Weekend events in Delaware, October 6-8, 2017

Here is a round-up of some of the great events and things to do in Delaware this weekend. While you’re enjoying Delaware, please share travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Instagram and Pinterest and tag your post #Delagram.

Oktoberfest at Crooked Hammock Brewery
Thursday, October 5 –Sunday, October 8, 2017
11:00 AM -1:00 AM
Crooked Hammock Brewery
Expect a full weekend of festive dress and live music from some of our favorite local and regional acts, the return of two of our favorite fall brews, big customized steins, magicians, pretzels, popcorn and more!

11th Annual Delaware Auto Show
Friday, October 6 –Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:00 AM -6:00 PM
$10
Chase Center on the Riverfront
DAS is a great, family friendly event that brings auto enthusiasts and new cars together where you can check out a wide variety of new, classic and exotic vehicles in a non-selling environment.

41st Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale
Friday, October 6 –Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:00 AM -8:00 PM
Rehoboth Beach
This is a weekend for deals and fabulous finds!

Screams at the Beach
Friday, October 6 –Saturday, October 7, 2017
6:30 – 10:30 PM
Georgetown
Looking to scare it up a notch? Check out the Haunted Houses, Haunted Hayrides, Woods of Terror, Haunted Cemetery, Mazes and Zombie Paintball at Screams at the Beach.

Boo! at the Zoo!
Friday, October 6 –Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:00-9:00 PM
3 Palms Zoo
$5
Blackbird Forest is spooky enough at night, but we have a graveyard, ghosts, scarecrows, pumpkins, skeletons, witches, and a few other surprises along the way! Come see all the animals, but especially the nocturnal animals in their natural habitat!

Frightland
Friday, October 6 –Saturday, October 7, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Frightland
Selected by the Travel Channel as one of America’s scariest Halloween attractions, Frightland includes haunted attractions such as the Zombie Prison, Horror Hayrides, Haunted Barn and much more.

Nightmare's Haunted House
Friday, October 6 –Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:00 PM
Laurel, DE
$13
Do you Dare? Pin Head, Dr. Death, The Butcher and The Cobber will be waiting for you. Oh and don't forget the ChainSaw Clown. The Vortex will be spinning your nightmares away.

Pea Patch Paranormal Adventure
Friday, October 6 –Saturday, October 7, 2017
Fort Delaware State Park
$50
Be part of an actual paranormal investigation using electronic magnetic field detectors, data recorders, and other techniques during a three hour investigation.

Autumn Hayrides
Friday, October 6 –Sunday, October 8, 2017
6:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM
Brandywine Creek State Park
$7
Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a 45-minute trip and enjoy a crisp fall evening.

Dover's First Fridays
Friday, October 6, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Downtown Dover
Free
Come downtown to shop, eat and enjoy live music, plus there are activities for the kids!

Park in the Dark Exploration 
Friday, October 6, 2017
6:45 PM
Lums Pond State Park
Hike the park as the sun sets and the moon rises to explore what animals come out and how and why they have adapted to life at night.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday, October 6, 2017
11:30 PM
Wilmington
October is the perfect month to enjoy the classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Don’t forget your props!

CHEESEtoberfest 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company
CHEESE lovers Rejoice! CHEESETOBERFEST is back for another year with delicious beer, great food and the best music this side of Munich!!! The no holds barred Grilled Cheese and Mac & Cheese competition is being held once again at Fordham and Dominion Brewery.

Hagley After Hours: Sunset Hayrides
Saturday, October 7, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Hagley Museum and Library
Free - $14
Join Hagley After hours for a sunset Hayride. Warm up by the fire and roast a marshmallow while sipping on a beverage. This is a 21+ event.

Truck and Tractor Day
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
A fun day filled with lots of large equipment is sure to delight the wheel-oriented kids in your family. Explore tractors, modern farm vehicles, and the Winterthur fire trucks. Enjoy a hayride, arts and crafts, and more!

Fifer Orchards Fall Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fifer Orchards Farm
It’s not fall without a stop at Fifer’s Fall Fest. Enjoy delicious food from many food trucks, a petting zoo, corn maze, and apple and pumpkin picking!

Wings & Wheels Fall Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Delaware Coastal Airport
Free
Come out and enjoy a day of planes, cars, WWII re-enactors, great food, entertainment craft vendors and much more.

Harvest Moon Festival
Saturday, October 7 - Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Coverdale Farm
The fall festival features fun activities for all ages. Enjoy artisan demonstrations, children's activities and crafts, hayrides, music, food trucks, and much more!

Dewey Golden Jubilee
Friday, October 6 –Sunday, October 8, 2017
Daily
Dewey Beach
Free
Join for a golden (retriever) filled weekend. What could be better than to enjoy the fun and the sun on Dewey’s dog-friendly beaches with your best fur-friends!

Bonus trip ideas:
Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.
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 Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.
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