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11 OCMD Bucket List Items this Fall

From Assateague camping to our Shore Craft Beer Fest, if you’ve never visited OCMD during autumn, you’re seriously missing out. Check out our top 11 bucket list items for this fall:

1. Extend your Summer with Sunfest (Sept. 30 - Oct. 3)

Explore Ocean City’s largest festival, Sunfest, for four days of craft vendors, local food, activities for the kids and - everybody’s favorite - live music. Check out our Sunfest Event Page for more details and a full music schedule with headliners like the Eli Young Band and Blues Traveler.

2. Bring the Pup (Oct. 1 - April 30)

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Get ready for the tail wags! Starting October 1, Ocean City welcomes your four-legged friends onto the beach and boardwalk. Start planning the paw-fect getaway by checking out our Pup-Friendly Guide to OCMD, choosing from our selection of Pet Friendly Accommodations and registering for our newly renovated Ocean City Dog Playground.

3. Bike the Boards

From the first Tuesday after Labor Day through the Friday before Memorial Day, the summer bike hours are lifted on the Boardwalk! Throw on a cozy long sleeve tee and cruise the Boards with a bike or surrey rental from Bike World.

4. Run the Spartan Race (Oct. 16)

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Run with the Spartans! Train for a 3-5k, 20 obstacle race through your favorite beach town. Head over to our Spartan Race Event Page for details and registration.

5. Hit the Links

Get away with your golf buddies for a fall trip to the links! Between our central east coast location and our selection of championship courses like Eagle’s Landing, check out these 6 Reasons Why OCMD is Your Next Golf Destination.

Even better? Give back to the youth programs of OC’s Recreation and Parks by registering for the Swing for Youth Golf Open Tournament on October 30.

6. Grab a Brew at Shore Craft Beer Fest (October 23)

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Cheers! We hope to see you at our 7th annual autumn Shore Craft Beer Fest, full of local brews, food trucks and live music. Check out our Event Page for more information and to start planning your trip.

7. Kayak the Back Bays

Fall is a beautiful time to explore the gentle bay waters from the seat of a kayak or canoe. Hit up Ayers Creek Adventures, Odyssea Watersports or Coastal Kayak Eco Tours for rentals and guided tours! And head over to our Kayak & Canoe Page for more information on hitting the water.

8. Camp at Assateague Island

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It’s officially camping season! Pitch a tent at Assateague Island. Choose from an oceanside or bayside drive-in campsite, both complete with unforgettable views for bonfires and stargazing.

9. Get Spooky at O.C.toberfest

Our shore town hosts a number of annual fall events for festive family fun, like Trunk or Treat, Howl-O-Ween and spooky mazes! Keep an eye on our Fall Events Page, and follow along on our Instagram and Facebook pages to hear more about O.C.toberfest.

10. Reel in a Bass

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Bring your rods to the beach for shore, boat and sport fishing! Expect to reel in marlin, sea bass and the occasional Atlantic croaker. Head over to our Fishing Page for info on piers, licensing and boat rentals.

11. WFB: Work From Beach

Take advantage of remote schedules and switch up your office views for a virtual work week at the shore! For a guide to working from Ocean City, check out our Work From Beach: Go Virtual in OCMD blog.

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