Want to buy a yacht, cheap? Current season, 2018, and secondhand sport cruisers, walk-arounds, cuddies, bow riders, all 18 to 75 feet on display along docks on Absecon Island's north end. (Plus, marine accessories, in case boat shoes are more in this year's budget.)
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, Farley State Marina, Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City. $10 (in advance), $15 (at the door), free for children under 12, acinwaterboatshow.com.
Doesn't get more classic than this end-of-season kids' tourney, where 6- to 11-year-olds and 12- to 17-year-olds toss half-clam seashells 25 feet toward 8-inch-deep holes in the sand. Shells and instruction provided. Trophies awarded.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Windsor Avenue Beach (across from Congress Hall), Cape May. Free to enter, discovercapemaynj.com.
The local 24-hour tavern hitches onto a national trend via regional makers of bacony dishes. Humpty's Dumplings promises chicken-bacon ranch dumplings. The Grilled Cheese Factory provides grilled cheese sandwiches with bacon. The House of Cupcakes serves maple bacon confections. Cannoli World sells bacon chocolate cannoli. Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Ducktown Tavern & Liquor, 2400 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City. Free to enter, ducktownbaconfest.com.
If it's Labor Day weekend, it's the dramatic conclusion of Saturday night Skee-Ball competitions at Ed's Funcade. Free to enter, the all-evening contest pits rollers vs. rollers aiming for those smallest, farthest circles and biggest —$1,000 — purse.
6 p.m. (finals at 9:15 p.m.) Saturday, Ed's Funcade, 3700 Boardwalk (at Lincoln Avenue), Wildwood. Free to enter, edsfuncade.com.
The tide goes out as runners head across the hard sand in Ocean City's end-of-season five-miler. A one-mile run/walk follows. Entry fees benefit the town's recreation scholarships and programs.