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Matt Ritter, Delaware State Parks 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 (Sept. 18, 2013) Delaware State Parks has many fun-filled events scheduled this fall throughout the state, giving families many opportunities to try something unique while enjoying the beautiful fall scenery Delaware’s parks offer.

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

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

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 Oct. 

More information on all special events can be found at or by contacting the host park.  Some events require reservations, which can also be made by contacting the individual park. 

Vol. 43, No. 364

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