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Cape May’s 1st Annual Hops Festival

Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the beginning of summer at the Physick Estate, with a perfect sunny day devoted to regional craft beers, rum tasting, spicey jambalaya, bacon-on-a-stick, super crepes, and the traditional food favorites, live music, crafts and collectibles and kids activities. Sponsored by Cape May’s Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities on the beautiful grounds of Emlen Physick, the merriment was an all day affair.

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9th Annual North American Sea Glass Festival at Convention Hall

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.

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Find out more about NASGA on their website seaglassassociation.org.


Cape May hosts the inaugural Cape May Seafood Festival

Last Saturday marked the inaugural Cape May Seafood Festival, a celebration Cape May’s commercial and recreational fishing industry. It was sponsored by the City of Cape May and Cape May Forum. Visitors to the festival enjoyed live entertainment, free education programs, cooking demonstrations, and locally caught seafood.

You can find out more about the event on the official website capemayseafoodfestival.com

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Fall Festival at Beach Plum Farm

Beach Plum Farm on Stevens Street launched its first Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 5. Visitors enjoyed music by the Sundogs, pulled pork sandwiches, hayrides with the Blue Pig and an array of products grown and or produced at Beach Plum Farm. The Fest will take place each Saturday in October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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38th Annual Peach Festival

peach-fest-2013-BCobblers, Cakes, Pies, Peaches & Ice Cream – highlighted this year’s The 38th Annual Peach Festival, sponsored by the Women’s Community Club of Cape May.  The festival was  held Friday, August 9 in Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish Hall. All proceeds from the event go to various community projects. The Women’s Community Club of Cape May celebrates its 91st year in November.


6th Annual Harbor Fest Enjoys Sunny Skies and Great Crowds

IMG_6635Cape May’s 6th Annual Harbor Fest, Saturday, June 15  combined the best elements of a street festival and community block party complete with vendors, nature programs, children activities, live music, exhibits, a beer garden, and the ever popular scallop challenge.This year WIBG (Wibbage) & Philly Bill Culp broadcast live from the festival this year.

Five years ago, derelict and abandoned boats littered Cape May’s beautiful harbor and posed a threat not only to the harbor’s fragile ecological environment, but to the very commerce of the nation’s 3rd most important fishing port. Conceived in response to the abandoned boat issue, HarborFest combines the elements of conservation, preservation and marine education while promoting “green” water recreation activities all while retaining the character and flavor of a street festival and backyard block party.