Thousands of people experienced the thrill of the giant Halloween Beach Maze over the two weekend run in Ocean City Maryland. This year the Maze was bigger and better than ever with surprises around every corner! Kids of all ages were able to experience a friendly scream as they meandered the sands of the giant beach maze. Wicked witches, pirates of the sand, scary scarecrows, ghouls in the graveyard, creepy clowns, zombies and more joined in the fun. Also while finding their way through the maze families could play the "eye spy" game to look for haunted zombie parrots. Prizes were awarded hourly thanks to gift cards from the Barn 34 Restaurant, Bull on the Beach Restaurant, Candy Kitchen, Crab Alley, Dough Roller, Layton's Restaurant, Phillips Restaurant and Park Place Jewelers.
Another event that took part of the O.C.toberfest events was the "Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade." Over 101 pets, their owners and friends came out on Saturday, October 18th, dressed in their best costumes and paraded the boardwalk. There were some really great costumes! Lots of prizes and surprises were awarded to the Funniest, Scariest, Best Group, Cutest, Best Homemade and Best Pirates. Some of the winners included Trooper, the standard poodle dressed as a flying monkey while his owner, Angelina Pezzetti , from Princess Anne MD, was dressed as the Wicked Witch, Devon, the Maltese/Yorkie was dressed as a chia pet while owner Barbara Fritz from Telford PA, was dressed as a gardener, Riley, the Bernese Mountain dog, was dressed as a political candidate while owners Ella & Sam, from Frederick MD, had buttons and signs that said "Vote for Riley", Hershey, the chocolate lab, was dressed as a dirt bike while Rudy from Berlin dressed as a dirt bike rider, Skye, the Husky, dressed as a police woman while her owners Jimmy & Billie Greene from Mechanicsville MD were jailbirds and Meatball the French Bulldog was dressed as a pirate while owners Angela, Ruby and Matthew Manos from Berlin MD were dressed as pirates and a parrot pulling their own pirate ship! Fun was had by all and more than $700 in donations, both cash and pet supplies, were collected for the Worcester County Humane Society.
The fun continued with "The Great Pumpkin Race" Saturday October 25th. Close to 50 pumpkin racecars competed in this wacky and zany side-by-side race featuring wild and tricked out pumpkin racecars. Racers of all ages created their very own pumpkin racecar and enjoyed a fun-spirited good ole fashion bump and bang pumpkin race. Prizes were awarded for creativity and for race winners. The Junior Division was a close race with three pumpkin racecars competing in the final heat. The overall winner was Maddox Allnutt, driving Mr. Boo followed by 2 close runner-ups, Ethan Lowe driving The Birds Next Express and Garrett Ward driving Bonzi Bones. In the adult division it was another close race with Ernie Roebuck, driving Bones II coming out on top and Tyler Shilling, driving Skully was a close second. Hundreds of spectators watched the excitement and cheered on their favorite racers!
For more information on any of these free events call 410-798-6304, 1-800-OC-OCEAN or visit OCtoberfestmd.com. O.C.toberfest events were presented by the Mayor and City Council along with the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Advisory Board.
Mark your calendars for next year to check out all of the fun at the Ocean City Maryland O.C.Toberfest, October 17-18 & 24-25, 2015.Pumpkin Race Winners Pet Parade