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Events

2013-14 Themed Weekends and Special Events

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Feasting on History May 06 - May 06
Annual restaurant gala fundraiser held at NASW Aviation Museum. Sample signatures dishes, entrees and desserts from your favorite area restaurants. Plus, special wine tastings from local and regional distributors! Advance ticket sales only, please.

Free Cold Spring Country Fair May 31 - June 01
Free admission! Stroll the Village's shaded lanes where arts, crafts and antiques vendors sell their wares. Visit select buildings and learn about the trades and crafts of the ‘age of homespun’! Take guided walking tours and special discounts at the Country Store!

Hands-on History June 07 - June 08
Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! Blacksmithing, basketweaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26 restored, historic buildings and interact with historical interpreters to learn and create-the way our ancestors did! Children can get their 'Pastport' stamped for each hands-on activity they complete, and redeem it for a free treat in the Country Store!

Military Timeline Weekend June 14 - June 15
An exhibition of various conflicts spanning several centuries including English Hundred Years War, Boer War, American Revolution and Civil War, World War II, Korean War and more!

Paranormal Pursuits: Spiritualism in the 1800s June 21 - June 22
Experience the spiritual side of 19th century history! Including various mediums such as clairvoyancy, mysticism, phrenology, magic and much more!

Cape May Quilt & Fiber Show June 28 - June 29
The Village’s 27th annual Quilt Show has expanded into a full-scale event celebrating all forms of fiber arts. In addition to voting for your favorite quilt, guests can take in workshops and demonstrations on knitting, crocheting, wool dyeing, sheep shearing and more.

Celebrate the Garden State July 05 - July 06
New Jersey celebrates its 350th birthday in 2014! Meet important figures from New Jersey's past, learn what makes this state special, and enjoy a slice of birthday cake!

10th Annual Celtic Festival July 12 - July 13
Celebrate traditions of the Celtic Highlands with live entertainment-music, dancing, crafts, beer pavilion and more! Please check back for performance lineup.

Hands-on History July 19 - July 20
Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! Blacksmithing, basketweaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26 restored, historic buildings and interact with historical interpreters to learn and create-the way our ancestors did! Children can get their 'Pastport' stamped for each hands-on activity they complete, and redeem it for a free treat in the Country Store!

Railroad Days July 26 - July 27
The Village is lined with model railroads, garden displays, vendors and more–discover all things locomotive!

Down on the Farm Weekend August 02 - August 03
Visit with your favorite barnyard animals, make take-home crafts, take a horse & carriage ride with Levi the Horse and celebrate all things on the American farm!

Paranormal Pursuits: Spiritualism in the 1800s August 09 - August 10
Experience the spiritual side of 19th century history! Including various mediums such as clairvoyancy, mysticism, phrenology, magic and much more!

Classic Car Show & Cruise August 16 - August 17
Vintage cars and trucks fill the Village from 11am-3pm.

Seafarers’ Weekend August 23 - August 24
Pirates invade the Village! Catch the action with exciting pirate fight shows from Valhalla's Pirates throughout the weekend. Take in exhibits and activities such as antique boats, duck decoy carving and more. Plus, sea chanties and sing-alongs.

Hands-on History August 30 - August 31
Try your hand at crafts and trades from the 1800s! Blacksmithing, basketweaving, woodworking and more. Step inside the Village's 26 restored, historic buildings and interact with historical interpreters to learn and create-the way our ancestors did! Children can get their 'Pastport' stamped for each hands-on activity they complete, and redeem it for a free treat in the Country Store!

Revolutionary War Encampment September 06 - September 07
The American Revolution comes to life with reenactors and encampments from both Loyalist and Patriot militia. Field camps, weaponry, programs and more.

Civil War Weekend September 13 - September 14
The Blue and the Gray invade Cape May at one of the Village's longest-running and most popular events! Union and Confederate troops camp throughout the Village, providing demonstrations on field hospitals, mounted cavalry, weaponry and more.

Pumpkin Festival October 18 - October 18
The Lower Township Rotary Club presents the 22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival. Fall family fun with craft and food vendors, face painting, pumpkin painting, hayrides, a haunted barn, games, activities and more. Free admission. Rain date: October 19th.