Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ocean City NJ Vacation, Indian Summer Festival 2010


Many Scarborough Inn Bed & Breakfast guests plan an Ocean City NJ vacation around a popular Autumn event, Indian Summer Weekend. Festivities include a Seafood Festival, Downtown Ocean City Block Party, Boardwalk Table Sales and a variety of live entertainment. This year's event included a Fireworks Display over the Beach on Saturday night.

The weather was perfect - sunny and warm with low humidity - and Scarborough Inn guests flocked to the Indian Summer Block Party to enjoy the crafts, food, and fun along Asbury Avenue. Enticed by the sunny weather and calm Atlantic Ocean waters, some guests also went to the Beach.

Gus and I decided to join the activities on the Boardwalk just as the sun was setting in a pastel wash of pink and a pale sliver of moon was barely visible in the western sky. We enjoyed seafood sandwiches (Gus selected crab; I couldn't resist the lobster) sitting on the Music Pier loggia. Live musical groups were tuning up at several locations along the Boardwalk. We were able to hear Karaoke - first up was a youngster who sang, Hey, Jude. (Simon, where are you when we need you?)

Happily, other participants were more successful; plus professional musicians offered music from the 60s, Country, and Disco every several blocks as we strolled the Boards. Later, Gus had some Curly Fries and a vanilla-orange frozen custard; I tried a Bashful Banana Whip (their version of frozen custard made with bananas - yes, just frozen bananas!) Hmmmm, the joys of the Ocean City Boardwalk!

At 9:30 PM, the Fireworks display exploded over the Beach and Boardwalk and it was spectacular! Guests could view the spectacle from rockers on the inn's 100-foot wraparound porch. What a wonderful way to conclude a beautiful day at your favorite Ocean City NJ Bed & Breakfast!

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun .. but ... my mom grew up on a farm in NJ and Indian Summer did not come until AFTER the killing frost, usually in November, just before Thanksgiving! Just sayin' ... :-)

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  2. Hi Peggy,
    The downtown merchants started this Festival many years ago. I'm guessing they were focused more on reaping profits than on tradition or science! And, believe me, some years it is VERY cold. Thanks for following the Scarborough blog.

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