Ocean Pines to Host FREE Halloween Festival

Area residents will find a few tricks and a lot of treats at Halloween activities sponsored by the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department.

The department will host several Halloween activities this week, including annual favorites and a new spooky offering.

A Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest, a new Halloween event in Ocean Pines, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 3:30 p.m. in White Horse Park, located at 235 Ocean Parkway.  Dog owners are encouraged to dress their furry friends in costumes for a shot at bragging rights and giveaways.  There is no entry fee or pre-registration.

Area residents and guests can put their artistic and carving skills to use on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 2-3 p.m. for a pumpkin carving contest in the White Horse Park. There is no entry fee or pre-registration. Pumpkins will be provided.

The annual Halloween Fall Festival, which is set for Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1-4 p.m., will also feature a human costume contest, carnival games, face painting, pony rides, candy, a haunted hay ride, crafts, refreshments for sale and more. Admission is free and open to the public. There will be a fee for some attractions.

Volunteers and candy donations are needed for the day of special activities. Please contact the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052 if you are interested in helping or for more information about any of these activities.

For more information about the Ocean Pines community, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org.

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