Fall Festivals in Sussex County

Looking for a way to spend an autumn weekend in Sussex County? Attending a fall festival is a great way to bring the family along for a day of fun and excitement. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend a fall festival in Sussex County this year! Here’s a list of some of our favorites, listed in alphabetical order:

Apple Scrapple Festival

Bridgeville, Delaware

Bridgeville is known both for its apples from the T.S. Smith and Sons Farm and scrapple from RAPA Scrapple—so what better festival than one that celebrates both?

This festival raises awareness about the agricultural roots of lower Delaware, but most importantly, it’s a whole lot of fun. On Friday evening, the festival kicks off with the opening of the carnival and food court, and traditional street dance. On Saturday morning, start your day with an all-you-can eat scrapple breakfast—and then keep eating from vendors serving apple fritters, oyster sandwiches, ice cream, and much more. Games for the kids, carnival rides, scrapple carving, live entertainment, and more will fill the streets for the rest of the weekend!

Lewes Dragon Boat Festival

Lewes, Delaware

The Lewes Dragon Boat Festival was started as a way to raise money for Sussex Academy, a charter school serving grades 6-12 in Sussex County. A dragon boat is essentially a 40-foot long canoe that is paddled by 20 people. Team will compete in a 500-meter race ending at Canalfront Park. The best part? Anyone can participate! Check out the festival website to form a racing team, or bring the whole family along to Canalfront Park to watch the festivities. Children’s activities and vendors will be set up throughout the park for you to enjoy while you watch.

Sea Witch Festival

Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach, Delaware

This Spooktacular festival celebrates autumn on the beach. Tons of vendors will be present with delicious food to enjoy throughout the festivities as well as live bandstand entertainment. All are welcome to enter the best costumed dog contest; costume parade and contest; best fiddler, banjo player, mandolin, and bluegrass group competition; and participate in scarecrow-making and beach games. This is a day of festive autumn fun that you won’t want to miss!

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