The North American Sea Glass Association had their first festival in Cape May this weekend. Highly anticipated, the turn out was over 5,000 people. Although the wait to get in was an hour, the festival was fantastic. It is always exciting to see all the creative ways artisans use their sea glass.
There were dozens of booths to look at, primarily beach glass jewelry. Many vendors even had pieces from their collection for visitors to look at and admire. One man even had a tray of sea glass marbles for purchase.
Not only was there wonderful beach glass items to purchase, but there were seminars by beach glass collectors as well as an exhibit to view. There were women from Italy with collections of sea tumbled Murano glass and multicolored pieces. Another collection was from a little girl’s whole family, found in Maryland.
There was also a contest for the “shard of the year,” won by a man with a beautiful red bottleneck.
We received this incredible time-lapse video of Cape May from photographer Chris Bakley.
I have lived in and around Cape May my entire life and, in my opinion, Cape May is one of–if not the–most beautiful small towns you could ever visit, and I am lucky to call it my home. There is nothing more fascinating than walking around a quiet little town with all of its amazing historical sites. Add a camera to that, and you can’t go wrong! With this time-lapse, I wanted to show you all some of the iconic locations in their full beauty and also include what most people know me for: the night sky!
This year marked the 10th annual Best of Cape May. How have we been doing this for a decade already? We had a record-setting number of votes for this year’s survey, and there were a couple major upsets in categories where we haven’t seen a new winner in years. Plus, we added a handful of new food and shopping categories so you can make the most of your next visit. So, here we go: