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 2 to Sep 2, 2017
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 9 to Sep 9, 2017
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 9 to Sep 10, 2017
An end of summer celebration at Josephine Gardens with over 250 exhibiting artists, live music performances, children’s activities, and local food vendors.
Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest - Newark, DE - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
This Oktoberfest in Newark includes opening parade, German music, a Bavarian dance group, German cuisine and Munich beer. Admission is $8 per person.
Art on the Green - New Castle, DE - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2017
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival - Lewes, DE - Oct 12 to Oct 15, 2017
Live jazz music at multiple locations in Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Lewes.
Apple Scrapple Festival - Bridgeville, DE - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2017
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.
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival - Rehoboth Beach, DE - Nov 3 to Nov 12, 2017
Delaware Antiques Show - Wilmington, DE - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2017
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.
Polkamotion - Lewes, DE - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
Polka music and dancing.
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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.
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
OktDoverfest - Dover, DE - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Cheesetoberfest - Dover, DE - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
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.
Delaware Nature Society Harvest Moon Festival – Greenville, DE – October 3-4, 2015
Vendemmia Harvest of the Grape Wine Festival – Wilmington, DE – October 11, 2015
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