SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING activities to do this Halloween

By Adelina Riddick, in Fun Stuff

What will Halloween look like this year?

Halloween is supposed to be the spookiest holiday on the calendar in the US, filled with sweet trick-or-treating delights, festive costumes and, so many fun-filled activities!

But 2020 is not like most years. The majority of the most known Halloween Festivals have been canceled and restrictions have been applied in order to minimize the risk for virus transmission.

The State of Delaware has released guidelines regarding the safety of certain fall activities. Some of the high-risk activities are considered:

  • door-to-door-trick or treating
  • trunk or treat events that are organized in places where you can’t maintain social distancing
  • hayrides with people from outside your household unless everyone is wearing a face covering and is 6 feet apart from non-household members

See more detailed guidance information for Delaware state



The HAPPY NEWS is that Halloween is far from CANCELED. It may look a little bit different, but like this whole year, it will be a Halloween like no other!

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020 in beautiful coastal Delaware?

Here are a few safe social distancing Halloween events to get you started:


On Sunday, November 1st, the Revival House, Hudson Fields and, the Beebe Foundation will host another free outdoor movie event “This is Halloween”. The event is free to the public but donations are accepted at the door with all proceeds going to Beebe Healthcare’s Frontline Workers.

The event will feature food and beverage trucks, local vendors and artists, live music and other safely distanced fun activities including trick-or-treat bags for the younger attendees.

More details about the event HERE.


Milton Theatre Presents “Halloween Kid’s Cabaret” outdoor event on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.

Kids, it’s your time to shine! The Theatre is opening its brand-new outdoor stage to the kids who would like to sing their favorite fall tunes. Also, if you come wearing your costumes, you can get the chance to win exciting prizes.

Each child 13 years of age and younger will get a trick-or-treat bag of candy to take home with them!

For more details about the event click here.

JINXED! A Halloween Stand-Up Comedy Show! The Milton Theatre

Featuring Paul Lyons, Anita Wise & Keith Purnell, laugh your way out of getting jinxed in this spooktacular Halloween night of comedy.

MY CAPE FANTASY TRAIL- Cape Henlopen State Park

This year, due to the pandemic, The Fantasy Trail looks a little bit different. The Cape Henlopen Officials are inviting kids to keep the Fantasy Trail spirit alive and try some of the safe social distancing events they came up with:

My Cape Fantasy Trail Past

Share your photos and favorite Fantasy Trail characters from previous Fantasy Trails on Cape Henlopen Park Facebook/Instagram page using #MyCapeFantasyTrail

My Cape Fantasy Trail Present

Explore Cape Henlopen State Park in search of some Fantasy Trail backdrops. Take a picture in yours, your child’s, or even your pet’s favorite Halloween costume and post them on  Cape Henlopen State Park page using #MyCapeFantasyTrail. Check their Facebook page for clues to the locations of these great photo ops.

My Fantasy Trail Future

Since they are already planning for Fantasy Trail 2021, they would love your help.  Send them suggestions of what new characters you would like to see added to the trail. Your favorite character may be selected to update the trail for 2021!


Dover YMCA – Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 30, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

This event will begin at 5:30 pm and is first-come, first-served – while supplies last.

Attendees will visit from car to car collecting treats! Be sure to come dressed in your Halloween best and bring a bag to hold candy and prizes. You won’t want to miss this “spooktacular’” event!

Sussex Family YMCA

Friday, October 30, 6 -7:30 pm

6 pm – Costume Parade Contest

6:30 pm – Painting Pumpkin Patch

6:30 pm – Smore’s Bar


Georgetown scarecrows decorate downtown for the season!

The 8 scarecrows definitely add color to the downtown area as a part of the annual contest sponsored by Georgetown Arts & Flowers.

One more reason to enjoy the season! Go see them live or click here for a virtual tour.


‘Tis the season to be spooky, and our favorite Halloween movies  for kids will help you get in the spirit!




By Adelina Riddick, in All Communities

In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible, after all, we are all living AN AUTUMN LIKE WE’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.


Fall can easily become your favorite season. The air gets slightly cool, perfect for walks, hiking, and bike rides and you usually feel the need to wear one of your favorite light jackets or a sweater in the evenings. Halloween and Thanksgiving Day are around the corner and this means three things: fun, family, and lots of pumpkin and cinnamon goodies to eat!

Oh, delicious autumn!

Nature is definitely in a full celebratory mode in October. The yellows, the reds, the oranges, the falling leaves, the crisp air, the colorful pumpkin patches; apple picking, corn mazes and we can go on and on about why October means GOOD VIBES ONLY!

Nothing about 2020 has been what anyone expected BUT friends, we made it to fall, so let’s not take that for granted and appreciate that we are living in a place where we are lucky enough to witness the wonder of four seasons, whilst others only get two. Let’s LOVE this season for what it brings!


Just because you’re staying more at home right now (and savor pumpkin spice latte snuggled on the couch the majority of the days), it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the best things that fall has to offer.

Here are some great activities to do this fall to keep celebrating the season, while you are social distancing, of course


Fruit is at its freshest and most nutritious when you buy it locally and if you count the fun and adventure of going to the farm and plucking apples right from the tree, you can call it a successful day!

Fifer Orchards in Camden-Wyoming 


Days of the week: Until late October, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only

Time: Appointment only from 10am- 5pm

Registration: $2 (age 4+)

Reserve your appointment for picking at Fifer’s Orchard today! So much fun!  Fifer Orchards


No reservation needed

PAC-MAN themed Corn Maze

A fun and challenging 6-acre corn maze. An amazing family experience!

To reserve your appointment CLICK HERE

And while you’re there don’t forget to get your pre-made candy apples, the freshly made apple cider, and the most delicious apple cider donuts!


Delaware just got more colorful!

All within a quick drive, walk, or ride, you can explore 9 Delaware locations with amazing street artwork! 

The DAC (Developing Artist Collaboration) has partnered with the Delaware Tourism Office and created this interactive street art inspired murals that you can find throughout the state. While exploring these awesome locations, become part of the art by striking your best pose! Submit 4 of your #DelawareDiscoveries photos taken with the artwork to earn a chance for a limited edition DYI prize HERE

If your friends and family are coming in town and you want to plan a full getaway weekend to start this adventure, the site offers information about great places to stay, dine, and much more! You can find more details and how to submit your photos on  DELAWARE DISCOVERIES.


October is such a great month to admire nature’s beauty and where else better than at the Botanical Gardens!

During October, DBG offers regular hours, guided tours, a sunrise visit, and 2 free Sussex Community Days. For more details click here.


The girls at SoulFire Collective are an absolute beam of light and a power yoga community!

All summer long they rocked the Freeman Stage with their “come sweat, connect and transform” yoga classes and they are organizing outdoor/indoor events in October too! You can find them at the Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery every Thursday, starting at 6 pm and at the coolest warehouse on 19817 Hebron RD in Rehoboth Beach every Wednesday and Friday.

Treat yourself by doing some yoga in the vineyard or wherever these amazing ladies organize it! You won’t regret it!

Read more about the Art Of Yoga and their events here.


Oct 9-11

Registrations are now open for Delmarva’s Second OktoBIRDfest. Delmarva Birding Weekends are offering small safe social distancing group tours combining the birding experience with visits to the award-winning Delaware craft-breweries.

To book your adventure trip, click here


Saturday, October 10th

Did you know that the Boardwalk Buddy Walk Initiative was awarded the prestigious Governor’s Tourism Award in 2010?

This exceptional event raises awareness of the special qualities of individuals with Down Syndrome and the need to include them in our communities.

Whether you have Down Syndrome, know someone who does, or you just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today!

This year instead of all of us walking together on the Boardwalk, you’ll be walking with your families and friends in your own neighborhood, around town, or wherever you choose.

CLICK HERE for more information about this year’s event and how you can start your team!


Developing Artist Collaboration 

When: Every Monday 6-9 pm

Where: Rehoboth Ale House Garden

This program is all about giving an opportunity to handmade businesses, visual artists, comics, culinary arts, musicians and so much more to get their work out there in the community. Discover beautiful creations while supporting your local artists at this weekly event!

You will be able to enjoy live music, beer, snacks, and of course buy so many 100% handmade pieces of art.

More details about the DAC initiatives HERE

And last but not least, friends, parking is free at our Coastal Delaware beaches until May 2021, so go out there, dine, shop, and support our AMAZING LOCAL BUSINESSES!

Stay safe!