Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend!  Planning your next trip? Order now to receive the Official State Travel Guide with trip itineraries, accommodation and attraction listings and much more at  

NASCAR Race Weekend at Dover International Speedway
September 28 – 30, 2012
NASCAR comes to Dover September 28-30 with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Dover offers a variety of fan friendly and family value ticket packages. Call 1-800-441-RACE (7223). For more information, go to

Delaware Dines Out
September 24 – 30, 2012
Celebrate Delaware’s biggest restaurant week. Visit their website for participating restaurants and menus at

Fringe Wilmington Festival
September 26 – 30, 2012
Various times
The Fringe Wilmington Festival is Delaware's five-day celebration of unconventional and experimental art. To view the schedule, visit

Pea Patch Paranormal Adventures at Fort Delaware
Friday, September 28, 2012
Begins at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a three-hour autumn recreational paranormal investigation. Take part in an actual investigation with the Delaware Ghost Hunters. Ages 12 and older. Boat departs from Delaware City dock promptly at 6:30. $40 per person. For more information, call (302) 834-7941.

Free admission to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, September 29, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Refuge’s $4.00 entrance fee will be waived on September 29, 2012, to celebrate National Public Lands Day. Bombay Hook is open from sunrise to sunset and invites individuals and families to tour the 12-mile wildlife drive and to walk the 5 short walking trails. The Refuge provides a variety of habitats for wildlife. Migratory waterfowl are starting to arrive and a variety of shorebirds and tall wading birds are still present on the Refuge. This is also a good time of year to look for migratory raptors. For more information, call (302) 653-6872.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Saturday, September 29, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine during which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket...for free. Limit: One ticket per household, for two people. Download your ticket at

Tour the historical John Dickinson Plantation
Saturday, September 29, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
A featured located on the Delaware History Trail, the Visitor Center at the John Dickinson Plantation contains an exhibit on the life of John Dickinson, as well as the history of the plantation and the tours are conducted by historic interpreters dressed in 18th Century attire. For more information, go to

Annual Taste of Newark
Sunday, September 30, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Located on Old College Lawn (rain location: Clayton Hall) and Featuring over 50 restaurants, 30 wineries, celebrity cooking demonstrations and the always popular "Battle of the Chefs, " this event will tempt your palate and is sure to please! For more information, call (302) 366-7030.

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail:
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail:
Delaware Geocaching Trail:

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