Ocean City Today

O.C. Brew Fest quietly canceled

MASIV Events pulls festival set for April 29 because of unexpected ownership chg.
By Katie Tabeling | Apr 06, 2017
Courtesy of: MASIV website

(April 7, 2017) The inaugural O.C. Brew Fest, which was scheduled for April 29, has been quietly canceled.

MASIV Events & Festivals, the promotional company that organized the beer event, announced the cancellation three weeks ago on Facebook. Its website’s main page still advertised the O.C. Brew Fest after the cancellation.

But when visitors attempted to buy tickets, they were redirected to a page that had a message about the cancellation.

“Sorry for any inconvenience folks, due to unforeseen circumstances the O.C. Brew Fest has been cancelled,” the site reads. “There are plans to reschedule to a later date so stay tuned for updates!”

MASIV representatives were unable to comment as of press time. The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, an event sponsor, had repeatedly asked the promotional company for a statement detailing the circumstances of the beer festival’s cancellation.

“The chamber was recently informed that MASIV had an unexpected change in ownership, and unfortunately, they were unable to execute the event,” Ocean City Chamber Executive Director Melanie Pursel said. “We feel that this was going to be a great event for Ocean City and hope to see another promoter come to the town with a similar event for the Spring of 2018.”

O.C. Brew Fest, which was set for noon to 8 p.m. in the inlet parking lot, was also supposed to held in conjunction with the Island to Island Half-Marathon on the same day.

Runners that would race from Assateague Island to the inlet lot that morning and would have been welcomed into the festival for beers.

The Island to Island Half-Marathon is still on for April 29. Participants can pick up their race packet at the inlet lot and take a bus to Assateague Island starting at 5:15 a.m.

The race starts at 7 a.m., and a post-race party will be held at the inlet lot afterwards.

For more information on the marathon, go to www.octrirunning.com.


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