Ocean City October events

Top 5 October 2022 Events in Ocean City

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Mark Your Calendar for these October Events in Ocean City

The month of October is full of fun and exciting events in Ocean City. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Be sure to pick up an Ocean City Visitors Guide to find even more events happening throughout the year.

Top 5 October 2022 Events in Ocean City                               

Here are our top five events happening in Ocean City during October.

Oct. 1: SoDel Fest-Southern Delaware Wine, Food & Music Festival

SoDEL Fest is widely known for unique culinary experiences, award winning chefs, and winemakers from around the world. Tickets includes all you can eat & drink: 25+ Restaurants; 75+ Wines, craft beers and cocktails; 4 amazing bands; Chef Throwdown HoDown; Silent Auction; Wine Wall; AND other surprises.

Oct. 8-9: Ocean City Inshore Classic

The Ocean City Inshore Classic takes place Oct. 8-9. The Ocean City Inshore Classic is a 32 hour inshore fishing tournament with categories for Rockfish, Flounder, Tautog and Open. Open Division will recognize the following fish only: Bluefish, Grey Trout, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Red Drum, Triggerfish and Croaker. Participants must be pre-registered and have a valid Maryland Saltwater Fishing License to participate in the tournament.

Click here to read more about fishing in Ocean City.

Oct. 14-16: O.C. Pet Expo

Dedicate the weekend to your pets at the O.C. Pet Expo. This event, at the Ocean City Convention Center, brings together pet owners and animal lovers with vendors within the pet world. The expo will also feature the Ultimate Air Dogs, along with talent and costume contests. Pets must be on non-retractable leashes at all times.

Oct. 15: Harbor Day at the Docks

Celebrate Ocean City’s maritime heritage during Harbor Day at the Docks. Head to West Ocean City, the area’s commercial fishing harbor, for events and activities that the whole family will enjoy. Watch seafood cooking demonstrations, crab picking contests, displays from local fishermen and much more for free.

Oct. 29: OCtoberfest

Ocean City’s best fall craft beer festival is OCtoberfest, a Shore Craft Beer Festival. Sunset Park will be the site for this celebration of local craft beer. Enjoy unlimited beer tastings of over 40 beers from more than 15 breweries. The festival will also feature food trucks, shopping and live music. OCtoberfest is both pet-friendly and kid-friendly.