Cape May Activities

Pigs and Pigskins at the Rusty Nail

AT THE RUSTY NAIL

Sundays 1:00 pm

Head to the 'Nail this football season for Pigs and Pigskins! Grab a cold beer or cocktail at either our patio or inside bar and watch the big game on one of our nine HDTVs.

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On game days, we'll serve up specials featuring our pig roast with all the fixings plus tried-and-true football favorites like buffalo shrimp, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks and beef sliders. Come on down to Cape May's favorite surfer bar and restaurant for a game day experience that can't be beat.

Pig Roast Menu:

PIGGY PLATTER $24

pulled pork, corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw and cornbread

PORKWICH PLATTER $18

pulled pork sandwich on a brioche bun, baked beans and coleslaw

Chili Dinners at the Farm

AT BEACH PLUM FARM

November 23rd & 24th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Head on down to Beach Plum Farm for a hearty and homespun favorite - chili!

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Chef Todd's recipe uses fresh veggies and ingredients handpicked right here on our fields. Enjoy a bowl along with delicious sides, cornbread, and soft drinks. For dessert, grab a seat by the fire and roast a s'more! Chili Dinners are served buffet style and are first come, first serve - no reservations necessary. Admission cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children and includes a bowl of chili, two sides, cornbread, a soft drink, and one s'more packet per guest. Additional s'more packets are available for sale. BYOB.

The Santaland Diaries: a David Sedaris Play

November 30th Through December 28th*
Thursday - Sunday 7:30 PM, SUNDAY MATINEE AT 3PM

Congress Hall, along with Cape May Stage, is excited to showcase David Sedaris's holiday comedy right here at the Big House by the Sea! You won't want to miss this hilarious performance.

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Penned as a semi-autobiographical telling of Sedaris's own experiences, The Santaland Diaries tells the story of a struggling young writer who takes a job as a Christmas elf at Macy's in New York City. The play offers a sardonic, witty, irreverent account of elf training, bad Santas, abusive customers, and humiliating conditions. Go deep into the heart of Christmas as it exists in our consumerized world and get your holiday in high gear with this hilarious one-man show.

The play runs for approximately 90 minutes and is intended for an audience of mature elves only.

Join us for Lunch or Dinner and a Show on select dates at the Blue Pig Tavern. Enjoy a three-course meal along with your show ticket for only $39 for lunch and $59 for dinner. Lunch and a Show begins at 3:00 pm and Dinner and a Show begins at 7:30 pm.

From November 30th until December 28th*, this show will keep you entertained every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm and every Sunday at 3:00 pm.

Call (609) 884-8422 to book your reservation today!

*No shows will be held on December 24th, or December 25th.

Holiday Farm-to-Table Dinners

AT BEACH PLUM FARM

Fridays & Saturdays Beginning December 1st, 6:30 pm

Start a new tradition this season with a festive holiday farm-to-table dinner at Beach Plum Farm. Begin your evening with a stroll among the twinkling lights of our Elfin Woodland Marsh Trail where we’ll have cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres around the glow of a crackling fire.

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Each menu will be curated by Beach Plum Farm’s own Chef Todd Phillips inspired by what’s fresh at the farm that week. Highlights might include roast heritage turkey with sweet potato spätzle or braised Berkshire pork loin and gratin of leeks. The dining experience itself will remain a surprise and will depend on the weather – we might choose to dine al fresco, under a tent or in a greenhouse– abundantly decorated with the greens and lights of an Old Fashioned Christmas.

Cap off the night with a Carol Sing and our complimentary Beach Plum Farm Songbook to take home with you as a souvenir. The Beach Plum Farm Market will be open for holiday shopping during the dinner so that guests can fill their Christmas Lists with unique local artisanal products, farm-inspired cookbooks, home goods, and Christmas ornaments.

All dinners start at 6:30 with hors-d’oeuvres and are BYOB. We invite you to bring your own wines or spirits. Farm-fresh juices and herbs will be provided as mixers to make your own craft cocktails. Enjoy this magical night as a time to create your own Christmas memories with family and friends.

To learn more and reserve tickets, click here.

Fridays & Saturdays

December 1st, 7th, 8th,14th, 15th & 22nd, 6:30pm

BYOB
$115.15 per person
service charge and tax included

Christmas Eve

December 24th, 6:30pm

Includes Special Entertainment, Festive Bonfire, and a Hayride
BYOB
$121.55 per person
service charge and tax included

Higbee Beach and Davy’s Lake Hike

Tours Available Daily
September through November & March through May

Tucked away in the marshes along the shore of the Delaware Bay are some of the most fascinating, fertile, and diverse ecosystems in the world. It’s a place where traces of the Lenni Lenape Indians may be found buried beneath the shrubs and the sandy soil.

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A place where the toughest sand was extracted for the building of the Panama Canal. It’s filled with rare migrating birds, cedar trees, and beach plums in the fall. It’s a contemplative, two-mile hike full of history. Even the locals who walk this path at least once a week describe it as “magical”. Join us as we search for everything from arrowheads to hawks. We’ll bring refreshments as we take a break from walking over the tough sand dunes into the quiet forest. It’s been described as “Walden Pond with grit,” so be sure to dress accordingly.

$50 per person*

Price includes transport and pre-packed snacks

To book your excursion call the Concierge at 609-884-6542.

Oyster Farm Tours

Sundays & Wednesdays
June Through November

Many find it hard to believe that we have a farm just two miles from the beach, but did you know that there are farms out on the water as well?

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Wade out into the tidal flats and learn all about the techniques used by the local oyster farms that supply restaurants throughout Cape May and all along the East Coast. Not only are they bringing us delicious additions to the raw bar, but this kind of farming helps to keep the water of the Delaware Bay clean and assists in the sustainability of local ecosystems. We’ll take you straight from your hotel to the farm; enjoy learning all about the oysters (and eating them too), and come back with a new appreciation for Cape May’s favorite bivalves. Price includes gloves, water, snacks and transport.Be sure to bring old boots/sneakers and prepare to be muddy!

Time depends on tides, (3 person minimum per tour)

$125 per person
$300 for private excursion + $50 per person

To book your excursion, call the Concierge at (609) 884-6542.

Higbee Beach and Davy’s Lake Hike

Tours Available Daily
September through November & March through May

Tucked away in the marshes along the shore of the Delaware Bay are some of the most fascinating, fertile, and diverse ecosystems in the world. It’s a place where traces of the Lenni Lenape Indians may be found buried beneath the shrubs and the sandy soil.

read more

A place where the toughest sand was extracted for the building of the Panama Canal. It’s filled with rare migrating birds, cedar trees, and beach plums in the fall. It’s a contemplative, two-mile hike full of history. Even the locals who walk this path at least once a week describe it as “magical”. Join us as we search for everything from arrowheads to hawks. We’ll bring refreshments as we take a break from walking over the tough sand dunes into the quiet forest. It’s been described as “Walden Pond with grit,” so be sure to dress accordingly.

$50 per person*

Price includes transport and pre-packed snacks

To book your excursion call the Concierge at 609-884-6542.

Pigs and Pigskins at the Rusty Nail

AT THE RUSTY NAIL

Sundays 1:00 pm

Head to the 'Nail this football season for Pigs and Pigskins! Grab a cold beer or cocktail at either our patio or inside bar and watch the big game on one of our nine HDTVs.

read more

On game days, we'll serve up specials featuring our pig roast with all the fixings plus tried-and-true football favorites like buffalo shrimp, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks and beef sliders. Come on down to Cape May's favorite surfer bar and restaurant for a game day experience that can't be beat.

Pig Roast Menu:

PIGGY PLATTER $24

pulled pork, corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw and cornbread

PORKWICH PLATTER $18

pulled pork sandwich on a brioche bun, baked beans and coleslaw