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The King and Queen of Plop Contest, also know as the Fall Guy and Fall Gal Competition, will be held on the 9th Street Beach just south of the Music Pier on Friday, August 31 starting at 11 a.m.

Competitors are requested to demonstrate their best plop or Fall as a way of welcoming the new season to Ocean City. The event is scheduled for the beginning of the Labor Day

Weekend to obtain publicity for Ocean City at a key time. It is also an opportunity to draw attention to your business from the crowds on the beach and boardwalk.

Already lined up to participate is Jerry Lukas (the falling cartoonist) who will do cartoons lying on his back; Ocean City’s dancing fish, young ladies dressed in fish costumes who will dance and then plop; Ken Thorpe and Company who will sail paper airplanes as we

watch them eventually fall; J.T. Williams, the plopping Santa Claus: Doug Jewell and his plopping pirates in a plopping duel; Suzanne Muldowney, aka Shelly the Mermaid who will dramatically sink to the sand; the Aquatic and Fitness Center All-Star Plopping Team; the costumed Martin Z. Mollusk, the Ocean City hermit crab that everyone falls for; Plus the real Martin Z. Mollusk Hermit Crab who will creep on the Beach and pose for photos with his costumed counterpart; Trash Buster, the City’s Canned Crusader, who will sing his theme song “ Stand by your Can” and then fall; the World’s Only Wind Chimes Band, that will play its latest selection “Twinkle, Twinkle, Falling Star”; Marcia Shallcross, the downtown Plopper, Miss Ocean City, Junior Miss Ocean City and Little Miss Ocean City who will remain dignified as they plop, Muscle Men from Ocean City Fitness who will flex, then fall and much more.

There will also be an array contestants from the general public who will compete.

We invite you, your business or your mascot to participate in this contest, get some extra exposure for your business, help the City get extra publicity and/or just have fun. And how about this? Everyone receives the 6th Annual Plop Certificate signifying that she or he shall be known from this time forward as a “Right Proper Plopper.”

If you’d like to be part of this event, contact Mark Soifer 609-525-9292 or cell 609-364-4010 or reply by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of just come to the Moorlyn Terrace beach on August 31 by 10:30 a.m. If you reply ahead of time we can include you in the advanced publicity.