Fall Nor’easter Postpones Lima Bean Festival

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Cape May, NJ – The coastal nor’easter that’s been pounding us with rain since midweek is hitting Cape May on one of its busiest fall weekends.

The annual West Cape May Lima Bean Festival, scheduled for Saturday, has now been postponed until Monday (new date)  in Wilbraham Park, because of the continuing rain and wind.

The slow moving storm has dumped five inches of rain on Cape Island as of early Saturday morning.

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The Nature Conservancy beach at the Cove was covered with water at Friday’s high tide. The winds and the waves were sculpting out chunks of sand.

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But the storm is playing the most havoc with Cape May’s events.

In addition to the Lima Bean Festival, this weekend is the town’s annual Victorian Weekend and the Cape May Ferry’s Wine Festival. Organizers say both of those events will continue as planned, despite the storm.

However Avalon postponed its annual Seafood Festival until early November.

The West Cape May Christmas Parade committee cancelled its Thursday night fundraiser but will go ahead with its Sunday night event at the Chalfonte Hotel.

The nor’easter didn’t stop birders, some of whom had come from as far as Australia, from birding Friday morning in Cape May Point. They might be the only ones unfazed by the five inches of rainfall.

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