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Second annual ACToberfest Paddlemania

(Oct. 17, 2014) Be one with nature or exploring waterways and come out and celebrate Assateague Coastal Trust’s second annual ACToberfest Paddlemania! at Castaways RV Resort and Campground in West Ocean City from 3-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18.

The event will have live music, local food, paddling events and children’s activities.

Food will include free-range chicken, clams, crabs and veggies. Local beer will be on tap and mixed drinks will be available at Castaways Beach Tiki Bar. Entertainment will be provided by Lovin’ Cup. There will be an area to dance, or hang out by the beach bonfire.

ACT’s Coast Kids program will provide nature-inspired games, crafts and displays. If the Orioles are still playing on Saturday, they will be streaming the game.

“We are very excited for this year’s event and the many activities planned. The weather should be much better than last year and the excursions will be fun. We have great food, it is going to be an awesome day and event,” said Matt Heim, of Assateague Coastal Trust.

There will be many kayaks and paddleboards available for demos throughout the day. An excursion from Castaways to Assateague Island will take place. In the evening, participants may board a glowing paddleboard, which illuminates the water. Those who own a paddleboard or kayak are encouraged to bring it along for their own excursions from the beach at Castaways.

“Our mission is to protect water quality, while educating and entertaining our community. We hold events that get people outside and on the water to learn about the waterways and ecosystem,” said Steve Farr, of Assateague Coastal Trust. “This Paddlemania event is a celebration of the surrounding beautiful waterways in our area.”

Tickets cost $30 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 to 13. Children under 5 years old are admitted free. 

In addition, SuperFun Eco Tours will be offering a $20 discounted guided paddling excursion off of Assateague Island at noon for $30.

Castaways will be offering ACToberfest participants discounted rates for their cabins and tents if they want to camp out for the night.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.actforbays.org or call 410-629-1538.


Patrons enjoy the crabs at last year’s ACToberfest Paddlemania!
Photo courtesy of: Matt Heim


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