Ocean City, Maryland, is not only known for its stunning beaches and vibrant Boardwalk but also for its diverse and exciting events throughout the year. One such event that draws locals and tourists alike is Shore Craft Beer’s OCtoberfest. This annual celebration, now in its ninth year, not only showcases the rich culture and traditions of local craft beer but also offers an incredible platform for local vendors to shine. This year, there are more vendors than ever attending the festival, with everything from beer themed jewelry to whisky dog biscuits to entice you as you sip your way through the beautiful Sunset Park, enjoying the unlimited tastings of over 30 local craft beers, the live music from the Dunehounds, and the tasty snacks form the various food trucks dotted around the park. Here are some of the vendors who will be joining this year. With the holidays just around the corner, this could be the perfect chance to get a jump start on buying those gifts!
Drink Local Md love Maryland, local beer, local booze and cool merch. Artist owned and operated, Drink Local MD is a beer centric, Maryland themed apparel and accessories brand with the goal of making cool stuff with unique designs. Always remember… Drink Local! CHEERS!
What can you do after you finish your beer??? Whimsical Wonders by Kris are all about recycling – while enjoying a cold one! What can you do with an empty case of beer? The ideas are endless!
Lost at Sea
Lost at Sea are regulars at Octoberfest, and their pirate themed apparel and nautical items are always a hit!
You’ll always find Solutions Gourmet near the entrance to OCtoberfest, as the shelves are packed full of bottles and jars containing their unique flavors, and it’s easier to set them all up at the front of the park! You can stop by on your way in or out to pick up your favorites.
Lucy’s Pet Pantry
Lucy’s Pet Pantry specialize in beer, wine, & whisky dog biscuits plus all sorts of dog and cat treats. These all natural healthy dog and cat treats are made local and fresh, using ingredients including beer grains, oatmeal, flour and molasses.
Vivian’s House (gluten free cottage kitchen bakery)
Vivian’s House is a dedicated gluten free bakery bringing baked treats to the festival including German Chocolate Cupcakes, Black Forest Cookies, German Apple Cake and Apple Cider Cupcakes, and often treats baked with beer!
Siren Call Gifts and Jewelry
Siren Call Gifts and Jewelry has hand forged jewelry, mainly copper, brass, and pewter…and some silver.
Mother Mary’s Creations
Mother Mary’s Creations include nautical picture and nightlights made with natural elements such as starfish, shells and seafan.
This year, Mocha Beauty will join us at the festival. Mocha Beauty is not just a product that only enhances your natural beauty, but it is also created with vegan ingredients and vitamin E oils.
Lilla Rose Hair Accessories
Lilla Rose Hair Accessories will be at the festival this year, selling beautiful hair clips, sticks, and hair pins.
Worx Essentials CBD
Worx Esentials CBD will have premium CBD/hemp products to enhance all aspects of life for sale at the festival.
Quinton’s Quality Products
Quinton’s Quality Products at Truitt Farm creates artisanal hot sauces: from seed to sauce. They grow all the chili peppers, onions, garlic, heirloom tomatoes and more that go into the sauces in our straw bale organic garden on the family farm outside Snow Hill, MD.
Brienne Bath & Beauty
Brienne Bath and Beauty will bring handcrafted goats milk soaps, sugar scrubs, body butters and more to the festival.
Passanante’s Home Food Services
Passante’s Home Food Services is a home food delivery service specializing in all natural and organic food.
Sweet Addiction is a cottage food bakery in Ocean Pines, MD who specialize in transforming classic desserts and treats into delicious cupcakes.
The Crafty Crabs
The Crafty Crabs specialize in handmade jewelry, accessories, and gifts.
Divine Planet Studio
Divine Planet Studio make jewelry using imagery, gemstones, and crystal beads. Some images are based on natural elements, such as the nautilus, leaves, and feathers.
Whether you’re in search of a souvenir that encapsulates the spirit of Ocean City and craft beer or you’re simply looking to support local businesses and artisans, the vendors at OCtoberfest Craft Beer Festival have it all. Their passion, creativity, and commitment to quality make them an integral part of the festival experience. So, when you attend the festival October 28th, make sure to explore these vendors, and you’ll discover a world of treasures that go far beyond beer.
Tickets are on sale now at https://www.shorecraftbeerfest.com/octoberfest.html