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Matt Ritter, Chief of Programming, 302-739-9187; or Caroline Foltz, Delaware State Parks, 302-739-9185,

Special events and programs offered in state parks this Fall

DOVER (Oct.18, 2013) – Delaware State Parks has many fun-filled events scheduled throughout the state this fall that offer families opportunities to try something unique while enjoying the beautiful fall scenery in the parks.

On Nov. 2, visitors can step back in time as the First State Heritage Park recreates the sights and sounds of autumn market fairs held on the Green in Dover during the mid-1700s. This event offers entertainment, crafts and trade demonstrations and is free for the whole family.

Delaware Seashore State Park will host its first-ever Lighthouse Weekend Package on Nov.16 and 17. Participants will explore and learn more about Delaware’s historic lighthouses and life-saving stations.  Killens Pond State Park hosts its Primitive Skills Weekend on Nov. 8 through 11, teaching adults and children ages 6 to12 survival techniques and environmental awareness. 

A long list of Halloween-themed events can also be found at, including hayrides suitable for all ages, the Brandywine Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat event and Cape Henlopen’ s 25th Annual Children’s Fantasy Trail. Lums Pond State Park will host their annual Halloween Hoot event and Killens Pond State Park holds Halloween Havoc at the end of October. 

More information on all special events can be found at Families should call the park hosting the event for registration information.

Vol.43, No.407

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