Cape Gazette

Dewey Beach springs to life

Community yard sale, chili cook off and brew fest happen on same day
Apr 18, 2014
Photo by: Chris Flood Michele Caples grew up locally, but now lives in Missouri. She was in town visiting her mom and they decided it was a beautiful morning to go to the community yard sale. Here she is rummaging through a selection of CDs.

With sunny skies and temperatures reaching 70 degrees April 12, the weather couldn't have been better for Dewey Beach's first big day of events for the 2014 season.

Beginning with the Dewey Business Partnership's Treasure Fest Community Yard Sale in the morning, ending with Gary's Dewey Beach Grill Brew Fest in the evening, and having the Rusty Rudder Chili Cook-Off sandwiched in between, the small beach town was full of activity all day.


Cindy Wolfe of Lewes decides whether or not this basket will be joining the large plate as part of the bounty from the Treasure Fest. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Vinny Margherita of Middletown searches through a pile of T-shirts. There were more than 30 vendors at the community yard sale held in the parking lot of the Rusty Rudder this year. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Rob Weymouth of Rehoboth Beach checks over the condition of a 1962 Fender Stratocaster. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Bryan Wallace from TRÖEGS Brewing Company of Hershey, Pa., talks shop with Joe Touchton of Gumboro. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Jake Callard of Lewes and Jon Sipes, representing New Belgium Brewing, discuss the finer points of beer making during the brew fest at Gary's Dewey Beach Grill. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Joe Wobeter, left, of Milton and Matt Hill of Richmond, Va., taste the chili from the Rusty Rudder. Nearly 30 participants entered this year's Rusty Rudder Chili Cook-Off. The judges' first place restaurant was Delaware Distilling Company, while Nicola took second place. The judges first place individual was Dennis Neason from Triple A Chili. People's Choice and Best Decorated Table both went to Ocean View resident Lisa Abel. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Brandon Halverson from Irish Eyes hands a chili sample to Drew Fisher of Washington D.C. The outdoor patio area of the Rusty Rudder was packed with people enjoying the beautiful spring day. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
The band Big Hat, No Cattle kept the chili cook off lively with its music. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
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