We’re halfway through October! So many fun things to do in Delaware in the fall, especially with kids. Here are our top picks for this weekend, October 14th to 16th.
Make sure to check out our lists of places to go apple picking and where to lose yourself in a corn maze. For many, many more events in Delaware and beyond, take a look at our event calendar. You can filter by cost, venue and time of day.
Things to Do in Delaware,
October 14th- 16th
Apple Scrapple Festival
Open-air street festival celebrating all things apple and scrapple in Bridgeville. No admission, no parking fees, fun contests for the family, free Saturday shuttle, and handicapped accessible. Begins at 4pm Friday with carnival, food court and street dance; Saturday morning kicks off with an all you can eat scrapple breakfast, then you can fill your day with carnival rides, kids’ games, scrapple chunkin’, scrapple carving, live entertainment, car show, trade show, two craft shows and more.
A steam-powered festival at Strasburg Railroad with musical performances and entertainment, train rides, steampunk handiwork and oh so many photo opps.
Run the Farm 5K Run/Walk
Free 5K Run/Walk Friday afternoon at Glasgow Park along with their Farmers Market (open 3 to 7pm), family activities, prizes and giveaways.
A bit of a drive to the Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, but a must for Minecraft enthusiasts to experience 150,000 square feet of Minecraft related attractions and presentations, deep dive workshops, collaborative & PVP gaming areas, and a chance to see favorite YouTubers.
Fall Sleep Under the Stars 2016
A day (and night) of free family fun with a superhero theme. Make a super hero cape, play games, check out comic vendors, watch The Incredibles at dusk, stargaze with the Delaware Astronomical Society, and dance at the Superhero Dance Party. Top it off with dinner and s’mores around the bonfire, and camp overnight in the park. Go just for the day if you don’t want to camp out. Tickets aren’t required, but registration via Eventbrite is requested.
Blackbird Creek Fall Festival
Rain or shine at the Blackbird Creek Reserve near Townsend. Traditional crafts and demonstrations by a blacksmith, hands-on learning including canoeing, live music, kids’ activities (crafts, free face painting and colonial-era activities), hay rides, guided hike of the reserve, Native American demonstrations and more.
Peanut Butter and Jams
See Miss Nina at World Cafe Live Wilmington Upstairs: it’s a daytime dance party for the preschool set.
Philly Cheesesteak and Food Fest
If ever there was a good reason to go to Philly, this is it: over 50 food vendors with cheesesteaks, hoagies, roast pork, and more; a cheesesteak eating contest, craft beer garden, games and live music. The Phanatic will be there. Free parking and kids 8 and under are admitted free.
Hallowed Pumpkin Hill Multi-Tap
For hardcore pumpkin lovers, Iron Hill Brewery will be featuring 8 pumpkin beers, tapping The Great Pumpkin and holding a pumpkin pie eating contest.
Ghouls and goblins, dress your undead best: a zombie king and queen will be crowned Saturday night at On The Rocks in Newark. Giveaways and raffle items kicking off their annual Toys for Tots drive, drink specials, Tel-Star Karaoke from 9 to 1.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Let’s do the Time Warp again— Theatre N is back! See The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month. Street parking is free after 9pm.
“I Do” Delaware Bridal Show and Expo
Big bridal showcase at Embassy Suites Newark offers fresh ideas, must have advice, the latest trends, food and wedding cake tastings, and more than 40 great local vendors, including “Best of Delaware” winners.
Climb Rockford Tower
This is the last time Rockford Tower is open to the public this year, according to the park calendar. Climb to the top and see the fall foliage in a whole new way.
Couldn’t ask for better weather! What are you up to this weekend?