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2019 DELAWARE - MAY to AUGUST 2019

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May 1, 2019
Delaware Small Bites
Wilmington, Delaware
Over 10 area restaurants, caterers and food trucks will compete for your favorite bite.  ONE BITE on a tasting spoon from each restaurant  Some wine, beer and mead samples will be available too. Some of the restaurants may include Steak & Main, Ole Tapas, Tagpuan, Chef Rock's Kitchen, Sonora at the David Finney Inn, I Don't Give a Fork and several other.  Must be 21 or older to attend.  Proceeds will benefit 1 person for a culinary scholarship and a local non-profit.

May 3, 2019 - School Lunch Hero Day - Nationwide
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 4, 2019 - Dover Days Festival - Dover, Delaware
Delaware's Quaint Villages.  The 86th Annual Dover Days Festival, is one of Delaware’s largest and longest-running free events, is entirely dedicated to promoting our state’s heritage and culture.

May 12, 2019 - MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 18, 2019  Strawberry Festival - Wyoming, Delaware
Fifer Orchards Farm and Country Store.  U-Pick strawberries, hayrides, family fun activities Food Fest - Local restaurants featuring lunch options, strawberry ice cream, smoothies, shortcakes and more. Free live music Country Store with fresh fruits and veggies, bakery and unique specialty foods. See you at the farm!

June 2-7, 2019  Coastal Delaware Restaurant Week
Various locations, Delaware
Sample the best cuisine of Coastal Delaware. Prix Fixe menus at $25 - $35 - $45.  A portion of the proceeds will be donatedo Meals on Wheels.

July 4, 2019  4TH OF JULY - Nationwide
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration


July 19-21, 2019
Sous Vide Summit
Wilmington, Delaware
Join us for an incredible, first of its kind conference for sous vide cooks while spending the weekend with some of the foremost experts in sous vide cooking! There will be fantastic education, interactive panels, demos and tastings, book signings / meet and greets, exhibit booths featuring the latest in sous vide technology and accessories and much more!


2018 DELAWARE - MAY to AUGUST 2018
waiting for new dates

May 24-26, 2018 - 15th Annual Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival
Milton, Delaware
Family friendly, eco-friendly festival. This festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, long considered by many to be a natural wonder of Delaware Bay.

June 5-9, 2018 - 43rd Annual Holy Trinity Greek Festival
Wilmington, Delaware
Join us as you experience the aromas of authentic food cooking before your eyes, the sounds of ethnic music and the sights of our own Greek Terpsechorian Youth Folk dance group.  Homemade traditional comfort food like Pastichio (Greek Lasagna), Moussaka (Eggplant, Potato and Seasoned Beef Casserole), Dolmades (Stuffed Grape Leaves) and Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) are served in the Hellenic Community Center daily from 11am - 11 pm.  Items such as Gyro, Souvlaki, Lamb Sandwiches and Calamari are prepared outside daily from 5 pm-11 pm where you can grab a table and enjoy your meal while listening to live Greek music nightly.

July 19-28, 2018 - Delaware State Fair - Harrington, Delaware
For nearly a century, the Delaware State Fair has hosted a wide variety of exhibits, with over 3,000 exhibitors competing in categories from Angus beef cattle to zinnias. Culinary competitions include the Blueberry Blow-out Contest, Crazy Over Cupcakes Contest, Homemade Ice Cream Making Contest, Wild Men & Women Cooking Contest, and More!  Attendance: 300,000.

August 4, 2018  Annual Peach Festival - Wyoming, Delaware
Activities include a parade, live music, crafters, community displays, children's area, and peach dessert contest.

2017 DELAWARE - MAY to AUGUST 2017

waiting for new dates

June 10, 2017 - VegFest Rehoboth - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
The Rehoboth Beach VegFest is a FREE outdoor festival celebrating the very best of vegetarian eating in and around the area. This outdoor festival features dozens of exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, speakers, and more – it’s got something for everyone from our friends and family to our four-legged companions. (Delaware SPCA)

2016 DELAWARE - MAY to AUGUST 2016

waiting for new dates

June 25, 2016  Blueberry Festival - Camden, Delaware
Fifer Orchards Farm & Country Store.  Family Fun and Free Live Music.  U-Pick blueberries, hayrides, family fun activities Food Fest - Local restaurants featuring lunch options, blueberry ice cream, smoothies, shortcakes and more. Free live music Country Store with fresh fruits and veggies, bakery and unique specialty foods. See you at the farm!

2015 DELAWARE - MAY to AUGUST 2015

waiting for new dates

May 13-17, 2015  MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival
Various locations, Delaware

2014 DELAWARE - MAY to AUGUST 2014

waiting for new dates

July 12, 2014  Smyrna Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival
Smyrna, Delaware
After much careful thought and consideration, the festival committee has decided not to continue with the event, despite it's great success, due to the Town of Smyrna scheduling more future events, which we hope you will enjoy!

July 26, 2014  6th Annual Seafood & Arts Festival
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
The Indian River Marina at Delaware Seashore State Park is hosting their 4th Annual Arts and Seafood Festival. Come for a day full of art, seafood, live music and more!

August 16, 2014  4th Annual Brew Festival - Dover, Delaware
Rollins Center. Microbreweries from the Mid-Atlantic region will be featured along with entertainment and pub food. Delaware’s won, famed craft brewers Fordham Brewery and Mispillion River Brewing Company will be represented, as well as handcraft breweries including Yards Brewing Company, Goose Island, Land Shark and Evolution to name a few.

2012 DELAWARE - MAY to AUGUST 2012

waiting for new dates

May 18-20, 2012  Peppers at the Beach
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Over 100 chefs from all over will be showing off their lines of products. Stop and chat with famous chefs who have been featured on Food Network. Included in the festivities will be chicken wing contests. This is a gathering of Chileheads at their best.

2011 DELAWARE - MAY to AUGUST 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

June 24, 2011  An Evening of Wine Under The Stars
Middletown, Delaware
Join Us as we host, An Evening of Wine Under The Stars - Benefitting Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition - Starring:  Wines, Beer, Cocktails, Culinary Delights, Live Entertainment by Vessa Fulton, Silent Auction & Door Prizes!

2010 DELAWARE - MAY to AUGUST 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Food
events still waiting for new dates

August 21, 2010  Diamond State BBQ Championship
Dover, Delaware
Come out to the Fifth Annual Diamond State BBQ Championship for fun in the sun, great entertainment, vendors, Big Boys Toys Show, Delaware's Strongest Man Contest, and - of course - mouth-watering BARBECUE!



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