Over 9,000 people experienced the thrill of the giant Halloween Beach Maze during its two weekend run, October 19-20 & 26-27, 2013 in Ocean City Maryland. Children of all ages, from newborns to grandparents, enjoyed a pleasant scream as they meandered the sands of the giant, bigger and better than ever, beach maze! Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, creepy clowns, zombies and more added to the excitement.
Another event that took place as part of the O.C.Toberfest events was the "Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade." Over 70 pets, their owners and friends came out on Saturday afternoon, October 19th, despite the rain showers, dressed in their best costumes and paraded the boardwalk. Lots of prizes and surprises were awarded to the Most Original, Funniest, Scariest, Best Couple, Best Group, Best Overall and Outstanding Overall. Plus more than $500 in donations, both cash and pet supplies, were collected for the Worcester County Humane Society.
The fun continued with "The Great Pumpkin Race" held on Saturday October 26th. Over 30 tricked out pumpkin race cars competed in this wacky and zany side-by-side race. Participants created their very own pumpkin racecar and enjoyed a fun-spirited good ole fashion bump and bang pumpkin race. Prizes were awarded to the first and second place in each division as well as the best engineered, scariest and most decorated race cars. If you're ready to start building your race car for next year click here for complete rules.
All O.C.Toberfest events were free thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Ocean City Mayor and City Council along with the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Advisory Board.
Norman the Tea Cup Poodle dressed as a Chia Pet with owner Leah Sennett from Manassas Park VA
Murphy the Yorkie dressed as a Raven with owner Margie Elicker from Severn Park MD
Charlie the Min Pin dressed as a Taco with owner Deana Ackiss from Pasadena MD
Montana the Gordon Setter dressed as a ballerina with owner Amy Ackard from Springfield VA
Enzo the African Mastiff dressed as a Dinosaur with owner Wendy from Glen Burnie MD
Georgia the Chihuahua dressed as a "scare"crow with owner Al Purvis from Westminster MD
Buddy & Chika dressed as super heroes with their owner Cherie LaBuda from Ocean City MD
Chloe & Biscuit dressed as a cowboy and cowgirl with owners David & Sherry Thomas from Finksburg MD
Cindy Lou and the Sandersen Family from Stephenson VA dressed as penguins
Koda and the Jadro Family from Dover PA dressed as pirates
Mako the black lab dressed as Pop-eye with 2 lovely Olive Oils from Ocean Pines MD
Riley the Bernese Mountain Dog dressed as Dr. Who with owner Sam Melcher from Frederick MD
Wallie the Bichon Frise dressed as a Walleye Fish with owner Kevin Sennett from Manassas Park VA
Murdock with owner Liz Ortiz from Berlin MD dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf
|Overall Race Winner||Garret Ward||Shark Fishing||Crofton MD|
|First Runner Up||Peyton Elliott||Princess Carriage||Ocean Pines MD|
|Best Engineered||Kyle Elliott||Off Road||Ocean Pines MD|
|Best Decorations||Liliana Tooman||Medusa||Bel Air MD|
|Best Decorations||Kira Kirscheke||Mustachio||Severna Park MD|
|Best Decorations||Lauren Tooman||Sassy Lassie||Bel Air MD|
|Scariest||Zoe Meloti & Laura Ogle||Zombie Baby||Queen Anne MD|
|Overall Race Winner||Teresa Ward||Day at the Beach||Crofton MD|
|First Runner Up||Gerri Atric||Wade Pellicot||Edgewater MD|
|Best Engineered||Ernie Roebuck||Bones||Oreland PA|
|Best Decorations||The Miller Family||The Mad Pirate||Berlin MD|
|Scariest||Ingrid Stone||King Toot||Annapolis MD|
|Long Distance Winner||Craig Merson||Eat My Seeds||Jacksonville FL|