Check out the 2023 Borough Events!
Storms like Superstorm Sandy devastated the tree canopy of many New Jersey communities. To restore New Jersey’s delicate tree and shoreline balance, the state partners with the Arbor Day Foundation to present the New Jersey Tree Recovery Program. To date, more than 332,982 trees have been distributed. West Cape May is the only designated distribution center for the Lower Cape May County Region. The free trees will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
Potential varieties could include Kousa dogwood, black gum, sycamore, chestnut oak, swamp white oak, willow oak, American holly, beach plum, white oak, bald cypress, red cedar, bayberry, pitch-loblolly pine and white pine. The trees are between eight and 24 inches tall and have been harvested when dormant without soil around the roots, making them easier to transport and plant.
Established by the Borough of West Cape May, the Shade Tree Commission is charged with preserving the borough’s urban forest and improving the care of vital community trees. Comprised of community volunteers, the commission meets monthly and is committed to protecting and enhancing the natural beauty of West Cape May for the benefit of its citizens and wildlife. West Cape May has been designated a Tree City USA for more than 20 consecutive years by the Arbor Day Foundation.
May 20th (Saturday) - COMMUNITY SHRED DAY
9:00am - 12:00pm
Shred day will take place in the Borough Hall parking lot located at 732 Broadway, West Cape May, NJ 08204. Surrounding communities are welcome!
More detailed information will be provided closer to the event.
TBD - COMMUNITY E-WASTE DAY
Details to be determined
9:00am - TBD by homeowner
We will offer recycling at it's finest with the WCM Borough Wide Yard Sale. The sale will be advertised in local papers. Set up in front of your home. Sell your stuff, come rain or come shine! Please register at Borough Hall or by calling (609) 884-1005 x 100.
Rain or shine, the Market will be open! The Market features fresh produce and so much more!
Come for the produce... linger for the wonderful sense of community as the sun begins to dip. Grab a lite dinner from one of our vendors, share some time with family and friends and relax listening to a variety of local musical talent. This wonderful community event aims to bring in more artists and unusual vendors, as well as increase the involvement of young people in the event each year.
Interested in participating as a vendor?! Click here for the pdf 2023 Vendor Application pdf **Fee Schedule can be found in the Rules and Regulations below**
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the pdf 2023 Farm Market Rules and Regulations as well as NJ Law P.L. 2020, c. 117 regarding the State’s ban on single-use carryout bags, polystyrene foam food service products and plastic straws by-request-only.
The Farm Market Committee of Volunteers recommends walking, riding your bike or car pooling as parking is limited!
August 5th - SANTA'S FISH FRY AND BEER GARDEN
11:00am - 7:00pm
We hope you’ll join us for a West Cape May Community Christmas Parade Fundraiser! Being held in the Borough’s Backyard Park at 732 Broadway in West Cape May on Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 11:00am – 7:00pm, come join fellow parade supporters in enjoying a delicious Fish Fry and refreshing Beer Garden, while listening to live music from some of our favorite local musicians. This event is family friendly!
September 2nd (Saturday) - TOMATO FESTIVAL (Back by Popular Demand)
9:00am - 4:00pm
The Borough of West Cape May is hosting the Tomato Festival at the Borough’s Backyard Park, 732 Broadway in West Cape May (behind the Fire House) on Saturday, September 2, 2023. We will celebrate all things tomato at our themed festival! Festivities are planned to begin at 9:00am and continue until 4:00pm. Proceeds from the quirky event benefit the WCM Shade Tree Commission in their endeavor to protect and improve the tree canopy of West Cape May. Come on out and share in the spirit of community. We look forward to celebrating the State's well known fruit with you in September!
pdf 2023 Tomato Festival Application
Be sure to familiarize yourself with NJ Law P.L. 2020, c. 177 regarding the ban on single-use carryout bags, polystyrene foam food service products and plastic straws by-request-only.
October 7th (Saturday) - LIMA BEAN FESTIVAL
9:00am - 4:00pm
West Cape May celebrates her farming heritage with the Annual Lima Bean Festival in the Borough's Backyard Park (732 Broadway, behind the Fire House) on Saturday, October 7, 2023! The festival is scheduled to begin at 9:00am and is planned to delight locals and visitors alike with a vast array of recipes, crafts and products available.
pdf 2023 Lima Bean Festival Application
Be sure to familiarize yourself with NJ Law P.L. 2020, c. 117 regarding the ban on single-use carryout bags, polystyrene foam food service products and plastic straws by-request-only.
October 31st (Monday) - HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT
Time 5:00pm - 7:00pm
December 2nd (Saturday) - COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE
Parade start time: 5:00pm
The West Cape May Community Christmas Parade is funded solely by donations, and sets the stage for the areas holiday season. Always held on the first Saturday in December, now in its 56th year, the parade marches through town beginning at the West Cape May Volunteer Firehouse heading South on Broadway, turning East on Perry, and finishing its route through to the end of Carpenter Lane in the City of Cape May. Each year a small group of volunteers assemble creating an unforgettable hometown memory, made possible by the donations received through out the year by the Community and its guests!
In the unfortunate event of inclement weather, the Parade will reschedule to (Sunday) December 3rd. Notice of any rescheduling with be posted to the Borough’s website and social media pages.
Did you know that the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade is funded solely by fundraisers and donations? Taxpayer dollars are not used for this event! To make a donation towards the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade, you may Click Here to be redirected to PayPal or you may mail your donation to: West Cape May Community Christmas Parade, 732 Broadway, West Cape May, New Jersey 08204.
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