Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Wildwoods Convention Center hosts return of Spirit Brands Island Cheerleading Championships - Sunday, November 14th


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THE WILDWOODS - The Wildwoods Convention Center will host the Spirit Brands Island Cheerleading Championships for a day of amazing aerial and acrobatic feats. Cheer teams from across the region will stun crowds with amazing aerial and acrobatic feats during this annual national competition, held on Sunday, November 14 from 10 am - 4 pm. 

An admission fee for spectators will be charged at the door.

This entertaining and exciting event will include recreation, high school, college and all-star divisions, featuring teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and beyond. All teams will compete on a 54' by 42' spring floor and will perform incredible stunts in hopes of winning the judges' votes. 

All performances will be choreographed to music and sound effects, and winning teams will be awarded trophies and banners.

For additional information about Spirit Brands' cheerleading events, call 866-52-CHEER or visit www.SpiritBrands.com.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Friday, October 15, 2021

The Beach Boys to appear at Oceanfront Arena at Wildwoods Convention Center - Saturday, August 27, 2022


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WILDWOOD - As The Beach Boys mark more than a half-century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequaled in America's music history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world.

The Beach Boys will pull into town to perform on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the Oceanfront Arena at the Wildwoods Convention Center in The Wildwoods, NJ.

Since the band's co-founder, lead singer and chief lyricist Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys' first hit, "Surfin'" (1961), dozen of the band's chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth:

"Surfin' USA," "Surfer Girl," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "I Get Around," "California Girls," "Help Me Rhonda," "Barbara Ann," "Good Vibrations," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Rock and Roll Music," and "Kokomo."

The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers were also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.

Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI's 30-track collection of the band's biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release.

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce is exited to host The Beach Boys back in Wildwood, New Jersey on August 27, 2022. The Beach Boys are entertainment crowds of fans with exciting shows and legendary music that appeals to everyone from 0 to 99 years old. The Wildwoods Convention Center is located on the World Famous Wildwoods Boardwalk and the Oceanfront Arena overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is the perfect location for an event of this magnitude.

Tickets for the event are available at all Ticketmaster locations online at www.ticketmaster.com starting Saturday, October 16, 2021 at noon.

The mission of the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce is to foster positive growth, development and tourism in the Wildwoods, while respecting the island's unique quality of life, to the benefit of our membership and community. We will serve as a business advocate for all of our members and the five mile island known as the Wildwoods.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Halloween in the Wildwoods offers spooktacular fun time for all ages


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THE WILDWOODS - Halloween in the Wildwoods will be full of tricks, treats and fun events for all ages starting Friday, October 22 with the Wildwoods Drag Queen Halloween  Show; followed by a bonfire on the beach on Saturday, October 23; and continuing Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31 with family festivities.

Halloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Friday, October 22 with a Drag Queen Halloween Show and Costume Party at the Blue Water Grille at The Bolero Resort. This is a full-scale variety show with six Drag Queen performers, and after-show meet and greet, and prizes for the best costumed guest. Doors open at 7 pm and the show begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. 

For tickets, contact the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce at 609-729-4000. This show is for adults only and features adult language.

On Saturday, October 23, enjoy a bonfire on the beach from 6 - 10 pm at 1st & Surf Avenues in North Wildwood with live entertainment. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase (no glass containers - plastic only). Admission is $10; children under 12 are $2. Bring a blanket or beach chair and enjoy a fun night on the beach! 

Sponsored by the Anglesea Irish Society and the Greater Wildwood Jaycees. Rain date is Saturday, November 6.

On Friday, October 29, the Cape May Dancers present their spooktacular Halloween performance at Byrne Plaza, located at 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood. The show starts at 6 pm, will last one hour, and admission is FREE. You won't want to miss this wonderful entertainment that'll get you in the Halloween spirit!

For more information, call 609-886-1370 or visit www.cmdancers.com.

On Saturday, October 30, visit Fox Park, located at 4500 Ocean Avenue in Wildwood, for 98.7 The Coast Radio's and the City of Wildwood's Trunk-or-Treat from 3 - 6 pm. 

For more information or to register your vehicle, call 609-522-2444 or visit www.wildwoodnj.org.

On Saturday, October 30, it's the North Wildwood Trunk-or Treat and Block Party from 5:30 - 7 pm on Olde New Jersey Avenue between 2nd Avenue and Walnut Avenue in North Wildwood. There will be music, a magic show, balloon twisting and more. Parents are encouraged to bring their vehicles decorated for Halloween. Children will come in costume and visit each car where families will provide treats from trunks of their cars. There will be no judging of the children's costumes, but prizes will be awarded to the best decorated car.

Registration is FREE and forms are available at 900 Central Avenue in North Wildwood. Parking for visitors will be available in the municipal lot at 2nd & Olde New Jersey Avenues. For additional information call 609-522-2955 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.

Also on Saturday, October 30, the Greater Wildwood Elks will host a Halloween Haunted House where trick-or-treaters can walk through a "haunted house" and receive treats at the Elks Lodge, 109 West 1st Avenue in North Wildwood from 5:30 - 8 pm.

Admission is FREE. For more info, call 609-729-2170.

On Sunday, October 31, the Wildwoods Convention Center hosts the Halloween Havoc Wrestling Tournament. The tournament features divisions for open/college age wrestlers, high school wrestlers, middle school wrestlers, as well as two elementary school divisions. Spectator fee is $15 for adults, $5 for seniors and students 6 years of age and older, and free for children under 6 years of age.

For more information, call 856-364-3640 or visit www.atlanticcoastwrestling.com.

For more information on the Halloween events in the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ/events-calendar.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Crest Savings Bank helps commemorate local landmark


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WILDWOOD - Crest Savings Bank once again renewed its annual sponsorship of the Starlight Ballroom and its beautiful commemorative sign at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The memory of the beloved local landmark that entertained teenagers for several generations has been kept alive by the Greater Wildwood Tourism Improvement District Authority (GWTIDA) since 2006, when the Convention Center's ballroom was named in its honor.

When GWTIDA originally brought the idea to Crest Savings Bank's Board of Directors, the bank enthusiastically agreed to partner in the project. Crest Savings Bank's substantial pledge was enough to fund the rebirth of the Starlight Ballroom. The bank's contribution paid for the beautiful art-deco neon sign now displayed in the Convention Center's entryway.

The funds also help to offset the ballroom's operating costs. GWTIDA board members who held this project close to their hearts were grateful to the bank for being the first to step forward and ensure its realization.

Since it establishment in 1919, Crest Savings Bank has served many generations and witnessed much history. Tony DeSalle, Crest Savings Bank President and CEO noted, "We are proud to partner with GWTIDA in helping to commemorate this historical icon. This sponsorship will go a long way in helping to preserve the many wonderful memories which are associated with the Starlight Ballroom."

Friday, September 24, 2021

Sip & savor the flavors of fall in the Wildwoods


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THE WILDWOODS - Autumn marks the start of the Wildwoods' Second Season. With less crowds, mild temperatures, attractive off-season rates for accommodations and an all-star lineup of events and activities, there is no better time to explore and experience the Wildwoods, NJ!

The Wildwoods offer a sumptuous variety of restaurants and eateries, as well as popular breweries, distilleries and nearby wineries. In the fall, these favored Wildwoods landmarks embrace the change of the season by offering one-of-a-kind, autumn-inspired creations. The Wildwoods provides the perfect setting to indulge with a unique seasonal beverage while savoring the fresh catch of the day in the crisp autumn air.

The restaurant renaissance that started years ago in Cape May has spilled over into the Wildwoods, and a growing number of premier restaurants are now located throughout the five-mile island, each of them garnering superb reviews form critics and patrons alike. The Wildwoods' upscale restaurants offer memorable surroundings, remarkable cuisine and attentive service for a perfect evening touched with romance, candlelight and delectable food.

The ideal time is now to visit the area's finest wineries, located just minutes from the famous five-mile island, as grape harvesting is at its peak. The Wildwoods are in the midst of this ever-burgeoning wine country, and the phenomenon is no coincidence either - the sandy soils along with Southern New Jersey's unique mild climate make the area surrounding the Wildwoods an ideal environment for grape growing and wine making.

A quick tour of the vineyards surrounding the Wildwoods illustrates that New Jersey lives up to its moniker as "The Garden State." 

New Jersey's southernmost region is an agricultural hub for wine cultivation. Rich farmland is home to acres of vineyards whose grapes patiently transform into award-winning, hand-crafted fine wines. Wines from these local wineries are even served in many of the Wildwoods' fine restaurants offering a great dining experience to a beautiful fall getaway.

Also nearby are breweries and distilleries, where taste testing, dining, shopping and exploring beckon - all with minimal crowds and a calmer atmosphere, make for an ideal fall getaway. Be sure to put these breweries, distilleries and wineries on your fall bucket list when visiting the Wildwoods:


Wildwoods Breweries

MudHen Brewing Company
127 West Rio Grande Avenue
Wildwood, NJ  08260
609-846-7918


Cape May County Breweries

7 Mile Brewery
3156 Route 9 South
Rio Grande, NJ  08260
609-365-7777

Bucket Brigade Brewery
205 North Main Street
Cape May Court House, NJ  08242
609-778-2641

Cape May Brewing Company
1288 Horney Road
Rio Grande, NJ  08242
609-849-9933

COHO Brewing Co.
28 Indian Trail Road, Suite 103
Cape May Court House, NJ  08210
609-264-6480

Cold Spring Brewery
733 Seashore Road
Cape May, NJ  08204
609-854-3077

Gusto Brewing Company
3860 Bayshore Road
North Cape May, NJ  08204
609-849-8260

Ludlam Island Brewery
9 Stoney Coury
Ocean View, NJ  08230
609-263-6969

Slack Tide Brewing Company
1072 Route 83, Unit 3
Clermont, NJ  08210
609-478-2343


Wildwoods Distilleries

Lazy Eye Distillery
135 East Spicer Avenue
Wildwood, NJ  08260
609-305-4755


Cape May County Distilleries

Cape May Distillery
371 Route 47
Cape May Court House, NJ  08210
609-305-4853

Nauti Spirits Distillery
916 Shunpike Road
Cape May, NJ  08204
609-770-3381


Cape May County Wineries

Cape May Winery & Vineyard
711 Town Bank Road
North Cape May, NJ  08204
609-884-1169

Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
600 S. Railroad Avenue
Rio Grande, NJ  08242
609-846-7347

Jessie Creek Winery
1 N. Delsea Drive
Cape May Court House, NJ  08210
609-536-2023

Natali Vineyards
221 North Delsea Drive
Cape May Court House, NJ  08210
609-465-0075

Turdo Vineyards & Winery
3911 Bayshore Road
Cape May, NJ  08204
609-884-5591

Willow Creek Winery
160-168 Stevens Street
West Cape May, NJ  08204
609-770-8782
WillowCreekWineryCapeMay.com


For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Wildwoods welcome rock 'n roll legends to annual Fabulous '50s & Beyond Weekend - October 15 & 16


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THE WILDWOODS - The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 17th Annual Fabulous '50s & Beyond Weekend - a two-day celebration paying tribute to the music of the '50s, '60s and '70s and highlighting the Wildwoods' role in the birth of rock 'n roll music - Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16.

The fun begins Friday night inside the Wildwoods Convention Center's Oceanfront Arena. Guests will be moving and grooving to classic oldies during the '50s Dance Party featuring The Cameos from 6:30 - 10:30 pm. Admission is $16 per person.

Saturday will feature a full day of outdoor fun and live music during the FREE Fabulous '50s Street Fair at Fox Park, located across from the Wildwoods Convention Center on Ocean Avenue from 11 am - 5 pm. The Street Fair will include live entertainment throughout the day, a classic car show, a Doo Wop Back to the '50s Bus Tour and a variety of vendors offering '50s memorabilia, merchandise, many delicious food options and much more. 

The weekend's feature event happens on Saturday at 7 pm when the Fabulous '50s & Beyond Concert will take place in the Oceanfront Arena at the Wildwoods Convention Center. The star-studded musical line-up will include music from the '50s with Little Anthony & The Imperials, the '60s with Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, and the '70s with The Spinners. 

The opening act will feature The Mahoney Brothers paying tribute to the times, performing as Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. Doors open at 5:30 pm for the concert.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, stop by the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce at 3306 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood, visit www.Wildwoods.com or call 609-729-4000. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. A limited number of tickets will be available at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office the weekend of the event.

For additional information about the Fabulous '50s & Beyond Weekend and a complete list of weekend activities, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com/event/fabulous-50s-beyond-weekend/ or call 609-729-4000.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Wildwoods host Food & Music Festival - Saturday, October 9th


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THE WILDWOODS - The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents a food and music festival on Saturday, October 9 from 11 am - 8 pm featuring a full day of fantastic food options, live music, shopping and more. The festival will take place in Downtown Wildwood starting at Byrne Plaza along Pacific Avenue between Oak and Schellenger Avenues.

The festival will include two stages of live music, delicious food, messy pie-eating contests, craft vendors and much more. The festival will provide fun for kids with a "Kids Korner," open from noon - 5 pm, featuring games, pumpkin painting and inflatable bounce houses. 

The festival is FREE to attend. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, October 10.

For additional information about the festival, please contact the Greater Wildwood Chamer of Commerce at www.gwcoc.org or call 609-729-4000.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Post 184 announces fall/winter events, community efforts


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WILDWOOD - American Legion Post 184 is proud to announce a fall and winter season of community efforts. Following the success of last year's turkey giveaway and toy drive, the Post looks to continue the events with greater success.

For decades, the veterans have supported the community with fundraising and donations. With the pandemic still looming, they know the support is needed now more than ever. 

Starting with some fun, the Legion will once again host Halloween Bingo. On October 27, with doors opening at 5:30 pm and the bingo game at 7:30, players are encouraged to dress up to win gift cards and prizes for best costumes.

In November, Post 184 will focus on a giveaway of turkeys with all the fixings. Any family in need in Wildwood, Middle Township or Lower Township will be able to apply for the donation. A whole turkey, a can of gravy, jellied cranberry sauce, canned corn and a pie will be provided to registered families on November 24. 

Bringing the Christmas spirit, the second annual toy drive will continue along with Christmas dinner giveaway. This event will be combined with the Post's Kids Christmas Party. In years past, the party was to show appreciation to the members' families by hosting an event for the kids and grandkids. 

This year, the event will be split into two: the first hour for members of the Post and the second hour for families registered with the toy and food giveaways. These events will be held on December 18.

More events, including holiday-themed bingo, the indoor yard sale and craft shows (and more), will be announced in the coming weeks.

The community is asked to support the community efforts by donating towards the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner giveaways or purchasing a toy off the Amazon wish list.

More information on both events will be available closer to the dates.

Wildwood Crest hosts Crest Best Run Fest - Satruday, October 2 & Sunday, October 3


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WILDWOOD CREST - The annual Crest Best Run Fest presented by Inspira Health is a world-class running event being held in Wildwood Crest on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3.

The event features a 10-Miler, 5-Miler and 5K which allows runners to experience the best of what Wildwood Crest has to offer: beachfront parks, scenic bayside lakes, wetlands, wildlife refuge and beautiful beaches!

The first race of the weekend is the 5K on Saturday starting at 5:30 pm. It is a great event for all abilities as runners are guided from Centennial Park to Sunset Lake and back. 

Sunday, the 5-Miler run course starts at 8 am, and is an outback featuring the Wildwood Crest Bike Path and the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk.

Also at 8 am on Sunday is the Crest Best 10-Miler, delivering the most scenic and unique 10-mile course in South Jersey. Runners will pass bayside lakes, causways, fishing ports, wildlife preserves, ocean views and bike paths for a one-of-a-kind experience in Wildwood, Crest, NJ.

For more information, call 609-849-8908 or visit www.DelmoSports.com.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Wildwoods celebrate American racing heritage during 'The Race of Gentlemen' Vintage Car & Motorcycle Beach Drag Races - October 1-3


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THE WILDWOODS - Experience 'The Race of Gentlemen' Vintage Car & Motorcycle Beach Drag Races, an automotive carnival that celebrates American racing heritage and a homage to automobile and motorcycle history, hosted by Oilers Car Club/Motorcycle Club - Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3.

Stultz & Son Productions presents 'The Race of Gentlemen,' which features pre-1934 cars and pre-1947 motorcycles racing along the water's edge on the Wildwoods' spacious beaches.

'The Race of Gentlemen,' commonly referred to as TROG for short, is a one-of-a-kind vintage hot rod motorcycle beach drag racing event and festival born from the shared interests of a group of passionate purveyors of speed and pays tribute to a style of racing that evokes the ghosts of yesteryear.

The multi-day celebration of American heritages evokes a bygone era when hand-built, pre-WWII cars and motorcycles were pieced together in backyards and garages, then tested and proven on the flat, hard sand of the beach. The vintage cars and motorcycles are hand selected for the exhibitions by TROG's founders and must be built using pre-WWII chassis and engines, as well as period correct, hand-fabricated parts.

On Friday, 'The Night of the Troglodytes,' a rollicking chopper party, takes place at the Binn's Motel on Atlantic Avenue from 5 - 11:30 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Saturday is Race Day, which features vintage auto and motorcycle races on the beach. Gates open at 8 am and racing begins around 9 am, or when the ocean tide goes out. A TROG bonfire and beach party will take place Saturday night from 8 pm until midnight with live music and a food and drink tent.

More beach racing takes place on Sunday with gates opening at 8 am. Don't miss the Gentlemen going head-to-head for the winning title! Bracket racing begins late morning once the machines warm up.

Also on Saturday and Sunday, check out the Customs by the Sea, a traditional custom car show presented by Kustomrama, the Traditional Rod & Kustom Encyclopedia. This is a celebration of the early custom car, open for pre-1952 custom cars, restyled in a pre-1952 style.

Entrance for the event is located at the end of Morey's Piers' Mariner's Amusement Pier on Schellenger Avenue in Wildwood. No coolers are permitted on the beach. Beverages and food will be available for sale for your convenience. Please not that race times may vary depending on ocean tide. Full weekend passes are available for purchase online and a the door. Single-day tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For ticket prices and more information or to purchase weekend passes, visit www.TheRaceOfGentlemen.com.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

The Wildwoods host 15th Annual Olde Time Italian Festival - October 1 & 2


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WILDWOOD - A heaping helping of olde world Italy will be served with amore and plenty of white, red and green during the 15 Annual Olde Time Italian Festival, taking place Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2.

Hosted by the Sons of Italy of Wildwood, the festival will take place at Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues, across from the Wildwoods Convention Center. The festival runs Friday from 5 - 11 pm and Saturday from noon - 11 pm.

The FREE two-way festival celebrates Italian culture and heritage with Italian crafts, authentic Italian cuisine, kids games, contests and continuous FREE live entertainment. Take in the mouthwatering smells and tastes of an olde world Italian market, plus Italian-made goods, crafts and merchandise as vendors of all kinds fill Fox Park, including selling Italian food favorites including pastas, sausages, chicken cutlets, clams & spaghetti, tiramisu, cannoli and more.

Experience the Procession of Saints and Mass on Friday at 5 pm, followed by live entertainment from Italian singer Donnah Lisa Campbell, Tre Bella and Skyliners on Friday night; and on Saturday starting at noon, entertainment featuring King Arthur, Bittersweet, The Reign Band, Tommy C, and a special performance by legendary recording artist Bobby Rydell on Saturday night.

For additional information about the Olde Time Italian Festival, contact Rita Peca at 215-519-3548.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

While summer ends, Pomeo's North Wildwood looks forward to a Second Season of event catering


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NORTH WILDWOOD - Summer might be ending but that doesn't mean the island's businesses close up shop and disappear, contrary to what many vacationers believe.

After a successful summer, Pompeo's at 17th & Boardwalk looks forward to growing their catering options through the restaurant. Chef and owner Rich Merlino has years of experience in the catering business, which makes the decision to start catering through the restaurant an easy one.

"I enjoy catering because every event is different," said Merlino. "I am able to customize each event based on the customer's request, no matter if that means a simple family get-together or a high class wedding."

Pompeo's focuses on providing high quality food in an upscale setting on the Boardwalk. Their breakfast continuously had lines out the door, and dinners were off to a good start before being affected by the pandemic. 2022 will bring an even better menu, a redesigned dining room and more on-site events to the restaurant.

Catering options include pick-up or delivery from the city to the shore, depending on the size of the event. Minimum party size of 25 people is required and at least two weeks' notice is appreciated. Chef Merlino looks forward to bringing his experience to the area and is eager to work with party hosts to create the perfect menu.

Pompeo's is located at 1610 Boardwalk in North Wildwood. For more information, contact the restaurant at pompeoswildwood.com.





Monday, September 13, 2021

Wildwood Crest hosts Seafarers Celebration - September 25th


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WILDWOOD CREST - The Borough of Wildwood Crest hosts its annual Seafarers Celebration, a yearly end-of-summer festival set to take place along beautiful Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest, on Saturday, September 25.

The celebration begins with a day-long street festival from 9 am - 5 pm along Sunset Lake on New Jersey Avenue between Rambler Road and Miami Avenue. This is one of the signature annual events of Wildwood Crest, and features dozens of craft and food vendors, family entertainment, live music, magic shows, street performers, children's activities and more.

The fun continues at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, with live music at 7:30 pm, followed by a beachfront fireworks show at 9 pm.

For additional information about the Seafarers' Celebration, visit www.WildwoodCrest.org or call 609-523-0202.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Wildwoods celebrate Celtic heritage during 30th Annual Irish Fall Festival - September 23-26


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THE WILDWOODS - The 30th Annual Irish Fall Festival, the East Coast's largest Irish Festival, comes to North Wildwood on Thursday, September 23 through Sunday, September 26.

The festival four-day event is sponsored by James J. Reilly, Division 1, Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH). The AOH is an organization which fosters and preserves Irish culture and heritage.

The festival, designed to celebrate Irish culture and heritage through a variety of exciting events that are sure to entertain, tees off on Thursday, September 23 with a golf tournament at Cape May National Golf Course, located at Route 9 and Fairway Drive in Cape May Court House. 

The fee is $120 and includes green fee and cart, dinner, refreshments and many prizes. Space is limited and reservations are suggested. To reserve a spot, please call the AOH at 800-474-7491

Vendors with Irish merchandise will line Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood from Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26, from 8 am - 7 pm. Irish memorabilia will be available for purchase along with Irish treats sure to satisfy any palate. On Friday and Saturday, FREE live entertainment will be featured on the main stage at Chestnut & Olde New Jersey Avenue from noon - 8:30 pm; as well as music in all pubs and taverns. 

Performers will include Broken Shillelaghs, Birmingham 6, Timmy Kelly, Brothers McGillian, Natterjacks, Robbie and Tim, McHugh and Company and Ballina. In addition, Irish Schools of Dance will perform throughout both days. 

Festivities on Saturday will kick off with a 5K run and 1-mile family walk starting at 8 am. Registration will be held at the AOH tent located between 1st and 2nd avenues on Olde New Jersey Avenue, the day of the event. A $30 entry fee is required to participate. You can pre-register at RunSignUp.com/Race/NJ/Wildwood/IrishJog5K. Pre-registrants are guaranteed a tee shirt.

Saturday's entertainment continues at Bill Henfey Park located at 8th & Central Avenues at 10 am with Brian Riley Pipe Exhibition. The exhibition will feature some of the best pipe bands in the East. There will also be FREE Irish dance lessons on Saturday from 10 am until noon at the Elks Lodge located in the Festival District at 109 West New Jersey Avenue.

On Sunday, everyone is welcome to celebrate the faith and heritage of the Irish at Saint Ann's Roman Catholic Church, located at Glenwood & Atlantic Avenues, for a 10:30 am mass. There will be a procession from the main entrance to the altar by the Protectors of the Faith Guards, the Cape May County Emerald Society Honor Guard and a liturgical bag pip soloist. A special parade will follow the mass at 12:30 at 20th & Surf Avenues, continuing to Spruce & Olde New Jersey Avenues.

Once again, the AOH is honored to have Seamus Boyle, Past National President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, as a special guest. The parade also will feature Miss North Wildwood, Madeline Melle, many fraternal organizations, bag pip bands, Irish dance groups and much, much more.

For additional information about the 30th Annual Irish Fall Festival, please call 800-IRISH-91 or visit www.CMCAOH.com.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Wildwoods host Fall Classic Car Show - September 24-26


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THE WILDWOODS - Start your engines and cruise on down to the Wildwoods for one of the most exciting car enthusiast weekends at the Jersey Shore, taking place Friday, September 24 - Sunday, September 26.

JSM Productions LLC welcomes you to the Fall 2021 Wildwood Big Show with two locations for one great weekend!

On Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood, the Wildwood Big Show will feature all the favorite classic cars that typically line the Boardwalk. Spectators can stroll Pacific Avenue and experience the craftmanship and beauty of hundreds of restored classic cars. These classics of all makes and models are at least 25 years old or older. Participants and spectators alike can enjoy the cars, plus experience all the fine restaurants, bars and shops located in Downtown Wildwood throughout the day. 

Cars will be displayed from 9 am - 3:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.

The Wildwoods Convention Center will host the Big Show Ocean Invitational, a hand-picked selection of high-end specialty cars, as well as the Big Show Car Corral, which features a variety of cars that will be for sale by private owner; plus vendors selling car-related parts and accessories. 

The Big Show Ocean Invitational and Big Show Car Corral will be open Friday from noon - 9 pm, Saturday from 9 am - 9 pm, and Sunday from 10 am - 1 pm. Daytime access to the event is FREE to the public. After 5 pm, only show participants and ticket holders will be allowed entry into the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The Big Show finale will be held on Sunday at 10 am with an award ceremony to present the Downtown Wildwood Top 40, Best of Show Stock, Best of Show Modified, and The Old School Memorial Award winners from the show on Pacific Avenue; and the Ocean Invitational Top 20, Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Paint and Best Undercarriage winners from the display in the Wildwoods Convention Center.

For more information about the Wildwoods Big Show, to register your vehicle or apply as a vendor, visit www.wildwoodcarshows.com.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.