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OCTOBER EVENTS
Twelve months of exciting events…
PEOPLE, PLACE, PROCESS: April 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021 : 50 Years of Glassmaking at WheatonArts. WheatonArts, Millville. This exhibit in the Museum of American Glass honors 50 years of glassmakers at WheatonArts. Discover collaborations that artfully combine vision, artifacts that serve as muse, and the tools that connect skills across time. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

THEMES ACROSS CULTURES: April 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021: WheatonArts, Millville. View the similarities and differences of various artistic expressions found within South Jersey’s diverse cultural groups on display in WheatonArts’ Down Jersey Folklife Center. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

1-4: RACE OF GENTLEMEN: A living history event, celebrating America’s Racing & Hot-Rodding heritage. Held on the Wildwoods beach at Schellenger Ave. www.TheRaceOfGentlemen.com

1- 25: SCARECROWS IN THE VILLAGE: Woodland Village, Clermont. Enjoy Fall in the Village where our walks are lined with a variety of scarecrows. www.gardengreenhouse.net/woodland-village/

2-3, 9-10, 16-17: MAURICE RIVER CRUISES: Millville. Mid-May through October: Friday and Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m. Two hours on the beautiful “wild and scenic” Maurice River. Guaranteed sightings of Bald Eagles, Osprey and more. Call Captain Dave for reservations: 856-327-1530. Wednesday evenings are 2-hour sunset sails. Time varies according with daylight hours. www.mauricerivercruises.com

2-4, 9-11: MOREY’S OKTOBERFEST: Mariner’s Pier, Wildwood. Fri: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Sat: noon to 11 p.m. Sun: noon to 5 p.m. 609-729-3700. www.MoreysPiers.com

3: ITALIAN FESTIVAL & COLUMBUS PARADE: Sea Isle City. Great food, an Italian Market with craft and specialty vendors, Cannoli Eating Contest, Cento Food display and live musical entertainment. The parade will feature Sea Isle’s “Italian Royal Family,” floats, beauty queens, mascots & other participants. 609-263-4371. www.kixmcnutleys.com

5-6: FESTIVAL OF FINE CRAFT: WheatonArts, Millville. Features 150+ juried artists showcasing a wide range of handmade crafts from high-end jewelry & wearables to decor & furniture. Craft demonstrations. Beer/Wine Garden. Musical Entertainment. Hands-on family activities. Signature Glass Pumpkin Patch. Specialty foods. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

8-12: VICTORIAN WEEKEND: Cape May. 48th Annual Event. Celebrate Cape May’s Victorian architecture and history with a holiday weekend of tours and events. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

10: 2nd SATURDAY WINE TASTING AT THE VILLAGE ON HIGH: Millville. Lovely wine and food pairings in the beautiful garden courtyard at the shopping village located at 501 N. High St., Millville. Cost is only $20 per person. Reservations: 856-371-0716. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

10: WILDWOODS FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL: Wildwood. A FREE street fair featuring live music, crafters, food vendors, and more! FREE musical entertainment and much more! 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

10: LIMA BEAN FESTIVAL: West Cape May. The lowly legume takes center stage and delights locals and visitors alike with her vast array of recipes, crafts and products available. 609-884-8302. www.westcapemay.us

10: FALL BLOCK PARTY & FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: Ocean City. Over 400 crafters, food vendors, music and more. In the evening, fireworks over the boardwalk from 6th – 14th Streets. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. www.oceancityvacation.com

10-11: AVALON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Avalon. Treats from the sea at the Chamber’s Annual Seafood Festival. Featuring fresh seafood vendors, chowder contest, live music, vendors and more. 609-967-3936. www.visitavalonnj.com

10-11: CREST BEST RUN FEST: Wildwood Crest. 10 Mile, 5 Mile, 3.1 Mile and Kid’s Races. www.DelmoSports.com

11: VICTORIAN WEEKEND CRAFTS and COLLECTIBLES SHOW: Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares on the lawn. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

15-18: NJ AUDUBON’S CAPE MAY AUTUMN FESTIVAL: Cape May. Join birding’s best at world famous Cape May NJ for three days of field trips, boat trips, workshops, live hawk banding and hawk demonstrations, and programs focusing on fall’s famous raptor migration. Keynote speakers. Live raptor show at Cape May Convention Hall, artisans, crafters, tour and optic companies. Convention Hall is free. Registration required for all other activities. www.njaudubon.org/centers

16: THIRD FRIDAY: Glasstown Arts District, Millville. High Street in the District comes alive with those enjoying the arts, entertainment and more. Exhibition openings, live music, dining and shopping in a festive atmosphere. Levoy Theatre – www.levoy.net. 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

16-17: GREATER WILDWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FAB 50’s & BEYOND WEEKEND: Wildwood. Enjoy a weekend full of events beginning Friday night with a Dance Party at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Tickets needed. A FREE street fair will take place featuring classic cars, food and craft vendors, live entertainment, a Doo Wop Bus Tour and ending with a concert at the Oceanfront Arena. 609-729-4000. www.Wildwoods.com

16-31: HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS IN VICTORIAN CAPE MAY: Varied events and venues. Scare yourself silly with special tours and events themed for the spooky season. Presented 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

17: HARBORFEST: Sea Isle City. Festival celebrates Sea Isle’s fishing & nautical history. Delicious seafood, live music, clam eating & and specialty vendors. 609-263-9090. www.seaislechamber.com

17: PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village’s shell-paved lanes. www.hcsv.org

17-18: LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE WEEKEND: Lighthouses, museums and life-saving stations host a “Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey” weekend on Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18. The public is challenged to visit all participating lighthouses over the weekend and raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.609-884-5404. 800-275-4278.

19: BOO@THE COHANZICK ZOO: Bridgeton. Join us in your creepiest, wildest costume for a fun and treat filled family friendly event! Treats, crafts, facepainting and more! 856-453-1675. www.cohanzickzoo.org

23-24: GHOUL SPRING VILLAGE: Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. Family friendly haunted walk-thru for young and old alike. Games, candy, food, and spooky scares abound! www.hcsv.org

24: CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES BY THE SEA: Cape May Convention Hall. Crafters and collectibles dealers from throughout the region display and sell their wares. 609-884-5404. 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org

24: WELLNESS DAY IN THE VILLAGE: Woodland Village, Clermont. The Mammogram van is at the Village with services to help you. www.gardengreenhouse.net/woodland-village/

25: HALLOWHEATON: WheatonArts, Millville. A local family tradition, trick-or-treat in your Halloween costume and meet traditional costumed characters like the Mummy, Grymm Witches, the too-tall scarecrow, and many others. FREE admission. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800. www.wheatonarts.org

29 – NOV. 1: CAPE MAY RESTAURANT WEEKEND: Cape May. Participating restaurants in the Historic Landmark City of Cape May offer meals for $38.00. www.cmrestaurantweek.com

30: GHOST TOUR, FEATURING A MURDER MYSTERY: High Street in the Glasstown Arts District from 6 to 9 p.m. Solve the mystery! Prizes. Live music. Costume contests. Ghost stories and more! 856-293-0556. www.glasstownartsdistrict.com

30: TRICK OR TREAT: Woodland Village, Clermont. Bring your little ghosts and goblins to trick or treat at our 16 shops. Haunted hayrides offered at the Garden Greenhouse. www.gardengreenhouse.net/woodland-village/

30 – Nov. 1: SHERLOCK HOLMES WEEKEND: Cape May. Join Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson, for a weekend of solving clues in the new mystery. Stalk the gaslit streets in search of clues and compete for prizes. 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org


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