The Fall Beach Events to Add to Your Calendar in Delaware

Music workshops, film festivals, Halloween beer, a wine festival, family-friendly events and more at Delaware beaches this fall.

Sept. 15–16: Jam out at the Delmarva Folk Festival, a family-friendly event that includes performances by local and national artists. Festivalgoers will also have access to retail and food vendors, camping, music workshops, a craft beer tent and an after-hours bonfire jam. Clayton, delfolk.org/delfolkfest

Sept. 16: Cruise through the First State on the Broad Creek Bike and Brew Tour. Cyclists will travel through byways and waterways with pit stops at historic attractions including the Laurel Heritage Museum, the Cook House, Historic Bethel, Bethel Museum and Old Christ Church. Riders can also taste brews from microbreweries, along with live music and barbecue chicken. Laurel, westernsussexcoc.com/broad-creek-bike-brew

Sept. 16: Dive into a culinary experience at the Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music Festival. Enjoy bites from award-winning chefs and wines from global vintners. The event includes live music, a silent auction and more. A portion of the proceeds benefit local nonprofits. Lewes, sodelfest.com

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Sept. 21–Oct. 1: Clear Space Theatre Company’s latest comedy is to die for. The Cemetery Club tells the story of three Jewish widows who meet for monthly tea before visiting their husbands’ graves. Their routine changes when they meet Sam. Rehoboth Beach, clearspacetheatre.org

Through Sept. 24: Enjoy an expansive gallery of works focused on the natural world by artist Rebecca Raubacher. The Rehoboth Art League also opens its Form and Function exhibition, showcasing ceramic works created by its members. Eastern Shore Plein Air includes oil paintings inspired by Delmarva created by Jim Rehak. Rehoboth Beach, rehobothartleague.org

Sept. 29–30: Celebrate man’s best friend at Dewey’s Golden Jubilee: Golden Retrievers Weekend. This event supports the Morris Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. The leisurely weekend includes time on the Delaware beaches with other families and their goldens. Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, deweysgoldenjubilee.com

Sept. 29–Oct. 29: The Rehoboth Art League opens four new exhibitions. Quilted Chronicles: Comforters for a Fraught Era showcases fabric pieces with themes discussing social justice and gun violence created by visual artist Jo-Ann Morgan. Luc Fiedler’s sculptures merging the physical and metaphysical world are the focus of Forces of Nature. Geo McElroy’s painting, drawing and printmaking of nature is on display in One Water, Native Spaces, Water? Works by Rosemary Connelly are featured in Driven to Abstraction. Rehoboth Beach, rehobothartleague.org

Geo McElroy’s River Island is one of many works on display at One Water, Native Species, Water? exhibition at Rehoboth Art League.
Geo McElroy’s River Island is one of many works on display at One Water, Native Species, Water? exhibition at Rehoboth Art League. Courtesy of Rehoboth Art League.

Sept. 30: The Ladybug Music Festival heads downstate for its Milford event. This event includes an all-female fronted lineup of musical acts along with food trucks, local artisan vendors and a pop-up bar. Milford, theladybugfestival.com

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Oct. 12: The Developing Artist Collaboration hosts its 7th Annual TacoMania, where attendees will vote on their favorite tacos and margaritas from local restaurants. Enjoy a side of live music. Bethany Beach, developingarts.org

Oct. 13–14: The Bridgeville Apple Scrapple Festival, celebrating the iconic Delaware food, offers family-friendly activities like carnival rides, a car show and crafts. Bring your appetite, because vendors serve up scrapple in a variety of ways. Bridgeville, applescrapple.com

Oct. 13–29: A Mel Brooks film is being adapted for the stage at Clear Space Theatre Company. Young Frankenstein tells the story of Victor Frankenstein’s grandson Frederick Frankenstein as he inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. Along with his sidekick Igor and lab assistant Inga, the trio step into their own science experiment of bringing a creature to life similar to his grandfather’s. Drama quickly follows. Rehoboth Beach, clearspacetheatre.org

Oct. 28: Get into the spooky spirit during Wicked Weekend in Milton. Families will enjoy a monster movie, pumpkin painting, a terror train, and fright and lights. The Milton Chamber of Commerce hosts the Fantasy Trail and Haunted Walk around Memorial Park with themed stations. Milton, visitdelaware.com

Oct. 28: Schellville’s Wicked Brew Bash gives the 21-and-over crowd a space to celebrate Halloween with beer tastings from local breweries and live music. Plus, enjoy artisan shacks and food trucks. Rehoboth Beach, visitdelaware.com

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Nov. 8–12: The Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents the 25th Silver Screen Anniversary of the Rehoboth Beach International Film Festival, a five-day event that includes over 20 documentaries, features, international films and shorts. Patrons can expect a lineup of first-run films and events with filmmakers. Rehoboth Beach, rehobothfilm.com

Nov. 24–25: Shop local this holiday season at the Developing Artist Collaboration’s Dewey Sip & Shop. Browse 50-plus artist vendors selling art and handmade gifts. Guests will also enjoy live music, the Sip & Shop Bar, DIY Projects with Out of the Box and more. Dewey Beach, developingarts.org

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