Here is a round-up of some of the great events and things to do in Delaware this weekend. While you’re enjoying Delaware, please share travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Instagram and Pinterest and tag your post #Delagram.


42nd Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale   
Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Rehoboth Beach
The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce announces the 42nd Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale. It is a weekend for deals and fabulous finds! Shopping in downtown Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Route One has never offered more merchandise at bargain prices!

Art is Tasty at the Delaware Art Museum  
Friday, October 5, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$12 Members, $14 Non-Members
This noontime lunch series on the first Friday of October pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about Robert Weir’s work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café.

NASCAR Race Weekend      
Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7, 2018
NASCAR comes to Dover with a triple-header, a Camping World Truck Series on Friday, an XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash on Saturday and the 400-mile Monster Energy Cup Series race on Sunday. Dover International Speedway offers a variety of fan friendly and family value ticket packages.

Winterthur After Hours: Mix, Relax, and Explore    
Friday, October 5, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$10 per Member, $15 per nonmember, $5 per student, 13 and under are free
Don’t miss an evening of music and a beer garden among the tractors! Get a sneak preview of our family-friendly Truck and Tractor Day event. The Joe Hillman Band will supply the night's soundtrack with influence from rock and roll, bluegrass, and swing music. Hop on a quick hayride or join Chris Strand, director of Garden and Estate, at 6:15 pm for a walking tour of Winterthur’s historic greenhouses and talk about the tractors used to maintain the property and the history of horticulture and agriculture on the estate.

Ghost Tours and Paranormal Investigations at Fort Delaware         
Friday, October 5, 2018
6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Delaware City
$50 per person
Join the Diamond State Ghost Investigators and park staff for a three-hour recreational paranormal investigation. Participants witness and take part in actual investigations, using electronic magnetic field detectors, data recorders, and temperature sensors. Guests must be at least 13 years old and advance reservation is required

7th Annual Boo! At the Zoo!         
Friday, October 5 – Saturday, October 6, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Once again, the Zoo has become haunted! Blackbird Forest is spooky enough at night, but we have a graveyard, ghosts, scarecrows, pumpkins, skeletons, witches, and a few other surprises along the way! Spooky, NOT scary, family friendly, and great for kids. See the Zoo in a different light, at night! 

Fall Craft Fair
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Lewes Fall Craft Fair is well known for the exceptional quality of the craftspeople, including new and returning artists from across Delmarva and the Eastern Shore. With its wealth of historical sites, museums, unique shops, restaurants and pristine beaches, Lewes is an exciting destination for craft buyers and visitors alike! 

Wings & Wheels     
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Come out and enjoy a day of planes, cars, WWII re-enactors, airport history, great food, and entertainment! There is a fun activity for everyone!

River Towns Ride Festival    
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New Castle
The fifth annual River Towns Ride & Festival is a one-day joint festival held between the two historic Delaware waterfront towns of New Castle and Delaware City. Activities include live music, rides, attractions, games, tours, vendors, food and drink.

Delaware Auto Show   
Saturday, Oct. 6 - Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Delaware Auto Show returns to Chase Center on the Riverfront for the12th year! Every major automotive manufacturer will exhibit their newest and most exciting cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers and vans. It’s the one time each year in Delaware when people can experience all the makes and models in a climate-controlled environment, without any pressure to buy. 

Mispillion Crab-B-Que   
Saturday, October 6, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$40 - $50
Mispillion River Brewing is hosting the inaugural “Crab-B-Que” crab feast benefitting Toys for Tots. Guests will enjoy all-you-can-eat crabs from Meding’s Seafood and a variety of sides such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, bourbon BBQ beans, corn or corn on the cob, pasta salad, and grilled summer vegetables.

The Bellefonte Ball       
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
The Babes of Bellefonte Brewery present to you: The Bellefonte Ball.  Break out those old prom & bridesmaids dresses or throw on a tux and join the fun and festivities!

Tree Walk with Bill McAvoy   
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Learn about the native trees of Bombay Hook with Bill McAvoy, Botanist of the State of Delaware. The program will cover the native trees commonly found within the refuge and Delaware. In addition the program will explore the value these trees offer resident refuge wildlife. The program is free and will begin at the refuge Visitor Center

Coast Day    
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Coast Day showcases how UD scientists, staff, and students are improving our understanding of ocean environments and serve coastal communities. Coast Day attendees can interact with researchers, tour ships, try hands-on activities, and attend presentations on a range of topics. Everyone can enjoy live music, vendor displays, and seafood favorites showcased by local chefs at the Crab Cake Cook-Off and the Seafood Chowder Challenge.

Steamin’ Days at Auburn Heights     
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
During Steamin’ Days at Auburn Heights, the site truly comes alive. Visitors are encouraged to climb into an antique automobile or board one of our trains and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Or tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family. There is something for everyone at Auburn Heights, whether you are 2 or 92.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings      
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Spend your Sunday relaxing with some wine and a performance by Allison Landon. Enjoy a flight of 5 wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served.