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West Cape May Strawberry Festival this Weekend

June 3rd, 2011 by johnmatusiak

Got Strawberries? We do!
Well, actually the West Cape May Strawberry Festival has strawberries … lots of strawberries. Although the name is the Strawberry Festival, it is not all about the strawberry shortcake, strawberry lemonade, strawberry jams and jellies, it is also about live music, arts & crafts, antiques, fresh produce, BBQ, and lots of other yummy foods offered by local vendors. Guests staying at Cape May Bed and breakfast’s can enjoy good food, good music, and good times at the festival. The West Cape May Strawberry Festival begins at 9:00am and goes until 5:00pm on Saturday, June 4th. It is a popular Cape May event. The festival is held at the Wilbraham Park in West Cape May, walking distance from The Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast.

MAC is ready for Presidents Day Weekend

February 19th, 2011 by johnmatusiak

MAC has always offered guest tours and events on vacation in Cape May. Presidents Day weekend offers several events for guests of the Bacchus Inn Bed and Breakfast and Cape May.

On February 19-21 MAC is offering the normal trolley tours and Physick Estate walking tours, but there is more.  This weekend there is a murder mystery event, “Finding Faith”, on Saturday night. There is also a craft and antique show, as well as, the ever popular ghost tours.

So if you are coming to Cape May this weekend, please keep in mind reservations are a good idea.  For information about these events, please call 609-884-5404 or visit the web site

Cape May Sand Castle Competition

August 7th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

Some people come to the Cape May beach to sunbathe. Others come to swim and surf. This past week some talented sand castle artist took to our Cape May beach at cove beach.

It doesn’t take much time to admire the time and effort these artist put into their craft. We have some pictures provided by a Bacchus Inn bed & breakfast guest, the Gavins. Thank you for your beautiful photos.

Cape May Volleyball Tournament update

July 17th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

Cape May Volleyball Tournament

Well the weather is in the low 90’s today in Cape May. The sun is out and there is a some nice competition happening.

The tournament is broke into 2 groups with both men’s and women’s divisions. The money group is highly competitive with some serious athletes. You better bring your A game. The 2 group is for volleyball aficionado. These guys are here to have fun. They may play alot of volleyball but only for fun. There is competation  here as well but at a more causal level. Everyone seems to be enjoying the day. Both groups have fans both young and old.

Here are some pics from today:

Memorial Day weekend in Cape May is full of fun activities and the Bacchus Inn is a short walk from it all.

May 24th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

Memorial day weekend is a welcomed beginning to the summer season for many people and places and Cape May is no exception. It is a time for outdoor activities, food, and quality time with significant others. Memorial Day weekend in Cape May offers the annual yard sales, craft shows, fishing, antiques as well as the beach and shops that always welcome The Bacchus Inn guests.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts(MAC) will be holding a craft show on the Emlen Physick Estate grounds over the weekend. The Bacchus Inn is 3 blocks up Columbia from Madison make a left to Washington street ( 2 blocks)and then a right onto Washington and the Emlen Pysick Estate is 300 yards up the road.

The yard sales will take place all weekend throughout the towns from Cape May Point to east Cape May in Cape May city. Cape May Point is one of the farthest points from Cape May city but it is a pleasant 3.2mile bike ride from The Bacchus Inn.

The fishing fleet at the south jersey marina is poised for a great season. The dolphin watch is ready to tour.

The Washington Street mall merchants have filled their stores preparing for the summer surge. The mall is 2 blocks down Columbia make a right and 2 blocks on Ocean to Washington street.

Cape May restaurants will be open to welcome hungry visitors. Cape May has always prided itself on the variety of culinary options. We have wonderful casual places like Gecko’s or Tommy’s hotdogs and fine restaurants like the Washington Inn or the Merion Inn. Most of the restaurants of Cape May are within 10 blocks of the Bacchus Inn.

Memorial day is a great time in Cape May. The breezes are warm, people are laughing and the Bacchus Inn is in the center of it all hoping to share the experience with you.

Spring at the Bacchus Inn

May 5th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

The flowers are in bloom and the birds are nesting. Spring has come to Cape May and the Bacchus Inn. There are several great events to welcome you to Cape May.

This year has been extra special. The weather for the month of April was near record high temperatures. This was a welcome change to the harsh winter we endured. May has begun with more of the same pleasant weather. This is ideal for exploring Cape May’s Washington Street Mall or Cape May Pointe State Park or any where in between.

This weekend offer plenty to do outdoors. The annual South Jersey Marina Stripper tournament will take place on May 7,8. If you are interested dial the South Jersey marina at 609.884.2400.

This weekend is also for the birds. The annual World Series of Birding take place May 8. More information is available at the Cape May Bird Observatory by dialing 609.884.2736.

The Cape May Artist Gallery will show locate artist on Sunday May 9 from 1 to 2:30 at the West End Garage on West Perry in West Cape May.

Cape May MAC, or Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts , the Physick Estate is hosting spring tours. The trolley tours are running as well as walking tours. One of these walking tours features the beautiful gardens of Cape May.

Spring is a full of color and life in Cape May. It is a great time to visit the Bacchus Inn and relax for a while.

Cape May Jazz Festival is April 16-18, 2010

March 1st, 2010 by johnmatusiak

Cape May has a great tradition the comes twice a year, the Cape May Jazz Festival. We are quickly approaching the spring event on April 16,17, and 18, 2010. There is always a great group of musical options at the Cape May Jazz Festival which feature jazz, blues, and latin. Many of the performer are from the region, NYC, Philadelphia, DC, but some come from far off as well.

The venues at the Cape May Jazz Festival are interesting as well. Some offer a very intimate setting where one can be close to the musicians. There are others venues that are much larger so as to accommodate several patrons. All of Cape May gets involved so a simply stroll among the restaurants and bars along the beach or the Washington Street Mall offers several musical options.

The Cape May Jazz festival is a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and listen to great music in the Historic beach front community of Cape May NJ. There is something special about listening to great music on a lazy afternoon watching the waves crash on the sea. Everyone can listen to great jazz but everyone should experience it down the shore in historic Cape May at least once.

For tickets and more information visit the Cape May Jazz website:

Two Events in February-Valentine Day Special, Dead of Winter Weekend

February 6th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

If you forget the one event then your name is mud;)

Valentine Day Special

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to let your love know just how special they are in your life. Sometimes our lives are so busy that it is tough to schedule quality time. Make it easy on yourself and come to the Bacchus Inn for Valentine Day, February 14, 2010. This year Valentine Day weekend coincides with the president’s day holiday, monday February 15,2010. It makes for a 3 day weekend for most. The Bacchus Inn is offering a special Valentine Day special. Stay for two days and get a third day for half price. We still have availability so call now @ 609.884.2129.

Dead of Winter Weekend- featuring Craig McManus

The second event for February is the Dead of Winter weekend. Craig McManus is coming to Cape May the weekend of February 19th and 20th. The weekend package includes a meet and greet, a tour of 3 houses with Craig, and a dinner on Saturday evening. There are also some gifts with the package. Checkout Craig’s page @ There is still availability. Call today to book @ 609.884.2129.

Cape May MAC wants you to see the Light…..LightHouse

October 27th, 2009 by johnmatusiak

Cape May MAC is celebrating the 150th birthday of the Cape May LightHouse beacon. Historic characters will reenact the lighting of the Cape May lighthouse candle. After the reenactment there will be cake and refreshments available. The Cape May Point lighthouse park is free but event tickets will be a special price of $1.50.

Halloween in Cape May offers more than just wine and spirits all in a charming atmosphere

October 1st, 2009 by johnmatusiak

Many guest of the Bacchus Inn ask if there is anything to do in the fall in Cape May. Halloween is one of the many charming fall activities in Cape May.

The Bacchus Inn as well as many other bed and breakfast get into the spirit of Halloween. We decorate our inns with mums, cornstalks, hail bails, and other flowers. The fall has its own unique beauty in Cape May. The earth tones of fall match perfectly with our painted ladies.

Craig Mc Manus is a guest and a friend. Craig has been coming to Cape May for a long time and is well aware of our unique long term guest. He has written several books on the ghosts of Cape May and the Bacchus Inn is one of the featured Bed and Breakfast. He has enlighten us to our long standing guest whom we have always had feelings but didn’t know the details. Craig has a new book this year ,” 400 years of the Ghosts of Cape May”. It is available at many inns as well as the stores of Cape May. Craig also shares his incite on the Cape May trolly ghost tour, ticket are available through Cape May MAC.

The Halloween parade is a charming event that features children and adults dressed up for the holiday. The parade begins at the Washington St Mall and precedes up Washington St to the Physick Estate. Prizes are presented in several categories including infants, toddlers, kids, groups and floats. The prizes are presented on the lawn behind the Physick Estate. Refreshments are available and the local dance team does a show.

The adults have some great activities as well. Congress Hall has their Halloween Ball. It takes place in the ballroom just off the Brown room in Congress Hall. It is great fun. One of the great benefits of Cape May is the ability of guest to walk to events like these. No car is necessary since Congress Hall is in the center of town just blocks from most Bed and Breakfast.

The Gables will be holding their annual Halloween party at the Chalfonte.

The Washington Mall area is beautifully appointed for the fall giving strollers a comforting atmosphere. The Washington street Mall merchants offer wonderful gifts and decorations for Halloween. The bars and restaurants are ready to give vacationers a different options than home. They offer indoor and outdoor seating along the mall so travelers can watch the people go by. Many Cape May restaurants offer seasonal menus. So fall provides new interesting options for the discerning palette.

Cape May is a city a new in fall. Whether you are a new vacationers or a returning traveler Cape May is a great choice for Halloween. Great Bed and Breakfast, like the Bacchus Inn, restaurants, shops, and special events make Cape May the perfect spot for Halloween.

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