Cape May Harvest Brew Fest

Cape May Harvest Brew Fest

CAPE MAY remember the tourism t-shirt: Cape May, a Victorian town with a drinking problem? Looks like the Victorians are relaxing their stance on prohibition.

The Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities must have come to terms with Ben Franklin’s position: “Beer is proof that God loves us.” Although there is no proof the quote is attributed to him.


Come to the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. this fall for Harvest Brew Fest, an event celebrating local food, local wine, local beer, local spirits and local talent, on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Shop at seasonal vendors beginning at 10 a.m. and enjoy great prepared food perfect for an autumn afternoon beginning at 11 a.m., including Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Crab Cake Sandwiches, Chowder with Cornbread and Chili Dogs. Food truck vendors will offer tasty items for purchase, including Crepes at “Crespella” and Seafood at “Captain Mariner.”

Then wash down these delicious foods with craft beer from local and regional breweries in the beer garden on the estate lawn beginning at 11 a.m. Purchase and enjoy local and regional craft beers from the Cape May Brewery truck, and from Tuckahoe Brewing Company. Vodka beverages from Tito’s Vodka and wine from local vineyards will be available for purchase, as will non-alcoholic beverages.

Live music kicks off on an outdoor stage beginning at 12 p.m., and features homegrown talent: The Squares; Dan Barry; Gordon Vincent & the Overwhelming Everything; and, The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey.
Family friendly events are a huge part of the day.

The Give & Take Jugglers will perform their amazing circus-style juggling acts. Kids and their parents can visit tents featuring activities such as a Caramel Apple Topping Stand, Face Painting/Temporary Tattoos, Pumpkin Painting, an Apple Cider Doughnut Eating Race, Sand Art, Bracelet/Necklace Making and Harvest Hat Making, along with a bubble pond, hula hoops, and more. Children can go on a Scavenger Hunt and collect stickers at locations around the estate for a prize.

It’s a celebration of all things local – including local families – and you’re invited!
Admission to the grounds is free and free parking is available at the Cape May Elementary School, 921 Lafayette St. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Commemorative t-shirts will be available.
The Harvest Brew Fest is sponsored by MAC with funding provided by PNC Bank, Equity Communications (95.1 WAYV and 110.7 WZXL), Macy’s and Sunset Liquors.

One can only wonder if Dr. Physick is becoming a craft beer aficionado?

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  1. Ben
    September 10, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    Lol, the shirts said, “A drinking town with a Victorian problem”. I have one somewhere…

    • September 11, 2015 / 7:25 am

      I think we all bought that one Ben.