Experience festive fun this October through the best celebrations of the season, and sweet treats throughout the state. And if you prefer all things scary, you’ll find your seasonal joy through top ghostly sites. So grab your trick or treat basket, or suit up in your best costume and embark on an adventure of these top Halloween frights and candy shops in Delaware.
Top Halloween frights
Dark Dover Lantern Tours
October 28-29 at 7PM and 8:30PM
For a dark and eerie exploration through historic streets and cemeteries with stories to tell, just grab your lantern and embark on the First State Heritage Park's guided tours. Register online.
Frightland is back for the season with eight attractions including haunted houses, hayrides, their own cemetery and a town of zombies. Tickets are on sale now!
Bonus Tip – After a frightful experience at Frightland, stop by Crooked Hammock Brewery Middletown for delicious grub and craft brews.
Fort Delaware Paranormal Adventures
Let the Diamond State Ghost Investigators lead you through this centuries-old military fort with electromagnetic field detectors, data recorders and temperature sensors to find what may be lurking in the dark. Tickets sell out fast so reserve yours online today!
Hauntings in History
Are you brave enough to explore the darker side of New Castle history? Join the New Castle Historical Society to explore New Castle's supernatural charms with a tour that guides you through darkened streets to hear macabre tales of hauntings and more.
Top Halloween Festivities
Hayrides at Delaware State Parks
Brandywine Creek, Belleview, White Clay Creek, Lums Pond, Killens Pond, Trap Pond
Friday and Saturdays in October
Tour the Delaware State Parks like never before with a festive hayride through the scenic fall foliage. Some locations offer a cozy bonfire afterwards.
Sea Witch Festival
For more than 30 years the Sea Witch Festival has brought all things quirky and festive to the beaches during Halloween. Visit for the parades, games, hayrides, and free live entertainment on the bandstand.
Boo at the Zoo
10AM - 3PM
For a merry (not scary) event, grab the kids and head to Brandywine Zoo for trick-or-treating with lemurs and red pandas as your guide.
Fifer Orchards Fall Fun Fest
Monday-Saturday starting at 10 AM
Plan for a day of challenging your family to a "Jurassic Farm" themed corn maze, a fall fun park, and apple cider donuts to complete your Halloween festivities all in one day.
Children's Fantasy Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park
Calling all little goblins and ghouls for a trick or treat adventure at Cape Henlopen State Park. Journey through a jack-o-lantern lit trail with storybook characters and lots of candy along the way.
Bonus Tip - On your way out of the park stop by the Cape May – Lewes Ferry for a meal at Grain on the Rocks and snap a quick picture in your costumes at the Delaware Discoveries Trail interactive street art piece.
Top candy shops for festive treats
This boutique shop is known for its custom-designed candies as well as an abundance of cotton candy flavors that you can order online for a Halloween treat!
Candy for All Occasions
Featuring customized and personalized homemade chocolates, a full line of fresh roasted nuts, snack mixes and old fashioned and hard-to-find novelty candy.
Ibachs Candy by the Sea
Be sure to include the iconic Dolles Saltwater Taffy in your trick-or-treat basket this halloween! And for an iconic flavor of the season a bucket of caramel corn to take along as a snack for all your fall festivities.
Bonus Tip - After picking out your sweet treats, spend time walking the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk to enjoy the fall weather!
Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island
Home to all of your Halloween treats needs, this family run candy shop has been an institution at the Delaware Beaches since 1937, when they first began selling handcrafted salt-water taffy, creamy fudges, and chocolates.
Bonus Tip - When in Fenwick enjoy some of the freshest seafood dishes served in an intimate environment provided by a friendly and helpful staff at One Coastal. Be sure to make a reservation so you do not miss out on a memorable culinary experience.
Seaside Country Store
Fresh-made fudge (the vanilla is especially buzz-worthy), old-school novelty candy treats, gourmet food and cheese spreads are a perfect addition to a holiday party.