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Fall Festivals in Delaware

The green of a Delaware summer turns into the gold and red of autumn while inspiring a sense of celebration and fun Delaware fall festivals.

Delaware Wine and Beer FestivalThe Delaware Wine and Beer Festival – voted one of America’s Top Festivals in 2013 and 2014 – is the only fest in Delaware that offers all of the state’s vintners, brewers and distillers at one event.

Tours of the paranormal scare up a good time across northern Delaware. You can search for spooks at sites like Fort Delaware State Park, Old Swedes Church and Bellevue Hall.

At the Delaware beaches, weekends are full of family-friendly fall festival fun and affordable things to do. The Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival in Rehoboth Beach lets kids and adults alike embrace their inner child with costumes and games. The Freeman Stage at Bayside’s Arts & Jazz Festival features top acts in mid-September. And the Boast the Coast Maritime Festival in Lewes has kid-friendly activities, a craft show and sidewalk sale – plus free boat rides and plenty of nautical fun.

The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival is a great way to catch cool music in a cool seaside town full of shopping and dining temptations.

The Wings & Wheels Fall Festival in quaint Georgetown features a “Fly In” of vintage planes, a huge classic car show and plenty of food and music. In nearby Bridgeville, the Apple Scrapple Festival simultaneously pays tribute to fall’s favorite fruit and Delaware’s top breakfast treat with three days of activities.

Fall’s also a great time for sampling the delicious handcrafted beers of Delaware’s breweries on the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

For more information about events and festivals, please scroll through the Delaware events calendar.


Milford Riverwalk Freedom Fest
Amish Country Bike Tour
Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival
Nanticoke Indian Powwow
Hagley Car ShowBrandywine Festival of the Arts
Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest
End of Season Beach Party in Dewey Beach
Freeman Stage at Bayside Arts & Jazz Festival
Hagley Car Show
Fifer Orchards Fall Festival
St. Hedwig Polish Festival
Taste of Newark


Annual Rehoboth Fall Sidewalk Sale
NASCAR racing at Dover International Speedway
Rehooboth Beach Jazz FestivalLewes Craft Fair
Lewes Boast the Coast Maritime Festival
Wings & Wheels Fall Festival
Bridgeville Apple Scrapple Festival
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
Delaware Wine and Beer Festival
Hagley Craft Fair
Blackbird Creek Fall Festival
Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival


First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

Searching for more events and festivals, please scroll through the Delaware events calendar.