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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2013

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Old New CastleHauntings in History Walking Tours
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday (7:00, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m.)
Discover the darker side of history by taking the only ghost tour of Old New Castle that brings you inside one of New Castle’s most haunted mansions - The Amstel House! After exploring the legendary Amstel House you’ll venture out into the dark, cool night to search for other New Castle myths and tales of the supernatural. Mixed in along with the stories will be plenty of New Castle history – including mourning customs of the time, funerary practices and the history of capitol punishment. Advance reservations required.

24th Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler's Festival
October 25 – 27, 2013
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.

Fifer Fall Fest
Recurring daily through October 31, 2013
Monday-Friday (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.); Saturdays (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Find your way through an exciting corn maze, enjoy hayrides, live entertainment, pumpkin bowling and so much more!

Colin Quinn Unconstitutional at The Grand
Friday, October 25, 2013
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Spend an evening with this stand-up comic in his one-man show "Unconstitutional." A recent hit off-Broadway, this tackles 226 years of American Constitutional calamities in about 70 minutes. "Fast, furious and funny! In Quinn we trust"- New York Daily News.

The Underground Railroad in Delaware – Exhibit at First State Heritage Park
Friday (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.); Saturday (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.); Sunday (1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Planned and created by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware, the exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.

12th Annual Wine & Music Festival at Dover Downs
Saturday, October 26, 2013
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the Wine & Music Festival at Dover Downs -  Halloween style! Sample free wines from around the world and enjoy delicious culinary delights for purchase. Stroll through the ever-changing gift and food marketplace, and sign up for a variety of fun and informative wine seminars. Enjoy live DJ entertainment and cooking demos at 4:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Mount Cuba Center FallFall Photography Stroll at Mount Cuba Center
Saturday, October 26, 2013
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Enjoy this early morning opportunity to photograph the gardens of Mt. Cuba Center. Chris Starr will offer advice, tips, and ideas as well as answer your photography questions. Photographers of all experience levels, from novices to experts, will receive personal guidance. Stroll the gardens and capture the visual glory of autumn. Be sure to bring your lenses, camera manual, and dress for the weather. Tripods are welcome. Garden admission is included with registration.

Hayrides at Hagley
Saturday, October 26, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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. Included with admission, free for members. Use Hagley's main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Steamin' Halloween at Auburn Heights
Saturday, October 26, 2013
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ride in the 1/8-size steam trains and antique autos, see the world's largest operating collection of Stanley Steamers, sample free popcorn from a steam-powered popper, and enjoy family fun for all ages.  Mansion tours available for an additional $12. per person.

Paranormal Investigations of Historic Lewes
Saturday, 26, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Explore the curious happenings in historic Lewes, Delaware. Participants will have a chance to investigate four of The Lewes Historical Society's historic buildings including the Cannonball House, Burton Ingram, Rabbits Ferry, and the Old Doctor's Office for ghostly beings. In this 3-hour program, participants will learn about paranormal entities and the tools used to explore paranormal activity.

Bonus trip ideas:
Spooky haunts and fright sites in Delaware.
Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.
Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.
Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.
Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail.
Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

Categories: Things to Do, Weekend Events

posted on: Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 12:56 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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