October Events in Delaware

New Castle County

Vendemmia da Vinci
Savor Italian food and wines, hit the beer garden, bid during the silent auction and enter the homemade wine or gravy contests at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington.


Kent County

Delmarva Folk Festival
This two-day event near Hartly offers a relaxed, rural setting in which to enjoy folk performances, camping, kids’ activities, and food and craft vendors.

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Delaware Wine & Beer Festival
Last year’s celebration of local libations and their makers was held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village in Dover. Festival-goers get to pick the brains of some of the state’s vintners and brewers while tasting some of the best wines and beers Delaware has to offer.


Sussex County

Wings & Wheels Fall Festival
Recent festivals at the Sussex County Airport have featured a vintage plane fly-in, World War II re-enactments, a classic car show of more than 300 vehicles, food and craft vendors, and entertainment.

Greyhounds Reach the Beach
Retired racers and their owners gather for three days in Dewey Beach to enjoy the offerings of dog-friendly businesses.

Coast Day
Tour research vessels, touch sea life and enjoy cooking contests at UD’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment in Lewes. The crab cakes and oyster fritters are worth the trip.

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Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
Last year’s acts during the four-day festival included Boney James, Jonathan Butler, Gerald Albright, and many more national and local performers.

Apple Scrapple Festival
Experience this Bridgeville tradition for two delicacies. It’s all in good fun when mayors sling scrapple in a battle to become the “King of Sling.”

Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival
This celebration in Rehoboth Beach includes a costume parade, a costumed dog parade, and a skim and surf fest.


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