As we continue with southern Delaware's busy fall festival season, this weekend features more of the area's premier annual events, with multiple locations around Lewes and Rehoboth Beach highlighting smooth jazz and great food.
But while the 2018 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, and the competing True Blue Jazz Festival, are certainly the headliners this weekend, they are by far the only shows in town.
There's one of the region's most well attended annual festivals happening in Bridgeville, as well as the largest Corvette Club gathering on the East Coast in Ocean City and a great annual get-together from the fun folks at C.A.M.P. Rehoboth.
Whatever your choice, there's certainly plenty to do during this second weekend of October in coastal Delaware, as well as across the state line in Ocean City, Maryland.
As always, we're here to keep you up to date on what's happening in the local area through our "Weekender Blog," brought to you every week by the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty.
Now, here's our very own Mariya Oldfather with a quick video preview of this weekend's festivities.
Let's get right to it. Here's what's on tap for this weekend in and around the coastal region:
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival (Oct. 11-14). 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 2018 will be held at eight venues located throughout both Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. They include Cape Henlopen High School, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and Epworth United Methodist Church, as well as the Rusty Rudder and the Bottle & Cork and more.
For the full schedule and list of performers this year, visit www.rehobothjazz.com.
True Blue Jazz Festival (Oct. 10-14). Also in the spotlight this weekend is the 2018 True Blue Jazz Festival, which is celebrating its sixth year and focuses on what organizers call "a commitment to real, straight-ahead jazz."
This event runs from Wednesday through Sunday and is centered in Rehoboth Beach. Venues include the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Bethany Blues, the Atlantic Sands and C.A.M.P. Rehoboth, among others.
Headlining this year's festival are Bobby Sanabria and Wycliffe Gordon, who will be performing on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13, respectively.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.truebluejazz.org.
Apple Scrapple Festival (October 12-13).This is one of the biggest events of southern Delaware's fall festival season and is one surely not to be missed. Ranked by national publications as one of the top 100 festivals in the United States, this quirky event centers on the two things tiny Bridgeville is known for – T.S. Smith Apples and RAPA Scrapple.
Activities include a car show, food vendors, craft vendors, carnival rides, live music and a special "Scrapple Slinging" contest among many of the area's mayors and civic leaders.
This year marks the 27th anniversary of the event and is still FREE to attend and also FREE to park.
For more information on the 2018 Apple Scrapple Festival, visit www.applescrapple.com.
CAMP Rehoboth Block Party (October 14). Never let it be said that the folks at CAMP Rehoboth don’t know how to throw a party. Now one of the organization’s main annual fundraisers, this year’s Block Party will be held on Baltimore Avenue and will feature dozens of restaurants, caterers and businesses participating.
This fourth annual event is scheduled for 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. For more information, contact CAMP Rehoboth at 302-227-5620.
Free State Corvette Weekend (Oct. 13-14). This is the largest Corvette Club sponsored event on the East Coast of the United States, with more than 1,200 Corvette enthusiasts attending from throughout the United States and Canada.
Activities for the weekend include car shows, road rallies, a parade and other related activities, with proceeds going to help local and national charities.
For more information on the 2018 Free State Corvette Weekend, visit www.freestatecorvette.com.
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!