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The sun sets earlier; the days grow shorter. And, as Nat King Cole crooned to us years ago “The falling leaves drift by the window, the autumn leaves of red and gold.”
THE JERSEY CAPE is more, much more, han a great summer destination. Wildwood Crest hosts a Seafarers Celebration and in Avalon, it’s the End of Summer Shop Hop – guess we know what that’s about. Weekend fter weekend the Wildwoods are crazy busy – and exciting. A Firemen’s Parade, monster rucks on the beach, a classic car show on the Boardwalk and the Fabulous 50s and Beyond Weekend with a dance party and a Saturday night concert with a lineup of performers
elebrating the town’s Doo Wop history. Ever own a Corvette – or wish you did? You’ll love the Corvette Show in Ocean City n September on the Boardwalk – one of the argest shows of its kind on the East Coast. But not all the action is on the boards – keep n eye to sky for the Parachute Pyrotechnic Show and the Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow...
mazing feats in mid air!
As September slides into October, many
of our feathered friends prepare to migrate outh to their winter home. Cape May County is in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway s thousands – actually make that millions – of birds fill the skies with sights that have to
be seen to be believed.
What would October be without an
Oktoberfest to celebrate the Bavarian tradition with music, food, beer gardens in beautiful Cape May? And there’s more ethnic events
with a Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival in Sea Isle City.
Ever thought of being a queen – or a king? On Columbus Day weekend the Lima Bean Festival makes sure the lowly lima bean has its day in the sun – actually it’s in Wilbraham Park – with endless lima bean- themed things including the crowning of a king and queen to reign over the festivities.
Speaking of royalty, when Victoria ruled she gave her name to a style of architecture that has endured in Cape May since the late 1800s – colorful, ornate and dripping with
gingerbread details. The resort’s architecture and history take center stage with tours, teas, dances, horse and carriage rides and more – another great Columbus Day weekend event.
By November there’s definitely a chill in the salt air, now tinged with a whiff of wood smoke. Warm days and cool evenings provide an endless array of things to do. Visit one of our many wineries for a tour and tasting, often around a firepit at Willow Creek or a roaring fire at Cape May Winery.
Depending on your beverage of choice, local breweries host a variety of special autumn events. Check local breweries to see what might be on tap – no pun intended – or if your tastes are more inclined toward gin or vodka, head to Nauti Spirts in Lower Township for a Behind the Stills tour – and later a sip.
The Village on High in Millville hosts Second Saturday Wine Tastings or check out Third Fridays in the Glasstown Arts District, always a festive atmosphere.
Walk the bay beaches especially in Cumberland County as you keep an eye out for waterfowl, hawks and bald eagles – they like to spend their winters right here among us.
In Atlantic City the excitement is non- stop at the casinos – gambling, big-name entertainers and eclectic dining choices to suit every palate.
Remember, the fun doesn’t end when summer is over. For more events and details visit G

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