Lyn Lewis
Director of Communications
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 20
Wilmington DE, 19801
P: 302.295.2212
F: 302.295.4726

Greater Wilmington Area is famous for its festivals. Here are some of the highlights during the fall season:

Brandywine Festival of the Arts
September 10-September 11
The Brandywine Festival of the Arts has been a perennial favorite for 50 years. This year's festival will be held on September 10th and 11th in Josephine Gardens in Wilmington's Brandywine Park. Typically listed among the top 100 national shows, this event attracts hundreds of visiting artists and craftspeople. Although the show is juried for quality, it is not pretentious. Remarkable, one-of-a-kind pieces in a variety of media are available at an equally wide range of price points. In fact, it's reputed to be the foremost place in Delaware to purchase original pieces of art that are sure to satisfy both the casual consumer and the avid collector. Live music, a food court and free admission to the Brandywine Zoo are added bonuses. For more information, visit or

Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest
September 18-September 20
For three days in Newark, enjoy authentic German entertainment and cuisine. The Enzian Volkstanzgruppe", a Bavarian dance group, performs in traditional costumes with the men dressed in "Lederhosen" and the women in "Dirndl". Music is provided by live bands. The food is not to be missed. Enjoy grilled Bratwurst, Weisswuurst, Frankfurters, BBG chicken, pretzels and Rollmops followed by Torten or plum cake. Bavarian souvenirs are available for purchase and the amusement rides are included in the price of admission which is a real bargain at $7.00. For more information, call 302-366-9454 or go to

Newark Film Festival
September 8-September 15; September 16-September 18
The Newark Film Festival returns on September 8th to September 15th. See award-winning movies that have created a buzz at top international and national film festivals. For eight full days, more than 25 independent and documentary films premier on the big screens at Cinema Center 3 in Downtown Newark, just minutes south of the city of Wilmington. The following weekend, on October 16th to October 18th, the "Best of the Fest" are screened at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington during the WilmFilmFestival. Visit or for more information.

Fringe Festival Returns to Wilmington
September 21st thru September 25
Fringe Festival promises to be more exciting than ever when it returns to Wilmington on September 21st thru September 25th. This expanded, five-day celebration of unconventional and experimental art takes audiences on an exciting journey to the cutting edge of performance, visual arts and cinema. More than twenty venues throughout the city, including The Delaware Contemporary, the Baby Grand, Opera Delaware's Black Box Theatre and Theatre N, host festival events. For more information, go to or

Vendemmia da Vinci Wine Festival
Sunday, October 9; Rain Date: Sunday, October 16
The Vendemmia Festival is Wilmington's biggest fall party. On Sunday, October 9th, More than 2,500 wine aficionados are expected to gather in Tubman Garrett Park on the Wilmington Riverfront to celebrate the Harvest of the Grapes. From 2:00PM to 6:30PM, sample the finest wines from every region in Italy and enjoy delicacies prepared by the area's best restaurants and bakeries. The festivities include live musical entertainment, homemade wine and gravy contests and a chance to win a trip for two to Italy. Area hotels like the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana in nearby Newark, Delaware offer special weekend packages. Advance tickets for the Vendemmia Festival are $45.00 and can be purchased on line at or go to for more information. Rain date is October 16th.

Chrysanthemum Festival
October 29-November 20
Chrysanthemums take center stage at Longwood Gardens from November 1st through November 21st. During this festival, more than 200,000 chrysanthemums are arranged in amazing configurations inside the four-acre indoor Conservatory. Cascades of chrysanthemums drape the walls while spiral chrysanthemum forms climb skyward towards a towering, three-tier chandelier constructed of vibrant yellow chrysanthemums hanging from the Conservatory ceiling. Outside, blooming chrysanthemums, gorgeous gourds and giant pumpkins decorate the grounds. For more information, go to or