O.C.toberfest continues to expand for the fall season leading to Halloween. Ocean City offers something for everyone over the two weekends of October 20 through October 27. A beach maze, 10 mile run/5K run, race of wheeled pumpkins, fireworks display, on display of unique dream vehicles, a craft beer festival and even a costume pageant for pets make the list.

Some Events Cancelled Due To Inclement Weather For Saturday, October 27:

Halloween Maze, Great Pumpkin Race and Big Toys on the Boardwalk.

WIngs & Wheels Exposition & Seaside 10 Mile/5K


HALLOWEEN BEACH MAZE – Located at North Division Street and the Boardwalk

Come experience the thrill of a giant Halloween Beach Maze during its two weekend run, October 20-21 and October 27-28 (SAT 27th CANCELLED).  Children of all ages, can enjoy a pleasant scream as they meander the sands of the giant, bigger and better beach maze! Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, creepy clowns, zombies and more will add to the excitement. Hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and 10am to 3pm on Sundays. The maze will be open an additional hour until 6pm on the 20th leading up to the 7pm fireworks. Admission is free of charge.


OC SCREAMS –14 Worcester Street and Corner of Baltimore Avenue

A new breed of fear washes up on the sands of Ocean City Maryland with the two-story “Ocean City Screams” at OCScreams.com – the area’s biggest, scariest, most intense, state-of-the-art in-door haunted house ever built in Ocean City Maryland.  OC Screams was designed, built and is operated by the creators of Field of Screams Maryland and Scream City Washington DC. Let Ocean City Screams haunted house be on the top of your list of things to do in Ocean City Maryland! Tickets may be purchased online or on site. OC Screams is open from 7pm to 11pm, October 19, 20, 26 and 27. Entry is $16 per person.


HOWL-O-WEEN PET PARADE – Located at North Division Street on the Boardwalk

Bring your dog, cat, bird or other family pet for Ocean City’s “Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade”, October 20th on the boardwalk near North Division Street.  Dress up your pets and showcase your creativity on Ocean City’s historic Boardwalk or sit back, relax and cheer for your favorite contestant. Each entry gets their moment in the spotlight. 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 to benefit the Worcester County Humane Society. Registration begins at 12noon with the pageant on the boardwalk beginning promptly at 1pm.



DRIVE IN DISGUISE – from 27th Street south to the amusement pier

Residents and visitors who are crazy about decorating for Halloween are invited to dress their vehicle in costume and ride down the Boardwalk during the annual Drive in Disguise parade on October 20th. Participants will arrive at 27th Street and Baltimore Avenue by 2:45pm to stage for 3:00pm departure at 27th Street on the historic Boardwalk. Vehicles will parade southward to the amusement pier area where participating cars will line up on the concrete part of the boardwalk north of the pier for an almost immediate start of Trunk or Treat. Prizes will be awarded by the Town of Ocean City for the most unique parade entries.


TRUNK OR TREAT – On the boardwalk north of the amusement pier

Trunk or Treat will take place on the boardwalk south of Caroline Street and north of the amusement pier as the Drive in Disguise gets parked and set up. Drive in Disguise participants have the option of participating in this candy and treat give-away. The event is expected to begin at approximately 3:30pm and will last as long as the participants have treats to give – and it goes quickly.

Big Toys on the Boardwalk


October 27, 12pm to 2pm (CANCELLED)


Now entering its third year, Imaginations run wild in Ocean City at BIG TOYS ON THE BOARDWALK! Kids of all ages are welcome to come to Ocean City’s Boardwalk and Inlet Lot to take the seat and feel what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of unique and awesome machines. The Town brings out their most unusual vehicles and is joined by friends with their big toys: construction equipment, emergency vehicles, muscle cars, race boats, and more – even a helicopter will be on site!

For more info or to display your toy, please call 410-250-0125.


Participants include but are not limited to:

Ocean City Police Department – Police SUV and Mountain Bike

Ocean City Beach Patrol – ATV (rides) and Jet Ski

Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company – Fire Truck and Ambulance

Ocean City Public Works Department –

               Large Wheel Loader

               Back Hoe

               Beach Tractor

               Beach Garbage Truck (known as “The Beast”)

               60’ Articulating Bus

               Boardwalk Tram

Emergency Services Department – OC1 Mobile Command Truck

Bull on the Beach – OPA Off-Shore 38’ Race Boat

Trent’s Lawn Care – F-550 Dump Bed Truck and Skid Steer Bulldozer

J & J Shop HeliAir – Enstrom Helicopter

Ewancio Family – APBA Hydroplane Race Boat, V-bottom Race Boat , Cadillac XLR

Shaw Family – APBA Hydroplane Race Boat, APBA Flat-bottom Race Boat

I.G.Burton – Two higher-end sports cars (TBA)

Backshore Brewing Company – 1966 VW Bus


National Guard – TBD

Buntings Landscaping – TBD


Chick-Fil-A Cow Mascot

SEASIDE 10 AND 5K(CANCELLED) Inlet Parking Lot and Boardwalk

October 27, 2018 will mark the 25th consecutive year for this wonderful family-oriented event promoting health and fitness.  This scenic Ocean City run is a fantastic way to gear up for the Halloween Holiday. All are welcome to come wearing the most outrageous costumes you can dream up. The course utilized Ocean City’s historic boardwalk and main artery through the center of town to 69th Street and back. All 10 Miler finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. Register online at OCtrirunning.com or on site, October 29. Packet Pick-up begins at 7am with the 10 mile run starting at 9am followed shortly after by the start of the 5K race at 9:15am. Call 443-497-4324 or go to OCtrirunning.com for additional information, online registration, packet pick-up locations, age groupings and awards. This well-known event takes place rain or shine starting from Ocean City’s Inlet Parking Lot.


THE GREAT PUMPKIN RACE – Located on the sand at North Division Street and the Boardwalk

The fun continues with “The Great Pumpkin Race” on Saturday October 27th (CANCELLED) on the Boardwalk. Build your own pumpkin race car to bring and compete in this wacky and zany side-by-side down-hill race. Plus there will be lots of room to watch these exciting races with live play-by-play by the event announcer.  Prizes will be awarded in each division as well as for creativity.  If you’re ready to start building your ghastly but spirited race car, download the complete event rules from SpecialEventPro.com. Registration and team check-in begins at 12noon with racing commencing at 1pm.


SHORE CRAFT BEER FEST – Located at Sunset Park, S. Division Street, Bayside

The 2nd Annual Shore Craft Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 and will feature 14 Delmarva breweries, over 30 beers, as well as food trucks and live music. This event is sponsored by the Ocean City Development Corporation, the Town of Ocean City, and shorecraft.com.  Mark your calendar and start planning to sample Delmarva’s best craft beers in a beautiful setting on the bayside in downtown Ocean City. Event hours 1:30pm to 4:30pm (with a special VIP admission at 12:30pm). General admission is $35 with VIP tickets set at $50. Designated drivers are $10. For additional information call 800-626-2326 or visit ShoreCraft.com for additional information.


HALLOWEEN FIREWORKS – On the Beach next to the Boardwalk from N. Division Street to the Amusement Pier

Ocean City, in partnership with Special Event Productions, TEAM Productions and Image Engineering, lights up the sky over the beach one more time for 2018. The sky will come alive on Saturday, October 20th with fireworks at 7:00pm. Bring your beach chairs and blankets, grab your seating location early while capturing the other events the day will offer. Event is subject to weather and wind and has a rain date of October 27th.


HALLOWEEN SPOOK OUT PARTY – Northside Park Recreation Complex, 200 – 125th Street, Ocean City, bayside

Get your Halloween costume ready and join all the other goblins at the Halloween “Spook Out” Party. Participants of all ages, including parents will fill the Northside Park gym for carnival games, arts & crafts, hayrides and snacks! Costume contests will be scheduled throughout the event. Event hours are 1pm to 3pm on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Price of Admission: A bag of individually wrapped candy per child. No preregistration is required.


All outdoor events are weather-dependent. Special Thanks to the Town of Ocean City, its Tourism Department and Special Events Department, the Downtown Association, Special Event Productions, Inc., TEAM Productions, Image Engineering and the many companies and individuals who contributed to making this year’s O.C.toberfest events a reality!