All of these events are within 5 miles of the inn, unless otherwise noted.
Delaware State Fair
Harrington (18 miles from the inn)
Enjoy rides, games, exhibitors, live entertainment, beer garden, arts and crafts, live animals, and more. Admission is just $9/person at the gate.
Wyoming Peach Festival
Saturday, August 3
Festival begins with a parade at 9 am, and continues until 3 pm. Live entertainment, craft booths, food vendors, peaches and peach desserts.
Peach Ice Cream Day
Saturday, August 10, 10 am - 4 pm
A Delaware classic. Enjoy a free peach ice cream cone, along with live music, wagon rides, peach smoothies and pies, and even pick-your-own peaches from the orchard.
Saturday, August 17
Panel discussions throughout the day, plus dozens of vendors and a cosplay competition.
Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival
Saturday, August 24
Delaware Ag Museum
Features beer, wine, and spirits tastings, meet the brewer opportunities, a mechanical bull, special demonstrations, food trucks, live music, outdoor games, special exhibits, and guided tours of the Agricultural Museum.
Amish Country Bicycle Tour
Saturday, September 7
The bike tour, suited for all ages and abilities, includes 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100-mile loops through the flatlands of Delaware's Amish farmlands. Rest stops include the famous "Pie Stop" at an Amish Schoolhouse. Following the tour, cyclists are treated to a catered barbecue meal. The event starts and stops less than a mile from the inn.
Milford Freedom Festival
Saturday, September 14
Outdoor festival with music, vendors, and fireworks, in downtown Milford (20 miles from Dover).
Ladybug Music Festival
Saturday, September 21, in Milford
Celebrating women in music with free performances by local and regional female artists. Locations throughout Milford (20 miles from Dover).
Saturday, Sept 28
Loockerman Street in downtown Dover
NASCAR at Dover International Speedway
May 1-3, 2020
August 21-23, 2020
With its 24-degree turns, slick concrete surface and intimidating reputation for tough treatment on both drivers and racecars, Dover International Speedway has more than earned its nickname as the "Monster Mile" since it opened in 1969. The one-mile, high-banked oval hosts two NASCAR tripleheader weekends each year, featuring all three national touring series. The Speedway parking lot is only a mile from the inn.
18th Century Market Fair
Saturday, November 2, 10 am - 4 pm
Go back in time with this reenactment of a town market from the mid-1700s. Trade and craft demonstrations, living history characters and entertainers, food vendors, and more. On Dover's historic Green.
Capital Holiday Celebration
Thursday, December 5, 5 - 8 pm
Tree-lighting ceremony with free hot chocolate and cookies, caroling, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Most downtown shops open until 8 pm.
A Farmer's Christmas
Saturday, December 7, 1-5 pm
Delaware Agricultural Museum
Craft demonstrations, live music, decorated trees, and more.
Caroling on the Green
Wednesday, December 11
Dover Holiday Parade & Marketplace
Saturday, December 14
Parade on Loockerman Street at 6:30 pm, Holiday Marketplace opens at 5 pm
Capital City Countdown
Tuesday, December 31