If you want to get in the holiday spirit here in the coastal region, then keep reading below for much more on our main feature this week – and that’s the 2019 grand opening of the new and improved “Winter Wonderfest,” which has now moved a few miles north to allow for more rides, more attractions and more fun!
After being held for the first few years at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal on the shores of the Delaware Bay, this year’s signature holiday event will now be held at the much more spacious Hudson Fields complex near Milton.
You can read much more about this year’s “Winter Wonderfest” below, along with the other four events that we’re featuring in our “Weekender Blog” for this middle weekend of November.
But before that, join our very own Dustin Oldfather who has a video preview of all of this weekend’s top events.
Okay, on to everything that’s happening this weekend in the coastal region. We begin with our featured event, and that’s the 2019 grand opening of the fabulous “Winter Wonderfest.”
Opening of Winter Wonderfest (November 16). If you needed a sign that the Christmas season is upon us, then look no further than Hudson Fields in Milton and the grand opening this Saturday, November 16, of the 2019 Winter Wonderfest spectacular.
In what has become a highlight of coastal Delaware’s holiday season, Winter Wonderfest will officially open on Saturday at 5 p.m., remaining open the first evening until 10 p.m. It was moved from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal this year to allow for more space and bigger attractions.
Highlights for 2019 will again include the pubic ice skating rink, the Christmas Village, the carnival rides and the incredible Light Spectacular, as well as the overall feeling of holiday cheer permeating throughout the event.
For much more on the 2019 Winter Wonderfest, as well as a full calendar and schedule for now through the final day on December 30, visit www.wonderfestde.org.
Rehoboth/Dewey Oyster Fest (November 16). Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, this year’s Oyster Fest promises to be even bigger and better than in 2018.
Featuring Delaware oysters straight from the Rehoboth Bay, this event is scheduled for 1 to 4:30 p.m. this Saturday, November 16, at various restaurants in both Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.
Not only can attendees enjoy these locally made seafood creations, but they can also vote for what dish they like the best and help choose the overall winner of the competition.
Visit www.idewey.com for more information on this year’s Oyster Fest.
Holiday and Craft Bazaar (November 16). If you’re searching for that perfect holiday gift, it may be worth your time to check out this weekend’s Holiday and Craft Bazaar at the Cape Henlopen Senior Center.
Scheduled for 9 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, more than 20 craft vendors are expected for this year’s event, offering up all kinds of holiday items to the general public.
For more information on this year’s bazaar, call 302-227-2055.
Food & Wine Festival in Bethany Beach (November 16). Scheduled for Bethany Beach Ocean Suites this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., this event promises to be a fan favorite in the southern coastal region.
Activities planned for the day include live music performed by local musicians, local wines, culinary creations by many of southern Delaware’s well-known chefs and much more.
Battle of the Food Trucks (November 16). The Wheelhouse in Lewes is holding a special event this Saturday, November 16, to benefit the family of Darin McMahon, who was seriously injured during a botched training session in September.
Billed as the “Battle of the Food Trucks,” this community fundraiser will include all sorts of fun events, including live music, a silent auction, guest bartenders and the actual food truck battle.
The admission to the event is $5 and all proceeds will be donated to the McMahon family.
If you’re not familiar with the event that injured McMahon, you can read about in a previous issue of the Cape Gazette.
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!