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Fall for What’s New in Delaware

The season of change is here. The leaves, the vibe, the flavors, and most of all the new things to do have arrived! Say hello to the new season with this round-up of things to do this Fall, from new craft beverage locations, restaurants, and more in Delaware.


Fifers Farm Kitchen
Snuff Mill Restaurant, Butchery & Wine Bar
Lantern Tour
Brandywine Creek State Park
Sleeping bird Coffee
Apple dumpling at Jps Wharf
Hayrides at Delaware State Parks
First State Brewing
Lewes in the fall

Things to Do: 

With a new season comes new things to do! Explore these new attractions in Delaware that will make this a fall to remember. 

Bear Drive In
Fall evenings were meant to be spent under the stars, taking in the crisp fall air. Spend yours at the new Bear Drive-In theater snacking on popcorn and watching a great movie.

Cookies Creative Lounge at Cookies Paper Petals 
Feeling creative? At Cookies Creative Lounge you can be just that, have access to unique tools and create all things crafty. You may even be inspired to create your own fall décor!

Fall Harvest Farm to Table Dinner
Wednesday, October 6th
Savor the fall flavor and celebrate the joy of harvest time at the Delaware Agricultural Museum for their new farm to table dinner series. Featuring a four-course meal of locally grown, and locally made meals, wine, and beer.

Fifer Orchards Mystery Maze
Scooby-dooby-doo we found the perfect fall adventure for you! The new corn maze theme this year at Fifer Orchards is based on the classic cartoon Scooby Doo. Make reservations for the Mystery Maze, apple picking and more this fall at Fifer Orchards.

First State Heritage Park Lantern Tours
Some stories are best told after dark! Book a tour guided by lantern light at several spots along the historic streets of Downtown Dover. These tours serve as the perfect way to learn something new about our states history while enjoying the crisp fall breeze under the stars.

Fort Delaware Paranormal Adventures
Delaware City
It’s never too early to start planning your Halloween adventures! At Fort Delaware State Park, you can participate in an actual paranormal investigation. Or for a more laid-back experience that is also new this year, visit for a night filled with stories and traditions of the Victorian Halloween on October 30th and 31st.

Hayrides at Delaware State Parks
Laurel, Bear, Wilmington
Explore the great outdoors this fall at Delaware State Parks with a scenic hayride followed by an old-fashioned campfire. Choose a new hayride exploration each week with options like Lums Pond State Park, White Clay Creek State Park, and Trap Pond State Park

Paradise Tiki Tours
Riverfront Wilmington 
It may be the beginning of sweater weather, but you can escape to the islands with Paradise Tiki Tours. Continuing through the fall season you can enjoy a cruise on a tiki-boat with views of the cityscapes with tropical tunes, island cocktails and more.

Sunset and Smores at Mt. Cuba
Change up your typical garden tour experience this fall at Mt. Cuba with a hayride through the scenic grounds, completed with fireside favorite snacks, and “s’more” fun!

For the Foodies:

With all of that adventuring you’ll need to fuel up. Especially on the flavors of the season, new favorites, and unique spins on the classics.

Fifers Farm Kitchen
Fifers Orchards just got even sweeter! Visit their new farm kitchen for homemade baked goods, seasonal soft-serve flavors, slushies and more. For those fall foodies, be on the lookout for apple & pumpkin spice flavors coming soon.

JPs Wharf
Bowers Beach
You may have heard of the famous strawberry pie from JPs Wharf, but have you heard of their newly added warm apple dumplings with a scoop of vanilla ice cream? This dessert makes for a festive and tasty ending to a delicious meal of freshly caught seafood. P.S. its oyster season too!

Snuff Mill Restaurant Butchery & Wine Bar
Enjoy an intimate dining experience sourced from all things local. At Snuff Mill you are sure to find a charcuterie board lined with the best of local meats, cheeses, and the seasonal favorites of harvest time.

Sleeping Bird Coffee
With all the new things brewing in Wilmington it is certain you’ll find a new coffee shop too. Enjoy a sip or two of a freshly brewed and probably pumpkin spiced beverage. And pair it perfectly with a cinnamon raisin bagel topped with... you guessed it... pumpkin cream cheese!

Somewhere Rehoboth 
Rehoboth Beach 
If you’re one that is not ready to give up the beach vibes then find yourself “somewhere” with delicious brunch, sandy outdoor dining, and over-the-top desserts. Somewhere Rehoboth is just that, with a menu of oasis cocktails, avocado toasts, and unicorn ice cream sundaes.  Their breakfast boards are the perfect “ease into fall” meal with maple waffles, cheesy grits, and bananas foster.

Taco Grande
Lets taco bout all things tacos and tequila on Riverfront Wilmington. Taco Grande has a “grande” drink menu, Mexican cuisine favorites, and a full tequila bar. This spot also makes for a convenient foodie adventure after a fall night spent on the Riverfront playing mini golf or catching a last of the season Wilmington Blue Rocks game.

Cheers to These New Spots

The new places to dine aren’t the only tasty happenings in Delaware. Tap into these locations to add to your craft beverage adventures.

First State Brewing Co.
Alongside a guide to all their types of craft beers, First State Brewing Co. has a food menu bursting with local flavor.  Like fish & chips, brisket egg rolls, poutine, and more. Tap into their newest brew “Illusive Wonderment” to celebrate the season of Oktoberfest.

Good Earth MArket
Cornbread at 1937
Riverfront Wilmington

1937 Brewing Co.
The newest addition to Delaware Park Casino includes a rustic dining area, creative cocktails, carefully crafted brews, and a menu with items like chipotle cornbread, and shrimp po’ boys.
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Places to Stay:

With so many new things to do, places to visit, and fall fun to be had you’ll need a cozy place to call your home away from home in Delaware. Book a stay at these new spots.

Farm Cottages to stay in at Good Earth Market
Ocean View
For a unique stay visit Good Earth Market for their new farm cottage stays. Spend an evening indulging in a seasonal menu with a glass of wine in the garden and all of it just steps away from your cozy stay.

Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Milford
Surrounded by dining options, a few miles away from the Mispillion Riverwalk, and DE Turf, and a perfect center spot for a stay in Delaware. Enjoy a cozy stay, a dip in the pool, free breakfast and more.

Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown
For a cozy place to rest after a day full of fall adventures book a stay at the Sheraton Suites in the heart of Downtown Wilmington. Their newly renovated rooms, lobby areas, breakfast nook, and restaurant are just a few of the details you can look forward to.