October always brings fine Fall weather; warm, sunny days with cool, cozy evenings and the best ocean water temps! Surfers may be seen everywhere along the beach here in Ocean City MD attempting to ‘catch’ the perfect wave! For landlubbers there are many activities including the ever welcomed – RESTAURANT WEEK, where one may sample the very best offerings from our area’s finest restaurants at reduced prices for TWO full weeks! Below is a highlight of what’s in store for October 2011!
October 1st & 2nd – WINEFEST ON THE BEACH, Inlet Parking Lot. Wineries from across the Mid-Atlantic region as well as micro-brew beer. Arts & Crafts, live music, food available & more. Admission. For more information contact Christina Nokes at 410-280-3306.
October 1st – HARBOR DAY AT THE DOCKS – A WATERFRONT HERITAGE FESTIVAL, Ocean City Commercial Harbor in West Ocean City. Join us for a maritime heritage festival on the docs in the commercial fishing harbor. Seafood cooking demonstrations, fish cleaning techniques, local food available, live entertainment and much more. FREE ADMISSION; great event for the entire family. Visit http://ocharborday.com for more information.
October 1st & 2nd – OCEAN CITY COIN 7 CURRENCY SHOW, Convention Center. Thirty or more coin & currency dealers buying & selling, plus free appraisals and FREE ADMISSION. Phone Carl Ostiguy at 443-623-7025 for more information.
October 1st & 2nd – CHESAPEAKE CELTIC FESTIVAL, Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum in Snow Hill MD. Celebrating the history & culture of all Celtic nations – Ireland, Scotland, Whales, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany (France), Galicia and Astanas (Spain). Music, dancing, art, storytelling, athletics, martial arts, crafts, lifestyle recreation, dogs, sheep herding & more. ADMISSION. For more information, contact Jeanne du Nord – 410-651-0757.
October 2nd thru 16th – OCEAN CITY RESTAURANT WEEK, City-Wide. TWO WEEKS! Sample the culinary delights that Ocean City has to offer. Participating restaurants offer fixed-price menus with two and three-course meals. No tickets or passes required, but reservations are appreciated. For more information visit http://oceancityrestaurantweek.com
October 6th, 7th & 8th – ENDLESS SUMMER CRUISIN’, Inlet Parking Lot. Hot rod car show features more than 1,500 hot rods, customs, muscle cars, street machines, classics & more. Live entertainment, manufacturers’ midway, boardwalk parades & special attractions. ADMISSION. For more information visit http://enlesssummercruisin.com
October 7th – FAMILY CAMPFIRE ON THE BEACH, 130th St. on the Beach. Bring your family for a night of fun with a good, old-fashioned campfire. entertainment, storytelling, music & refreshments. S’mores & hot chocolate offered. Bring your beach blankets, warm clothes and the whole family for a night out on the beach. Phone Linda Brittingham at 410-250-0125 for more information.
October 7th & 8th – 32ND ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT, Beach from 20th – 120th Sts. Sponsored by the Ocean City Surf Angles. Approximately 100 six=person teams participate each year. Prizes and trophies are awarded. For more information and an invitation packet, contact Scott Wallace at 410-213-0646.
October 8th – FALL CAR CRUISE, Main Street in Berlin MD. Classic cars cruise the streets of Historic Berlin Maryland. With music in the streets and local shops in theme, thousands of visitors come to see the classic cars from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s roar up and down the streets of this lovely Eastern Shore town. For more information visit http://berlinchamber.org or phone Olive Mayer at 410-641-4775.
October 14th & 15th – CORVETTE WEEKEND, Inlet, Boardwalk & Town-wide. Hosted by the Free State Corvette Club, this is a great event for corvette enthusiasts & owners. Car shows, road rallies, a boardwalk parade and other related activities raise money for Spina Bifida Association of MD and other charities. For more information call 410-590-5630.
October 14th & 15th – OKTOBERFEST & OKTOBERFEST ART & CRAFT FAIR, Convention Center; 40th St. & Bay. Two full days of continuous entertainment – with over 50 exhibitors displaying holiday items, gifts and wearable art, hand blown beer growlers, sports memorabilia, fine art, photography, bath & beauty products, candles, home decor and MORE! A Bavarian Bandstand, dance contests, a Knockwurst Eating Contest…and more. ADMISSION includes Craft Show. Contact Mike Wicklein or Starr George at 410-213-8090 for more information.
October 22nd – BREWS ON THE BEACH, CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, Hooper’s Crab House, West Ocean City. Sample over 90 beers. Live entertainment! Noon til 5pm at Hooper’s Crab House in West Ocean City. For more information, visit http://hooperscrabhouse.com
October 27th – JULIA A. PURNELL’S BIRTHDAY PARTY, Julia A. Purnell Museum, Snow Hill, MD. Our gift to you…free admission and birthday cake! More information contact Claire Otterbein at 410-632-0515.
October 29th & 30th – HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN, Ocean City Boardwalk. A ‘Spook-tacular’ even for the whole family. Boardwalk costume parade, family events and more. Details coming soon. Visit http://oceancity.org.
October 29th – SEASIDE 10 MILER/5K RACE, Ocean City Inlet Parking Lot. Start at the Inlet and run the length of the Boardwalk and then hop on Coastal Hgwy up to 72nd Street and back the same route to the finish line – 3 hr. time limit. Walkers welcome but anyone who cannot finish the race within the alloted timeframe will not receive an official time. For more information and registration, contact Chris Keibe at 443-497-4324 or Charlie McClure at 443-370-9202.
October 29th – SWING FOR YOUTH GOLF OPEN, Eagles landing Golf Course. Four-player Florida scramble at Eagles Landing Golf Course with best two balls out of four. Each participant will receive cart and greens fees, gift certificate to golf shop, sleeve of Titleist Pro VI balls, raffle tickets and mulligans. For registration and information contact Bob Croll at 410-213-7277.
October 30th – HALLOWEEN SPOOK-OUT PARTY, Northside Park, 125th & Bay. Participants of all ages can have a howling good time with events that include carnival games, arts & crafts, hayrides, snacks and muc more. Costume contests scheduled throughout the event. For more information call Chris Clarke at 410-250-0125.
For more information on any and all October 2011 events and activities visit http://ocean-city.com/calendar/#2011_10