It sure is pleasant to see the sun. Thanks to the effects of what was once Hurricane Ian, we hadn’t seen the bright yellow star in roughly four days. Let’s hope there’s no repeat anytime soon.
The 19th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show celebrates all things pumpkin and more Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 & 9 at the Salem County Fairground.
More than 100 artists and craftsmen await, as does a fall home show! Additionally, enjoy a headless horseman story, pumpkin dessert contest, Salem County Fall Home Show, food festival, amusement rides, kid’s Halloween costume contest, dog show and parade, live entertainment and wine sampling. And don’t forget about the pumpkin pageant.
The Salem County Fairground is located at 735 Harding Highway (Route 40), Pilesgrove Township. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 8 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per carload. For more information call 765-0118 or visit www.sjpumpkinshow.com
Hopewell Township Day has been rescheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 thanks to the remnants of Hurricane Ian last weekend.
Among the activities planned are bounce houses, corn maze, tractor pull, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, character visits and more. DJ Nicky G will also be on hand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day will also feature business, craft and community exhibits.
Hopewell Township Day will be held at 10 Cassidy Court (surrounding the Bridgeton Amish Market).
The Greater Bridgeton Amish Market is ready to provide all the necessities for any kind of early fall gathering.
Stop by and supply your picnic, barbecue, celebration or party. Visitors can select from a great variety of vendors offering wonderful goods. Choose from deli, poultry, vegetable, fruit, dessert, and sweets vendors, just to name a few.
The Greater Bridgeton Amish Market is located at 720 Shiloh Pike, Hopewell Township. Hours are: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Call 451-3008.
Conte’s Pasta is the place to pick up and serve the family quality Italian cuisine that’ll leave everyone asking for more.
For a limited time, pick up a 4-pound heat and serve tray cheese ravioli parmesan for only $7.99. And, take home specialties from Mama Conte’s Special Deil, such as fresh fried eggplant, stuffed poblano peppers, broccoli rabe and more.
Conte’s Pasta is located at 310 Wheat Road, Vineland. Hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Call 697-3400.
A Halloween Village will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 & 16 at the Shoppes at Dragon Village.
The Halloween event will be home to more than 50 craft vendors, food trucks, train rides and kids activities. There will also be a costume contest and baby parade, as well as treats for the entire family. Parking is $2 per car.
The Shoppes at Dragon Village is located at 97 Trench Road in Bridgeton.
Marty’s Crabs is most definitely “Worth the Drive.” They have been voted Best Crabs of Salem County, and South & West Cumberland County! Orders are takeout only and patrons are encouraged to call ahead for faster pick-up.
They offer live, cooked and cleaned crabs, fish and seafood. Or let them do the cooking and try a fried platter. Grab the seafood combo that includes crab cake, three shrimp, three scallops, fish and clam strips. And take a gander at one of its numerous sides, like fried shrimp, fried scallops, hush puppies, old bay fries, chicken tenders, onion rings and stuffed clams, just to name a few. One taste and you’ll learn why it continuously earns the “best” distinction.
Marty’s is located at 474 Route 49, Quinton, between Bridgeton and Salem. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Call 451-9369. Visa, MasterCard and Family First Card accepted.
Bailey’s Seafood would like families to enjoy the freshest seafood around at their dinner table.
Choose from live crabs, clams, shrimp, scallops, and more. Call for special packages on live crabs, clams and shrimp. Can’t go wrong with enjoying the freshest seafood around. And don’t forget to try the alligator meat.
Bailey’s, open year-round, is located at 3531 Route 47 in Port Elizabeth. Call 825-2621 for hours.
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