OCtoberfest events will include the following:

Friday, October 23rd

7:00pm – Fireworks on the Beach (Dorchester Street area)

Saturday, October 24th

10:00am – 5:00pm – OCtoberfest Beach Maze (Beach north of North Division Street)

1:00pm – 3:00pm – Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade (North Division Street Cement Pad)

3:00pm – 3:30pm – Drive in Disguise Vehicle Parade (26th Street south to Amusement Pier, sponsored by Ocean City Jeep Club and Jeep Week)

3:30pm – 4:00pm – Trunk or Treat (Inlet Parking Lot, ends when candy is gone [usually within 15-30 minutes, time adjusted by arrival of parade vehicles to Inlet)

7:00pm – 9:00pm – Halloween Drive-In Movie (Movie: Hocus Pocus, Inlet Parking Lot, normal IPL parking fees will apply)

Sunday, October 25th

10:00am – 3:00pm – OCtoberfest Beach Maze (Beach north of North Division Street)

1:00pm – 3:00pm – Great Pumpkin Race (North Division Street Cement Pad)



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 24-25. 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. Admission is free of charge.

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 24th 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 26th Street south to the amusement pier

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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 24th. Participants will arrive at 26th Street and Baltimore Avenue by 2:45pm to stage for a 3:00pm departure at 26th 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.

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

The fun continues with “The Great Pumpkin Race” on Sunday October 25th 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.