The Ocean Resorts Casino in Atlantic City hosted Gameacon 2018 for the first time, after a few years at another AC resort. Between October 19-21 Gameacon attracted to the Jersey Shore a mix of gaming enthusiasts, indie developers, vendors, interactive game providers and more! The convention floor was shared by four different attractions: The gaming “arena”, the VR games, the indie developers and the vendors.
On my Atlantic City trip yesterday, I also visited the Garden State Beer Company, which is on the White Horse Pike just off the Parkway exit 40. So it’s a convenient stop when you’re going in or out of AC. I was impressed by the size of the tasting room, which is huge, maybe one of the largest I’ve seen at a New Jersey microbrewery.
This weekend I decided to go further down South and explore more Jersey Shore breweries. On a trip to Atlantic City, I found the Hidden Sands Brewing Co which is indeed kind of hidden in Egg Harbor, but it’s right off exit 37 on the Parkway or a very small detour if you’re heading back on the AC Expressway. Hidden Sands has a nice tasting room, cozy and not too big, a friendly bar area with a TV to watch your favorite game.
Events at the Jersey Shore on the weekend of June 13-15 include the Cape May Harbor Fest, Atlantic Highlands Classic Car Show, Long Branch Cruise to the Shore, Belmar Seafood Festival, Wildwood Beach N Boat fishing festival, Skimmer Fest in Sea Isle City, and several Father’s Day celebrations at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood.
Jersey Shore events on the June 7-8 weekend include the Asbury Park Blues &Brews Festival, Point Pleasant Summerfest, Privateers & Pirates at the Tuckerton Seaport, Trace Adkins in AC and the Escape the Cape Triathlon. Early next week, Dave Matthews at PNC and the Jersey Shore Fashion Show in Lake Como.