Happening Now: 5 Great Reasons to Attend the 2018 Ocean City Fall Block Party (Oct. 6)

The Ocean City Fall Block Party, set for Saturday, October 6, brings in festival-goers from the local area and beyond each year, and for good reason! This seasonal event, scheduled to unfold between 5th and 14th Streets, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., offers up an exceptional array of artisan vendors, fabulous food offerings, live entertainment and much more.

For those of you who have yet to experience the Ocean City Fall Block Party (or simply need a little reminder as to this exciting event!) here are five reasons to attend this year’s Fall Block Party in Ocean City:

Hundreds of Artisan Vendors Set Up Along Asbury Avenue

As most would imagine, a large part of the draw of the Fall Block Party is the shopping aspect. More than 400 artisan vendors are scheduled to be in town for the festivities on October 6. From handmade jewelry to home décor to clothing and accessories, this shopping extravaganza has it all. In addition to being a place to purchase everything you could possibly want and need, it’s also a great opportunity to support independent artisans who make their living by attending festivals of this type.

Food Offerings from Your Favorite OCNJ Spots

Shopping to this extent is certain to make you work up an appetite. The good news is that there will be plenty of food offerings available throughout the day to satiate your hunger and provide you with the fuel you need to continue on your shopping spree down Asbury Avenue. From food truck fare to culinary items from local restaurants, the food options will range from savory to sweet and will be sure to please the entire family, no matter what the cuisine cravings may be.

Live Entertainment to Amp Up the Crowd

No block party is really ever complete without the addition of live music to keep the crowds entertained. Live tunes will fill the air in addition to other entertainment options along Asbury Avenue.

Tempting Sales and Specials from Local Shops

Local shops will also be getting in on the festival action by opening their doors to festival attendees and selling a wide array of products, including offering sales on certain items. The stores situated on Asbury Avenue offer a multitude of goods, including kid’s clothing items, jewelry, t-shirts, hats, scented soaps, books, musical instruments and more. By shopping at the Asbury Avenue stores during the festival, you’ll be supporting wonderful local business owners and obtaining fantastic products at the same time.

Bonus Fireworks Display at Night

After the daytime shopping spree ends, don’t worry, as the fun doesn’t stop there. There will be a fabulous fireworks display starting at 9 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from a barge out in the ocean in between 8th and 9th Streets and spectators will find prime viewing spots between 6th and 14th Streets on the boardwalk.

Bring the whole family to Ocean City on Saturday, October 6, and take part in this fun fall festival along Asbury Avenue.


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