Festival Frequently Asked Questions

Festival Frequently Asked Questions2020-03-20T17:05:27-04:00
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What do the festivals raise money for?2020-03-20T16:55:58-04:00

Festivals are fundraisers for Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture), a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for residents and visitors. These festivals are among our largest yearly fundraisers and enable us to offer educational programs to area schools for free as well as assisting in our on-going historic preservation efforts.

How can I become a vendor?2020-03-20T16:54:14-04:00

Potential crafts vendors may contact Janice Coyle at jcoyle@capemaymac.org. Vendors must sell handmade or original goods, or antiques/collectibles. Potential beverage vendors may contact Joe McLaughlin at jmclaughlin@capemaymac.org and potential food vendors may contact Melissa Payne at mpayne@capemaymac.org. These events fill up fast so it is best to reach out in the beginning of the year.

Is there public transportation?2020-03-20T16:53:30-04:00

We offer a trolley shuttle for transport to parking off site. Our red MAC trolleys provide shuttle service throughout the day between festival grounds and Ocean Street at Washington Street Mall (near the Acme Market paid parking lot). This shuttle will pick-up and drop-off at 1048 Washington Street in front of the Physick Estate. It will loop approximately every 20 minutes.

Is there parking?2020-03-20T16:53:05-04:00

Parking is not permitted on estate grounds during festivals. There is free parking offered at the Cape May Elementary school parking lot on 921 Lafayette Street, three blocks away. There is paid parking at the Acme parking lot at Ocean Street with shuttle service to the grounds.

Where is the festival located? Can I walk there?2020-03-20T16:52:26-04:00

The Physick Estate is located at 1048 Washington Street. It is approximately five (5) blocks or about a 10-minute walk from the Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street (at the center of town). It is a pleasant walk or bicycle ride from most points in Cape May and about a 40-minute walk from the farthest points in Cape May. Depending on your fitness and your location you can walk.

Is the festival cash only?2020-03-20T16:21:40-04:00

The event is mostly cash only. Some vendors accept credit card sales. There is one ATM on site for cash sales.

Are the festivals pet friendly?2020-03-20T16:21:15-04:00

The grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate are pet-friendly. Please curb your dog and make sure that your pet is well-behaved and on a leash. We have a complimentary dog water tent to help keep your pups hydrated and cool, and shade trees and grass are abundant. Keep in mind that pathways on the grounds are covered with clamshells that get very hot in the sun and may be uncomfortable for your pet to walk on.

Are the festivals family friendly?2020-03-20T16:20:41-04:00

Festivals are family-friendly. In addition to live music at the event, we offer a variety of kids activities.

How much does food & beverages cost?2020-03-20T16:20:01-04:00

Beer is $5, wine is $7, cocktails are $8. There are varying costs for food from vendors. At our August event, the Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival, pulled pork, crab cakes, shrimp and crabs are available for purchase along with food vendors offering a variety of food options under $20.

Is there an admission charge?2020-03-20T16:19:14-04:00

Festivals are free to attend. At each festival there are varying costs for food and beverages.