8 Delaware festivals returning this year

We’ve all missed out on some of our favorite seasonal festivals due to cancellations and pandemic postponements, we’ve got some great news.

Throughout the rest of the year, many festivals are making a comeback amid the lifted restrictions.

Whether you like peaches, beer, tacos, or all of the above, here are eight fun events in the state worth checking out:

Wyoming Fishing Festival

Charles and Kelly Cooper, of Dover, buy peaches from Fifer Orchards while eating peach ice cream.

The Wyoming Peach Festival takes place Saturday, August 7 from 9 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Railroad Avenue in Wyoming.

The event will include a parade and peach dessert contest, as well as artisans, vendors, food and various exhibits. There will also be a children’s area.

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A free shuttle will depart from WB Simpson Elementary School and Wyoming United Methodist Church on festival day. Disabled parking is available at the Pippin funeral home.

Railway Avenue, Wyoming; www.facebook.com/wyomingpeachfestival/

Delaware Taco Festival

Hundreds of people eat and drink at the Delaware Taco Festival at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington.

The 5th Delaware Taco Festival takes place on Saturday August 14 at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington.

Twenty-five of Delaware’s best restaurants and food trucks will serve over 75 varieties of tacos. Related food items such as churros, nachos, and Mexican corn will be available for $ 3 each.

The event features live entertainment, including authentic Mariachi music, carnival games, and a mechanical bull.

Over 30 types of tequila will be available for purchase and a margarita bar will also be set up.

Activities for children, gifts and more will be organized throughout the festival.

Tickets cost $ 14.99. 80 Rosa Parks Drive, Wilmington; www.tacofests.com/delaware-taco-festival

Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival

The Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival is a showcase of various artisan producers held in Dover.

The Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival will be celebrating its 11th year on Saturday, August 28 at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Each Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail producer will be featured at the event, with a VIP tasting and dinner voucher from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Other offers include outdoor games, food trucks, live music and special exhibits. Guided tours of the agricultural museum will be organized throughout the evening.

Tickets cost $ 50. Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Dover; www.debeerwinespirits.com/

Odessa Historic Brewfest

The eighth Historic Odessa Brewfest will be held on September 11, with 32 breweries from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey competing for the league title.

The 8th Historic Odessa Brewfest will take place on September 11 from noon to 6 p.m. in downtown Odessa.

A 21+ festival ticket entitles you to unlimited beer tasting until the taps close at 5 p.m.

National and regional craft beers will be offered as well as locally produced wines and spirits.

The event will feature live bands, food and merchandise vendors.

Tickets cost $ 60. Wilson-Warner House, 202 Main Street, Odessa, (302) 378-4119; www.odessabrewfest.com/

Southern Delaware Wine, Food & Music Festival

A crowd enjoy various foods at the Southern Delaware Wine, Food & Music Festival in Millsboro in 2019.

The Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music Festival will be held on Saturday, September 18 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Independence Clubhouse in Millsboro.

In its sixth year, the festival will feature dishes from Delaware’s best coastal restaurants and feature tastings of over 75 locally brewed wines, spirits and craft beers.

Other attractions include a silent auction featuring baskets with the “tastes, sights, sounds and culture that Delaware has to offer” and a wine wall where attendees can choose any wine from. their selection for only $ 20. There will be over 100 selections ranging from $ 10 to $ 100 a bottle.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to local nonprofit organizations that work to strengthen the southern Delaware community.

Tickets cost $ 125. 23767 Samuel Adams Circle, Millsboro; www.sodelfest.com/

Lewes Oktoberfest

Fall festivals are back, most notably Oktoberfest in Lewes.

Lewes Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, September 25 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.

The festival will feature German Oktoberfest beers like Dunkel, Pilsner and Hefeweizen in the Biergarten, as well as German culinary specialties such as bratwurst, jaeger schnitzel and sauerkraut. A traditional beer ceremony will take place at 4 p.m.

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Participants must be 21 or older to consume alcohol from local craft breweries at the festival, but food vendors, performers and merchants from Rehoboth Beach will also be in attendance.

Tickets cost $ 25. 229 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, (302) 226-2006; thecanalsideinn.com/special-events/oktoberfest-biergarten-and-festival-2021/

Apple festival

The Apple Scrapple Festival is returning to Bridgeville after being postponed last summer.

The Apple Scrapple Festival is returning to Bridgeville after being postponed last summer.

The festival opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 8 and at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 9.

A daily schedule for the 29th annual festival features a list of activities on offer, including a street dance on Friday evenings and the Mayoral Scrapple Sling on Saturday afternoon. Saturday morning will kick off with carnival rides, children’s games, shows, a car show and much more.

The fun also includes artisans, vendors, and of course plenty of scrapple and apple inspired foods such as apple dumplings, scrapple sandwiches, and ice cream.

S Laws St. & Delaware Ave., Bridgeville, (302) 245-2038; www.applescraapple.com/


If you're into cheese, October 9 is a date to circle on your calendar when planning a trip to Dover.

Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company will be holding their Cheestoberfest on Saturday, October 9 from noon to 6 p.m.

Due to the impact of Covid-19 on the restaurant industry, the event will be a little different from previous years.

At least eight food trucks will be on site in front of the brewery to sell cheese foods. Participants will be able to vote for their favorite food truck while enjoying a wide variety of beers and live performances by a German band.

1284 McD Dr., Dover, (302) 678-4810; www.fordhamanddominion.com/home

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