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Archive for August, 2012

Plop Contest, Gospel Show, Hairspray, Race, Highlight Weekend

As usual, the summer has whizzed by. As usual, there will be plenty to do at America’s Greatest Family Resort all through the beautiful fall season. (Aug. 31) The Labor Day Weekend kicks off with the King and Queen of Plop Contest, aka Miss Fall and Mr. Fall Guy, on Friday, 11 a.m. at the 9th St. Beach opposite the Music Pier. Competitors are requested to demonstrate their best plop or fall in slow motion as a way of welcoming the new season to Ocean City. Entry in the contest is free and is open to all age groups. Prizes will be awarded and all contestants will receive a Right Proper Plopper Participation Certificate. In addition, we will have celebrity ploppers who will not be eligible for prizes but are participating to increase... Read More

King and Queen of Plop to Welcome Fall Season, Aug. 31

Ocean City has an unusual way of welcoming the fall season. Four years ago, we initiated the Mr. Fall Gal and Mr. Fall Guy contest also known as the King and Queen of Plop competition. The event will be held on Fri., Aug, 31 at 11 a.m. on the 9th Street Beach opposite the Music Pier. Contestants are asked to greet the fall season, always a lovely time of year, by falling dramatically (and in slow motion) to the sand. Those performing the most dramatic renditions will be crowned the King and Queen of Plop. After the winners are announced, all contestants will hold hands and perform a mass plopping, as a goodwill, no sore loser gesture. Contestants may register starting 10:30 a.m. at the 9th St. Beach. Entry is free and... Read More

Weird Week Continues, Little Miss on Friday, Little Feat on Mon.

Ocean City’s unique, WEIRD CONTEST WEEK, “Wacky But Not Tacky” continues through Friday. On Wed., Aug. 15, it’s That The Way the Cookie Crumbles,” starting 11 a.m. at the Pavilion of the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Contestants are asked to sculpt something meaningful out of giant cookie produced by Ward’s Bakery. On Thurs., Aug. 16 it’s Clip Art, produce a work of art from paper clips PLUS the Wiggle Your Ears Contest PLUS, we will present the IMMY Award to Ocean City for Imagination to Doug Jewell of Air Circus. Last year’s winner, Jerry Lukas will be on hand to demonstrate cartooning. The grand event concludes on Fri., Aug. 17 with Little Miss Chaos and Little Mr. Chaos, children from 3 to 5 bang on pots and pans and... Read More

Baby Parade Thursday, Weird Contest Week Next

Ocean City’s 103rd Annual BABY PARADE, the longest consecutively run in the nation, is set for Thurs., Aug. 9th. The colorful event begins at 10:15 a.m. Parade route is from 6th to 12th Sts. on the Boardwalk. Grand Marshals of this year’s Parade are Fred and Susan Miller, authors of popular Ocean City history books. The parade competition is open to children from infants to 10 years of age. They parade down the boardwalk in decorated go carts, coaches, express wagons and small floats featuring imaginative themes that range from nursery rhymes to Philly sports teams. The Ocean City Baby Parade was founded by Leo Bamberger, one of the organizers of Labor Day. It is now directed by Susan Canale, who heads a committee of 40 volunteers. Musical groups scheduled include... Read More

Miss Crustacean’s in Town, Baby Parade, Pamper Scamper Next

For 39 years the MISS CRUSTACEAN Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant has attracted hundreds of curvaceous crustaceans and their best friends. On Aug. 1, America’s most glamorous Crabettes will congregate at 1 p.m. on the 6th Street Beach to compete for the “Coveted Cucumber Rind Cup,” symbol of Crustacean Comeliness. A cucumber represents a year’s supply of groceries for a hermit crab if supplemented with tree bark, pizza crust and a dash of swamp water. In addition to the coveted cup, the victor gets to waddle down a flower bedecked runway as adoring throngs sing the Pageant’s theme song, “Here It Comes, Miss Crustacean.” The new Miss Crustacean follows in the footsteps of such legends as Crabunzel, Taxi Crab, Crabopatra and Crabahontis. The Pageant is followed by the rollicking Hermit Crab Races with about 150... Read More