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On Halloween, Ocean City and nearby towns come alive with a bewitching array of events that cater to every member of the family. From spirited parades to haunted houses and a howling good time for the adults, it’s a great time to be in OC. So, let’s dive into the ghoulish fun awaiting you in our corner of the world!

Family-friendly Fun

Halloween Spook Out at Northside Park in Ocean City, MD
Prepare for a Halloween Spook Out at Northside Park in Ocean City. On Sunday, October 29th from 1-3pm, bring the family out to enjoy games, crafts, hayrides, and more.

And the price of admission? Just one full bag of individually wrapped candy per child. It’s a sweet deal that offers fun for kids and parents alike.

Historical Figure Costume Contest at OC Life-Saving Station Museum, Ocean City, MD
On Halloween, step back in time by dressing as a historical figure for a chance to win a museum gift basket. What’s even better is that this contest is free to enter with paid admission to the museum. Show off your costumes from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Museum.

Truck N Treat at Stephen Decatur Park in Berlin, MD
On October 28th, from 10 am to 1 pm at Stephen Decatur Park, bring the whole family to learn about the various trucks used in Berlin. Kids can get up close to fire trucks, garbage trucks, utility trucks, and more, all while dressed in their spookiest Halloween costumes. Best of all, it’s absolutely free!

Berlin Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Berlin, MD
Halloween night in Berlin is something to behold. The entire town gets into the spooky spirit with enchanting and frightful decorations. Even the Burbage Funeral Home joins in on the fun with a haunted house that promises chills and thrills.

Sea Witch Festival in Rehoboth, DE
Rehoboth comes alive Halloween Weekend for the Sea Witch Festival. Enjoy a costume parade with giant balloons, parade floats, and marching bands, a festival with artisans and vendors, live music, trick-or-treating, and so much more. It’s an extravaganza that promises fun for the whole family.

Wags, Witches & Warlocks Halloween Festival in Bethany Beach, DE
On October 28th, Bethany Beach transforms into a haven for families and their furry friends. The day kicks off with Puppy Yoga, followed by a parade, Costume Contest, and Trick-or-Treating. What’s more, your participation supports the Brandywine Valley SPCA. With a donation of $20 for individuals, $10 for your four-legged companions, or $40 for a family or group, you’ll be making a contribution to a great cause.

Exclusively for Grown-Ups

Pumpkin Decorating Contest at Ocean Downs in Ocean City, MD
Club Ocean members can showcase their creative side by dropping off decorated pumpkins at the Player’s Club by 6 PM on Halloween for a chance to win a share of $1,000 in free play! Drop offs are from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Halloween.

Halloween Party Costume Contest at Seacrets in Ocean City, MD
If you’re looking to leave the kids behind this Halloween, head to Seacrets on October 28th and show off your best costume. You might even win a trip for two to Jamaica. With live music and cash prizes, it’s an event that’s not to be missed.

Halloween Film Fest Event at Dickenson Parlour in Millville, DE
Get ready for a Halloween film fest to remember at the Dickens Parlour Theatre. The evening includes a delicious buffet dinner, a costume contest, a trivia contest, a door prize, and a full film screening of Rocky Horror. Plus, they’ll provide a “Rocky Horror Movie kit” (which you can also purchase for a $10 donation as a souvenir). With a cash bar and tickets priced at $99 per person, it’s a unique and thrilling Halloween experience.
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Locals Halloween Party/Costume Contest at Seacrets in Ocean City, MD
On October 31st, at the Tiki Stage in Seacrets, locals get their own Halloween party. There’s no cover charge, and the top three costumes will be awarded prizes.

Boos & Brews in Lewes, DE
The Lewes Historical Society is hosting the Boos & Brews festival, on the evening of October 27th. The event is offering food from Bethany Blues, drink from Dogfish Head, and entertainment by the Hot Sauce Band. It begins at 7 pm and the party will continue until 10 pm. Revelers are encouraged to come in costume, as they will be judged in the categories of Scariest, Most Historic, Most Original, and Best Group Costume. Tickets are $50 per person, which includes music, food, two drink tickets, and an experience you won’t forget! The event is scheduled to occur rain or shine, and proceeds will benefit educational and preservation programs at the Lewes Historical Society.

Howl-O-Ween Costumes & Cocktails at Seacrets in Ocean City, MD
Have a spooktacular good time at “Howl-O-Ween Costumes & Cocktails” at Seacrets on Friday, October 27, 2023! The event starts at 6pm and features a buffet, open bar, live music, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Costumes are encouraged! Tickets are $90 and all proceeds will benefit the Life Crisis Center of Salisbury, MD, which serves victims of abuse throughout Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset Counties.

Spine-Chilling Haunts

The Nightmares Haunted House in Laurel, DE
For those seeking a spine-tingling experience, Nightmares Haunted House in Laurel, DE, is the place to be. Open this weekend to Halloween Night, this haunted house promises to deliver some serious scares. It’s been voted “#1 Top Overall Attraction” by for three years, so you can bet on a hair-raising experience.

The Cemetery House in Laurel, DE
The Cemetery House offers a heart-pounding experience. It’s the longest continuously running and one of the most exciting haunted house on the Eastern Shore. If you’ve been here before, rest assured, they change things up every year. It’s a frightfully fun time you won’t forget.

FrontFear Town Haunted Trail at Frontier Town in Berlin, MD
Beware the return of the FrontFear Town Haunted Trail, where Dr. Wulfenstein has set loose his eerie creations deep within the woods. Can you escape before falling victim to his sinister experiments? Guests staying at Sun Outdoors Frontier Town and Ocean City Gateway campgrounds can enjoy the trail for free with their wristbands. As for the general public, admission is $10 in cash per person. Keep in mind that this spine-tingling experience is only available on Friday, running from 7 pm to 10 pm.

With Halloween almost here, Ocean City and local towns offer a plethora of spooktacular events for everyone to enjoy. So, don your costumes, gather your friends and family, and prepare for a hauntingly good time! Whether you’re seeking family-friendly festivities or adult chills, it’s all here at the beach.


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