Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Fall Family Fun 10/26 – 10/28

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Spooky Overnights at Philadelphia Zoo
October 19, 20, 26 & 27
5:30 PM – 9:30 AM
Spooky Overnights are for ages 6+. All overnight guests must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.
Cost: $60.00 per person – MEMBERS save 25% on their Spooky Overnight!
Guests who book an overnight experience on October 19, 20, 26 or 27 have the added bonus of early entrance to one of Philadelphia’s best Halloween celebrations – Boo at the Zoo! Overnighters can beat the crowds and access premium parking with an arrival the night before! Also featured at Boo at the Zoo overnights are spooky crafts and activities, designed to teach children about critters of the night.
The next day, during Boo at the Zoo, guests are encouraged to put on their favorite costumes and trick-or-treat while visiting our creepy, crawly creatures!
Details and ticket info HERE

Boo at the Philadelphia Zoo
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28
10 AM – 4 PM (*MEMBERS join us an hour early, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 20, 21 & 27, 28!)
Philadelphia Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo extravaganza returns forTHREE spooky weekends with an added Halloween treat – children admission is just $10! Purchase your tickets now for Boo at the Zoo, presented by Children’s Dental Health! Bring your family and little ones for a day of spooky adventures:

  • Put on your favorite costume and set out on a trick-or-treat safari!Check out the trick-or-treat map.
  • Take a walk through Philadelphia Zoo’s not-so-scary Extinction Graveyard to learn about the extinction of species around the world. You’ll be shocked to see that some of your favorite creatures could be extinct in the wild in 15 years!
  • Enjoy festive fall offerings available for purchase throughout the Zoo: hot apple cider, reusable Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bags and much more!
  • Run wild through our hay bale maze on Impala Lawn.
  • Pose for a festive harvest picture in front of the giant pumpkin wall!

*Please Note: *Halloween costumes with toy guns and weapons and adult masks are prohibited.
Cost: Included with Zoo admission and free for Zoo members.
Details HERE

Cherry Street Pier
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 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 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

Great Pumpkin Express at West Chester Railroad
Sat & Sun – Oct 20, 21, 27, 28
11AM, 1PM, 3PM
Get in the spirit for Halloween! Kids and parents are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes! Treats will be given to children during our short layover at the historic Glen Mills station. While at Glen Mills riders will be able to choose a small 6 inch pumpkin to take home! Riders of all ages will be able to enjoy the fall foliage along the Chester Creek Valley during the 90-minute journey to Glen Mills and back. Hot cider and other seasonal food is available for purchase in our on board snack bar. A fun event for the whole family to enjoy!
Adults – $25.00
Children (2-12) – $18.00
Toddlers (9mo-23mo) – $8.00

Details and ticket info 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

THE GLOW: Philadelphia
Now through October 28th
West Fairmount Park
7PM – 9:30 PM
The city of brotherly love will be GLOWING this fall. Right in the heart of the historic West Fairmount Park, thousands of hand carved jack o’ lanterns will light up the city this fall. Bring your family to this enchanting fall wonderland. Fun for all ages!
– 5,000+ Carved Pumpkins
– No Scary Elements
– Great Photo Opportunities
– Fall Treats and Drinks
– Intricate Themes and Designs
– Fun for All Ages
– Reserved Time Slot for Autism Speaks
Details and ticket info HERE and 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

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

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
Philadelphia Shell Show October 27th & 28th 
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 26, 2018

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

Happy Birthday Frankenstein- Movies at Ridley Township Library
10:00am-    Hotel Transylvania (PG, 91 min)
11:45am-    Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG, 89 min)
Ridley Township Library is celebrating Frankenstein’s 200th birthday!  Join for a Hotel Transylvania double feature starting at 10am!  Come for one or both movies.  Registration is not required.
Details HERE

Friends of the Library Fall Sale at Marple Public Library
10 AM – 5 PM
Books and DVD’s, Pocketbooks & Small Leather Goods
Open To The Public: 
Friday, October 26, 10 am – 5 pm & Saturday October 27, 10 am – 3 pm
Details HERE

Digger & David Puppet Show: The Big Sleepover (Halloween)
11 AM – 11:40 AM
at Media-UP Free Library
It’s a cold and rainy Halloween night and Digger just wants to go to bed.  Suddenly there’s a knock on his door! Someone’s out in the cold and the rain and wants Digger to share his warm and very dry home tonight.  What should Digger do? What would you do?
Created especially for the 2-to-6-year old crowd and is the perfect way to swing into fall.  Perfect for Halloween, too! (And it’s not scary at all.) 
Please call 610-566-1918 to register.
Details HERE

Frankenfest Movie Day at Ridley Township Library
1:30 PM – 4:15 PM
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein! To celebrate that, and in keeping with the Halloween season,
the library is showing the original Frankenstein movie (1931) and its sequel Bride of Frankenstein (1935) in our meeting room. Join us for one
or both films. Frankenstein starts at 1:30 pm. Bride of Frankenstein goes on at 3:00 pm.
We’ll provide free popcorn to enjoy while you watch! No registration is required.
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Relax and play a game! A PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and several retro consoles are available for use. Feel free to bring your own portable device or games, too.
This program is free and open to those in grades 6-12.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

Happy Birthday Frankenstein- Craft
3 PM – 4:30 PM
at Ridley Township Library
Ages 3-10 years
Stop by anytime between 3pm and 4:30pm
We are celebrating Frankenstein’s 200th birthday!  Join us for an after school craft and create a small paper Frankenstein to take home and hang up for Halloween.  Registration is not required. 
Details HERE

Board Games
3 PM – 4:45 PM
at Upper Darby Municipal Branch
Play your favorite games with friends every Friday! Lots of different games to choose from. Open to kids in grades 1-12. Call the Upper Darby Municipal Library at 610-734-7649 to register or stop by at 501 Bywood Avenue.
Details HERE

After School Board Games at Middletown Free Library
3 PM – 5 PM
MFL has a TON of board games, and Mr. Derek (Youth Services Assistant) is a board game master! Come by after school and learn a new game, or play one of your favorites. Bring some friends or make some new ones! For ages 10+
Registration is not 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

Spooky Family Camp-In
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
at Ridley Township Library
Ages 3 and up (an adult must accompany children)
Bring your blankets, sheets, jumbo cloths pins, duct tape and any other materials to help build your very own library fort!  Afterwards, spend time exploring, reading, and playing games with family and friends.  Don’t forget your flashlight!
Registration required
Details HERE

Movie Day
5 PM – 6 PM
at Yeadon Library
Details HERE

Pizza & Movie Night at Middletown Free Library  Hotel Transylvania 3
5 PM – 7:30 PM
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED CLICK HERE!
The MFL will be ordering pizzas & water for families to enjoy while we watch a movie after-hours at the library. Feel free to bring snacks to share or a few $$$ to help with the cost, if you are able to.
After the movie, we will make a craft that ties in with the film! Registration is required!
(Reminder: The library is closed during the program, but only remains open for those attending the movie.)
Details HERE

Halloween Party at My Gym Springfield PA
5 PM – 7 PM
Come in costume. Each child gets a fun treat bag (allergy free).
$5 per child (member)
$7 per child (non-member)
Details HERE

Pumpkin Party
5 PM – 8 PM
at Charming Star Playroom 4627 West Chester pike, Newtown Square PA
$18 for kids and $7 for adults. \
This price includes Pizza and Drinks for all, games, crafts, pumpkin painting, and decorate your own trick or treat bag!! Bring your children in their costume for the cutest Halloween party in town!
Parents can BYOB.
Must register via phone or email.
Details HERE

A Mud Island Halloween
5 PM – 10 PM
at Fort Mifflin 6400 Hog Island Rd, Philadelphia, PA
For one night only, Fort Mifflin will be open to the public later than usual for visitors to explore the site during the Halloween season!
Bring a twilight picnic to enjoy in the riverfront picnic area. Get your fortune told by an experienced occultist, spend some time watching old horror movies in our Casemate Cinema, go on a ghost tour or a paranormal investigation with our experienced guides or just explore the Fort by yourself – if you dare! Who knows what lurks inside the walls after dark!
Cannon demonstrations and more surprises!
Tickets available at the door or in advance via link below.
Details HERE

Trunk or Treat at Ridley Area YMCA
6 PM – 7 PM
Join us for a fun-filled family event! Kids should come dressed in their favorite costume to enjoy trick-or-treating and safe treats from cars trucks decked out for Halloween! 
The li’l ghosts and goblins will also enjoy Monster Mash dancing nad healthy snacks. 
Register by 10/23: FP: $5 Prog: $10
Register between 10/24-26: FB $7 Prog. $13
Details HERE

St. Stephen’s Preschool Trunk Or Treat
6 PM – 7:30 PM
at Saint Stephens Preschool 128 Chester Pike, Norwood PA
St. Stephen’s Preschool is hosting a Trunk or Treat Fundraiser to help with new decorations for our newly renovated Blue Classroom. 
Kids are asked to come dressed up in their Halloween Costumes. Please invite family and friends! 
If you are interested in getting a car ($20.00) or a table ($10.00) or having your kids come out and trick or treat please contact Kelli Warren at pumpkelli104@yahoo.com or at 610513075 for more information.
We ask that you Pre-Register your child ($2.00) before the 22nd of October. If you come the night of the registration the fee will be $3.00. The children will receive a trick or treat bag and a goody bag upon arrival. 
If you are interested in decorating a car or setting up a table you must supply your own decorations (family friendly, nothing scary) and Candy. **Cars and tables are a first come first served basis**
Details HERE

Trunk or Treat at Rocky Run YMCA
6 PM – 8 PM
Join for the eighth annual Trunk or Treat Halloween event. It’s just like trick or treat! You can decorate the trunk of your car & children will go from trunk to trunk in our Lower Parking Lot. Prizes will be awarded for most creative trunk. We’ll also be enjoying fun activities, crafts & a movie. Food will be available for purchase at the event. 
Registration is required for this event at the Welcome Center. Please indicate if you will be decorating the trunk of your car at the time of registration.
Details HERE

Finger Painting For Adults
7 PM -8 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Come get a little messy, get transported back in time and finger paint… on a pumpkin! Will it be hard? Will it be easy? Who knows. Just come get paint splattered and have a blast doing it!
We’ll supply the pumpkins and paint, you just wear clothes you dont mind getting a little dirty!=
Registration Required! Program for ages 18 and up ONLY!

Happy Hogwarts Halloween
7 PM – 8 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Grab your Firebolt and follow Hedwig ti the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (located in the deepest dungeon of the Furness Library).  Enjoy ghostly games, scary stories, and tasty treats.  Maybe even win a Harry Potter prize?  Wear a costume if you dare… but please, no cloaks of invisibility! Ages 3 thru 13 welcome. 
Details HERE

Trunk or Treat at Holy Family Regional Catholic School
7 PM – 8:30 PM
at Holy Family Regional Catholic School 3265 Concord Rd, Aston PA
Children can trick or treat from “trunk to trunk” of vehicles parked in the school/church parking lot. We ask that registered vehicles decorate their “trunks” and pass out candy, prizes or host small games. HSA will provide one bag of safe candy for children with allergies.
Who: HF Parents, Teachers and Staff can register trunks and pass out candy
Where: Holy Family RCS – school/church parking lot
When: October 26, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM
(Trunks arrive between 5:30-6:30 to decorate!)
Rain date: Oct. 27 (cars arrive 6:30-7:30; treating from 8:00-9:30)
Details HERE

Norwood Haunted Walk
7 PM – 9 PM
at Norwood Park (Winona & Tasker Ave) Lower Park Field
$5 Entry Fee

Fall Book/Bake/DVD Sale at Prospect Park Library
7 PM – 9 PM
*New and gently used books for adults and children
*Popular magazines
*DVDs
*Home-baked goods
*Crafts
Details HERE

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Kids Stuff Kid Consignment Sale
9 AM – 1 PM
at Norwood United Methodist Church 315 Chester Pike in Norwood to benefit Little Blessings Christian Preschool Chester Pike and Ridley Ave, Norwood PA
Gently used clothes newborn – teen, toys, books, furniture, baby and kid gear, maternity, sports equipment and more!
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 (Last Weekend of the Season)
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

Fall Book/Bake/DVD Sale at Prospect Park Library
9 AM – 1 PM
*New and gently used books for adults and children
*Popular magazines
*DVDs
*Home-baked goods
*Crafts
Details HERE

Sun Valley High School Fall Craft Show
9 AM – 3 PM
at Sun Valley High School 2881 Pancoast Ave, Aston PA
Enjoy a wide variety of handmade crafts, gift baskets, jewelry, wine lover decor, sweet treats, raffles and more!
Details HERE

Fall Fun Craft at Prospect Park Library
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Stop into the library to create fun fall themed crafts (and check out the fall book, DVD and Bake sale while you are there!).
Details HERE

Healthy Halloween 2018
10 AM – 12 PM
at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia PA
Families are welcome to come in costume and enjoy a petting zoo, nature play, messy arts activities, live Halloween music, healthy treats, and other family fun in the 6 ½ acre Playground!
Rain or Shine
Details and ticket info HERE

Pumpkin Painting at the Swarthmore CO-OP
10 AM – 1 PM
Come on down to the store for some pumpkin painting! Purchase any pumpkin from the co-op and join us on the patio for painting and cider. This is a free event for children under the age of 12.
Details HERE

Friends of the Library Fall Sale at Marple Public Library
10 AM – 3 PM
Books and DVD’s, Pocketbooks & Small Leather Goods
Friday, October 26, 10 am – 5 pm & Saturday October 27, 10 am – 3 pm
Details HERE

Friends of the Upper Darby Libraries Fall Book Sale
10 AM – 3 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
Fill a Bag with Books:  $7.00
Hardbacks: $1.00     Paperbacks: 50 cents     DVDs/CDs: $1.00
Specials priced as marked
Also, Sellers Library’s Pumpkin Day event starts at 1 pm and runs until 4 pm.
The sale is in the barn at Sellers Library, 76 South State Road, Upper Darby, PA.
The parking lot entrance is on Maple Avenue, behind the building.
Details HERE

Franklin Fright at the Franklin Institute
10 AM – 3 PM
Spooky science, scary live shows, and other frightfully fun yet family-friendly festivities take over The Franklin Institute during Franklin Fright on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Escape the cobwebs, eerie music and other surprises as you tour through the haunted Giant Heart. Explore our “Witches Kitchen” and dare to touch the mysterious contents of the Halloween Feel Box. Plus, experience Halloween-themed hands-on activities—like make your own slime and trick-or-treat pins, plus ghostly smoke-filled bubbles to bounce. Our Live Science Shows turn scary, and the eye dissections become spooky—all ending with a festive costume parade and a hair-raising ball pit ball explosion!
This all ages event is free with museum admission. Details here: http://bit.ly/2NrrmzS
Franklin Fright is free for members in The Franklin Institute. Learn more about the many benefits of membership: http://bit.ly/1YwJTr5
Walk through the iconic haunted Giant Heart, wear white or neon and glow with us at blacklight karaoke, plus explore our “Witches Kitchen” filled with slimy ghost bubbles, smoky demos, and various Halloween-themed food for purchase. Costumes are encouraged, but masks and weapons are not allowed.
Details 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

Kids Club Monster Bash
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: FREE for all kids ages 3+ Includes supplies for all 3 projects and free face painting.
Details HERE

Decorate A Pumpkin at Kids Club
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy a craft pumpkin and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

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

Children’s Costume Parade and Contest
10:30 AM – 12 PM
at Swarthmore Lions Club 715 Harvard Ave (Behind Swarthmore Presbyterian Church),  Swarthmore PA
Children’s costume parade and contest! Meet next to the campus and community store and parade through town to the farmers market. Scary, Comedy, Fancy and Group trophies to be presented at the end with candy giveaway at Lions tent.
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring How to Scare a Ghost 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
It’s Halloween and ghosts shouldn’t get all the fun! Kids who want to scare ghosts have to find them first in this story that will be sure to delight
Details HERE

PAWS for Reading
11 AM – 12 PM
at Upper Darby/Sellers Library
PAWS for Reading offers children in grades K – 5 the opportunity to read aloud to a well-trained therapy dog. Each individual session lasts about ten minutes! 
Registration required
Details HERE

Russian Story Time at Middletown Free Library 
11 AM – 1 PM
Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner.
Last Saturday every month @ 11am
“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!”
Registration is not required!
Details HERE

Community Halloween Event
11 AM – 2 PM
at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Folcroft PA 1500 Glen Ave, Folcroft, PA
St. John’s invites you to our Community Halloween Spooktacular!
Dress your kids ages 13 and under up in their favorite Halloween costume, bring a friend or two or the whole family. We will have snacks, games, crafts and lots of prizes. Can’t forget our spooky hallway!
Be sure to RSVP on the event page HERE

East Passyunk Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday
11 AM – 4 PM
at East Passyunk Avenue 1904 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia PA
Look for free activities for kids, adults and Fido too! Shop from dozens of crafters, enjoy fall fare, and explore events all along East Passyunk Avenue.
FOR THE KIDS
* FREE pumpkin decorating, fall and Halloween-themed arts & crafts
* BenFM music and Trick or Treating from the Crafters 11:00am-1:00pm
* Costume Contest staggered by age group: 11:00am Ages 4 and under, 11:30am Ages 5 to 8, 12:00pm Ages 9 to 12, and 12:30pm Dogs!
* Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt and Trick or Treating along East Passyunk Avenue 1:00pm
* Storytime and Free Library Book Bike at the Mifflin Triangle (EPA & Mifflin) 1:00pm-4:00pm
LIVE MUSIC
2:00PM – 4:00pm – Ben and Dima
Ben and Dima are an acoustic duo who play a wide array of classic soul, blues, rock, r&b, and folk music. In addition to their repertoire of creative and interpretive covers, they also play original music written by Ben, who is an accomplished songwriter and solo artist. Their live performances are infused with playful banter, improvisation, and their deep abiding love for music and performance.
ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW
Nice Things Handmade is bringing in dozens of local artists with crafts, artwork, clothing and more. Vendors so far include:
* 50/50 company (prints)
* 5one7 Design (Jewelry)
* Adorned By Aisha (jewelry)
* Allison Scalera (digital art)
* Ahha Brand (prints)
* Beautiful and Useful Things (upcycled children’s toys)
* Bucks County Flowers and things (plants)
* Curious Clay (ceramics)
* Enriched Macaroni products (clothing)
* Espinache (body products)
* GEOmetric (jewelry)
* Groundswell Greetings(cards)
* Henson Handmade (cards)
* Ivy House Design (cards/paper)
* Ink the Print (homewares)
* Modern Hex (accessories and clothing)
* Pluma Avis Doma (bird houses)
* Beautiful and Useful Things (upcycled children’s toy
* Urban Essence Soaps (Body products)
* Typsy Gypsy Tees (clothing)
* The Knot Chic (macrame)
* Works of Hope (ceramics)
* Whimsy Way (embroidery)
Details HERE

Couponing Classes
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
at Yeadon Library
Interested in saving money on groceries, cosmetics and miscellaneous items. Sign up for our couponing classes today and clip your way to savings! 
Details HERE

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

South Street Pumpkin Fest
2 PM – 5 PM
Head House Square 2nd St & E Pine St, Philadelphia, PA
South Street Pumpkin Fest returns to Headhouse Square (2nd and Lombard) with circus performances, horse and wagon hay rides, crafts for kids, seasonal bites, pumpkin putt-putt golf, a straw bale maze, face painting and costume contests and even a a pumpkin pie eating contest. Businesses will also open their doors for trick or treaters (12 and under) from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.
Festivities to include:
* Horse and wagon hay rides on the cobblestone-lined streets around Society Hill and South Street neighborhoods. Rides are ticketed, with proceeds going to charity, and begin at the edge of the Shambles at 2nd and Lombard.
* Get lost in the middle of South Street’s straw bale maze with enough twists and turns to challenge both younger children and their parents.
Philadelphia School of Circus Arts / Airplay Entertainment will perform amazing aerial feats and Mystique the Magician will dazzle with illusions.
* Halloween is about giving back too! Bring gently used winter coats, shoes and donations for Broad Street Ministry to provide for those in need in advance of winter season.
* Make and take crafts for children including coloring your own trick-or-treat bags, pumpkin decorating and other crafts.
* Costume contest for kids under 14, with special categories for most creative costume, scariest costume, and best family ensemble. Judging starts at 3:00pm, with prizes provided by South Street Headhouse businesses. In addition to the costume contest, there will be a pumpkin pie eating contest for kids and adults).
* South Street businesses will formally open their doors to welcome all the boos and ghouls dressed up in costume from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Pick up your list at PumpkinFest and look for ghosts hanging outside all participating businesses. Children should be 12 and under, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The event will be held rain or shine.
Festivities are free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go.
Details HERE

Halloween Star Wars Day
2 PM – 2 PM
at Deptford Mall in Deptford NJ
May the Force BOO with You!
Meet & Greet the Wookiee Warrior and Galaxy Princess!
Great Photo Opportunities for kids of all ages!
Get in the Halloween spirit & dress in costume!
Free event!
Saturday, October 27th
Upper Level, Boscov’s Wing, Near Red Robin
12PM – 2PM
Plus, Balloon Sculpting, Coloring Fun & Sweet Treats!
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

Makin’ Music
1 PM – 1:45 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
All ages welcome (suitable for ages 6 and under).
 
Join Makin’ Music as they play the guitar and lead children and parents in familiar and original songs and rhythm chants! Bring the family and come join the fun.
Details HERE

Teen Fall Festival
1 PM – 3 PM
at Yeadon Library
An afternoon full of fun, games, music and snacks
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Monster Slime & Jar
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Michaels will provide the supplies, including premade slime. As a bonus project, buy a jar to store your slime in and turn it into a silly or spooky monster.
Details HERE

Watercolor Class
1 PM – 3 PM
at Tinicum Memorial Public Library
Join Terry Collington for the afternoon and create your own one of a kind watercolor masterpiece.  No experience necesssary.
All supplies provided.
Registration required.
$5 donation requested
Details HERE

Pumpkin Day at Upper Darby/Sellers Library 
1 PM – 4 PM
Come join us at Sellers Library for our annual PUMPKIN DAY event! Open to families, children in grades 5 and under will receive a free pumpkin to paint (while supplies last)! We’ll have crafts, games, face painting, and more.
No registration is necessary; just drop by!
Details HERE

Lansdowne Borough Annual Kids Halloween Party
1 PM – 4 PM
at the Twentieth Century Club in Lansdowne
Meet at the Lansdowne Landing at 12:45pm to gather before parading down Lansdowne Avenue to the Twenty Century Club for some snacks, fun and games, and a costume contest with prizes! Children up to the age of 12 may participate. ALL children must be accompanied by an adult.
Details HERE

Seaport Spooktacular
1 PM – 6 PM
at Independence Seaport Museum
Trick-or-treat among the nostalgic decks of Cruiser Olympia at Independence Seaport Museum, one of our National Historic Landmark Ships. Our MakerSpace will be full of festive creations, where decorated laser-cut pumpkins and spooky charms on glow bracelets* will be made. Decorate pumpkin scrimshaw – it’s sure to be bone-chilling. Visit the Mad Scientists’ Lab and get your hands dirty in mysterious mud while digging up some ghoulish surprises. There’s a lot to discover in the muck while learning about what the Delaware River is made up of. 
Ghost stories told on Schooner Diligence may give you chills but cider and hot cocoa will be available to warm you up. A face painter will be ready to draw supernatural designs. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to maritime-themed ones. It’ll be spooky fun for all at this fang-tastic family event. 
*Glow bracelets are an additional $3. Available on the day of the event. 
*Premium admission tickets available to receive a 3D rendered model of a jack-o-lantern candle holder to take home, and see the 3D tutorial of how the candle holder was made. First-come, first-serve and limited quantities available. 
Details HERE

Horrorfest at Haverford Twp. Free Library 
2 PM – 4 PM
Teen fans of horror and Halloween can stop in for a celebration including fake blood making, tarot card reading, gross out snacks, and more. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.
This program is free and open to all those in grades 6-12.
No registration is required. 
Details HERE

Harvest Festival & Trunk or Treat
6 PM – 7 PM
6 PM – 6:30 PM Games & Activities at Little Blessings Christian Preschool Chester Pike and Ridley Ave, Norwood PA
6:30 PM – 7 PM Trunk or Treat held a Cavanaugh’s Funeral Home (Next door to Norwood UMC)
Details HERE

Norwood Haunted Walk
7 PM – 9 PM
at Norwood Park (Winona & Tasker Ave) Lower Park Field
$5 Entry Fee

Sunday, October 28, 2018

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

Franklin Fright at the Franklin Institute
10 AM – 3 PM
Spooky science, scary live shows, and other frightfully fun yet family-friendly festivities take over The Franklin Institute during Franklin Fright on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Escape the cobwebs, eerie music and other surprises as you tour through the haunted Giant Heart. Explore our “Witches Kitchen” and dare to touch the mysterious contents of the Halloween Feel Box. Plus, experience Halloween-themed hands-on activities—like make your own slime and trick-or-treat pins, plus ghostly smoke-filled bubbles to bounce. Our Live Science Shows turn scary, and the eye dissections become spooky—all ending with a festive costume parade and a hair-raising ball pit ball explosion!
This all ages event is free with museum admission. Details here: http://bit.ly/2NrrmzS
Franklin Fright is free for members in The Franklin Institute. Learn more about the many benefits of membership: http://bit.ly/1YwJTr5
Walk through the iconic haunted Giant Heart, wear white or neon and glow with us at blacklight karaoke, plus explore our “Witches Kitchen” filled with slimy ghost bubbles, smoky demos, and various Halloween-themed food for purchase. Costumes are encouraged, but masks and weapons are not allowed.
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

Folcroft Swim Club’s FALL FESTIVAL
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Games, Bouncy House, Food, Flea Market, Venders and more!! Tickets available at Ticket booth.
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

54th Annual Delaware County Halloween Parade
1 PM
State Street in Media (starting at Barrell Field)
School bands from across the region will set the upbeat tone for this popular family event.  See fire engines, classic and antique cars, as well as floats, clowns, scouts, various community groups, and more
Rain or Shine
Details HERE

Thornbury Annual Halloween Parade & Fall Festival
1 PM – 4 PM
at Thornbury Park
Enjoy favorite Autumn activities at Thornbury Park:

  • Parade (starts at Yellow House Parking Lot on Glen Mills Road @ 1:00pm)
  • Pie baking contest
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Hay rides
  • Games
  • Scarecrow making (Bring your own scarecrow outfit and carving tools)

Details HERE

Lego Club
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come join us as we explore our creativity with LEGOS!  All LEGOS will be provided.
Different themes each session!
FREE!
Ages 6-10
Register by phone, email or in person.
Details HERE

Yoga and Meditation Workshop
7:15 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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