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How do local bands register to play at Sunfest?
Submitted by Diane W, Middletown Delaware on October 3, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 3, 2017

You would need to contact the Recreation and Parks Department's Special Events Group. They run Sunfest (And Springfest) do all the entertainment planning.

You can reach them through their webpage or by calling 800.626.2326 or 410.250.0125.

If I got scopes photos taken over the summer, is there a way to order them online? 
Submitted by Kim N, Red Lion Pennsylvania on October 3, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 3, 2017

If you know specifically what pictures you want and the details of who the photographer was, when, and where they were taken (this should all be on the receipt you got when the photos were taken), you can fill out a request at the Telescope Photos website. The request form can be found here. Telescope photos does not offer a service where they post pictures for you to select what you want. You can also contact telescope photos at 410.289.0685 to see if they can help you.

Can you crab anywhere in OC or are there restricted areas? 
Submitted by Dennis C, Baltimore Maryland on October 3, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 3, 2017

You can crab in any from almost any public property or area of the coastal bays in MD. Any restricted areas will be marked (I don't know of any). Obviously you cannot crab or trespass on private property, docks, or piers. Some good places to crab are the bulkhead along the bay between 2nd and 4th Street along Chicago Avenue (you can also fish from here without a license), the 9th Street Pier, and the Pier at Northside Park (125th Street, you can also fish here without a license), and from the bulkhead behind the Convention Center at 40th Street. You can also crab from the pier at the Isle of Wight Recreation area between the two Route 90 bridges.

You do not need a license to crab, but in most places you do need one to fish if you are 16 or older. While you don't need a license, there are restrictions on how you can crab and the quantity and size of crabs recreational crabbers can keep. Find out more general information about crabbing regulations in MD here; you can find MD's specific requirements and regulations related to crabbing in the Atlantic Ocean and Coastal Bays here.

Is there a book of businesses and shops in Ocean City? If so, is it available for purchase, or where can I find it? Thanks! 
Submitted by Ronda S, Conestoga Pennsylvania on September 29, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 30, 2017

Hey Ronda, i'm not sure if there is a book for sale however, you can check out the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. Here's the website: http://chamber.oceancity.org/list with the business directory. You should be able to find what you're looking for there.

I'm looking for trivia in Ocean City -- particularly on Thursdays. Recommendations welcome. Thanks, Insiders! 
Submitted by Darrin C, Denver Colorado on September 28, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 2, 2017

On Monday nights Hooked (410.723.4665) at 80th Street does a trivia night (with Monday night football).It looks like The Cove at Mumford's Landing in Ocean Pines (the former Yacht club) also hold trivia on Monday nights. Call them to see if it is going on the day you want to go, 410.641.7501

In-season, Macky's sometimes holds periodic trivia nights.

Does the webcame still rotate on the boardwalk to show the ocean? 
Submitted by J S, Balt Maryland on September 28, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 2, 2017

There are tons of web cams in Ocean City. Some can be controlled, some cannot. Here are some good ones to see the ocean:

Castle in the Sand at 37th Street has a couple of web cams, one is pointed directly at the ocean

The Spinnaker at 18th Street has a cam with a great beach and ocean view

Princess Royale at 91st Street has a good cam with a view of the beach and ocean

The Grand Hotel at 21st Street has a cam with a great view of the beach, boardwalk, and ocean

OC Lifesaving Station cam - See the ocean at the inlet

Park Place webcam - Shows the boardwalk mostly, but you can see the beach and ocean too

Howard Johnson web cam on 12th Street overlooks the beach and ocean

The Harrison group has several good cams around town. You can control some of them

This site has links to many more cameras around town.

I'm planning a small wedding of about 15 people -- far below the normal amount of 50 required for most recommended venues. If we do a wedding on the beach, are there any places with handicap access? Are there any restaurants that you recommend will take a reservation for a wedding party of this size? Thanks! 
Submitted by Wendy B, Saint Louis Missouri on September 27, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 27, 2017

Many of these questions depend on when you are planning to do your wedding, but the answer to everything is that yes, these things are available.

For handicap beach access I'd recommend doing the ceremony in the area near the pier at the south end of town. There are walkways that extend about half way out on the beach that would accommodate wheelchairs. As another alternative, you could get access to a beach wheelchair. See this thread for more info on them.

Several restaurants can also help you. Many have small rooms or private areas. Here are a few I suggest contacting: Longboard Cafe (67th Street), Harrison's Harbor Watch (at the inlet), and Harpoon Hanna's (Route 54). All handle larger parties or have private areas that could accommodate you.

In regards to the Wine Festival, how many wineries will be in attendance, and what are the limitations on amount of tastings. Any additional information is greatly appreciated! 
Submitted by Maryann W, Camp hill Pennsylvania on September 27, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 27, 2017

I went to Winefest for many years, but have not been able to make it for the last few years. My experience was that there were about 40 wineries from all over the country (see a partial list here) and that you really got an unlimited number of tastings. While you get 5 or 10 tasting tickets on entry, I can never remember being asked to turn one in. Most tastings are free (included in the price of the admission ticket), but some wineries have a small fee for tasting some of their higher-end products.

Find out more about Winefest here.

Will the boardwalk tram be operating during the wine festival? 
Submitted by Carolyn B, Elizabethville Pennsylvania on September 27, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 27, 2017

No, the tram will not be running during Winefest. The tram is now done running for the season.

Are there any karaoke bars in Ocean City? 
Submitted by Debbie G, Wheaton Maryland on September 27, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 27, 2017

The Sandbar on 33rd Street has Karaoke several nights a week. You can call them at 410.289.1558 to get an exact schedule.