Coastal Sussex – 2008 October Events

by Dave on October 8, 2008

Fall is here!  The leaves are starting to change and the snow geese are working their way down from breeding grounds in Canada.  Any day now….the weather will turn chilly and hot cider will be available at your local farmer’s market.  If you hve not already purchased a Halloween pumpkin, well there are plenty at every roadside stand in southern Delaware.  The harvest season is a time to reflect on the seasonal bounty, while celebrating American holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Speaking of the holidays, Coastal Sussex is the place to be in the fall for….

The 17th annual Apple-Scrapple festival in Bridgeville, DE which hosts an antique car show, scrapple cook off, carnival, game rides, food vendors and of course, a scrapple carving contest.  Now, if you have not had this tasty Delaware treat, I challenge you to experience Sussex County eats at its finest.  For details go to

From October 10-13 the 14th anual Greyhounds “Reach the Beach” party is held in Dewey Beach, DE.  On this weekend greyhound lovers from all over the region travel to Dewey for a dog festival of sorts.  For those not in the know, Dewey allows dogs off-leash from September 15 to May 15.  Just be sure to register at the town hall for $5.

Also on October 11 and 12 is the fall surf-fishing tournament held on Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island.  For more informaion go to 302-424-4778.  This is a great events for kids and adults!

From October 15-19 is the classic Rehoboth Autumn Jazz Festival.  This is the perfect fall music event.  For more information go to

On October 18 is the fall festival at Abbott’s Mill in Milford, DE.  The event is from 10-4 pm.  Call 302-422-0847 for more information.

One of the biggest fall events, the 19th annual Sea Witch and Fiddler’s Festival, in Coastal Sussex is from October 24-26.  This is the premier event to celebrate Halloween.  Kids love the parade and costumes!  Call 1-800-441-1329 for more information.

The towns of Lewes and Milton also are hosting several fall activities so be sure to log onto and for all the fun details.


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