There aren’t many people who are only a little bit into Halloween. Most people who dig this harvest celebration dig it in a big big way and, in Ocean City Ocean City it pretty much is a monthlong celebration. Whether you’re the type who enjoys a Halloween weekend blowout or someone who just loves the fall experience at the beach, there are no bad days to spend in Ocean City during October. Here are our four favorite reasons to come to Ocean City in October.
The leaves are changing color, the summer crowds have thinned out and the sand is cold beneath your feet – it’s autumn in Ocean City. It’s the perfect time of year to experience everything the town has to offer, now with just with a slight chill in the air (and did I mention that the crowds have thinned out?).
Ocean City hotel rates go down, temp stays up
Even though Summer has been fading for weeks, the weekends and, more important, the water stays warm for the better part of the month. Sometimes there’s a fall rain to contend with but that’s just an excuse to get to know Ocean City better. To add to the enticement, hotel room rates drop into seasonal mode allowing you take advantage of better rooms and views, no restaurant waits, and as much of the beach to yourself as you reasonably can expect.
The Trimper’s Haunted House at the south end of the Boardwalk is as iconic as the teeth-barring bat that adorns the ride’s second story. For over five decades, kids and adults alike have fallen in love with the Ocean City Haunted House (OCHH)’s neon-painted walls, kitschy stunts and decapitated Count Wolf Von Vinderstein who guards the ride’s entry.
Explore the countryside
No matter what time of year, there are always plenty of Day Trips that give you the opportunity to explore Worcester County, Md. Towns like Berlin, Snow Hill and Pocomoke all have various fall festivals and events, and add more every year. No matter when you come, their calendar of events has something worth checking out. But if you’re interested in doing something in autumn, you could do worse than spending a day on the winding backroads to see where they take you. It’s always someplace worth experiencing.
It’s half way through October already, and that means just one thing – 8 months till summer? No! It’s Halloween soon! Most visitors to Ocean City arrive in the summer months, but there is something special about the month of October in Ocean City Md.
O.C.Toberfest is one of the coolest things to do in Ocean City
For the final weekends of October, the town and many of its civic and business organizations put together a string of events that fall under the heading, “O.C.Toberfest.” It includes things like a beach maze, Great Pumpkin Race, and pet parade/costume contest. If dressing up your car rather than your pets is more your thing, there’s the popular “Drive in Disguise” parade down the Boardwalk. If you don’t want to do any of these things, they are nearly as swell to watch as they are to participate in.
No O.C.Toberfest celebration would be complete without the annual Shore Craft Beer Fest, which is the final festival of the season featuring all and only local craft beers. If you want to make sure you have calories to burn, consider participating in the Seaside 10 first, and popping by the beer festival when you’re done.
Halloween in Berlin, Md.
Thousands of trick-or-treaters descend on Berlin every year for its Halloween celebration. This has as much to do with the fact that the town is walkable, concentrated and family-friendly as it does to do with the fact that they take it very, very seriously here. Nearly every home in town gives out candy and most, or at least many, of the shops do as well. The funeral home has an open, haunted house and there are always other spooky surprises waiting around every corner.