Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 9/30 – 10/2


All Weekend

Aston Fall Carnival
September 28th – October 1st
Details and schedule HERE

St Eugene Parish Carnival
200 S Oak Ave, Primos, PA
Tuesday Sept 27 through Saturday Oct 1
Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri -6:00pm-10:00pm and Saturday 4:00pm-10:00pm.
Rides, food and games for all ages.
Details HERE

Harvest Hayride at Araspaha Farms
Sept 12th – Nov 1st
Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Arasapha Farms Haunted Hayride and Bates Motel
Details, dates, times 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 30th
Details, tickets and more info HERE

Linvilla Orchards (Pumpkinland is Open)
Details HERE

Eastern State Penitentiary – Terror Behind the Walls
September 16th – November 5th
Details and ticket info HERE

The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood
at Media Theater
Weekends, September 24th – Nov 6th
Details and ticket info HERE

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. at Walnut Street Theater
September 24th – October 2nd
Details and ticket info HERE

FREE Yoga on the Waterfront
at Race Street Pier in Philadelphia
April 2nd – October 30th
Details and schedules HERE

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

Longwood Gardens
Nightscape – now through October 29th
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Sesame Place – Halloween Spooktacular
September 24th – October 30th
Details HERE

Diggerland – Diggerfest
100 Pinedge Dr, West Berlin, NJ
DiggerFest starts Saturday, September 24th.
Every Saturday and Sunday in October your full-day admission ticket gets you access to all of the rides and attractions at Diggerland USA but also includes these additional features:
•Diggerland’s Hay Ride
•Pick-your-own Pumpkins at our Pumpkin Patch (for children 12 and under)
•Pumpkin Launching! (purchase of pumpkins to launch is additional)
•Halloween Weekend Costume Contests (for children in costume)

Details and schedule HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details and pricing HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Adventure Aquarium
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
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
See my review and more info HERE

Friday September 30, 2016

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE. Take note that some (not all) programs require registration. Details can be found under each event on the calendar.

Kids on the Move!
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
at Marple Public Library
Young children will enjoy a continuous, action-packed fitness class with a focus on motor skills, coordination, and endurance with Ms. Kelly, a trained and certified instructor at Marple Sports Arena!  Ages 3-5. Registration required by phone or in person.
Details HERE

Friday Flicks
12 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
A Wii, WiiU, and Game Cube are available with games, but feel free to bring your own portable device or game to play.
Free and open to students entering grades 6-12. No registration is required.
Details HERE

Freedom Fridays
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Video games, board games, and more
Details HERE

Friday Crafts at Ridley Township Library
3:30 PM – 4 :30 PM
ages 3-10
Registration required
Details HERE

Construction Fridays
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at Darby Free Library
Kids can use their imaginations to build interesting projects.
Details HERE

Afternoon Movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – PG13
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
For kids grades 6-12
Details HERE

Movie Under the Stars in Glenolden – Zootopia
7:30 PM – 10 PM
This event is sponsored by RCN and McCausland Garrity Marchesani Funeral Home. The friendly staff of the funeral home will be giving out free popcorn, water and glowsticks while supplies lasts.
Glenolden Historical Commission will be selling additional concession.
Bring blanks or yard chairs, bugspray, friends and family. This is a family-friendly event opened to the public!
Details HERE

Saturday October 1, 2016

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday –  October 1st & 2nd
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!

Swiss Farms Grand Reopening at the Swarthmore Store – 730 S Chester Rd, Swarthmore
Saturday & Sunday
FREE Coffee, Free samples, 2 for $1 Pint
Details HERE

Flea Market and Craft Fair at Elmwood Park Zoo
8:30 AM – 2 PM
Details HERE

Home Depot Kids Workshop –Fire Truck
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
Details HERE

Lansdowne Farmers Market
9 AM – 1 PM
Every Saturday through October 31st
Details, vendor schedule and more HERE

Outgrown Kids Clothing Sale
9 AM – 1:30 PM (Half off sale from 12:30-1:30 and $3 bag sale from 2:45-3:00pm)
located in the Community Center behind Faith Community Church: 3515 Edgmont Ave, Brookhaven
Details HERE

Philly Fall Nature Fest and River Days
9 AM – 3 PM
at John Heinz Wildlife Refuge
Celebrate the Refuge through exhibits, crafts, trolley tours, hands-on activities, walks, a photo contest, and so much more!
Details HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market
121 Park Avenue in Central Park directly next to Swarthmore Borough Hall.
Saturdays 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
May 14th – December 3rd

Social Needleworking
10 AM
at Lansdowne Library
Knitting and good company!
Details HERE

Kids Club – Sprout Mashup Masks
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
10 AM – 12 PM
$2 per child
Ages 3 and up
Includes supplies
Each session is 30 minutes
Details and registration info HERE

Community Fair and Fall Festival
10 AM – 2 PM
at Heuser Park, 562 W Beidler Rd, King of Prussia
Food, Music, Fall Fun For Families, Community clubs and organizations, wagon rides, pony rides, crafters, clowns, juggler, bouncy house, raffles
Details HERE

Book Sale at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
10 AM – 3 PM
Details HERE

Newlin Grist Mill Fall Harvest Festival
10 AM – 4 PM
Rain or Shine!
Free admission. Parking: $5 per car
Details HERE

Grand Opening of the Delaware History Museum and the New Center for African American Heritage
10 AM – 4 PM
at 504 North Market Street, Wilmington DE
The day will include family-friendly fun, tours of the new museum, performances, food trucks, music, and much more!
Details HERE

Miss Jackie’s Weekly Weekend StoryTime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
10:30 AM
Details HERE

Free Saturday Public Boating
Every Saturday from 11am – 3pm, the public can explore the Schuylkill River by rowboat or kayak from the Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse
Details HERE

Pumpkin Palooza at Garden State Discovery Museum and Springdale Farms
11 AM – 3 PM
The Garden State Discovery Museum  is teaming up with Springdale Farms for their annual Pumpkin Palooza! There will be fun activities at both locations including: pony rides courtesy of Okey Doke Ranch, a moon bounce provided by My Gym and JDogs, fall crafts, Farmer Tom’s hayride, a corn maze and paint-a-pumpkin. Pick up your admission bracelet at either location for a weekend of fall fun!
Pick up your all-day pass at either location for $20. Garden State Discovery Museum Members! Get your discounted $15 pass only at the museum.
Details HERE

Glenolden’s 7th Annual Community Day
11:30 AM – 5 PM
at Glenolden Park
community day is free to the public with the option to purchase goods from our numerous vendors.
This is a family-friendly event with entertainment for all ages.
Rides, Live Music, Games, Contest, Prizes, Beer Garden, Food Vendors, Crafters and MORE!
*Rain dates: 10/2, 10/8*

Details HERE and HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Grand Opening of TopLumber Baseball & Softball Academy
1 PM – 5 PM
at 101 Pine St, Holmes PA (Ridley Business Center)
Ribbon Cutting, Food, Giveaways and More!
Details HERE

Brandywine Learning Center’s Wizard Program
6 PM – 6:45 PM
at Newtown Public Library
For ages 6 – 13
Sorting ceremony, wand selection & much more magical fun!
Details HERE

Sunday October 2, 2016

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – October 1st & 2nd
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!

36th Annual Media Food & Crafts Festival
9 AM – 5 PM
on State Street in Media
Rain Date: Oct. 9th
Details HERE

Brandywine River Museum presents PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families
11 AM – 2 PM
Details HERE

Springfield Family Day aka Springfield Rocks!
11 AM – 4 PM
on Saxer Ave in Springfield
A fun day of food, live music, craft vendors and kid’s events! The library will be open hosting “Makin Music” for the little tykes at noon. The main stage (at the bottom of the sled hill) will host Tommy Curtis Jr at 1pm and a Monkees tribute band at 2pm. There will also be pony rides, bounce houses, a rock wall, face painting and other fun events to enjoy on a beautiful Sunday afternoon with your family and neighbors.
Details HERE

Swiss Farms Grand Reopening at the Swarthmore Store – 730 S Chester Rd, Swarthmore
Saturday & Sunday
FREE Coffee, Free samples, 2 for $1 Pints
Moonbounce & Cookout 12 PM to 4 PM on SUNDAY
Details HERE

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

Upcoming Delaware County PA 2016 Fall and Winter Kid Consignment Sales HERE

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