SoDel Fest to feature wine, food and music this fall in Millsboro

The stage is set for an event benefitting Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth. Presented by Schell Brothers, SoDel Fest, a celebration of wine, food and music will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Independence Hall & Grounds, 23767 Samuel Adams Circle, in Millsboro.

Billed as the “hippest food, wine and music event on DelMarVa” and hosted by former Bad Company bassist and now food, wine and music aficionado Paul Cullen, the event promises an afternoon of fun featuring samplings and demos by renowned chefs and foodies, a food truck gathering, wine pairings, local beer tastings, and a musical line-up of locally and nationally recognized talent.

Fest-goers will sample cuisine from restaurants including Abbott’s Grille, Bluecoast Seafood Grill, Cultured Pearl, Grandpa Macs, J.D. Shuckers, Lupo Di Mare, Michy’s Relaxed Dining, Nage, Palate, Touch of Italy and more.

Those attending can enjoy cooking and food demos by the Food Channel’s “Singing Chef,” Neil Fuentes; James Beard-nominated chef Hari Cameron; Lion Gardner executive chef from Blue Moon; Ronnie Burkle, corporate chef, SoDel Concepts; and Bill Wilson, Touch of Italy’s “Cheese Wizard.”

Festival-goers can rock out to music provided by Lower Case Blues, Vinyl Shockley, Bryan Russo, and Bruce Anthony, with a special appearance of Erin Dickins from Manhattan Transfer.

General admission tickets start at $75 per person, with a variety of upgrades available. For more information, visit

Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth provides meals to citizens of eastern Sussex County in Lewes, Rehoboth and Harbeson. The organization delivers more than 100,000 meals annually using volunteer drivers enabling “homebound residents to retain their independence, one meal at a time.” To learn more, visit

Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. The strategy to eradicate polio is therefore based on preventing infection by immunizing every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is financed by a wide range of public and private donors, including local Rotary International. To learn more, visit: