Lyn Lewis
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100 West 10th Street, Suite 20
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Fall Festivals in Greater Wilmington, DE

WILMINGTON, DEL. (August 15, 2014)

Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest

(September 19-September 21, 2014)
Enjoy three days of authentic German entertainment and cuisine at the Delaware Saengerbund in Newark, Delaware, just minutes south of the city of Wilmington.  Continuous entertainment including performances by a Bavarian dance group dressed in traditional costumes and live music plus an awesome selection of food and beverages make this ethnic celebration very special.  For more information, call 302-366-9454 or go to

Taste of Newark
(September 28, 2014)
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 3 PM.  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 4, 2014)
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 10-mile cycling event along the Route 9 corridor which connects the two towns attracts both competitive cyclists and recreational bikers.  Cycling time trials start at 11 AM from Historic New Castle to Delaware City and the recreational bike rides begin at 12 Noon.  Both towns host simultaneous family festivals and craft beer festivals.  For more information, go to

Vendemmia Wine Festival
(October 12, 2014; Rain Date is October 19, 2014)
This festival is Wilmington's biggest fall party.  Over 3,000 wine enthusiasts gather in Tubman-Garrett Park on the Wilmington Riverfront to celebrate the Harvest of the Grapes.  From 2 PM to 6 PM, sample fine wines from every region in Italy and delicacies prepared by 25 of the area's best restaurants and bakeries.  Festivities include live music by four bands, homemade wine and gravy contests and a silent auction.  For more information, go to or

Chrysanthemum Festival
(October 25-November 23, 2014)
Chrysanthemums take center stage at Longwood Gardens.  More than 200,000 blooming chrysanthemums are arranged in amazing configurations inside Longwood's 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 1-November 8, 2014)
This weeklong celebration of craft beer features Greater Wilmington's premier craft beer restaurants.  Special events include prix-fixe menus, tap takeovers, opportunities to meet the brewers and firkin parties.  For more information, go to

Fringe Festival: Live
(November 19-November 23, 2014)
This five-day celebration of unconventional and experimental art returns with a twist; the festival will be staged three times during the year starting in November and returning in February and May.  Live Fringe, the November segment, showcases edgy performances by local regional and national artists and features improvisation, dance, comedy, clown, magic, drama and musical theatre in a variety of venues throughout Wilmington.  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 attractions, facilities, amenities and services for visitors.