first_imgWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12Farmers Market (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.): On the Ocean City Tabernacle Grounds (Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue) every Wednesday, produce vendors as well as crafters will also gather to display their goods.Weird Contest Week — Cookie Art and Ear Wiggling: It’s “That’s the Way The Cookie Crumbles.” Transform a giant cookie into a work of art. There also will be an ear-wiggling contest. Free to enter or watch. 11 a.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier.‘Shrek The Musical’: A fully staged production by the Ocean City Pops and Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. This Tony Award-winning tale brings all of the beloved characters from the film to life on stage. At Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Sponsored by Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Tickets Adults $25, Children (12 and under) $20. Call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. THURSDAY, AUGUST 13Market Days (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.): On downtown Asbury Avenue (6th to 11th streets), entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptors.Weird Contest Week — Paper Clip Sculpting: Contestants sculpt paper clips, which have resulted in such past entries as the Brooklyn Bridge. Free to enter or watch. 11 a.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier.Baby Parade: The 106th edition is set for Thursday, starting 5:30 p.m. The route is 6th to 12th St. on the Boardwalk. It is the longest continuously running Baby Parade in the world. Entries are being taken the day of the Parade from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk. The Parade is open to children from infants to ten years of age. You will see colorful entries in Kiddie Cars, Coaches, Strollers, Express wagons and floats. Registration is $5 per child. Prizes are awarded and all entrants receive a memento for participating in the parade. There will be music by the Pitman Hobo Band, Atlantic City Fire Department Bagpipers, Ed Coles Dixieland Band and Michael Hartman’s Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. Grand Marshal will be Nicole Brewer of CBS-3TV. For information, call (609) 399-6111. Read moreFamily Nights (7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.): On the Ocean City Boardwalk (6th to 14th streets), musical and family entertainment at different blocks on the boardwalk sponsored by: Old Salt, Playland Castaway Cove, Johnson’s Popcorn, Haunted Golf and Congo Falls‘Shrek The Musical’: A fully staged production by the Ocean City Pops and Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. This Tony Award-winning tale brings all of the beloved characters from the film to life on stage. At Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Sponsored by Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Tickets Adults $25, Children (12 and under) $20. Call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. TUESDAY, AUGUST 11Funtastic Tuesdays (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.): On downtown Asbury Avenue (6th to 11th streets), entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptors.Weird Contest Week — French Fry Sculpting: This category has featured such entries as Elvis, a bouquet of flowers, and a map of the State of New Jersey. The fries are donated by the Promenade Food Court. Free to enter or watch. 11 a.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier.Mummers Night  (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.): On the Ocean City Boardwalk (6th to 14th streets), sponsored by Shrivers, Surf Mall, Shirt Shack and Ocean Paradise.‘Shrek The Musical’: A fully staged production by the Ocean City Pops and Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. This Tony Award-winning tale brings all of the beloved characters from the film to life on stage. At Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School, 6th and Atlantic Ave. Sponsored by Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Tickets Adults $25, Children (12 and under) $20. Call (609) 399-6111 or (609) 525-9248 or visit www.ocnj.us/boxoffice. The annual Pamper Scamper in Ocean City, NJ, takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. on the beach at Sixth Street.Ocean City will host its annual Pamper Scamper at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning (August 11) on the beach at Sixth Street.UPDATE: Due to rain, the Pamper Scamper has been postponed until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (August 12) at Sixth Street Beach.For about four decades, the good-natured competition has challenged parents to leave their infant children in the center of a parachute spread out on the beach … and has challenged the infants to crawl back to the perimeter of the parachute and the welcoming arms of their parents.The event includes about heats of infants divided into three age categories: 9 months and younger, 9 months to 12 months, and 12 months to 15 months.The event is free to watch or to enter.The Pamper Scamper is a prelude to Ocean City’s 106th annual Baby Parade, which takes place 5:30 p..m. Thursday (Aug. 13) on the Boardwalk between Sixth and 12th streets.The Pamper Scamper falls at the beginning of a busy week for special events in Ocean City, including: FRIDAY, AUGUST 14Weird Contest Week — Little Miss and Mister Chaos and Talent Show: Sculpting is abandoned for creative performance. Little Miss and Little Mister Chaos requires children from three to five years of age to make as much noise as possible pounding on pots and pans. They are accompanied by the music of Dire Straits. The Contest concludes on Friday with the Miss and Mr. Miscellaneous talent pageants. This is for all those who have always wanted to perform in a talent show but somehow missed the bus or got delayed at a Rugby Game. Free to enter or watch. 11 a.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier.LITTLE MISS OCEAN CITY PAGEANT: At Music Pier, 7 p.m. featuring reigning Little Miss, Hope Aita, who has been an outstanding representative of the City at many special events. Pageant is for girls 8 to 11. Must live in or attend Ocean City Schools or be a property owner in Ocean City (parent). Tickets are $10, available at the Music Pier Box Office, City Hall Welcome Center or call (609) 399-6111 or www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.last_img read more