Columbus Day Weekend Packed with Fall events

Our chamber is celebrating our 107th fall season in the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey coast. The charm that the Pines and the salt air casts a magic spell over events taking place in the fall. Some long standing traditions, and some new ones have been added to the calendar.

The 49th Annual LBI Commemorative 18 Mile Run is back after a two year hiatus. Taking place on
Sunday October 10 with race starting at 1030am in Holgate. Registration is handled through St Francis
Community Center.

The Mainland Holiday Inn in Manahawkin hosts corn mazes, go carts, seasonal food specials, live music, fire pits and more each week, no reservations needed for families to enjoy the activities.

LBT Shellabration happening at Bayview Park October 9 from noon to 5 featuring local oyster farmers,
beer, games and environmental education, LBI FLY Kite festival has kite displays in various locations in
Ship Bottom with individual events throughout the island.

The longest running Surf Fishing Tournament in the state kicks off October 9, as the 67th LBI fishing
brings together local bait and tackle shops, fishing enthusiasts and first time competitors looking to
catch Striped Bass, Blues and Kingfish. Tournament runs through Dec 12. This fishing tradition comes
loaded with prizes and bragging rights.

Stafford Township’s annual Fall Harvest Festival Saturday Oct 9 and Sunday Oct 10 will be filled with
activities at Manahawkin Lake Park running noon to 5pm with live music on both days. Saturday brings
hayrides, craft and food vendors, Halloween Parade, scarecrow making, pumpkin picking, jalapeno eating
contest, pumpkin picking and, for a tasting fee, Wine Festival at Heritage Park. Sunday hosts Car Show,
Wine Festival, Vinyl Record Fair and vendors.

Fantasy Island hosts their Halloween Fun Fest with limited advance reservations happening at the Beach
Haven Amusement Park, however all are invited for last day of the season fall fireworks happening October
9 at dusk.

Surflight Theatre will be hosting two shows, 6pm and 830pm, for the BYOB Comedy Night on Saturday, October 9.

Visit Reynolds Garden Shop & Floral Market on East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin on Saturday, October 9 from 11am-3pm for their Harvest Festival. Enjoy a day of activities geared around family fun with an “all-you-can-carry” pumpkin sale ($25 adults, $15 children), a pie-eating contest (2 p.m.), free apple cider donut with purchase at the café, pumpkin painting, scavenger hunt, family photo ops, temporary tattoos, games, prizes, treats, and guaranteed fun!

It’s that time of year again! Check out Tucktoberfest at Tuckers Tavern on Saturday, October 9 starting at 2pm. Celebrate Oktoberfest the LBI way. Join the for German & Bavarian beer specials, live music, German food, and a damn good time! Just make sure to bring your Lederhosen!

The Tuckerton Seaport invites you to join them for one hour boat tours of Tuckerton Creek! Led by a Seaport Captain and Tour Guide, this 50 minute, fully narrated tour will allow your family to explore the coastal culture of New Jersey. Click here for tickets.