It’s officially fall, as of Saturday, September 23rd.  The weather is turning here in Wilmington, the leaves are changing and we can feel a crisp in the air.

The holidays are quickly approaching.  Spooky season is almost upon us and we are looking for Family Fun in Wilmington to enjoy this fall.

What’s better than putting on your fall outfits of puffy vests and leggings, those boots you’ve been waiting all summer to wear, grabbing a pumpkin spice latte and heading out the door for some family fun?  It’s truly the beginning of the best time of each year.

It’s hard to find something to do that will satisfy all members of the family.  These events happening in the Wilmington area, and areas nearby, have something to make all members of the family enjoy the day.

Looking for ideas for a fall date day?  We’ve got those here for you too!  Looking for something to do with the kids?  We’ve got you covered.

A favorite for my family, and I know for most families, is Linvilla Orchards.  Two of our favorite things to do are the corn maze and the apple slingshot.  And of course, we can’t leave without a pumpkin or five.

So, pack up the family this fall and head out to one of these orchards or events for family fun in Wilmington, or areas nearby.

 

  • 1. Ramsey's Pumpkin Farm

    Open Now!  Ramsey’s Farm Pumpkin Patch has been in operation since 1995, in Wilmington.   Attractions include pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin painting.

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  • 2. Fifer Orchards

    Open now in Camden-Wyoming!  Pick your pumpkins from the patch.  Take a walk through the corn maze.

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  • 3. Linvilla Orchards

    Open Now in Media, PA.   Harvest Hayrides.  Hayrides to the Witch’s  House.  Autumn Moon Hayrides.  Pumpkin Land.  And so much more to offer!

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  • 4. Filasky's Produce and Farm Market

    Open Now in Middletown.  U-Pick Pumpkins, a soybean maze designed for children and enjoyed by all, picture opportunities, and of course, a hayride through the field.

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  • 5. Hayrides at Hagley

    Open now in Wilmington.  Take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard.

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    Hayrides at Hagley

    Take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard.

     

  • 6. Hayride Express at Wilmington & Western Railroads

    Enjoy a 1-hour round-trip evening ride through the Red Clay Valley to Ashland on an original railroad flatcar converted especially for hayrides.  Reservations are highly recommended.

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  • 7. Sea Witch® Festival

    33rd Annual Sea Witch® Festival in Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach October 27-29, 2023.  The Sea Witch® Festival was included in HGTV.com’s “21 Great Fall Festivals” feature.

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  • 8. Milburn Orchards

    Open now in Elkton, MD! Fall fest and U Pick ‘Em apples.   Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday in the BIG BackYard from Sept 1–Nov 5!

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  • 9. Mr. Peppers Pumpkin Patch

    Open now in Laurel.  Take a trip on the hayride or a stroll through Mr. Pepper’s two-acre corn maze

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  • 10. Hagley Craft Fair

    Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22 at Hagley Museum in Wilmington.  This marketplace brings together talented artisans from the Mid-Atlantic area to display and sell fine arts, crafts, and gourmet items.

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    Hagley Craft Fair

    Held on both Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22, this marketplace brings talented artisans from the Mid-Atlantic area to display and sell fine arts, crafts, and gourmet items.

  • 11. Hocus Pocus Outdoor Movie Night at Buena Vista Conference Center

    An outdoor movie night featuring the Disney classic, Hocus Pocus. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and folding chairs. Costumes are also encouraged. Popcorn, apple cider, and hot chocolate will be available, as well as lawn games and a photo booth.  

    Time: Doors open at 5:30 PM; movie starts at 7:00 PM  Admission: FREE

     

  • 12. Mysteries of History Tour at Zwaanendael Museum

    Saturdays in October, on the 7, 14, 21 and 28

    Walking tour through historic downtown Lewes explores the darker and more unusual aspects of the town’s history. Recommended for children ages 12 and older. Call or email to reserve – space is limited. 

    Time: 2:00 PM Admission: FREE with required registration  

    Zwaanendael Museum - Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs - State of Delaware

    The museum commemorates Delaware's first European colony, Swanendael, established by the Dutch in 1631. This museum serves as a showcase for the Lewes area's maritime, military, and social history.

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