Fall FestivalsNorth Delaware’s 2015 Fall Festivals Guide. Celebrate, explore and relish in some of North Delaware’s most happening and infamous LOCAL fall festivals – most rain or shine – in chronological order. From Sleeping Under the Stars to the Harvest Moon Festival and from the Red Shoe & Brew Festival to the Vendemmia da Vinci Wine Festival, there’s indeed a festival here for everyone. Please check for weather related event delays and/or cancellations before you head out. Mark your calendars and bookmark this page, because we will keep adding them as we find them! Want more? Check out NorthDelaWHEREHappening.com’s event calendar 24/7.

-Fall Festivals 2015-

Nascar Sprint Cup 2015| Dover Downs

dover-delaware-nascar-2014October 1-4

NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway for a triple-header weekend of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup action on Oct. 2-4! Last year’s changes to the Chase format has the Monster Mile serving as the first “elimination” of the Challenger Round, which means for four drivers, it’s over in Dover! For more info, visit Nascar Sprint Cup 2015| Dover Downs

Delaware Auto Show

Delaware-Auto-Show-Oct 5-7-2012October 2-4

Whether you are searching for your next car brand or want to pick your dream car, the Delaware Auto Show is the perfect place to spend your weekend. Check out the latest and greatest model cars from Ford, Chevrolet, Mercedes, BMW, Dodge, Toyota, Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Fiat, Tesla, and a whole lot more. For more info,visit Delaware Auto Show

 7th Street Arts Bridge Kick-Off Party

7th_StreetOctober 2

Join the Wilmington Creative District for a kick-off event for the 7th Street Art Bridge, a conceptual “bridge” that will transform and unify 7th Street by connecting artists, entrepreneurs, and residents to downtown Wilmington. Live music at the event will be by JaE, a Philadelphia-based female rocker. There will be a hip hop performance by Street Xpressions, food trucks, hands-on art projects, and more to keep you entertained at our Kick Off Party. For more info, visit 7th Street Arts Bridge Kick-Off Party

Brandywine Village Music River Fest

River FestOctober 3

Curio Market aims to unite shoppers with their perfect found object, all while listening to great music and eating delicious food. Up to 20 different vendors — including Main Street businesses as well as locally made goods, vintage finds, and gourmet packaged food — there will be local food and fashion trucks, live music, and desserts. For more info, visit Brandywine Village Music River Fest

River Towns Ride & Festival

RiverTowns_LogoOctober 3

The third annual River Towns Ride & Festival is a one-day joint festival held between the two historic Delaware waterfront towns of New Castle and Delaware City. For more info, visit River Towns Ride & Festival


Harvest Moon Festival

Harvest Moon Festival DelawareOctober 3-4

Harvest Moon Festival features fun activities for all ages! Enjoy artisan demonstrations, children’s activities and crafts, hayrides, music, food trucks, and much more! For more info, visit Harvest Moon Festival


Woodside Creamery Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

Woodside Creamery Annual Arts & Crafts Fall FestivalOctober 10

Woodside Creamery Annual Arts & Crafts Festival – Fine crafts and fine art from LOCAL artists. Featuring original paintings, prints and crafts. Meet the artists! Try a free sample of Woodside’s new ice cream flavor, purchase Woodside’s homemade fudge, farm fresh cheeses (from the Keyes Creamery), as well as mums grown here on the farm & plump pumpkins. Activities for the children including pumpkin painting and scarecrow making! For more info, visit

12th Annual Vendemmia da Vinci Wine Festival at Bellevue

vindemmia-wine-food-festivalOctober 11

The event will feature regional Italian wines, food from 25 area restaurants, live entertainment, a silent auction, and more!  Be sure to join us in this wonderful local celebration of Italian heritage. The Societa’ da Vinci holds Vendemmia da Vinci Wine Festival annually to raise funds for local charities.  “La vendemmia” refers to the fall grape harvest in Italy. For more info, visit Woodside Creamery Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

5th Annual Wilmington Chili Challenge

ChiliOctober 18

Think you have the best chili recipe? Come out and join us for a rocking good time and let’s raise some cash and some glasses for Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation. For more info, visit 5th Annual Wilmington Chili Challenge

4th Annual Red Shoe & Brew

red shoe and brew ronald mcdonald house of delaware 2015October 18

Join us for an afternoon of barbeque (provided by Fat Rick’s), beer (provided by United Distributors to include Flying Fish Brewery and Sierra Nevada Brewery), live music (provided by Last Resort), along with lawn games, silent auction, and more! This outdoor event raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. For more info, visit 4th Annual Red Shoe & Brew

The Ultimate Tailgate 2015

UT-Logo-300x175October 22

Whether your perfect tailgate is high-end picnicking at the derby or grilling in the parking lot at a sporting event, this event is for you! The Ultimate Tailgate will feature the best area restaurants serving their unique interpretations of tailgate food. This sophisticated yet casual event will also feature wine, spirits, and a beer garden curated by Two Stones Pub! For more info, visit The Ultimate Tailgate 2015

Fall Sleep Under the Stars

sleep under the starsOctober 24

Enjoy a day (and night) of free, safe family fun at Sleep Under the Stars. Paint a pumpkin, bring old clothes and stuff a scarecrow, go on a Hayride, and visit the Kids Corral to see the new baby animals. Learn a new line dance, play games, watch a family movie, and dance to music. Bring your own goodies for tent-to-tent trick-or-treating. Be sure to decorate your tent and wear your best costume! Top it off with dinner and s’mores around the bonfire, and camp overnight in the park. For more info, visit Fall Sleep Under the Stars

Beers & Gears

Beers-Gears_2015October 24

Come to Delaware Park for a celebration of craft beer and spectacular cars. The Grove Tent will host the craft beer festival where 30 different breweries will be pouring. The Gears portion of our event will take place in the Track Valet area of our parking lot. This is a FREE event and will feature spectacular hot rods, muscle cars, classics, trucks, and exotics. For more info, visit Beers & Gears

Blue Soul Fest

Blue SoulOctober 24

A cool selection of awesome eats, tasty treats, and beers including a special event beer brewed specifically for the Blue Soul Fest. The headliner for Blue Soul Fest will be the inspirational and soulful Johnny Neel. Johnny Neel — a vocalist, songwriter, and musician based in Nashville, Tennessee — is best known for his songwriting, stage, and session work for the Allman Brothers, Government Mule, and Dickey Betts. For more info, visit Blue Soul Fest

Blue Jean Ball

Blue Jean BallOctober 24

To help combat hunger in the state of Delaware, the Food Bank of Delaware is holding its tenth annual Blue Jean Ball. New this year — a seasonal Halloween theme! Come dressed in a costume or just in casual blue jeans! There will be a costume contest so be creative! For more info, visit Blue Jean Ball


Argilla Brewing Company Fall Fest | Newark

Argilla Fall FestOctober 24

Come for a celebration of fall-inspired beer, food, and fun! There will be live music outside, bocce ball, a moon bounce, maybe a dunk booth, facepainting, and other activities. Bring the whole family! For more info, visitArgilla Brewing Company Fall Fest | Newark

Wilmington Beer Week

wilmington beer week 2015November 8-14

Wilmington Beer Week features the premier craft beer venues of New Castle County. In addition to focusing on Delaware’s respected homegrown breweries—Dogfish Head, 16 Mile, Twin Lakes and Fordham & Dominion—Wilmington Beer Week also highlights some of the most prominent craft breweries in the region, including Yards, Victory, Tröegs, Brooklyn and Heavy Seas. Special Beer Lover and Beer Geek passes will give craft beer enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy discounts throughout the week and gain access to special tastings. For more info, visit Wilmington Beer Week