OCEAN CITY – The annual Audi/VW event will come to the Ocean City area in early October this year, appealing to the Town of Ocean City’s request to separate the occasion from the resort’s famous Sunfest. However, the announcement of the event’s official date change came with a stern message.
Over the weekend, H2O International (H2Oi) announced via social media it will be taking place the weekend of Oct. 3-4.
According to H2Oi organizer Jay Shoup, the event will annually take place the weekend following Ocean City’s own annual event, Sunfest, which will take place Sept. 24-27, 2015. H2Oi will also come the weekend prior to the annual Ocean City-sanctioned event, Endless Summer Cruisin’, which will occur Oct. 7-11, 2015.
H2Oi took place September 27-28 last year. That was the weekend after Sunfest last year. The event is a two-day VW/Audi rally that is held at Fort Whaley outside of Ocean City where, according to Shoup, on average 800 to 1,000 cars register to be shown. However, the unsanctioned event with Ocean City draws thousands of spectators to the resort where cars and spectators gather in commercial parking lots and along Coastal Highway.