Cape May is a seaside resort town in New Jersey that is an extremely popular vacation destination. While the summer months are filled with beach activities, sun, fun, festivals and exciting events the fall months are just as exciting and have just as much to offer to residents and visitors alike. Whether you are visiting this charming town for a week, a month or a lifetime you are sure to enjoy some of the Upcoming Fall Events in Cape May.
Just because the warm summer months are over and Labor Day has passed doesn’t mean you have to pack away your sandals and shorts. There is plenty of fun to be had in Cape May in the fall. The average monthly temperature in fall sits at 77 degrees in September, 66 degrees in October and a cool 56 degrees in November.
In addition, the calendar of events for the fall months is full of fun and exciting things to do such as the Food and Wine Festival, Jackson Street’s Oktoberfest, the Lima Bean Festival, the Cape May New Jersey State Film Festival and much more. Cape May also offers nature lovers the most spectacular nature events including the Bird Show, which is sponsored by the New Jersey Audubon Society and celebrates the fall migration of thousands of species of birds, butterflies and raptors.
There are also some exciting events for tourists and visitors to participate in such as the numerous historic tours of Cape May, open houses celebrating all things Victorian in which many historic homeowners open their doors to give you a sneak peek of the past.
Cape May Fall Events
If you are looking for things to do and enjoy in Cape May during the fall months check out some of these exciting Cape May Fall Events.
1. Cape May Food & Wine Celebration (Sept. 13-21)
Indulge in good food, fine wine and all types of culinary delights and events during the 18th Annual Cape May Food & Wine Celebration. This event is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center of the Arts and Humanities and it allows residents and visitors from all over to learn why the New York Times has dubbed Cape May as the “restaurant capital of New Jersey.”
2. 31st Annual Cape May Beachfront Run (Sept. 20)
There’s no better to way to fit in the beach and exercise than signing up for the 31st Annual Cape May Beachfront Run to be held on Saturday, September 20th. The run features two and five-mile course along the beautiful Cape May beachfront.
3. North American Sea Glass Festival (Sept. 27-28)
Sea glass collectors from all over North America will gather at the Cape May Convention Hall this fall to share their treasures from the sea and learn more about this increasingly popular hobby.
4. 3rd Annual Dragon Boat Festival (Sept. 27-28)
The Annual Dragon Boat Festival has proven to be so popular that it is now a two-day festival held at the Cape May Harbor. Experience the thrill, adrenaline, teamwork and fun of the exciting races held during this exciting two-day event.
5. Jackson Street Oktoberfest (Oct. 4)
Celebrate the famous Bavarian tradition and German culture on Historic Jackson Street as it is transformed into a German promenade with authentic music and food. Check out the Beer Gardens, artisan tables, antiques, collectibles, crafts and indulge in an exciting and fun festival.
6. Ghost Walks at Historic Cold Spring Village (Oct. 4)
There’s no better way to get into the fall spirit than with a spooky ghost walk at Historic Cold Spring Village. Staff will lead guests by lantern light through the shell-lined paths, stopping along the way at museums and restored historic buildings to investigate mysterious and paranormal happenings.
7. Cape May’s 42nd Annual Victorian Weekend (Oct. 10-13)
Cape May’s 42nd Annual Victorian Weekend celebrates Cape May’s Victorian heritage, featuring the Chocolate Championship Tour & Tasting, Historic House Tours, Murder Mystery Dinners, lectures, history programs, workshops, performances and more.
8. Pumpkin Festival (Oct. 18)
Get ready for Halloween at the 22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy a day of family fun with crafts, food, face painting, pumpkin painting, hayrides, haunted barns, games, activities and more.
Cape May is a great place to visit and to live in and there are always exciting events and festivals to enjoy and participate in year round. For more information about upcoming fall events in Cape May connect with the local real estate experts at Wilsey Realty. If you are interested in Cape May Condos for Sale or if you are looking to Search By Neighborhood for specific real estate opportunities don’t hesitate to contact our team and set up a time to meet to discuss your questions and concerns. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming the fall months together in Cape May!