Summer is officially over in Ocean City and Delmarva has slowed down. The locals have happily entered the second season. This special time of year is a local favorite. Enjoy all of the amazing fall festivities and activities in Ocean City and throughout Delmarva.
Endless Summer Cruisin 2019
October 10 – October 13 | Throughout Ocean City
With over 2,000 Rods, Customs, Classics and Trick Trucks cruisin the streets, this is an event you won’t want to miss. While the main events will take place at the oceanfront Inlet lot along the southern part of the boardwalk and the Ocean City Convention Center on 40th Street, there will be various satellite locations throughout the city. In addition, there will be plenty of entertainment, games, giveaways and so much more.
Apple Scrapple Festival
October 11, 4PM | October 12, 9AM
Twenty-eight years ago several of Bridgeville’s finest began discussing ways of promoting the town and the agriculture industry that is so prevalent in western Sussex County. After tossing ideas around, this clever group of people came up with a festival!!
Some of the best apples around are grown nearby at T.S. Smith and Sons Farm and since agriculture is a leading industry in the area, it seemed like a good idea to showcase them. It’s hard to drive through Bridgeville during the summer and not notice the distinctive smell of scrapple being processed. RAPA Scrapple was incorporated in 1926 and has been producing those tasty blocks of scrapple ever since.
The Festival still has many of those original founders working year-round, organizing the entertainment, food court and vendors that flood into town on that weekend each year. “Apple Scrapple” has grown from 2500 visitors in 1992 to over 20,000 now and was incorporated in 2002. It has become a major fundraiser for local community organizations and helps elevate awareness of the agricultural profession in lower Delaware.
Festivities begin at 4:00PM on Friday evening with the carnival, food court and street dance. Things start up again on Saturday morning with carnival rides, kids’ games, live entertainment, car show, trade show, two craft shows, and delicious food vendors, including apple dumplings, scrapple sandwiches, oyster sandwiches, hamburgers and hotdogs, barbecue beef sandwiches, ice cream and much more.
Good Beer Festival
October 11, 5PM – 10PM| October 12, 12:30PM – 5:30PM | Pemberton Park, Salisbury, MD
The Good Beer Festival in Salisbury, Maryland offers
festivalgoers unlimited tastings of 100 different American craft brews,
including a Local Beer Garden featuring Eastern Shore breweries. In addition to
great beer, the festival offers live music, interactive games and delicious
Learn more and purchase tickets at www.GoodBeerFestival.org.
Downtown Pocomoke Fall Festival
October 12, 11AM – 4PM | City of Pocomoke
Fun for the entire family with live entertainment, food
sales, sidewalk vendors, hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, a corn pit and
Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween Costumes and Trick or Treat in participating downtown businesses with the Passport to Pocomoke Game. Kids can pick up a Passport at Enchanted Florist Pocomoke the day of the festival.
A kids Costume Contest will be held onstage at 2:30pm. Registration is available by the stage from 11am-2pm. Prizes & Awards given out immediately after the contest. Hook’d on Fishing will be held on the Cypress Docks by the flagpole from 12-3PM. An Antique Car Show will be held in the Farmers & Flea Market lot from 11AM-3PM.
In the event of rain the festival will be held on the following Saturday, October 19th.
Berlin Cruisers Car Show
October 12, 10AM – 2PM | Town of Berlin
Come on down to Berlin and ooooh & ahhhh over hundreds of historic & vintage cars.
Ocean City Ghost Walk – The Haunted Trifecta
October 12, 7PM – 8:45PM
Walk the old historic district of Ocean City and hear your
storyteller recount over a dozen ghost stories featuring spirits that still
linger in the old buildings and hotels. Ocean City also features a property
that hit the “Haunted Trifecta” – a murder, suicide and accidental
death occurring at the same location.
There’s a child spirit at the life-saving station, a young man at the Tarry-A-While, a crazy lady at Dolle’s Candyland, jazz musicians at the Henry Hotel and a very mischievous – if not angry ghost at the Shoreham Hotel (Shenanigans).
To book your tour, call the Ghost Phone at 443.735.0771
Adults $20, Kids (8-12) $15
Advanced registration is required.
Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade
October 19, 12PM – 3PM | North Division Street and the boards, Ocean City, MD
Dress up your pets and parade the boards or sit back, relax and cheer for your favorite. Lots of prizes and surprises will be awarded. While the event is free to participate, donations of pet supplies and monetary donations will be collected for the Worcester County Humane Society. They might have a few furry friends with them that you can adopt as well.
All OCtoberfest events are free thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Ocean City Mayor and City Council along with the Department of Tourism, Dough Roller, Francis Scott Key Family Resort, Hotel Motel Restaurant Association, Layton’s Restaurant, Pit & Pub and Seacrets. For more information on any of these events or for sponsorship opportunities please call 410-798-6304.
October 19, 11AM – October 20, 7PM | Ocean City Boardwalk
Come experience all the thrills of the giant Halloween Beach
Maze during its two-weekend run on the beach near North Division Street. Children
of all ages can enjoy a pleasant scream as they meander the sands of the giant,
bigger and better than ever, beach maze.
After the Pet Parade participants and spectators can sit back and watch the Drive and Disguise parade which features cars decorated for Halloween parading down the boardwalk. The parade leaves 27th street at 3pm and goes south towards the inlet. The decorated cars will stop on the boardwalk near North Division Street for Trunk or Treating.
The fun continues with “The Great Pumpkin Race” on Saturday October 26th at 1PM on the Boardwalk near North Division street. Build your own pumpkin race car to bring and compete in this wacky and zany side-by-side downhill race. Plus, there will be lots of room to watch these exciting races. Prizes will be awarded in each division as well as for creativity.
For more information on any of these events or for sponsorship opportunities please call 410-798-6304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harbor Day at the Docks
October 19, 10AM – 5PM | Ocean City Harbor
Located along Sunset Avenue in the West Ocean City Commercial Harbor, this waterfront festival celebrates our rich history and maritime heritage, as well as, the exciting sport fishing and commercial fishing industries.
Beginning at 10AM, highlights of the day include seafood cooking demonstrations, crab picking contests, fish cleaning demonstrations, local fisherman displays, nautical artisans, educational exhibits, entertainment, food and fun kids’ activities. The day ends at 5PM with a traditional Blessing of the Fleet.
Autumn Wine Festival 2019
October 19, 11AM – 5PM | October 20, 11AM – 5PM | Pemberton
Park, Salisbury, MD
Enjoy tastings of Maryland wine, delicious food, live entertainment, vendors, the Sports Zone and Women Supporting Women fundraisers.
Learn more and purchase tickets at www.AutumnWineFestival.org. Early bird tickets are available through Friday, Oct. 11, at 6PM. Tickets will also be available at the gate.
Shorecraft Beer Fest at Sunset Park
October 26, 12:30PM – 4:30PM | Sunset Park, Ocean City, MD
The 5th Annual Shore Craft Beer Fest is coming to Sunset
Park in downtown Ocean City on Saturday, October 26. There will be at least
sixteen breweries with over 40 beers to sample, represented from Delmarva as
well as food trucks and live music by always popular Johnny Bling band.
General admission gate will open at 1:30PM and run until 4:30PM. A special VIP admission will be available for those wanting an extra hour of tasting craft beer plus a t-shirt to commemorate the day. Entrance for VIPs starts at 12:30PM and includes time to talk to the local brewers and sample a little earlier.
General admission tickets will be $35 the day of the event. The VIP tickets will be $50 tickets the day of the event. $10 for Designated Driver ticket. This will be a child and pet-friendly event. To purchase tickets go to www.shorecraftbeerfest.com. Discounted advance purchase tickets are available for a short time at this website. The event rain date is Sunday, October 27th.
This event is being sponsored by the Ocean City Development Corporation, Town of Ocean City, and Shore Craft Beer.
Halloween in Berlin: Dia De Los Muertos
October 31, 5PM – 7PM | Town of Berlin
Come dressed in your best Dia de los Muertos Costume and trick or treat in downtown Berlin! Main Street closed to traffic. Haunted House at the Burbage Funeral Home is super scary, get here early to get in line.
To learn more about Eastern Shore living and other concierge level seacrets in Ocean City, contact Mechelle Nichols, Luxury Collection Specialist, at 410.430.1575 (cell) or mnichols@LuxuryShoreLiving.com.