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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 10/29/11 - 10/30/11

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, don't forget to focus your lens on the First State and submit your images for the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest. For more information, please visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/photocontest/.

22nd Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler's Festival
October 28 - 30, 2011
Rehoboth Beach
Voted a Top 100 Event in North America for 2012 by the American Bus Association! Join the festivities with the Sea Witch Parade and Costume Contest. Plus, a Fiddlers Contest with prizes awarded in Banjo, Fiddle, and Bluegrass categories, the Sea Witch Cottage and Heritage Craft Shows at the Rehoboth Outlets and Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, and a Best Costumed Pet Contest for Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets. For more information, please visit http://www.beach-fun.com/Sea-Witch-Halloween-Fiddlers-Festival/ or call 302-227-2233.

Air Mobility Command Museum Exhibits and Displays
Ongoing
Discover the Air Mobility Command Museum-the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history! For more information on current exhibits and displays, please visit http://amcmuseum.org/exhibits_and_planes/ or call (302) 677-5938.

Hauntings in History Walking Tours - New Castle
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday till October 29, 2011
Tours begin 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
If you are brave enough to explore the darker side of New Castle's history, then join us for the only ghost tour that brings you inside one of the most haunted mansions of Old New Castle, plus a walking tour through darkened alleyways and streets where you will hear stories about hauntings and crimes and punishment.  Call to make reservations.  Group tours are available at alternate times.  Tours are held rain or shine and last approximately 75 minutes. For more information, please visit http://www.newcastlehistory.org/ or call 302-322-2794.

Frightland
Open most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through November 5, 2011
Haunted attractions and amusement rides. Frightland was selected as one of America's scariest Halloween attractions by the Travel Channel. For more information, please visit http://www.frightland.com/ or call 302-378-8267.

All Hallows Revenge
Friday, October 28, 2011
Opens at 6:30 p.m.
The East Coast's Scariest Haunted Attraction. All Hallows Revenge is open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, from September 23 - November 5. We're also open on Halloween! Located at 22518 Lewes Georgetown Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947 on the grounds of Sports at the Beach. For more information, please visit http://allhallowsrevenge.com/ or call 302-856-7400.

Glen Miller Orchestra at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Friday, October 28, 2011
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Today with its unique jazz sound, the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, is the most popular and sought after big band in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1502906&cobrand=doverdowns2.

Fall Photography Stroll at Mt. Cuba Center
October 29 - 30, 2011
Various times
The Mt. Cuba Center's gardens are one of the most beautiful places in Delaware, particularly during peak fall colors. See for yourself when you walk and photograph the grounds with Staff Photographer, Chris Starr. This long-time groundskeeper will answer all your photography questions and offer advice about taking that one-of-a-kind picture. The cost for this program is $20 per person. Please register in advance. For more information, please visit http://ecodelaware.com/event.php?id=114 or call (302) 239-4244. Plus, don't forget to submit your images to the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest, http://www.visitdelaware.com/photocontest/.

Walking Tour: Stories of The Green at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, October 29, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For 300 years, The Green has been the center of commerce, politics, and civic life in Dover. Guided walks through the historic district reveal the people and events that left their mark on Dover's history. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and begin at the John Bell House on The Green, every hour, beginning at 10 a.m. Last tour leaves at 3 p.m. For more information, please visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/first-state-heritage/index.asp or call (302) 739-9194.

Festival of Goblins at the Delaware Art Museum
Saturday, October 29
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Come in your most creative costume and go on a special trick-or-treat scavenger hunt at the Museum! Kids and their families will enjoy a variety of activities that include making boo-tiful art, listening to spooky stories, an enchanting luminary labyrinth walk, a fun photo booth, costume parade, and much more! Kids: $15, Adults: $40 4 Ticket Saver Package (any combination of kids and adults): $99 Members save 10% Purchase tickets online. For more information, please visit http://www.delart.org/home.html or call 302-351-8506.

23rd Annual Children's Fantasy Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, October 29, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Treat your kids and show off your costumes at the 23rd Annual Children's Fantasy Trail. Trick or treat for candy and toys with your favorite storybook characters on our jack o' lantern-lined trail. Enjoy entertainment such as singing, juggling, magic and more under the tent each evening. $5 per person, adults and children. For more information, please visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/cape-henlopen/index.asp.

Pea Patch Extended Paranormal Investigation
Saturday, October 29, 2011
9:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
For serious ghost hunters! Join the Delaware Ghost Hunters Inc. and park staff for an extended five-hour (including boat travel time) paranormal investigation, where you are a part of the investigative team.  Limited spots available for this special opportunity - call for details. For more information, please visit http://www.destateparks.com/ghost/index.asp or call 302-834-7941.

Halloween Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Sunday, October 30, 2011
12:30, 2:00 & 3:30 p.m.
Powered by one of our antique steam locomotives, children and families enjoy the sights of the Fall season on the Wilmington and Western Railroad while dressed in costumes for Halloween. For more information, please visit http://www.wwrr.com/events/halloween.aspx or call 302.998.1930.

For more event calendars visit:

http://visitdelaware.com/

http://visitdover.com/

http://visitsoutherndelaware.com/

http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/

http://www.destateparks.com/

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/

Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo/

 

posted on: Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 1:37 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Pop the Cork at the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

Savor the flavor of local craft brews and award-winning wines at the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival to be held on Sunday, October 23, 2011, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Pizzadili Vineyard and Winery in Felton! The second annual Delaware Wine and Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for travelers to experience a sampling from some of the locations featured on the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail.

Admission includes tastings, live music, local artisans, free winery tours, a keg tossing competition, and a corn hole tournament. The breweries and wineries participating in this year's Delaware Wine and Beer Festival are as follows:

16 Mile Brewing Company
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Fenwick Wine Cellars
Fordham Brewing Company
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Nassau Valley Vineyards
Pizzadili Vineyards & Winery
Stewarts Brewing Company
Twin Lakes Brewing Company
Unplugged & Uncorked - Sonata Wines

The Delaware Wine and Ale Trail established by the Delaware Tourism Office to promote Delaware's notable craft breweries and wineries is the premier sponsor of this event. Be sure to visit Booth #23 to learn more about the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail and to enter a prize drawing for a tabletop wine chiller!

We hope to see you at the festival! For more event information, admission prices, advance tickets, and directions, please visit: http://www.visitdover.com/winebeerfestival/.

 

posted on: Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 8:44 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Delaware Tourism Office Checks In on Foursquare

With over 10 million people worldwide exploring new places through Foursquare, the Delaware Tourism Office is checking in, interacting with visitors, and marketing destinations within the First State with a newly launched, custom-designed Foursquare page. It's easy to use this location-based social networking site! Simply create a Foursquare account, download the app, and search for the Delaware Tourism Office. Next, follow our page before or during your trip to view tips about Delaware attractions, restaurants, and hotels. Plus, after you've checked in, you will receive a notification of tips we've shared about nearby locations. Users can check off that they've completed our tips and can even add their own tips and photos for future reference by other Delaware visitors.

Still a little confused about Foursquare? Here is a great video about "How to Unlock Your World with Foursquare." So, whether you're a newbie, a super user, or the Mayor, join us in discovering Delaware one check-in at a time!

 

 

posted on: Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011 10:33 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Delaware Tourism Office Launches Photo Contest

The Delaware Tourism Office kicked off a photo contest open to all amateur and professional photographers from October 1, 2011, to February 17, 2012. Entrants are encouraged to submit Delaware scenic photos and photos of people enjoying sites and activities in the First State during the fall, winter, spring and summer seasons. A panel of judges will select the top finalist in each of the four (4) seasonal categories. The first place winner in each seasonal category will receive a $1,000 gift certificate for B&H Photo. A public voting process will determine a Grand Prize Winner who will receive a $2,500 cash prize. The winning photo will be published in Delaware Today® Magazine so focus your lens on Delaware and take a shot at winning the Grand Prize! To submit an image or view the photo contest guidelines, rules, terms and conditions, please click here.

 

posted on: Thursday, Oct 6, 2011 2:41 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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