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Summer Has Ended, But Activities Haven’t!!

Shorter days and crisp, cool air can only mean one thing. Summer has come and gone, making room for the season of fall. Even though the summer has ended, it doesn’t mean your activities at the beach have to! 

There’s no shortage of things to do at the Delaware beaches during the fall. From shopping, to fall festivals, to haunted houses, there are activities for all ages!

  1. Tax-free Shopping

Satisfy your urge to shop at the Tanger Outlets all year round! It’s a great place to get some tax-free shopping done with the latest fall fashions. 

  1. The Sea Witch Festival, Rehoboth Beach, DE

You won’t want to miss out on seeing the famous Sea Witch on parade at Rehoboth Beach’s for the annual Sea Witch Festival. There you’ll see live bands, horse shows, competitions, games and of course, delicious food! It’s the perfect event for family fun. 

  1. Apple-Scrapple Festival

If you’re from Delaware, you know that we are well-known for our scrapple! Join us at the Apple-Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville the second weekend in October. Not a fan of scrapple, you may be crazy, but no worries! There is a variety of delectable foods for any craving including apple dumplings, scrapple sandwiches, oyster sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs, barbecue beef sandwiches, ice cream and more. During the festival, you can attend a car show, trade show, two craft shows and live entertainment. You can find extra fun at the kids’ games and carnival rides! Make sure to put this event on your calendar.

  1. Full Moon Cruise

Grab a group of friends, some wine, snacks, and take a ride on the Delaware Bay for an unobstructed view of the night sky! 

  1. Local Breweries

There are a TON of local breweries to enjoy the changing colors of the leaves with a cold beer. In Rehoboth, you can visit the infamous Dogfish Head Brewery, The Iron Hill Restaurant and Brewery and more. Lewes Beach features the Crooked Hammock Brewery and Big Oyster Brewery. And don’t forget the Dewey Beer Company in Dewey Beach!

  1. T.S. Smith Orchard Point Market

It wouldn’t really be fall without a typical apple or pumpkin picking picture. T.S. Smith’s Orchard in Bridgeville has an 800-acre farm where you can enjoy apple picking, fresh produce and visit their adorable petting zoo! 

  1. Nightmare’s Haunted House

If you are looking for something spooky, look no further! Nightmare’s Haunted House in Laurel is open every Friday and Saturday night during the month of October. You’ll have a night full of scares and screams!

  1. Local Vineyards

Enjoy live music while sipping on a fresh glass of wine at one of our local vineyards! Visit the Nassau Valley Vineyards in Lewes from May to mid-October for guided tours and specialty tastings. The Salted Vines Vineyard and Winery in Frankford offers an event called “Sippin with Sloths”, where you can hang out with actual sloths while you sample different types of wine!

  1. Sleep under the Stars

Enjoy Delaware’s breathtaking views and sunsets at the Delaware Seashore State Park or Cape Henlopen State Park. Sleep under the stars at one of the campgrounds and enjoy fun outdoor activities like kayaking, fishing, and hiking during the day. 

Don’t let the change of seasons stop you from enjoying the many activities at the Delaware beaches!

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