Funtober Fall Festivals

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.

We hope you enjoyed last year’s list.  We will be updating this information for 2016 over the next few weeks.  Stay tuned!

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Here are the 2015 festival dates:

Arden Fair – Arden, DE – September 5, 2015
Food, beer & wine, live music, craft vendors, art exhibit, antiques market, folk dancing demo, plant sale and more.

Amish Bike Tour Festival – Dover – Sept 12, 2015
29th 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.

Lewes Dragon Boat Festival – September 13, 2015
3rd 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 – Sept. 26, 2015

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

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival – Rehoboth Beach, DE – October 15-18, 2015
Live jazz music at 5 locations in Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Lewes. Tickets go on sale May 1.

Apple Scrapple Festival – Bridgeville, Delaware – October 9-10, 2015
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 & Beer Festival – Dover, Delaware – October 17, 2015
6th annual event held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village. Admission includes unlimited samples and a commemorative sampling glass.

Sea Witch Festival – October 23-25, 2015
26th annual event. Includes costume parade, bike race, train rides, fiddlers’ festival and kids trick or treat trail.

Delaware Antiques Show – Nov 6-8, 2015
52nd 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.

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival – Rehoboth, DE – Nov 7-15, 2015

Last Year’s Events:

Cheesetoberfest – Dover, DE – October 4, 2014
Vendemmia Harvest of the Grape Wine Festival – Wilmington, DE – October 12, 2014
Fringe Wilmington Festival – Wilmington, DE – Nov 19-23, 2014

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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