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Delaware Food Festivals & Shows

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2022 DELAWARE - September to December 2022

See also: 2021  -  2020  -  2019  -  2018  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015


September 10, 2022
DSBC Fun Fest
Newark, Delaware
Noon-5PM.  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 Taco Cook-Off  Event is free to the public at Glasgow Park.

October 14-15, 2022  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.

2021 DELAWARE - September to December 2021
waiting for new dates

October 9, 2021  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 include two beers, food samples, and a commemorative stein.

October 11-15, 2021 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

November 18, 2021  15th 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.


November 25, 2021 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

November 26-Dec 19, 2021  A Farmer’s Christmas - Dover, Delaware
Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village.

December 10, 2021 - 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.

December 31, 2021  New Years Anchor Drop - Lewes, Delaware
Anchor drop at the Lightship Overfalls on the canal in Lewes with music, bonfire and hot chocolate.  Starts at 11:30 on New Years Eve.

2020 DELAWARE - September to December 2020
waiting for new dates

September , 2020  Wine and Dinosaurs - Wilmington, Delaware
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  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.

2019 DELAWARE - September to December 2019
waiting for new dates

September 29, 2019  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.

November 30-Dec 7, 14, 2019 - 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.

December 31, 2019  4th Annual New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop
Bethany Beach, Delaware
Help us ring in the New Year with our annual Beach Ball Drop featuring a DJ and lightshow, giveaways, refreshments, party favors and of course our famous Beach Ball Drop during the countdown to midnight! The event kicks off at 10:30 p.m. on Hollywood Street and the Boardwalk and continues until 12:30 a.m.

2018 DELAWARE - September to December 2018
waiting for new dates


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 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 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



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