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Weekend Things to Do in Delaware, October 8-10

Prepare to be charmed by Delaware’s scenic views, delicious restaurants and craft breweries, and incredible community events. Here’s a round up of what’s happening in the first state this weekend! 

Lantern Tour of the Old Christ Church Cemetery 
Dover 
October 8th  
Stories and spirits await on a lantern-lit adventure! Join the First State Heritage Park as they tour through the Old Christ Church Cemetery in Downtown Dover. You’ll learn about local history and haunts as we approach Halloween season! 

Hayride Express at Wilmington & Western Railroad 
Wilmington 
October 8th  
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. 
 
2021 Apple Scrapple Festival 
Bridgeville 
October 8th & 9th  
Since 2002, the Town of Bridgeville has hosted the incomparable Apple Scrapple Festival, and this year is no different! Enjoy Delaware delicacies such as apple dumplings and scrapple sandwiches, as well as carnival rides, kids games, live entertainment, two craft shows, and more. 

Morning Dew Music Festival  
Yorklyn 
October 8th-10th  
Dew Point Brewing Company annually pays homage to the Grateful Dead with an incredible music festival featuring local artists, as well as retail vendors, food trucks, and (of course) craft beer! 

Pontoon Tour of Trap Pond State Park 
Laurel  
October 8th-10th (Check availability) 
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of one of Delaware’s hidden gems, Trap Pond State Park, on a one hour-long Pontoon Boat ride. Flora and fauna alike will greet you as you ride around Trap Pond, joined by other outdoor adventure enthusiasts. 

OktDoverFest! 
Dover 
October 9th  
Celebrate small businesses, craft beverages, and community connection in Downtown Dover for OktDoverFest! Loockerman Street will be closed off to cars as attendees roam the streets, sampling refreshing beer, delicious food trucks, and more. 

Lower Case Blues at Bethany Beach Bandstand  
Bethany Beach  
October 9th 
Dance along to blues music by the beach at the Bethany Beach Bandstand! Lower Case Blues will bring the tunes and good vibes to the boardwalk on Saturday. Be sure to grab your Fishers Popcorn, or donuts from 3bb Cafe and enjoy the show!  
 
Brunch with Taco Jardin 
Smyrna 
October 10th  
Every Sunday, savor delicious breakfast tacos and incredible mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and more at Painted Stave Distilling! Nothing pairs better than brunch and a boozy cocktail, so be sure to stop by this weekend—no reservations necessary. 

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! 

  • 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 an Autumnal Afternoon at the Farm

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.