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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2019 Festivals

Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival - Harrington, DE - Aug 24, 2019
Annual event held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village. Admission includes unlimited samples and a commemorative sampling glass.

Anime Day at the Art Studio - Wilmington, DE - Aug 24, 2019
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

Arden Fair - Arden, DE - Aug 31, 2019
112th 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 7, 2019
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.

Brandywine Festival of the Arts - Wilmington, DE - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
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 7, 2019
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 10 to Sep 14, 2019
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 20 to Sep 22, 2019
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.

Brew at the Zoo - Wilmington, DE - Sep 27, 2019
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 28, 2019
Annual arts & crafts show in historic New Castle for nearly 50 years.

OktDoverfest - Dover, DE - Sep 28, 2019
OktDoverFest is a celebration in downtown Dover to promote our small business community, support beautification of our City, and celebrate a traditional German rite of passage in a new and interesting way.

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

Faithful Friends 5K & Mutt Mile - Wilmington, DE - Sep 29, 2019
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.

Apple Scrapple Festival - Bridgeville, DE - Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2019
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.

Bike MS Bike to the Bay Delaware - Dover, DE - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
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.

Vendemmia Italian Italian Wine Festival - Wilmington, DE - Oct 13, 2019
The Vendemmia Italian Wine Festival is returning to the Tubman-Garrett Park on the Wilmington Riverfront from 2pm to 6pm! 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

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival - Lewes, DE - Oct 17 to Oct 20, 2019
Live jazz music at multiple locations in Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Lewes.

Cheesetoberfest - Dover, DE - Oct 19, 2019
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 25 to Oct 27, 2019
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 - Oct 31 to Nov 10, 2019
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 8 to Nov 10, 2019
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.

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!

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

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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