Sunfest Take 2

Ocean City Travel Blog

 › entry 14 of 28 › view all entries
Ocean City beach

Susan and I had enjoyed our visit to Ocean City, Maryland, and the Sunfest craft show one year before.  We decided to do it again this year! But, we'd make an early weekend out of it rather than at the end of a road trip.  So, we were off on a Thursday morning, this time heading straight for Ocean City. The route took us up the Capital Beltway to US Highway 50 in the direction of Annapolis and then over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the Eastern Shore. Making excellent time, we stopped around 10:30 a.m. for coffee at a Panera Bread in Easton, MD.

We arrived in Ocean City and checked in again to the Holiday Inn at 17th Street.

Sightseeng boat
It was now after one o'clock and time for lunch. Susan had researched restaurants on Ocean City and had new ones for us to try. Of course, the first item would be a Crab Cake Sandwich. That we found at Crab Cake Factory. Next, it was off to the Boardwalk for a walk along the beach down to Sunfest. Thursday was the first day of the four-day Sunfest marking the end of the season. It was sunny and warm for the end of September, but very breezy! Great weather for the many kite fliers along the beach.

Sunfest was in place at the south end of the Boardwalk. There were two large Arts and Craft tents with crafters showing their clothing, jewelry, sculptures, artwork, suncatchers, and other hand-made items ranging from clocks to windchimes. Outside, artists and artisans were demonstrating their work. We liked the woodworker and the kitchen utensils he was making. A 50s pop-rock band was playing the entertainment tent. As this was the first day and not yet the weekend, crowds were down.

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Ocean City beach
Ocean City beach
Sightseeng boat
Sightseeng boat
Kites in the ocean breeze
Kites in the ocean breeze
Kites over the beach
Kites over the beach
Ocean Gallery
Ocean Gallery
Ocean Gallery
Ocean Gallery
Ocean Gallery
Ocean Gallery
Sunfest 2010
Sunfest 2010
Sunfest
Sunfest
Information booth
Information booth
One of the Arts and Crafts exhibit…
One of the Arts and Crafts exhibi…
Demonstrating Artists tent
Demonstrating Artists tent
Entertainers at Sunfest
Entertainers at Sunfest
Sunfest entrance
Sunfest entrance
Shark at Ripleys on the Boardwalk
Shark at Ripley's on the Boardwalk
Dumsers Dairyland on the Boardwalk
Dumser's Dairyland on the Boardwalk
Ocean City fishing pier
Ocean City fishing pier
Sand sculpture
Sand sculpture
Sand Sculpture
Sand Sculpture
Ocean City beach from the Holiday …
Ocean City beach from the Holiday…
Moonrise over the Atlantic
Moonrise over the Atlantic
Moon over Ocean City
Moon over Ocean City
Ocean City Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
The Original Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grille
We'd heard good things about The Green Turtle and selected it for dinner on Thursday night. True to its description, the Green Turtle is a sports … read entire review
Ocean City Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Lump Crabcake at the Crabcake Factory
Arriving in Ocean City, Maryland, around lunch time, Susan and I were eager for Maryland crabcake on the Eastern Shore. We tried Crabcake Factory USA … read entire review
Ocean City
photo by: Andy99