The 24th Boast the Coast of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce will take place on October 5 in Lewes, specifically on the Lewes campus of the University of Delaware, 700 Pilottown Road. It features Lewes' nautical heritage and offers activities that complement the annual Coast Day event at the University of Delaware.

There are several free activities related to Boast the Coast, which take place from 11:00 to 14:00. 1812 Park next to the City Dock on the canal. Kids' activities include free watermarking and balloon art by Chuckles the Clown. Free first-class decking of the R & V, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife's 65-foot research vessel, will also be held at the City Dock from 11pm to 2pm. During these hours, the park offers a tasting of seafood at individually priced prices.

The Lewes Historical Society is again partnering with the Chamber and Cape Water Tours for a special one-day tour. The Cape Water Tours Discovery ship offers two one-hour cruises at 11:00 and 12:30. The tours start at the dock of Cape Water Tours, 213 Anglers Road, Lewes. A leader of the Lewes Historical Society aboard the Discovery will cruise south along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal on rarely-explored routes determined by historical stories and traditions. Tickets cost $ 10; For reservations and more visit or call 644-7334.

The annual three-day Lewes Merchants Fall Road Sale takes place from 10pm to 5pm. 4th, 5th and 6th of October. The craft exhibition of the Lewes Historical Society is open from 10am to 4pm. 110 Shipcarpenter St. Admission for children under 12 years old is US $ 5. The Lewes History Museum is open from 10:00 to 16:00. The Cannonball House at 118 Front St. is open from 12:00 to 16:00. Both will be open with exhibits exhibited free of charge and donations accepted. The Lightship Overfalls at Canalfront Park are open from 11am to 2pm for free tours. Oct 5

Other events related to Boast the Coast Day include the historic Lewes Farmers Market, which is open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Shields Elementary School car park at 910 Shields Ave. the maritime program at the Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway; the carnival in the Lewes Library with old-fashioned games with prizes, a balloon artist, first responders and performances from 10pm to 2pm. at 111 Adams Ave; and the Cape Artists & # 39; Open House from 10am to 5pm. at their Third Street Gallery, 520 E. Savannah Road, with light refreshments and the opening reception of the Peninsula Galley, "The Figure", featuring Haley Manchon, Syd McGinley and Beth Trepper.

For more information, visit or call 645-8073 or 877-465-3937.