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Events in Bethel, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach Take Center Stage This Weekend

Posted by Dustin Oldfather on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 6:57am.

As we transition away from the busy fall festival season and look toward all of the fun and excitement of the 2018 holidays, we have a few events to tell you about here in our latest "Weekender Blog," brought to you every week by the real estate professionals at the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty.

But before we tell you about what's coming up this weekend, we do want to remind you of an event that we featured in last week's blog entry, and that's the biennial Return Day celebration, happening on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Sussex County Seat of Georgetown.

This event is two centuries old and is about as Sussex County as you're ever going to get, with it being the only such festival held today in the United States of America.

We previewed this important event in our blog last week, but you can read about the history of Return Day here.

If you have a chance to attend Return Day, you should definitely stop by Georgetown on Thursday and take in all of the great festivities. We think you'll enjoy it!

Now, moving on to what's on tap for the weekend of Nov. 9-11 at the Delaware and Maryland beaches. Here are the Oldfather Group's top choices for the next few days:

Delaware Resorts Home Expo (Nov. 10-11). Stop by the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday for the inaugural Delaware Resorts Fall Home Expo.

Scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, this event features dozens of the region's top builders, Realtors, community developers, financial firms and even service companies.

Admission is free and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information on the inaugural Delaware Resorts Fall Home Expo, call 302-236-0857 or email 


Neighborhood Toy Store Day at Kid's Ketch (Nov. 10). The ninth national Neighborhood Toy Store Day comes to downtown Lewes this Saturday, Nov. 10, as the Kid's Ketch on Second Street plays host to this annual event.

Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, activities for the day will include child friendly activities, crafts, age appropriate games, toy raffles and much more.

To learn more about this kickoff to the 2018 holiday season, visit

St. Nicholas Tea & Sleigh Boutique (Nov. 9-11). Kick off the 2018 Christmas season in style as the ladies of the Village Improvement Association welcome you this weekend to their 13th annual Saint Nicholas Tea and Sleigh Boutique.

The VIA's clubhouse at 415 North Boardwalk will be the backdrop for this yearly event, with seatings scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

There will be refreshments available, in addition to shopping opportunities, poinsettia cocktails and more.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under, and can be purchased at 

Call 302-227-1631 for more information, or to make reservations for this fun annual event in Rehoboth Beach.

2018 Fall Festival in Bethel (Nov. 10). The Bethel Heritage Museum plays host from 5 to 9 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 10, to a special fall festival in western Sussex County.

A catered barbecue meal is planned, as well as complimentary glasses of wine and/or beer from local breweries and wineries.

Admission is $20 and includes a ticket for the museum's 2018 Christmas tree raffle, as well as more than $2,200 in local gift cards to more than 40 area businesses that will be given out as prizes.

For more information or tickets, call 410-251-1000 or click HERE.

Sunset Bridge Walk (Nov. 10). If you're feeling adventurous this weekend, why not head down to Delaware Seashore State Park and join other local residents and visitors for a hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet Bridge?

A DSSP interpreter will lead the way, pointing out bridge features and explaining how the inlet has changed over the last 100 years.

To learn more about the history of the Indian River Inlet Bridge, read our historical blog post on the bridge here

For more information on this Saturday's bridge hike, which is scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m., call 302-227-2800 or click HERE.

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!

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