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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.

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Saturday Oct 26, 2013

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting October 26, 2013
  • 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

12th Annual Wine & Music Festival at Dover Downs

October 26, 2013
Come, help us celebrate our 12th Anniversary Wine & Music Festival as we celebrate Halloween style! Sample free wines from around the world and enjoy delicious culinary delights for purchase. Stroll through the ever-changing gift and food marketplace, and sign up for a variety of fun and informative wine seminars. Enjoy live DJ entertainment and cooking demos at 4:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. More

Amateur Radio & Electronics EXPO

October 26, 2013
  • Location: Sussex Technical High School
  • Address: 17099 County Seat Highway (Route 9), west of Georg, Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Times: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
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Amateur Radio & Electronics EXPO set for October 26 in Georgetown. Georgetown, Delaware –Ham Radio operators and electronics enthusiasts will gather at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown on October 26 for the annual Amateur Radio & Electronics EXPO. The event, often referred to as a “Hamfest”, features equipment displays, demonstrations, and forums that focus on advances in technology and radio communications. The EXPO will be held at Sussex Technical High… More

Autumn Leaf Special

October 26, 2013
Travel the Wilmington and Western Railroad for their "Autumn Leaf Special" ride on a steam or diesel powered locomotive. Enjoy the splendor of the season, with 1 ½-hour round-trips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, or 2 ½-hour round-trips to Hockessin. Make sure to bring your camera!   More

British Invasion Tribute 50th Year Anniversary of The Beatles

October 26, 2013
More than just The Beatles, The British Invasion Tribute performance is three shows in one! First, you may hear songs by iconic British groups such as The Zombies, The Moody Blues, Dave Clark Five and Herman's Hermits. The American musical "response" will follow, with memorable hits by celebrated artists such as The Monkees, The Turtles, The Mamas and The Papas, and Paul Revere and The Raiders, to name just a few. The performance concludes with an extraordinary finale paying tribute… More

Fall Photography Stroll

October 26, 2013
Enjoy this early morning opportunity to photograph the gardens of Mt. Cuba Center. Chris Starr will offer advice, tips, and ideas as well as answer your photography questions. Photographers of all experience levels, from novices to experts, will receive personal guidance. Stroll the gardens and capture the visual glory of autumn. Be sure to bring your lenses, camera manual, and dress for the weather. Tripods are welcome. Garden admission is included with registration.   More

Hauntings in History Walking Tours

October 26, 2013
  • Address: 2 East Fourth St., New Castle, DE 19720
  • Venue: Amstel House
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 7:00, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m.
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Come join us in Old New Castle for our annual Ghost Tours…but only if you dare! Beware of goblins, ghosts and poltergeists as you venture out on autumn evenings and discover the darker side of history by taking the only ghost tour of Old New Castle that brings you inside one of New Castle’s most haunted mansions - The Amstel House! After exploring the legendary Amstel House you’ll venture out into the dark, cool night to search for other New Castle myths and tales of the… More

Hayrides at Hagley

October 26, 2013
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 201 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Venue: Hagley Museum and Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
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. Included with admission, free for members. Use Hagley's main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. More

Shipwrecked! Tales of Traditions and Tragedy

October 26, 2013
Explore bizarre maritime traditions and superstitions that 19th-century sailors used to ensure safety and understand the unexplainable. Stroll through the museum to hear tragic stories from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. $10 per person. To register, please call 302-227-6991. More

Steamin' Halloween at Auburn Heights

October 26, 2013
  • Location: Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights
  • Address: 3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, DE 19736
  • Times: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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Ride in the 1/8-size steam trains and antique autos, see the world's largest operating collection of Stanley Steamers, sample free popcorn from a steam-powered popper, and enjoy family fun for all ages.  Mansion tours available for an additional $12. per person. More

24th Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler's Festival

October 26 – 27, 2013
Join the festivities with the Sea Witch Parade and Costume Contest. Plus, a Fiddlers Contest with prizes awarded in Banjo, Fiddle, and Bluegrass categories, the Sea Witch Cottage and Heritage Craft Shows at the Rehoboth Outlets and Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, and a Best Costumed Pet Contest for Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets. More

Fifer Fall Fest

October 26 – 31, 2013
Fifer Fall Fest 2013 September 16th – October 31st Enter – 10am-5pm (Monday-Friday) Enter – 10am-4pm (Saturday) **Closed Sundays** Corn Maze Activity Area includes: -6 acre corn maze (with trivia stations) and observation deck -Mini corn maze (5 and under) -Free small pumpkin included in admission -Pumpkin painting -Super straw slides -Spider straw castle with farm volleyball -New! Zip swing -Pony hop races -Mini straw maze -Tractor tricycles -Corn crib -Rubber ducky races… More

Frightland

October 26 – November 2, 2013
Selected by the Travel Channel as one of America’s scariest Halloween attractions, Frightland includes haunted attractions such as the Zombie Prison, Horror Hayrides, Haunted Barn and much more. Frightland also offers carnival amusements and is located in northern Delaware on Route 13 and Port Penn Road, just south of the St. Georges Bridge. For more information, call 302-838-0256.  More

Screams at the Beach

October 26 – November 2, 2013
The town of All Hallow’s was once a flourishing settlement but now has fallen into disarray with shocking mayhem around every corner. Stroll through themed houses and the Crimson Woods. Screams at the Beach welcomes families but warns that this is an experience of frights and screams. They are located at 22518 Lewes Georgetown Highway in Georgetown, Delaware on the grounds of Sports at the Beach.  For more information, call 302-856-7400. More

Decorator Showhouse and Gardens

October 26 – November 3, 2013
  • Address: 1106 Hopeton Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10a-5p Sunday 12-5p Extended hours Thursday until 8 p Closed Mondays
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Discover the artistry of the area's best interior decorators and landscape professionals. The architectural charm is combined with today's modern design in this stunning 1927 Tudor style home. Additional information on tickets and parking can be found at www.oxforddecoratorshowhouse.com More

Walking Tour: Rocks and Roll Mills

October 26 – November 30, 2013
Take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the black powder process on a tour created and led by interpreter Steve Patton. Try your hand at graining some powder and don’t miss the explosive finish! Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Please dress appropriately. Walking tour is included in cost of admission. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. More

Exhibit: Taverns, Taprooms & Tippling Houses of Early New Castle

October 26 – December 29, 2013
  • Location: Old Library Museum
  • Address: 40 East 3rd Street, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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"Taverns, Taprooms & Tippling Houses of Early New Castle" explores the history of New Castle’s early taverns that served travelers and others between the 1650s and the 1840s. New Castle had several taverns operating in the city at any given time. Most were located along Delaware Street and The Strand because those were the locations that were most convenient for travelers and people coming into town for court sessions. You'll meet the tavern-keepers and discover why taverns… More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

October 26 – December 31, 2013
  • Location: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Address: 11th and Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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The Centennial Tea features our new centennial tea blend, created especially for the Hotel du Pont’s centennial celebration.  This tea is infused with a burst of pineapple, the international symbol of hospitality, to commemorate our commitment for 100 years.  Also featured at our Centennial Tea are various blends from the Delaware Art Museum and several DuPont Estates in the Brandywine Valley.  Choose from Longwood, Winterthur, Hagley, and Nemours teas. Throughout the year,… More

American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell

October 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014
American Moderns features 57 paintings and sculptures that highlight changes in American art and culture during the fascinating half-century from 1910 through 1960. The exhibition’s major themes include cubist experiments, images of modern structures, and stylized renditions of traditional subjects, such as landscapes and still life arrangements. The pictures feature a cast of engaging characters including a tattoo artist, a confidence man, boxers, and independent women. More

The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection

October 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014
On loan from the Birmingham Museum of Art, this unique exhibition features hand-painted portraits of individual eyes. In this late-18th-century art form, fragile watercolors were meticulously dabbed on tiny pieces of ivory ensconced in jewelry forms. Lavishly adorned with jewels, the portraits set into brooches, rings, lockets, pendants, small boxes, toothpick cases, most from England, are few in number. The collection the Skiers have assembled is considered the largest of its kind, with only… More

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

October 26, 2013 – January 6, 2014
The latest major exhibition at Winterthur delves into how maps in the 18th and 19th centuries they were key to the American experience and became the social glue that bound a young nation into a community. The exhibition features traditional maps on paper rare and interesting map–related objects from Winterthur’s collection, illustrating American's changing interactions with maps. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

October 26, 2013 – March 31, 2014
Seventy-five years ago on October 27, 1938, a brand new material named nylon was announced to the public. Created in DuPont’s labs, nylon replaced silk in the ladies hosiery industry. Nylon was so popular that its early sales created near riots because demand was so high. Hagley’s exhibition will discuss the early development of nylon and its impact on the fashion industry. Exhibition included with admission. The exhibition will be open through March 31, 2014. More

On-Going Events

Cheech & Chong at The Grand

October 26, 2013
  • Location: Grand Opera House
  • Address: 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Times: 8 PM
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The 1974 album by Cheech and Chong called Los Cochinos won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album. An evening with the 1970s 'favorite stoner" comedians, who are reunited for the first time in years with their uniquely loose and loony comedy. More

Ghosts in the Graveyard at Old Swedes

October 26, 2013
Hear ghostly tales and legends. See if you can solve the mystery of the late night bell ringing at Old Swedes. Reservations required.  Tours are an hour long and begin every 30 minutes. More

Paranormal Ghost Tours at Fort Delaware

October 26, 2013
Back by popular demand! Join the Delaware Ghost Hunters, Inc. and park staff for three hour recreational paranormal investigations in October. Participants experience an actual paranormal investigation using electronic magnetic field detectors, data recorders and temperature sensors. This program is limited to ages 12 and older. Boat departs from Delaware City dock promptly at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $40 per person. Friday and Saturdays in October, 6:30 and 9:30. October 26th- No 9:30 p.m. tour. More
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