Fall Delaware Festivals

Find a Delaware fall festival to attend in 2017. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2017 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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2017 Festivals

Arden Fair - Arden, DE - 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, 2017
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 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.

Delaware Saegerbund Oktoberfest - Newark, DE - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
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.

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.

Art on the Green - New Castle, DE - Sep 23, 2017
Annual Arts & Crafts Show in Historic New Castle Delaware for nearly 50 years.

OktDoverfest - Dover, DE - Sep 23, 2017

Lewes Oktoberfest - Lewes, DE - Sep 30, 2017
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce’s Historic Lewes Business Committee will sponsor their annual Oktoberfest as part of their Fun Friday program this September from 4 to 6:30 PM.

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.

Delaware Wine and Beer Festival - Harrington, DE - Oct 14, 2017
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 27 to Oct 29, 2017
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 3 to Nov 12, 2017
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 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.

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!

Cheesetoberfest - Dover, DE - Oct 8, 2016

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 October:

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

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