Fall is one of Delaware’s most action-packed times of year, full of celebratory festivals and events that embrace the Halloween spirit. From strutting down a boardwalk at the beach to exploring ghostly haunts at a Civil War fortress, find a Halloween adventure for you that’s uniquely Delaware.

Just for fun
Boo at the Zoo
October 17 – 20, 2019
Perfect for kiddos, this merry, not scary annual event offers the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and explore the Brandywine Zoo while trick-or-treating!

October 18, 2019
Bethany Beach
This one-day festival features trick-or-treating for the kids, top-notch barbeque for the whole family and a beer garden for the grownups, all at beautiful Delaware Seashore State Park!

30th Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival
October 25 – 27, 2019
Rehoboth Beach
The quirky weekend celebration includes a festive parade, costume contest, and of course, pet parade on the boardwalk with an award going to the best costumed pet!

Children’s Fantasy Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park
October 25 – 27, 2019
Kids get decked out in their Halloween best for this trick-or-treating adventure through the park featuring storybook characters, jack-o-lanterns, singing, magic and more!

Wags, Witches & Warlocks
October 26, 2019
Bethany Beach
Take this chance to dress yourself and your pup in your Halloween best for a day of fall fun at the beach all in support of our furry friends at the Brandywine Valley SPCA.

Mysteries of History
October 26, 2019
Learn the stories behind the unusual tombstones of St. Peter’s cemetery with a guide before or after your visit to the Zwaanendael Museum.

Halloween Express on the Wilmington & Western Railroad
October 27, 2019
Kids and grownups are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes on this fun one-hour ride to and from Mt. Cuba Center.

Ghostly adventures
Lewes Legends Tour
October 9 – 24, 2019 (Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Rich in historic happenings, almost 400 years of history has left behind residents who refuse to depart. Grab a flashlight and join a tour to the Cannonball House – said to be one of the most haunted locations in Delaware!

Lantern Tour of the Green
October 18, 2019
Follow a historical interpreter around the Green with a lantern in hand and encounter characters who have left a sinister impression on the town that’s lasted centuries.

Pea Patch Paranormal Investigation
October 26, 2019
Delaware City
Follow a group of experts on this five-hour ghost hunt through Civil War fortress Fort Delaware! Perfect for those serious about finding ghosts!

View more ghostly locations around Delaware here!

Hair-raising scares
October 11 – November 2, 2019 (Thursdays – Sundays)
Featuring eight haunted attractions including a two-mile haunted hayride, prepare to be scared! Need to shake off the scare before heading home? Check out the on-site carnival with rides, games and festival foods!

Nightmare’s Haunted House
October 4 – November 2, 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays)
Voted the number one haunted attraction in Delaware and number 10 in the nation, Nightmare’s Haunted House is back for its 19th season. Face your fears in both the house and maze during your visit. Donate a canned good and receive $3 off admission.

Hockessin Haunted House
October 18 – 26, 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays)
Guests will be escorted by a private guide through three floors of rooms and passageways of the Winchester house where they will encounter paranormal activity and the spirits and demons that reside within. All proceeds benefit Comp Animals Pet Rescue, an all-volunteer, no-kill rescue that helps all animals in need and especially those that have found themselves on death row.