A guide to September and October in Cape May.
The fall season may be the best time to visit Cape May. The weather cools down and the crowds from summer diminish. Plus, there’s plenty to do at the shore in September and October. Not only is the fall the perfect time to visit local shops and restaurants in the area – many have fun outdoor displays and restaurants offer outdoor seating to enjoy the great weather and fall foliage – but there are several special events. Here’s what’s coming up:
Cape May Food & Wine Celebration | September 13 – 22
Indulge in fine wine, good food, and all types of culinary delights at this “Top 100 Event in North America”. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), this event will tickle your taste buds with the best the culinary world has to offer. Now is your chance to find out why the New York Times has dubbed Cape May “the restaurant capital of New Jersey.”
Harvest Brew Fest | September 14
Don’t be fooled. The Harvest Brew Fest is not a fall festival. It’s actually the grand finale of summer festivals here in Cape May, falling just one week before the calendar end of summer. Harvest Brew Fest offers visitors a chance to spend an afternoon at the lovely Emlen Physick Estate and enjoy local food, beverages, live music, crafts and more.
Taste of Cape May Kitchen Tour | October 12
Tour four of Cape May’s most elaborately designed kitchens and see where local family chefs perfect their homemade dishes. The Taste of Cape May Kitchen Tour includes a delicious tasting at each location courtesy of the area’s greatest commercial kitchens: Cape Island Foods, Exit Zero Filling Station, The Ebbitt Room, and Iron Pier Craft House.
Halloween Happenings | October 18 – 31
Cape May is one of the most haunted places in America and if you get a thrill from things that spooky, this is the place for you. From the Emlen Physick Estate to the many bed and breakfast inns, hotels and guest houses, each with resident spirits, you’ll find plenty to get your heart racing.
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MAC Trolley Tours
Hop on a cheery red trolley operated by MAC and take a guided tour of beautiful Cape May. Informed guides will teach you everything about America’s first seaside resort, from Victorian heritage to seashore and maritime history and more, with plenty of fun facts sprinkled in.
Golfing in Cape May
Southern New Jersey is a mecca for golfers! The Cape May area, in particular, is home to several championship golf courses. Some are public, and some are semi-public. Please reserve a tee time in advance. You may also take advantage of driving ranges to practice your swing. Nearby courses include:
- Cape May National Golf Club
- Heritage Links Golf Club
- Laguna Oaks Golf Course
- Stone Harbor Golf Club
As you can see, there’s plenty to do here this September and October in Cape May. Visit us at Harry’s for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. We offer Cape May’s only rooftop bar. Join us and eat, drink and be Harry!