oc jeep week

Calling all Jeep owners, Jeep lovers or anyone who is just looking to have some serious fun… OC Jeep Week is almost upon us and we can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about!

We sat down with Ali Virden, who handles Live Wire Media’s Social Media and Public Relations, to discuss all things Jeep and what makes the event so popular, successful and fun. Ocean City Jeep Week goes from Thursday, August 21st until Sunday, August 24th. It’s a premiere Jeep event on the East Coast that features tons of activities for Jeep lovers, including a Jeep Jam and a Jeep Beach Crawl. “Prepare for Coastal Highway to look like the shoreline version of M.A.S.H. while hundreds of Jeeps and thousands of their fans head to OC for Live Wire Media, C.C. Customs and The Commander Hotel’s popular Jeep event,”said Virden.

“The most popular event is the Jeep Jam,” said Virden. “It will take place from 10AM until 4:40PM, with an afterparty at the location from 5PM until 11PM.” Live Wire Media also told us that they have several new events that have been added this year. One of those is the Jeep Headquarters, which is located at the Ocean City Convention Center and will feature obstacle courses and vendors with huge discounts and giveaways. This year’s event will also feature a massive display of military Jeep’s along with a 2nd Beach Crawl that was added to the lineup due to popularity, although both are sold out.

“Right now, over 700 Jeeps are registered but those interested can sign up all the way until August 21st so we are expecting a couple hundred more to be involved,” said Virden. “There are a ton of spectators, too many to count!”

According to Virden, the Jeep Jam is one of the most exciting parts of the weekend, “we will have live music, Showell Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring with beer and food, we will have a kids station set up with face paint and mini obstacle courses… it’s a family fun event.”

Ocean City Jeep Week starts out with the Jeep Week Welcome Party on Thursday, August 21st from 6PM-10PM at Seacrets on 49th Street where they will have light appetizers, drink specials, live music and raffles… there will also be hand selected Jeeps on display in the parking lot and in the bars. Friday morning starts the real fun stuff- bright and early at 7AM 250 Jeeps will begin on the beach at 41st Street and ride down to the inlet and then to the Ocean City Convention Center to kick off the Headquarter Event.  The newest addition to the weekend takes place at the Convention Center right after the Jeep Beach Crawl at 10AM and goes all the way until 5PM, where they offer giveaways and man-made obstacle courses.

The fun doesn’t stop there though… at 6PM head to Hoopers in West Ocean City and for just $40 per adult and $15 per child indulge in all-you-can-eat crabs, shrimp, corn, cheeseburgers, pulled pork, hot dogs, potato chips, a  limited amount of crabcakes, soda and draft beer. There will be live acoustic entertainment along with raffle items and door prizes.

Saturday morning is another Beach Crawl and a Scavenger Hunt that Jeep fans especially look forward to. “A bunch of local businesses contribute and it’s a fun way to get all involved to go to our biggest event of the weekend, Jeep Jam!,” said Virden.

The Jeep Jam starts at 10AM and is located at the Old Tyson’s Plant, southwest side of the Route 50 & 113 Intersection in Berlin. This event offers registered Jeeps large obstacle courses, trail rides and mud pits. “They are set up in different levels so if you’re a more experienced rider, we have rocks and crushed cars you can ride over,” said Virden. “The landscape is beautiful with a large lake in the background, it’s fun for everyone.”

After a long day of cornhole, horseshoes and Jeep watching, stay put and enjoy food and beer from Showell Volunteer Fire Department along with entertainment from local favorites Blake Haley from 5-7PM and Johnny Bling from 7-9PM.

Finally, to round out the event, on Sunday morning there will be a sendoff at the Convention Center for another go round at the Obstacle Course with coffee and light refreshments at 9AM.

Also, two major giveaways are:

– Those who are registered by August 1st for the 2014 Ocean City Jeep Week were automatically entered into a drawing to win a brand new 4″ Lift, Tires and Rims worth $5000.00! A professional team of installers will do the install at Jeep Week HQ in a couple hours on Friday.

-The Jeep club with the most registered Jeeps will win a Titan 6,000 lb. Mid Rise Scissor Lift!

The spectator tickets can be purchased here or at the gates for Jeep Jam:


Phew!! That’s a lot of fun packed into just a few days. Stay tuned for photos and event updates on our FB page! See you all there!