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November

November 1-11 Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

The Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival is the oldest and largest event of its kind in the State of Delaware. The Festival began in 1998 and has since grown to a thriving cultural resource in the mid-Atlantic region. The festival screens American and international features, shorts, and documentaries.The Festival is presented by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization which also provides a broad scope of independent film screenings, mini-Festivals, and theme-oriented film series throughout the year.

November 1-3 First State Heritage Parks 18th Century Market Fair

Dover's 18th Century Market Fair is a family-friendly event that will make you feel like you've stepped into a time machine! The festival is held on the Green at the heart of Dover, and the festivities commence on November 3rd at 10 a.m. Learn about life in the 1700s from the craftsmen who are happy to show off their trades and explain what their lives were like nearly 300 years ago. Come see woodworkers and weavers, blacksmiths and brewers, charlatans and shepherds, soldiers, seamstresses, soap makers and more displaying their skills. Old fashioned entertainers put on performances that will have you belly laughing and marveling at their talents and skills.

November 8 Return Day

Return Day is a celebration held two days following Election Day in the little town of Georgetown, Delaware, the County Seat of Sussex County. A tradition which dates back to 1791, when the Sussex county’s population had to travel to Georgetown to vote. Two days later when votes were tallied, people would return for the results. On Return Day, great crowds gather in Georgetown to take part in the festivities. There’s always a music concert, food vendors, various contests to test your skills, and a parade. There is both a winner’s and a loser’s parade, with both candidates riding around in a circle in a horse and buggy and finishing up with a ceremonial burying of the hatchet event.

November 9-11 55th Annual Delaware Antiques Show

Explore a treasure trove of art, antiques, and design. More than 60 distinguished dealers will offer a spectacular selection of American antiques and decorative arts. There will also be a keynote lecture with Charlotte Moss, New York School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal honoree, one of Elle Décor’s Grand Masters of top designers, and honorary chair of the Delaware Antiques Show.

November 9-11 Clear Space Theater- Willy Wonka Performance

Roald Dahl's classic follows enigmatic candy man Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a tour of the Wonka factory and a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats; the fifth is a likeable lad named Charlie Bucket. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences. Performed by the Spotlight on Young Performers.

November 9-11 Waterfowl Festival

This year's Waterfowl Festival will take place on November 9-11. In 1971. A group envisioned an event showcasing the unique Eastern Shore heritage in hopes of sparking interest and change to preserve it. They began raising funds to protect the wildlife and habitat.The Waterfowl Festival takes place in the colonial town of Easton, Maryland. The historic buildings of Easton serve as venues for galleries and exhibits, while events and demonstrations are held at the surrounding ponds and scenic areas.

November 17-December 31 Winter Wonderfest

Drive through Cape Henlopen State Park, filled with the bright, beautiful colors of the 1.5-mile “Light Spectacular” holiday light show, which includes more than 90 awe-inspiring displays. Enjoy the fun at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, which will become the “Christmas Village.” The village will have an ice skating rink, live music, indoor holiday workshops, a strolling Santa and carnival rides, including a giant Ferris wheel. Click here for more information. 

November 17-18 Dogfish Head Analog-A-Go-Go

The 8th Annual Analog-A-Go-Go event will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton. This indie craft beer and music experience will feature tastings including rare cask beers and distillery samples with special tours of the Steampunk Treehouse and brewery. Folks can also partake in a record swap while listening to a DJ spinning vinyl and then stroll around the outdoor marketplace where special, handcrafted treasures and unique finds are available for purchase.

November 18 Capital Ringers presents "Celebrate the Season"

Capital Ringers, community handbell ensemble, presents Christmas performances of “Celebrate the Season!” Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with Christmas favorites on the largest set of handbells on the Delmarva Peninsula, complete with multimedia effects and percussion. This holiday concert for the entire family features music from Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well as classics such as “The little Drummer Boy”, “Jolly Old St. Nicholas”, and many more!

November 23 Rehoboth Holiday Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season with this tradition! Come to the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand for a holiday sing-along at 6:30 P and annual Tree Lighting at 7:00 PM.

November 23 Dewey Sip and Shop

Why shop the big box stores when you can shop local for the Holidays! Join us for our 4th Annual Dewey Sip and Shop, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Sussex Counties largest local Holiday shopping event. Featuring over 30 vendors of Fine Art, handmade goods, and creative services! While you shop the extensive selection of unique vendors, we have a local breweries giving out free tastings of craft beer!

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