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Fall Festivals in Delaware

As autumn approaches the Southern Delaware beaches and begins to add splashes of crimson and gold to the northern hills, summer’s end seems to inspire a sense of celebration, bringing a bumper crop of fun Delaware fall festivals.

Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

Some fall events in Delaware keep a focus on the food and feel of fall. The delicious samplings of the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival – voted one of America’s Top Festivals in 2013 – is the only fest in Delaware that offers all of the state’s vintners, brewers and distillers at one event.

Others adopt a quirkier take on the season: At the Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival, kids and adults alike embrace their inner child with costumes and games. At Wilmington’s Fringe Festival, artists of all creative disciplines get an opportunity to explore the outer edges of their craft. And at the Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest, old-country German food and fun things to do draw thousands each day.

In and around the Southern Delaware beaches, weekends are especially full of family-friendly fall festival fun and affordable things to do. The Freeman Stage at Bayside hosts its free Arts & Jazz Festival featuring top acts in mid-September. There are kid-friendly activities, a craft show and sidewalk sale -- plus free boat rides and plenty of 

Rehooboth Beach Jazz Festival

nautical fun -- at the Boast the Coast Maritime Festival in Lewes. The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival is a great way to catch cool music in a cool seaside town full of shopping and dining temptations.

The fall fun rolls on as you work your way north. The Wings & Wheels Fall Festival in quaint Georgetown features a “Fly In” of vintage planes, a huge classic car show and plenty of food and music. In nearby Bridgeville, the Apple Scrapple Festival simultaneously pays tribute to fall’s favorite fruit and Delaware’s top breakfast treat with three days of activities.

Fall’s also a great time for sampling the delicious handcrafted beers of Delaware’s breweries, which also feature prominently on the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

For more information about events and festivals below, please scroll through the Delaware events calendar.


Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral 1

Nanticoke Indian Powwow 6

Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival 6

Brandywine Festival of the Arts 6-7 

Amish Country Bike Tour 6

Brews By the Bay 6

Freeman Stage at Bayside Arts & Jazz Festival 13 

Hagley Car Show

Hagley Car Show 14 

Fifer Orchards Fall Festival 15-Nov. 1 

Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest 19-21 

Millsboro Country Festival 20 

End of Season Beach Party in Dewey Beach 20 

Auburn Heights Invitational Historic Auto Show 21 

Taste of Newark 28


Wings & Wheels Fall Festival 4

38th Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale

Annual Rehoboth Fall Sidewalk Sale 3-5 

Lewes Boast the Coast Maritime Festival  4 

Lewes Coast Day 5 

Bridgeville Apple Scrapple Festival 10-11

Delaware Wine and Beer Festival 11 

Vendemmia da Vinci Festival 12 

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival 16-19 

Hagley Craft Fair 18-19 

Blackbird Creek Fall Festival 18 

Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival 24-26


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First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair 1 

Punkin Chunkin 1-3 

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival 5-9

Fringe Wilmington Festival 19-23


For more information about events and festivals below, please scroll through the Delaware events calendar