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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 10/26/12 to 10/28/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend!  For fall foliage reports and trip ideas to enjoy the autumn season in Delaware, go to http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/fall-in-delaware.

23rd Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival
October 26 – 28, 2012
Join the festivities with the Sea Witch Parade and Costume Contest. Plus, a Fiddlers Contest and a best costumed pet contest. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eHPtK.

Autumn Visitor Days at Mount Cuba Center
October 26 – 27, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Discover the vibrant colors of the autumn season at the Mount Cuba Center in northern Delaware. There will be discovery stations, leaf rubbings and activity stations. For more information, call 302-239-4244.

Frightland
Open weekly in October from Friday - Sunday
Fridays and Saturdays 6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.; Sundays 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Frightland in northern Delaware, features eight terrifying haunted attractions, including houses, barns, hayrdies and a ghost town! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/endAK.

Screams at the Beach (Georgetown, DE)
October 26 - 27, 2012
7:00 p.m. – Midnight
The town of All Hallow is awaiting your arrival. Walk through enclosed haunted attractions, new-haunted trails, mazes and a terrifying hayride! This is a must see attraction for Halloween fans! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/endcb.

Bellevue Hall Ghost Tour
Friday, October 26, 2012
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Join us as we share personal stories of "ghostly" experiences at Bellevue Hall followed by a candlelit tour—if you dare! For those who remain . . . refreshments will be served. The fee for this program is $15 per person. Pre-register by calling (302) 761-6963 no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eHOxj.

Historic Haunts in Lewes
Friday, October 26, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Become a paranormal investigator for the evening in historic Lewes! In this 3 hour program, you will learn about ghosts and the tools used to explore paranormal activity, view first hand live data as it is being collected and go into our buildings to investigate for yourself. Reservations are now being accepted, please call 302-645-7670.

Sea Witch Skim and Surf Fest (Dewey Beach)
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Begins at 8:30 a.m.
As usual Alley Oop is getting in to the Halloween spirit with our annual skimboard contest where wearing your costume. This year they will run a contest for surfing (with heats) to compliment the skim portion (if conditions permit of course). For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eHPVp.

Hayrides and Seasonal Crafts at Hagley Museum
Saturday, October 27, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
On Saturdays in October, families can take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard. Visitors can see a gunpowder explosion, the roll mill in action, and working nineteenth-century machines. Children can try their hands at seasonal crafts, such as corn-husk dolls and apple wreaths. Get a taste of fall with local apple cider and enjoy live music. Included with admission, free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eHO9K.

Spooktacular at the Riverfront Theater
Saturday, October 27, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bring the family and have a Spooktacular time in Milford, DE. Attractions include a Children’s Costume contest, a Pet Costume contest, Face Painting, a special return visit from The Witch and Ghost Storytelling by Bill Walton. This event is free. For more information, call 302-839-1180.

11th annual Wine and Music Festival at Dover Downs
Saturday, October 27, 2012
3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino invites all to eat, drink and be scary at the 11th Annual Wine & Music Festival to be held in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. This year's theme is Halloween. Guests are invited to dress in costume during the event for fun and prizes. More than 60 delicious wines from around the world will be available to sample and purchase. There will be an array of food prepared by Dover Downs Hotel & Casino chefs. General Admission tickets are $30. For more information, call 800-711-5882.

Festival of Goblins at the Delaware Art Museum
Saturday, October 27, 2012
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Children are invited to come in their most creative costume for the third annual Festival of Goblins! Kids and their families will enjoy a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, making boo-tiful art, spooky stories performed by interactive storyteller and illustrator Jeff Hopkins, dancing to thrilling and chilling music, a costume parade and much more! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/eHRso.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Tour
Sunday, October 28, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Find out what happens behind the scenes at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors will have two opportunities to explore the facility throughout the day. Those who do will get to hit the trail, watch for birds and more. For more information, call (302) 653-6872.

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

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdover.com
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com

 

Categories: Things to Do

posted on: Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 1:47 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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