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This Week in OC: O.C.toberfest Weekend #1

Halloween is soon approaching and so is the Town of Ocean City’s lineup of festive fun: O.C.toberfest starts this weekend. As long as the rainy-day forecast disappears by Saturday, there will be 1.) A parade of dogs in costume making their way down the Boardwalk, 2.) followed by decked-out cars Driving in Disguise and “trunk or treat”fun afterward, 3.) the Halloween Beach Maze open for its first of two weekends and 4.) fireworks to wrap up the day of spooky celebrations.

If you miss it this weekend, there are still O.C.toberfest events up ahead for the weekend of the 27th (including the upcoming Shore Craft Beer Fest in Sunset Park), but you’ll surely want to start planning your O.C.toberfest itinerary today.


Last Week’s News

Although H2oi rolled through Ocean City at the end of September, the controversial motor event is still on everyone’s minds — particularly, the Ocean City Police Department and City Council. Resort leaders are looking into teaming up with Atlantic City, NJ to drive H2oi guests to their motor event the same weekend, and asking for more enforcement resources from the state of Maryland in the future.

10/11/2018 | Ocean City Plans To Ask Governor For Enforcement Help; Changes Eyed To Special Event Zone Next Year | News Ocean City MD

OCEAN CITY – With the dust settled on the unsanctioned and uninvited H2O International (H2Oi) event two weekends ago, resort leaders this week reviewed the outcome and called for an even stronger police presence and more bite for enforcement in the future.

If you’re looking to sell your real estate in Worcester County, now’s the perfect time to do so, according to our real estate blogger’s report. Sales are hot, inventory is low and days on the market are few.

Finally, if you’re looking for something to do the weekend before Halloween, Ocean City’s bars, restaurants and hotels have got you covered. Here’s what you can find happening for Halloween in Ocean City. 

Halloween Parties and Things to Do in Ocean City, Maryland

Just when you think Ocean City has all but become a literal ghost town as colder seasons approach, Halloween weekend breathes new life — or death? Spooky — back into town with costume parties, drink specials and general festive fun at every turn.



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.

Pink Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament (Oct. 19): All Proceeds go directly to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Programs.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Run/Walk (Oct. 20): The American Cancer Society raises awareness and funds for those affected by breast cancer through the MSABC walks. At the OC walk, there will be a 5k run as well as a noncompetitive 5k walk. Admission is $35.

O.C.toberfest Halloween Beach Maze (Oct. 20 – 21, 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 Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade (Oct. 20): All pets are welcome at the Howl-O-Ween Parade! Bring them along in costume or just watch the festivally-spirited animals parade down the boardwalk. Prizes will be awarded. The event is free, but donations of money or pet supplies are welcome and will benefit the Worcester County Humane Society. Registration begins at 12 p.m. before the parade at 1pm.

O.C.toberfest Drive in Disguise and Halloween Parade (Oct. 20): The annual Halloween Parade starting on 27th Street on the Boardwalk, allows anyone wishing to decorate their car to ride down the Boardwalk. Vehicles will drive off the Boardwalk at the Inlet Parking Lot, where prizes will be awarded. There is no fee, but you must register and show proof of insurance to drive.

O.C.toberfest Trunk or Treat (Oct. 20): Trunk or Treat takes place on the boardwalk south of Caroline Street and north of the amusement pier. Drive in Disguise participants have the option of participating in this candy and treat give-away. The event is expected to begin at approximately 3:40pm and will last until all the treats are gone!

O.C.toberfest Fireworks (Oct. 20): Fireworks will be exploding on October 20 (rain date October 27th) over the beach to celebrate OCToberfest.

Free Outdoor Movie in Berlin (Oct. 20): Bring your chair, blanket and snack and sit back to enjoy a Halloween themed movie in Berlin. Movie TBD.

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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