Georgetown, Delaware is located at the heart of Sussex County. It is the County Seat where individuals and businesses from across southern Delaware meet for work and play. Many enjoy calling Georgetown home because of our central location and beautiful scenery. Georgetown has easy access to ocean beaches, accessible airport with charter services, and unique shops, including craft barns and antique shops. Just a few reasons why people love to call Georgetown home.
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Top Events and Attractions
Return Day - A unique-to-Delaware State Holiday and celebration held two days after each November election when voters gather at the Circle in the charming and historic county seat of Georgetown to hear the Town Crier announce election results. The gathering, attended by local and state politicians and officials as well as voters includes a party complete with top hats, a colorful parade with floats and bands, and winning and losing candidates riding side-by-side in horse drawn carriages and antique cars. There’s also a Mayors’ Hatchet Toss pitting local mayors against each other, entertainment, vendors, local brews, and an ox roast at an open pit barbecue outside the County Courthouse. Most importantly, of course, the day features the ceremonial Burying of the Hatchet to celebrate the official end of the campaign season.
Marvel Museum - Antique carriage museum. There are many historic buildings on the museum grounds such as the Ellis School, a one room school house built in 1833. There are two large barns on the grounds which house carriages from Mr. Nutter Marvel's collection. Among these carriages are the Queen's carriage, the Disney carriage, a peddlers wagon and an 1800's era horse drawn hearse carriage. There are many treasures to be seen here such as the beautiful collection of victrolas, ephemera, photographs, telephones, furniture and many more items related to Georgetown history.
The Circle - Beautiful, historic circle in the center of downtown Georgetown with park and fountain and views of this charming town.
Wings & Wheels - October festival. Wings & Wheels features a “fly in” of WWII-era and other vintage aircraft, a huge classic car show, all-day live entertainment, and various craft & food vendors. The festival also includes WWII encampments & re-enactors, and a special “living history” program that honors Sussex County WWII veterans. The event includes an Aviation Education Expo on Friday morning and a highly entertaining WWII-era Dinner & Camp Show on Friday evening. The festival takes place at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown and is fast becoming one of the premier events in Southern Delaware.
Festival Hispano - September. Festival Hispano is a decades-old annual event and street fair held to bring the diverse cultures of Delaware together. Dancing, food, music.
Georgetown Art Crawl & Farmer and the Foodie - September. This is a rural Arts event that features artists & artisans, and area art leagues & art guilds from throughout our region, as well as farmers & foodies from the local area.