Southern Delaware's jam-packed fall festival season continues this weekend, with five more great events gracing the calendar.
We've definitely got a little bit of something for everyone this weekend. So if you have pets, or you feel like some great local food or brews, or even if you're of retirement age and looking for something fun to do with your peers, we've got you covered with a quintet of great events planned for the next few days here in the coastal region.
We'll give you all the details in just a moment, but first here's the Oldfather Group's Brittany Neal with a quick video preview of what's on tap for the weekend of Sept. 28-30 in and near coastal Delaware.
It promises to be yet another great fall weekend here at the Delaware beaches. So keep reading, because here are our top choices for fun and exciting things to do during this last weekend of September:
Dewey's Golden Jubilee (Sept. 28-30). Approximately 200 Golden Retrievers and their owners are expected this weekend for the second of two annual “Golden” weekends in Dewey Beach.
Frequently cited as one of the most dog-friendly beaches in America, Dewey Beach will again be party central this weekend, with several fun activities planned over the course of the three-day weekend event.
For more information on the Autumn Golden Jubilee event, visit www.deweysgoldenjubilee.com.
SoDelFest (Sept. 28-29). This celebration of wine, food and music will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 12 to 4 p.m., at Independence Hall in Millsboro.
Two teams of top area chefs will compete this year at the fourth annual event, with the Rehoboth Beach team captained by Blue Moon Executive Chef Lion Gardner and the Lewes team headed by Heirloom Executive Chef Matt Kern.
There will be several judges for the 2018 event, while "Coastal Cuisine" Executive Producer Michael Sprouse will be the master of ceremonies.
In addition to the main festival on Saturday, SoDel Fest will hold “A Taste of Tuscany,” a six-course wine dinner, on Friday, Sept. 28, at The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens in Millsboro.
For more information on the 2018 Southern Delaware Wine, Food & Music Festival, visit www.sodelfest.com.
Brews by the Bay (Sept. 29). Back again for 2018, this year's "Brews by the Bay" event will be held at Delaware Seashore State Park, specifically at the on-site campground.
Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 12 to 4 p.m., the festival will feature music by Wilmington Reggae favorites Brixton Saint, as well as a cornhole tournament, plenty of food and, of course, an abundance of drink samples.
More than 50 unique beers in total will be available, from breweries located throughout the First State.
For more information on Brews by the Bay, visit www.delawarebrewersguild.org.
Frontier Festival (Sept. 28). Designed for the 50 and over crowd, this second annual festival will be held at Georgetown's CHEER Center, located on Route 9, just east of Georgetown.
Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the day will feature entertainment by acts such as Frontier Town's Shane, Julie and Clay, plenty of food, several health vendors and lots of fun.
Other activities planned for the day include carriage rides, guitar music and even a ventriloquist.
Admission is free for CHEER members, and lunch is available by ticket only for the first 500 pre-registered attendees. Tickets for non-members are $5 per person.
For more information about the 2018 Frontier Festival, call 302-515-3044.
Lewes History Book Festival (Sept. 28-29). This two-day event is scheduled for locations around Lewes, including the Lewes Public Library and the Rollins Community Center, and will feature a weekend of presentations by more than 20 authors of both fiction and nonfiction books about history.
Most Saturday events are free to attend, but the kick-off event on Friday evening featuring Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of a recent biography on Eleanor Roosevelt, costs $35 per person or $50 per couple. That price does include a signed softback copy of Cook's book.
Movie Night on the Beach (September 21). Now that the summer season has wrapped up and the kids are back in school, the Monday night movies on the beach in Bethany have moved to Friday nights at the bandstand. Movies still begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. This week’s movie is “The Greatest Showman.”
This is the final movie night of the year in Bethany Beach. The Movies on the Beach program for Dewey Beach has also concluded for 2018.
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have a fun and exciting few days in the coastal region.
And be sure to check back here next week in our “Weekender Blog” for more great happenings at and near the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
Have a great weekend everyone!