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This Week in OC: O.C.toberfest! Paranormal Investigations! A craft beer festival! And more…

Happy Monday! There is no video this week to go along with “This Week in OC” because I went out and filmed this morning when it was 50 degrees outside, my hands got numb, and everything was just too awkward to make for a decent video. So… Here we are. Here’s proof that I DID go out to film in Sunset Park for at least a minute,  where I glared at the camera and quickly decided to just take photos instead: 

And, more importantly, a few photos from a beautiful and empty Ocean City:

It also didn’t help that there is so much going on this week that I couldn’t possibly fit all of it into a two-minute video, or even remember all of it, honestly. So as not to leave anyone out, all of this week’s happenings and events are listed at the bottom of this post. 

If you’re coming for the big beer festival this weekend, be sure to take advantage of the hotel packages available — it’s finally the off-season which means you can find cheap hotel deals all around town, and these ones come with discounted General Admission OCtoberfest tickets (and some of them with a few other goodies). 

From the beer fest to the beach maze, the museum to the 10-miler… You certainly won’t be bored in Ocean City this weekend. We only hope it doesn’t rain, knock on wood. 


Shore Craft Beer Fest: OCtoberfest (Oct. 27): 

Sunset Park overlooking Assawoman Bay will once again be the setting for a fabulous Shore Craft Beer celebration of the local breweries who are producing world class beer. You can’t beat the beauty of this location either, so if you want great beer and a great party with live music, get your VIP tickets, or regular admission, today.

Use the code “havefun” for $5 off each ticket.

Fall Restaurant Week (now until 10/28): 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 wonderful dining experience at a fixed price.

Local’s Appreciation Week at the Life-Saving Station Museum (Oct. 25 – 31): This is the 9th Annual Local’s Appreciation Week, and from October 25-31st, the Ocean City Museum Society is offering free admission to locals, and all who consider themselves local when they are here visiting, to the Life-Saving Station Museum. Also 10% off gift shop purchases!

Dead of Night Paranormal Investigation (Oct. 27): On Saturday, October 27, the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum will be bringing back the popular Paranormal Event. This event, which was held for the first time last fall, will allow visitors to follow along with Dead of Night Paranormal Team and experience the spirits that occupy the Ocean City Life- Saving Station Museum.

O.C.toberfest Halloween Beach Maze (Oct. 27 – 28): Get lost in a giant Halloween beach maze at this free event. The maze is open to all ages, and there will be witches, ghouls and zombies walking around, so prepare to be spooked!

O.C.toberfest Great Pumpkin Race (Oct. 27): Build a tiny pumpkin race car and come compete at the annual down-hill race. Prizes will be awarded for speed and creativity in each division. Registration and team check-in begins at 12 p.m. before the race.

Halloween Spook-Out Party (Oct. 28): Come celebrate the spookiest time of year at Northside Park with games, arts & crafts, hayrides and much more. But most of all, don’t forget to come dressed up! There will be costume contests, carnival games, face painting, arts & crafts, hayrides, refreshments, and more! Bring one wrapped bag of candy per child for admission.  Pre-registration is not required

Seaside 10-Mile/5k Run (Oct. 27): Join in at the well known Seaside 10 Mile & 5K run that includes the world famous boardwalk, and will take place rain or shine!  Registration fees for participants.

Autumn Home & Condo Show (Oct. 27 – 28): Here is your chance to get hundreds of ideas for decorating your home – inside and outside. Get ideas about decorating, remodeling, accessorizing, renovating, and even building a home.

Swing for Youth Golf Open (Oct. 27): Eagles Landing plays host to the OC Recreation Boosters 8th Annual Swing for Youth Golf Open, scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018. This 4-person Florida scramble is a huge success, with sell-out crowds each year. 

Artrageous (Oct. 28): Artrageous is a high energy interactive show that combines visual and performing arts. The performers sing, dance and paint onstage, creating a living gallery that the audience gets to come onstage and walk through in the end. Ocean City has never seen anything like it!

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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