Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 10/12 – 10/14

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Minefaire, A MINECRAFT Fan Experience
October 13th & 14th
at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Ave Oaks PA
Minecraft players and their families unite at Minefaire to meet their favorite YouTube creators, compete in tournaments and build battles, participate in the famed costume contest, witness live stage shows, learn from Official Minecraft Education Global Mentors, shop at the World’s Largest Official Minecraft Merch Store for event exclusives, and more!
Children 2 and under are free.
Tickets required
Details and ticket info HERE

14th Annual St. Dorothy Oktoberfest Fair
October 9th – October 13th
1225 Burmont Rd, Drexel Hill PA
Join for carnival rides, raffles, games and pumpkin painting! Food court features burgers, chicken fingers, pizza and more each night along with specials: Chili Tuesday, Hanrahans Irish Pub Shepard Pies and Chick-Fil-A Wednesday, Sausage & Peppers Thursday, Poppi’s Cafe Meatball Sandwiches Friday and John Serock Catering Pulled Pork Sandwiches Saturday. 
Details and times HERE

Seussical 
at The Players Club of Swarthmore
Oct. 5 – Oct. 14
Details and ticket info HERE

Cherry Street Pier Opening
121 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Experience Delaware River Waterfront’s unique take on public space with the opening of Cherry Street Pier October 12th. With the opening comes FREE special events all month long, including an arts fest – Festival for the People (October 13-28) – hosted by Philadelphia Contemporary in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront.
Join us as we celebrate this mixed-used public space created by and for the community to highlight the enthralling and diverse artists within Philadelphia. Meet the studio artists and see them at work, enjoy eats and sips at our food vendors, and see creativity up-close as the waterfront morphs into a hub for family-fun and artistic expression.
SCHEDULE:
October 12: Opening Day of Cherry Street Pier
6-9PM: See free performances by Theatre Philadelphia and Orchestra 2001
October 13-28 (Weekends): Festival for the People
Spread across Race Street Pier and the newly opened Cherry Street Pier, Festival for the People features three weekends of dynamic participatory programs and events, sculptures, installations, videos, performances, and banners.
October 13-14: The People’s Analog Culture Weekend, featuring the
Festival of Analog Technology & Printed Material, 1-7PM
October 20-21: The People’s Embodied Culture Weekend featuring the Tattoo & Body Art Fair, 1-7PM
October 27-28: The People’s Digital Culture Weekend featuring the Oddly Satisfying Film Festival, 1-7PM
October 13-28 (Weekdays): Enjoy Festival for the People Installations, meet the artists, enjoy our food vendors, and take in the stunning views of Race Street Pier, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and the Delaware River.
FOOD & BEVERAGE:
In the true collaborative spirit of Cherry Street Pier, Little Baby’s Ice Cream will also be reviving a flavor created in collaboration with Birdies Biscuits last year, Balsamic Blueberry Cheesecake Biscuit, as well as creating an exclusive flavor with Philadelphia Contemporary to celebrate the Pier’s opening event, Festival for the People.
Featured Food + Beverages Include…
Hardena/Waroeng Surabaya
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Birdies Biscuits
Kurant Cider
Kiki Vodka
Five Saints Distilling and International Spirits, LLC Whisky
Artisan’s Cellar!
Details HERE and HERE

MoshuBoo on the Moshulu
Fridays Saturdays and Sundays through October 28th
401 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
The Moshu-Boo is a spooky family friendly attraction located on the iconic Moshulu docked in Philadelphia on Penn’s Landing. The Moshu-Boo features an interactive Halloween experience with oversized super heroes and traditional spooky Halloween favorites on a life-sized pirate ship. Tour guides in costume take the kids and adults through the ships decks and past the festive decorations. Then it heads to the pumpkin patch where the kids can find and color a souvenir pumpkin, enjoy hot chocolate and dine at the buffet supplied by the 4 diamond Moshulu restaurant. A DJ will supply some festive tunes at the pumpkin patch so everyone can do the monster mash. An area for photos with the city’s skyline and Ben Franklin bridge as a backdrop is available and included in the ticket price.
Included:
-Kid friendly spooky interactive tour of the ship with decorations and characters in costume.
-Kids centric dinner buffet supplied by the 4 diamond Moshulu.
-Pumpkin from the patch to decorate and take home.
-Scenic picture area to commemorate Halloween 2018 on the ship.
-DJ sound and lights for the monster mash dance area.
Details HERE

Arasapha Farms Harvest Hayride 
Saturdays and Sundays Sept 22nd – Oct 28th
10 AM – 5 PM
Kid’s price: $20
Adults free!
Includes (for the whole day):

  • All new barnyard bounce
  • All new pumpkin jump
  • All new pedal cart track
  • All new 5 acre corn maze (Adult $5.00)
  • Pillow bounce
  • Hayride to the pumpkin patch
  • Pumpkin golf
  • Petting zoo
  • Straw bale maze
  • Sand box
  • Duck races
  • Arasapha Railroad Rides
  • (3) shots with the corn cannons

Details and ticket info HERE (see website HERE for coupon)

Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride
Sept 21st – Oct 31
1835 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills, PA
Details, hours and ticket info HERE

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary
Sept 21st – Nov 10th
2027 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays October 5th – 28th
6th & Race Sts, Philadelphia PA
Spooky Mini Golf returns in Franklin Square, transforming Philly Mini Golf into a Halloween lover’s dream, featuring creepy fog, eerie lights, haunting music, and scary surprises! With 18 holes to play, the entire family is sure to have an enchanted evening at this favorite fall activity.
Tickets:
Adults: $9, Children 3 – 12: $7, Children 2 and under: FREE
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Purchase tickets online at bit.ly/spookyminigolf
Details HERE

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place
September 22nd – October 28th (select dates)
Come in costume and enjoy three special Halloween-themed shows, soar, swing, fly and cruise on three Count von Count-themed mechanical rides, and see everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume!
Details and ticket info HERE

Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park
Sept 21st – Oct 27th – select weekends
On select weekends in the fall, Dorney Park transforms into Halloween Haunt featuring haunted mazes, scare zones, rides and monsters prowling the park. What you can see will scare you. What you can’t see will Haunt you. Fear is waiting for you! (The Halloween Haunt event is not recommended for children ages 13 or younger.)
Details and ticket info HERE

HersheyPark in the Dark
select dates October 19 – November 4
Get ready for coaster rides, trick or treating, a visit to Creatures Of The Night® attraction, and more at Hersheypark In The Dark seasonal event!
Details and ticket info HERE

Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest
select dates Sept 15th – Oct 31
Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including seven haunted mazes and five scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals.
Details and ticket info HERE

Knoebel’s Hallow-Fun Weekends
Select weekends October 12th – October 28th
Every year when the crisp fall winds begin to blow and Halloween approaches, Knoebels transforms into a spooktacular place for ghosts and ghouls of all ages. 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

Linvilla Orchards Pumpkinland 
Details HERE

Boo at the Zoo at Elmwood Park Zoo
takes place weekends, October 13 through 28
12 PM – 3 PM.
October 13-14
October 20-21
October 27-28
Bring the little ones for a fun-filled evening for princesses, ghosts and superheroes of all ages. Come dressed in your creative costume and enter our costume contest. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag, as treat stations will be located throughout the zoo.
This event is free to attend with zoo admission.
Details and admission ticket info HERE

Adult Trick or Treat at Chadds Ford Winery
Every Saturday + Sunday from September 29 – October 28
You’ll visit a variety of Halloween-themed pairing stations as you weave and wind your way throughout the festive Winery grounds.  
Enjoy flavorful, locally-made goodies alongside your favorite adult beverages, including: wine, beer, and wine cocktails.  It’s sure to be a scary-good time! 
Costumes are encouraged, and fun is guaranteed!  All visitors who arrive in costume will receive 20% OFF any bottle purchases made that day. 
Details and ticket info HERE

Candlelight Ghost Tours at Fort Mifflin
Fort Mifflin 6400 Hog Island Rd, Philadelphia, PA
No decorations. No hype. Just, you, a few candles, and REAL Ghosts! Experience Fort Mifflin after hours on our popular candlelight walking tours through the site.
Tours depart every 20 minutes from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and last approximately 1 hour. Tickets available online or at the door.
2018 Dates: October 12, 13, 19 and 20!
Special Halloween Night tours on October 31 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Before or after your tour, visit with the Tarot card reader (fee applies,) check out the ghostly photo slide show, or listen to EVPs captured during paranormal investigations at the Fort. Snacks and hot drinks available for purchase.
Details and ticket info HERE

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Saturdays & Sundays , August 4 through October 28, 2018.
The Gates will open at 11AM and close at 8PM each Faire day.
Details and ticket info HERE

The Maryland Renaissance Festival
September 1st – October 21st
1821 Crownsville Rd, Annapolis, Maryland
Time travel to fun! King Henry VIII and Queen Katherine of Aragon welcome you to the village of Revel Grove for a full day of feasting, fun, and frivolity. Shop for one of a kind craft items handmade by the most talented craftspeople in the county! Feast on giant turkey legs, steak on a stake and every type of tasty treat imaginable. Try your hand at games of skill. Jugglers, comedy shows, magic, music, Shakespeare, kids shows – there is something for everyone! Leave your 21st century cares behind as you enjoy a festive day in a Tudor village
Details and ticket info HERE and 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

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details HERE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details 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

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

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 amctheaters.com
See my review and more info HERE

Diggerland
Details HERE

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday October 12, 2018

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs as well as afterschool events at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE

Written in the Stars 3D Printing
4 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library
Celebrate Teen Read Week and explore constellations, myths and create a 3D printed constellation of your own.   Grades 6 & up. 
Registration required.
Details HERE

BYOB & Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita 
4 PM – 7:30 PM
at 6 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA
Lulu’s is open until 7:30pm for more fun, BYOB and pizza starting at 4pm. You can now place your pizza order ahead of time, give us a call, let them know what you want and they will have your pizza waiting for you! Regular admission
Details HERE

Springfield Fire Co Fire Prevention Open House
6 PM
217 Saxer Ave Springfield PA
Bring the family out for a night of fun and fire prevention information. There will be live vehicle rescue demos, handouts, interactive smoke house, refreshments, and much more.
Details HERE

Outdoor Movie Night – The Nightmare Before Christmas
6 PM
Aston Community Center 3270 Concord Road, Aston PA
Please come out to one last outdoor movie night brought to you by Parks and Rec and The Board of Commissioners! Fingers crossed we have nice weather! There will be a costume contest, treats, snacks for sale, and a whole lotta fun!!!!
Details HERE

Science of Sorcery
6 PM – 9 PM
at Delaware Museum of Natural History
Calling all witches and wizards, come join us for a magical evening of science and sorcery. Discover the science behind the potions, attend herbology and divination classes, meet the fantastic beasts of the Museum, test your supernatural skills at a variety of magic-themed games, activities, and crafts. Wear your best witch or wizard costume and you may win a prize! Free face painting available to complete your look. Concessions include beverages (with beer and wine for the adults) and a variety of sweet and savory snacks featuring Jelly Belly: Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, Chocolate Frogs and Jelly Slugs. Pre-registration required.
$7/DMNH Members
$12/Non-Members
Details HERE

14th Annual St. Dorothy Oktoberfest Fair
6 PM – 10 PM
at St. Dorothy School 1225 Burmont Rd, Drexel Hill, PA
Join for carnival rides, raffles, games and pumpkin painting! Food court features burgers, chicken fingers, pizza and more each night along with specials: Chili Tuesday, Hanrahans Irish Pub Shepard Pies and Chick-Fil-A Wednesday, Sausage & Peppers Thursday, Poppi’s Cafe Meatball Sandwiches Friday and John Serock Catering Pulled Pork Sandwiches Saturday
Details HERE

Friday Film – Finding Your Feet – Rated PG-13
6:30 PM -8:30 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
A feel-good British romantic comedy! When Sandra (Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband is having an affair, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged sister. The two could not be more different – but different is just what Sandra needs, and she reluctantly lets her sister drag her along to a community dance class, where she starts finding her feet.
This free program will be held in the library’s 2nd floor meeting room. There is no elevator.
Light refreshments will be available.
Registration is required. Due to the limited number of seats, only adults may attend this program. People who have not signed up might be asked to wait on the 1st floor until show time, when we will know if we have any extra seats. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Details HERE

Fire Prevention Open House Hosted by Folcroft Fire Co. Station 01
7 PM – 10 PM
1647 Delmar Dr, Folcroft PA
Truck Displays from local Fire Departments 
Safety Display
Live Fire Display
Live Rescue Demonstration.
Folcroft Police Department Display 
Free Event to All
Snacks and Drinks provided.
Details HERE

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Fun for Riddle & Family Fall Fest
8:30 AM – 2 PM
RUN FOR RIDDLE AND FAMILY FUN WALK
Presented by Zommick McMahon Commercial Real Estate, Inc. Location: Ridley Creek State Park, Media
Time: On-site registration opens at 7:30 am
Free Tot Trot at 8:15 am for kids age 5 and under
Race starts at 8:30 am
This family-friendly event supports the Riddle Hospital NICU, which specializes in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. Each year, Riddle proudly delivers exceptional maternity and level II NICU care to nearly 1,000 mothers and their babies. Families across our service area know they can trust their tiniest patients to the skilled team of caregivers who dedicate themselves to service in the NICU.
Register to run or walk: http://bit.ly/2NRZYIO
View the race route map: http://bit.ly/2zD7ZOK
To sponsor the Run for Riddle: http://bit.ly/2JmCKa3
Sponsor deadline is Saturday, September 1, 2018. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gina M. Lee at 484.227.4701 or leegi@mlhs.org.

2018 Annual YMWIC College Expo and Career Day
8:30 AM – 3 PM
at Upper Darby High School
In state and out-of-state college representatives will be at this event. Transportation assistance is available from Philadelphia, Norristown, Coatesville and Delaware. Please RSVP to attend this amazing event.
Details and reservation info HERE

CrossPointe Yard Sale
9 AM – 2 PM
at Crosspointe Church 601 S New Middletown Rd, Media PA
Details HERE

Tinicum Public Library’s Annual Book & Bake Sale
9 AM – 4 PM
Sale runs from October 13 – October 20 during regular library hours.
Huge selection of fiction, nonfiction, paperbacks, DVDs and CDs for sale.  There’s something for everyone!
Stock up now for those long, cold winter months!
Cash or checks only – we cannot accept credit cards.
*Bake sale October 13th only
Details HERE

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

Lansdowne Farmers Market  
9 AM – 1 PM
30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA
Details  HERE

West Chester Growers Market
9 AM
Corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, West Chester, PA
Details HERE

Fall at The Bryn Mawr Farmers Market
9 AM – 1 PM
54 North Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA
Details HERE

Creekside’s Flea Market
9 AM – 1 PM
at Creekside SWim Club in Wallingford PA
(rain date Sun Oct 14)
Details HERE

Pumpkin Festival
9 AM – 1 PM
at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church 2545 Franklin Ave, Secane, PA
Activities for children, crafts, bake sale, food & flea market!
Details HERE

MOMS Club Fall Sale
9 AM – 2 PM
at Interboro High School 500 16th Ave, Prospect Park, PA
Come out and find some great bargains while helping out the MOMS Club of Inter-Delco be able to continue giving support to our local community. MOMS Club of Inter-Delco proceeds are used to help local families and charities.
Details HERE

Holy Cross Parish Craft Fair
9 AM – 3 PM
in the parish hall located corner of Bishop and Springfield Rds in Springfield PA
Over 60 talented vendors showcasing their amazing crafts, decorations, jewerly, food, home decor and much more, Indoor event.
Snack bar open during the show
Details HERE

Philly Fall Nature Festival and River Days
9 AM – 3 PM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Philly Fall Nature Festival and River Days at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge features fun hands-on activities designed to keep the whole family active and outdoors. This totally free event allows people of all ages to connect with the great wild resources of our area, learn new skills and get involved in preserving our public lands and watershed. 
This event of part of River Days, a 4-week celebration of the Delaware River watershed featuring 23 environmental education centers. 
Activities include fishing, guided nature walks, kayak tours on Darby Creek, archery, live animals, and the trolley shuttle tours! Great food and live music! Come learn about PA wildlife and other environmental organization!
Details HERE

Kids Club – BOO-tiful Bat Crafts
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost:  $2 per project, ages 3+, supplies included
$5, ages 6+, supplies included
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Details and registration info HERE

Family Fall Fest at Riddle Hospital
10 AM – 2 PM
Lots of Free Fun for the Whole Family!
» Moon Bounces, Big Kahuna Slide & Obstacle Course 
» Hands on demonstration of Riddle’s new robotic surgery system
» Face Painting by Stacey’s Face Painting 
» Interactive Games & Prizes 
» Ambulances, Helicopters & Fire Trucks 
» Music and Food, including the Employee Chili Recipe Contest Winning Entry
» Superhero Appearances
Health Screenings and Information 
» Blood Pressure Screenings 
» CPR Demonstrations 
» Stroke Risk Assessments 
» Balance Screenings 
» And more!
Both events are rain or shine!
Details HERE

Viking Fest at The Franklin Institute
10 AM – 3 PM
Prepare for an invasion as “Vikings: Beyond The Legend” storms into The Franklin Institute on Saturday, October 13, 2018. To complement the exhibit experience and celebrate the highly anticipated opening we’ve crafted a family-friendly festival to highlight the hugely influential, complex, and fascinating Viking Age!
This event is presented alongside the opening of “Vikings: Beyond The Legend.”
Details here: http://bit.ly/2OUuSjC

Viking Fest features Viking reenactors including “Erik the Everyday Viking,” The 80-foot-long Leif Erikson replica Viking Ship “Norseman” on display, Performances from the Drexel University Percussion Ensemble, Blacksmithing Demonstrations, Weaving Demonstrations, Bread Making, Rune Painting, Wood Turning, Mini Boat Building, Nerf Archery and more!
This event was developed to complement “Vikings: Beyond The Legend,” on view at The Franklin Institute from October 13, 2018 to March 3, 2018
Details and ticket info HERE

Harvest Hayrides, Corn Maze and Straw Bale Maze at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Brick or Treat!
10 AM – 7:30 PM
at Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia
Are you looking for something hauntingly bricktastic for the family to do this Halloween season? Visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center during our Brick-or-Treat Weekends and enjoy seasonal theming throughout the Center!
WHAT’S HAPPENING:
Brick-or-Treat throughout the Center as part of our Halloween scavenger hunt
Take part in our pin the nose on the witch!
Build your very own LEGO pumpkin and put it on display in our pumpkin patch
Enjoy themed build challenges in our Build Challenge Arena
Stop by the Creative Workshop for Halloween-themed build activities with our Master Model Builder
Trade your minifigures with any of our staff
Special theming and Halloween photo-ops
Dress up in your Halloween costume, best dressed gets a prize! (photos must be sent through our Facebook to qualify using the #BoT2018
Details and ticket info HERE

Opening of Ship Bottom Beer Garden at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 8 PM
Beer Garden will be open every weekend from 10 AM to 8 PM. Special limited release this weekend of our Imperial Pumpkin Ale so get there early before it’s all gone
Details HERE

Once Upon a Garden: a Storytime at Chanticleer
10:30 AM
hosted by Radnor Memorial Library at Chanticleer, a Pleasure Garden
Nature storytime and craft for ages 3 and up. $5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass, kids 12 and under are free.
No registration required.
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring I Lost My Tooth!
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
Mo Willems is back with another breakout beginning-reader series. This time, an ensemble cast of squirrels, acorns, and pop-in guests host a page-turning extravaganza!
Details HERE

Fall Harvest Celebration
11 AM – 1 PM
at Prospect Hill Baptist Church 703 Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park, PA
There will be games, crafts, and giveaways. A light lunch will also be provided.
Details HERE

Bark-or-Treat Trail
11 AM – 1 PM
at Franklin Square, 6th & Race Sts, Philadelphia PA
Dust off that Halloween dog costume, grab Fido, and join us in Franklin Square for a new fall activity you’ll both love!
Celebrate the Halloween season with your furry friend at our Bark-or-Treat Trail Saturday, October 13th and enjoy a trail of treats and fun activities in Center City’s favorite playtime oasis.
Details HERE

Free Kids Pumpkin Decorating Workshop
11 AM – 3 PM
at Wedgewood Gardens 1890 Middletown Rd, Glen Mills PA
The whole family is invited to join for another afternoon of pumpkin painting. Every kid will receive a free spooky pumpkin to paint or decorate!
All of the supplies necessary for their creepy creations will be supplied, so they can display out front for Halloween!
Details HERE

Upper Merion Community Fair and Fall Festival
11 AM – 3 PM

  • Wagon rides to the Pumpkin Patch
  • Pony Rides
  • Amazing Giant Bubbles with Grandpop Bubbles
  • Trackless Train
  • Face Painting
  • Judy Tudy The Balloon Clown
  • Pumpkin Decorating Station
  • Fall Fun Kid’s Games (Donuts on a string!)
  • A variety of Food Vendors – lots of tasty treats!
  • Live Music on two stages – Valley Creek Band | Jack Greenwald and Millard Brown
  • Vocal and Dance Performances throughout the day
  • Crafters
  • Exhibitions
  • Make and Takes
  • Bake Sales
  • Visit with Upper Merion’s local clubs, service organizations, non-profits and businesses (Each table with games, candy, giveaways!)
  • Fall Fest Photo Corral – bring the family, the dog, we’ve got fun farmer props
  • Inflatables – Olympic Challenge, My Little Farm Bouncy House
  • Build your own scarecrow
  • Decorate a farmhand hat
  • Township Fire Trucks and Rescue Vehicle Expo!

Details HERE

Fall Festival Fundraiser for Merion Fire & CHOP
12 PM – 5 PM
at Suburban Square 6 Coulter Ave, Ardmore PA
Mini Fire Truck Rides
Build a Special Stuffed Animal to keep or donate
Face Painting
Show your strength by hammering the hi-striker
Photo ops
Meet Marshall from Paw Patrol and
Lower Merion Township Police Canine Officers
Cold beer provided by Not Your Average Joes
Musical performances and DJ Ben Arsenal
Touch a Fire Truck!
Details HERE

Train Rides at Linvilla Orchards
12 PM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Prospect Park Food & Music Festival
12 PM – 6 PM
at Park Square Park, 952 E Park Sq, Prospect Park, PA
Join for the first Prospect Park Food & Music Festival! Local and regional food trucks/vendors include 3 Brothers Water Ice, Brilliant Beverages, Center Cut Events, Dos Gringos, Famous Crab Cakes, Grilly Cheese, Hardy Funnel Cakes, Judy’s Ice Cream, Plum Pit Food Truck, Sinfully Delicious, Taste of Heaven Food Truck, Zac’s Burgers and more. Daddy Says So, DeLaSalle Band, Grace Manton, Julia Zane, MLC join a growing list of local performers. Dj Xzotic D and DJ John Saddic will spin popular tunes between the live acts.
Kid friendly moon bounce, face painting, and costume parade/contest will also occur.
Costume Contest Registration (ages: infants to 10 years old) starts at 2 PM and the Costume Contest starts at 3 PM. Both will occur at the playground during the festival at Park Square.
(Rain Date Oct. 20)
Details HERE

The HaverTalian Festival from Kelly Music for Life
12 PM – 9:30 PM
at Cardinal John Foley School
Celebrate the music, flavors, and crafts of the Italian culture with an emphasis on the Italian community in Haverford Township.
Italian Cuisine, Wine, Beer, Music, Arts, Children’s Activities.
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
No matter your age or experience, all are welcome to play and learn chess with us!
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Spooky Slime
1 PM – 3 PM
Cost: Michaels will provide the supplies, including premade slime.
Details HERE

Ridley Park Fire House Open House
1 PM – 4 PM
Ward & Cresswell Sts, Ridley Park PA
Fun for all ages – Use a real fire hose, practice using a fire extinguisher on a real fire, try on fire gear, Learn and practice fire safety, door prizes, refreshments, face painting, Sparky & Smokey, Balloons and Demonstrations
Details HERE

Family Pumpkin Painting
2:30 PM
at Media-Upper Providence Free Library 1 E Front St, Media, PA
Celebrate fall with your family! We’ll provide the paints, brushes, and one large pumpkin per family. Registration required. Email Vicki at mecsd@delcolibraries.org with your family’s name, number of seats needed, and your desired time (12:30pm or 2:30pm).
Registration required
Details HERE

“Magic, Myth and Monsters” with Steve Woyce
3 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library
A colorful comedy magic show with tons of audience participation for ages 3 and up. Come meet silly monsters, a friendly witch, appearing ghosts, and more with magician Steve Woyce!  
Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! 
Ages 3 and up. 
No registration required.
Details HERE

Main Line Fire Prevention Expo 2018 – Hosted by Berwyn & Radnor
3 PM – 6 PM
at Devon Horse Show & Country Fair, Inc. Lancaster Ave. & Dorset Rd., Devon, PA
Please join Berwyn & Radnor Fire Companies for our Main Line Fire Prevention Expo 2018.
• Live house fire sprinkler demos
• Car fire & car rescue demos
• Medical helicopter landing
• Hands-on fire extinguisher demos
• Local fire company apparatus tours
• Antique fire engine rides for families
• Local restaurant vendors • Giveaways for kids
• Firehouse moon bounce • Face painting
• Free fire prevention kits
• Hands-on fire equipment demonstrations
Details HERE

Aston Lions Bingo Night
5 PM – 8 PM
Join the Aston Lions for Bingo Night to help raise money for the important charities and organizations we support such as the Children’s Christmas Party, the Blind Center, and more!
Details HERE

Movie Night at Fireworks Dance Center
6 PM – 8 PM
11 W Winona Ave, Norwood PA
All children, ages 5+, are invited to join us for this fun filled evening – friends are welcome!
Attendees will decided on a movie from 3 options (will be named by Friday) – Always child and family friendly
$10 entry fee includes pizza, a drink , popcorn and a snack (Siblings: 2nd and additional siblings $5 each)
So bring a pillow and blanket, wear your pj’s (fun and optional) and join us this Saturday!
Sign up at the front desk or using this link:
http://tinyurl.com/FDC-movienight101318
Details HERE

Second Saturday Supper Community Potluck
6 PM – 9 PM
at Lansdowne Landing
Bring a dish to pass, your own plates/utensils, a beverage or two (did you know the Landing is a designated BYOB space?) and a neighbor! Come get to know the people you’ve been living down the block from for years, or welcome folks who just moved to town. Or – just hang out with the friends you love to be around. 
The food and spirit is always good.
Details HERE

Lantern Ghost Tours
6 PM – 9:30 PM
at Colonial Plantation
Scared yet? You will be.
The Colonial Plantation, one of the most haunted properties in Delaware County, invites you to an evening of strange sounds, squeaky doors, and ghostly stories. Relive 300 years of the area’s most mysterious, scary and TRUE tales of terror. Start by following the torchlit path and discover the strange and inexplicable ways that colonists memorialized the dead. Tour the wagon barn and c. 1720 farmhouse to hear a story in each room that will tell of bizarre events from times long past. For the first time ever for the public, the Plantation’s farmhouse attic will provide the backdrop for one particularly horrific story.
For past participants of Ghost Tours, please note that we change our stories every year, so you’ll have a new experience every time!
Admission: Admission is $10.00 for members of the Plantation, and $13.00 for non-members. Due to the graphic nature of some stories, we allow only ages 10 and up. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours and start every 30 minutes.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are only available by phone reservation. Please have several time slots in mind when you call, as we do tend to sell out fast and your first choice might not be available. You can reach us at 610-566-1725. We accept Visa and Mastercard by phone. Memberships good for the rest of this year AND 2019 may be purchased at the time of ticket reservation.
To find the Plantation, please use GPS address 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Attendees should plan to bring a flashlight and expect some loud sounds (though this is not a haunted house–nothing will jump out at you or grab you.) This is a walking tour; please contact us ahead of time if there are mobility concerns, and wear sturdy shoes. Event is rain or shine, and tickets will only be available through pre-registration.
Details HERE

14th Annual St. Dorothy Oktoberfest Fair
6 PM – 10 PM
at St. Dorothy School 1225 Burmont Rd, Drexel Hill, PA
Join for carnival rides, raffles, games and pumpkin painting! Food court features burgers, chicken fingers, pizza and more each night along with specials: Chili Tuesday, Hanrahans Irish Pub Shepard Pies and Chick-Fil-A Wednesday, Sausage & Peppers Thursday, Poppi’s Cafe Meatball Sandwiches Friday and John Serock Catering Pulled Pork Sandwiches Saturday
Details HERE

Gaming After Dark
6:30 PM – 9 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Teens take over the library during this monthly, after hours club. Join us for video games, board games, music, and art. Hang out with friends in this super-chill teens only space. Five dollars for a group order of pizza is optional. 
Ths program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12. 
No registration is required. 
Details HERE

Rutledge Oktoberfest
7 PM – 10:30 PM
Rutledge Borough and the Activities Committee are pleased to present the Inaugural Rutledge Oktoberfest on Saturday October 13th at Borough Hall.
This event is a fundraiser for the Borough Community Fund which is designated for improving and beautifying our Borough.
General Admission includes dinner from the Flying Deutschman Food Truck, a commemorative beer mug, 5 vouchers for drinks, snacks, raffles and games. 
The VIP Beer Tasting includes additional speciality beers for tasting.
The Rutledge Girls Club will be offering baby sitting downstairs during the event.
Additionally some of our local community groups will be there with information including the Planning Commission, Shade Tree Commission, Chambers Memorial Church and the Morton-Rutledge Fire Company.
Details HERE

Sunday, October 14, 2018

6th Annual Kindness Walk
9 AM
beginning at Interboro High School 500 16th Ave, Prospect Park, PA
In the last 5 years over 2,500 adults and children have participated. We hope you will join us for the 6th Annual Kindness Walk! 
The walk will begin at Interboro High School to Park Square Park where children will enjoy moon bounces, face painting, spin art, photobooth, live music, superheroes, emergency vehicles, informational tables, various organizations, food, drinks and much more. This event is FREE for all children thanks to our amazing sponsors & supporters!
Check-in begins at 8AM where everyone who pre-registered will receive their shirt(s) and food/drink tickets. A limited amount of shirts will be available for purchase ($5) at Park Square at the conclusion of the walk for those not registered
More Details HERE

Media Farmers Market
9 AM – 1 PM
at Edgemont Street Between Barrall Field and Media Elementary Playground
The Media Farmer’s Market is proud to announce that the Market will be returning May 13! We have been working hard to find many great new vendors, as well as some of the old favorites, to bring you the best and freshest local fruits, vegetables, bread, meats, and much more! Join us for our opening market on Sunday, May 13 from 9am to 1pm on Edgemont St. between State and Front Streets.
Details HERE

Oktoberfest 2018
10 AM – 4 PM
at Folsom Fire Company 411 Sutton Ave, Folsom, PA
Join for the 2nd annual Oktoberfest at the Folsom Fire Company!
ARF ANIMAL RESCUE
Parsons COOKIES…Dip it Deserts
Mary Kay… Tupperware… Lularoe
Paparazzi..and so much more!
****We are hosting food vendors, Plum Pit —-DogGoneIt dogs & walking tacos
Zacs Hamburgers….MR.Softee****
We have a selection of vendors from jewelry to chocolate and everything in between! We are still looking for vendors,
This year we also have
Harvest Ridge Winery coming!!
We also will be selling cold beer on tap
Sam Adams OKTOBERFEST!
Details HERE

Harvest Hayrides, Pumpkinland, Corn Maze and Straw Bale Maze at Linvilla Orchards
10 AM – 5 PM
Details HERE

Brick or Treat!
10 AM – 6 PM
at Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia
Are you looking for something hauntingly bricktastic for the family to do this Halloween season? Visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center during our Brick-or-Treat Weekends and enjoy seasonal theming throughout the Center!
WHAT’S HAPPENING:
Brick-or-Treat throughout the Center as part of our Halloween scavenger hunt
Take part in our pin the nose on the witch!
Build your very own LEGO pumpkin and put it on display in our pumpkin patch
Enjoy themed build challenges in our Build Challenge Arena
Stop by the Creative Workshop for Halloween-themed build activities with our Master Model Builder
Trade your minifigures with any of our staff
Special theming and Halloween photo-ops
Dress up in your Halloween costume, best dressed gets a prize! (photos must be sent through our Facebook to qualify using the #BoT2018
Details and ticket info HERE

Halloween Costume Party at Petco
11 AM – 1 PM
Please check with your local Petco to confirm participation. 
Who says the spookiest night of the year is just for humans? Bring your four-legged friend to Petco for Halloween activities that are sure to be a scream.
Schedule of Events
11 am: Pet Costume Contest* Dress them in their best costume— spooky, silly or sweet—for a chance to win a Petco gift card.
Noon: Trick for Treats Workshop
Who’s a good ghoul? Learn useful training tips from our experts.
12:30 pm: Pet and Parent Costume Contest*
Be the best-dressed duo! Come coordinated with your pet for a chance to win a Petco gift card!
*All animals must be on a leash or properly restrained to participate in the contests and workshop. Gift card awarded to first-place winners only.
Details HERE

Preserving The Love’s Fall Festival
11 AM – 2 PM
at Linvilla Orchards
Come join Preserving The Love for our 2nd annual Fall Festival! Our Fall Festival includes lunch, nonalcoholic beverages, hayride through the fields & orchards, entrance to the playground, corn to feed the animals, a campfire with marshmallows to roast and an afternoon of family fun!
Tickets are $30 for all guests age 1 & up
Details and ticket info HERE

Meow-o-ween Party!
11 AM – 3 PM
at the Cat Nook Cafe 18 W. Winona Ave, Norwood, PA
An Afternoon of Family Fun!
$5 Per Person
Includes 15 minutes with the cats
Event Activities:
• Sit With Cats •
• Face Painting •
• Photo Booth •
& More!
**Children and Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult family member to enter the cat lounge**
Details HERE

Five Little Pumpkins 
Sundays, Sept 30th – October 28th, with one Saturday morning show at 11am Oct. 27
12 PM
at Media Theatre
This hour long musical is for children ages 4 and up
Details and ticket info HERE

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

The HaverTalian Festival from Kelly Music for Life
12 PM – 6 PM
at Cardinal John Foley School
Celebrate the music, flavors, and crafts of the Italian culture with an emphasis on the Italian community in Haverford Township.
Italian Cuisine, Wine, Beer, Music, Arts, Children’s Activities.
Details HERE

Fall Fest
2 PM – 5 PM
at Manoa Elementary
Join the Manoa PTO for the biggest FUNdraiser this side of West Chester Pike!
There is NO Eagles’ game that day, so spend a crisp, fall afternoon outside with your Manoa friends!
Here are a few of the many amazing things happening this year!
Cow Plop Bingo – Your chance to win $500! If we hit our goal of 1000 squares sold, Dr. Ramoundos will dress up like a cow for school arrival on October 15th!
Kids’ Pie Baking Contest – Win a golden pie trophy & a $25 Target gift card! ($5 entry fee to participate)
~ Petting Zoo
~ Face Painting
~ Apple Catapult
~ Pumpkin Painting
…and more
**Must purchase wristband to attend
Details and ticket info HERE

Yoga and Meditation Workshop
7 PM – 8:15 PM
at Radnor Memorial Library
75-minute yoga and meditation workshop led by instructor Kristin Page.  Each session will consist of a brief guided meditation, followed by an all-levels yoga practice, finishing with meditation. This series is appropriate for all-levels, from beginners to people with more experience. 
Details HERE

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