I’m sure most people think that when the Summer season is over that the roads clear, restaurants close and tumble weeds wonder through the streets of Rehoboth and Lewes. Okay, maybe that was a little over the top, but you get what I mean.
Well, if October is anything to go by, then your diary is going to be full to the rafters twice over! Check out the events below that keep everybody busy during this so-called ‘off-season’.
“2012′s scariest attraction is back! They have more horror, longer trails, and shocking mayhem. The scream team longs for the return of more victims to touch, terrorize, and torture. Don’t miss out on this year’s screams and frights. We all look forward to seeing you very soon!”
Friday, Oct 4 – Sunday, Oct 6: Fall Sidewalk Sale! Rehoboth Beach & Lewes
Locals’ favorite! Great time to park (for free) and stroll. Pick up some great deals and grab a bite at the same time!
Saturday, Oct 5: Boast The Coast Day Maritime Festival, Lewes
“The Lewes Chamber of Commerce presents the 18th Annual BOAST THE COAST event that takes place in Lewes on Saturday, October 5 with maritime-themed activities throughout the day and into the evening.”
Sunday, Oct 6: Coast Day, Lewes
“Coast Day will highlight how UD scientists, staff, and students are improving understanding of ocean environments and serving coastal communities. Coast Day attendees can interact with researchers, tour ships, try hands-on activities, and attend presentations on a range of topics.”
Sunday, Oct 6: Celebrity Chefs Beach Brunch (advance tickets needed)
“Join us this October for our Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch, held at Delaware’s iconic Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. Beach Brunch guests enjoy delicious food prepared by top area chefs, live music and an exciting live auction!”
Friday, Oct 11: A Taste for Art of Southern Delaware (advance tickets needed)
“Join us for a unique creative arts and culinary experience. SAVOR signature dishes by the area’s top restaurants. SHOP beautiful works by locak artisans. ENJOY soothing sounds of live jazz. SIP beer, wine & cocktails.”
Friday, Oct 11 – Saturday, Oct 12: Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival
“More than twenty years ago, the locals decided to create the Apple Scrapple Festival to showcase the local agricultural industry. The fair grounds are guaranteed to delight children of all ages, and the car, trade and craft shows will make the adults happy. With incredible food stalls, there is no reason to leave the fair grounds, so plan for a whole day of fun at the Apple Scrapple Festival this fall!”
Thursday, Oct 17 – Sunday, Oct 20: Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
“Shows this year will be held on 5 stages - The Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, Epworth Church, Delaware Distilling Co. and Saketumi Restaurant. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars, in both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, offering great entertainment.”
Sunday, Oct 20: Delaware Wine and Beer Festival
“Drink Local, Eat Local, Buy Local is the perfect theme for the fourth annual event that blends Delaware’s finest wineries, breweries and now distilleries into one great event. A number of select local eateries will be preparing everything from brick oven gourmet pizza to seafood and barbecue.”
Friday, Oct 25 – Sunday, Oct 27: The 24th Annual Seawitch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival, Rehoboth Beach
Join the festivities with the Sea Witch Parade and Costume Contest. Plus, a Fiddlers Contest with prizes awarded in Banjo, Fiddle, and Bluegrass categories, the Sea Witch Cottage and Heritage Craft Shows at the Rehoboth Outlets and Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, and a Best Costumed Pet Contest for Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets.
It really looks like October is the new in season. I just wonder if November can top all the events that October has to offer.