Clydesdales star attraction at Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — New farm animals visit the Delaware State Fair every year. But a specialized group is paying a visit to Harrington this year in honor of the fair’s 100th anniversary. A team of 10 Budweiser Clydesdale horses can be found in the Machinery Lot this year every day except Wednesday. Around 6 every evening, […]

Best Bets: An alphabetical trip around 100th Delaware State Fair

The temperatures are sizzling as much as the scrapple sandwiches. It must be time for the Delaware State Fair. It all started Thursday night as the 100th edition of the fair opened in Harrington and will last until July 27. Whether it’s your 100th fair or your first, it’s always an exciting time around here. […]

‘Happy Days’ here again in Milford

MILFORD — Summertime means happy days in downtown Milford, especially for the cast and crew at Second Street Players. The group will bring back the nostalgia of the 50s and 60s with “Happy Days, A New Musical,” starting this weekend at the Riverfront Theater. Based on the long-running hit TV show, the production features favorite […]

Big Oyster brews beer in honor of Delaware State Fair centennial

The Delaware State Fair was conceived in a quiet Harrington railroad station over 100 years ago. But have you ever imagined what a cold beer what have tasted like during that monumental day? The Delaware State Fair and Big Oyster Brewery will give attendees a chance to live out that imagination with the unveiling of […]

Pucker up: Volunteers raise funds for annual pig kissing contest

A young pig will help 19 passionate volunteers raise money for scholarships to be given out during the Delaware State Fair. Now an annual tradition, the variety show-style, pig kissing contest will be held on Thursday, June 25, also known as Governor’s Day at the fair, in the free entertainment tent. “All proceeds from this […]

Delaware State Fair entertainment has run gamut through the years

Ever since 1955 when the gospel and pop quartet The Mariners became the first act to perform a headlining concert, stage shows of all sorts have been a key part of the 100-year history of the Delaware State Fair. According to the book “Treasured Tradition,” which chronicles the history of the fair, until then, the […]

Ventriloquist Darci Lynne steps from ‘AGT’ to Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — It’s been a whirlwind couple of years for ventriloquist/singer Darci Lynne Farmer. In 2017, she garnered the most votes for a final performance in the history of the NBC show “America’s Got Talent,” winning $1 million and her own headlining act in Las Vegas. After that, came appearances on “Ellen” and “A Very […]

‘Scarlet Letter’ takes stage in Smyrna Saturday

SMYRNA — The Nathaniel Hawthorne classic “The Scarlet Letter” takes the stage at the Smyrna Opera House Saturday by way of Stanton’s 4th Wall theater troupe. While the show differs from the novel in some ways, many will recognize the storyline, most likely part of their school curriculum. “It’s something I hadn’t thought about in […]

Best Bets: Milton Theatre show pays tribute to Red Skelton

A long-dead comedian who hasn’t appeared regularly on television in almost 50 years has been packing theaters around the country for the last decade. Well, sorta. Brian Hoffman has been portraying legendary comic and entertainer Red Skelton in a show called “Remembering Red,” coming to the Milton Theatre Saturday for shows at 3 and 8 […]

Comic books, arts in spotlight at Geeks at the Beach

LEWES – Geeks at the Beach, a comic book/arts show, will be held Saturday, July 27 at Cape Henlopen High School on Kings Highway. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring comic book artists, writers, publishers and some of Delaware’s bigger comic bookstores, according to event facilitator Sean Ahrendt. Crafters and […]