Our Favorite Festivals, Benefits, and Live Performances
Berlin Fiddler's Convention
Three days of live bluegrass music on Main Street in Berlin, Md. Features bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, Irish, and Cajun musicians from all over the country. Maryland State Flatpicking Guitar Championship. Local crafts, food, beer and wine vendors. For more information go to berlinchamber.org/fiddlers-convention
Downtown Berlin, Maryland
September 24 - 26
Bethany Movies at the Bandstand
Bring your family, a blanket, and some popcorn to the bandstand on Fridays for family movie night! Movies will start at dusk at the Bethany Beach bandstand. Go to www.townofbethanybeach.com/396/Movies-on-the-Beach for schedule of full movie listings.
Bethany Beach - Bandstand
Friday nights at dusk. Through September 24
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) is a non-profit organization with a producer-only farmers market located in Lewes, Delaware. The HLFM provides a family-friendly, community gathering place where consumers may purchase the freshest local foods available. It also provides alternative educational and marketing opportunities for emerging farmers and others to help create local and sustainable food systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible and which improve the variety, freshness, nutritional value and distribution of fresh farmland foods to the community. Welcome To Your Market--Where Fresh Food is Rooted in Community.
George H.P. Smith Park Summer Saturday Market
Saturdays • May 1 – September 25, 2021
Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market
Visit Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market for locally sourced produce, plants, meats, seafood, baked goods & so many other unique products & gift items! Go to rbfarmersmarket.com/ for more information and a list of vendors.
Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach
Tuesdays through October 26. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival
A unique Delaware event celebrating food and fun, the Apple-Scrapple Festival features a car show, live entertainment, a home decorating contest, apple orchard tours, wagon rides, an Invitational Scrapple Sling, health and safety fair, Ladies Skillet Toss, Scrapple Chunkin’ Contest, Kids Apple Toss, trade show, and more. For more information go to www.applescrapple.com
Main Street, Bridgeville, Del.
October 8 and 9
True Blue Jazz Festival
The True Blue Jazz Festival returns to Downtown Rehoboth Beach Delaware. You don't want to miss a single show! From Local & Regional Jazz Musicians with legendary talent to National & Internationally recognized Jazz Artists, Masters & Icons. True Blue Jazz delivers the real deal, in the best Jazz Show Venues in the area. For more information and schedule go to www.truebluejazz.org
October 13 to 17
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
When fall approaches and the weather in Rehoboth Beach is cooling down, the music is just starting to heat up! Established in 1989, our unique group has been orchestrating events bringing national and international Grammy Award winning artists to Coastal Southern Delaware…Our festival is local and our artists are global. Our Four "Main Stages" include Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, Cape Henlopen Performing Arts Theater, Rusty Rudder and Epworth Church. But we are also in many restaurants and smaller venues throughout Sussex County such as Sydney's Restaurant, 1776, Indigo, The Room At Cedar Grove, Outlet Liquors, Dogfish Head Brewery and many others. Tickets are sold online, over the phone, or at the Box office. For more information schedule go to www.rehobothjazz.com
October 14 to 17
Milton Theatre Zombie Fest
It's the HOMECOMING of the undead as the Milton Theatre Zombie Fest returns to its original home! The zombies are BACK! Complete with zombie make-up stations, Kids Fest, costume contests, and of course, the traditional Zombie Walk at 8pm! Join the Milton Theatre as we try to survive an evening of haunting entertainment of epic proportions! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Milton Theatre, Milton Fire Department, and Milton Community Food Pantry. For more information visit and follow www.facebook.com/MiltonZombieFest or for tickets go to www.eventbrite.com/e/milton-theatre-zombie-fest-2021-tickets-160445249059
Milton Theatre, 110 Union St., Milton
October 16, 4 to 9 p.m.
Sea Witch Festival
The signature event of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Sea Witch Festival will hauntingly delight locals and visitors with fun for all ages. Events include beach games, trick or treat, scarecrow building, broom toss and much more. The centerpiece of the weekend is the Costume Parade featuring vehicles, floats, individuals, and groups on Rehoboth Avenue at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 30. Don’t miss the Best Costumed Dog Parade Contest at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31 on the Boardwalk. For more information go to www.beach-fun.com/sea-witch-halloween-fiddlers-festival
October 29 - 31
Our Favorite Annual Events
Base Ball at the Beach Festival
Join us for the inaugural Base Ball at the Beach Festival and the Eastern League Championships. Teams from around the Mid Atlantic will come to Lewes to celebrate 19th century base ball with hard -ought matches, sportsmanship, and excitement to share the game we all love. There is no charge to watch the games but current State Park entry fees would be in effect. For more information and a list of participating clubs, go to lewesbaseball.org/cape-base-ball-festival
Cape Henlopen State Park
September 25 and 26
Lewes Fall Craft Fair
The festival will feature both new and returning artists from across Delmarva and the Eastern Shore. Enjoy historic Lewes while experiencing live music and delicious food. Proceeds from this event will benefit educational and preservation programs at The Lewes Historical Society. Go to www.historiclewes.org/events/fall-craft-fair.html for more information.
Lewes Historical Society Campus, 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes
October 2 - 3
Wings and Wheels
Enjoy a day of planes, cars, WWII re-enactors, The Air National Guard, airport history, great food, entertainment, fun for the kids, craft vendors and much more. All car clubs and car enthusiasts are welcome. Dozens of aircraft ranging from vintage warbirds to hopefully military planes to modern aircraft. Pre-registration for the car show is recommended. For more information go to www.wings-wheels.com
Delaware Costal Airport, Georgetown
October 2 , 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Boos & Brews
Spend a memorable evening with spirits on the ghostly, historic campus of the Lewes Historical Society. While you mingle amongst the living and the dead partake in the flavors of the local eateries, breweries, and vineyards. Wear a costume! Must be 21 or older to attend. For more information go to www.historiclewes.org/events/boos-brews
Lewes Historical Society Campus, 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes
Rehoboth Art League Holiday Fair and Fine Craft Show
Featuring a variety of artisans exhibiting and selling their work, including jewelry, glasswork, ceramics, mixed media, and decorative and wearable fiber creations. Patrons can stroll the campus and find artists throughout the historic Homestead, Chambers Studio, and the Corkran and Tubbs galleries to select the perfect gifts for family, friends and themselves. Food and beverage vendors on site. Proceeds support RAL year-round exhibits and education programs. For more information go to www.rehobothartleague.org/events/holiday-fair