You'll find chills and thrills for all ages throughout Southern Delaware in October!
Various Dates; See individual links & listings
Spooky Lighthouse Tours: October 11 and 18. Join Cape Water Tours and The Lewes Historical Society for a Spooky Lighthouse Tour of the historic East End Lighthouse. Historic characters, in period dress, will bring to life the often tragic passings of former lighthouse residents and visitors through the eras. Witness haunting tales retold within the macabre ambiance of the 1885 East End lighthouse. Climb aboard if you dare.
Hocus Pocus Film Screening: October 13. Kick off Halloween the right way with Disney's classic Hocus Pocus on the big screen! Complete with snacks, crafts, and more!
One Dame Howling Halloween: October 13. Unscripted Halloween comedy for all ages! Dame Edna returns to the historic Milton Theatre for a scaringly hilarious night of improvised comedy that is sure to keep the audience engaged throughout the show!
Oh the Horrors! Film Trailer Challenge: October 16. 5-day horror film trailer challenge! Come and watch the best of the best horror film trailers!
Boo B Que: October 18-19. The 4th Annual Boo-B-Que: Barbecue & Brews Festival at Delaware Seashore State Park is a multi-day BBQ competition and festival.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: October 19. performed with a live shadow cast. Expect foul language, lewd behavior, and yes you may get wet! We encourage the audience to participate with props and by yelling out favorite response lines. For mature audiences only.
Horror Noire Film Screening: October 23. A look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film genre from the very beginning.
30th Annual Sea Witch® Festival: October 25-27. Features broom tossing contests, sea witch hunt, costumed pet contest, haunted houses, fiddler's convention, hay rides, scarecrow making, costume parade and contest, Maryland rough riders horse show, kid's treasure hunt, 5K foot race, surfing and skimboarding contest, trick or treating and so much more.
Children’s Fantasy Trail: October 25-27. Wear your Halloween constume and trick or treat for candy and toys with your favorite storybook characters along our trail lined with jack-o-lanterns. Entertainment under the tent each evening may include singing, juggling, magic and more.
Sea Witch Weekend: Lantern Tour: October 25. Explore the daily lives of the surfmen and what they went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware Coast. A guided museum tour is followed by local tales and a venture out onto the beach where they performed their nightly patrols.
Magnolia Applebottom's Halloween Drag Show: October 25. Magnolia Applebottom is a world class cabaret performer from Jackson, Mississippi.
Mysteries of History: October 26. Walking tour explores the unusual tomb- stones of St. Peter’s cemetery in Lewes.
Wags, Witches, and Warlocks: October 26. The Annual Halloween Festival and Parade “Wags, Witches & Warlocks” will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Bethany Beach. Proudly hosted by The Leslie Kopp Group of Long & Foster Real Estate, the event brings families and pets to town for a day of fun while raising money and awareness for the Brandywine Valley SPCA.
Monster Mash Murders Dinner Theatre: October 27. An annual Halloween meeting of ghouls turns "deadly" - all the little monsters come out, along with the princesses and super heroes of the more modern world. A villain, named 'X', is on the loose and wants to take over the world. Suspects abound with monsters to the left, mortals to the right, and detectives stuck in the middle with BOO in this audience-interactive thriller.
Hereditary Film Screening: October 30. When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter's family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences as they begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.