Our Favorite Fall Festivals

It used to be called our “shoulder Season” but Delaware has some of the best fall festivals and special events. Here are some of our favorites!

OCT 8   SoDelFest

SDEWFMF_LOGO only_080216As a second year sponsor of SoDelFest at Independence, “We are happy to help bring awareness to SoDelFest’s charities; Food Bank of Delaware, Children and Families First and End-Polio-Now! And we look forward to sharing an afternoon of coastal cuisine, wine, beer and spirit tastings and live local music on Saturday, October 8.”

Update: If you didn’t catch SoDelFest’s Stacy LaMotta with Doug Ruley and Robbie Jester, and with Mike Zygmonski, Tom Poor asipandbite-promo PIC revnd Nick Sharp on Saturday’s “Sip and Bite with the Rehoboth Foodie,” click here.

Or tune into the food to wine chatter by copying and pasting the following link into your favorite browser. http://www.sodelfest.com/sip-bite-shows/

More about SoDelFest: It is a celebration of wine, food, and music held from Noon-4pm at Independence Hall & Grounds at 23767 Samuel Adams Circle, in Millsboro, Delaware. In its second year and billed as the “ultimate wine, food and music event on DelMarVa”, it promises an exceptional afternoon of food and wine samplings and pairings, cooking demo’s and a nationally recognized musical line-up. Foodies and fans of the Food Network will love when Robbie Jester, executive chef of Stone Balloon, and recent winner of food network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” will be center stage with a cooking demo and special surprises!

Wine enthusiasts as well as beer and cocktail lovers will have much to enjoy, as well, as the festival will featuring over 40 offerings of wine, spirits and craft beers. There will be a 100pt tasting with Larry O’Brien, international sommelier, this event sold out last year so be sure to buy your tickets now for this stellar event!

Guests will also indulge in cuisine from 18 renowned local restaurants including Lupo Italian Kitchen, Bluecoast, Fish On, Matt’s Fish Camp Lewes, Henlopen Oyster House, Salt Air, Grandpa Mac’s, Blue Moon, Bramble & Brine, Off the Hook, Fork & Flask at Nage, Michy’s Relaxed Dining, Blackwall Hitch, Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant, JD Shuckers, Cultured Pearl, 208 Social and The Gate House. Music will be provided by top name acts including Ed Shockley and Keith Mack. As well as Sol Knopf and Patti Blee. This exciting event benefits Food Bank of Delaware and Children & Families First, with a secondary beneficiary: Rotary International’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative. General Admission Tickets are $75 per person and the 100 point wine tasting is $65 per person. Buy your tickets online at www.sodelfest.com!

 OCT 15  2016 Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

de beer and wineSouthern Maryland native Sam Grow will headline the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival presented by Wells Fargo. The festival, in its seventh year will take place at the new location of the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, DE on October 15th from 12p-5pm. The Beer and Wine Festival highlights the state’s best offerings of wine, beer, and spirits. Confirmed participants include Blue Earl Brewing, Brimming Horn Meadery, Mispillion River Brewing, Evolution Craft Brewing, Brickworks, Painted Stave Distilling, Harvest Ridge Winery, Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company, Beach Time Distilling, and many more.

Foodies will be able to experience some of the First State’s finest culinary landscape. A wide range of Delaware’s food culture, including barbecue, seafood, and fried dishes, will be served by familiar as well as new food vendors. Games, activities, and other live performances will also be a part of the festival experience. Tickets are currently on sale for $35 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/delaware-wine-beer-festival-tickets-25912719642. Day of the event tickets will be $40. Each ticket includes 10 tastings.

OCT 13-16  27th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival

RBjazzThe 2016 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival will be celebrating over a quarter century of smooth jazz! Shows this year will be held in Various Venues throughout Rehoboth Beach area including The Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes and The Bay Center Theater in Dewey Beach. In addition, other concerts will be held at The Little Theater at Rehoboth Beach Elementary School in Rehoboth, at The Theater at Epworth Church in Rehoboth Beach and at the Rusty Rudder “Inside Theater” in Dewey Beach. Plus there will be many local restaurants and bars offering great entertainment. Tickets may be purchased online or by phone. For more information visit www.rehobothjazz.com.

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