish and have a cold beer.
8.      Salute the Flag at Sunset Point, the Sunset Point Gift shop holds a Flag Ceremony every day at desk, listen to the old scratched recording over the loud speakers at dusk, and you can hunt for Cape May Diamonds at Sunset Beach in front of the Concrete Ship.
9.      Visit the Cape May Brewery and check out a local Microbrew. Cape May brewing Company is a microbrewery in Cape May County serving South Jersey. The local beers are made in small batches and hand crafted with the finest ingredients.
10.    Hit the Happy Hour, you can check out the elegant Brown Room located inside the Congress Hall or visit the new Sea Salt Restaurant.
11.   Visit the Naval Air Station Aviation museum in Rio Grande just 10 minutes from Cape May. The NAS museum is a great venue for younger kids or military historians; they have an abundance of vintage planes and interactive displays.
12.   Take an historic tour of the Cape May Light, Concrete Tower of the Pysick House. This is a great fall outdoor activity in Cape May and you can find discount tickets from the Cape May Mac here.


Do you have your favorite Fall Things to do in Cape May? List them here below as we would love to hear how you spend you fall in the Cape May area.

 Cape May – Lewes Ferry Welcomes the “Cape May Wine Festival”
Event Scheduled for the Cape May Terminal Green on October 6-7
 
        (Cape May, NJ) In early October, the Garden State Wine Growers Association will sponsor the Cape May Wine Festival to be held at the Cape May Terminal of the Cape May - Lewes Ferry for the 6th consecutive year. Festival attendees can take advantage of the warm autumnal weather to sample more than 200 award-winning wines from New Jersey, listen to live music, stroll through crafters and visit The Kids Zone which has activities especially for the younger attendees. 
 
     What:   This wine festival, featuring 24 New Jersey wineries, will be held October 6 and 7 in a lovely, grassy field overlooking the ocean at the bustling and picturesque Cape May-Lewes Ferry (www.cmlf.com). The beautiful site is surrounded on every side by water, its serenity marked only by the arrival and departure of the ferries. Guests can sit and taste wine as ships port or stand at the Point of Cape May and look out at the scenery. People may also walk along the waterfront and boardwalk.  Artisan vendors and crafters will be selling hand made products, wine related items and other quality goods. There will be kid’s activities including arts & crafts and face painting.
 
    Cost:      Tickets for each of the festivals are $25 a person at the gate. Advance tickets for all the wine festivals can be purchased only at the association web site for $20 a person. Discounted pricing is available for bus groups and group sales of 16 or more. Large groups and bus groups can call the Association “Wine Line” for more information. Two day ticket sales are available at a discount. Ferry & Festival and Shuttle & Festival packages are available by contacting CMLF reservation office at            800.643.3779      
 
     Where:  Cape May Terminal of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, overlooking the Cape May Canal and Delaware Bay. 
 
     When:  Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7; 12 noon – 5:00 p.m.
 
     More:    New Jersey has been producing wine since 1864. While perhaps not as well-known as other wine-producing states, New Jersey is home to many premiere varieties. Award-winning Chardonnay, Syrah, Marechal Foch, Viognier, Traminette, Merlot, Cabernet and dozens of others are produced right here. And, particularly unique to New Jersey wineries are an array of fruit wines such as raspberry, cherry and blueberry, which are exported by some New Jersey wineries all over the world. Because of the climate and conditions of the state, New Jersey wines are most often compared by viticulturists and enologists to the wines of France and Italy.
 
                  For special Ferry, Festival, and Cape May Ferry Shuttle Packages from the City of Cape May, please call the CMLF reservation office at             800-643-3779      . For more information or to purchase advance tickets from the GSWA to the Wine Festival, please visit www.newjerseywines.com.
 



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About Cape May and Cape May Resort.com

Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. With a rich history, award-winning beaches & boating, designation as a top birding location, and many Victorian structures, Cape May is a seaside resort drawing visitors from around the world. Cape May was recognized as one of America's top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel and its beach was ranked fifth in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches.
CapeMayResort.com is a site that's totally dedicated to the historic Cape May Resort vacation area. We have two goals - to promote our beautiful town's local businesses and to assist potential visitors in finding anything they could want or need in and around Cape May.
This site is home to custom pages and video of easy to navigate information about Cape May- from restaurant choices to weather reports to local events in Cape May We also host a local Cape May Blog featuring  local events, Things to Do in Cape May, shopping and beach information and much more.   You can check out Blog at http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/
http://capemayvictorian.com CapeMayVictorian.com is a custom photo sharing site in which you can explore local Cape May images, download your favorite vacation spot or order a custom framed picture or a one of kind gift of your vacation memory.
http://capemayresort.com Cape May Resort.com is a local Cape May Web Site featuring Things to Do in Cape May, along with Cape May Digital Coupons for savings. If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place. At Cape May Resort.com we’ll give you the most current information from Yelp and real time local You Tube Videos to preview your next vacation or week-end trip.  We offer the best in recent reviews from Real People with Real Reviews from Yelp.
http://capemayresort.blogspot.com/  Looking for Something to Do in Cape May New Jersey. Spend a day at the beach, or go Dolphin and Whale Watching. Visit a local winery or check out the lighthouse and sunken ship at Cape May State Park. Cape May offers beach lovers Victorian architecture, fine dining, bird watching, boating and fishing in addition to world class resort and vacation accommodations.  If you’re looking for information and reviews for your next trip to Cape may, you’ve come to the right place.Cape May Resort.com has been part of the South Jersey Cape May area since 1988. Let us put our local experience to work for you.



Cape May -Lewes Ferry Welcomes the " Cape May Wine Festival"

Cape May – Lewes Ferry Welcomes the “Cape May Wine Festival”;Event Scheduled for the Cape May Terminal Green on October 6-7
By JSalmon on 09/19/2012: 

Cape May – Lewes Ferry Welcomes the “Cape May Wine Festival”
Event Scheduled for the Cape May Terminal Green on October 6-7
Cape May Lewes Ferry 
 
        (Cape May, NJ) In early October, the Garden State Wine Growers Association will sponsor the Cape May Wine Festival to be held at the Cape May Terminal of the Cape May - Lewes Ferry for the 6th consecutive year. Festival attendees can take advantage of the warm autumnal weather to sample more than 200 award-winning wines from New Jersey, listen to live music, stroll through crafters and visit The Kids Zone which has activities especially for the younger attendees. 
 
     What:   This wine festival, featuring 24 New Jersey wineries, will be held October 6 and 7 in a lovely, grassy field overlooking the ocean at the bustling and picturesque Cape May-Lewes Ferry (www.cmlf.com). The beautiful site is surrounded on every side by water, its serenity marked only by the arrival and departure of the ferries. Guests can sit and taste wine as ships port or stand at the Point of Cape May and look out at the scenery. People may also walk along the waterfront and boardwalk.  Artisan vendors and crafters will be selling hand made products, wine related items and other quality goods. There will be kid’s activities including arts & crafts and face painting.
 
    Cost:      Tickets for each of the festivals are $25 a person at the gate. Advance tickets for all the wine festivals can be purchased only at the association web site for $20 a person. Discounted pricing is available for bus groups and group sales of 16 or more. Large groups and bus groups can call the Association “Wine Line” for more information. Two day ticket sales are available at a discount. Ferry & Festival and Shuttle & Festival packages are available by contacting CMLF reservation office at            800.643.3779      
 
     Where:  Cape May Terminal of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, overlooking the Cape May Canal and Delaware Bay. 
 
     When:  Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7; 12 noon – 5:00 p.m.
 
     More:    New Jersey has been producing wine since 1864. While perhaps not as well-known as other wine-producing states, New Jersey is home to many premiere varieties. Award-winning Chardonnay, Syrah, Marechal Foch, Viognier, Traminette, Merlot, Cabernet and dozens of others are produced right here. And, particularly unique to New Jersey wineries are an array of fruit wines such as raspberry, cherry and blueberry, which are exported by some New Jersey wineries all over the world. Because of the climate and conditions of the state, New Jersey wines are most often compared by viticulturists and enologists to the wines of France and Italy.
 
                  For special Ferry, Festival, and Cape May Ferry Shuttle Packages from the City of Cape May, please call the CMLF reservation office at             800-643-3779      . For more information or to purchase advance tickets from the GSWA to the Wine Festival, please visit www.newjerseywines.com.
 
 
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than forty million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2011, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers.