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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware December 19 to December 21, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last month you have a chance to get a behind-the scenes look at the fashions of the hit show “Downton Abbey”. Forty historically inspired costumes are on display now. For tickets to this exquisite exhibit, call 800-448-3883.

Holidays at Hagley
Recurring daily till January 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Go back in time and enjoy the holidays, as the du Pont’s would have in the 1800’s. The exhibit is full of holiday decorations and du Pont family traditions. For tickets, call 302-658-2400.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Recurring weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays till December 31, 2014
9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Experience the magic of Christmas at Nemours Mansion and Gardens. The world-renowned home is a great holiday outing for the entire family. More than 100 rooms are decorated with Christmas trees, garlands and hand-painted ornaments. The mansion holiday tours are sure to take your breath away. For details, call 302-651-6912.

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily till December 31, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Mondays – Fridays; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. on Saturdays
Priceless antiquities stolen by ruthless grave robbers are now on display in Delaware. More than 100 pieces of recovered Italian art and artifacts, dating back from 2,700 years ago, are on exhibit at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington. For more information, contact 1-800-37-GRAND.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ever wonder what it’s like to celebrate the holidays as one of America’s wealthiest families?
This is your chance to experience the grandeur of the du Pont’s. Get a magical tour of Winterthur, where they gathered every year to celebrate Christmas. Admission prices vary. Call 800-448-3883 for more information.

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, December 19, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Learn how Battery 519 operated and see the progress being made to turn the battery into a world-class WWII museum! For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852.
$5 per person, cash only.

Handmade for the Holidays at John Dickinson Plantation
Saturday, December 20, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bring the kids out to enjoy a fun program! Learn how to make plaster holiday ornaments at the historic John Dickinson Plantation.

Outdoor Ice Skating at the Wilmington Riverfront
Saturday, December 19, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
It’s a brand new holiday attraction at the Wilmington Riverfront!  It’s tons of winter fun for the entire family! Ice skating rink admission is $7 for adults and $5 for 12 years old and under.  Call 302-425-4890 for more information.

The Nutcracker performed by the Mid-Atlantic Ballet Studio
Saturday, December 20, 2014
12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The Mid-Atlantic Ballet is pleased to present the holiday classic, The Nutcracker at Mitchell Hall Theater at the University of Delaware.

The Nutcracker performed with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, December 20, 2014
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wilmington’s Holiday Tradition—the Nutcracker at the Grand—with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Wilmington Children's Chorus.

Wilmington Ballet Academy performs The Nutcracker at the DuPont Theatre
Saturday, December 20, 2014
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wilmington's very own annual Christmas tradition at the DuPont Theatre since 1967. The complete Nutcracker experience with a full orchestra and chorus, world class Principal Dancers from New York City Ballet, 85 dancers, an enchanting snow scene, and a one-horse open sleigh.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Friday, Dec 19, 2014 2:06 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware December 5 to December 7, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last month you have a chance to get a behind-the scenes look at the fashions of the hit show “Downton Abbey”. Forty historically inspired costumes are on display now. For tickets to this exquisite exhibit, call 800-448-3883.

Holidays at Hagley
Recurring daily till January 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Go back in time and enjoy the holidays, as the du Pont’s would have in the 1800’s. The exhibit is full of holiday decorations and du Pont family traditions. For tickets, call 302-658-2400.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Recurring weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays till December 31, 2014
9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Experience the magic of Christmas at Nemours Mansion and Gardens. The world-renowned home is a great holiday outing for the entire family. More than 100 rooms are decorated with Christmas trees, garlands and hand-painted ornaments. The mansion holiday tours are sure to take your breath away. For details, call 302-651-6912.

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily till December 31, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Mondays – Fridays; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. on Saturdays
Priceless antiquities stolen by ruthless grave robbers are now on display in Delaware. More than 100 pieces of recovered Italian art and artifacts, dating back from 2,700 years ago, are on exhibit at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington. For more information, contact 1-800-37-GRAND.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ever wonder what it’s like to celebrate the holidays as one of America’s wealthiest families?
This is your chance to experience the grandeur of the du Pont’s. Get a magical tour of Winterthur, where they gathered every year to celebrate Christmas. Admission prices vary. Call 800-448-3883 for more information.

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards Farm
Recurring weekly on Saturdays till December 13, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Create special winter memories at Cider Fest. There’ll be lots of hot apple cider, holiday hayrides and s’mores by the fire. And they’re all free! It’s also a great opportunity to get your fresh cut Christmas Tree and Wreaths. Contact Fifer Orchards Farm at 302-697-2141.

Holiday Stroll in Downtown Milford
Friday, December 5, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Come downtown to enjoy live entertainment throughout the streets, horse-drawn carriage rides and much more. To top it all off, Santa & Mrs. Claus is inviting everyone to their Milford vacation home! Kids, this is your opportunity to get a picture with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas. Each child gets a special gift too. For more information, call 302-839-1180.

Winterfest In Newark
Friday, December 5, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Holiday entertainment, roasting chestnuts, caroling, tree lighting and much more will fill this wonderful evening of fun for the whole family!  Dress warmly! Rain date is December 6th. Call 302-366-7060.

Delaware 87ers vs. Canton Charge at the Bob Carpenter Center
Friday, December 5, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Enjoy the fast-paced excitement and buzz of our local pro-basketball team Delaware 87ers, which features the top minor league prospects of the Philadelphia 76ers. Today they battle rivals from Ohio, the Canton Charge. Tip off is at Newark's Bob Carpenter Center. Parking is free. Call 302-504-7587 for tickets.

First Saturday of December at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If you love history, you’ll enjoy this! Every first Saturday of each month, take advantage of the free programs and guided tours of Legislative Hall, the Old State House, John Bell House, Kent County Courthouse and the Governor’s Mansion. Relive the days of the prohibition and the Underground Railroad. If you want to learn more about Delaware’s rich history, call 302-739-9194 for more details about the programs.

Christmas in Odessa
Saturday, December 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Christmas in Odessa is a self-guided walking tour of private homes and public buildings, many dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, decorated for the holidays. In addition to the house tour, they have many special events, which are included in the ticket price.

Christmas Tour of Lewes
Saturday. December 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Christmas Tour of Lewes is part of Christmas Weekend in Lewes. This self-guided tour shows off the town’s historic houses decorated for the season. Several area organizations have special lunches and activities. Tickets are $20-$25. Children under 12 are free. For more information, call 302-645-7670.

Santa Claus Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Recurring weekly on Saturdays and Sundays till December 21, 2014
12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
All aboard on the Santa Claus Express! The Jolly Old Elf himself plans on riding the train with you. Get a chance to meet him in person. Sweet treats will be handed out to children of all ages! Ticket prices vary from $16-$18. Children (under 2) are free. For more information, call 302-998-1930.

A Farmer’s Christmas at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
Saturday, December 6, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Come see a real wood worker and a blacksmith hard at work. Watch as someone makes a rag rug before your eyes on the largest loom you've ever seen! Listen to carolers in our St. Thomas Church and watch a live woodstove cooking demonstration in a real summer kitchen.

Holiday Hayrides at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, December 6, 2014
3:00 p.m.-4:30pm
Celebrate the holidays in the great outdoors! Learn about mistletoe, holly, ground pine, partridge-berry and other plants that are a sight to behold in the winter. Tickets are $7 per adult, $4 per child under 12. For more details, call 302-875-5153.

Jingle Bell Hayride at Brandywine Creek State Park
Saturday, December 6, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned hayride around the park followed by s'mores and hot cocoa at the campfire. Admission is $8. Call 302-577-3534 for more information.

Seaford Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 6, 2014
7:00 p.m.
It’s recognized as the largest Christmas Parade in Delmarva! The parade route begins at Nylon Blvd and Pennsylvania Avenue. After winding around High and Market Streets, it ends at Seaford Middle School. Bring a chair or a blanket (or both!) for a cheery, enchanting evening. Call (302) 629-9173 for details.

Sankta Lucia Celebration at Old Swedes (Holy Trinity) Church
Sunday, December 7, 2014
1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional celebration of the Feast Day of Sankta Lucia, a holiday that is still marked by light and music in Sweden today. The Delaware Swedish Colonial Society sponsors the annual December celebration of Sankta Lucia at Old Swedes Church. Following the ceremony, there will be Swedish refreshments and tours of the Hendrickson House Museum, decorated for a Swedish Christmas. Admission is free. Call 302-652-5629 for additional information.

Marshall Steam Museum Old-Fashioned Holiday
Recurring weekly on Sundays till December 14, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get into the Yuletide spirit at Marshall Steam Museum. The "Old-Fashioned Holiday" event will feature holiday readings, a special photo exhibit called "Snow Travelers", Victorian and train-inspired holiday crafts and activities and much more! Call 302-239-2385 for more event information.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Thursday, Dec 4, 2014 10:21 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware November 28 to November 30, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are a few ideas on how to spend time discovering Delaware with your family and friends during the extended weekend!

Planning on shopping for Black Friday? Buy more for less in Delaware with tax-free shopping!

   - Black Friday hours and locations
   - From north to south - Plan your shopping excursion
   - Tips on finding the best deals

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.

Weekend events:
Costumes of Downton Abbey
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
9:30 am–6:00 pm
Get a behind-the scenes look at the fashions of the hit show “Downton Abbey”. Forty historically inspired costumes are on display now. For tickets to this exquisite exhibit, call 800-448-3883.

Holidays at Hagley
Recurring daily till January 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Go back in time and enjoy the holidays, as the du Pont’s would have in the 1800’s. The exhibit is full of holiday decorations and du Pont family traditions. For tickets, call 302-658-2400.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Recurring weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays till December 31, 2014
9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Experience the magic of Christmas at Nemours Mansion and Gardens. The world-renowned home is a great holiday outing for the entire family. More than 100 rooms are decorated with Christmas trees, garlands and hand-painted ornaments. The mansion holiday tours are sure to take your breath away. For details, call 302-651-6912.

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Activities
November 28 – 30, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate Christmas in Victorian fashion! At the Hagley’s Museum, sample 19th century holiday dishes; play hide-the-thimble and other parlor games; and make old-fashioned Christmas ornaments. It’s a weekend full of activities, crafts, and games for the entire family. Call 302-658-2400 for tickets.

Historic Houses of Odessa's Holiday Celebration
Recurring weekly till January 4, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Sunday
Step back in time and tour of the Historic Houses of Odessa. Take a winter stroll through the town’s tree-lined streets and admire its 18th and 19th century architecture, which are all decorated for the holidays. For information of house tours, call (302) 378-4119

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily till December 31, 2014
Mondays – Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturdays 12:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Priceless antiquities stolen by ruthless grave robbers are now on display in Delaware. More than 100 pieces of recovered Italian art and artifacts, dating back from 2,700 years ago, are on exhibit at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington. For more information, contact 1-800-37-GRAND.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ever wonder what it’s like to celebrate the holidays as one of America’s wealthiest families?
This is your chance to experience the grandeur of the du Pont’s. Get a magical tour of Winterthur, where they gathered every year to celebrate Christmas. Admission prices vary. Call 800-448-3883 for more information.

Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights
Recurring weekly on Fridays, Saturdays till December 27, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Nothing says "Christmas" quite like “Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights” at the 3 Palms Petting Zoo in Claymont. Kids can run through the festive woodlands while parents enjoy the holiday displays. Roast some marshmallows, sip some hot cocoa, and meet the local four-legged residents. Admission is $10 for up to 5-people. All proceeds go to the care & feed of the rescued animals at 3 Palms! Call (302) 715-1326 for more details.

Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting & Hometown Sing-a-Long
Friday, November 28, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with Rehoboth’s annual holiday tree lighting and hometown sing-a-long. It’s a Rehoboth Beach tradition! Gather at the bandstand on Rehoboth Ave and join in on the fun! Call 302-227-2772 for more information.

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards Farm
Recurring weekly on Saturdays till December 13, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Create special winter memories at Cider Fest. There’ll be lots of hot apple cider, holiday hayrides and s’mores by the fire. And they’re all free! It’s also a great opportunity to get your fresh cut Christmas Tree and Wreaths. Contact Fifer Orchards Farm at 302-697-2141.

Dover Downs Chocolate Festival
Saturday, November 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bring the family to celebrate the season with yummy chocolate confections – some for tasting and lots for purchasing. Chocolate, gifts, candy, holiday decorations and so much more will be in plentiful supply. Enjoy wonderful holiday music and song while browsing for great holiday gifts and nice treats for you.

51st Annual Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Begins at 11:00 a.m.
Meet Santa and his elves, in person, at this year’s Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade. This year's parade will feature: local celebrities and dignitaries, marching bands, community organizations, floats and your favorite cartoon characters. For details, call (302) 655-5288.

Handmade for the Holidays – John Dickinson Plantation
Saturday, November 29, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Seasonal program in which visitors can learn to create and decorate cards through the art of paper quilling and stenciling, and write a personal note with a quill pen.

Steamin' Thanksgiving at Auburn Heights
Saturday, November 29, 2014
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Avoid the holiday madness and bring your family to Auburn Heights Preserve. Take a ride in antique cars or hop aboard on the Aubrey Valley Railroad. Get a mansion tour and enjoy special Thanksgiving-themed activities. For information, call 302-239-2385.

Santa Claus Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
November 29 – 30, 2014
12:30 pm. and 2:30 p.m.
Santa is making a special visit to the Wilmington and Western Railroad! Take a ride on the train with The Jolly Old Elf himself. Sweet treats will be handed out to children of all ages! Ticket prices vary from $16-$18. Children (under 2) are free. For more information, call 302-998-1930.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours and Tastings
Saturday, November 29, 2014
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Dewey Beach Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 29, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Dewey Beach Tree Lighting festivities will take place on Saturday, November 29, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM at Fifer's Orchards market. Parking is free on any street in Dewey. Attendees are encouraged to bring their family, refreshments, and their Christmas Spirit!

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 3:01 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware November 21 to November 23, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

Costumes of Downton Abbey
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
Go back in time, to early 20th Century England and experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! See up-close the fashions of your favorite characters of the hit TV series Downton Abbey. For tickets, call 800-448-3883.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Recurs daily till December 31, 2014
This holiday season, experience the beauty and grandeur of the historical Nemours Mansion. The dazzling Christmas décor at the du Pont’s former home will certainly get you in the mood for the holidays. For more information, call 302-651-6912

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily till December 31, 2014
More than 100 pieces of priceless antiquities recovered from international art smugglers are now on display in Delaware. The pieces date back from 2,700 years ago. Be amazed by the stories behind their creation, the theft and recovery. For more information, contact 1-800-37-GRAND.

Fringe Festival – Wilmington
November 19 – 23, 2014
Fringe Wilmington is a celebration of unconventional & experimental art. Fringe Wilmington gives artists of all creative disciplines an opportunity to explore the outer edges of their art.

Murder Mystery Train on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Friday, November 21, 2014
Begins at 7:00 pm
It’s a "who dun it?" murder mystery about two girl detectives who try to solve “The Case of the Shaken, Rattled & Rolled Reporter.” It’s a family-friendly, interactive comedy crime skit. Desserts, water and sodas will be provided during the 2½-hour round-trip. Admission for adults is $42.00; seniors (60+) pay $42.00; children (2-12) get in for $22.00; and children (under 2) are FREE! For details, call 302-998-1930. All Aboard!

Starry Night – Star Gazing at Cape Henlopen State Park
Friday, November 21, 2014
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Explore the night skies in search of constellations and hear the stories of “how they came to be.” Ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Dress warmly. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. $2 per person

Hiking Thompson Island (Delaware Seashore State Park)
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Go for a hike around Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island’s Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Space is very limited so pre-registration is required. Please call (302) 227-6991 to register. Age: All Cost: Free

Stories of The Green Tour
Saturday, November 22, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tour are at the top of every hour
First State Heritage Park will present guided walking tours on the topic of The Green.  Tours meet at the John Bell House, 43 The Green, and leave every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Yuletide at Winterthur
November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Visions of holidays of old will delight and inspire you at our annual Yuletide tour and celebration. Members free. Included with admission.

Walking Tour: Rock and Roll Mills – Hagley Museum and Library
Saturday, November 22, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Visitors explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry. Take home a piece of Delaware Blue Rock as a souvenir. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Bike Ride on the Refuge
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy fall colors and hundreds of ducks, snow geese, and other waterfowl while biking through Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Participants will discover how these and other birds use Delaware Bay wetlands during their migrations on the Atlantic flyway.

The temperature this time of year is often below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Please dress accordingly. Also, please bring a helmet and a bicycle with wide tires pumped full of air.

This event is free, but an entrance fee is required.

From Downton to Gatsby: Jewelry and Fashion from 1890 to 1929” at Winterthur Museum
Saturday & Sunday
1:00–2:00 pm
Join renowned jewelry expert Andrew Prince, who has created costume jewelry and tiaras for such period dramas as Mrs. Henderson Presents, The Young Victoria, and the hit PBS series Downton Abbey®, as he illustrates the intimate connections between the great jewelers and couture houses and this glittering period. Admission is $15 per Member and $25 per nonmember.

Scrooge performed at the Delaware Children’s Theater
Recurring weekly on Saturday and Sunday till December 14th
Begins at 2:00 pm
Start your holidays off right with this delightful musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol. With toe-tapping music and unforgettable characters, follow Mister Ebenezer Scrooge on this magical night of his life where he finally sees the error of his ways and embraces the Christmas spirit. A treat for the whole family! For tickets, call 302-655-1014.

Night Sky at Killens Pond State Park
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Campground Parking Lot Gaze at the night sky with a Naturalist and learn about the brightest stars and visible planets. Pre-registration required.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 2:29 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware November 14 to November 16, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur Museum and Gardens
Recurring daily
Time is running out! Step into the world of Downton Abbey. Experience the fashions and life of the British upper-class in the early 1900’s. For tickets, call 800-448-3883.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
November 15 – December 31, 2014
Recurs weekly
Get into the holiday spirit by taking a tour of the renowned Nemours Mansion. Walk back in time and relive how the du Pont's would have celebrated Christmas. For more information, call 302-651-6912

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily
“Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team”, a show featuring 120 pieces of priceless works of Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, dating from 2,700 years ago. They are exhibited alongside the engaging stories of their recovery from ruthless art thieves. The show will run from October 3rd to December 21st at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. Concurrently, the Old College Museum at the University of Delaware in Newark will host an additional exhibition, mainly targeted at scholars and students.

Fall Family Exploration Series at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, November 15, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Families will explore the Refuge and learn more about the habitats of Bombay Hook and the animals that live there. Fall Family Exploration Series for ages 7-10 years old. Different areas will be explored. The group will walk trails, dip net in wetlands, use binoculars, learn about wildlife, and have fun!

Holiday Open House
Saturday, November 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kick off the holidays at Fifer Orchards with free hayrides, free apple cider, free s’mores, and free cooking demos! There will also be local vendors with free samples and wares. The fun starts by calling 302-697-2141 for more details.

Walking Tour: “Workers’ World” at Hagley Museum and Library
Saturday, November 15, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Discover the fascinating stories of the immigrant workers who lived along the Brandywine and worked for the DuPont Company in the black powder manufactory. This is the only tour that offers in-depth commentary on Workers’ Hill. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission and free for members. Reservations requested.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Tours begin at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
Taste one of the best wines Delaware has to offer! Take a tour of the vineyards of Harvest Ridge. Admission is $5. Call 302-343-9437 for more information.

Lenape Living at Killens Pond State Park
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Begins at 3:00 p.m.
Learn what daily life was like for Delaware's native peoples. We will explore clothing, tools, cooking and hunting strategies. Pre-register by calling (302) 284-4299.

Fall Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Begins at 4:00 p.m.
Ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon (straw hats and coveralls are optional)! Sign up for hayride at the camp store at least one hour before program. $4 adult, $2 child

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Friday, Nov 14, 2014 4:23 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware October 31 to November 2, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

Autumn Shores Getaway
October 31 – November 2
Friday at 8:00 p.m. – Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Book an Autumn Shores Getaway at Delaware Seashore State Park. Take guided hikes through Thompson Island Nature Preserve, enjoy a 2-hour boat cruise plus, overnight stays at the Indian River Marina Cottage.

Costumes of Downton Abbey® at Winterthur
Recurring daily (Tuesday – Sunday)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur.

Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring until December 21, 2014
Grand Opera House
“Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team”, a show featuring 120 pieces of priceless works of Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, dating from 2,700 years ago. They are exhibited alongside the engaging stories of their recovery from ruthless art thieves. The show will run from October 3rd to December 21st at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. Concurrently, the Old College Museum at the University of Delaware in Newark will host an additional exhibition, mainly targeted at scholars and students.

Paranormal Adventures at Fort Delaware State Park
Friday, October 31, 2014
Begins at 6:30 p.m.
Join the Diamond State Ghost Hunters Inc. and park staff for a 3-hour recreational paranormal investigation. $40 per person, advance reservation only.

Fifer Fall Fest
Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Spend the day on the farm with a 6-acre corn max, pumpkin painting stations, pumpkin bowling, pony hope races and much more!

First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair
Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Leave the 21st century behind at the First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair, which recreates the sights and sounds of the autumn market fairs held on The Green in Dover in the mid-1700s.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Open from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tour begins at 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy a personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours and Tastings
Saturday, November 1, 2014
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Autumn Leaf Special to Hockessin on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Train departs at 2:30 p.m.
Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On weekends, we offer 2½-hour round-trips to Hockessin. Bring your camera and behold the best that the Red Clay Valley has to offer.

Autumn Hayrides at Brandywine Creek State Park
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Begins at 5:00 p.m.
Bring your friends and join the crew for good old-fashioned fun on a hayride around the park followed by a cozy campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a 45-minute trip; rides leave on time. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by noon on the day before the hayride. Call (302)-655-5740 to register and reserve your spot. Cost is $5 per person.

Steamin’ Day at Auburn Heights
Sunday, November 2, 2014
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Experience a day filled with old-fashioned fun for the whole family. 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.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 3:37 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware October 24 to October 26, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

25th Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers’ Festival
October 24 – 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate 25 years of "Wicked, Wild, & Wonderful!" at the Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers' Festival. Don't miss the costume parade, fiddlers' festival, horse shows, sea witch hunt, beach games, broom toss, rocking bandstand entertainment, trick or treating, costumed dog parade, 5K Race, and more!

Costumes of Downton Abbey® at Winterthur
Recurring daily (Tuesday – Sunday)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur.

Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring until December 21, 2014
Grand Opera House
“Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team”, a show featuring 120 pieces of priceless works of Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, dating from 2,700 years ago. They are exhibited alongside the engaging stories of their recovery from ruthless art thieves. The show will run from October 3rd to December 21st at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. Concurrently, the Old College Museum at the University of Delaware in Newark will host an additional exhibition, mainly targeted at scholars and students.

Old New Castle Hauntings in History Walking Tour
Friday, October 24, 2014
7:00 p.m., 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 the New Castle Historical Society this October for the only ghost tour that brings you inside one of the most haunted mansions of Old New Castle!

Fifer Fall Fest
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Spend the day on the farm with a 6-acre corn max, pumpkin painting stations, pumpkin bowling, pony hope races and much more!

Trick or Treat with Kalmar Nyckel
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Trick or Treat with Kalmar Nyckel! Wear your costume, bring your candy bag and join the captain and crew for 1 ½ hour sails on the Christina River departing from Dravo Plaza. Passage for all sails is $35 for adults and $20 for youth 17 & under. Reservations are highly recommended.

Hayrides at Hagley
Saturday, October 4, 2014
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 also can create fall-themed crafts, see a gunpowder explosion, the roll mill in action, and working nineteenth-century machines. Included with admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Twin Lakes Harvest Fest
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
This adult-only event features live music and the Twin Lakes Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest.  German food, a pumpkin weight contest, Twin Lakes honey and growlers.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours and Tastings
Saturday, October 25, 2014
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Autumn Leaf Special to Hockessin on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Train departs at 2:30 p.m.
Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On weekends, we offer 2½-hour round-trips to Hockessin. Bring your camera and behold the best that the Red Clay Valley has to offer.

Lantern Tour at Indian River Life-Saving Station
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Explore the daily lives of the surfmen and what they went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware Coast. A guided museum tour is followed by local tales and a venture out onto the beach where they performed their nightly patrols. Pre-registration is required. Please call (302) 227-6991 to register. All Ages $10 per person.

Ghosts in the Graveyard at Old Swedes
Saturday, October 25, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Hear ghostly tales and legends. See if you can solve the mystery of the late night bell ringing at Old Swedes. Reservations required.  Tours are an hour long and begin every 30 minutes.

Historic Haunts in Lewes
Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Let the paranormal investigators of Delmarva Historic Haunts lead you on an exploration of the curious happenings in historic Lewes. Visitors will investigate the ghostly happenings at four historic buildings, including the Cannonball House, Burton Ingram, Rabbits Ferry, and the Old Doctor's Office.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Tours
Sunday, October 26, 2014
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 and other National Wildlife Refuges. Visitors can explore its attractions throughout the day. Those who do will hit the trail, watch for birds and more.

Steamin’ Halloween at Auburn Heights
Sunday, October 26, 2014
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Join Auburn Heights for a family-friendly Halloween. In addition to all of the usual Steamin' Day fun, enjoy special Halloween-themed activities. For more information call 302-239-2385.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Friday, Oct 24, 2014 3:30 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Oct 17 to Oct 19, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

2014 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
October 16 - 19, 2014
Come visit the greatest jazz festival in the world in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Shows this year will be held on 3 stages - the Rebhoboth Convention Center, the Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts and Epworth Church. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars offering great entertainment.

Kent County Restaurant Week
Friday and Saturday
Kent County Restaurant Week is a celebration for foodies to explore local dishes and dining experiences in Central Delaware.

Costumes of Downton Abbey® at Winterthur
Recurring daily (Tuesday – Sunday)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur.

Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring until December 21, 2014
Grand Opera House
“Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team”, a show featuring 120 pieces of priceless works of Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, dating from 2,700 years ago. They are exhibited alongside the engaging stories of their recovery from ruthless art thieves. The show will run from October 3rd to December 21st at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. Concurrently, the Old College Museum at the University of Delaware in Newark will host an additional exhibition, mainly targeted at scholars and students.

Dark Dover Lantern Tour
Friday, October 17, 2014
Tours begin at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
 During the park’s “Dark Dover” program, visitors will witness firsthand the chilling true stories of gruesome murders and whippings, and encounter characters whose legends have left their sinister imprint on The Green in Dover. Call ahead to make reservations.

Old New Castle Hauntings in History Walking Tour
Friday, October 17, 2014
Begins at 7:00 p.m.; 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 the New Castle Historical Society this October for the only ghost tour that brings you inside one of the most haunted mansions of Old New Castle!

Delaware Seashore Fall Fishing Weekend
October 17 - 19, 2014
Friday at 7:00 p.m. - Sunday at 1:00 p.m
Admission $165/person. Call to reserve a spotLearn the ins and outs of surf fishing - even how to clean and cook your catch! Experience the Gilled to Grilled program on Friday evening - clean and fillet your own fish, then cook it for dinner! Then, enjoy the half-day introductory surf fishing program Saturday morning led by park staff Followed by a hands-on afternoon demonstration of fly casting in the surf by Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware. Plus, much more.

Hagley Craft Fair
Saturday and Sunday, October 18 - 19, 2014
Saturday (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.); Sunday (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Now in its thirty-sixth year, Hagley Craft Fair is regarded as one of the finest craft fairs in the region. Craft artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region sell their original work and demonstrate their skills. This indoor show is held in two historic buildings on Hagley's spectacular grounds.  Lunch available for purchase.

Fifer Fall Fest
Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Spend the day on the farm with a 6-acre corn max, pumpkin painting stations, pumpkin bowling, pony hope races and much more! 

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Tour and Tasting
Saturday, October, 18, 2014
Open from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours and Tastings
Saturday, October 18, 2014
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Autumn Leaf Special on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Train departs at 2:30 p.m.
Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On weekends, we offer 2½-hour round-trips to Hockessin. Bring your camera and behold the best that the Red Clay Valley has to offer.

Ghosts in the Graveyard at Old Swedes
Saturday, October 18, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hear ghostly tales and legends. See if you can solve the mystery of the late night bell ringing at Old Swedes. Reservations required.  Tours are an hour long and begin every 30 minutes.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Friday, Oct 17, 2014 9:05 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Oct 3 to Oct 5, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

38th Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale in Rehoboth and Dewey Beach
October 3 – 5, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Find deals galore and shop tax-free during the annual fall sidewalk sale in the Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach resort area.

Costumes of Downton Abbey® at Winterthur
Recurring daily (Tuesday – Sunday)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur.

Delaware Auto Show
October 3 – 5, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Come see the new 2015 models, take pictures with superheroes, try your chance at raffles and more! Perfect fun filled indoor event for the entire family at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring until December 21, 2014
Grand Opera House
“Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team”, a show featuring 120 pieces of priceless works of Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, dating from 2,700 years ago. They are exhibited alongside the engaging stories of their recovery from ruthless art thieves. The show will run from October 3rd to December 21st at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. Concurrently, the Old College Museum at the University of Delaware in Newark will host an additional exhibition, mainly targeted at scholars and students.

Harvest Moon Festival
October 4 – 5, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The fall festival features fun activities for all ages. Enjoy artisan demonstrations, children's activities and crafts, hayrides, music, food trucks, and much more!

Fifer Fall Fest
Saturday, October 4, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Spend the day on the farm with a 6-acre corn max, pumpkin painting stations, pumpkin bowling, pony hope races and much more! 

Truck and Tractor Day at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Saturday, October 4, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Calling all kids (big and small)! Come explore tractors and other farm equipment, take a hayride, do arts and crafts in the Brown Center, dress up with firefighter gear, and even milk a mechanical cow. Members free. Included with admission. Rain or shine event.

Wings & Wheels 2014 – A Georgetown Fall Festival
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy the Seventh Annual Wings & Wheel that with fly-in of vintage planes, huge car show, WWII re-enactors w/full encampment, crew from the first bombing raid on Japan and crew from the last bomber raid on Japan this year. The event will have craft and food vendors, and entertainment all day.

Boast the Coast Maritime Festival and Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, October 4, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Boast the Coast Maritime festival is a fun-filled day that includes a lighted boat parade on the canal running through town. Plus, family friendly activities in historic Lewes.

Hayrides at Hagley
Saturday, October 4, 2014
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 also can create fall-themed crafts, see a gunpowder explosion, the roll mill in action, and working nineteenth-century machines. Included with admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours and Tastings
Saturday, October 4, 2014
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Coast Day
Sunday, October 5, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This annual tradition opens the campus to the public for a fun, family-friendly celebration of the sea. Visitors can tour ships, try tasty seafood and listen to live music. Hands-on activities, a treasure hunt and critter touch tanks engage youngsters, while attendees of all ages can ask scientists questions about ocean issues. Admission and parking are free. Rain or shine.

Steamin’ Days at Auburn Heights
Sunday, October 5, 2014
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Experience old-fashioned fun for the whole family. 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. The ticket prices vary depending upon the type of package, for more information call 302-239-2385. 

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Friday, Oct 3, 2014 5:05 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware September 26 to September 28, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

Costumes of Downton Abbey® at Winterthur
Recurring daily (Tuesday – Sunday)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur.

NASCAR race weekend at the Dover International Speedway
September 26 – 28, 2014
Gear up for race weekend! Tickets for the series race are available by calling 800-441-RACE or visiting their website. Join the fun at the Monster Miles’s action packed weekend.

Lantern Tour at Indian River Life-saving Station
Friday, September 26, 2014
Explore the daily lives of the surfmen and what they went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware Coast. A guided museum tour is followed by local tales and a venture out onto the beach where they performed their nightly patrols. Pre-registration is required. Please call (302) 227-6991 to register. All Ages $10 per person.

Art in the Estuary
Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The St. Jones Reserve is joining with its next-door neighbor, the John Dickinson Plantation, to bring you various artisans, performers, and authors offering an artistic view of Delaware's coastal waters. Visitors will enjoy original artwork and performances from local and regional artists. They can also shop for native plants offered by the Delaware Native Plant Society during its native plant sale. This event is free, open to the public, and no registration is required.

Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tours
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Two-hour tours for beginner paddlers, but can be strenuous. Equipment provided. Bring drinking water and sunscreen. No flip-flops. Single and tandem kayaks available. Solo paddlers must be at least 13. Under 18 must be accompanied by paying adult. Limit 10. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. $25 for solo-kayak, $35 for tandem.

Fifer Fall Fest
Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Spend the day on the farm with a 6-acre corn max, pumpkin painting stations, pumpkin bowling, pony hope races and much more!

Pirate sail on the Kalmar Nyckel
Saturday, September 27, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ahoy mateys! Climb aboard the Tall Ship of Delaware for a pirate adventure. Join the captain and crew for a treasure hunt and help raise the Jolly Roger. Reservations are required.

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Saturday, September 27, 2014
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, September 13, 2014
12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. (Tour at 1:00 p.m.)
Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours and Tastings
Saturday, September 13, 2014
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Autumn Hayride through White Clay Creek State Park
Saturday, September 27, 2014
4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Bundle up with friends and family for a 45-minute old-fashioned hayride through autumn fields, followed by an hour around a blazing campfire. Wagon seats 25. Refreshments are not provided. Meet at 9 Foot Road Entrance. Groups must pre-register. $100 per wagon

Fall Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Begins at 5:00 p.m.
Ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon (straw hats and coveralls are optional)! Sign up for hayride at the camp store at least one hour before program. $4 adult, $2 child.

Eating Rehoboth Culinary Tour
Sunday, September 28, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eating Rehoboth is a 3-hour culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Friday, Sep 26, 2014 11:48 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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