What to do this September and October in Cape May.

September and October are a beautiful time to visit Cape May. The weather is a little cooler, the leaves are beginning to change – it’s the perfect time relax on post-summer getaway.

During your stay, you may choose to spend the entire weekend relaxing, without any formal plans. Or you may decide to spend your time out and about, seeing sights and enjoying the town. What’s there to do?


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.


Cape May Designer House Tour | September 21

Take a self-guided tour of Cape May’s finest, privately-owned homes This is a design lover’s paradise! Visitors can step across the thresholds of four professionally designed, grand private homes that are open to the public only for this occasion. Get inspired and walk away with stunning décor ideas. Visitors receive a booklet with descriptions of each house and a map.


Victorian Weekend | October 10 – 14

Don’t miss the best time to visit Victorian Cape May and celebrate the unique heritage of America’s first seashore resort. Enjoy this weekend full of exciting entertainment including murder mysteries, historic house tours, food, wine events, and much more.


Halloween Happenings | October 18 – 31

Cape May is one of the most haunted places in America and if you get a thrill from all things 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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Cape May Wineries

Enjoy a day in New Jersey wine country! Taste award-winning wines and enjoy the unique experiences each of our Cape May wineries have to offer. October is harvest season, so it’s the perfect time to visit!


East Lynne Theater Company

Cape May is a top spot for theatre lovers. East Lynn Theatre Company is one of several organizations bringing a blend of provocative premieres and timeless classics to the community. This award-winning professional theater is a must-not-miss on your next trip to Cape May.


Cape May Stage

Cape May Stage is located in the heart of Cape May’s historic district. This well-respected theatre group offers performances through fall with traditional, contemporary and new works. For years actors, directors, and playwrights from all over the country have provided world-class theatre in this historic venue.


The Queen Victoria is ideally situated at the center of town just steps from Cape May’s shopping and dining district. To book your room, visit our Rates and Availability page. We looking forward to welcoming you this fall in Cape May!