A Guide to Fall Festivals and Events Around Delaware

From local farms perfect for pumpkin picking to annual autumn festivals and events, this season is packed with fall fun.

It’s that time of year again. While we’re soaking up the last bit of summer, we start looking forward to crisp morning air, pumpkin lattes, cozy autumn nights and all the fun that comes with the fall season.

These fall festivals and events across Delaware are sure to get you in the spirit and start your autumn off on the right track.

Fall Fest at Fifer Orchards

September 24 – November 5

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Fall Fest at Fifer Orchards features a car-themed corn Motor-Maze, fun park, U-pick pumpkin patch and apples, farm tours, local food and more. Additionally, you can snack on the farm’s famous apple cider donuts while enjoying the crisp fall air.
1919 Allabands Mill Road, Camden-Wyoming | 697-2141


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Fall Festival Weekends at Millburn Orchards

September 1 – November 5

Right over the line in Elkton, MD sits Millburn Orchards, which offers an array of family-friendly activities each weekend throughout September and October. Included with admission are hayrides, corn mazes, U-Pick apples and pumpkins, farm animal encounters and more. Check out the full schedule of events for details. All visitors must pre-purchase their tickets online beforehand on the venue’s website.
1495 Appleton Road, Elkton, MD | (410) 398–1349 

Brandywine Festival of the Arts

September 9 to September 10

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The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is a Delaware tradition spanning over half a century. Featuring hundreds of juried artists exhibiting and selling one-of-a-kind art, the festival is an event artists and art enthusiasts look forward to year after year. Each year, 15,000 visitors attend the show for an end-of-summer celebration. With a diverse set of artists, live performances, children’s activities, food vendors and beer and wine, this festival is fun for everyone.

1080 North Park Drive, Wilmington


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Goth Ball: A Night at Rockwood

September 29

This fundraising event is just in time for spooky season! Join in celebrating the preservation of Rockwood Mansion, an 1800s Gothic Revival home and garden in Wilmington. Put on your favorite gothic apparel and enjoy live music, an open bar, paranormal experiences and more.
4671 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington

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2023 Apple Scrapple Festival

October 13-14

One of Delaware’s most well-known celebrations of local culture is back in Bridgeville. The annual Apple Scrapple Festival features live entertainment, food, an array of crafters and a carnival, plus signature events like the Little Miss Apple Scrapple Pageant and the Invitational Scrapple Sling.
311 Market Street, Bridgeville | 245-2038

Hagley Craft Fair 

October 21-22

It’s a day for crafts at Hagley Museum’s annual craft fair. Talented artisans from across the Mid-Atlantic will showcase and sell fine arts, crafts and gourmet items, as well as custom woodworks, pottery, jewelry and even specialty food at its market.
298 Buck Road, Wilmington | 658-2400

2023 Sea Witch Festival

October 27-29

Celebrate the annual Sea Witch Festival in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Festival goers can expect a costume parade, the scarecrow trail and show, beach games, vendors, a 5k, live entertainment and more. View the full 2023 festival program here.
Downtown Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach | 227-6446


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The Delaware Renaissance Faire

October 28-29, November 4-5, 11-12

Enjoy three weeks of fall fun and fantasy in Delaware. The Delaware Renaissance Faire returns with three stages of unique performances, vendors selling handmade fantastical wares and tasty food, games like archery and much more. Grab a group of friends, don your renaissance garb and head to Townsend for this fun fall festival.
474 Fleming Landing Road, Townsend

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