Fall Delaware Festivals

Find a Delaware fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 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.

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Lewes Dragon Boat Festival - Lewes, DE - Sep 17, 2017
Annual event at Canalfront Park hosted by Sussex Academy Foundation. 20 paddlers race 500 meters in a 46 foot boat.

Arden Fair - Arden, DE - Sep 1, 2018
111th annual. 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 8, 2018
Annual event running for around thirty years 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 8 to Sep 9, 2018
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 8, 2018
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!

Polkamotion - Rehoboth Ave, DE - Sep 11 to Sep 15, 2018
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

Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest - Newark, DE - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
This Oktoberfest in Newark includes opening parade, German music, a Bavarian dance group, German cuisine and Munich beer. Admission is $8 per person.

Delaware Saegerbund Oktoberfest - Newark, DE - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
The party kicks off Friday night at 5, with the opening parade at 7. German speciaities such as Bratwurst, Weisswuurst, Frankfurters, BBQ chicken, potato pancaks, pretzels and more, will be served, and live music. Amusement rides and midway games will also be available.

Brew at the Zoo - Wilmington, DE - Sep 21, 2018
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.

Art on the Green - New Castle, DE - Sep 22, 2018
Annual Arts & Crafts Show in Historic New Castle Delaware for nearly 50 years.

OktDoverfest - Dover, DE - Sep 22, 2018

Lederhosen Half Marathon - Newark, DE - Sep 29, 2018
Run 13.1 around Newark, then eat some brats, enjoy a Klondike Kate’s lager, and celebrate Oktoberfest

Faithful Friends 5K & Mutt Mile - Wilmington, DE - Sep 30, 2018
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.

Lewes Oktoberfest - Lewes, DE - Oct 6, 2018
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce’s Historic Lewes Business Committee will sponsor their annual Oktoberfest.

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival - Lewes, DE - Oct 11 to Oct 14, 2018
Live jazz music at multiple locations in Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Lewes.

Apple Scrapple Festival - Bridgeville, DE - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2018
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 13, 2018
Annual event held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village. Admission includes unlimited samples and a commemorative sampling glass.

Cheesetoberfest - Dover, DE - Oct 13, 2018
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.

Sea Witch Festival - Rehoboth Beach, DE - Oct 26 to Oct 28, 2018
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 1 to Nov 11, 2018
The oldest and largest event of its kind in the State of Delaware. A Festival Pass is required each year to purchase tickets (except for Rush Ticket Sales).

Delaware Antiques Show - Wilmington, DE - Nov 9 to Nov 11, 2018
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.

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 the fall:

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

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