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Ocean City Sunfest
Ocean City, Maryland
Ocean City celebrates the start of fall with its annual Sunfest in September
This four-day festival is filled with arts and crafts, live entertainment and delicious food all at the Inlet Lot and beach. Admission to Sunfest is free.
Rated by Sunshine Artist, “America’s Premier Show and Festival Magazine,” the number one traditional art and craft show in the nation, Sunfest features over 180 crafters, along with music, hayrides on the beach and a wide offering of food.
Opening day of the event usually begins with a parade down the Boardwalk beginning at 9:30 a.m. at 12th Street and Phillips by the Sea and ending at the festival grounds with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Live entertainment plays throughout Sunfest, with sounds sweeping the scales from country to rock and roll.
Sunfest is known for delicious Eastern Shore food, serving up everything from crab cakes to oyster fritters and much, much more. Don’t miss the Gourmet Tent featuring creamy fudge, nuts, candies and other tasty treats. A wine garden is positioned in the center of the midway.
Sunfest hours are 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Parking is restricted at Sunfest to vendors only and attendees are urged to use one of the free parking locations and ride buses to the festival grounds. Free parking locations include the West Ocean City Park and Ride just off Route 50 in West Ocean City, where you can park for free and take an Ocean City bus to South Division Street. Shuttle bus service is $1 round-trip.
In town, Ocean City offers a ride-all-day-for-$3 or $1 per boarding bus service. The Boardwalk tram also offers service daily. Visitors from the north can take advantage of the Sunfest Shuttle, which operates from the Convdntion Center south lot on 40th Street, where you can park for free and ride the trolley directly to the festival grounds with the $3 ride-all-day fare.
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