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The Perfect Fall Weekend: The Delaware Wine + Beer Festival!

With autumn right around the corner, Delaware’s Wine + Beer Festival is the perfect opportunity for a mini-getaway, complete with amazing food and drink and unparalleled fall activities + sights. To experience the best Delaware’s Quaint Villages have to offer, we’ve pulled together a couple can’t-miss sites to add to your perfect fall weekend itinerary!

Friday night: Arrive + Unwind

Arrive on Friday night in order to get the full Kent County experience! Delaware’s Quaint Villages offer comfortable accommodations, from modern hotels to refreshing camping grounds – check out the G&R Recreation Area and Campground, which offers tent camping, RV sites as well as 16 quaint cottages — and is just ten minutes from the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival! Click here for Kent County’s hotel, inn and camping options.


Saturday: Indulge at The Delaware Wine and Beer Festival!

We’re so excited for one of our favorite events of the year — one that brings together all of Delaware’s breweries, wineries, meadery, cideries, and distilleries in one picturesque location! Hosted on the Delaware State Fair Grounds in Harrington, The Delaware Wine and Beer Festival takes place from noon to 5pm on Saturday, October 14th, and will feature everything from games, DJs, and some snacks and gourmet goodies from some of Delaware’s favorite eateries. Plus, don’t miss a live performance by Tëaze, a “100% Hair Metal” 80s tribute band — from AC/DC, Def Leppard, Metallica, Poison, Van Halen, and more, you’ll catch all your favorite rock hits!


Tickets are on sale now for $35 and will be sold for $40 at the door. Each ticket is good for 10 tastings for beer, wine and spirits — additional tickets can be purchased inside festival gates. Plus, vendors and a wine store will be offering discounted goods (like bottles or cases of Delaware-made wines). It’s the perfect time to stock up your wine cellar! The Wine and Beer Festival will happen rain or shine: click here for more information and to plan your trip!


Sunday: Explore Kent County + Spend The Day Outdoors

After your big day, take the opportunity to sleep in and indulge in a big, delicious brunch! After you refuel, soak up Kent County’s rich history in historic downtown Dover, and as you meander along The Green, you’ll immerse yourself in the roots of our country’s founding. Stroll past The Old State House, which has stood since 1791, make your way to Legislative Mall to walk in the shoes of our country’s founding fathers, and wander past the Woodburn and Hall House, the home of Delaware’s governors (built in 1798!). This impressive and stately architecture makes for a lovely walk, perfect with a hot cup of coffee and good company.


Craving some time in the wild? Head to nearby Killens Pond State Park to soak up all the fall ambiance of the season! Stroll along the beautiful paths, and have a leisurely day exploring the woodlands and grassy fields of this historic 66-acre millpond park.


With the perfect mix of small-town charm, indulging in local food and drink, and soaking up Kent County history, you’ll experience an unbeatable fall weekend! Explore where to stay, pick out some delectable local restaurants, and plan your trip today.

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