The Beach Gets a Little Pumpkin Crazy in November

By Adam Pettengell, in All Communities

Punkin Chunkin Cannons
We all go a little Pumpkin crazy when the Fall hits us, but the beach goes especially ‘punkin’ crazy.  Wawa starts to make their Pumpkin spice coffee, Hopkins Creamery sell their pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pies from every bakery and restaurant and Dorman’s does pumpkin donuts.
The amazing Dogfish Head Brewery bring out their Punkin Ale, which flies off the shelves so quickly, if you blink they’re all gone! If it can be pumpkin flavored, someone will make it! You can even go and pick out your very own pumpkins out in Lewes.
The month of November is very well known for the big Punkin Chunkin World Championships.  Another weird but wonderful event that has to be on your bucket list and has to be experienced. If you’ve never been to Punkin Chunkin, the idea is these huge machines fling pumpkins as far as possible with smashing results.
It’s not the only event in the month but it doesn’t get more pumpkin crazy than that.  Have a look below at some of the events that are happening around the area.

World Punkin Chunkin Championship

Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3
“The World Championship Punkin Chunkin is an annual competition for throwing pumpkins using catapults, air cannons and much more! The Punkin Chunkin Championship draws thousands of visitors to the area and is aired on the Discovery Channel every Thanksiving.”

26th Annual Beebe Ball “The Greatest Ball on Earth”

Saturday, November 2
“Join us Under the Big Top for The Greatest Ball on Earth! This premier event includes cocktail hour, silent and live auctions followed by a seated dinner and dancing with Big City Band as well as individually decorated tables by local businesses and individuals. Proceeds will benefit the expansion of the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center.”

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

Thursday, November 7 –  Sunday, November 10
“Since its inaugural event in 1998, the award winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival has developed into a premiere, Mid-Atlantic cultural event. The five-day Festival showcases approximately 100 of the best American and international films including features, documentaries, and shorts. Film enthusiasts enjoy the convenience of seeing all the films at one, multi-screen location. “ 

50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show

Friday, November 8 –  Sunday, November 10
“Sixty of the country’s most distinguished antiques dealers return to present a stunning array of American furniture, paintings, rugs, porcelain, silver, jewelry, and decorative arts at the 50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show.”

Go Ape at Lums Pond State Park!

Friday, November 8 – Thursday, November 14
“The first and only zip line and treetop adventure course in Delaware, located south of Wilmington and just minutes from I-95 in Bear.  Four zip lines take you high over Lums Pond, the largest freshwater pond in Delaware.  Overall there are 5 individual sections within the course – rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings including Double Stirrups, and stunning views that take you higher into the forest canopy.  The Park also offers biking and hiking trails, a disc golf course.”

Holiday Open House

Saturday, November 9
“Holiday Open House Saturday, November 9th 2013 10am-4pm -Discounts on gift basket pre-orders only during the open house -FREE! Hay rides, hot cider, s’mores by the fire -Abbott’s Grill will be offering free cooking demonstrations to inspire you for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Abbott’s will also offer lunch items for purchase including: Pork Tacos, Bratwursts, pumpkin soup, Pumpkin Hot Chocolate and Caramel Apple Cider”

Clear Space Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 22
“One of the most popular holiday tales of all-time returns to the Clear Space Theatre in musical form this Christmas season! On Christmas Eve, the loathsome Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to face the choices of his Past, the cruelty of his Present, and the consequences in his Future. Join us once more for this story of transformation, redemption, and holiday cheer, complete with music and a leading turn by our very own Artistic Director, Doug Yetter!”

 Black Friday

Thursday, November 28 – Friday, November 29
Midnight shopping craziness at it’s very best.  The outlets and retail stores open up early for this shopping bonanza, if you like shopping with even more amazing discounts than normal.  Be prepared though it’s busy, busy, busy!
Here’s to another pumpkin and event filled month at the beach,
Cheers Adam

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