Zack Williams cancels Fair show; fireworks moved to Friday night

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Zack Williams was forced to cancel his Delaware Fair show set for Saturday. Saturday’s musical act at the Delaware State Fair was abruptly canceled after Tennessee-based artist Zach Williams announced he contracted COVID-19.  Williams’ set was to be followed by a fireworks display, which has been rescheduled to Friday, July 3 immediately after “An Evening with 38 Special,” Friday’s musical …

Mama Jugs slakes fairgoers’ thirst by selling tea – with refills

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Hundreds of thousands of Delawareans descend on tiny Harrington each year for the Delaware State Fair, but those who travel the furthest often are the food vendors.  The cuisine choices range from ordinary to unusual to downright weird.  Only at the state fair might one decide what time is right to munch on an octopus taco, a fried spaghetti stick …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – July 25, 2021

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines New daily COVID-19 cases more than double in last four weeks Delaware will spend …

Matthew Breyer et al. standing in a room

Student activist convinces State Fair to build more accessible bathroom

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A Thursday’s dedication of a handcap-accessible restroom at the Delaware State Fair are, from left, fair Treasurer Doug Crouse, Janet Butler, fair vice president Clark, student activist Jarrett Butler and State Sen. Dave Wilson.   One Delaware student appears to have a jump on a career as a lobbyist, as evidenced by his successful efforts to make the Delaware State …

Delaware State Police seek help naming VW Beetle recruit

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Sgt. Dan has retired from his safety program duties, and State Troopers want fairgoers to help name his replacement.   After wearing out two Volkswagen Beetles as safety education vehicles, the Delaware State Police fleet has been joined by a turbo-charged 2019 Beetle that needs a name. You can submit your suggestion at the Delaware State Fair, which starts today. …

State Fair opened Thursday with honor-system COVID masking

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

  It’s that time of the year: The Delaware State Fair returned to the Harrington Fairgrounds last week, bringing eclectic foods, rides, music, and more. This year’s event, dubbed ‘Your Passport to Summer Fun,’ will run until Saturday, July 31.  The ten-day event has been hosted annually at its current location for 102 years. Only four times was the fair …

Winterthur Point-to-Point (file photo)

Summer’s on the way, and so are some of your favorite events

Betsy Price Culture, Don't Miss, Featured, Headlines, Scene About Town

A few events are canceled. Some are coy. But Firefly, Point-to-Point and others say they will go on this year.