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Wow is it Hot in Cape May!

July 20th, 2013 by johnmatusiak

Summer is here and with it comes the heat. But it is OK because Cape May and the Bacchus Inn are prepared and welcoming.

The Atlantic Ocean is still cool but comfortable after the initial plunge. The sun is hot all day. The evening offers relief and a cool breeze.  The Cape May beaches are always a welcome oasis down by the shore break. The breeze is pleasant and the sounds of the ocean are comforting. If the beach is too much one can always retreat to the shops, restaurants, or ice-cream parlor for a welcomed break.

The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast is air conditioned. Afternoon refreshments include ice cold lemonade or a complimentary glass of sangria. If your ready for a snack

This weekend Historic Cold Springs Village offers the Celtic festival, Saturday July 20,2013.  There is Celtic music and craft all day.

West Cape May is offering a Craft show this weekend  at Wilbraham Park.

Come, visit and enjoy.

CAPE MAY CRAFT BEER & CRAB FESTIVAL

August 3rd, 2012 by johnmatusiak

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 is the first annual “Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival” taking place on the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington St, Cape May.   Guests of The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast can enjoy this  all-day festival featuring local and regional craft beers along with crab and other summer food favorites.

Music will be playing all-day long on outdoor stage that includes Reed’s Blues, The JL3 Band, New Pony, Dave Landry, The Kelly Carvin Band, and The Kruno Spisic Band.  Activities include games, face painting, jugglers and acrobats.  There will also be arts, crafts, a farmers’ market, and much more.

The Craft Beer Tent will feature beers from local and regional breweries.  These include Cape May Brewing Company , Tuckahoe Brewing Company, and Victory Brewing Company

Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), this fun summer event will
benefit free educational outreach programs.  For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278

Historic Cold Springs Village offers Cape May vacationers a unique experience

August 6th, 2011 by johnmatusiak

Historic Cold Springs Village is an asset of Cape May county. It is a collection of historic properties from the area dating back to colonial times. Visitors to bed and breakfast, motels, inns, can see actors making various crafts from candles to pottery. In addition to the historic village there are themed exhibitions. This week Historic Cold Springs Village is exploring the farm.

This weekend of August 6-7, 2011 you can go , “down on the farm.”  Down on the Farm weekend includes barnyard animals, horse drawn carriage rides and of course crafts.

Historic Cold Springs Village is just minutes from the City of Cape May. If you have had enough beach for a day it is a pleasant alternative.

 

Cape May’s 2nd Annual Volleyball Beach Bash

July 13th, 2011 by johnmatusiak

This weekend Cape May will be hosting the 2nd Annual Great American Volleyball Beach Bash. It will be held on the beach adjacent to Cabana’s Beach Bar and Grill on Saturday, July 16th. It is a fun event to either participate in or for bed & breakfast guests to sit on the beach and watch. Cabana’s will also hold an After Party from 3pm – 7pm with drink specials offered to everyone attending and food discounts for event participants. This is an event that visitors of Cape May should not miss!

To participate, please register at www.greatamericanvolleyball.com

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.

Cape May offers some military history for Memorial Day

May 26th, 2011 by johnmatusiak

Anyone who visits Cape May will agree that it offers a colorful glimpse into our nation’s history. Cape May has a rich history that spans several notable events from the landing of the dutch ship that carried Captain Mey to when our little city at the southern most tip of New Jersey became an island during World War II. A major part of Cape May’s history is rooted in military service. So on Memorial Day weekend, when we honor fallen soldiers who fought for our nation, it is appropriate to talk about a few attractions here in Cape May.

Cape May is fortunate to have Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts or MAC. MAC offers guests of our Bed and Breakfast several World War II inspired tours of Cape May, such as the Friends of World War II Tour and World War II Trolley Tour. Guests can learn of Cape May’s rich military history on these tours. MAC also partnered with the State of New Jersey to renovate the World War II Lookout Tower at Cape May Point. The Cape May Lookout Tower offers guests the opportunity to enter and explore a piece of WW II history. The World War II Lookout Tower is lined with images of veterans. It is a WW II lookout tower first but also a special memorial for veterans. Guests of The Bacchus Inn Bed & Breakfast consistently say the World War II lookout tower is well worth visiting.

Cape May offers two services on Memorial Day weekend. One happens all season long the other for the Memorial Day holiday in Cape May. Sunset Beach at Cape May Point State Park flies a different veteran’s casket flag daily throughout the season. This modest ceremony takes place at sunset when the flag is then lowered as the sun sets along with a recording of “God Bless America” playing at the same time. The Memorial Day ceremony on Monday in Cape May is a more formal event taking place at the Columbia Ave Veterans monument. Dignitaries will say a few words and a representative from the VFW Post speaks as well. Vacationers are encourage to attend the Cape May Memorial Day events and to take a tour to learn more about Cape May’s military history.

Cape May Veterans Memorial on Columbia Ave

Birders Unite! It is the World Series of Birding in Cape May

May 14th, 2011 by johnmatusiak

The birds arrived several weeks ago here in Cape May. This weekend those who love birding will arrive to see the migration in a fun competition. Visitors don’t have to venture far to find there feathery friends. Guest of the Bacchus Inn Bed and breakfast need go no further than the porch to hear the birds beautiful songs. In spring the birds follow their instincts and begin the spring migration.

Cape May offers a perfect spot for birds to rest along their journey. There is plenty of food and mating partners.
The migration offers bird watchers a marvelous opportunity to see a large variety of birds. Many of these birds are not found in the Cape May area the rest of the years. Cape May is a pit spot for the birds and a great opportunity for locals to see exotic varieties. The males are in their mating plumage trying to attract the females. It is something to see.

A group of these bird watching aficionados decided to make a friendly competitions out of the unique birding experience here in Cape May. The group try to identify as many varieties of birds as possible in a given period of time. There is a misconception that all the birds are seen. This is not always the case. In fact many birds are identified by call alone. It takes a trained team but birders enjoy the experience. The WSOB

World Series of Birding Logo

competition is coordinated with the Cape May bird observatory. Results of the event can be found on there website.

If you are looking for a new hobby, birding at Cape May Point or in the Cape May region may be the answer. There are always other birders available to offer expertise and fine company in this nature seashore habitat.

Cape May Jazz Festival kicks of the spring season in Cape May

April 7th, 2011 by johnmatusiak

Cape May Jazz Festival starts April 8th and continues to the 10th. Guest of the Bacchus Inn bed & breakfast have attended this event and consistently rave about the experience.

This event has venues throughout Cape May. Some venues are larger and some more intimate. Each spaces offers a unique experience.

The music offers various jazz, blues , and latin. This year Kevin Eubanks and Poncho Sanchez are featured April 8,9, 2011 as well as many more artist.

Kevin Eubanks

The Cape May Jazz Festival goes on all weekend with several shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets for Cape May Jazz Festival 2011 are available online: https://www.capemayjazz.org/maxed_store/tickets.cfm

Accommodations are still available at The Bacchus Inn online:
www.bacchusinn.com

The sounds of spring are returning to Cape May with the Birds

March 13th, 2011 by johnmatusiak

Cape May NJ has always been a birding destination. Each season there are thousands of visitors to Cape May Point Park and the Cape May Beaches searching for exotic birds. Spring kicks off each year and residents of Cape May are pleasantly serenaded by the birds return.

Spring returns to Cape May slowly. It is a promising time. The flowers are sprouting and the trees are just beginning to green. This is a great time for visitors to the Cape May Bird Observatory. Many prefer a quiet, pleasant stroll on a deserted beach that offers only the sounds of the surf and birds.

If you are looking for a nice excuse to get out of the house after a long, harsh winter, this may be a great time to do so.

Christmas season is in swing in Cape May

December 7th, 2010 by johnmatusiak

As soon as you cross the bridge into Cape May you are surrounded by seasons greetings. The lamp posts are dressed in garland with images of snowflakes illuminating the street scape. The Washington Street Mall is decorated with care and visions of holiday greetings dancing in all the merchants’ heads. The Bacchus Inn and other bed and breakfasts are dressed for the season and welcoming guests to see our best Victorian Christmas.

Cape May MAC is coordinating the tours of the inns. They are also offering trolley tours and other Christmas attractions. The Physick Estate, Cape May’s museum house, is a winter wonderland. The trees surrounding the grounds are strung with lights and the house offers its own unique Victorian Christmas charm.

The scents of the season are everywhere; cinnamon, pine cones, and evergreen surround visitors with wisps of hot chocolate and hot apple cider throughout.

The air is filled with laughter and kids are all similes.

It is a great time to be in Cape May because the only thing missing from this holiday season is you.


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