Cruisin' OC
October 21-22 and 28-29, 2017

Check out the video from the Beach Maze!


Giant Halloween Beach Maze
October 21, 21, 28 & 29
On the beach at North Division Street Open Saturdays 10am-5pm & Sundays 10am-3pm (weather permitting)

Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade
October 21, 2017
On the Boardwalk at North Division Street Registration starts at noon, Parade starts at 1pm

Great Pumpkin Race
October 28, 2017
On the Boardwalk at North Division Street Registration starts at noon, Races start at 1pm

FREE FAMILY FUN returns to Ocean City Maryland for the sixth annual O.C.Toberfest, October 21-22 & 28-29, 2017. Come experience all the thrill of the giant Halloween Beach Maze during its two weekend run. Children of all ages can enjoy a pleasant scream as they meander 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 will add to the excitement.

Another event that will take place as part of the O.C.Toberfest events will be the "Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade" October 21st at 1pm on the boardwalk near North Division Street. Dress up your pets and parade the boards or sit back, relax and cheer for your favorite. 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.

The fun continues with "The Great Pumpkin Race" on Saturday October 28th at 1pm on the Boardwalk near North Division Street. 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. Prizes will be awarded in each division as well as for creativity. If you're ready to start building your race car click here for complete rules.

All O.C.Toberfest events are 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. For more sponsorship opportunities and information please call 410-798-6304.

The Great Pumpkin Race

Directions and Regulations
  1. Design and construct your pumpkin race car from a single real pumpkin in any shape and size.
  2. Pumpkin Race Cars can be whole or carved; outrageously decorated or just like it came from the pumpkin patch.
  3. Insert two independent axels through your pumpkin and attach any type or size wheels to the axels.
  4. You cannot attach your pumpkin to anything that creates a chassis of any kind such as skateboards, wagons, toys, strollers.... You get the picture.
  5. Your pumpkin must be powered by the gravity from the downhill slope of the race track; no fans, motors, explosives, pyrotechnics or PUSHING.
  6. Pumpkins will race side-by-side, there is no penalty if pumpkins bump or collide with other pumpkins, the race track walls or anything else.
  7. Pumpkins will be inspected at check in and any race cars not built to race regulations could be placed in the "MOD" (Made Own Directions) Division.
  8. Race Divisions may be created at check-in based on the total number of participants and race official's discretion.
  9. Special prizes for race winners plus prizes for creativity, decorations and much more.
  10. Have fun making your Pumpkin Race Cars, be creative and let your imagination run wild. If you don't win you'll at least be racing in style.
Important Rules
  1. The Race Officials will have the final say if your pumpkin is eligible to race and determines all winners and everything else. More importantly the Race Officials can change or alter the rules at any time.
  2. If there is any doubt about eligibility or winner or anything please refer to rule 1.
  3. Don't forget to have fun!

Be sure to check out our great sponsors:

Pit-n-Pub Dough Roller Francis Scott Key
OCHMRA Laytons Seacrets

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