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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 20, 2012

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting October 20, 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

‘Fall into Milton’ town-wide event set for Oct. 20

October 20, 2012
Milton will host the second annual “Fall into Milton” festival downtown from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. It is a fall festival featuring fall produce, mums, pumpkins, crafts, jewelry, antiques, demonstrations, activities and food. There will be fun fall activities for all ages, including a pet costume contest, pumpkin painting, strawman puppetmaking, and more. The event is free and will be rain or shine. Fall into Milton will take place in downtown Milton at the corner of… More

Blackbird Creek Fall Festival

October 20, 2012
  • Location: Blackbird Creek Reserve
  • Address: 801 Blackbird Landing Road, Townsend, DE 19901
  • Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Join us for Free Family Fun at the 5th Annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival! Delight in the beauty of the Blackbird Creek as you enjoy Hayrides, Hikes, Live Music, Artisans, Demonstrations, Food, Kids Crafts and Games, Exhibitors, and much more! More

Monkey Fist Keychain

October 20, 2012
Make your own rope keychain! Monkey fists had special significance to sailors because it was often the first thing that connected them to land at the end of a long sea voyage. A monkey fist was used to give weight to the small having ropes which were used to pull the larger ropes used to secure the ship to shore. We’ll provide all the materials and instruction for you to make your own! Pre-register. Ages 12 and up Participants must be at least 12 years of age $10 per person More

Schwartz Center Film & Speaker Series

October 20, 2012
The SCA will host an Hispanic celebration with key-note speaker, Secretary Vivian Rapposelli, live music, authentic cuisine and the documentary film, "Estamos Aqui" by local director, Sharon Baker. More

Staff Benda Bilili

October 20, 2012
Full of astonishing power and beauty, Staff Benda Bilili have become an unstoppable force in global music, dazzling the world over with their mesmerizing rumba-rooted grooves and vibrant vocals. “In world music circles, this eight-piece from the Congo are the most talked about band of the year” -Daily Telegraph More

Tower of Power & Average White Band

October 20, 2012
It’s a musical experience like no other when legends of funk n’ soul, Tower of Power ("So Very Hard To Go,” “What is Hip?”) and Average White Band (“Pick Up the Pieces”) share the stage for one thrilling, funky night. More

Waterfowl Festival – 75th Anniversary Celebration at Bombay Hook

October 20, 2012
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Delaware's Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge with activities and events throughout the day, presentations and refuge tours.  More

Boo! At The Zoo! at 3 Palms Petting Zoo

October 20 – 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 20 – 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 20 – 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 20 – 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 20 – 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 20 – 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 20 – 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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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