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2019 DELAWARE - September to December 2019

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September 14, 2019
DSBC Fun Fest & Championship Scrapple Cook-off
Newark, Delaware
Noon-4PM.  A fun day for the whole family and people of all ages.   The Funfest is filled with entertainment, small business vendors, games, inflatables, food trucks and of course the Championship Scrapple Recipe Cook-Off feature recipes from Professionals, Amateurs and kids 15 and under.   This year’s event will also be home to Delaware’s National Video Game Day event with games trucks and more too.  Event is free to the public at Glasgow Park.

October 14-18, 2019 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

November 28, 2019 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

December 10, 2019 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

2018 DELAWARE - September to December 2018
waiting for new dates

September 24-29, 2018  62nd Polish Festival - Wilmington, Delaware
Sponsored by St. Hedwig Parish and held along the city riverfront. Welcome to the Polish Festival--where great food and entertainment bring people together.  (also: )

September 30, 2018 - Wine and Dinosaurs - Wilmington, Delaware
A wine, beer and food tasting festival with fine wines, specialty beers, live music, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction to benefit the Delaware Museum of Natural History.

October 12-13, 2018 - 27th Annual Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival
Bridgeville, Delaware
Showcases the area's agriculture industry and celebrates Apples and Sussex County's favorite breakfast meat, Scrapple, a mainstay of the Bridgeville economy. Little Miss & Miss Apple Scrapple, ladies' skillet toss, 5K run, craft show, food, food, and more food!  Attendance: 25,000.


October 13, 2018
Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival
Harrington, Delaware
Celebrating its 9th year in 2018 and is the only statewide festival for this industry. This year’s event will take place at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village from 11am-4pm and will incorporate a collaboration with Delaware’s agriculture industry.  The event features beer, wine and spirits tastings, meet the brewer opportunities, a mechanical bull, special demonstrations, food trucks, live music, outdoor games, special exhibits, guided tours of the Agricultural Museum, and an event store for alcohol-makers to sell collectables.

October 13, 2018  Cheesetoberfest - Dover, Delaware
Cheestoberfest is an all-out, no holds barred, grilled cheese competition, being held at Fordham & Dominion Brewing, that features 25 Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Philadelphia restaurants.

In keeping with the cheesiness of the event, an oompah band will provide the entertainment. Brewery staff and volunteers will be pouring award winning Octoberfest, along with Spiced Harvest Ale, Oak Barrel Stout, Rams Head IPA, Copperhead Ale, and Helles Lager.?  General admission tickets are $30 and include two beers, food samples, and a commemorative stein.

October 28, 2018  15th Annual Vendemmia da Vinci
Wilmington, Delaware
Bellevue State Park.  Celebrate the tradition of the Italian Grape Harvest! Admission will include sampling of great Italian wines and food, Italian beer garden, great live entertainment, Vendemmia Wine Glass, handcrafted Wine & home made Gravy Contest, silent auction, and more.

November 15, 2018  12th Annual Auction/Tastes of Milford
Milford, Delaware
Rookery North with doors opening at 6pm.  This annual events benefits the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford.  Local food and beverage businesses offer “Tastes” of their most popular menu item(s) while attendees bid on hundreds of wonderful items while networking with colleagues, friends and family.  This year a portion of the proceeds will be going to the Arts Departments in the Milford School District. 

November 24, 2018 - Cider Fest  - Camden-Wyoming, Delaware
Enjoy hot apple cider, holiday hayrides, and S'mores by the fire, fresh cut locally- grown Christmas trees, fresh locally-made wreaths, handcrafted gift baskets, learn great gift ideas and buy holiday goodies at Fifer Orchards. Nov 24, Dec 1 & 8.


November 29, 2018
Capital Holiday Celebration
Dover, Delaware
Capital Holiday Celebration.  • Caroling & Tree Lighting Ceremony • Santa’s House at Loockerman Way Plaza • Children’s Crafts Area-Dover Public Library • Carriage rides down Loockerman Street • Caroling at City Hall, Loockerman Way • Food Trucks & Vendors in Loockerman Way Plaza • Activities in Loockerman Way Plaza, & on Loockerman Street near the Duncan Center • Canned Food Drive.

December 1 & 8, 2018
Cider Fest
Camden-Wyoming, Delaware

December 31, 2018
Dewey Beach New Year's Eve Ball Drop
Dewey Beach, Delaware
Festivities begin at 11:30pm. Gather between New Orleans Street and Route One to watch the ball drop and ring in the New Year.

2017 DELAWARE - September to December 2017
waiting for new dates

October, 2017 - World Championship Punkin Chunkin
Bridgeville, Delaware

2016 DELAWARE - September to December 2016

waiting for new dates

September 1, 2016 - The Farmer And The Chef South
Long Neck, Delaware

September 15, 2016 - The Farmer And The Chef
Wilmington, Delaware
It's the annual homegrown cook-off where you get to be the judge!  Local farmers and area chefs whip up the tastiest competition of the year.  The premise of the event is simple, pair local farmers with local chefs.  While the event is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes, we are also helping to create sustainable relationships between local farmers and chefs, while reinforcing the movement of eating healthy.  Attendees will also be able to cast their vote for their favorite dish.  Included in the evenings festivities are silent and basket auctions.

October 15, 2016  Delaware Homebrew Championship
Dover, Delaware
Hop to it and get your beer recipes in order!  Entries are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Delaware Homebrew Championship to be judged during the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival.  The event is an American Homebrewers Association sanctioned competition.   See website for complete details.

November 4, 2016 - 6th Annual Cocoa Crawl
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Wine, Dine & Shop Local! Enjoy great deals, delectable drinks and art by Delaware artisans, desserts and fall treats from the best local restaurants -- all inside participating stores! $10 wristbands benefit local charities.

2015 DELAWARE - September to December 2015

waiting for new dates

October 18-25, 2015  Kent County Restaurant Week
Dover, Delaware

2014 DELAWARE - September to December 2014

waiting for new dates

September 14, 2014  Hog Fest 2014 - Dover, Delaware
Wing eating contest, live football games, football betting, live music from local bands, Hog roast, games and face painting for the kids! VIP tickets include as much pig as you can eat, unlimited beer and a custom pint glass. Prersented by the Next Generation South and Fordham Dominion. Proceeds benefit children with mental health issues

September 15-16, 2014  Mid-Atlantic Green Hospitality Conference
Dover, Delaware

September 28, 2014  11th Annual Taste of Newark - Newark, Delaware
At the Taste of Newark event, guests have the opportunity to savor the culinary delights of more than 50 Newark restaurants, accompanied by the wares of the finest area wine distributors.  A feature of Taste of Newark is the Battle of the Chefs, now in its fourth year. The battle features the city’s best chefs, who will have one hour to concoct delectable masterpieces from a secret list of ingredients. Taste of Newark helps support University of Delaware's Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management and the Downtown Newark Partnership.

December 7, 2014  Downtown's Cookin'-A Community Unity
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

2013 DELAWARE - September to December 2013

waiting for new dates

November 30, 2013  8th Annual Chocolate & Holiday Festival
Dover, Delaware



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