If dressing up boats all flashy and fly, plunging in the ocean in business suits, and having a one-of-a-kind hermit crab beauty pageant isn’t weird enough, beginning on Monday, Aug. 11, Ocean City, N.J. honors its oddness all week long during its very own “Weird Week.” Break out of your shy shell and partake in these quirky, sticky events, all starting at 11 a.m. in the porch area of the Ocean City Music Pier. You don’t need your wallet for this one, all events are free.
Kicking off the week on Monday, Aug. 11 is a boardwalk must have: salt water taffy. Yet these sticky candies won’t be eaten, they’re getting a makeover as contestants are encouraged to create a sugary sculpture of imagination.
French fries turned into a unicorn? In ordinary circumstances it might be absurd, but not during French Fry Sculpting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, as contestants give a burger’s best friend a face-lift while participants mold and mush the fried potatoes into artful creations.
If the last two days of sculpting wasn’t enough for your crafty hands, get ready to smash, mush, and chew on giant cookies during That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles on Wednesday, Aug. 13. After the chocolaty mess is made, another contest at the Ocean City Music Pier is held entitled: Ears Looking at You, which invites talented ears to wiggle their way to victory during this little talent show.