Get your last licks of summer with these two upcoming events at the Jersey Shore in September and October while it’s still sunny and warm.

New Jersey! The Miss America Pageant returns to Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall for three evenings of preliminary competition September 10-12. The popular “show us your shoes” parade will make its way down the boardwalk on Saturday, 9/14 and will be followed by the final evening of competition at Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, 9/15.

Chowderfest Weekend!
Then in October, head over to Long Beach Island to enjoy unlimited chowder tasting! Live music, children’s entertainment, and a food court are all part of this event, which is held rain or shine at the Taylor Avenue ball field, Ninth Street and Taylor Avenue in Beach Haven (across from Schooner’s Wharf and Bay Village) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2013.