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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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Friday Oct 26, 2012

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting October 26, 2012
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 4:30 and 6:00PM
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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, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain. More

BÉLA FLECK BANJO SUMMIT

October 26, 2012
A not-to-be-missed musical event, banjo master Béla Fleck and fellow pickers Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Noam Pikelny, Richie Stearns, Eric Weissberg, and Pete Wernick perform traditional bluegrass, as well as jazz, classical, and rock music. More

Bellevue Hall Ghost Tour

October 26, 2012
Join us as we share personal stories of "ghostly" experiences at Bellevue Hall followed by a candlelit tour—if you dare! For those who remain . . . refreshments will be served. The fee for this program is $15 per person. Pre-register by calling (302) 761-6963 no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th. Space is limited! Please enter the park through the Philadelphia Pike entrance and park behind Bellevue Hall. More

Hayrides

October 26, 2012
  • Address: 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 5:30p.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 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30 every Friday night in October. More

Historic Haunts in Lewes

October 26, 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

Lantern Tour

October 26, 2012
Enjoy a unique, guided lantern tour of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum by an interpreter in turn-of-the-century Life-Saving Service patrol garb. Learn of the hard work and peril the surfmen went through to safe shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast, and then venture out to the beach where the surfmen performed their nightly patrols more than 100 years ago, scanning the waters for signs of ships in distress. Dress for the weather! Pre-register. Age: All Cost: $10 per… More

Shipwrecked: Tales of Traditions and Tragedy

October 26, 2012
Many traditions and superstitions were a way for 19th century sailors to ensure their safety and understand the unexplainable events of their lives. Join us at the Indian River Life-Saving Station as we explore these bizarre maritime traditions and unlock the mysteries! Then take a stroll through the museum to hear tragic maritime stories from the Indian Rive Life-Saving Station logs. Pre-register. All ages $10 per person More

Boo! At The Zoo! at 3 Palms Petting Zoo

October 26 – 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

Fifer Orchards - Fifer Fall Fest

October 26 – 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 26 – 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 26 – 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 26 – 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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.
  • Visit Website
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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