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This Week in OC: Beards, Boxing and Berlin’s Octoberfest

We took a brief hiatus from This Week in OC, but now we’re back and better than ever with This Week in OC: Off-Season Edition! Because even when summer’s over, there’s still things to do in Ocean City at any time of the year. 


Even though it still feels like summer in Ocean City. See the Facebook live below… People were wearing shorts, tank tops and even bathing suits as they bicycled the Boardwalk and strolled on the beach on Monday morning. Temperatures will stay in the upper 70s/low 80s until it cools off on Friday with temps in the 60s and weather that finally feels like fall (knock on wood). 


An important notice: Keeping your feet in the sand until the lifeguard’s in the stand is actually really good advice this time of year. The season is over for the Ocean City Beach Patrol, though their skeleton crew still manning the beach via ATVs along with Ocean City emergency services, and they made dozens of emergency rescues over the weekend, according to The Dispatch. Two people drowned in separate incidents at Assateague on Sunday. 

Last Week’s News

Endless Summer Cruisin’ came back to Ocean City last weekend for its 21st season, and with the annual car show came increased traffic violations. 

Increased Traffic Violations For Ocean City Hot Rods

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Hot rods and classic cars are gathering in Worcester County this weekend for Ocean City’s Endless Summer Crusin’ event. But with fast cars coming to the area, comes increased police presence as well. With the event in town, police have cracked down on traffic violations, including revving your engine at stoplights.

Goodbye, Planet Maze! The aliens at the 34th street mini golf course/laser tag business will return to their home planet to make room for a Hilton Tru hotel. 

10/04/2018 | New Hotel Approved For Planet Maze Site In Ocean City | News Ocean City MD

OCEAN CITY – Resort planners this week approved the site plan for a new five-story, 105-room brand hotel, but not before concerns from the neighbors about potential drainage issues were allayed. The Ocean City Planning Commission had before them on Tuesday a site plan review for a new Hilton Tru hotel along Coastal Highway between 33 rd Street and Hitchens Avenue.

If you’ve ever wanted to see yourself in a movie, or even just see a movie being filmed, you might get the chance next fall.

Independent thriller “To Avenge” to be shot in Ocean City next fall: Update

While director Nick Belial and his cast and crew for upcoming crime/thriller ‘To Avenge’ won’t be making it to Ocean City to shoot the movie this fall, they will be in town within a year to begin production on the feature-length film.


Baddest Son O Beach – Baltimore Boxing (Oct. 12): Baltimore Boxing presents: “The Baddest Son-O-The-Beach Fight Fest.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the first fight starting at 8:00 p.m.

Historic House Tour (Oct. 13): Ocean City Museum Society will offer a Historic House Tour on Saturday, October 13th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Discover local history as you visit some of Ocean City’s oldest homes, hotels and other iconic sites. This is a fundraiser for the George and Suzanne Hurley Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is open to Stephen Decatur High School graduates who plan on furthering their education at Salisbury University, Wor-Wic Community College, or UMES. Tickets are $25 for members of the Museum and $30 for future members.

Berlin Octoberfest and 150th Anniversary (Oct. 13): Help Berlin celebrate their 150th Anniversary, along with their annual Octoberfest Celebrations. There will be music, food and craft vendors, the annual Fall sidewalk sale, a Beer garden, games and activities for the children and a Cornhole tournament.

Beards at the Beach (Oct. 13 – 14): The Maryland/Delaware Bearded Coalition is comprised of beard clubs from around the region. We are working together to bring a large-scale beard competition to Ocean City, Maryland with all the proceeds going to charities selected by each member club. You can go to Eventbrite and register. The clubs currently involved in the planning include Bearded Men’s Society Of Ocean City, Charm City Beard and Mustache Society, and the Maryland/ Delaware chapter of Mad Viking Beard and Mustache Club.

Free State Corvette Weekend (Oct. 13 – 14): This is the annual event for Corvette fans, with over 1200 Corvette enthusiasts attending for the road rallies, car shows, parades and other related activities which raise money for charity.

Fall Restaurant Week (Oct. 14 – 28): Many of the great Ocean City restaurants will create special, fixed-price menus for Fall Restaurant Week and there is no need for coupons, passes, tickets, or coupons to participate – you simply choose a participating restaurant and have a wonderfully dining experience at a fixed price.

Kristin is a writer and photographer in Ocean City, Maryland, and is the content manager for OceanCity.com and other State Ventures, LLC sites. She loves getting reader-submitted stories and photos, so send her an email anytime. She also works part-time at the Art League of Ocean City and the Ocean City Film Festival and lives just off the peninsula with her dog and fiancé. Her photos can be found on Instagram @oc_kristin.

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