By Patrick Farrell, The Baltimore Sun
6:35 PM EDT, October 28, 2013
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail
See what Delaware's wineries and breweries have to offer by traveling through this collection of 12 stops showcasing the state's offerings of beers and wines. Stops include Nassau Valley Vineyards, 3rd Wave Brewing Co., Harvest Ridge Winery and the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Download your "passport" and travel from the Wilmington riverfront to the Atlantic while enjoying scenic views and spirits along the way.
Locations offer free self-guided tours as well as paid tours. For more information on prices, check with individual breweries and wineries. To download your passport and tour map, go to visitdelaware.com.
Pumpkins will fly at the World Championship Punkin' Chunkin'. Join more than 20,000 spectators and watch teams compete to break the world record. Using slingshots, catapults and other pumpkin-tossing machines, teams will be launching pumpkins all weekend to raise money for national and local charitable organizations. Pumpkin-tossing festivities will be accompanied by a chili cook-off and cooking contest, and a variety of crafts will be on site
The pumpkin tossing begins Friday, Nov. 1, and will run all weekend until the championship Sunday afternoon. After you arrive at Royal Farms, 18657 Sussex Highway, follow Delaware DOT signs to the event. Admission is $10 per day, and parking passes are an added $10. Tailgating spots are available. Gates open at 7:30 a.m., and the first pumpkin will be launched at 8 a.m. For more information, go to punkinchunkin.com.
2013 Fringe Wilmington Festival
For those looking to experience something new, "journey beyond the edge" at the Fringe Festival. From Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 3, visual, performing and cinematic artists will come together to celebrate unconventional art and performances. Events will be held at venues throughout downtown Wilmington, and performances will include drama, comedy, magic, improv and everything in between.
Events are at various times and locations, and visitors are asked to arrive early — all seats are first-come, first-served. Festival-goers can pay $25 for an all-access pass or $5 per performance. For more on the festival, including artist and performer lineups and details, go to fringewilmingtonde.com.
'Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs'
Head up to the National Constitution Center this weekend to view "Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs," the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer-winning photographs ever displayed. Also on display will be "A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs," a documentary produced by the Newseum exploring the stories behind the acclaimed photos. The center also offers other exhibits, including the theatrical production "Freedom Rising."
This exhibition is at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., through Dec. 31. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission prices are $14.50 for adults, $13 for seniors 65 and older and students, and $8 for children 4-12. For information, call 215-409-6600 or go to constitutioncenter.org.
56th Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival
Enjoy a day on the waterfront filled with live entertainment, oyster-shucking contests and crafts. The festival, running Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, draws a crowd of more than over 75,000 every year. The festival's main attraction will be the Oyster Festival Parade on Nov. 2, showcasing antique cars, floats, marching bands and a beauty pageant. Both days will feature wine tastings and live musicians from all genres, including reggae, country and classic rock.
Events begin at 10 a.m. both days, and will run to midnight Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Friday parking is $10; Saturday parking is $20. For more information, go to urbannaoysterfestival.com.
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