18th Century Market Fair lets locals live in past

DOVER — The First State Heritage Park’s 18th Century Market Fair recreates the sights and sounds of events, and allows visitors to leave the 21st century behind for a few hours free of charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on The Green in Dover. In the 1700s, The Green was the center of […]

BEST BETS: Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve a cut above at Quillen Arena

Gone are the days when carving a pumpkin consisted of a few triangles and some jagged teeth. These days, pumpkin carving is big business, with monstrous creations formed on gourds weighing hundreds of pounds and sometimes multiple pumpkins forming one huge opus. This weekend, the first Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve Festival, presented by the Biggs […]

Sea Witch Festival set this weekend for the beach

REHOBOTH BEACH — The 29th annual Sea Witch Festival hits the beach today through Friday. Highlighting the annual Halloween event is the costume parade down Rehoboth Avenue on Saturday at 11 a.m. Registration for the parade is donation-based and will take place on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Registration will be held on the Grub […]

BEST BETS: Clifford Keith Band at Beer, Wine Fest

With a new album and more dates than ever, the Sussex County-based Clifford Keith Band seems to be hitting all of the right notes these days. The five-piece “coastal country” group will be featured Saturday at the Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village on U.S. 13 in Dover. […]

Long Neck event to spotlight Latino cuisine, culture

LONG NECK — Sabor Latino 2018, a new event that will celebrate Latino culture with food, fun, music and dance, will make its debut in mid-October. This Latin American food and wine festival takes place Sunday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 6 p.m., at The Clubhouse at Baywood in the Long Neck area. It will […]

BEST BETS: Delmarva Folk Festival-bound Cary turns tragedy into tuneful bliss

Meghan Cary once heard that if you’re really off track in life, God or some force in the universe will “t-bone you” and put you on the track you’re supposed to be. More than 20 years ago, she caught the back end of one of those seismic shifts and has never looked back since. Ms. […]

Ladybug Festival to bring music to Milford

MILFORD — Live music. Local beers and wines. Food trucks. Community. The Ladybug Music Festival will have music taking over businesses in downtown Milford for a whopping six hours Saturday afternoon into the evening. “The Ladybug Festival has been happening every summer in downtown Wilmington for the past seven years and bringing a music festival […]

BEST BETS: OktDoverFest drawing a Party Fowl

While the local music scene is filled with cover bands, there aren’t too many with their own duck mascot. Party Fowl brings Clayton, their oversized web-footed party pal, to most of the gigs they play. That’s just one of the things that lead singer Shawn Bell thinks sets the Smyrna-Clayton-based band apart from the rest. […]

BEST BETS: Coffield takes detour with Bad Avenue

Craig Coffield is enjoying the second chapter of his life — a lot. Taking up the guitar just five years ago, Mr. Coffield, 56, is the lead singer and guitarist of Bad Avenue, a blues band that has gained increasing popularity throughout the area in only in the last two years. Kent County music fans […]

Wyoming gets set for 28th annual Peach Festival

WYOMING — At the height of peach season comes the 28th annual Wyoming Peach Festival on Saturday. And although Wyoming may be a tiny town, it always aims to put on a great festival. “Sometimes people don’t even realize Wyoming is its own town but when they come to the Peach Festival, you’ll see this […]