Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 10/14 – 10/16

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All Weekend

Delaware County Fair hosted by the Glen Riddle Rotary Club
at Aston Township Fire Department, 2900 W Dutton Mill Rd, Aston PA
Thursday 10/13: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Special Needs Children Night. All children with special needs ride free. Please visit the Rotary Club table for more information.
Friday 10/14: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Family Night
Saturday 10/15: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday 10/16: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All proceeds from the event benefit the Glen Riddle Rotary Club
Details HERE

Marple Township Community Festival
Friday October 14th – Sunday October 16th
at Veterans Memorial Park, Lawrence Rd, Broomall PA
This year at the festival there will be a petting zoo, amusements, delicious food stands, unique vendors, local talent and so much more!
Ride Bracelet Special available both Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm for only $20! The Ride Bracelet includes Unlimited Kiddie Train, Swings, Spider Climb and Bounce Zone, 2 zip line rides, 1 rock climb, and 2 minute bungee jump
Details HERE

Minefaire – A Minecraft Fan Experience
Saturday October 15th and Sunday October 16th
at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks
Details, tickets and schedule info HERE

Medieval Time Line Event at Colonial Plantation Pennsylvania
Saturday October 15th and Sunday October 16th
Details HERE

Pumpkin Days at Tyler Arboretum
Saturday October 15th and Sunday October 16th
Stilt walker, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Birds of prey, (Sat only, 1 – 2 p.m.) | Face painters
Photo booth with silly props 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Balloon sculptor 1 – 5 p.m.
Kids crafts and games | Scarecrow making | Family-friendly music | Hayrides
Pumpkin racing | Pumpkin patch | Members only dining area in the barn loft
Bounce House & obstacle course | Fab fall color | Goats in the meadows
Assorted food trucks
Details HERE

Boo at the Zoo at Elmwood Park Zoo
Weekends October 8th through 30th from 12 PM – 3 PM
Boo at the Zoo features live entertainment, costume contests, costume parades, trick-or-treat stations with candy, prizes, crafts and educational pieces, and so much more!
Details and ticket info 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 and Hayrides are Open)
Details HERE

West Chester Railroad Great Pumpkin Express
Sat & Sun Oct 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
12PM & 2PM
Details and ticket info HERE

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

Diggerland – Diggerfest
100 Pinedge Dr, West Berlin, NJ
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

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

Knoebels Hallo-Fun
6 PM – 10 PM
Select Weekends in October
Visitors can experience tasty treats, thrilling games, freaktastic attractions and, of course, a selection of Knoebels’ hallo-riffic rides. We have gentle haunts, scary attractions and treats to suit everyone’s taste. There are even special treat stops for children 12 and under in costume!
Details and ticket info HERE

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Dorney Park
Saturdays & Sundays from September 17-October 30
Halloween activites are from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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

Harriett’s Halloween Candy
at the Players Club of Swarthmore
Saturday October 15th & 22nd at 5 PM
and Sunday October 16th & 23rd at 11 AM
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

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

The Franklin Institute
Details and pricing HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE

Arctic Adventure and Rainforest Explorers at Delaware Museum of Natural History
Saturday October 15th – January 15th, 2017
Arctic Adventure and Rainforest Explorers is an interactive exhibit focusing on the habitats of two iconic animals — polar bears and tree frogs — and how climate change affects them. Visitors can take on the role of field scientists to investigate the shrinking populations of polar bears, learn how to gather weather station data, visit an Amazon rainforest field research tent, and identify a variety of tree frogs.
Details, ticket info and more 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 October 14, 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

Pizza & Movie Night – Hotel Transylvania 2
5 PM – 7:30 PM
The library will be dishing out FREE pizza & water while families watch the movie, then afterwards we will make a craft relating to the film.
Registration is required so Mr. Jason can order enough pizza. Feel free to bring a snack/beverage to share with the group to help spread out the pizza & save the library some $$$.
Details HERE

Friday Film – Concussion -PG-13
6:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Registration is required. Only adults may register for this program.
Details HERE

Jazz Café
7:30 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Come unwind from a busy week to the sounds of the Alice Marie Jazz Trio.   Enjoy this trio’s repertoire of jazz and jazz-fusion classics.
Light snacks will be served or bring your own snacks! 
BYOW (wine only, no beer or liquor please)
Jazz Café is free and open to the public.
Details HERE

Saturday October 15, 2016

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

Pumpkinfest, Bake Sale and Yard Sale
9 AM – 1 PM
at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Secane
Pumpkin Decorating, bake sale, food and fellowship with the community. 
Details HERE

Craft Fair
9 AM – 3 PM
at Holy Cross Parish Hall, Bishop Ave & Springfield Rd, Springfield
60+ vendors
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

Ridley School District Homecoming Parade
10 AM
to Ridley High School
A Parade featuring various RSD athletic teams and organizations. Each class and township will have a float entered in the parade.
Details HERE

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

Saturday Block Party
10 AM – 11:30 AM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Ages 2-8 with adult
Join us for building exporation and creative imaginative fun.
Books and other toys will be featured to enhance the experience.
No registration needed

Details HERE

Kids Club – Sugar Skull Mask
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

Tinicum Township Community Day/Health Fair/ Flea Market/ 5 K
10 AM – 2 PM
at Governor Printz State Park
Health Care Providers with answers to your questions
Police and Fire Company Dem
YMCA Family Zumba @ 1:00
Halloween Parade (See flier above for info.)
200 Free Flu Shots**
**Flu shots available 10:00-1:00 w/Proof of Tinicum Residency
Live Entertainment / Moon Bounce / Lawn Games
Many of your favorite food vendors from our Farm Market
will be there as well!

Details HERE

International Archaeology Day at Newlin Grist Mill
10 AM – 3 PM
Details HERE

Harvest Festival at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia
Enjoy hay rides, arts and crafts, live music, and of course, delicious food!  This year’s offerings from a dozen Market merchants include a beer garden, turkey legs, grilled pork ribs, pumpkin humus, pulled pork, candy apples, harvest cookies, jewelry and crafts, skincare and lip balm, and much much more.
Admission and activities are free; food is available for purchase.
Details HERE

Media-UP Library Fall Book Sale
10 AM – 5 PM
at the Media Municipal Center, 4th and Jackson Street
Details HERE

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

Russian Story Time
11 AM – 12 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Birth – 3 years with an adult
“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 & phrases!”
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

Celebrate International Archaeology Day at the Penn Museum
11 AM – 4 PM
Details and schedule HERE

Philly’s Cheesesteak and Food Fest 2016
11 AM – 5 PM
at Citizen’s Bank Park
Details and ticket info HERE

Harvest Fair and Open House at Goshen Friends School
12 PM – 3 PM
814 N Chester Rd, West Chester PA
Enjoy fun activities for kids of all ages, with music, magic, face-painting, pony rides and much more! Food and beverages are provided. Everything is FREE and open to the community!
Tours of our preschool and lower school will be available every half-hour.
New families – please register for the event at this link:

Details HERE

Tech Fest DCTS
12 PM – 3:30 PM
at Springfield Mall
An interactive career and technical education exploration event for Delaware County families and students of all ages
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

LEGO Builders: Haunted Houses
1 PM – 2 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Details HERE

Monster Bash
1 PM – 2 PM
at Upper Darby Primos Branch
Play monster themed games, make trick or treat lanterns, eat smores.
For Grades 6 – 12.
Registration is required
Details HERE

Teen Anime & Art Making
1 PM – 2:30 PM
at Media-UP Free Library
Details HERE

6 PM – 10 PM
at Swarthmore Co-op
Details and ticket info HERE

Sunday October 16, 2016

Milmont Fire Company Fall Fest Flea Market & Vendors
8 AM – 3 PM
Details HERE

Philadelphia Baby & Family Expo
11 AM – 3:30 PM
at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia
Details HERE

LEGO Free Play
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
at Media-UP Free Library
Use our LEGOs and DUPLOs and let your imagination run wild! Use one of our challenge ideas if you like. No registration. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Details HERE

Paws for Reading
2 PM – 3 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Paws for Reading is a wonderful opportunity for kids to connect with dogs through reading or taking a picure walk through a book together.  Each student of age 5 and up has an individual interaction with one of our calm and friendly dogs
Registration required
Details HERE

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

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

Looking for some Delaware County Area Indoor Fun? Check out our awesome comprehensive list HERE



  1. What a great round-up!! There is so much going om this weekend – love it!!

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