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Posted: October 14, 2020

Are you finalizing your plans for Halloween 2020? Maximize your fun and safety with a trip to Ocean City, Maryland! You already know that we love the off-season, but there’s something so spooktacular about the month of October that you just won’t want to miss out!  

Check out the monster-iffic O.C.toberfest activities below, and book your Halloween getaway or staycation to the Clarion Resort Hotel in OCMD! 

O.C.toberfest Activities 

Book your stay in Ocean City, Maryland this October for free family fun at the 9th Annual O.C.toberfest! Kick-off the weekend with Beach Fireworks on Friday, October 23 at 7 pm. Line up along the Boardwalk near North Division St. to watch the show! Be sure that you get a good night’s rest in one of our renovated hotel rooms after the fireworks show because when you wake up Saturday morning, it’s time for a weekend full of family fun! 

Halloween Beach Maze

Get lost in the thrills and excitement on October 24 and 25 for the Halloween Beach Maze! Children of all ages can participate and enjoy the giant beach maze where wicked witches, pirates of the sand, ghouls in the graveyard, and so much more add to the spooky excitement! Please remember that masks will be required to walk through the maze, and families will be allowed in one group at a time to ensure socially distanced fun.

Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade

At the Clarion, you already know that we love our pets, so it’s no surprise that the Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade is one of our favorite events during O.C.toberfest! Book one of our pet-friendly hotel rooms, and dress up your dog, cat, or other pet to walk the Boardwalk on October 24 at 1 pm near North Division St. Parade the boards or sit back and cheer on your favorite. The Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade is giving out prizes and surprises throughout the event. Donations of pet supplies and monetary donations will also be collected for the Worcester Humane Society during the parade. Face masks will be required, and pre-registration is highly encouraged. 

Drive-in Disguise & Trunk or Treat

Celebrate Halloween in Ocean City, MD with some fun activities for the entire family! The Halloween Drive in Disguise parade will start at 3 pm on October 24, and ride from 26th Street towards the Pier. Participants who love Halloween are invited to dress their vehicle in costume and ride down the OC Boardwalk. After the Drive in Disguise fun, Trunk or Treating will begin on the Boardwalk, south of Caroline St. and north of the Pier. Trunk or Treat begins around 3:30 pm and lasts until the candy is gone! 

The Great Pumpkin Race

Closeout O.C.toberfest with the Great Pumpkin Race on Sunday, October 25 at 1 pm on the Boardwalk near North Division St. Build your own pumpkin race car and compete in a side-by-side downhill race! Prizes will be awarded in each division and masks will be required for spectators and participants. 

To pre-register for the Howl-O-Ween Pet Parde and The Great Pumpkin Race, click here to download your application, and email completed applications to


Are you ready for some ghoulish fun in OCMD? Book your Ocean City getaway and save with our Save Now, Stay Later promo for 20% off your weekday stay of 2-nights or more. Make unforgettable memories and book your beach vacation today. Contact the vacation experts at the Clarion Resort with any questions that you may have! 


We can’t wait to see you!