Thursday, August 28, 2014

"Fall into the Wildwoods" Second Season Kick-Off Press Conference Highlights Great Events and the Ideal Time to be Down the Shore

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority’s Executive Director/CFO John Siciliano and fall event representatives officially kicked off the Wildwoods’
event-filled "Second Season" on August 28th...


The Wildwoods, NJ – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA) held a ‘Fall into the Wildwoods’ press conference to kick off the Wildwoods’ action-packed Second Season today, August 28.

 The press conference, which took place in front of the Wildwoods sign at Rio Grande Avenue & the Boardwalk, demonstrated that the excitement in the Wildwoods extends well into the fall – a time period the Wildwoods fondly calls its Second Season.

 Event promoters and representatives from major Second Season events were also on hand to tout the success of the Wildwoods Second Season during which thinner crowds and warm fall weather make for the best time to be at the shore.

Representatives from The Mummers String Band Show, Irish Fall Festival, Boardwalk Classic Car Show & Classic Car Auction, Seafarer’s Celebration, Olde Time Italian Festival, Monster Truck Races, Seafood and Music Festival, The Governor’s Cup Hydrofest Powerboat Races and the Fabulous ‘50s & Beyond Weekend addressed attendees, adding to the excitement of the morning and anticipation of the coming months.

“As the temperatures begin to cool and the kids return to school, the Wildwoods are revving things up once again for our exciting Second Season,” executive director of GWTIDA John Siciliano said.

“GWTIDA provides funding each year to host these special events and themed weekends which are a proven method to bring business to our local hotels, Boardwalk and restaurants during the shoulder season.”

Fall in the Wildwoods means beautiful weather, signature events and exciting festivals that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors even after summer has ended extending the tourist season well into October. Here is a list of some the great Second Season events scheduled:

September 4 – 7 Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Rally
September 5 - 7 – 45th Annual Surf Fishing Tournament
September 6  – Mummers String Band Show
September 11 - 13 – New Jersey State Fireman’s Convention
September 13 - 14 – Wildwood Hydrofest Powerboat Races
September 18 - 20 – Classic Car Auction
September 18 - 21 – Irish Fall Festival
September 19 - 20 – Boardwalk Classic Car Show
September 19 - 20 – Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration
September 26 - 27 – Olde Time Italian Festival  
September 26 - 27 – Wild Thang ‘14 Chrysler Car Show
September 26 - 28 – Monster Truck Beach Nationals

October 4 – Pennsauken Surf Fishing Club Tournament
October 4 – Seafood and Music Festival
October 11 - 12 – NJBBA’s Great Fall Classic Surf Fishing Tournament
October 17 - 18 – Fabulous ‘50s & Beyond Weekend
October 18 - 19 – Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey
October 24 - 25 – Barber Shoppers Convention & Show
October 25 – Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run

For more information on all the exciting events and festivals happening in the Wildwoods visit or call 800-992-9732. 


About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others.

The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. The Wildwoods were named among the top three Boardwalks in the nation as a Best Boardwalk for Food by; #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2014, 2013 and 2012; and the Wildwoods’ Morey’s Amusement Piers were named in 2014 among the Top 25 Piers in the World by TripAdvisor and among the Top 10 Piers by Coastal Living Magazine.  In 2013 the Wildwoods were also recognized as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by; as the Favorite Shore Town by Delaware County Daily Times readers; as the Favorite Beach and Boardwalk by readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and were one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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