As we continue with southern Delaware's fall festival season, this weekend features another one of the area's premier annual events, with multiple locations around Lewes and Rehoboth Beach highlighting smooth jazz and great food. But while the 2015 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival is certainly the headliner this weekend, it's by far the only show in town.
Eat and drink to your heart's content in Millsboro, or listen to great music in Milford or take in one of America's all-time favorite cult classic films at the historic Milton Theater. Whatever your choice, there's certainly plenty to do during this middle weekend of October in coastal Delaware.
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Now, let's get right to it. Here's what's on tap for this weekend in and around coastal Delaware:
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival (Oct. 15-18). This popular annual event always brings record crowds to coastal Delaware, with many nationally known jazz musicians, as well as countless local favorites, taking the stage each year. Shows for 2015 will be held on three stages – Cape Henlopen High School, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and Epworth Church. Plus there will be many local restaurants and bars, in both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, offering great entertainment. For the full schedule and list of performers this year, visit www.rehobothjazz.com.
Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music Festival (Oct. 17). This celebration of wine, food and music will take place on Saturday from 12 to 4:30 p.m. at Independence Hall in Millsboro. Hosted by former Bad Company bassist and now food, wine and music aficionado, Paul Cullen, the event features samplings and demos by renowned chefs, a food truck gathering, wine pairings, local beer tastings and a fantastic musical lineup. General admission tickets start at $75, with proceeds benefitting Rotary's Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth. Visit www.facebook.com/sodelwinefoodmusic for more information.
Broadkill Banjos and Seafood (Oct. 17). This second annual festival is scheduled for Saturday at Milton's Memorial Park, at the corner of Union and Chandler Streets. The event starts at noon, and features great local seafood until 4 p.m., and non-stop music until 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.broadkillbanjosandseafood.com.
Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening (Oct. 17). One of America's all-time favorite cult classic films, the movie is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015 and is being highlighted at the historic Milton Theater in downtown Milton. This will be a "fully interactive" showing of the film, with kits available at the theater that include balloons, glow sticks, rubber gloves, confetti poppers, party hats and much more. Should be a fun night in Milton!
Haunted Halloween Attractions (Oct. 16-18). There are many attractions scheduled for this weekend, as All Hallows Eve draws near. Here are a few to consider:
- The Haunted Forest at Roxana. Held at the Roxana Volunteer Fire Co., on Zion Church Road, on Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 6:30.
- Screams at the Beach. Open on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30 to 10:30, at the Sports at the Beach complex east of Georgetown, this popular attraction features five haunts in total, all centered around the haunted village of All Hallows. Visit www.screamsatthebeach.com for more information.
- Monster Mash Murders. A Murder Mystery Dinner hosted by Abbott's Grill in Milford, on Friday, Oct. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.abbottsgrillde.com for more information.
- Slaughter House Farm and Stalkers Field. A popular haunted attraction each Halloween in Laurel, located not far from U.S. 13. Visit www.slaughterhousefarm.org for more information.
These are just a few of this weekend's fun-filled events here in coastal Delaware. For more ideas on what you can do with your friends and/or family, contact your local chamber of commerce or town hall.
And be on the lookout again next week for more great ideas from the Oldfather Group. Now get out there and enjoy all the things that make living at the Delaware beaches such a wonderful experience!