Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 9/29 – 10/1

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Looking for some Greater Philadelphia area DAY TRIP ideas? Check out this full list HERE for some inspiration!

St. Eugene’s Carnival 
Sept 26th – Sept 30th
200 Oak Ave, Primos PA
Tuesday – Friday 6 PM – 10 PM
Saturday 4 PM – 10 PM
Details HERE

Aston Twp. Fire Dept. Fall Carnival
September 27th – September 30th
2900 W. Dutton Mill Rd, Aston
Details HERE

Honk! Jr.
at Walnut Street Theater
September 23 – October 8, 2017
Details and ticket info HERE

Sesame Place – Halloween Spooktacular
Select dates through October 29th
Details HERE

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Dorney Park
Saturdays & Sundays from September 16-October 29
Halloween activites are from 12 PM to 5 PM
Families and kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween activities presented by the PEANUTS characters like pumpkin painting and mask making, a Petting Zoo with some of your children’s favorite farm animals and so much more- all included with your admission to Dorney Park this fall!
Details and ticket info HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Harvest Hayride
1835 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills PA
September 23 – October 29
Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM – 5 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Arasapha Farms Haunted Hayride and Bates Motel 
September 22 – October 31
Details, hours and ticket info HERE

Hurricane Hill Farm Corn Maze
(and Other Family Friendly Fall Fun on the Farm)
704 E. Reeceville Road, West Brandywine Township, Coatesville, PA
September 16 – November 5
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Shady Brook Farm HorrorFest
931 Stony Hill Rd, Morrisville
HorrorFest features four thrilling attractions: the Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, Alien 3-D Encounter, and Carnage.
Weekends through October 29th
Details, tickets and more info HERE

Eastern State Penitentiary – Terror Behind the Walls
Open through November 11th
Details and ticket info HERE

Lansdowne Landing
7 AM – 10 PM
30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA
What is The Landing?
Inspired by awesome outdoor gathering places like Philadelphia’s own The Porch or Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Lansdowne Landing is a fun, festive spot that’s open from 7am to 10pm.
Visit www.lansdownelanding.com for a full schedule of events, updated regularly, so check by often for fun from family-friendly fun to live music to food trucks and more!
Details HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

LEGO® Ninjago™ Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Sept 23 – Oct 1 (4 upcoming times)
Activities Include:
• Giveaways througout the weekend
• Shark Army invasion in MINILAND Philadelphia with themed scavenger hunt
• Special mystery ninja build in our Creative Workshop
• Ninja activity station in the NINJAGO Training Camp
• Special challenges in the Build Challenge Arena
• NINJAGO minifigure trading
• Great photo-ops and more!
Entry is subject to availability.  Pre-purchasing tickets to guarantee entry is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details HERE
PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY GENERAL ADMISSION HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
Details and Ticket Info HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Field Station Dinosaurs
40 Fort Lee Road Leonia, NJ
Details HERE

Longwood Gardens
Details HERE

The Crayola Experience
Easton, PA
Details HERE
Purchase discount tickets HERE and get $4 off admission price (Regular Price: $19.99 Your Price: $15.99)

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Diggerland
Details HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
Details HERE

Riverwalk Mini Golf
550 Justison St, Wilmington, DE
Details HERE

Studio Movie Grill Upper Darby
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy seats and more!
Details HERE

AMC Dine In Movie Theater – Painters Crossing – West Chester
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy reclining seats and more!
** Best to purchase tickets online through amctheaters.com
See my review and more info HERE

Dutch Wonderland
Details HERE

Knoebels
Details HERE

Dorney Park
Details HERE

Sesame Place
Details HERE

Great Adventure
Details HERE

Friday September 29 , 2017

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE.

FREE Coffee at Wawa
Celebrate #NationalCoffeeDay on 9/29 – enjoy a FREE Any Size Coffee at any Wawa location!
Details HERE

National Coffee Day at Dunkin Donuts
In honor of the day, get a FREE Medium Hot Coffee when you purchase a Medium or Larger Hot Coffee on 9/29. ☕️
At participating Dunkin’ Donuts nationwide.
Details HERE

Bored? Got Board Games!
3:45 PM – 4:55 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Join us for Friday afternoon board games with a quick snack at 3:45 followed by stratagizing and fun as we play old favorites like Catan and Ticket to Ride, as well as the latest new games taught here at the library by our friends from Showcase Comics.  We meet September 29th, October 20th, and November 17th.  Register for one, two, or all three sessions when you visit the library or by calling ahead.
Details HERE

Marple Sports Arena Friday Night Skate 
7:30 PM -10 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE IS BACK! Bring your friends and family this Friday for a $12 all access pass! Skating, Marple Mountain and Moonbounce!
Details HERE

Saturday, September 30 , 2017

Wanderlust 108 Philadelphia 2017
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
The Navy Yard – Marine Parade Grounds, 4747 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Wanderlust 108—The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon is an all out celebration of healthy living in your favorite local park. 
This day is all about community, bringing together a 5K run/walk, an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation. Following the triathlon, you can choose your own mindful adventure by partaking in one scheduled activity, grabbing a healthy, organic lunch, stopping by Wanderlust’s True North Cafe. From DJs on the main stage to lawn activities like hooping, and acroyoga, to local and craft vendors, there’s plenty to do when you’re not on your mat. Nationally recognized teachers, speakers and musical talent are featured at each event to make for a fun-filled day.
For every 108 registration purchased, Wanderlust will donate $1.08 to No Kid Hungry to help feed healthy meals to kids in need. 
More info ==> wanderlust.com/108-events/philadelphia
Details HERE

Rally for Rocco Bake Sale
9 AM – 1 PM
Mitchell St in Morton PA
Please come out and support the 4th annual Rally for Rocco bake sale. Our bake sale is in memory of Rocco DiGuglielmo who passed away from a rare incurable brain cancer when he was 6 yrs old. The Rally for Rocco foundation is a non-profit charity that helps raise money for local families in need of financial help while their child is battling pediatric cancer. Please bring your family out to join on Sept 30 between 9-1 and enjoy some delicious treats while supporting a great cause!
Details HERE

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday 9am-1pm
in the Amtrak Parking Lot
at the intersection of Lancaster & Bryn Mawr Avenues
Details HERE

Downingtown Farmers Market
every Saturday
in Kerr Park
from 9 AM – 1 PM
Details HERE

Lansdowne Farmers Market – Dog Day at Market on 9/30 ( Details HERE)
Every Saturday May 27 through October 28
9 AM – 1 PM
30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne
Market features an artist of the week and a musician of the week in addition to great vendors.
Details HERE

Upper Merion Farmers Market
Saturdays 9 AM – 1 PM
175 W Valley Forge Rd, King of Prussia, PA
Market Details: Located at the bottom lot behind Township Building. Free parking and bathrooms are available. The market is dog and family friendly. Vendors sell gluten-free goods, jams, produce, dairy, meats, and more! Please support our vendors and see what they have from 9am-1pm, rain or shine!
Details HERE

Book and DVD Sale at Ridley Township Public Library
9 AM – 3 PM
Friends of the Ridley Library Book and DVD Sale!  Held in Garling Hall at the Ridley Township Municipal Building and Library, 100 E Macdade Blvd, Folsom, PA 19033.  Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s and Large Print books.  DVD’s, CD’s, and Audio Books all at discount prices!  1/2 price sale on Saturday!
Details HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
May 14th through Early December
at 121 Park Avenue in Central Park directly next to Swarthmore Borough Hall
Rain or shine
Details HERE

Kids Club –  Pom Pom Pumpkin Banner
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
10 AM – 12 PM
$2 per child
Ages 3 and up
$2 per project, Supplies included
Each session is 30 minutes
Details and registration info HERE

Annual Fall Book Sale at Haverford Township Free Library
10 AM – 1 PM
Details HERE

 Bunny Rabbit Returns Storytime 
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Rock School LIVE
11 AM – 3 PM Saturday &  Sunday
at Tom & Jerry’s Sports Pub, 1006 MacDade Blvd, Folsom PA
Family Friendly
Tickets are $10 adults / $5 under 18 Years old
Details and band schedules HERE

Meet Your Favorite Pig Siblings!
11 AM – 4 PM
at Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Ethiopian Day Festival 2017
11 AM – 5 PM
4400 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
The Annual Ethiopian Day Festival returns on Saturday September 30, 2017 to celebrate the rich cultures and traditions of Ethiopia with live music, dance performances, and keynote speaker! There will be plenty of food, children games, a suprise artist that is sure to entertain and vendors to make your day.
Details HERE

Glenolden Borough Annual Community Day
Festivities start at 11:30 AM at Glenolden Park
Vendors, Music, Face painting, balloon sculptures, food trucks, rock climbing wall, mechanical shark, Batman’s Obstacle course, pony rides and more!
Details HERE

Full-Length SAT Practice Exam
12 PM – 4 PM
at Media-UP Free Library
Please bring pencils, water, a snack, and an approved calculator. To register, visit https://www.revolutionprep.com/programs/42523
Details HERE

3rd Annual South Philly Sausage Fest
12 PM – 8 PM
West Passyunk & Broad St, Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
No matter your age, no matter your skill level, join us for great lessons and games.
Details HERE

Upcycled Crafts for Teens
1 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Magazine RE-makes. Come hangout and make some crafts and recycle at the same time! Ages 12+ No registration needed.
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Great Pumpkin Event
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
1 PM – 3 PM
Cost: Buy a craft pumpkin, and the supplies to decorate it are free.
Details HERE

Curious George Party
2 PM – 3 PM
at Ardmore Library
Come enjoy a special Curious George story time and craft!
Details HERE

Pony Pie Bingo/Vendor Event
6 PM – 10 PM
at Aston Community Center
Pony Pie Bingo is our big fundraiser for Football and Cheerleading. There will be activites on the field for the kids, food cooking in the field house and a variety of small business’ and vendor all ready for you to shop with them. 
Details and vendor info HERE

Community Potluck at Lansdowne Landing
6 PM – 10 PM
Monthly potluck is back! Bring a dish to pass and, now that it’s getting dark earlier, come enjoy dinner under the new lighting at the Landing! BYOB. 
A challenge this month: Invite a neighbor or friend that you’ve never seen at the Landing before!
Details HERE

Bingo Night at Aston Library!
6:30 PM – 9 PM
Saturday September 30th from 6:30 PM  to  9:00 PM the Friends of the Aston Public Library will present Fall Bingo!  Doors open at 5:30PM.  Admission is $20.  All prizes will be in cash!  Food and refreshments will be sold as well as bingo supplies.  There will also be special raffles!  All proceeds benefit the library!  There will also be special games, food, and bingo supplies sold. 
The event will be operated by our Friends of the Library volunteers and proceeds will support the Library!
The Library is located at 3270 Concord Road in Aston.  More information about the library is at  www.astonlibrary.org
Details HERE

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Delaware County Community College Flea Market
8 AM – 3 PM
901 S. Media Line Road, Media
Details HERE

Ardmore Vintage Flea Market by Phila Flea
8 AM – 5 PM
44 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore
Rain Date Sun, 10/29
Vendors From The Tri-State Area Featuring An Array Of Vintage Merchandise Such As Antique Furniture, Collectibles, Vintage Jewelry & Clothing, Artwork, Glassware, Pottery, Primitives, Great Food and Much More!
Details and vendor info HERE

37th Annual Media Food & Crafts Festival
9 AM – 5 PM
State Street in Media
Thousands turn out each year to savor the outstanding flavors of Media and regional restaurants. Get a jump on your holiday shopping at Media’s retail boutiques and browse hand-made crafts. 
Details HERE

Blood Sweat Cheer Festival
10 AM – 2 PM
at Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association In Newtown Square, 4599 W Chester Pike, Newtown Square
Fitness, Food, & Fun!
5K, Food Vendors & Beer Garden, Kids Zone, Yoga, Blood Drive, Prizes ALL to support Veterans and the Delaware County Veterans Memorial!! What a great way to give back!!
https://www.facebook.com/bloodsweatcheerfestival/
Details HERE

Brandywine River Museum First Sunday for Families – Sarabella’s Thinking Cap
11 AM – 2 PM
Create one of a kind art projects and explore the wonders of your imagination with author and illustrator Judy Schachner as she introduces and signs her newest bookSarabella’s Thinking Cap.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Imagination- themed crafts
12:30 p.m. – Sarabella’s Thinking Cap reading and talk with Judy Schachner
1:15 p.m. – Book signing with Judy Schachner
2:30 p.m. – Ballet Performance by Academy of International Ballet
Details HERE

Rock School LIVE
11 AM – 3 PM Saturday &  Sunday
at Tom & Jerry’s Sports Pub, 1006 MacDade Blvd, Folsom PA
Family Friendly
Tickets are $10 adults / $5 under 18 Years old
Details and band schedules HERE

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Italian Festival
11 AM – 9 PM
at 1700 S 9th St, Philadelphia
Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Authentic Italian Festival features a religious procession, free musical entertainment all day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, rides and games for the kids, Italian and religious novelties, gifts baskets and raffles.
Details HERE

Snow White
12 PM (Sundays Oct 1st – Nov 5th)
at the Media Theater
Details and ticket info HERE

West Chester Railroad Fall Foliage Express
12 PM & 2 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Book and DVD Sale at Ridley Township Public Library
12 PM – 2 PM
Friends of the Ridley Library Book and DVD Sale!  Held in Garling Hall at the Ridley Township Municipal Building and Library, 100 E Macdade Blvd, Folsom, PA 19033.  Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s and Large Print books.  DVD’s, CD’s, and Audio Books all at discount prices!  Last day $1 bring your own bag sale!
Details HERE

Springfield Family Day Fall Festival
12 PM – 4 PM
at the Springfield Township Building
Games, Food, Crafts, Music, Moonbounces, Face Painting, Pony Rides, Zip Line, Knockerball and More
Details HERE

Jazz Jam at Lansdowne Landing Part 1
2PM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Makin’ Music Concert
4 PM – 4:45 PM
at Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

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