3 Upcoming Beach Events You Won't Want to Miss

Plus, Mug & Spoon shares a prize-winning milkshake recipe.


1. Lavender Fest

Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Hosted by Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor in Milton, the festival invites guests to stroll through the lavender fields, take a workshop and see all the many products made with lavender, including bath and body products (the site is also the home of The Soap Fairy) and culinary items. Admission is free. Don’t forget your camera, and be sure to take a turn in the labyrinth.

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18864 Cool Spring Rd., Milton • 684-1514


2. Rehoboth Beach VegFest

Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sponsored by VegRehoboth, the sixth annual event promotes healthy, sustainable and compassionate eating—regardless of whether you’re a vegan or omnivore. Expect food vendors, holistic practitioners, artists, speakers, music and activities for kids. In addition to the free main event, there are ancillary activities throughout the weekend. 

Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach

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Mug & Spoon’s Blackout Milkshake//Photo by Kyle Ten Eyck

3. Milkshake Mania/Delaware State Milkshake Competition

Monday, June 11, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Forget plain vanilla. Sample more than 10 wild and whacky milkshake creations at this lip-smacking event, which benefits the Dewey Artist Collaborative.

Held at the Rehoboth bandstand on Rehoboth Avenue, the contest will feature concoctions by Mug & Spoon, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, Rehoboth Ale House, a(MUSE.), Indigo, The Ice Cream Store, Vanderwende Farm Creamery, Hopkins Farm Creamery, Matt’s Fish Camp, Big Fish Grill and Evans Farms. Pay $15 (in advance or at the door), make the circuit and cast your ballot. DJ Jimmy Young will spin tunes as you bid on ceramic cows painted by local artists. If it rains, the event will be held at Big Chill Beach Club from 4 to 8 p.m. on the same day.

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Mug & Spoon’s prize-winning Blackout Milkshake

(Makes one 18–20-ounce milkshake.)


  • 4 ounces of milk (you want a thick shake)
  • 485 grams (up to six scoops) of milk chocolate ice cream from Woodside Farm Creamery
  • 1/4 cup of crushed Oreos
  • Waffle cone or pieces of a pizzelle cookie
  • Chocolate-chip brownie of your choice (Mug & Spoon uses Ghirardelli)
  • Whipped cream to taste
  • 1–2 ounces of M&Ms
  • 2 Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup to taste


Blend milk, Oreos and ice cream; pour into a glass or mug. (Mug & Spoon pours the mixture into a 16-ounce mug so that it overflows.) Garnish with waffle cone or pizzelle cookie pieces.

Warm a chocolate-chip brownie for 20–30 seconds; add it to the top of the milkshake. Garnish with whipped cream and M&Ms. Put a straw through one Reese’s cup and use the other for a garnish. Drizzle with lots of Hershey’s syrup.

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