Delaware’s Fall Bucket List

The temperature is beginning to cool, growing as crisp as an apple. The leaves are changing into brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow. Pumpkin spice is in the air, and it’s time for fall activities to begin. What better way to plan for the season than through a bucket list?

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin : At Fifer’s, you can pick the perfect pumpkin! Fifer Orchards is known for its fresh and local produce. Throughout October, you can also pick apples, attend the Fall Fest, play in a corn maze or treat yourself to some delicious apple cider donuts.
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Pumpkin Spice Everything  : Ground cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin, oh my! For seasonal delights, Delaware’s coffee shops and restaurants offer many selections. Visit Milford’s Dolce Bakery and Coffee Shop for a Pumpkin Spice Latte or Lewes’ Heirloom for a fall-themed desert. Learn more here!

Admire Fall Foliage : Fall is a special season in Delaware, and you’ll find its landscapes filled with rolling hills, vibrant colors and scenic views. The Delaware State Parks provide the perfect opportunity to spend time outdoors and explore nature. Cape Water Tours and Taxi provides a 4-hour cruise down the Broadkill River to experience the fall foliage along the water. Whether on the land or the shore, on or off the beaten path, there is beauty to be at market

Attend a Fall Festival : With numerous activities to choose from, Delaware is bustling in the fall. Lewes offers Boast the Coast in October, celebrating the area’s maritime history. In Bridgeville, you can have fun paying a visit to street vendors and local businesses at the Apple Scrapple Festival. Towards Halloween, you can attend Delaware’s infamous Sea Witch Festival, featuring an exciting parade brought to you by Rehoboth Beach.

Shop till You Drop : Whether you’re back-to-school shopping or looking for fall-themed decorations, Delaware’s tax-free shopping experience includes various areas to explore. From Rehoboth and Bethany Boardwalk to the Tanger Outlets and Christiana Mall, both high-end retailers and local businesses await your arrival.

Taste Fall Flavors : On a cool day, there is nothing like comfort food. Between chicken and dumplings, butternut soup and pumpkin pie, DE on Tap trail locations offer a selection of delicious comfort foods with wine, beer, mead, and cider pairings. You can learn more here!

Have a Frightful Halloween : BOO! Did I scare you? For titillating thrills and spooky sights, you can take a ghost tour at the historic Fort Delaware or visit Frightland to walk through a haunted house. On the water, you can ride the Kalmar Nyckel for a Ghost Ship Tour. Don’t forget to dress up! 

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Enjoy the Off-Season at the Beaches  : While the summer beach season comes to an end, the Delaware Beaches remain open and enjoyable. Snuggled in a sweater, stroll the sands, soak in the sun and listen to the relaxing waves, or dine on the boardwalks after a bit of shopping. At the end of the day, you can cozy up by the fire at Bellmoor Inn and Spa.


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