Brandywine State Resort Park in fall

Weekend Things to Do in Delaware, October 22-24

The leaves are slowly starting to change into their beautiful autumn hues, delicious restaurants and craft beverage locations are featuring the best of fall flavors, and the festive fall events are plenty. Explore a round up of things to do worth falling for this weekend in Delaware.

Boo! At the Zoo!
October 22nd – 24th
3 Palms Petting Zoo annually host ghosts, ghouls, and guests alike at their Boo! at the Zoo! event, where you can tour the zoo after-hours—accompanied by spooky decorations, hand-carved pumpkins, and a few other surprises along the way. Guests can also enjoy a hayride around the zoo for just $2 per passenger!

Drive in Movie Weekend
October 22nd
Grab your popcorn, and a cozy blanket, and take in a fun film under the night sky. A festive showing of Night at the Museum will be on the big screen at Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library this weekend.

Enchanted Meadows Trick or Treat Trail!
October 22nd-24th
Dress your family in your Halloween best and come explore the magic of the enchanted meadows! Meet storybook characters as you journey through the trail for treats.

Fifer Orchards Corn Maze
October 22nd – 23rd
Scooby dooby doo we found the perfect fall adventure for you! Journey through the mystery maze with your favorite Scooby Doo adventures along the way, snap a photo with their Mystery Machine hay bale tractor, and then head off to pick your favorite pumpkin. Top the day off with a Cider Shake up for the perfect fall day.

Hayride Express at Wilmington & Western Railroad 
October 22nd 
Enjoy an evening hayride through the Red Clay Valley with Wilmington & Western Railroad. This trip will be powered by an antique locomotive, uniquely converted for hayrides during the autumn season. 

Hauntings in History
October 22nd – 23rd
New Castle
Let the Halloween happenings begin! For a ride on the scarier side visit Historic New Castle for a tour that guides you through darkened streets to hear macabre tales of hauntings, and history. Also, visit New Castle’s most haunted mansion if you dare.

Local Cuisine Restaurant Week
Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Fenwick Island
October 22nd – 24th
Take a bite of the local flavor this weekend around Bethany Beach. The Local Cuisine Restaurant Week features some of the best food you can find on the coast. From homemade ice cream at Agape Creamery, to multi-course dining experiences at Good Earth Market, Matt’s Fish Camp, Harvest Tide Steakhouse and more.

Night Hikes at Mt. Cuba
October 22nd
Night hikes are more fun in October! You’ll journey through the grounds of Mt. Cuba, and experience the stars and sounds of the night. Be sure to bring your own flashlight!

2nd Birthday Party at Thompson Island
Rehoboth Beach
October 22nd – 24th  
Celebrate two years of beers, and many cheers at Thompson Island. Enjoy live music, homebrew competitions, t-shirt giveaways, and more. Be sure to check in on the DE on Tap app for your chance to win a prize.

Yoga on the Vine
October 23rd
It’s time to “unwine” with a one hour yoga flow, followed by a glass of wine or cider. This relaxing Saturday morning event is the perfect way to enjoy the crisp fall air and tap in to the offerings at Harvest Ridge – like their Pumpkin Jack spiced wine. Explore more ways to enjoy fall in the vines here.

Bonus weekend adventure ideas: 

  • Explore your craft beer taste buds along DE on Tap! Download the DE on Tap app and check in at each brewery you visit for a chance to win a prize! 
  • Capture the perfect Insta-worthy moment along the Delaware Discoveries Trail! With eleven pieces of interactive street artwork, this self-led activity offers outdoor recreation and memories that will last. Tag your photos with #DelawareDiscoveries for the chance to win a limited-edition prize! 
  • Halloween is one week away! Start planning your scary or sweet adventures with this guide to Halloween Happenings.
  • Fall is in full swing in Delaware! Create a quiet moment on a Scenic Drive, make plans to attend one of Delaware’s Fall Festivals, or round up the family for the ultimate Fall Foodie Road Trip.

    Please review location information before visiting and remember to explore safely by following recommended safety precautions including, wearing a face covering and social distancing if not vaccinated or if it is required by certain locations and staying home if you're feeling sick.