Fall has come to the Jersey Shore, but there’s still lots of fun things to do. If you go down the short for a day trip this weekend, here are some events you can enjoy:
Saturday you can celebrate Middletown Day, 11am-6pm at Croydon Hall. The FREE fall festival boasts activities for all ages including car show, craft fair, live local music, tournaments, children’s activities and demonstrations; a petting zoo, hayrides, flea market, food court, and a business and community showcase.
Long Beach Island will host the LBI Chowderfest at the Taylor Ave Ball Field. Saturday is Merchants Mart, don’t miss End of Season Blowout Bargains from your favorite local shopkeepers! Outdoor Food Court, Live Music, and Entertainment. Sunday – Chowder Cook-Off Classic, your favorite restaurants serving Chowder Under the Big Top. Unlimited Tasting, Live Music, Food and Fun.
An Olde Time Italian Festival will take place at Fox Park in Wildwood Friday and Saturday. It’s an ‘Old World’ family festival weekend including crafts, games, rides, great Italian food and continuous FREE live entertainment.
And if you’re in Wildwood, you might also like the Wildwood Monster Truck Beach Bash. The thrill and exhilaration of monster truck racing will take place on the beach at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood, Friday to Sunday! Will include Bigfoot, Viper, Instigator, XDP, Storm Damage, Hurricane Force, Backdraft, Eradicator, and Megasaurus.
Also Saturday it’s the Harborfest, 11am-4pm at the Marina Complex in Sea Isle City.
Another fun event Saturday and Sunday is the Margate Fall Funfest. Free Admission. Live Bands, Car Show. Games, Food, Crafters, Activities on Amherst Avenue from Decatur to Coolidge Aves.
Saturday and Sunday, Tuckerton hosts the 30th Annual Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show. The show emphasizes working and antique decoys, model boats, sneakbox building and waterfowling on the Barnegat Bay. Hundreds of exhibitors display their works or art or merchandise throughout Tip Seaman County park and the Tuckerton Seaport, while friendly competitions and contests take place on picturesque Lake Pahatcong.
- Jersey Shore Half Marathon at Sandy Hook, the 40th running of one of the oldest distance events held in the area. Starts at 9pm. Also a 5K at 9:05pm.
- Ocean City Half Marathon & 5k. 13.1 mile with spectacular views of our City through various neighborhoods, the downtown business district, and most importantly the award winning beaches and boardwalk.
If you’re looking to rent a house at the shore, check out ShoreVacations.com, Jersey Shore’s biggest vacation rentals resource. It lists hundreds of rental homes and condos from Sandy Hook all the way down to Cape May (including Belmar, Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, Ocean City, Long Beach Island, Atlantic City or the Wildwoods). It’s a one-stop website for planning your Jersey Shore vacation, featuring beach information, weather updates and more! And of course, it has a full list of all the Jersey Shore events this year.