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Where and when do the horses leave Assateague Island for the Pony Penning?
Submitted by Michelle E, Hooversville Pennsylvania on July 24, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 24, 2018

The penning for the Assateague ponies was held this past weekend.   The Chincoteague ponies will do the swim this Wednesday at 8 a.m.  You can find all of the information here http://www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html

Is it too late to sign-up to be a vendor for Sunfest? Are there going to be any craft fairs throughout the Fall at the Convention Center?
Submitted by Nancy L, pasadena Maryland on July 23, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 24, 2018

It is too late for SunFest, but you can call Parks and Rec for details on other craft fairs.  Call 410-250-0125.

Am I able to catch a cab from Ocean City to St. Michael's?
Submitted by Lillian M, Hawley Pennsylvania on July 23, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 25, 2018

Sure, but it won't be cheap. It is about 90 miles form OC to Saint Michaels. You might be better of renting a car or trying to negotiate a rate.

There are several taxi cab companies in Ocean City, Here are a few of them with links and phone numbers:

Taxi Taxi - 410.289.8989

OC Yellow Taxi - 443.523.0800

Century Taxi & Limo - 410.524.8888

Hi there. Can you bring your own umbrella to the beach?
Submitted by lynette p, Kansas City Missouri on July 23, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 25, 2018

Yes, you can bring your own umbrella. Just be sure to plant it firmly so it won't blow out of the ground and west of the line of lifeguard stands so you don't block the guard's view

Can I bring a canopy to the beach?
Submitted by Kevin Casterline c, McSherrystown Pennsylvania on July 23, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 23, 2018

Canopies are permitted for now in Ocean City, but not in Bethany or Rehoboth.  If you bring one, you cannot put it up at waters edge. It must be at least 15 feet behind the lifeguard chairs so that their view isn't blocked.  And they must be anchored securely by burying the legs deep in the sand, held down with sandbags tied to the canopy, or with long steel stakes driven in the sand.  Those little stakes that come with the canopy won't hold them and if a gust of wind takes your canopy and hurts someone, you will be responsible.  Have fun in OC. 

What is the weather looking like around July 26th? 
Submitted by Nancy P, East Setauket New York on July 23, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 25, 2018

Sorry, it looks like it might rain, but weather forecasts in OC are notoriously incorrect, so keep your fingers crossed for sun!

How much (approximately) will the tolls be from Pittsburgh, PA to OCMD? 
Submitted by David T, WEST MIFFLIN Pennsylvania on July 23, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 25, 2018

It depends where you are leaving from in the Pittsburgh area, but here is an approximation from downtown Pittsburgh and getting on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) from I-376 in Monroeville.

I'll assume you are in a regular passenger car and that you are taking I-76 to I-70 to I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to I-97 to US Route 50 East (to OC).

You have two tolls on the way to OC:

On the PA Turnpike you have a $15.80 toll if using cash or $11.23 if using E-Z Pass.

On Route 50 east you have a $4 on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, but it only applies on the way to OC.

If you are paying cash your eastbound toll cost is $19.80 ($15.23 with E-ZPass) and your westbound toll cost is $15.80 ($11.23 with E-ZPass).

What number street should we look for as we go toward Plim Plaza so we don't go past it? Thanks! 
Submitted by Nancy W, La Plata Maryland on July 23, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 25, 2018

The Plim Plaza is at the east end of the south side of 2nd Street.

When do the restaurants and stores typically close for the season?
Submitted by Richard L, Parkville Maryland on July 23, 2018
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 23, 2018

Hey Richard, many of the restaurants and stores stay open year round. it really depends usually after Labor Day some go to a Fall schedule so it all depends on what you're looking for. i'd come and check it out and see. 

Hi! I'm interested in finding a job to work at one of the umbrella rental stands in OCMD, but I can't find a lot of information about them. If you could help me, that would be great!
Submitted by Katie S, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on July 23, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 25, 2018

You can reach 85 and Sunny at 410.713.9220