October family events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment

Truck and Tractor Day
Oct. 6 Check out historic and modern farm vehicles and fire trucks, milk a mechanical cow, or take a hay ride. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Del. 52, Winterthur, 888-4600, winterthur.org

editor’s pick Rainforest Adventure
Oct. 6-Jan. 6 Go on a multi-sensory expedition featuring more than 40 interactive components at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 658-9111, delmnh.org

Steamin’ Day
Oct. 7 Old-fashioned fun at the Marshall Steam Museum in Yorklyn includes a look at the Smithsonian’s “The Way We Worked” interactive traveling exhibit. auburnheights.org

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Brandywine Birds
Oct. 7 Learn about crows and jays from Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research experts, make a bird craft, and search for birds in paintings. Brandywine River Museum, U.S. 1, Chadds Ford, Pa., (610) 388-2700,

The Sound of Music
Oct. 7-28 The Delaware Children’s Theatre presents “The Sound of Music” during its seven-performance fundraiser. Delaware Children’s Theatre, 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 655-1014, dechildrenstheatre.org

The Wizard of Oz
Oct. 12-14, 19-21 Dorothy and company come to the Everett Theatre in Middletown for two weekends. Everett Theatre, 47 W. Main St., Middletown, 449-5515, everetttheatre.com

Family Fun: Pumpkins on Parade
Oct. 13 Enjoy pumpkin decorating, a pumpkin story and pumpkin snacks with your little pumpkins ages 4-10. Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 658-6262, thedch.org

The Jungle Book
Oct. 13-14 The Second Street Players’ Children’s Dessert Theatre present the story of Mowgli. Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut St. Milford, 422-0220, secondstreetplayers.com

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editor’s pick Pumpkin Patch Play Days
Oct. 13-31 Take a trip to the pumpkin patch at the Delaware Children’s Museum for all kinds of Halloween fun. Arrive in costume (kids and adults!) and get a dollar off admission. 550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340, delawarechildrensmuseum.org

Skippyjon Jones
Oct. 16 This little kitten with the funny name also has a wild imagination and adventures to match. For pre-kindergarten to age 3. DuPont Theatre, 1007 N. Market St. , Wilmington, 656-4401, duponttheatre.com

Oct. 20 As day turns to night, the Brandywine Zoo turns from merry to scary for those ages 13 and older. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747, brandywinezoo.org

Ben Rudnick and Friends
Oct. 20 Light folk, bluegrass, calypso, rock and Irish jigs are in store for the Peanut Butter and Jams crowd. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400, queen.worldcafelive.com

editor’s pick The Grimm Trail
Oct. 26-28 Clear Space Theatre is transformed into the Enchanted Forest this year for an interactive Halloween experience. 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2270, clearspacetheatrecompany.org

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Children’s Fantasy Trail
Oct. 26-28 Costumed kids and grown-ups meet, greet and get a treat from favorite book and movie characters at Cape Henlopen State Park. 645-6852

All-American Day
Oct. 27 Hagley hosts the Diamond State Base Ball Club for a 19th-century game along with classic foods and old-fashioned kids’ activities. Hagley Museum and Library, Del. 141, Wilmington, 658-2400, hagley.org

Festival of Goblins
Oct. 27 Get in costume and get to the Delaware Art Museum for a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, crafts, spooky stories, music, dancing and a costume parade. 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington, 571-9590, delart.org

Pumpkin Decorating with Bigsby
Oct. 27 Head to the Biggs Museum for pumpkin decorating, kids’ songs by Crabmeat Thompson, face painting, games and refreshments. 406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

editor’s pick Magic of the Night
Oct. 28 Stephen Knight’s annual family-friendly Halloween magic show at The Grand is more about tricks than treats, featuring illusions, lights, music, special effects and pyrotechnics. The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 1-800-37-GRAND, thegrandwilmington.org

editor’s pick Halloween Express
Oct. 28 The Wilmington & Western Railroad celebrates Halloween during three excursions. Wilmington & Western Railroad, Newport-Gap Pike and Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 998-1930, wwrr.com

Fifer Fall Fest Thru
Oct. 31 As evidenced by a six-acre corn maze, fall is in full effect at Fifer Orchards. 1919 Allabands Mill Road, Wyoming, 697-2141, fiferorchards.com


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