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Delaware is home to fun festivals and year-round events, come discover what’s happening during your visit.

During spring, history comes to life with the family-friendly Dover Days Festival and the season blooms into colorful landscapes at the Mt. Cuba Center Wildflower Celebration. As the summer heats up, the East Coast’s premier music experience, Firefly Music Festival, brings big-name music acts to Dover. Then, summer celebrations continue with Fourth of July in the First State, featuring fireworks, concerts and more.

Fall brings high-flying action at the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition, as well as witches and fiddles during the Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler’s Festival. In October, get a taste of local wineries and breweries during the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival. To round out the year of fun events, during the holiday season, experience the du Pont mansions decked out in their holiday splendor.

Searching for upcoming events? Visit the Delaware Tourism Office blog for the latest updates on weekend events in Delaware. 

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Saturday Oct 06, 2012

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting October 6, 2012
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 11:00 AM, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
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Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, samples of beer, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. More

21st Annual Delmarva Folk Festival

October 6, 2012
  • Address: 352 Downs Chapel Road, Hartly, DE
  • Times: Friday 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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The 21st annual Delmarva Folk Festival includes great music, family fun activities and much more! More

5th Annual Wings & Wheels Fall Festival

October 6, 2012
  • Location: Sussex County Airport
  • Address: 21553 Rudder Lane, Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Times: Friday Night - 6; Saturday 10-4
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5th Annual Wings & Wheels Fall Festival - Fly-in of vintage airplanes, car show, food & craft vendors, a Friday night Canteen Show and much more. More

Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale

October 6, 2012
  • Times: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily (store hours may vary)
The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce announces their 36th Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale. The sale begins Friday, October 5th and ends on Sunday, October 7th, running from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily (store hours may vary). It is a weekend full of fabulous fun! Find deals galore at the Sidewalk Sale; visit the Christmas Shop; participate in Boardwalk Buddy Walk or meet some of your favorite furry friends as Greyhounds Reach the Beach. The Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach resort area has… More

Becca Stevens Band

October 6, 2012
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Becca Stevens is a startlingly original, refreshingly distinctive talent effortlessly blending jazz, folk and pop. Described as “a best kept secret” by The New York Times, this young songstress’ talent is sure to be a secret no longer. More

Boast the Coast Maritime Festival & Lighted Boat Parade

October 6, 2012
Boast the Coast is a city-sponsored, maritime festival. It is held annually in Lewes in conjunction with the University of Delaware's Coast Day celebration. The highlight of this fun-filled day is the lighted boat parade on the canal running through town. More

Historic Haunts in Lewes

October 6, 2012
  • Location: Midway School #178
  • Address: 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 7 to 10pm and 10:30pm to 1:30am
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Become a paranormal investigator for the evening in historic Lewes! In this 3 hour program, you will learn about ghosts and the tools used to explore paranormal activity, view first hand live data as it is being collected and go into our buildings to investigate for yourself. Reservations are now being accepted for October 5, 6, 26 and 27. There are two sessions per night at 7-10pm and 10:30-1:30am. The investigations begin at 110 Shipcarpenter Street at the Midway School #178. There is a 50… More

Possum Point Players presents CITY OF ANGELS

October 6, 2012
Possum Point Players presents CITY OF ANGELS Music by Cy Coleman Lyrics by David Zippel Book by Larry Gelbart Directed by Kenney Workman Musical Direction by Melanie Bradley September 28, 29, October 5, and 6, 2012, at 8 PM September 30 and October 7, 2012, at 2 PM at Possum Hall in Georgetown, DE Tickets are $23 for adults; $22 for students and seniors Tickets are on sale online at www.possumpointplayers.org and also by phone at 302-856-4560. CITY OF ANGELS is the rarest of musical comedies-… More

Sensational Soul Cruisers

October 6, 2012
The Sensational Soul Cruisers are an eleven-man ensemble including four soulful vocalists who pay tribute to classic performers from Otis Redding and the Drifters to Barry White and the Commodores. More

The Great Monarch Migration

October 6, 2012
Every fall, millions of monarch butterflies begin their southward migration to Mexico, traveling up to 100 miles a day and eventually covering more than 2,000 miles! Learn about the incredible life-cycle of the monarch, and find out if they will really make it all the way to Mexico. Learn about an international research project to catch, tag, and release these insects, and maybe tag some monarchs of our own! No pre-registration necessary. Age: All Cost $4 More

The Lewes Historical Society Craft Fair

October 6, 2012
  • Location: The Lewes Historical Complex
  • Address: 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 9 am to 4 pm
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Lewes is a quaint historic town located in coastal Sussex County, Delaware, within easy driving distance of major metropolitan areas. Lewes is an exciting destination for Craft buyers with its wealth of historical sights, museums, unique shops, restaurants and pristine beaches. The grounds of The Lewes Historical Society are located near the downtown shopping district. The Historic Complex consists of numerous historic buildings that are open to the public. These houses and museums, surrounded… More

Truck and Tractor Day

October 6, 2012
Bring the whole family for a "wheel" fun day celebrating the history of farming at Winterthur and the completion of the new Brown Horticulture Learning Center. Explore the historic and modern farm vehicles and fire trucks while enjoying arts and crafts. Members free. Included with admission. The Brown Horticulture Learning Center is an original estate greenhouse renovated into a state-of-the-art educational gardening classroom and meeting rooms. More

Boo! At The Zoo! at 3 Palms Petting Zoo

October 06 – 27, 2012
  • Address: 924 Blackbird Forest Road, Clayton, DE 19938
  • Venue: 3 Palms Petting Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Dusk to 9 p.m.
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Our woods have become haunted! Come join us for our first annual "Boo! At the Zoo" Halloween event. We are happy to extend our hours Friday & Saturday nights from September 28th through October 27th. We will be open until 9:00 p.m. for a walk through our decked out haunted woods. Blackbird Forest at night is spooky enough, but we have a graveyard, ghosts, scarecrows, pumpkins, spiders, and a few other surprises along the way! Spooky, NOT scary, family friendly, and great for kids.… More

Hayrides and Seasonal Crafts

October 06 – 27, 2012
On Saturdays in October, 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. Children can try their hands at seasonal crafts, such as corn-husk dolls and apple wreaths. Get a taste of fall with local apple cider and enjoy live music. Included with admission, free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141. More

Smyrna Farmers' Market

October 06 – 27, 2012
  • Address: 27 South Market Street Plaza, Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Fifer Orchards - Fifer Fall Fest

October 06 – 31, 2012
6 Acre corn maze (with trivia stations) - Mini corn maze (5 and under) - Free small pumpkin included in admission - Pumpkin painting - Super straw slides - Straw castle - Mini straw maze - Tricycle races - Corn crib - Rubber ducky races - Pumpkin checkers - Free parking Saturdays Only: - Petting zoo - Hay rides - Pony rides - Face painting - Pumpkin train - Live entertainment - Lions Club Grille will be open with food and beverages - Kettle corn, caramel apples, and more *Call for prices and… More

Jenny Drumgoole: The Real Woman of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Contest

October 06 – November 1, 2012
Philadelphia artist Jenny Drumgoole’s work questions our cultural obsession with celebrity. Real Women of Philadelphia is a mockumentary of her own quest to meet Southern culinary star Paula Dean. More

Alison Stigora: Natural Forces

October 06 – December 9, 2012
Alison Stigora Natural Forces Constance S. and Robert J. Hennessy Project Space September 7 – December 9, 2012 Stigora creates elaborate gallery installations using burnt wood. Her work explores human activity and the destructive forces of nature. More

Kelly Kozma: Play Next Episode

October 06 – December 16, 2012
Kozma presents colorful, hand-embroidered pencil drawings of organo-geometric forms that generate a dialogue about the natural and built environment. More

The American Eagle: Symbol of Freedom and Enterprise to the du Pont Family

October 6, 2012 – January 1, 2013
The image of the eagle has been an important icon in the history of the du Pont family. The du Pont family came to America on the ship “American Eagle," the DuPont Company's first product was Eagle Gun Powder, and decorative arts collected by Mrs. Louise du Pont Crowninshield were adorned with eagles, a common symbolic element in Federal-style furnishings. This exhibit is on display in the du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills. Included in regular admission and tour. Free for members.… More

A Lasting Legacy

October 6, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Commemorating the nation’s most successful university-museum partnership, A Lasting Legacy explores the changing roles of conservation and curatorial scholarship over the past 60 years. More

Nicholas Kripal: New Work

October 6, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Kripal’s elegant ceramic forms derive their shape from disposable food containers of the past. His work straddles the line between fine art and design. More

Nicholas Kripal: New Work

October 6, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Nicholas Kripal: New Work E. Avery Draper Gallery September 22, 2012 – January 6, 2013 Kripal’s elegant ceramic forms derive their shape from disposable food containers of the past. His work straddles the line between fine art and design. More

Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition

October 6, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Winterthur’s major new exhibition, Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition, is a joyous celebration of objects and imagery created in response to society’s love of wine. Featuring more than 300 objects, Uncorked! explores how wine was marketed, consumed, and enjoyed in America and Britain from the 1600s through the 1800s. A wide range of materials are represented, from wine bottles, decanters, and cellarettes to lead figures of Bacchus and “Champagne Charlie” song sheets.… More

Young Country: Rural Themes in Art

October 6, 2012 – January 27, 2013
Young Country specifically examines how artists living in “fringe” art centers are re-defining ideas of fine art, class, and “country” in America. More
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