Fall Delaware Festivals
Find a Delaware fall festival to attend in 2022. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2022 has things to do across Delaware including activities in Wilmington, Newark and Dover. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
We're in the process of updating events and are through all events that happened previously in September and October. November will be updated in its entirety soon.
All events showing current dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
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Polkamotion - Rehoboth Ave, DE - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2019
Cancelled for 2022. Normally: 4 day festival featuring Polka music and dancing. Opens with a golf tournament, then head to the Convention Center and Band Stand for music, food, drinks, and dancing into the weekend
Lederhosen Half Marathon - Newark, DE - Sep 28, 2019
Run 13.1 around Newark, then eat some brats, enjoy a Klondike Kate’s lager, and celebrate Oktoberfest
Brew at the Zoo - Wilmington, DE - Sep 25, 2020
21+ event at the Wilmington Zoo after hours, with tastings in a keepsake souvenire mug and light local fair, plus silent auction and free-flight bird viewing.
Vendemmia da Vinci Wine and Food Festival - Wilmington, DE - Oct 11, 2020
The Vendemmia da Vinci Wine and Food Festival is returning to the Tubman-Garrett Park on the Wilmington Riverfront! A glorious afternoon is planned featuring unlimited goodies, from food and wine, to a world record in the traditional tarantella dance. Attendees will enjoy samplings of over 40+ wines from throughout Italy, together with many food favorites from the area’s best restaurants
Anime Day at the Art Studio - Wilmington, DE - Aug 7 to Aug 28, 2021
Virtual for 2021. Presented by New Castle County. A family-friendly, bento box-sized, anime and manga convention! Meet local manga artists, learn about anime and participate in workshops. There will be vendors, anime screenings, a video game room, food trucks and more! Wear your favorite cosplay and win the costume contest. All ages. FREE. Held at the Art Studio
Cheesetoberfest - Dover, DE - Oct 9, 2021
The stuff dreams are made of, if you dream about cheese! A grilled cheese and mac and cheese competition at Fordham & Dominion Brewing, with local restaurants battling for the title of Grand Cheezmo! An oompah band will provide the entertainment, brewery staff will be pouring the brews, and your $30 ticket gets you 3 beers, food samples, and a commemorative stein.
Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival - Harrington, DE - Aug 27, 2022
Annual event held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village. Admission includes unlimited samples and a commemorative sampling glass.
Arden Fair - Arden, DE - Sep 3, 2022
Food, beer & wine, live music, craft vendors, art exhibit, antiques market, folk dancing demo, plant sale and more.
Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest - Newark, DE - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
The party kicks off Friday night at 5, with the opening parade at 7. German specialties such as Bratwurst, Weisswuurst, Frankfurters, BBQ chicken, potato pancakes, pretzels and more, will be served, and live German music and a Bavarian dance group. Amusement rides and midway games will also be available. Admission is $9 per person.
Brandywine Festival of the Arts - Wilmington, DE - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2022
An end of summer celebration at Josephine Gardens with over 250 exhibiting artists, live music performances, children’s activities, and local food vendors.
Historic Odessa Brewfest - Odessa, DE - Sep 10, 2022
Support a fundraiser for the Historic Odessa Foundation while enjoying food and merchandise vendors, live bands, and unliminted sampling during the full duration of the festival!
Amish Bike Tour Festival - Dover, DE - Sep 10, 2022
Annual event running for around thirty years with loops of 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles starting at Legislative Mall, with stops at points of interest and a barbecue lunch afterwards. Delaware’s largest cycling event with approximately 2,400 cyclists.
Art on the Green - New Castle, DE - Sep 24, 2022
Annual arts & crafts show in historic New Castle for nearly 50 years.
Faithful Friends 5K & Mutt Mile - Wilmington, DE - Sep 25, 2022
5K and Mutt Mile for the whole family, including pups, at Bellevue State Park, with human and canine awards ceremonies to follow, plus pet vendors and food trucks, local radio station with giveaways, and more.
Bike MS Bike to the Bay Delaware - Dover, DE - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.
OktDoverfest - Dover, DE - Oct 8, 2022
OktDoverFest features the best of local music, beer, wine, spirits and food. The festival is a celebration in downtown Dover to promote the small business community, support beautification of the city, and celebrate a traditional German rite of passage in a new and interesting way.
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival - Lewes, DE - Oct 13 to Oct 16, 2022
Live jazz music at multiple locations in Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Lewes.
Apple Scrapple Festival - Bridgeville, DE - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2022
Pancake breakfast to open the festivities. 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. But wait, what’s scrapple? A pork breakfast meat my (Jayne) grandfather used to describe as “everything in the pig but the squeal.” It’s a popular breakfast offering in the mid-Atlantic area (along with our other pork offering, pork roll) – pork, cornmeal, spices, usually panfried so it’s crispy on the outside but somewhat soft on the inside – if you know, you know!
Sea Witch Festival - Rehoboth Beach, DE - Oct 28 to Oct 30, 2022
Includes costume parade, bike race, train rides, fiddlers’ festival and kids trick or treat trail.
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival - Rehoboth Beach, DE - Nov 7 to Nov 13, 2022
The oldest and largest event of its kind in the State of Delaware. RBIFF has developed into a mid-Atlantic fall destination event for film enthusiasts from more than fifteen states. The eleven day event is held every November and offers a wide variety of American and international feature, documentary and short films.
Delaware Antiques Show - Wilmington, DE - Nov 10 to Nov 11, 2022
Annual event for over 50 years. One of the nation’s most acclaimed antiques shows. Held at the Chase Center at the Riverfront, it supports educational programming at Winterthur Museum.
Run for Pie 5k - Newark, DE - Nov 24, 2022
What a better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than starting your morning off with a 5K, with pie afterwards!
Find other fun things to do in Delaware in the fall:
Oktoberfest in Delaware
Delaware Corn Mazes
Delaware Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Delaware
Pumpkin Patches in Delaware
One thought on “Fall Delaware Festivals”
Art on the Green, New Castle DE 9/26/2015
Well established show. Handcrafted only