Located on the Atlantic coast, the state of Delaware packs a huge number of experiences into its tiny size. In its coastal regions, beach fans will find an endless supply of pristine sand and crashing waves. In Delaware's urban centers, tourists and residents can take advantage of cultural events, museums, special festivals and more.
- State Fairgrounds 18500 South DuPont Highway Harrington, DE 19952 in Harrington, DE
For almost 100 years, the community hosted this gala event that celebrates the efforts of local farmers and ranchers. The fun starts in the middle of June and lasts for 10 full days. Thousands of exhibitors bring everything from flowers to live animals and compete for blue ribbons in addition to the many vendor exhibits. Professional cowboys perform in the rodeo arena, spectators attend auto races, demonstration shows and live nightly concerts. Carnival rides offer something for guests of all age groups. The midway provides the chance to test your skill and luck. Friends and family always love the variety of typical fair food offerings.
- Millsboro, Delaware in Millsboro, DE
The Native American Nation joins together for a weekend in September to commemorate and remember their heritage while passing it onto the next generation. The Native Americans welcome all people to join them in this celebration, which features traditional foods, dance and a variety of unique arts and crafts. All are also welcome to tour the Nanticoke Indian Museum.
- Dover, Delaware in Dover, DE
The September event provides the opportunity to see the beautiful countryside dotted with Amish farms while getting exercise at the same time. Individuals or teams of riders embark on circular paths spanning anywhere from 15 to 100 miles in length. At designated stops along the way, Amish families offer a number of delicious home baked goods in addition to musical entertainment. At the end of the day, participants are invited to an after tour party at the Legislative Mall where a picnic lunch, activities and more live entertainment awaits.
- Where: Bridgeville in Bridgeville, DE
In an effort to gain recognition for the community, local leaders developed this November weekend event, which centers around locally grown apples and a locally homemade food known as scrapple. The event begins with a carnival, a food court offering a variety of popular treats and a street dance. Beginning the next morning, guests have the chance to indulge in an authentic scrapple breakfast. There are games for visitors of all ages that include scrapple carving and scrapple chunking. Other activities include car shows and tractor pulls along with craft and trade shows. The event also features an array of live entertainment.
For four days during the middle of October, Rehoboth Beach says good-bye to summer and welcomes the fall season with the gala jazz festival offering daily concerts at five venues located throughout the community. Local bars and restaurants join in on the celebration by providing unique dining choices. Diners also enjoy live entertainment with their meals. Locals and visiting jazz fans alike come to hear renditions performed by everyone from new talent to celebrity guests.
- Rehoboth Beach, Del. in Rehoboth beach, DE
For a weekend toward the end of October, locals offer a number of activities geared toward celebrating Halloween. The fun begins with a family movie presented in Grove Park. Guests are also welcome to take a hayride, participate in beach games, compete in the broom tossing contest and go trick-or-treating by the light of lanterns. The event also features a number of events that include a costume parade and a costumed dog parade. Enjoy a historical tour of the community by trolley car and hear the music provided by live bands.