Events this Weekend in Delaware and Maryland

by Danica Brendon

Fall Festival Weekend at the Delaware and Maryland Beaches

Get ready for another exciting Fall Festival Weekend at and near the Delaware and Maryland beaches. This weekend’s activities are highlighted by award-winning and immensely popular festivals in Rehoboth Beach, Bridgeville, and Milton. Whether you’re a fan of smooth jazz, scrapple, or pumpkin ale, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this special time of the year.

Starting on October 13-14, the nationally recognized Apple Scrapple Festival will be celebrating its 30th year in the small town of Bridgeville. The festival offers a two-day carnival, a Little Miss Apple Scrapple pageant, a classic car show, a farmer’s market, a craft show, a health & safety fair, a trade show, a Friday night street dance, live music, and much more. Make sure to catch the Mayor’s Scrapple Sling on Saturday at 2 p.m., where Sussex County mayors compete in a unique event that can only be seen in southern Delaware. For more information, visit

If you’re a fan of smooth jazz, don’t miss the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival from October 12-15. This signature annual event takes place in various locations throughout the resort, including the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, the Rusty Rudder, the Cape Henlopen Performing Arts Theatre, Epworth United Methodist Church, and the Lewes Farmer’s Market. With dozens of artists scheduled to perform, it’s a must-attend event for jazz enthusiasts. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 800-595-4849.

For those looking for an alternative to the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, the True Blue Jazz Festival is the perfect choice. Running from October 11-15, this independent jazz festival features local and regional jazz musicians and focuses on mainstream jazz music. It’s known as “the only place to catch the best live straight-ahead jazz acts in Rehoboth Beach.” The festival will take place at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, the Rehoboth Beach Fire House, and Nassau Valley Vineyards. Check out the impressive lineup at

These festivals are just a taste of what’s happening during the extended weekend of October 13-15 at the Delaware and Maryland beaches. To find out about more events and activities, be sure to check out the complete calendar at

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