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2018 DELAWARE - January to April 2018

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January 20, 2018  Salted Vines 2nd Annual Crock Off
Frankford, Delaware
Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.  Enjoy a savory afternoon at Salted Vines by participating as a taste tester in our Second Annual Crock Off. Your ticket entitles you to taste entries and vote for your favorite. Ticket proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels (Cheer Center).

February 9-11, 2018  Salted Vines Wine & Chocolate Lovers Weekend
Frankford, Delaware
Join us for our 2nd Annual Chocolate Lovers Weekend!  • Sinfully Sweet Pairing: An informative sit-down Full Wine Tasting including 6 hand-made gourmet chocolates - $22pp. Offered at 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm and 6:30pm. Advanced ticket purchase required. Space is limited.  • Sweet Tooth Pairing: 6 wine samples paired with 6 hand-made gourmet chocolates $15pp. First come, first served and while supplies last. (Groups of 8 or more please call to schedule.)  Regular wine tastings will be available from 12pm-3pm.

February 10, 2018  Rehoboth Mardi Gras Gumbo Crawl
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
You pick the Best Gumbo. 2pm to 5pm.

February 14, 2018 - VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

February 17-24, 2018 - National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.


March 5-9, 2018
National School Breakfast Week
School Nutrition Association.

March 3, 2018
Craft Beer Tasting
Harrington, Delaware
'Beer on Ice' has a whole new meaning - on March 3rd, the Beer will literally be on Ice as the Delaware State Fair's Centre Ice Rink presents "Beer on Ice" a craft beer tasting at the Centre Ice Rink. Tickets are limited so buy yours online and save $5!

March 10, 2018  Delaware Outdoor Expo - Harrington, Delaware
The Delaware Outdoor Expo will showcase hunting, fishing, boating, camping and other outdoor activities enjoyed along the East Coast. There will be numerous sponsors, vendors, speaking events, demonstrations, food trucks, giveaways, door prizes, information and family-friendly activities.  Admission Tickets are just $5.00 each! Advance tickets purchased online will receive two additional door prize entries. Online ticket sales will end Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Children 12 and Under are FREE.

March 10, 2018  Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
It's a fabulous day of chocolate, with tastes galore, vendors, a raffle, kids games and much more!  At the heart of the festival is the chocolate Baking Contest.  The baking contest will feature more restaurant entries than ever before!  It's a fabulous day of chocolate, with tastes galore, vendors, a raffle, kids games and much more!

March 20, 2018  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

March 24-25, 2018  Delmarva Poultry Fanciers Poultry Show
Harrington, Delaware

April 14, 2018  Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour - Wilmington, Delaware
The Junior League of Wilmington presents its Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour, which will showcase fabulous, recently renovated dream kitchens while offering scrumptious food samples and demonstrations from some of the area’s top chefs and restaurants.  The self-guided Tour, which is the League’s major biannual fundraiser, will include 18 kitchens in the Greater Wilmington area, including locations in Wilmington, Greenville, Hockessin, Newark, and southern Chester County

April 16-21, 2018  City Restaurant Week - Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington's fine dining scene is dominated by owner-operators. In other words, there is not a chain restaurant in the bunch. The result is a menu of 19 restaurants to select from, offering everything from Thai to Chilean to Italian. Better yet, you get to sample the creative cuisine of these fine dining spots with prix-fixe prices of $15 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Reservations are strongly suggested. Contact the restaurant directly to make your reservation.

April 22, 2018  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 27-29, 2018  Delmarva Outdoors Expo - Harrington, Delaware


2017 DELAWARE - January to April 2017

waiting for new dates

March 17, 2017  7th Annual Toasting the Town - Milford, Delaware
Find your inner Irish on as Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) hosts the Annual Toasting the Town: St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl.


2016 DELAWARE - January to April 2016

waiting for new dates

April 8-9, 2016  Triple Threat Barbecue Festival at the Delaware State Fair - Harrington, Delaware
The Delaware State Fair's Triple Threat BBQ Festival, where food and fun lovers collide for the ultimate feast.  As a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event, the Triple Threat is every bit a competition as it is a good time for visitors. Jam packed with 2 days of fun, the BBQ Fest includes live music, carnival rides, corn hole, and of course, beer, wine, and barbecue.  BBQ competitions will offer prizes ranging from $100.00 to $2,500.00 for each category: beef brisket, pork ribs, chicken, pork. Grand Champion $2,500.00, Reserve Champion $1,300.00, Delaware State Champion $1,500.00.


2015 DELAWARE - January to April 2015

waiting for new dates

April 10, 2015  5th Annual Get Down In Town
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Wine, Dine & Shop Local! Enjoy great deals along with fantastic appetizers and desserts from your favorite restaurants inside participating downtown Rehoboth shops.  $10 admission benefits local charities.


2014 DELAWARE - January to April 2014

waiting for new dates

April 10, 2014  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Wilmington, Delaware
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

April 25-27, 2014  Meals From The Masters - Wilmington, Delaware
Join us for a culinary extravaganza! This weekend of events has grown from the success of our signature event, the Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch, into a spring weekend of culinary delights, including the Evening With The Masters and the Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction.

April 27, 2014  Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch - Wilmington, Delaware
Slide on your flip flops and come enjoy the cuisine of top area chefs, fine wines & cocktails and a unique silent auction at the Rusty Rudder. Proceeds benefit Meals On Wheels Delaware.

April 28, 2014  Dewey Beach Bacon Fest - Dewey Beach, Delaware
Be a part of the first Bacon Fest in the state of Delaware at Dewey. VIP Admission includes the official Dewey Beach Bacon Fest Jersey, Back Stage Pass, Scorecard. special offers and will be the 1st to sample the bacon at each location. General Admission includes free amazing bacon samples, special offers from each location and scorecard. Breweries Bacon and Brew go well together. Show off your finest brew or bacon inspired creations. For the love of BACON do not miss this event!



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