Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 10/6 – 10/8

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

Just Between Friends Lancaster Fall Kid Consignment Sale
October 5th – October 7th
at LANCO Fieldhouse, 1901 Miller Rd, East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
Details and schedule 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

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Details HERE

Fall Foliage Train Rides at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Sept 30th – Oct 29th
Details and ticket info 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

Spooky Mini Golf
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evenings – October 1st – 30th –  6 PM – 9 PM
at Franklin Square in Philadelphia
18 holes of frightening fun await only the bravest of souls! Putt your way through Spooky Mini Golf with family and friends as historic Philadelphia landmarks, including Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Liberty Bell, and many more, turn haunted with Halloween-inspired lights, music, and surprises
$9 adults, $7 children
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 – Brick-or-Treat Weekends!
October 6th – October 29th
Join the fun with a scary scavenger hunt, add your own LEGO pumpkin creation to our pumpkin patch, enjoy spooky theming throughout the Center, Halloween build challenges, giveaways and more. All included in the cost of admission! Costumes are welcome.
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 October 6, 2017

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE.
10 AM – 12 PM

FREE Pop-up Archery Range
Between 10 am and 12 pm
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
No registration or equipment required! 
Take your first shot at archery and learn a quick overview of the skills required to hit a bullseye. With safety as our priority, our USA Archery certified instructors will help you with the basics of archery. Find us near the Stone Building just across from the outdoor restrooms. Families are welcome with kids age 10 and up. No registration or equipment required!
Details HERE

Greek Food Festival Media, PA
October 5th – October 8th
at St George Orthodox Church of Media
30 E Forge Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Annual Greek Festival includes Authentic made from scratch Greek dishes and pastries along with Greek dancing, Music, Entertainment, and Fun! This year’s festival runs from October 5th- October 8th. Preview our menu here: https://www.stgeorgemediafestival.com/ 
Hours are:  FRI 11am-10pm • SAT 11am-10pm • SUN 12pm-8pm
Details HERE

Freedom Fridays 
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
We have all sorts of video games so bring your friends and have a blast!
Details HERE

Dinner & A Movie at Glenolden Park – Beetlejuice
6:30 PM – 9 PM
Unlike many other movie showing venues that use digital projectors, we will be projecting using authentic 16mm FILM for a true “outdoor drive-in nostalgia” experience. If you have never watched movies outdoors in authentic film, there is nothing else like it!!
This MOVIE event is FREE!!
We will be providing FREE popcorn to all guests throughout the evening. Other foods (listed below) will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Glenolden Historical Commission.
**** DETAILS **** 
Dinner Concession will start at 6:30pm. At 7:15pm, we’ll start projecting some fun vintage commercials, theatrical trailers, and drive-in clips before the main feature. Be sure you are here by 7:15pm so you don’t miss out on these! At 7:30pm, we will start with our National Anthem, and 2 classic technicolor Warner Bros. cartoons.
Our main feature will be the 1988 cult classic comedy, BEETLEJUICE! Running time is 89 minutes, and with the 2 cartoons, we expect to be done shortly after 9pm.
Along with FREE popcorn, we will be selling nachos & cheese, hot dogs, cotton candy, baked beans, chili, as well as a variety of sodas and bottled water.
PLEASE bring a ***COMFORTABLE*** chair, or something other for sitting (blanket, cushion) comfortable enough to sit on the park grounds. We hope to see you and your kids for this exciting night!
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

Media Arts Council Music Series featuring Jean Therapy
8 PM – 9:30 PM
609  W State St, Media, Pennsylvania
Media Arts Council Music Series on First Fridays
BYOB
Jean Therapy is an eclectic Cover Band playing an interesting fusion of Rock, Latin, Retro Pop & Blues from the 60’s & 70’s. The band celebrates the sophistication of master musicians like Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Joni Mitchell’s jazz-rock period, Sergio Mendez and other great artists of the 60’s & 70’s with their own modern interpretations of classic Fusion music. Slightly off center, yet hauntingly familiar, this unique cover band’s repertoire is fun, it’s adult and it’s unexpected.
Details HERE

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday –  October 7th & 8th
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Free Screening Mammograms at Riddle Hospital
8 AM – 12 PM
Free Screening mammograms at Riddle Hospital in Media, PA. Women must be pre-registered. Call Linda Creed Breast Cancer at 215-564-3700 or Riddle Hospital at 484-227-3010.
Details HERE

Aston Community Day 2017
** Must be an Aston Resident to attend
Details HERE and HERE

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Fire House Bank
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
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 
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

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

Haverford Township Day 
Details and Schedule of events HERE

Kids Club – Kids Club® Sprout® Character Canvas
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

Oktoberfest 2017
10 AM – 4 PM
at Folsom Fire Company
The Folsom Fire Co is hosting it’s first ever Oktoberfest!
Food Trucks!! All different types of trucks serving yummy food for sale! 
local vendors selling all kinds of items!!…
50/50’s for sale..raffles….. music. fire trucks!
also ARF will be on hand for pet adoptions! 
Conshohocken Brewing co will be on hand!
should be a great day and fun for all!!
Details HERE

Fall Harvest Festival at Newlin Grist Mill
10 AM – 4 PM
The 18th century comes alive during this annual event, with the sights, sounds, and smells of colonial America. This event features demonstrations of various historic skills and trades, including blacksmithing, open-hearth cooking, Native American skills, and much more. Listen to music by the Colonial Revelers, learn colonial dancing, and have your silhouette made. Visitors can shop in the festival’s Colonial Market for handmade goods, including cornmeal ground in the site’s 1704 grist mill. Young visitors will especially enjoy painting a pumpkin, taking a hay ride, and seeing interactive performances by Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre! The Fall Harvest Festival is a full day of fun for all ages. 
Free admission! Parking: $5.00 per car.
Details HERE

Kids Nature Walk
10:30 AM- 12 PM
at Glen Providence Park in Media
Rain date Sunday, October 8, 10:30am – 12:00 noon
Join two local science teachers for a fall nature walk in Glen Providence Park! Best for ages 5-11. Please register your nature lover so that we have enough materials for all. Led by Holly Hoffmann and Aura Lester. 
LOGISTICS:
– Free!
– Registration is required – attendance is limited to 18 children. 
– RSVP by emailing FriendsoftheGlen [AT] gmail [DOT] com.
– Meet at the main entrance (top of the sledding hill), 550 W. State St., Media.
– Approximate length: 1.5 hours.
– Be prepared for hilly terrain – wear sturdy shoes!
– If the weather is questionable, we will post on our website and facebook by 9:30am on Saturday whether we will use the Sunday rain date.
Details HERE

The Poky Little Puppy Storytime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Pumpkin Pawlooza
11 AM – 4 PM
Join the Garden State Discovery Museum & Paws Discovery Farm for Pumpkin Pawlooza! Get your two day pass to enjoy both locations. Your two day admission pass includes the following. We will have a puppy patrol meet & greet, fall crafts, pony rides, moon bounce, decorate –a – pumpkin, hayride, petting zoo, an obstacle course at Paws from 12:00pm – 3:00pm provided by Kid Fit and more.
Details HERE

Greek Food Festival Media, PA
October 5th – October 8th
at St George Orthodox Church of Media
30 E Forge Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Annual Greek Festival includes Authentic made from scratch Greek dishes and pastries along with Greek dancing, Music, Entertainment, and Fun! This year’s festival runs from October 5th- October 8th. Preview our menu here: https://www.stgeorgemediafestival.com/ 
Hours are:  FRI 11am-10pm • SAT 11am-10pm • SUN 12pm-8pm
Details HERE

Doughnuts with Dads (and others!)
11 – 11:45 AM
at Marple Public Library
Children and their dads are invited to join us for stories, crafts, and donuts! Start off your Saturday by enjoying a leisurely morning at the library. This program is open to any child and their caregiver. Donuts and coffee will be provided. 
Open to all ages!
No registration required!
Details HERE

Russian Story Time
11 AM – 12 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner.
Learn, move and play along as we read old favorite and modern Russian children fairy tales, poems and rhymes. Join us at the Middletown Free Library for fun reading activities, meet friends and practice Russian. This is a lively language enrichment story time for babies and toddlers, but ALL ages are welcome to come and learn some Russian words
Details HERE

The LEGO Batman Movie
12 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
LEGO fans!  Batman fans!  You won’t want to miss this clever, creative, and funny action-packed adventure known as The LEGO Batman Movie.  Movie begins at 12 noon! Following the film, we will have a giant LEGO build from 1:45 until 2:45.  Get inspired!
Details 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

I Want My Mummy!
1 PM – 2 PM
at the Tinicum Township Administration Building, 629 N. Governor Printz Blvd, Essington (directly behind the library.)
Presented by Stephen “Dr. Steve” Phillips, Ph.D  of the University of PA Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  You’ll experience a fascinating behind the scenes look at archaeological excavations at the Great Pyramids in Egypt.  Dr. Steve explores the world of ancient Egyptian mummies and their continued influence on modern life. Program most appropriate for audiences middle school age and up.  Registration strongly encouraged.
Details and registration info HERE

Geek Day, Vampires
1 PM – 2:30 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Do you love vampires? Today we will explore all things surrounding these fascinating creatures of the night. Join us for crafts, food, legends, and games.
This program is free and open to those in grades 6-12.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

MAKEbreak – Pumpkin Slime
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
1 PM – 3 PM
Cost: All supplies will be provided, including premade slime.
Details HERE

PAWS for Reading 
2 PM – 3 PM
at Middletown Free Library
“PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in schools, libraries, or other settings where they can feel comfortable and confident — and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.”
Recommended ages 5 and up
Readers are limited to 10 minutes of reading aloud to a pet, but can read on their own or color while waiting. Register to reserve a spot for your young reader using his/her name. Click on the date you’d like to attend and fill out the form for your child. Click “Add Guest” to add spot(s) for siblings. 
The 10-minute time slots will be done on a first come, first to sign up on site at the library on the day of the visit.
If you register but do not show-up without notice, you will forfeit any future sign-ups for this program.
Those on our wait list are welcome to come and take any open space that may happen from no-shows.
Details and registration info HERE

LEGO Make & Take featuring LEGO NINJAGO
at Barnes & Noble in Broomall PA
4 PM
Join us to celebrate the new movie and build a LEGO NINJAGO Movie Green Dragon Mini Model to take home with you. While supplies last.
Details HERE

Upper Darby Salute to Veterans! Oldies Night
7 PM – 10 PM
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
Details and ticket info HERE

Saturday Night at the Movies: Ghostbusters
7 PM – 11 PM
at Franklin Square in Philadelphia
Bring a blanket and join us on the Great Lawn on Saturday, October 7th from 7 pm – 11 pm (movie begins at sundown).
Movie admission is FREE.
Tickets are required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel. 
Details HERE

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday –  October 7th & 8th
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US!
Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

5th Annual Walk & Kindness Day
9 AM – 1 PM
at Interboro High School
Details HERE

Ridley Township Fire Prevention Event
10 AM – 1 PM
at the Home Depot in Folsom PA
The Township Fire Companies will be hosting a joint Fire Prevention Event at the Home Depot in Folsom. 
There will be apparatus displayed along with fire prevention information available. 
As part of ongoing recruitment activities, members of the 6 companies will be available to answer questions about membership.
Details HERE

Pumpkin Pawlooza
11 AM – 4 PM
Join the Garden State Discovery Museum & Paws Discovery Farm for Pumpkin Pawlooza! Get your two day pass to enjoy both locations. Your two day admission pass includes the following. We will have a puppy patrol meet & greet, fall crafts, pony rides, moon bounce, decorate –a – pumpkin, hayride, petting zoo, an obstacle course at Paws from 12:00pm – 3:00pm provided by Kid Fit and more.
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

Greek Food Festival Media, PA
October 5th – October 8th
at St George Orthodox Church of Media
30 E Forge Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Annual Greek Festival includes Authentic made from scratch Greek dishes and pastries along with Greek dancing, Music, Entertainment, and Fun! This year’s festival runs from October 5th- October 8th. Preview our menu here: https://www.stgeorgemediafestival.com/ 
Hours are:  FRI 11am-10pm • SAT 11am-10pm • SUN 12pm-8pm
Details HERE

MAKEbreak – Great Pumpkin Event
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
1 PM – 3 PM
Cost: Buy a 9″ Ashland craft pumpkin for $7, and the supplies to decorate it are free.
Details HERE

Toy Sale
1 PM – 4 PM
at Middletown Free Library
The library has a surplus of lightly used to new toys, and is in need of some money to afford programs & books for the remainder of the year. Come show your support by helping Mr. Jason clean out some space in the library and donate to the library. Suggested prices are anywhere from $1-$5 per toy, and feel free to bring some lightly used-new toys that we can sell the day of.
Details HERE

Family Fun Safety Day

1 PM – 4 PM
at Bon Air Fire Company in Havertown
Games, Moon Bounce, Live Demonstrations, Sparky the Fire Dog, Family Safety Tips, Refreshments & Snacks
Details HERE

8th Annual Ridley Park Fall Festival & Car Show
1 PM – 6 PM
Come and enjoy a day of music, crafts, food and fun in Ridley Park. The Friends of the Library will have a free show, Segal Puppets, appearing at the Ridley Park Firehouse at 2:30 PM.
Details HERE and HERE

PAWS for Reading
2 PM – 3 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Read to a PAWS therapy dog 5 times in one year and earn a special T-shirt!  Furness Library will be hosting onTuesdays, October 10th, November 14th, and December 5th from 4:30 until 5:30, as well as Sundays, October 8th and December 3rd from 2 until 3 p.m.
Students age 5 and up may be signed up for as many as 3 of the 5 sessions in this series.  Call or stop in  starting September 5th.  Please share your child’s first and last name, age, and a good contact number for you. 
Details HERE

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