Friday, November 8, 2019

Local officials hold press conference in North Wildwood on beach resiliency

From the City of North Wildwood:

New Jersey Congressman Jeff Van Drew held a press conference on Friday, November 8 at North Wildwood's 7th Street Beach to discuss a ruling by Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt regarding the availability of sand from Hereford Inlet for non-emergency federal beach stabilization projects.

Congressman Van Drew asked Secretary Bernhardt for a meeting involving officials from Avalon, Stone Harbor and North Wildwood, who were all impacted by a decision by Fish and Wildlife's interpretation of a federal statue for which the Secretary disagreed, and supported all three coastal communities.

Congressman Van Drew, Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi, Stone Harbor Mayor Judy Davies-Dunhour and North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello all spoke at length about erroneous interpretation by Fish and Wildlife, and how that interpretation put lives, property and environmental assets in Stone Harbor and North Wildwood at risk.

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Race of Gentlemen wins again with largest event in years

TROG expansion a success with large crowds for the offseason


WILDWOOD, NJ - Over 20,000 people made it onto the beach October 6-7th for The Race of Gentlemen, making this year’s event the largest in the past few years.

TROG started as a two day beach race of pre and post war cars and motorcycles, and this year expanded to a five day event through Wildwood. The event was a good kick off to the October off season in Wildwood, and provided a boost to area businesses.

"We were happy to be back in October,” said creator Mel Stultz “TROG is one of the most special times of year for us in Wildwood. Racing this year was great and we can't wait to come back next year."

Wednesday the party kicked off with a sold out pre-party at PigDog at the end of Morey’s Piers. Thursday and Friday brought a swap meet and car show down to Fox Park and Atlantic Avenue. The swap meet featured over 50 vendors selling various vintage and antique parts, vehicles and more.

Throughout the swap meet visitors enjoyed live music, Warsteiner beers, and food from Mermaid Mutineer and Ribeyes. The Night of Troglodytes Chopper Show once again took place at the Binn’s Motel, where over 70 choppers were on display. 

Saturday and Sunday mornings, racing kicked off early to beat the tides. A wall of fans watched at the fences, more attendees sat in the stands and sand dunes, and even more enjoyed walking around the event for food, more Warsteiner beers, the TROG merch tent, and more attractions. The classic car show just outside of the event space featured over 50 classic cars and was an added bonus to the event festivities.

Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr considers this year’s event as a massive success due to the October event date, expanding the event through town, and creating unique additions like the swap meet.

“The event was very beneficial to our businesses and community,” said Troiano. “It was enjoyed by all and the event draws a nice crowd. We look forward to hosting The Race of Gentlemen again next year.”

Winners from this year were: Rail Class- Harry Carlson AKA Crazy Uncle Harry; 4 Banger- Pat Cronin; V8-Jeremy Baye; Big Twin Bike-Nick Hunter; 45 Bike-Traver Stegall.

The Race of Gentlemen looks forward to returning in 2020, and details will be posted on and social media.

About TROG
TROG isn’t an invention. It’s been happening well before our founders were born, but now it has a name and a place in the foreground of modern culture. TROG taps into something primal and emotional. An escape from an impressively mundane world, offering mechanical reprieve from its backlit, binary grip. TROG events are real, jarring and built on the strongest, sappiest foundation of all... friendship. A weekend retreat with late nights and early mornings, where you laugh and yell and experience nature in the strangest possible way. A reminder that most admirable aspects of humanity have yet to die off.

About The Oilers Club
Founded by Jim Nelson in Southern California over 65 years ago, The Oilers Club, was a small group of thrill-seeking friends that built and raced hot rods and motorcycles using outdated pre-WWII era chassis, bodies, motors and parts. In 2010, the keys to the club were handed to Meldon Van Riper Stultz III, a Jersey Shore native who, with his colorful crew of vintage car and motorcycle revivalists, now stage these rolling exhibitions at historically significant locations across the country.

More information on The Race of Gentleman and tickets can be found online at and

Thursday, October 31, 2019

North Wildwood works with DEP on Flood Mitigation Project


NORTH WILDWOOD The City of North Wildwood is currently working with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) on a Flood Hazard Mitigation project to construct a pump-station in the city's Olde New Jersey/Spruce Avenue parking lot, adjacent and through the Seawall.

The pump-station will alleviate flooding along the city's emergency access route. The project will consist of upgrading a large portion of the storm drainage system, and replacing several storm water outfall lines that currently empty onto the inlet beach.

The pump-station project will also include a gravity system that will drain normal amounts of storm water during normal rain and minor flooding events, and the pump system will enable the drainage of more severe rain and flooding events.

The pump system will be activated automatically during major coastal flooding events to ensure that Central Avenue/Spruce Avenue/Anglesea Drive/New Jersey Avenue remain accessible. There is only one emergency access route out of North Wildwood, and one of the three (3) off of the island of the Wildwoods. It is imperative that this route remain accessible not only for the residents/home owners of the Wildwoods, but also for our emergency response vehicles, such as ambulances and fire engines during potential mass casualty events.

The pumps themselves will be below ground level and placed adjacent to the seawall at Olde New Jersey Avenue. The pumps will be powered by electricity and will have a backup generator in the evnet of loss of power. The generator will be constructed in the municipal parking lot that abuts Old New Jersey Avenue.

"I would like to personally thank the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for awarding North Wildwood the $10,000,000.00 Flood Resiliency Grant, which is historic in that it is the largest sum of any grant awarded to the city," said Mayor Patrick Rosenello.

"This grant will help prevent flood damage; and keep the only entrance and exit into town (NJ147/North Wildwood Boulevard) open in a major flooding event or emergency."

Wildwood Crest Recreation to host two-part Community Financial Wellness Lecture Series in November


WILDWOOD CREST – The Borough of Wildwood Crest Recreation Department and the Wildwood Crest Wellness Committee will host a free two-part lecture series on financial wellness on consecutive Wednesdays in November.

The lecture series will feature presentations by financial planning experts and will be held at the Crest Pier Recreation Center at 5800 Ocean Avenue on Wednesday, November 13 and Wednesday, November 20, both at 6 pm.

The November 13 lecture, titled "Work, Life & Money," will be hosted by Tod Shoffler, a certified financial planner from Crest Wealth Management, a division of Crest Savings Bank. The lecture will focus on building a strong financial future, investment strategies for retirement, overall financial planning and children and money.

The November 20 lecture, titled "A Smart Investment In Your Future," will be hosted by Robert J. Poserina, a tax and elder law attorney from Poserina & McHugh law firm in Cape May Court House. The lecture will focus on estate planning, wills trusts, guardianships, power of attorney, probate, estate administration and an overview of Medicaid and nursing home planning.

Each lecture will include a presentation by the guest speaker, followed by a question-and-answer session.

No pre-registration is necessary. Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, call the Crest Pier Recreation Center at 609-523-0202.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Beach boxes earn 42 percent revenue increase in Wildwood for 2019, 175 percent increase overall


WILDWOOD, NJ  -  The City of Wildwood is proud to announce the most successful season yet for their beach box storage system. The beach boxes are '4x4' units that can store chairs, umbrellas and beach gear close to the water to take the hassle out of going to the beach.

In January, the city announced a new booking method that would increase revenue and ease the booking process for seasonal renters. Instead of booking all units on a first-come, first-serve basis, the units were separated in the booking system as seasonal or weekly units. Only two weekly units per street were allocated until Memorial Day. With the former booking process, seasonal renters would miss out if a weekly renter booked one week in a beach box. The city would also lose the full potential revenue of the unit.

Once seasonal renters secured their boxes, the City of Wildwood's Department of Beach Services monitored the website to allocate leftover seasonal boxes to weekly renters. This made it easier to continue to provide availability for Wildwood's travelers and increase the efficiency of the rental system.

Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. decided to make the change in the booking process after regaining department oversight at the end of 2018. He also decided to work with the Borough of Wildwood Crest through a Shared Services Agreement to extend the boxes from Cresse Avenue to Washington Avenue. The Crest Beach Boxes were listed as all seasonal units and sold out within two days. In addition to the booking strategy and expansion, Troiano decided to increase rates by $15 on a weekly unit and $25 on a seasonal unit after comparing to other area storage systems and seeing Wildwood was greatly underpriced.

The successful season for the beach boxes will allow for expansion of units in both Wildwood and Wildwood Crest. After many requests, Troiano and the Department of Beach Services are in talks with North Wildwood; however no formal arrangements have been made at this time. Beach boxes for 2020 will be offered staring on January 2, with 2019 seasonal renters given first opportunity to rebook the same units.

For more information on the city's beach boxes, visit or

Thursday, October 24, 2019

WBID recognized statewide for progress in Downtown Wildwood


The Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) continues to receive accolades for the development of Byrne Plaza and improvements in Downtown Wildwood.

On October 18, Downtown New Jersey (DNJ) presented the Individual of Excellence Award to John Donio, WBID Board President, for Achievements in Promoting and Revitalizing Downtown Wildwood.

Presented at the 2019 DNJ Conference at the Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield, NJ, the DNJ award recognized John for leading the resurgence of Downtown Wildwood and being a vital part of WBID's efforts to improve economic development and growth of Downtown Wildwood, ultimately impacting overall tourism in the Wildwoods. 

John has served as WBID President since 2012 and owns the Daytona Inn & Suites in Wildwood. Most notable of his many accomplishments, John led the launching of the new $1.15 million Byrne Plaza in Downtown Wildwood - a 60,000 square foot outdoor space which hosts over 100 events annually.

Patrick Rosenello, Executive Director, Wildwood Business Improvement District Management Corporation, praised John, saying "During his tenure as president of the WBID, John Donio has dedicated his efforts in achieving the WBID's chief objectives - to increase foot traffic to the downtown area, attract new businesses, and showcase Downtown Wildwood as a viable tourist destination.

"The evolution of the downtown over the past seven-plus years in remarkable, due in no small part to John's dedication and contributions."

The WBID is proud of Downtown Wildwood improvements and congratulates John Donio on this well-deserved recognition. 

Additionally, WBID was recently informed that Byrne Plaza has been designated a 2019 Great Place in New Jersey by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association.

According to the notification letter, "Great Places in New Jersey celebrates downtowns, pubic spaces, streets and neighborhoods of exemplary character, quality and planning. These places represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement and a vision for tomorrow."

Since its inception in 2012, the APA New Jersey Awards Jury has designated 35 locations throughout the state worthy of being called "great." Byrne Plaza will be joining this elite group on October 30 at an Awards Reception that will take place at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

The Wildwood Business Improvement District is a legal, self-governing, non-profit organization that provides services to the Wildwood Business District through a self-imposed assessment. The WBID works with the City of Wildwood to improve existing services to the district and provide additional enhancements and focus. Funding is created through an annual assessment on property in the district, collected by the city, but transferred and controlled by the BID. The BID management team implements and annual strategic and operating plan. The Wildwood Business District Management Corporation can be reached at 609-523-1602 or via email at

Friday, October 18, 2019

Wildwood Crest Fall Beach Sweep, paper shredding service set for October 26th


WILDWOOD CREST  -  The Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works, in conjunction with Clean Ocean Action/NJ Clean Communities, will host a Fall Beach Sweep event on Saturday, October 26, from 9 am to 12:30 pm.

The Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works will also offer a paper shredding service at the Beach Sweep. An industrial-sized paper shredder will be available for borough residents at Centennial Park from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

A 2019 Wildwood Crest Recycling Permit is required to use the paper shredder.

Volunteers of all ages are needed for the Fall Beach Sweep. Participants collect, remove and record valuable data about debris, which is presented in annual reports and used to advance federal, state and local programs to reduce litter on New Jersey beaches and waterways.

Volunteers should register in advance by sending an email to Registration will also be taken on-site on the day of the event.

Volunteers should check in at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothing. The Department of Public Works will provide supplies. The event will be held rain or shine

Participants who are members of the Wildwood Crest Adopt-A-Beach program will receive credit for one clean.

This Beach Sweep will be extremely helpful to the borough's already intensive efforts to keep its vast expanse of beach clean.

For further information about the Beach Sweep or the paper shredding service, contact the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works at 609-522-7446.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Halloween Bingo coming to American Legion Post 184


WILDWOOD, NJ  -  Getting into the spirit of Halloween, American Legion Post 184 will host a Halloween-themed bingo party on Wednesday, October 30. The Legion will transform the hall with themed decorations and offer free cupcakes, candy and punch, along with many prizes.

All guests are welcome and encouraged to get into the spirit by wearing sweaters, accessories, full costumes and more. Players will be able to compete for best costume, best outfit and best group. Masks are permitted for judging but are not permitted during game play. Admission is $2 and board prices vary.

Prizes for the special event include a $50 Wawa gift card for each apparel category, five door prizes from the community selected by drawing, Halloween themed daubers for the first five players, and more.

Judging of costumes will take place at 7:30 pm, after admission and board sales. All participants in the costume contest must be admitted bingo players.

In addition to the free goodies and prizes, the kitchen will be open with entrees, snacks and beverages for purchase. Halloween daubers will be available to purchase at the event.

"We are excited to offer yet another fun event at Post 184," said Post Commander Harry Weimar. "Please come out and enjoy and consider returning for bingo in the future."

Post 184 encourages the community to come out for this special event, and hopes it will lead to long term bingo players. Each week, Bingo takes place at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays and features a progressive jackpot.

All details are available at

Thursday, October 10, 2019

FREE Halloween movie event in Downtown Wildwood set for Friday, October 25th


The Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) will host a FREE Halloween Event at Byrne Plaza on Friday, October 25.

Beginning at 5:30 pm, treat bags will be given to all children, 12 years old and younger. As soon as it gets dark enough (approx. 6 pm), Hotel Transylvania 2 will be shown.

Gather your friends and bring your chairs and blankets for a fun movie night under the starry skies in Downtown Wildwood!

Come early for dinner at one of our Downtown Wildwood restaurants. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase during the movie.

Byrne Plaza is located at 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood. FREE parking is available behind the Deck at Holly Beach and Yellow Umbrella Gift Shop, on the east side of Pacific Avenue, between Oak and Schellenger Avenues, and behind Alumni Grill, on the west side of Pacific, between Oak and Wildwood Avenues.

There's always something to DOO in Downtown Wildwood!

See our complete schedule of events online at and follow us on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea.

Contact us at 609-523-1602 or via email at

Veterans and community work together to donate motorcycle to local Iraq veteran

Post 184 veteran Mike Kelly worked alongside Carol Jacoby to provide a 2005 Harley Sportster 1200 to Cape May County, two-tour Iraq veteran Ed Ross...

WILDWOOD, NJ - Post 184 is proud to honor member Michael Kelly for his recent charitable service to the community. Mike Kelly is a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of Post 184, and Jr. Vice Director of VVA Chapter 955. On September 7th, Kelly organized a donation of a 2005 Harley Sportster 1200 with only 5,500 original miles to a local, young, veteran. 

The donation started with a friend of Kelly, Carol Jacoby. Jacoby had interest in giving her motorcycle away and having recently become a widow of 23 year veteran of the Marine Corps, she wished to provide the bike to another veteran. After hearing of such an amazing opportunity, Kelly worked with Jose “Ponch” Gomez, a K9 Officer with the Cape May County Sheriff's Department and a sergeant of the 253rd Trans Company based in Cape May Court House, to find the recipient for the bike. Ed Ross, also a sergeant of the 243rd Trans Company and a co-worker of Gomez, was selected for his brave service through two tours of Iraq.

Ross is from Cape May Courthouse and has been a resident of the county his entire life. As a teen, Ross enjoyed dirt bikes and has always had an interest in motorcycles. Kelly knew this veteran was the perfect recipient of Jacoby’s bike, and the group worked together to pull off the reveal. 

“When Carol mentioned she wanted to give her bike away I knew I could help,” said Kelly. “Just because I did not get welcomed home as a Vietnam veteran doesn’t mean the new guys can’t get welcomed home. Ed is a great guy and he was extremely happy and surprised to receive the bike.”

In addition to the help from Gomez, Kelly received support from VVA Chapter 955 member Deatle Piro, who loaned his trailer for transportation of the bike, and Vince Somma, an area mechanic who made repairs at no cost. American Legion Post 184 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 also donated a new battery.

On September 7th just before Post 184’s Pig Roast, Kelly introduced Jacoby to Ross and then presented him with the bike. Ross was beyond grateful, and shocked the community had pulled off such a great effort. As part of the unveiling, good friends of Kelly known as “Catfish” and “EZ” of the VNV Motorcycle Club took the ride down from Pennsylvania to show support.

“Ed was grateful for what we had done,” said Kelly. “I had even checked on him about three hours after the event and he was still in shock and awe over his new bike. We all hope he enjoys it.

American Legion Post 184 appreciates Kelly’s service to the community and country, and his act of kindness will be appreciated at the next membership meeting. “Veterans helping veterans” is a leading mission with the American Legion and Kelly exemplifies the qualities of a good member.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Wildwood Crest given strong financial rating by Moody's


WILDWOOD CREST – The Borough of Wildwood Crest has recently been issued an excellent Aa3 rating by Moody’s Investor Service in its most recent report of the borough’s finances, with respective to general refunding bonds and general bonds for 2019.

“This rating is a reflection of the borough commissioners’ commitment to conservative budgeting, as well as their efforts to maintain a strong fund balance, which are two important factors considered by the rating agencies,” said Wildwood Crest Chief Financial Officer Francine Springer.
“Due to the borough’s excellent Aa3 rating, the recent refunding issue for the GO Bond of 2009 and 2006 USDA loans yielded a low interest rate, which will result in a substantial savings to Wildwood Crest taxpayers.”
In the report issued August 28, Moody’s rated Wildwood Crest’s financial position as strong, with a moderately-sized tax base and solid resident wealth and income. 
“We appreciate the work done in this matter by all borough staff, who have continued to remain vigilant with respect to sound financial practices,” Wildwood Crest Mayor Don Cabrera said. “We especially commend the borough CFO, the borough commissioners and the entire staff of the borough’s finance department for their excellent management of the borough’s finances and their leadership and guidance in all of the borough’s financial matters.”
Moody’s Investors Service is the bond credit rating of Moody’s Corporation. It provides worldwide financial research on bonds issued by commercial and government entities. Moody’s is considered one of the “Big Three” credit rating agencies along with Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Group.

For more information, call 609-522-5176.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wildwood Crest Community Health to host Wellness Lecture Series in October


WILDWOOD CREST  -  The Borough of Wildwood Crest Recreation Department and the Wildwood Crest Wellness Committee will host a free two-part lecture series on health and wellness in October.

This lecture series will feature presentations by health professionals and will be held at the Crest Pier Recreation Center on consecutive Wednesdays at 6 pm.

The first lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, and will feature Trish McMonagle, a certified health counselor and co-owner of Greet Street Market in Rio Grande.

She will speak on topics surrounding Holistic Health, including principles that produce healthy effects for the whole body, mind, spirit and environment; how a natural and holistic lifestyle can prevent disease and support healing; and why we should care about the broader impacts of lifestyle choices.

The second lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23, and will feature Yvonne Wood, a licensed chiropractor and co-owner of Back To Health Chiropractic in Wildwood.

Topics include the role the spine plays in overall health, an overview of healthy lifestyle choices, where chiropractic fits into the big picture and proactive choices to living your best life.

Each lecture will include a question-and-answer session following the presentation by the guest speaker.

For further information, call Crest Pier Recreation Center at 609-523-0202.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Volunteers needed for Wildwood Crest Fall Beach Sweep - Saturday, October 26th


WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works, in conjunction with Clean Ocean Action/NJ Clean Communities, will host a Fall Beach Sweep event on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Volunteers of all ages are needed for the event. Participants collect, remove and record valuable data about debris, which is presented in annual reports and used to advance federal, state and local programs to reduce litter on New Jersey beaches and waterways. 

Volunteers should register in advance by sending an email to

Registration will also be taken on site on the day of the event.  

Volunteers should check in at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothing. The Department of Public Works will provide supplies. The event will be held rain or shine.  

Participants who are members of the Wildwood Crest Adopt-A-Beach program will receive credit for one clean. 

This Beach Sweep will be extremely helpful to the borough’s already intensive efforts to keep its vast expanse of beaches clean.

For further information about the Beach Sweeps, contact the Wildwood Crest Department of Public Works at 609-522-7446.

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Race of Gentlemen returns this week with thrills, racing

Event kick off on Wednesday with Warsteiner Beach Party, followed by new Swap Meet and Car Show leading to Race Weekend...


WILDWOOD, NJ-The thrills of racing and the nostalgia of the early 1900’s return to the Wildwood beach this weekend with The Race of Gentlemen. Arriving for their annual event, TROG prepares for an expanded schedule of attractions and opportunities that kick off on Wednesday, October 2.

For years, The Race of Gentlemen has provided thrill seekers the experience of going back in time with two days of racing down the Wildwood beach. Cars from the early 20’s up to 1934 and motorcycles from up to 1947 will line up early Saturday morning and parade down to the beach pit area at Schellenger Avenue. Racing will kick off at 8 AM each day. Spectators interested in watching the parade before racing can catch a glimpse of the participants on Schellenger Avenue and the beach just before the event entry area.

This type of racing dates back to the early 1900’s when thrill seekers, including Henry Ford, would race down the beach in Cape May. There was no better place for event organizers to bring TROG than Wildwood for its large beach with long, straight runs and pristine sand. This year, event organizers made the decision to move to October to allow for an expanded weekend of events including a swap meet and car show. 

The Race of Gentlemen presents an event that is like walking into a time capsule; an event like no other. Canvas tents with wood frames dot the event area, racers are dressed to period, the music follows suit, and attractions inside fit the bill. Spectators visit from all over the world.

Advance tickets are suggested and all attendees with pre-purchased tickets will receive express entry into the event. Tickets are available at


WEDNESDAY, October 2nd
Warsteiner Beach Party, 6 PM-12 PM at PigDog at Morey’s Pier

THURSDAY, October 3rd
TROG Swap Meet at Fox Park featuring vintage motorcycle and car parts 10 AM-6 PM
TROG Car Show on Atlantic Avenue between the Starlux and Fox Park, 10 AM-6 PM

FRIDAY, October 4th
TROG Swap Meet and Car Show continues 10 AM-6 PM
Night Of The Troglodytes featuring the NOTT Chopper Show at the Binn’s Motel, 6 PM-1 AM

SATURDAY, October 5th
Race Day presented by Harley Davidson, 8 AM-4 PM at Schellenger Ave Beach,entry on Lincoln Ave
Customs by the Sea Car Show and NOTT Chopper Show simultaneously during racing just before the entrance at Lincoln

SUNDAY, October 6th-
Race Day Round 2, presented by Harley Davidson, 8 AM-4 PM
Post Party at the Starlux Motel starting at 6 PM


Sugar Tradition, The Coffin Daggers, Muck & The Mires, The Hall Monitors, Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society Trio, The Telltale Signs, Televisionaires, Bloodshot Bill, Black Flamingos, The Royal Pacifics, and DJ Davil Bat

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Morey's Piers opens Oktoberfest with ceremonial keg-tapping this Friday, September 20th

Morey's Piers will say "PROST!" with the its annual Oktoberfest festivities with a ceremonial keg-tapping this Friday, September 20.

The event will take place at 6 pm at the front of Mariner's Landing (Boardwalk & Schellenger Avenue), with a tappng of Warsteiner beer by lederhosen-clad members of the Morey family.

They will be joined by special guest Helmut Fricker, a German yodeler and alphorn player, who will perform authentic music during opening weekend.

Oktoberfest weekend festivities will include classic German-themed food and beverages at Wilhelm's Bier Garten and Jumbo's Grub & Pub, a kids "Rootbier Garten" activity area, and a full lineup of bands rocking the Coca-Cola Stage in front of the Giant Wheel.

Mariner's Pier will host four three-day Oktoberfest weekends: September 20-22, September 27-29, October 4-6 and October 11-13.

The pier will be open from 6 pm - 11 pm on Fridays; 12 pm - 11 pm on Saturdays; and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sundays.

For more information on Morey's Piers' Oktoberfest, visit