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October events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment


Rehoboth Farmers Market
Thru Oct. 23 More than 30 vendors set up shop at Grove Park every Tuesday. rbfarmersmarket.com

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Thru Oct. 28 Get a big taste of Elizabethan life on weekends at Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim. parenfaire.com

editor’s pick Delmarva Folk Festival
Oct. 5-6 Clayton welcomes Sand Creek, Chapel Street Junction, Bad Wheel Jonny & the Broke Spokes and others. (877) DEL-FOLK, delfolk.org

Delaware Auto Show
Oct. 5-7 The Chase Center is home again to 2013 models, sports stars, mascots and family fun, plus a black-tie gala on Friday night. delawareautoshow.com

Rehoboth Christmas Shop
Oct. 5-7 Rehoboth’s Christmas Shop at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center celebrates 50 years. 227-7202, beach-fun.com

Rehoboth Sidewalk Sale
Oct. 5-7 This 36th annual event is a weekend full of deals and fabulous finds in downtown Rehoboth Beach. 227-2233, beach-fun.com

Greyhounds Reach the Beach
Oct. 5-7 Retired racers and their owners hold their annual get-together in Dewey. gawn2thedawgs.com

Merchants’ Sidewalk Sale
Oct. 5-7 Enjoy the fall weather and grab some bargains in Lewes’ shopping district. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Harvest Arts Festival
Oct. 6 This Newark Arts Alliance affair offers art and craft booths, live music, art demos and kids’ art activities on the Academy Building Lawn. 266-7266, newarkartsalliance.org

Lewes Historical Society Craft Show
Oct. 6 Crafters show off their wares at Second and Shipcarpenter streets. 645-7670, historiclewes.org

editor’s pick Boast the Coast Maritime Festival
Oct. 6 A day of seafood, kids’ fun and boat tours at Lewes’ 1812 Park ends with a lighted boat parade. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Lewes in Bloom Fall Festival
Oct. 6 Spruce up your garden and support Lewes in Bloom’s beautification efforts. lewesinbloom.org

Harvest Moon Festival & Farm to Fork
Oct. 6-7 This Greenville event combines regional chefs, local wine and beer, and Coverdale Farm-grown foods along with fun for kids and adults. 239-2334, delawarenaturesociety.org

Harvest Festival
Oct. 6-7 The second of two weekends finds the wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail celebrating the new vintage. (610) 444-3842, bvwinetrail.com

editor’s pick Vendemmia da Vinci
Oct. 7 Savor Italian food and wines and enjoy entertainment, a beer garden, a silent auction, and homemade wine and gravy contests at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park. (877) 731-5790, societadavinci.com

editor’s pick Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch
Oct. 7 Local chefs get their game on, but you are the winner at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. 656-3257, mealsonwheelsde.org

Head of the Christina
Oct. 7 A 2.75-mile-long regatta benefits the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association. 777-4533, wyra.org

editor’s pick UD’s Coast Day
Oct. 7 UD’s Lewes campus boasts educational programs, children’s activities, food and a crab cake cookoff. udel.edu/coastday

editor’s pick Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
Oct. 11-14 Take in hot tunes and cool jazz from the likes of Boney James, Jonathan Butler, Gerald Albright, Brian Culbertson and others. rehobothjazz.com

editor’s pick Apple-Scrapple Festival
Oct. 12-13 Visit Bridgeville for more food and fun than you can shake a frying pan at. 245-2038, applescrapple.com

Hauntings in History Walking Tours
Oct. 12-13, 26-27 Explore the darker side of New Castle’s history during a ghost tour led by the New Castle Historical Society. Reservations required. 322-2794, newcastlehistory.org

Delaware Home Show
Oct. 13-14 If home is where your heart is, head to the Chase Center on the Riverfront. delawarehomeshow.com

Jewish Federation of Delaware WOW Event
Oct. 17 The Women of Wisdom series welcomes speaker Amanda Steinberg, founder of “Daily Worth,” an email newsletter with financial and business advice for women. (Location TBA) 427-2100, shalomdelaware.org

Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Oct. 19-20 The Schwartz Center in Dover celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a two-day event including speakers, live entertainment, authentic cuisine, and a performance by jazz trombonist Steve Turre on the 19th. schwartzcenter.com

Paranormal Investigations with DHH
Oct. 19-20 The New Castle Historical Society opens its museums exclusively for paranormal investigations with Delmarva Historic Haunts. Reservations required. 322-2794, newcastlehistory.org

German American Club Oktoberfest
Oct. 20 Make your way to the Modern Maturity Center in Dover for authentic foods and beverages, an eight-piece band, dancing and door prizes. 674-4543, dgaclub.com

Artisans’ Fair
Oct. 20 Browse for distinctive items as Delmarva artisans display works in various media at Belmont Hall in Smyrna. belmonthall.org

Delaware Military Heritage Day
Oct. 20 Fort DuPont in Delaware City is the place to be to honor all our veterans with a day of re-enactments, exhibits, demonstrations, music and family activities. demilitaryheritage.org

Wine, Cheese & Beer Tasting
Oct. 20 Taste the finer things in life at the Cape Henlopen State Park Officers Club. friendsofcapehenlopen.org

editor’s pick Hagley Craft Fair
Oct. 20-21 Mid-Atlantic artisans sell their work and demonstrate their skills in two buildings on the Hagley grounds. 658-2400, hagley.org

Ghost Tours
Oct. 20, 27 At Old Swedes Church in Wilmington, see if you can solve the mystery of the late-night bell-ringing. Reservations required. 652-5629, oldswedes.org

Delaware Wine & Beer Festival
Oct. 21 The third annual event takes place at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village in Dover this year. visitdover.com

Great Pumpkin Carve
Oct. 25-27 Huge pumpkins are transformed into various creatures on Thursday night at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Festivities continue all three nights. (610) 388-7376, chaddsfordhistory.org

editor’s pick Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers’ Festival
Oct. 26-28 All kinds of activities entertain families throughout the Rehoboth-Dewey area all weekend long. 227-2233, beach-fun.com

Clear Space Theatre’s Haunted House
Oct. 26-28 Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth gets its Halloween on. clearspacetheatre.org

Wine & Music Fest/Halloween Party
Oct. 27 Eat, drink and be scary at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. doverdowns.com

Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat
Oct. 28 Families enjoy a parade, costumes, tricks and treats from 3-5 p.m. on Newark’s Main Street. eatdowntownnewark.com