Fall is one of the most action-packed times of all in Delaware! If you’re looking for family friendly events or outings with friends to celebrate Halloween, check out some of these great events below…
Wags, Witches & Warlocks (Oct. 28)
Mark your calendars, prepare costumes for your family and pets and attend a fun-filled day to benefit local animal rescue, Partners for Paws DE. Face painting, pumpkin painting, costume contests for both people and pets in Bethany Beach.
Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival (Oct. 27-29)
One of the beach area’s most colorful fall festivals, this quirky weekend celebration includes a Sea Witch Parade and Costume Contest, a Fiddlers Contest, the Sea Witch Cottage and Heritage Craft, and a Best Costumed Pet Contest. Just in case that wasn’t enough, there’s a “cackle contest” for all witches and warlocks, soap carving and fish printing for the kids, a kids’ dinosaur safari, scarecrow making, a broom-tossing contest, and Trick or Treating and a haunted bonfire in Dewey Beach. The 411: Festivities take place at and around the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand on Rehoboth Avenue. Be sure to catch a few of Rehoboth’s top-notch restaurants while you’re in town!
Children’s Fantasy Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park (Oct. 23-25)
Kids are encouraged to get decked out in their costumes and come for some trick-or-treating for candy and toys with their favorite storybook characters along the jack-o-lantern-lined trail. Each evening under the tent, there will be singing, juggling, magic and more.
For the final weekends of October, the town and many of its civic and business organizations put together a string of events that fall under the heading, “O.C.Toberfest.” It includes things like a beach maze, Great Pumpkin Race, and pet parade/costume contest. If dressing up your car rather than your pets is more your thing, there’s the popular “Drive in Disguise” parade down the Boardwalk. If you don’t want to do any of these things, they are nearly as swell to watch as they are to participate in.
No O.C.Toberfest celebration would be complete without the annual Shore Craft Beer Fest, which is the final festival of the season featuring all and only local craft beers. If you want to make sure you have calories to burn, consider participating in the Seaside 10 first, and popping by the beer festival when you’re done.
Have a fun and safe Halloween!