Vintage vehicles, massive buffet highlight CHEER show

GEORGETOWN — If you’re a connoisseur of vintage and classic vehicles or are hungry for a buffet feast, mark your calendar. Saturday, Aug. 3 is the date for an event driven to support the ongoing financial needs for CHEER Inc.’s new commercial kitchen that will serve the nutritional needs of homebound seniors in Sussex County. […]

Best Bets: Billy Joel band members bring Big Shot to Freeman Stage

Tonight, Billy Joel and his band play Camden Yards in Baltimore. If you can’t make it (or can’t afford it), The Freeman Stage features the next best thing on Saturday. Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot perform the music of The Piano Man and more in Selbyville. But this isn’t any run-of-the-mill tribute band. Three of […]

DNREC presents environmental awards at Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Gov. John Carney and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin honored two dozen Delawareans and groups of all ages for environmental leadership, innovation and dedication at the Delaware State Fair on Thursday. “This afternoon, we recognized a broad cross section of Delawareans who contribute to the conservation […]

Grand Funk Railroad to play free concert before Oct. NASCAR race

DOVER – Grand Funk Railroad, the top-selling American rock group of the 1970s, will perform a free concert on the Xfinity Stage at Victory Plaza on Sunday, Oct. 6, before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Dover International Speedway, part of the Monster Mile’s 50th Anniversary celebration. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup […]

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 […]