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Sea Witch Festival 2022

A favorite Halloween tradition in Delaware


Last updated: by Dari Vasiljeva
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Every year, in late October, hundreds of witches, monsters, zombies, and other characters gather on Rehoboth Beach for the Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival. The fun-filled two-day festival includes a costume parade and a dog parade, contests for the best costume, magic shows, monster art, pony rides, broom tossing contest, and more. Fiddlers' festival and the trick or treating trail are undoubtedly the biggest attraction for the kids.

The costume parade on Rehoboth Avenue takes place every year on the last Saturday of the month starting at 11 a.m. Thousands of participants in costumes are followed by brightly decorated floats, musicians, and artists. Saturday afternoon is dedicated to trick-or-treating through the Downtown Rehoboth shops and businesses. For a fixed period of time children and their parents can enjoy unlimited candy and Halloween surprises.

The Sea Witch Festival has taken place at Rehoboth Beach since the 1990s, bringing excitement and fun to thousands of families on the East Coast. To learn more about the festival and its location, take a Jolly Trolley Magical History Tour that will be driving all over the town. The Indian River Life-Saving Station offers educational walks along the shore, filled with tales about shipwrecks and pirates. Not-So-Spooky Scavenger Hunt will start by the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Different activities of the Sea Witch Festival begin at 8 a.m. and last until dark.

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