2013 Holiday Wine Trail Weekend in Cape May County

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This November, come visit Cape May County for the Hawk Haven Holiday Wine Trail Weekend. This winery is conveniently located in Rio Grande, New Jersey. Beginning on November 29, 2013, they will be hosting a “Holiday Wine Trail Weekend” which includes tastings of some of their famous wines.

Enjoy a glass of wine or a gourmet cheese plate nestled next to the fireplace. This 3 day event in Cape May County begins on Friday, November 29th 2013 and carries into Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the year, other events and tastings will take place, including “Sangria Sundays.”

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To make reservations for after Thanksgiving this year, feel free to call Hawk Haven Vinery and Winery directly at 609-846-7347, or stop by 600 S Railroad Avenue, Rio Grande, NJ 08242. Happy Thanksgiving!

2013 Scariest Homes for Sale – Watch Out Wildwood!

As Wildwood gets ready for Halloween, one of my favorite holidays, we take a look at some of the scariest homes for sale.

Each year, many homes are listed for sale, but how many can hold the honor of scariest homes for sale? Personally, I wish we could finally get a Haunted House on the list in Wildwood, but with these competitors, its not looking likely!

One of the homes, a $15 Million Dollar LA Home is said to have been vacant for 15 years and sitting on top of an Indian Burial ground. With 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and a 200-bottle wine cellar, the rumors of aliens and ghosts plagues the home.

Then there is the Psycho Murder House which is Janet Leigh’s actual home, currently for sale. Many of us would picture her from the Alfred Hitchcock files and be terrified. Well, just imagine sleeping in her house at night!

Finally, there is a Haunted House currently listed in New Orleans, a town known for being spooky! This B&B, the Magnolia Mansion, boasts creepy stories about how a ghost maid will tuck you in at night and a child who lurks in the halls. If you are looking to make a reservation, you can just reach right out to them here. Oh, and surprisingly, they do weddings too!

Annual Polar Bear Plunge in North Wildwood January 19th, 2013

It’s that time of year again…. The annual polar bear plunge in North Wildwood, New Jersey on January 19th, 2013. The Polar Bear Plunge is an event that continues to gain popularity increasingly each year. Participants are not only doing something fun, crazy and different, but also supporting a great charity and organization the special olympics.

For More information on this event, click here

Wildwood Halloween Cornhole and Beer Festival – October 13, 2012

Want to celebrate Halloween and Oktoberfest all at once? This could be your chance this year in Wildwood, New Jersey this October!  On October 13, 2012, Wildwood will be hosting a cornhole competition and beer festival.

The cornhole competition will take place beginning at 10 AM in the Street of the 3800 block in Pacific Ave.  The event will take place all day until dusk.  In addition, there will also be a costume contest for the best dressed team.  Also featured will be face painting and a bouncy house for the kids.

For the beer lovers, there will be 12 breweries present featuring some of the best local and seasonal beers and ales.  Blue Point Pumpkin Ale and Victory Fefbier are just two of the breweries that will be hosting.

For more details on the event, you can call 609-729-6500.  Overnight packages available for up to 5 people.  2 Night package at $300.00, 3 night package at $350.00.  For more details, click here.

Cape May Craft Beer and Crab Festival – August 2012

This year on August 11, 2012 from Noon until eight PM, come enjoy the Cape May Craft Beer and Crab Festival. This event attracts both locals and tourists from the tri-state area.

The fun event is located at 1048 Washington Street, in Cape May, New Jersey, just 10 minutes away from Wildwood and 20 Minutes south of Ocean City.  Also enjoy the live music playing until 7 pm.

Being served, you will enjoy, BBQ, pulled pork sandwiches, crabs and many other summer foods that Cape May and Wildwood have to offer!

Don’t forget to visit the craft beer brewing tent, featuring great local craft beers for Wildwood and Cape May including Cape May Brewing Company, Victory Brewing and Tuckahoe Brewing Company.

For more information this event, please visit the website here.

Cinco De Mayo Is Calling My Name!

In less than 24 hours, Cinco De Mayo will be here, and there are a ton of events going on in South Jersey as well as Philadelphia.  So, with all the events going on, where are the places to be locally?

Cinco De Manayunk





This annual event takes place in Manayunk and tickets are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door.  The event begins at 12 and continues on until 7 PM.  Included in your ticket price is 2 drinks (your choice) as well as a roast pig and mexican buffet from 2-7 PM.  Throughout the day, there are other drink specials going on as well. For tickets and other event details, click here.

Beer Fest at the Ballpark





The 5th annual beer fest at the ballpark takes place at McFaddens in Philadelphia.  This fun event takes places 2PM – 7PM.  The event offers over 30 craft beers for Cinco de Mayo and beer tasting takes place all day.  In addition, there are VIP tickets for sale, and the Kentucky Derby will be on TV as well.  Beer Fest at the Ballpark will also offer a Mexican Buffet.  For tickets and other details, click here.

Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl on South Street





Another not to be missed event for Cinco de Mayo! This event  offers $3.50 beers and other drink specials.  The pub crawl includes 10+ bars such as Paddy Whacks, Manny Browns, the Irish Times, the Dark Horse and others.  For more details and to purchase tickets, click here.


Memorial Day Events in Wildwood New Jersey 2012

There are many events going on this year in  Wildwood New Jersey.  For many South Jersey families, Memorial Day Weekend kicks off a nice start to a wonderful and fun filled summer.  It is the first time we all get a day off from work, can pile into the car and drive down the parkway to Wildwood New Jersey!

So, what is on the lineup for events in Wildwood on Memorial Day Weekend?

May 25th-May 27th: Wildwood International Kite Festival

The International Kite Festival is one of the more memorable annual events that everyone loves to attend this year in Wildwood.  Going on all weekend, the beaches in Wildwood New Jersey are filled with tons of people showing off all the kites that have waited all year to fly.  This is a great time to enjoy the beach, weather and meet new friends in North Wildwood.  The Wildwood International Kite Festival happens every year and for more information on the event and details, you can click here.

May 26-May 27: State Gymnastics Championship in Wildwood New Jersey







This event is a fun event to attend in Wildwood New Jersey!  The event takes place over two days between the hours of 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM.  The cost to attend this event is $12 for Adults and $6 for Children.  The State Gymnastics championship is another annual event that takes place in Wildwood New Jersey and attracts a rather large crowd.  In fact, if you are planning on going to this event, it is ideal to start looking at your rental arrangements sooner rather than later, as many Wildwood hotels and motels fill up. For more information on this event, and to purchase tickets, click here.

May 27: Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Concert

On Sunday, make sure to attend the Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Concert.  This event, which is FREE takes place from 7:30 PM-9:30 PM.  The outdoor concert is always a fun time entertaining with rock and roll music from the 50s till today.  Bring your blankets and beach chairs to enjoy this great outdoor concert in Wildwood New Jersey!

May 28: Memorial Day Ceremony in Wildwood New Jersey







The Memorial Day Ceremony is a not-to-be missed event beginning at 10 AM on May 28th.  This is another FREE event where you can watch the Ceremony at Veterans Monument. This event is held on the last day to really complete your fun long weekend from Memorial Day in Wildwood.  Keep in mind, throughout the weekend, many shops, restaurants and the boardwalk will be open for business, so do not miss out on all of the events that are going on in Wildwood this Memorial Day weekend!



SplashZone – A Great Waterpark in Wildwood, New Jersey

If you are looking for something to do on your summer vacation in Wildwood, SplashZone is the place! Located at Schellenger Ave and Boardwalk, they offer a ton of attractions!  This considered one of the great water parks down in Wildwood, New Jersey.  You can spend all day, just having fun on all of the attractions.

With more than 16 attractions, SplashZone in Wildwood has super-soaking thrill rides, white water rapids, and the ONLY 5 person raft ride in New Jersey!  For fans of speed, they have tons of different slides, for thrill seekers, there is a “Midnight Run” which is completely in the dark!  There are so many different rides to enjoy on your Wildwood vacation!

For the little fans, the SplashZone offers the ZoeZone which is a great area for their smaller guests.

The park is open throughout the summer, and you can find the hours here. For directions, click here.

SplashZone in Wildwood, also offers many different packages and specials. You can call to find out which may be available for your party. (609) 729-5600

Easter Egg Hunt in North Wildwood

On Saturday, April 7 families with little ones can take part in two different Easter egg hunts taking place throughout the island. On the beach in North Wildwood at 19th and 20th Avenues, children 11 and under can pick-up eggs and collect prizes at the Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Down the beach at Lincoln Avenue, children ages 1-12 can dig through the sand to find eggs containing a toy. Keep an eye out for the golden egg at the Greater Wildwoods Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt. Both events begin at noon.

On Easter Sunday, April 8, Morey’s Piers hosts its Opening Day & Easter Celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – bringing out the kid in all of us including rides, food, entertainment and “Pick an Egg” for the kids.

Also on the boardwalk at 23rd Avenue, Ed’s Funcade Easter Egg Hunt will be taking place from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. with chances to win great prizes.

All of the Wildwoods Boardwalk eateries, shops, games and arcades will be open for a full weekend of fun. Head to the Wildwoods April 7 and 8 for a weekend of FREE Easter festivities sure to please the entire family!

For more information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732


(This Article was taken from www.WildwoodsNJ.com

2012 Annual Spring Motorcycle Rally in Wildwood, New Jersey

There are quite a few events in North Wildwood throughout the year.  In the last weekend of April 2012, many people will flock to the Spring Motorcycle Rally in Wildwood.  The Cape Classics Motorcycle Club presents this annual event located at the intersection of Oak and Atlantic Avenues in Wildwood.


Event Details

The Spring Motorcycle Rally will take place April 27th through April 29th and will feature a variety of vendors to accommodate all motorcycle enthusiasts.  On Sunday, the “Ride the Wave Motorcycle Run” will be featured starting in Camden.  This event will benefits the families of fallen public safety workers.  This will take place at 10 a.m and will end in Wildwood, New Jersey.  For more details on the event, you can call 609.729.8870 or you can click here.