Do not let the warm weather fool you – it is indeed October in Ocean County, which means there are plenty of fun fall events. So enjoy this weekend at the Jersey Shore. This Weekend in Ocean County includes LBI’s Chowderfest, the 34th Annual Cattus Island Nature Festival and the Beachwood 5K River Run. Browse through these local events and enjoy all of them. Here is what’s happening in Ocean County, this first weekend in October 2013:
Friday, October 4th
The Captain’s Inn in Forked River presents a murder mystery dinner called “Here’s Killing You, Kid” at 5:30pm. Actors from the Ocean Professional Theatre Company will be featured in the murder mystery.
Saturday, October 5th
The 2nd Annual Beachwood 5K River Run, along with the 1 Mile Fun Run, begins with registration at 8am at waterfront park. Sign up for the race to receive a t-shirt and a buffet at the Lamp Post Inn.
After all that Seaside Heights Volunteer Firefighters have done this past year, it is time to honor them during their 100th Anniversary Celebration at the Firehouse from 11am-5pm. Enjoy music, games, food and a vintage fire truck parade.
Bring the entire family to the Eagleswood Country Fair at the Municipal Building from 9am-4pm. Festivities at the Fair in 2013 include a craft show, a car show, pony rides, a clown, games, a DJ, pumpkin decorating, an apple pie contest, and lots of fun. The rain date is October 6th.
Sunday, October 6th
Celebrate Cattus Island County Park in Toms River with their 34th Annual Cattus Island Nature Festival from 7am-4pm. Enjoy boat tours of nature, games, exhibitors and it is FREE.
It’s the big fall weekend in Long Beach Island – Chowderfest! On Saturday in Beach Haven, it is the Merchant Mart featuring local vendors, music, food and fun. And then in Sunday at the same spot, come back for the 25th Annual Chowderfest featuring the best red and white chowders in the state. Get your tickets and receive unlimited chowder tastings.
FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood will be home to this weekend’s NJ Fall RV Expo. See different RVs, trailers and motor homes available for purchase.