The Story Behind Fisher’s Popcorn~ An Ocean City Favorite Since 1937

June 26, 2019

Fran Lane

Mmm…sweet, savory goodness!  Everyone seems to love Fisher’s Popcorn. How did it become such a favorite for Ocean City tourists? Check out the story behind this Maryland classic:

In 1937, Everett Fisher and his wife’s cousin Edmund Pusey opened Pixton’s Popcorn on the Boardwalk at Talbot Street in Ocean City, Maryland.  “Pixton” was Edmund’s wife’s maiden name. Everett handled the day to day operation of the popcorn stand. 

When Edmund decided to leave the business, Everett Fisher continued on using his own name and his secret recipe for his delicious caramel popcorn. His son Donald worked by his side. It was Donald who kept the business going when his father served in the military during WWII.

In the 1950’s, Donald  and his wife started a family and continued to run the family business on the Boardwalk. During the 1980’s, the Fisher Popcorn business began to expand with locations opening along the Delaware beaches still using the family recipe.

Today, not only can you find Fisher’s Popcorn up and down the Delmarva beaches, but you can also find it here in the Baltimore area – in convenience stores, specialty shops and grocery stores. It’s the flavor of Ocean City in Charm City, hon!