Weekend Things to Do in Delaware, October 29-31
A weekend of all things scary, festive, and sweet is happening in Delaware. From hayride experiences, trick-or-treat adventures, toasts to great costumes, haunted happenings and more. So, grab your trick or treat basket, or suit up in your best costume and embark on this round up of things to do this Halloween Weekend in Delaware.
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.
Dark Dover Lantern Tours
October 29-30 at 7PM
For a dark and eerie exploration through historic streets and cemeteries with stories to tell grab your lantern and embark on the First State Heritage Park guided tours. Register online.
Dewey Beach Trick or Treating and Haunted Bonfire
October evenings are better spent by the beach! Soak up the crisp fall air and sounds of the bay by a “haunted” bonfire, and trick or treating for the kids.
Hauntings in History
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.
Sea Witch Festival
For 31 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, and all the festive fun.
Autumn Leaf Special at Wilmington & Western Railroad
The leaves are slowly starting to change into their beautiful autumn hues, experience the transition with a train ride through the Red Clay Valley. Choose from two excursions: a layover including a picnic at Mt. Cuba or exploring the local shops in Hockessin.
Autumn Hayride at Brandywine Creek State park
Come enjoy the fall foliage as you travel through the meadows on a wagon! You'll experience a fun-filled hayride around the park followed by a cozy 45-minute campfire.
Boos & Brews Costume Party at Volunteer Brewing
An evening of boos, brews, costume contests, campfires, and good food awaits at Volunteer Brewing Company. A perfect way to celebrate Halloween under the stars or inside their newly renovated taproom.
Día de los Muertos: Walking Among the Ancestors
A day to honor ancestors awaits at the Delaware Art Museum.
Walk the labyrinth and visit the Ofrendas. This peaceful and celebratory day includes a screening of “Campantlanezi,” Seylin Abarca, and more. Food is available for purchase with plenty of traditional arts and craft vendors that honor the culture.
Halloween at Hagley
10AM - 4PM
Dress in your best costume and head to Hagley for family-friendly historic fun. Kids can go ghost hunting in the garden, make their own trick-or-treat bag and more!
Hoppy Halloween Party at Blue Earl
Dress to impress in your best Halloween costume for a chance to win prizes for the funniest, scariest, and most original costumes. Enjoy a special hoppy Halloween beer release, live music, awesome eats and more at Blue Earls Halloween party.
Spooktacular Riverwalk Farmers Market
For the final Riverwalk Farmers' Market of the season, join in on the fun and come out for a Spooktacular Market experience. Costumes are encouraged for both vendors and patrons alike! Trick or treat, snap a picture at their photo op, and best of all shop local!
Tram-and-treat at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
Dress your little goblins in their costumes for daytime trick-or-treating in the garden. Ride a special tram with stops along the way for candy and crafts.
Wags, Witches, and Warlocks
The Annual Halloween Festival of Bethany Beach, this event features a parade, costume contest, crafts, pet adoption opportunities, and family-friendly fun throughout downtown Bethany Beach.
Victorian Hallowe’en: Stories, and Spirits
Join Fort Delaware State Park for a night filled with the stories and traditions of a Victorian Halloween. Learn about the customs and legends the Victorians used to celebrate Halloween.
Bonus weekend adventure ideas:
- Halloween is here! Plan for a scary or sweet weekend with this guide to Halloween Happenings.
- Pumpkin brews are back with DE on Tap! Download the DE on Tap app and check in at each brewery you visit for a chance to win a prize and explore the fall flavors!
- Dress in your best costume and 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!
- 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.