Change of season, now time to enjoy ourselves
Late September not only brings a change of season with more moderate temperatures, but it’s also a time of year that locals look forward to, as the huge crowds and resulting traffic jams dissipate. For those who live here year-round or own businesses, it’s a time to relax a bit now that family, friends and resort visitors have gone back to their everyday lives.
Save for the occasional hurricane, the fall season is best enjoyed outdoors and as Ocean City marks the end of the high season at the beach with Sunfest, towns throughout the region also are gearing up for festival season. This weekend kicks it off with the annual Fiddler’s Convention in Berlin, a two-day festival of music and competition for bluegrass enthusiasts.
On the heels of this comes several car cruising events, followed by Octoberfest celebrations, Halloween festivities, wine festivals and a celebration of the arts for many communities. Not to be overlooked is that this time of year is made for golf, not to mention a few last fishing tournaments and a host of creative fundraising events for area charities.
Fall also brings the opportunity for locals to enjoy leisurely dining in area restaurants, antiquing and casually strolling throughout stores in search of those unique items that can only be found in the variety of small shops the area has to offer. So while it seems that things quiet down a bit, it’s actually the best time to enjoy living life on the shore.