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Get ready for Halloween 2022 in Cape May! Halloween Happenings by MAC is back and better than ever. This seasonal schedule of events includes spooky trolly tours, special holiday exhibitions, ghost walks, and more. Plus, it’s not October without Oktoberfest! NEW at Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille: an Oktoberfest celebration to end all Oktoberfest celebrations.

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Oktoberfest at Harry’s | October 15

Come raise a glass to great beer! Celebrate Oktoberfest in Cape May New Jersey. Join us at Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grilleon Saturday, October 15th from 12pm to 8pm, in honor of this timeless German tradition. Check out our Facebook page for more information. RSVP here.

Enjoy two delicious brews by Hidden Sands Brewing Company:

Oktoberfest Ale: A hazy Oktoberfest-inspired Amber Ale made with German malt, lightly toasted and sweet with a Noble Hop aroma. Medium body with a crisp taste!

Pumpkin Blonde Ale: A light-bodied, easy-drinking blonde ale with a spiced aftertaste. Made with pumpkin, ginger, and cinnamon to create the perfect seasonal beer.


Halloween Events in Cape May

Cape May Halloween Parade | October 23  

Dress to Impress in your Halloween Best! Join in on the fun beginning October 23, 2022, at 3pm. The Cape May Halloween Parade is fun for all ages and features several competition categories for best costume.


Cape May MAC Halloween Happenings | Through October 31

Explore the spirits of our seaside village with special holiday tours and themed events that highlight the many ghost stories of Cape May. Attractions include ghost walks with Craig McManus, Historic Haunts tours, a séance at the Physick Estate, Ghosts of Cape May trolley tours, Ghosts of the Lighthouse trolley tours, and a Graveyard, Ghosts & Mansion Combo Tour. Stroll the beautiful grounds of the Physick Estate and visit Scarecrow Alley where you’ll find funny and spooky scarecrows along the walkways, and vote for your favorite! Events run through October 31.


Cape May 2022 MAC Halloween Happenings Events

Scarecrow Alley 

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Visit the Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s original haunted house, for Scarecrow Alley – a spooky spectacle that showcases the best seasonal decorations in Cape May. Here, walk the ground of the Estate and then vote for your favorite ghoulishly gruesome or foolishly funny scarecrow.


Cape May October and Halloween Craft & Collectibles Shows

Another seasonal favorite in Cape May, Cape May Craft & Collectibles shows are open-air events featuring the creations of local artisans and crafters. Costumes are welcome to celebrate the festive holiday. Especially fun for kids! 

  • Victorian Weekend Crafts & Collectibles Show (Emlen Physick Estate, 10am to 4pm) 
  • Crafts & Collectibles by the Sea (Cape May Convention Hall, 10am to 4pm) 
  • Halloween Crafts & Collectibles Show (Emlen Physick Estate, 10am to 3pm) 


Magic & Mystery House Tours 

Join the Magic & Mystery House Tour for a look back at the Victorian Era and the widespread fascination with mystery and illusion. Learn about famous Harry Houdini who captivated audiences with his risky and elaborate escapes, the Goddess of Mystery, Ionia, a Belgian beauty Victorians worshipped for her spectacles of magic, The Great Lafayette, who became known as the world’s greatest magician, and Pepper’s Ghost, a technique still used today, even at Disney World! 


Ghost Walk with Craig McManus 

Walk with Cape May’s local Ghost guru, Craig McManus, through the haunted streets of Victorian Cape May while he points out local spots of paranormal activity. Keep your eyes peeled, you never know when or where an apparition may appear. 


Graveyards, Ghosts, & Mansion Combo Tour  

The Graveyards, Ghosts, & Mansion Combo Tour leaves no stone unturned when it comes to stories of spirits in Cape May. Start with a trolley ride to the historic Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery to see the graves of Dr. Emlen Physick and his family. Here, you’ll listen to EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) recorded by tour guides and staff at the estate. Upon your return, you learn about some unusual Victorian funereal customs and visit several rooms with even more EVPs. This Tour begins and ends at the Physick Estate. 


Historic Haunts Combo Tour

Take an evening ride through the Historic District and hear stories of haunted Cape May. Step off the trolley at the Physick House Museum with your guide and see Cape May’s only Victorian house museum, reputed to be haunted, as you learn about Victorian Spiritualism. This tour combines a Ghosts of Cape May trolley tour with a visit to the Physick House. In the museum, guides will compare the methods of spirit contact used by the Victorians with those of today’s paranormal investigators. Selected rooms on both floors are included in the tour. Begins and ends at the Ocean Street trolley stop.

This October, Montreal Beach Resort is excited to welcome you for these seasonal events and many more. For booking information or to learn about Montreal Beach Resort’s seasonal vacation packages, visit our Specials Page. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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