Ocean City, Maryland, situated along a nine-mile stretch of Atlantic Ocean beachfront, will be the Northeast region’s festival location in 2023. This family-oriented oceanfront resort town, located on the Delmarva Peninsula, has been a favorite vacation destination for families from the mid-Atlantic area for
over a century.
Ocean City abounds in dining and shopping opportunities, as well as family attractions and areas of natural beauty. Nearby is the Ocean City Boardwalk, home to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, amusement rides, a fishing pier and several restaurants. At nearby Assateague Island National Seashore,
wild horses and other wildlife can be seen up close, roaming free on the beach and along the nature trails of this undeveloped barrier island. A short drive from Ocean City is the historic town of Berlin, home to several specialty stores, antique shops and restaurants. A popular ice-skating rink is located within the nearby Carousel Resort, where the Feast was held in previous years. With several golf courses, fishing piers and outlet malls nearby, Ocean City has something for everyone!
Housing: There is an abundance of hotels, motels, rentable homes and condominiums near the convention center. Members are free to search for their own housing, but the Carousel Oceanfront Resort listed below has provided some discounted rates.
Typical Ocean City weather in early October will bring daytime high temperatures about 70 degrees Fahrenheit, with nighttime lows in the mid to upper 50s.
Travel: Travelers on American Airlines can fly into Salisbury-Ocean City Regional Airport (SBY), just a half hour away. For travelers on other airlines, there are nearby international airports, located in Baltimore (BWI), Washington D.C. (DCA), Philadelphia (PHL) and Norfolk (ORF), all of which are within a three-hour drive.
Whatever mode of transportation you choose, we look forward to having you and your family joining us in Ocean City this year!
Taxes: Maryland sales and hotel tax is 11 percent.