Calendar of Events for the Delaware Beaches: October

Merchants’ Fall Sidewalk Sale Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Spendthrifts love this sidewalk sale in Lewes. 645-8073,

Boast the Coast Maritime Festival Oct. 1 This festival in Lewes begins at 11 a.m. and includes seafood tastings, kids’ activities and boat tours. Stay for the lighted boat parade in the canal at dusk. 645-8073,

Lewes in Bloom Fall Festival Oct. 1 Browse through an array of items to help you beautify your garden at Citizens Bank Plaza on Second Street. 562-7082,

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Lewes Historical Society Craft Fair Oct. 1 Crafters show off their wares at 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes. Food and beverages are available for purchase. 645-7670,

Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch Oct. 2 Come enjoy the cuisine of top area chefs, fine wines and cocktails, and a silent auction at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. 656-3257,

UD’s Coast Day Oct. 2 Held at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Coast Day includes educational programs and displays, demonstrations, children’s activities, food, and a crab cake cookoff. Kids love to touch the live creatures on display in the large outdoor tanks.

Rehoboth Christmas Shop Oct. 7-9 Discover a variety of gifts from vendors and shops from inside and outside the state, and enjoy lunch each day in a sit-down café. There’s a gala preview party on Thursday, Oct. 6, including food and cocktails, all at the
Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. 227-7202,

Rehoboth Sidewalk Sale Oct. 7-9 This 35th annual event is a weekend full of deals and fabulous finds in downtown Rehoboth Beach. 227-6446,

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Greyhounds Reach the Beach Oct. 8-10 The beach goes to the dogs when retired racers and their owners hold their annual get-together in Rehoboth and Dewey.

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival Oct. 12-16 Hot tunes and cool jazz fill various venues throughout Rehoboth. For a lineup of performers and venues, visit

Wine, Cheese & Beer Tasting Oct. 15 Get a taste of the finer things at the Officers Club at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. 858-6127,

Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival Oct. 28-30 Halloween weekend means costume parades (both pet and human), contests, trick-
or-treating, hayrides, pony rides on the beach, a sea witch hunt and entertainment on the streets of Rehoboth and Dewey. (800) 441-1329,

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