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Where can I get a list of vendors that were at the 2016 Sunfest?
Submitted by Kris H, Glen Rock Pennsylvania on September 27, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 27, 2016

No vendor list is published online, but you can try contacting the Special Events Group. They run Sunfest and coordinate vendors and may be able to give you a list. You can reach them at 410.250.0125.

How crowded is Ocean City during Thanksgiving week?
Submitted by Peggy J, Forest Hill Maryland on September 27, 2016
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 27, 2016

There is a pleasant number of people in town.  The town seems alive but not crowded.  We always head down the day after Thanksgiving to enjoy great shopping and usually nice weather.

Are there any places or businesses that offer whale watching tours?
Submitted by Rhonda P, Norristown Pennsylvania on September 26, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 26, 2016

There are no tours specifically aimed at whale watching, but during the summer season both the OC Rocket and the Sea Rocket routinely see dolphins on their trips. If there is a whale in their cruising area, they will head over to see it too.

How do I find a photo that was taken of me by the stage during the final performance of Sunfest?
Submitted by Deborah S, Shillington Pennsylvania on September 26, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 26, 2016

That's going to be tough unless you know who took it. I'd suggest starting with calling the town's Special Events Group at 410.250.0125 (they run Sunfest) to see if  they can help you. Note  that a lot of freelance photographer's cover these event's, so it may be difficult to track down the photo you are looking for.

Are the city buses equipped for the handicapped? Can they handle wheelchairs and scooters?
Submitted by Jim B, SALISBURY Maryland on September 22, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: September 22, 2016

Yes they are. All Ocean City buses are handicap accessible. If a vehicle lift/ramp and securement area can accommodate a mobility device Ocean City Transportation will transport the device (and user).  Standard fare is $3 to ride all day, and exact change is required, however senior citizens and disabled persons pay half fare. 

Ocean City also offers Para Transit service.  Ocean City Transportation offers Origin-to-Destination service to disabled residents and visitors. This service is available during the same operating days and hours as our fixed-route Coastal Highway bus service. Fare is $3 Ride-All-Day. All trip reservations must be made by 10:00 p.m. the day prior. Eligible patrons may call the Dispatch Office at 410-723-1606 to make a reservation for the Para-transit van 365 days a year. All Ocean City buses are handicap accessible. If a vehicle lift/ramp and securement area can accomodate a mobility device Ocean City Transportation will transport the device (and user). Our staff of well-trained drivers offers our patrons a safe ride to their destinations. We can even deliver you to the front entrance of most special events. We can also connect you with our neighboring transit systems: Delaware Area Transit (DART) at the North end of Town and Shore Transit.

If you are ADA certified and have an card from another agency, you are already eligible to use our ADA Services. Residents and Visitors that do not have a certified ADA card may use this service for up to 21 days in a 365 day period without obtaining certification. Please call 410-723-1606 to receive additional information on our eligibility certification process. You may also call this number to share related concerns or file a specific complaint.

 

Is there a dog crate rental service?
Submitted by Donna K, Wildwood New Jersey on September 19, 2016
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 19, 2016

Not that I know of and PMI does not rent them, I called.  You could try the Dogtel Hotel at (410) 213-8188, they may have some ideas or rent you one.  They have a wonderful facility.

Hi are there any Ocean City-based shops that sell sweatshirts online?
Submitted by mary w, baltimore Maryland on September 15, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 15, 2016

Yes, there are several places sell sweatshirts online. Checkout T-Shirt Factory, K-Coast Surf Shop, Seacrets, Hooties, M.R. Ducks, Purple Moose, and the White Marlin Open shop.

Is there bus transportation from Convention Center to Sunfest. If so, what are costs?
Submitted by Paul S, Ellicott City Maryland on September 14, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: September 14, 2016

The Sunfest Express offers direct service for festival attendees traveling from the Roland E. Powell Convention Center to the Inlet Parking Lot. This is a non-stop express route that takes you directly to the Sunfest grounds for only $3 all day. Parking is free at the Convention Center south lot. Shuttles departs the lot every 30 minutes from 9:00 a.m. until 30 minutes following the end of the evening’s last concert, Thursday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

I'm looking to acquire brochures, pamphlets and other information about Ocean City as a whole to pass out to veterans in my area. Where can I get this in bulk? 
Submitted by Phillip G, Severna Park Maryland on September 14, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: September 14, 2016

My best advice is to contact the Ocean City, MD Department of Tourism Visitor Center at 1-800-626-2326.  Also, if you go to the Convention Center on 40th St.  you'll find tons of information in pamphlets, flyers, and newspapers for free.  If you have any questions, there are always friendly volunteers on hand to help you find just what you need. 

I'm looking for parking for my pickup truck and motorcycle trailer for Sept. 15-18 near the Grand Hotel and Spa on Baltimore St. What are some good options? 
Submitted by Kelly H, York Haven Pennsylvania on September 14, 2016
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 14, 2016

Your only options are the public lot on 100th Street or a private lot in town.  There just are no better options since the new ordinance was passed.  Some hotels may rent you a space, so i would ask them first.  To me, anything under $10 a day is a good deal.