OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND – (November 21, 2017): It’s officially the holiday season in Ocean City and what better way to get into the holiday shopping spirit then a visit to Ocean City’s 35th Annual Holiday Shopper’s Fair. The Holiday Shopper’s Fair, taking place from November 24-26 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, was started in 1983 as part of the effort to bring visitors to the resort during the holiday season. Now, the shopping extravaganza features more than 140 vendors with an estimated 9,000 people visiting the three-day tradition.
This year’s fair features unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list, including art and craft items, hand painted furniture, quilted handbags, ornaments, candles, jewelry, florals and other specialty gift items. You’ll also find toys, pet items and sports related memorabilia, nautical items, stained glass, country woodcrafts, lighted baskets and ceramics. Non-profit organizations will also be on hand including Quilters by the Sea, the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Wags & Wishes Animal Rescue, Greyhound Pets of America, Delmarva Cat Connection with cat/kitten adoptions and art and craft items, and Town Cats with adoptions, puzzles and other gift items for sale. Believe in Tomorrow and the Marine Corp League will also be attending.
Face painting and games will be offered this year for children and these activities are included in the price of admission to the show. Cascading Carols and Santa will be making a daily appearance. Be sure to stop by and leave your Christmas wish list.
Door prize drawings will be held every hour on the half hour (must be present to win) and for the non-shopper, a television room will be open showing football games. Show hours are Friday, November 24, and Saturday, November 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, November 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for the weekend. Children 13 and under are admitted free. For more information about the 35th Annual Holiday Shopper’s Fair, call 1-800-OC-OCEAN, 410-289-2800 or e-mail [email protected]tymd.gov.