These 10 Halloween Events Bring out Delaware’s Ghouls and Goblins

From spooky beer dinners to Halloween brunch, here’s how to get in the spirit.

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The First State gets into the spooky spirit this fall with Halloween-themed carnivals, trick-or-treating and parties throughout October.

Halloween is the time to show off your scary costumes and holiday spirit, but also to enjoy food or fun local events with friends and family. Various breweries and organizations are getting their Halloween on throughout Delaware this month.

Ready to celebrate the spooky season? Check out these festive Halloween events to get you into the spirit of the holiday.

New Castle County  

Trunk-or-Treat at the Town Church  

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Bring your little ones to the Town Church on October 23 for its third annual event from 1-3 p.m. With spooky themes, special character guests, costumes and loads of candy, the event ensures that Delawareans will have a very special Halloween this year. 
160 Commerce Dr., Middletown  

Halloween Ghost Ship  

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation shipyard brings spooky fun with a maritime twist this Halloween for kids of all ages. On October 23, from 12-4 p.m., guests can tour the 141-foot long Tall Ship of Delaware, explore the Copeland Maritime Center in all its Halloween glory, paint pumpkins and even participate in a costume parade. 
1124 E. 7th St., Wilmington; 429-7447 

Boo at the Brandywine Zoo 

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From October 22-24, join in the merriment during the Boo at the Zoo event at the Brandywine Zoo. Come dressed in your Halloween costume and parade throughout the zoo gathering treats and visiting the animals. Each kid will receive a treat bag to take home with them. Tickets will be available at the door for $7 per person, but online purchase is recommended. 
1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington; 571-7747  

Boo & Brew 5K 

Midnight Oil Brewing Company brings Halloween costumes and running together this year with its Boo & Brew 5K. Held by Fusion Racing, the October 30 event directs proceeds to the Friends of Fusion Foundation, a nonprofit providing immediate assistance for children and first responders in Delaware. After the race, all runners will meet at Midnight Oil Brewing for a spooky good time. There will also be an adult Halloween party on October 31st. 
674 Pencader Drive, Newark; 286-7641 


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Tram-or-Treat at Winterthur  

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On October 30, spend the day trick-or-treating in the Enchanted Woods at the Winterthur Museum. Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the museum invites guests to ride the special tram and stop at different spots for candy and Halloween crafts. Visitors can also enjoy the musical stylings of Silly Joe and the Newark Ukesters. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students and $6 for kids. 
5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur; 448-3883  

Kent County  

Halloween Carnival  

Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume for a family-friendly carnival at the Kent County Public Library. On October 16, from 1:30-4:30 p.m., guests can play carnival games, decorate Halloween-themed crafts, participate in the costume promenade and even watch a mysterious magic show. 
497 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover; 744-1919  


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Hoppy Halloween Party  

On October 30, Blue Earl Brewing Company hosts its sixth annual Hoppy Halloween Party, during which guests can eat, drink and be scary. There will be a costume contest with prizes for the funniest, scariest and most original costumes, along with a live performance by You Do You and even a beer release special to the event. 
219 Artisan Dr., Smyrna; 653-2337  

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Sussex County   

Halloween Weekend at Massey’s Landing 

Kicking off Halloween weekend at Massey’s Landing is the s’mores social at 5 p.m., followed by a movie premiere at 7 p.m. The event continues Saturday with pumpkin painting, a pumpkin chunkin’ event, the costume carnival and contest and a Halloween can toss. 
20628 Long Beach Dr., Millsboro  

Boos and Brews 

Attend the ghostly affair of the Lewes Historical Society’s Boos and Brews event on October 29, when spirits awake and witches take flight. Enjoy bites from local eateries and drinks from Delaware wineries and breweries. From 7-10 p.m., bring out the ghoul in you by dressing up in a Halloween costume, but, beware, you may encounter a ghost or two wandering the historical grounds. Tickets are $75 per person, and all guests must be 21 or older. 
110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes; 645-7670 

Wags, Witches and Warlocks 

Bethany Beach hosts the Wags, Witches and Warlocks event on October 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a parade, costume contest and a pet adoption station courtesy of the Brandywine Valley SPCA. Guests can bring their little ones for trick-or-treating, Halloween crafts and face painting. 
Garfield Parkway & Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach; 541-5207  

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