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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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Sunday Oct 14, 2012

Calendar of Events

Beachcombing

October 14, 2012
Stroll along Delaware Seashore State Park’s famous undeveloped beach looking for seashells, egg cases, and other signs of marine and beach life. Winter storms wash up a treasure trove of objects not typically seen during the mild summer months so it’s worth bundling up and venturing out for a bit! A naturalist will display beachcombing items from the park’s collection before the group heads out onto the strand. Dress for the weather! All ages $3 per person More

Mountain Biking 101

October 14, 2012
  • Address: 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
  • Times: 1pm
Learn mountain biking skills and safety from a member of the Delaware Trail Spinners, then test your skills on the trail! Meets at Area 1. Free program. More

New Age Brass in Concert!

October 14, 2012
New Age Brass in Concert! Sunday, October 14, 2 pm Donation requested The New Age Brass was formed by five aspiring musicians from central Pennsylvania in order to bring new life to modern brass performance. Since 2008, New Age Brass has been bringing music to audiences around the world with energizing interactive performances that push the boundaries of standard chamber music repertoire. Program followed by optional gallery tour. More

Stargazing at the Seashore

October 14, 2012
Enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars! Learn how to navigate around the night sky and hear some of the ancient stories about the constellations. Star maps, binoculars, and red lights will be provided. Feel free to bring your own blanket and pillow as this is the only park program you can enjoy lying down! Please do not bring a flashlight, as participants’ eyes will need to adjust to the dark. Pre-register. All ages $5 per person More

Vendemmia da Vinci

October 14, 2012
  • Location: Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
  • Address: 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE
  • Times: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Sample wines, savor delicious Italian food and listen to classic Italian music at the Tubman-Garrett Park on the beautiful Wilmington Riverfront. Admission includes: Sampling great Italian wines; Sampling great Italian food; Italian Beer Garden; Great live entertainment; Vendemmia 2012 Wine Glass; Handcrafted Wine & Home made Gravy Contest; Silent Auction; Italian vendor displays.   More

Hayrides

October 14 – 28, 2012
  • Address: 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
  • Venue: Lums Pond State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 3, 4,5,6 p.m.
The haywagon’s ready to roll! Book a hayride for $100. Price includes a 50-minute hayride and a 50-minute campfire. After the ride, relax and roast your own food around a campfire. Parking is at the campground store. Reservations required. Rides start at 3,4,5 & 6 p.m. every Sunday in October. More

Fifer Orchards - Fifer Fall Fest

October 14 – 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 14 – 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

Co-Op Farmers’ Market

October 14 – November 18, 2012
  • Location: Newark Natural Foods Co-Op
  • Address: 280 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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The Co-op Farmers Market is sponsored by area farmers and the Newark Natural Foods Cooperative. The market meets every Sunday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front parking lot of Newark Natural Foods. The season runs from the first Sunday in May to the Sunday before Thanksgiving of each year. At the Co-op Farmers Market, you will be able to: shop for local foods and handcrafted goods; talk about food with real farmers who grow it; see many friends and make new ones there-it is… More

Alison Stigora: Natural Forces

October 14 – 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 14 – 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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

Nicholas Kripal: New Work

October 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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

Rise and Fall: Monumental Duct Tape Drawings by Joe Girandola

October 14, 2012 – February 10, 2013
Girandola uses duct tape to render local, national and global cultural icons. From the Taj Mahal to vintage cars and L.A. diners, his large-scale canvasses reflect layered social commentary through a folk vernacular. More

On-Going Events

New Castle Farmers Market

Starting October 14, 2012
  • Address: 110 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Amazing food, value and fun for the entire family! Over 70 individual owner operated shoping including PA dutch meats, baked good and much more!.  More

 

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