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It’s October. The temperature has finally dropped below the 70s, the end-of-summer/back-to-school transition has settled and it’s time to enjoy the mid-autumn holiday season in all its glory.
Here are things to do in Delaware this season — from downtown to the beaches:
Movies on Tap: A Nightmare on Elm Street
What would Nancy Thompson do? Probably head to Wilmington Brew Works Oct. 20 for a night showing of the original Nightmare.
Halloween Flea on The Riverfront
What’s better than First State Flea? The Halloween Flea, of course, hitting the Wilmington Riverfront Oct. 27.
Got my EYE on you! 👀 We can SEE that you are just as excited as we to join in the festivities at the upcoming Halloween…
Frightland, Delaware’s premier haunted attraction, has landed on multiple national Top 10 lists, with eight attractions on 350+ acres. Located in Middletown, it’s an easy drive from wherever you are in the state.
Frightland * 2018 Trailer – Frightland Haunted Attractions in Middletown, Delaware features 8 unique haunted attractions on over 350 acres of farm land. Named one of the top 10 scariest haunted attractions in the country by Forbes, HuffPost, Travel Channel & more! Find out more at: http://www.Frightland.com
Posted by Frightland on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Truck or Treat
Delaware Park Casino is doing it up for Halloween with Truck or Treat, and outdoor Halloween party in the grove Oct. 19 featuring food trucks, contests and seasonal libations.
Sea Witch Festival
Go back to the beach Oct. 26–28 for the 28th annual Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler’s Festival in the Rehoboth-Dewey Beach area. A boardwalk Sea Witch parade, live entertainment, games and trick or treating are a few of the events during this weekend-long celebration.
The @RBDBChamber Sea Witch Festival is coming up! From the 26th through the 28th, come out for beach games, live entertainment, trick or treat, and so much more!
— HyattPlaceDeweyBeach (@HyattPlaceDewey) October 13, 2018
Día de Muertos Cultural Festival
The Hispanic American Association of Delaware is partnering with the Delaware Art Museum for a Día de Muertos event for the community. Non-Hispanic community members are encouraged to come and learn more about the culture and tradition behind the popular sugar-skull imagery.
Wilmington has a loop for just about any occasion, but the Halloween Loop is the big one. This year it’s Oct. 27, concentrated in pubs in Trolley Square (the costume contest will be at Catherine Rooney’s), with locations on Union Street, Downtown and on the Riverfront. The school buses have been retired from this event — instead, you’ll receive a promo code on your wristband for a discount on Lyft.
Halloween on Main Street
Newark’s Halloween Parade, complete with Main Street trick or treating, is happening Oct. 28.
Rock Lot Halloween Fest
The Creative District in West Center City Wilmington will celebrate the season with the Rock Lot Halloween Fest, featuring games, treats and costumes. No costume? They’ll have some so everyone who wants to can dress up.
The Delaware Anime Society will be celebrating Halloween at the Dover Public Library, with a spooky, free Mini Con on Oct. 21.
Pet Costume Parade on the Riverfront
If your pet will let you put them in a costume, you’ll want to show it off. Riverfront Pets and the Delaware Humane Association will be hosting a Costume Parade for pets Oct. 27 so you can do just that.
Oddball Art Hall Halloween
The Oddball Art Hall at Oddity Bar in Wilmington is a monthly event that’s always offbeat. Its Halloween-themed event will be held Oct. 19.
Taking vendor sign-ups for October 19th Oddball Art Hall! DM us if you're interested or tag a friend 👍🙌
Fall Crafts at Hagley
Don’t care for spookiness? The Hagley Craft Fair on Oct. 20 is a seasonal event without a Halloween theme, with lots of craft vendors and a 2-in-1 admission you can use to get into the Delaware Art Museum at no additional cost the same day.
We’re partnering with the Delaware Art Museum to offer a two-for-one deal on the Craft Fair and their Juried Craft exhibition on Saturday, October 20. Pay admission to one event and get into the both the Hagley Craft Fair and into the art museum’s exhibition! #visitwilm #inwilm pic.twitter.com/BFKjx3JOpB
— Hagley Mus. and Lib. (@hagleymuseum) October 9, 2018
Saved by the ’90s
Why do a regular Halloween party when you can do a totally ’90s dance party? Saved by the ’90s is a touring event featuring a live band and a DJ, and it’s hitting The Queen Oct. 20.
Posted by The Queen on Monday, July 30, 2018
Bellevue Hall Spirits Tour
Rockwood Mansion, Delaware’s most famous haunted property, has ghost tours all year round — and its Halloween tours have been sold out for months. Save Rockwood for the spring or summer, and instead check out Bellevue State Park, where some tours may still have slots available, including the Bellevue Hall Spirits Stories and Tour on Oct. 25.
Old Swedes Ghost Tours
Old Swedes Historic Site is another less famous haunted site in Delaware — and that’s why it’s worth checking out. Its second ghost tour of the season is on Oct. 20 from 6:30–9:00.
Get ready for ghostly encounters at Old Swedes! Make a reservation for our annual Ghost Tours on Saturday Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 6:30-9 PM. $10 adults, $6 children 12-17. Go to https://t.co/dz1hpW89kb or call 302-352-5629. pic.twitter.com/HoSh3wNEdg
— Old Swedes Historic Site (@oldswedesde) September 7, 2018
Fall Harvest Holistic Wellness Festival
Looking for something different? The free Innersource Wellness Center Fall Harvest Holistic Wellness Festival in Pike Creek on Oct. 20 will feature lots of wellness vendors, local music and demos on topics including herbalism, urban gardening, sound healing and plant-based cooking.
Halloween at Oberod
This posh Halloween party is held at the Oberod Estate, deep in the rural Brandywine River Valley area of Wilmington on Oct. 27. Costumes, dinner and dancing, with proceeds supporting the Delaware Contemporary.
HALLOWEEN AT OBEROD!Saturday, October 27, 20187 – 10 PMYour spirit is being summoned to the historic Oberod Estate in the rural Brandywine River Valley! Enjoy a costume contest, dancing, dinner by Buckley’s Catering, and more haunted surprises. First 50 ticket purchasers are eligible to win a mystery wine bottle from our hosts' private cellars! Eat, drink, and be scary! PURCHASE TICKETS: decontemporary.org/upcoming-events/halloween-at-oberod
Posted by The Delaware Contemporary on Friday, September 28, 2018
Elsmere Halloween Spooktacular
If you’re looking for small-town, family-friendly Halloween fun, Elsmere’s Halloween Spooktacular on Oct. 27 starts with a costume parade to the firehouse, followed by indoor trick-or-treating and a screening of Hocus Pocus.
Mark your calendar for our annual Halloween Spooktacular, October 27th, starting at 5:00PM! (This is an indoor event – rain or shine!) We hope to see you there!
Posted by Town of Elsmere on Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Underground Comic Con
Punkin Chunkin may be gone, but there’s still fun to be had when Halloween’s over. Now in its sixth year, Underground Comic Con returns to The Delaware Contemporary Nov. 2–3, with lots of regional creators, cosplay and a super affordable $5 admission. This year, they’ve added a Drink & Draw at Dead Presidents.
We have an incredible line up this year for the 6th Underground Comic-Con! Plus join us Friday night for a Drink and Draw at Dead Presidents Pub & Restaurant
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