Lyn Lewis
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100 West 10th Street, Suite 20
Wilmington, DE 19801
P: 302-295-2212
F: 302-652-4726

Subject: Fall Festivals in Greater Wilmington, DE

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE...Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest
(September 20-September 22, 2013)
Enjoy three days of authentic German entertainment and cuisine at the Delaware Saengerbund in Newark, Delaware, just minutes south of the city of Wilmington.  Performances by a Bavarian dance group dressed in traditional costumes, music by live bands and an awesome selection of food make this ethnic celebration very special.  For more information, call 302-366-9454 or go to

Taste of Newark
(September 29, 2013)
This annual culinary  festival is held on the picturesque Old College Lawn on the University of Delaware's Main Campus in Newark, Delaware from 12 Noon to 3PM.  Fifty of the area's finest restaurants will be joined by more than 30 wine and beer distributors.  For more information, go to

Rivertowns Ride & Festival
(October 5, 2013)
This one-day community festival and cycling event is held simultaneously in two of Delaware's waterfront towns:  Delaware City and Historic New Castle.  The cycling event along the Route 9 Corridor will appeal to both professional and competitive cyclists and recreational bikers.  Cycling time trials start at 11AM from Historic New Castle to Delaware City and the recreational bike rides begin at 12 Noon.  A craft beer festival is scheduled in Delaware City's Battery Park and a family festival is scheduled on the Green in Historic New Castle with entertainment for all ages at both locations.  For more information, go to

Vendemmia Wine Festival
(October 13, 2013; Rain Date is October 20, 2013)
This festival is Wilmington's biggest fall party.  Over 3,000 wine enthusiasts are expected to gather in Tubman-Garrett Park on the Wilmington Riverfront to celebrate the Harvest of the Grapes.  From 2:00PM to 6:00PM, sample the finest wines from every region in Italy and enjoy delicacies prepared by the area's best restaurants and bakeries.  The festivities include four hours of live music, homemade wine and gravy contests, a silent auction and a chance to win a trip for two to Italy.  Advance tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased on line; tickets at the gate are $60.00.  For more information, go to or

Chrysanthemum Festival
(October 31-November 20, 2013)
Chrysanthemums take center stage at Longwood Gardens.  More than 200,000 blooming chrysanthemums are arranged in amazing configurations inside the four-acre indoor Conservatory.   Of particular note is the magnificent Thousand Bloom Mum with more than 1,100 perfect yellow blooms.  Outside, chrysanthemums, gourds and giant pumpkins decorate the grounds.  For more information, go to or

Wilmington Beer Week
(November 2-November 9, 2013)
This weeklong celebration of craft beer features Greater Wilmington's premier craft beer restaurants.  Special events include prix-fixe menus, tap takeovers, meet the brewers, Delaware beer night and firkin parties.  For more information, go to

The Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization founded in 1978, chartered by the Governor of Delaware, the New Castle County Executive and the Mayor of Wilmington.  Its mission is to serve as the community's customer-focused destination marketing organization, generating economic growth through leisure travel and meetings development by aggressively marketing attraction, facilities, amenities and services for visitors.