ACT’s Paddlemania Event In West OC Offers Fun For All Ages

BERLIN — On Saturday, Oct. 18, Assateague Coastal Trust will hold its 2nd Annual ACToberfest Paddlemania! at Castaways RV Resort and Campground in West Ocean City.

The event is a celebration of local waterways and features live music, local food, paddling events and demonstrations, children’s activities and much more.

The Paddlemania portion of the event will feature a variety of guided paddling excursions, including daytime forays from Castaways and Assateague Island to observe the Coastal Bays’ natural wonders and wildlife and an evening jaunt aboard a glowing paddleboard. Paddlers may also bring their own board or kayak for self-guided excursions from the beach at Castaways throughout the day.

Family-friendly fun will be provided by ACT’s Coast Kids program, including nature-inspired games, crafts and displays for the next generation of environmental stewards.

The evening festivities will feature a sumptuous “locavore” dinner buffet highlighted by pasture raised chickens and organic vegetables from local farms as well as locally harvested crabs and clams. Local beer will also be on tap and specialty featured mixed drinks will be available at Castaways Beach Tiki Bar.

Revelers will be able to work off some of the delicious calories by dancing to the bayside beat of Lovin’ Cup while enjoying luscious libations from the bar or warming by the beach bonfire.

For those baseball games, should the Orioles still be in the playoffs, game seven will be streamed live so fans need not to worry.

Tickets for the local food feast and all Castaways-based activities are $30 for adults, $10 for children ages 5-13, and free for kids under 5 years old.  Tickets for the Assateague Island based guided paddling excursion courtesy of SuperFun Eco Tours is only $35 (regularly $50).

For those who want to extend their fun without fretting about the drive home, Castaways will be offering special discounted rates on cabins and tent sites for ACTOberfest patrons.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ACT on the web at or call 410-629-1538.