Fall Delaware Festivals

The first state might have a lot of history.  And a decent Oktoberfest near Wilmington.  But this list of October fall festivals in Delaware is pretty weak.  Although, I can’t complain since I always enjoy a good wine and beer festival.

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Arden Fair - Arden, DE - Sep 3 to Sep 3, 2016
Food, beer & wine, live music, craft vendors, art exhibit, antiques market, folk dancing demo, plant sale and more.

Amish Bike Tour Festival - Dover, DE - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
30th annual event with loops of 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles starting at Legislative Mall. Delaware’s largest cycling event with approximately 2,400 cyclists.

Brandywine Festival of the Arts - Wilmington, DE - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
An end of summer celebration at Josephine Gardens with over 250 exhibiting artists, live music performances, children’s activities, and local food vendors.

Polkamotion - Lewes, DE - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2016
Polka music and dancing.

Lewes Oktoberfest - Lewes, DE - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2016
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce’s Historic Lewes Business Committee will sponsor their fifth annual Oktoberfest as part of their Fun Friday program this September from 4 to 6:30 PM.

Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest - Newark, DE - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
This Oktoberfest in Newark includes opening parade, German music, a Bavarian dance group, German cuisine and Munich beer. Admission is $8 per person.

Lewes Dragon Boat Festival - Lewes, DE - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2016
4th annual event at Canalfront Park hosted by Sussex Academy Foundation. 20 paddlers race 500 meters in a 46 foot boat.

Art on the Green - New Castle, DE - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016

Art on the Green - New Castle, DE - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016

OktDoverfest - Dover, DE - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016

Cheesetoberfest - Dover, DE - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival - Lewes, DE - Oct 13 to Oct 16, 2016
Live jazz music at multiple locations in Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Lewes.

Apple Scrapple Festival - Bridgeville, DE - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
Food court with apple dumplings, scrapple sandwiches and more. Carnival rides, car show, 5K, craft show, home decorating contest, entertainment stage, children’s area and more.

Delaware Wine and Beer Festival - Harrington, DE - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
7th annual event held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village. Admission includes unlimited samples and a commemorative sampling glass.

Sea Witch Festival - Rehoboth Beach, DE - Oct 28 to Oct 30, 2016
27th annual event. Includes costume parade, bike race, train rides, fiddlers’ festival and kids trick or treat trail.

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival - Rehoboth Beach, DE - Nov 4 to Nov 12, 2016

Delaware Antiques Show - Wilmington, DE - Nov 11 to Nov 13, 2016
53rd annual event. One of the nation’s most acclaimed antiques shows. Held at the Chase Center at the Riverfront, it supports educational programming at Winterthur Museum.

Future Events – 2017

If we find the dates for a festival next fall (September or October 2017) which does not have an event in 2016, we will post them here.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Delaware Nature Society Harvest Moon Festival – Greenville, DE – October 3-4, 2015

Vendemmia Harvest of the Grape Wine Festival – Wilmington, DE – October 11, 2015

Find other fun things to do in Delaware in October:

Oktoberfest in Delaware
Delaware Corn Mazes
Delaware Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Delaware
Pumpkin Patches in Delaware


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