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2018 Cape May Fall Festivals

Sep 11, 2018 Southern Mansion 2018

It’s that time of year again when the air becomes cooler, the leaves start to change colors, and the scenery around you almost looks like something out of a postcard. It’s fall in Cape May! We love Cape May in the fall and to help celebrate the town hosts a slew of fun festivals for all to enjoy. So, start planning your Cape May getaway and check out these 2018 Cape May fall festivals!


22nd Cape May Food & Wine Festival

When: September 14th – 23rd, 2018

For one week Cape May hosts several events where visitors and locals alike can indulge in good food, fine wine, and festive events. With events like the Chocolate Lover’s Fest, Gourmet Brunch Walk, and Harvest Brew Fest, you are bound to find one to your liking. For a full list of events visit the Mid-Atlantic Center’s website here.


Cape May Oktoberfest

When: September 29th, 2018

Head down to Jackson street for the Bavarian tradition of beer steins and lederhosen at Cape May’s Oktoberfest. Visit beer gardens and food courts and browse artist’s tables selling crafts, antiques, and so much more.


Craft & Collectibles Show

All year long the Mid-Atlantic Center for Arts & Humanities hosts several crafts and collectibles shows. Each event showcases local artists and crafters from the area along with food and beverage tents for attendees. Some of the fall festivals include; Harvest Brew Fest Crafts Show, Autumn Crafts & Collectibles Show, and Crafts & Collectibles by the Sea. To see the full list, visit their website here.


Cape May Victorian Weekend

When: October 4th – 8th, 2018

Celebrate the charm and character of Cape May by coming out to the Cape may Victorian weekend. Take part in many different activities such as historic house tours, murder mysteries, Victorian parlor games, plus food and wine events.


New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Fall Festival

When: October 18th – 21st, 2018

Calling all bird lovers, this festival is for you! Named by National Geographic as “the world’s best destination for birding”, Cape May is home to several migratory patterns for birds every fall and spring. So, join the New Jersey Audubon Society for their fall festival and enjoy the sights and sounds of our wildlife here in the fall.


Pumpkin Festival

When: October 20th, 2018

Celebrate and share the fall harvest with the Pumpkin Festival at the historic Cold Spring Village. A day full of pumpkin painting, games, food, and local crafters all makes for a fun fall festival. Even visit a haunted house at the Corson Gandy Barn and hop on a hayride through the farm. While admission is free, guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive.


Where to stay


Our Victorian mansion is your best choice when choosing accommodations in Cape May. We are located in the heart of town within walking distance to all in town festivities, restaurants, and more. And with our first-class amenities, tasty breakfast, and charming rooms there really is no better way to enjoy Cape May fall festivals by staying at the Southern Mansion.

So, start browsing our accommodations and book your stay with the Southern Mansion today!

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