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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 05/04/12 to 05/06/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, enter for your chance to win a private tour of the “Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition” exhibit at Winterthur Museum and Gardens for up to six people with the exhibition curator, Leslie Grigsby, Winterthur’s senior curator of ceramics and glass at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/win-travel-and-share/.

Annual Dover Days Festival
May 4 – 6, 2012
Various times
Celebrate Delaware’s rich history and heritage at the annual Dover Days Festival with traditional maypole dancing, walking tours, major civil war encampment and free admission to numerous museums. Plus, much more! For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aEyv2.

Delaware City Paranormal Expo
May 4 – 6, 2012
Various times
Delaware’s inaugural paranormal conference is being held in Delaware City, Delaware. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend and participate in paranormal group networking sessions, workshops, seminars and classes.  In addition conference goers will also be able to mix and mingle with various exhibitors, vendors, and merchants throughout the weekend and sign-up to conduct paranormal investigations at various locations in Delaware’s New Castle County. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aExpm.

Lewes Merchants Spring Sidewalk Sale
May 4 - 6, 2012

Explore downtown Lewes as all of the local merchants line their goods up on the sidewalk. Walk away with great finds at bargain prices. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aEEBA.

May Market in historic New Castle
Friday, May 4, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The annual May Market in New Castle, Delaware is an anticipated event for avid gardeners with outdoor tens offering beautiful and unusual plants, shrubs, herb baskets and much more! Local vendors will also be selling baked goods and a variety of craft items. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aEy0B.

Brewery tours at 16 Mile Brewing Company
Saturday, May 5, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Tours start at the top of each hour)
Get the behind the scenes treatment with a tour of 16 Mile Brewing Company and sample their different brews along the way. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aEAYv.

17th Annual British Car Show in Lewes
Saturday, May 5, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Here they come again!  Beautiful, stylish British cars of yesteryear..all displayed on the inviting, tree-shaded grounds of The Lewes Historical Society (between 2nd & 3rd Streets on Shipcarpenter Street).  This year's featured marque is the Triumph Spitfire.  Partake of some food and beverages from the Society's Hiram's Pub open on the grounds, and don't forget the parade of cars down the streets of Lewes at the show's conclusion. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aEzC7.

Historic Autos at Winterthur
Recurring every Saturday during May 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
In May enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles. Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Each Saturday will feature a different thematic display. Weather permitting. Members free. Included with admission. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aEA0y.

Point-to-Point at Winterthur
Sunday, May 6, 2012
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join us at the 34th annual Winterthur Point-to-Point as the culinary arts come hoof to hoof with elite horse racing. Celebrity chefs Dana Herbert and Jennifer Behm serve up cooking demonstrations and tastings, and we'll raise a glass in toast to Winterthur's new exhibition Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition at the Hunt Brunch Tent and the Tasting Tent. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aEArV.

Iron Hill Museum’s Archaeology Festival
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Noon – 4:30 p.m.
The festival will feature historical demonstrations, and opportunities for visitors of all ages to work with professional archaeologists on excavations relating to earlier uses of the site and to view the state's artifact collection. Children's activities will include archery and clay pot making, along with other crafts. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aEAgr.

Birding Field Trip - Spring Migration at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, May 6, 2012
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join volunteer naturalists Bill Fintel, Sally Fintel, and Ed Sigda for this exciting May field trip where the goal will be to see 100 species of birds. Many of the birds encountered visit Delaware only for a few weeks during the year, so this is a very special time to be birding. Space is limited - please call the refuge at 302-684-8419 to reserve your spot.

Plen Air Coastal Delaware
May 6, 2012 – May 12, 2012
Various times
Plein Air Coastal Delaware is a painting and photography competition, show, and sale featuring the beauty of the Delaware Coast interpreted by the finest artists of our nation and beyond. For four days, artists will paint, draw, and photograph areas along the Delaware Coast including the towns of Lewes, Rehoboth, Milton, Bethany, Dewey, and Delaware seashore parks. Subject properties include boats, beach scapes, landscapes, churches, boardwalk scenes, estates and cottages, historic sites, and more! For more information, visit http://ow.ly/aECy8.

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://visitdelaware.com/
http://visitdover.com/
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com/
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/

 

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posted on: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:13 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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