Ocean City, MD's annual Great Pumpkin Race will take place on Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 on the OCMD Boardwalk.

OC Restaurant Week/Halloween Fun

Bring Your Appetite for Great Food & Fun Activities!

Who says Ocean City, MD is just a summertime destination? As the locals know and many visitors have discovered – when the summer ends, Ocean City’s “Second Season” begins. There are so many reasons to love the beach in fall time – mild weather, fewer crowds, less traffic, off-season rates – plus, a calendar full of fun events that the whole family will love. Here are our top picks for things to do in Ocean City this week:

Now-Oct. 26 – OC Restaurant Week
Select restaurants & cafes around town serve up their very best cuisine in special, fixed price menus of $10, $20, $30 & $40. No tickets, passes, or coupons required.

Oct. 24-26 – OC Coin & Currency Show
FREE event at Roland E. Powell Convention Center (40th St.), showcasing U.S. & world coins & currency. Dealers & buyers of rare coins & currency will be in attendance.

Oct. 25-26 – Autumn Home & Condo Show/Art & Craft Fair
Find inspiration for your next remodeling, landscaping or decorating project at Roland E. Powell Convention Center (40th St.). Hundreds of exhibitors, merchandise, displays & demonstrations. $6.00 for adults, $5 for seniors & students. Military/police/fire with ID and kids 13 & under are FREE.

Oct. 25 – Seaside 10-Mile & 5K Run
Race begins at 9:00 a.m., with a beautiful race course that starts at the OC Inlet and includes stretches of the OC Boardwalk. Rain or shine. Registration details & fees are listed at the OC Tri Running website.

Oct. 25 – OCtoberfest Great Pumpkin Race (photo shown above)
Wacky, tricked-out pumpkin race on the OC Boardwalk at North Division St. Build your own pumpkin racer, or come out as a spectator to cheer for your favorite. Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. Race starts at 1:00 p.m.

Oct. 25 – Drive in Disguise & Halloween Parade
Watch as cars roll down the Boardwalk to participate in the annual OC Vintage License Plate Rally and Drive in Disguise Halloween Parade. Parade starts at 3:00 p.m. at 27th St. where decorated cars will line up and drive south to the OC Inlet.

Oct. 25-26 – OCtoberfest Beach Maze
Scary fun for the whole family, right on the beach at North Division St. from 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m. FREE event!

Oct. 26 – Halloween Spookout Party
Dress up your boos & ghouls for some Halloween fun at Northside Park Gym (125th St.), 1:00-3:00 p.m. Carnival games, arts & crafts, hayrides, snacks, costume contests, and more. Admission is one single wrapped bag of candy per child. No pre-registration required.

For more upcoming events in Ocean City, MD, stay tuned to the Vantage Vacation Rentals’ blog.