Kent County, Delaware, is the perfect place for your family to enjoy the fall season. With many different autumn events to choose from, you can have lots of fun and form lasting family traditions. The crisp weather and vibrant changing leaves at the Quaint Villages of Kent County are the perfect setting for your fall adventures this year.
8 Fall Events and Activities in Kent County
Delaware and Kent County offer so many things for your family to do this fall. The county is rich with local traditions and annual activities, so you can spend the season discovering what makes this area so outstanding.
Fall Fest at Fifer's Farm Store
Want a taste of all things fall in one place? Come celebrate the season at Fifer's Farm Store this year! On weekdays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., you can check out fall activities like a corn maze and apple picking, and you can pick up a pumpkin for your porch. Fifer's Farm Store is open for apple picking every Saturday until the end of October, weather permitting.
Fifer's is also hosting a Fall Fest on Saturdays, now until November 4. Attend the Fall Fest between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to enjoy live music, tractor rides, horse rides and more! Check out their Facebook page for more details.
Harvest Hustle 5k
If you're looking for an excuse to enjoy nature this fall, the Harvest Hustle might be the perfect solution. This family-friendly 5k is planned on a 3.1-mile flat course that passes through pumpkin fields and apple trees.
Proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society, and all participants will have free access to Fifer's Corn Maze and U-play area on the day of the race. This year, the race is on November 4.
Pumpkin Patch Sundays at Loblolly Acres
Visiting a pumpkin patch and selecting the perfect one to decorate your home is a fall staple. On each Sunday throughout October, Loblolly Acres offers pumpkin picking and other seasonal activities the whole family can participate in. Spend your Sunday afternoon enjoying the October weather, getting hayrides, eating food from local vendors and food trucks, playing yard games, and listening to live music.
Wicked R Ranch
If you're looking for some spooky fall fun, consider visiting Wicked R Ranch this year. You can find family-friendly fall fest activities during the day on Saturdays and Sundays, and then things get eerie at night. The Wicked Woods costs $20 per person — or per "victim," if you're using the business' language — and runs every Friday and Saturday night in October. Bring a friend or two, and prepare to be frightened!
Going to a farmers market is the perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday morning. The Harrington Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown produce, and there are many friendly faces to see. Stop by every Saturday through the end of October to enjoy baked goods, thrifted finds, local vendors and more! Hint: getting the cinnamon buns is non-negotiable.
Another option is the Riverwalk Farmers Market in Downtown Milford, which is the longest-running farmers market in the state. 2023 will mark its 28th year. This seasonal market runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from May to October, with an additional fall market continuing through November. If you are looking for fresh produce and local goodies, this farmers market can be the perfect morning excursion for you and your family.
In Frederica, Delaware, you can also explore the Tidal Market on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At this seasonal farmers market, you can enjoy canned goods, fresh produce, live music and handcrafted items like cutting boards and jewelry. This market is also great for families!
Dover Fall Spice Festival
Is food your favorite part of fall? Then you're in for a treat at the Dover Fall Spice Festival. This event runs at the end of October and will bring food trucks and local restaurants to one place for you to sample. While eating, you can enjoy live entertainment, culinary contests and more! General admission is only $8. Check out their Facebook page to learn more!
Cider Fest is a one-day event hosted on October 21 at Harvest Ridge Winery. During this event, you can explore Rebel Seed Cidery and enjoy food, cider, games and music. Bring the whole family to enjoy the local scenery and charm while sampling award-winning cider and a unique food menu.
Tre Sorelle Dolce Halloween Night
Take your family to enjoy ice cream this fall at Tre Sorelle Dolce! On October 31, there will be games, good food and live music. During the rest of the fall season, the shop has delicious fall-inspired and spooky-themed foods. Depending on the weekend, you may also be able to partake in live music and food trucks in this area!
Behind the ice cream parlor is 3 Sweet Sisters, where you can enjoy a few rounds of mini-golf on a course that glows in the dark during the month of October!
Download Our Trip Planner to Plan Your Fall Getaway
Delaware's Quaint Villages can help your family build new traditions and discover exciting experiences this fall. Whether traveling from another state or exploring from within the Quaint Villages, the Kent County Tourism Corporation can help connect you with your next adventure.
Request a free visitor guide today and start planning your next fall activities in Kent County.